The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Sussex region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 44 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.57% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.72% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
242 279 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 68.95% 71.54% 80.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 188 298
Average daily rate £325 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 8
Average hourly rate £26.98 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.92% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Validation
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Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the West Sussex region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the West Sussex region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Validation
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing - 1 - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Gatwick - - - -
Horsham - - - - 4
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 17 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Trac

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) Trac
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft