The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank - - 18
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire - - 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.24% -2.01%
Validation
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
60 65 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 76.92% 70.65% 88.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 39 45
Average daily rate £425 £405 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £148 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £502 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £39.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.15% +132.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

Validation
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Security Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security