The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 June 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.

Validation
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 85 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 -15  
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.39% 0.59% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.72% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 17
Median daily rate £450 £425 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +165.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +12.85%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1282 1243 1245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.07% 81.94% 77.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 773 767
Median daily rate £410 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.28% -22.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.15 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in the East Midlands

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the East Midlands

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the East Midlands

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Northamptonshire +6 13 £340 -24.44%
Derbyshire - 4 £525 -
Nottinghamshire -4 2 £500 +17.64%
Leicestershire -11 1 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (25.58%) QA
2 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
3 9 (20.93%) Automotive
3 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
3 9 (20.93%) Degree
3 9 (20.93%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
4 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
4 8 (18.60%) ETL
5 7 (16.28%) SOA
5 7 (16.28%) EAI
5 7 (16.28%) ISEB
5 7 (16.28%) Manufacturing
5 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (13.95%) Data Quality
6 6 (13.95%) Logical Data Model
6 6 (13.95%) FlexRay
7 5 (11.63%) Physical Data Model
7 5 (11.63%) Migration
7 5 (11.63%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (11.63%) Finance
7 5 (11.63%) Oracle
7 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
7 5 (11.63%) Data Migration
8 4 (9.30%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
8 4 (9.30%) SQL
8 4 (9.30%) HTTP
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Simulink
1 3 (6.98%) TargetLink
2 2 (4.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) FlexRay
2 4 (9.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Big Data
2 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) Data Lake
3 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Protractor
2 1 (2.33%) Bower
2 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Grunt
2 1 (2.33%) gulp
2 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.33%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.33%) PhantomJS
2 1 (2.33%) Sublime Text
2 1 (2.33%) WebStorm
General
1 9 (20.93%) Automotive
2 7 (16.28%) Manufacturing
3 5 (11.63%) Finance
4 3 (6.98%) Aerospace
4 3 (6.98%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Business Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Architect
3 8 (18.60%) Software Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Business IT Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Data Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) IT Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) IT Business Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) IT Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Integration Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Migration Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) CSS
1 3 (6.98%) HTML
2 2 (4.65%) HTML5
2 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) WebSockets
3 1 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.33%) LESS
3 1 (2.33%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) Sass
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.33%) EPoS
4 1 (2.33%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
3 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
3 9 (20.93%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
4 8 (18.60%) ETL
4 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
5 7 (16.28%) EAI
5 7 (16.28%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (16.28%) SOA
6 6 (13.95%) Logical Data Model
7 5 (11.63%) Data Migration
7 5 (11.63%) Migration
7 5 (11.63%) Physical Data Model
8 4 (9.30%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (9.30%) IT Strategy
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.98%) Analytics
9 3 (6.98%) Data Analytics
9 3 (6.98%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
1 4 (9.30%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) C
2 3 (6.98%) C++
2 3 (6.98%) Embedded C
2 3 (6.98%) MATLAB
3 2 (4.65%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) R
4 1 (2.33%) Ada
4 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) QA
2 6 (13.95%) Data Quality
3 3 (6.98%) MISRA
3 3 (6.98%) MISRA C
4 1 (2.33%) WAI
4 1 (2.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
2 3 (6.98%) webMethods
3 2 (4.65%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Informatica