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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 33 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.04% 3.23% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 3.99% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 1
Average daily rate £400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.74% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
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
391 376 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 85.00% 80.86% 78.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 239 173
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -2 2 £315 -31.89%
Littlehampton - 2 £400 -
Gatwick - 1 £450 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
1 5 (31.25%) Data Validation
2 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (25.00%) VBA
2 4 (25.00%) GMP
2 4 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) FMCG
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) XML
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (12.50%) ISEB
4 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.25%) Finance
5 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Broadband
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 4 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Data Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Validation Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Validation Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) FMCG
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
1 5 (31.25%) Data Validation
2 4 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) VBA
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) GMP
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com