Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 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 of England
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 107 116
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 -25
Contract jobs citing Validation 86 96 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.91% 2.01% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.35% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 33
East of England median daily rate £450 £404 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.52% -9.07% +4.41%
10th Percentile £333 £250 £237
90th Percentile £500 £578 £569
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 7
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £33.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -26.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £36.34 £15.65 £41.35
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.08 £53.80
England median hourly rate £41.25 £41.58 £38.75
% change year-on-year -0.78% +7.29% -0.96%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,846 4,084 3,738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.43% 85.31% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,269 2,357 2,139
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £255 £213
90th Percentile £588 £580 £544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 230 293
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £31.27 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.43% -3.80% +9.24%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.80 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £49.82 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the East of England

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in the East of England

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the East of England

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the East of England

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in the East of England

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +10 26 £475 +25.00% 17
Cambridgeshire -4 23 £450 +16.88% 25
Essex -7 20 £450 +5.88% 6
Bedfordshire +20 8 £425 +19.72% 7
Suffolk -8 8 £345 +6.15% 3
Norfolk +14 1 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Validation.

1 21 (24.42%) Oracle
2 16 (18.60%) MySQL
2 16 (18.60%) Ingres
2 16 (18.60%) Hadoop
3 14 (16.28%) C
3 14 (16.28%) SQL
3 14 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (15.12%) Windows
4 13 (15.12%) Linux
5 12 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.95%) Degree
6 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (12.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (12.79%) User Stories
7 10 (11.63%) Data Transformation
7 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
7 10 (11.63%) Data Munging
7 10 (11.63%) Wireframes
7 10 (11.63%) Requirements Analysis
8 9 (10.47%) Requirements Management
8 9 (10.47%) Statistical Analysis
8 9 (10.47%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 9 (10.47%) Finance
8 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (10.47%) Data Flow Diagram
8 9 (10.47%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (9.30%) Docker
9 8 (9.30%) DevOps
9 8 (9.30%) Web Services
9 8 (9.30%) Simulink

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 6 (6.98%) Apache
1 6 (6.98%) Tomcat
2 5 (5.81%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) Documentum
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Simulink
2 4 (4.65%) Stateflow
3 1 (1.16%) GNU Octave
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.33%) NetSuite
2 2 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.81%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.33%) GitHub
3 2 (2.33%) SaaS
3 2 (2.33%) Veeva
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.98%) SSH
2 4 (4.65%) SAN
3 3 (3.49%) 4G
3 3 (3.49%) 5G
3 3 (3.49%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.49%) Wireless
4 2 (2.33%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.33%) GSM
4 2 (2.33%) Internet
4 2 (2.33%) LTE
4 2 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.33%) WCDMA
5 1 (1.16%) 3G
5 1 (1.16%) 802.11
5 1 (1.16%) BGP
5 1 (1.16%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.16%) Firewall
5 1 (1.16%) LAN
5 1 (1.16%) OSPF
5 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) Hadoop
1 16 (18.60%) Ingres
1 16 (18.60%) MySQL
2 5 (5.81%) Cognos Report Studio
2 5 (5.81%) QlikView
2 5 (5.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.81%) Spotfire
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.14%) JIRA
4 2 (2.33%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.33%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.33%) ClearQuest
4 2 (2.33%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (2.33%) Maven
4 2 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (12.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (10.47%) Finance
3 7 (8.14%) Publishing
4 3 (3.49%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.49%) Automotive
4 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.33%) Billing
5 2 (2.33%) Electronics
5 2 (2.33%) Military
6 1 (1.16%) Avionics
6 1 (1.16%) Law
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Analyst
2 16 (18.60%) Business Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) Developer
4 6 (6.98%) Unix Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Cognos Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Consultant
5 5 (5.81%) Software Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Design Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Validation Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Administrator
7 3 (3.49%) Analogue Design Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Analogue Layout Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Architect
7 3 (3.49%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Software Validation Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) Web Services
2 5 (5.81%) HTML
2 5 (5.81%) jQuery
3 3 (3.49%) .NET
4 2 (2.33%) JSON
4 2 (2.33%) SOAP
4 2 (2.33%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.16%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.16%) EDI
5 1 (1.16%) Middleware
5 1 (1.16%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
1 6 (6.98%) Replication
2 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.81%) PKI
3 4 (4.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (4.65%) Life Science
4 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.49%) Optoelectronics
4 3 (3.49%) Pharmacovigilance
4 3 (3.49%) VHDL
5 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.16%) ASIC
6 1 (1.16%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.16%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) FMCG
6 1 (1.16%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.16%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.12%) Linux
1 13 (15.12%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Unix
3 6 (6.98%) AIX
3 6 (6.98%) CentOS
3 6 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (6.98%) Solaris
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.79%) User Stories
4 10 (11.63%) Data Munging
4 10 (11.63%) Data Transformation
4 10 (11.63%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (11.63%) Wireframes
5 9 (10.47%) Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.47%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 9 (10.47%) Data Flow Diagram
5 9 (10.47%) Requirements Management
5 9 (10.47%) Statistical Analysis
6 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.30%) DevOps
6 8 (9.30%) Project Management
7 7 (8.14%) Analytics
7 7 (8.14%) Mathematical Modelling
7 7 (8.14%) Mathematics
7 7 (8.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.28%) C
1 14 (16.28%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) C++
2 6 (6.98%) Shell Script
3 5 (5.81%) Java
3 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.81%) MATLAB
4 4 (4.65%) Embedded C
5 2 (2.33%) Delphi
5 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.16%) C#
6 1 (1.16%) Dart
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Degree
2 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) ACCA
3 2 (2.33%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.33%) CIMA
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.16%) CCIE
4 1 (1.16%) CCNP
4 1 (1.16%) CSQA
4 1 (1.16%) ISEB
4 1 (1.16%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.16%) PMP
4 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) GxP
2 3 (3.49%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.33%) GMP
3 2 (2.33%) PMO
3 2 (2.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.16%) COSHH
4 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.16%) GAMP
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Ansible
1 6 (6.98%) Opsview
2 2 (2.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (24.42%) Oracle
2 6 (6.98%) Tableau
3 5 (5.81%) Cognos
3 5 (5.81%) ForeScout
4 4 (4.65%) MathWorks
5 3 (3.49%) Cloudera
5 3 (3.49%) JD Edwards
5 3 (3.49%) SAP
5 3 (3.49%) Xilinx
6 2 (2.33%) Borland
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco
6 2 (2.33%) Epicor
6 2 (2.33%) OpenText
6 2 (2.33%) Perforce
6 2 (2.33%) Siebel
7 1 (1.16%) CommVault
7 1 (1.16%) EMC
7 1 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.16%) Remedy