The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
East Midlands / Derbyshire
Rank 34 34 32
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 2.72% 0.42% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.68% 0.58% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £600 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +8.69%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Derbyshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 190 173 180
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 73.93% 72.08% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 104 92
Median daily rate £415 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.16% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £220 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Median hourly rate £20.15 £41.75 £17.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.73% +141.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.76 £13.18 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £112.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Derbyshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Derbyshire citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Derbyshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Derbyshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Derbyshire

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Derbyshire

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Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby -3 6 £600 -
Validation
East Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Derbyshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 9 (52.94%) Business Analysis
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
3 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Aerospace
4 6 (35.29%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (29.41%) Python
5 5 (29.41%) XML
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) .NET
5 5 (29.41%) ETL
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) JSON
5 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
5 5 (29.41%) Data Validation
5 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (29.41%) Talend Open Studio
5 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (29.41%) SaaS
5 5 (29.41%) PaaS
5 5 (29.41%) Business Process Improvement
5 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
5 5 (29.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
5 5 (29.41%) R
5 5 (29.41%) Tableau
5 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement

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Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) IaaS
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (29.41%) PaaS
1 5 (29.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (29.41%) Data Lake
1 5 (29.41%) Hadoop
1 5 (29.41%) HDInsight
1 5 (29.41%) InfluxDB
1 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
1 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
1 5 (29.41%) OpenTSDB
1 5 (29.41%) Power BI
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (41.18%) Aerospace
2 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Data Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) UI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
1 5 (29.41%) JSON
1 5 (29.41%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) HTML5
2 2 (11.76%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Business Analysis
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (29.41%) Business Process Improvement
4 5 (29.41%) Data Validation
4 5 (29.41%) ETL
4 5 (29.41%) Mathematics
4 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Change Control
6 2 (11.76%) Open Source
7 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Smoke Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
1 5 (29.41%) Python
1 5 (29.41%) R
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Ada
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.88%) PMP
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
1 5 (29.41%) MuleSoft
1 5 (29.41%) Tableau
1 5 (29.41%) Talend
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) HP