The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 38 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.42% 1.49% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.91% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Average daily rate
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£368 £245 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -51.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £245 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £245 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.35% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.82 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.53% +6.57%
Validation
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
251 314 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 71.31% 78.11% 76.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 172 266
Average daily rate £363 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 October 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
Horsham - 1 £410 - 1
Worthing - 1 - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Gatwick - - - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
3 2 (28.57%) ECDL
3 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (14.29%) Trac
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
4 1 (14.29%) Learning Management System
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Memory Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) DOM
4 1 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) TrackWise
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Trac
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) NUnit
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Validation Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) DOM
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Memory Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) OOP
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) TQM
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GAMP
1 1 (14.29%) GMP
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft