Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 119 99
Rank change year-on-year +30 -20 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 125 87 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.51% 1.84% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 2.16% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 41 37
East of England median daily rate £425 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00% -1.48%
10th Percentile £280 £300 £175
90th Percentile £500 £475 £510
England median daily rate £450 £450 £405
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 13
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -25.58% +4.24%
10th Percentile £26.08 £30.75 £20.25
90th Percentile £46.88 £43.38 £50.78
England median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £37.75
% change year-on-year +12.67% -0.66% +7.86%

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 4,238 4,019 4,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.03% 85.15% 82.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,432 2,362 2,415
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £240 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 267 300
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.34 £11.94 £13.48
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.14
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire +39 40 £400 -11.11% 12
Essex -3 32 £450 +6.51% 3
Hertfordshire -11 22 £446 +55.22% 13
Suffolk -1 19 £475 - 3
Bedfordshire +2 8 £363 - 12
Norfolk +14 3 £378 -20.53%
East Anglia - 1 - - 4
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 29 (23.20%) Windows
2 25 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (16.80%) Migration
4 20 (16.00%) DevOps
5 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
6 18 (14.40%) Data Centre
7 17 (13.60%) Configuration Management
7 17 (13.60%) Linux
8 15 (12.00%) Active Directory
8 15 (12.00%) Ansible
8 15 (12.00%) Docker
8 15 (12.00%) Analytics
9 14 (11.20%) SAN
9 14 (11.20%) Firewall
9 14 (11.20%) Degree
10 13 (10.40%) Load Balancing
10 13 (10.40%) Web Services
10 13 (10.40%) C
10 13 (10.40%) Jenkins
10 13 (10.40%) CentOS
11 12 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (9.60%) Test Automation
11 12 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (9.60%) SQL
11 12 (9.60%) Java
12 11 (8.80%) Oracle
12 11 (8.80%) AIX
12 11 (8.80%) Python
12 11 (8.80%) LAN
12 11 (8.80%) WAN

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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 7 (5.60%) Apache
1 7 (5.60%) IIS
1 7 (5.60%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.80%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.20%) Confluence
3 4 (3.20%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.40%) nginx
5 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.80%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (5.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.40%) Simulink
3 3 (2.40%) Stateflow
4 2 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.80%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Sage 50
2 2 (1.60%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.80%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (4.80%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.40%) GitHub
6 3 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (2.40%) Stackdriver
7 2 (1.60%) Office 365
8 1 (0.80%) SaaS
8 1 (0.80%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.20%) Firewall
1 14 (11.20%) SAN
2 11 (8.80%) LAN
2 11 (8.80%) WAN
3 8 (6.40%) Wireless
4 7 (5.60%) Internet
4 7 (5.60%) NAS
4 7 (5.60%) SSH
5 4 (3.20%) DNS
6 3 (2.40%) HTTP
6 3 (2.40%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.40%) SSL
6 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.80%) 802.11
8 1 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.80%) Intranet
8 1 (0.80%) Junos
8 1 (0.80%) OpenFlow
8 1 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.20%) Ingres
2 9 (7.20%) MySQL
2 9 (7.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.20%) Big Data
3 4 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.40%) Power BI
5 2 (1.60%) DB2
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 13 (10.40%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.80%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.60%) JIRA
4 6 (4.80%) Maven
5 4 (3.20%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.40%) Artifactory
6 3 (2.40%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (2.40%) Rational Statemate
6 3 (2.40%) Selenium
6 3 (2.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.60%) Subversion
7 2 (1.60%) Trac
8 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.80%) LSMW
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 9 (7.20%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.80%) Legal
4 3 (2.40%) Billing
4 3 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.60%) Electronics
5 2 (1.60%) Law
5 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.60%) Publishing
5 2 (1.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Automotive
6 1 (0.80%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (9.60%) Business Analyst
3 9 (7.20%) Data Analyst
3 9 (7.20%) Developer
4 8 (6.40%) Administrator
4 8 (6.40%) Consultant
5 7 (5.60%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.60%) Unix Developer
6 6 (4.80%) Analogue Design Engineer
6 6 (4.80%) Analogue Layout Engineer
6 6 (4.80%) Design Engineer
6 6 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.80%) Tester
7 5 (4.00%) Python Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Senior Design Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (3.20%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (3.20%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) Web Services
2 9 (7.20%) Middleware
3 6 (4.80%) XML
4 5 (4.00%) Spring
5 3 (2.40%) .NET
5 3 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.40%) JSON
5 3 (2.40%) Node.js
5 3 (2.40%) SOAP
6 2 (1.60%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.60%) XSLT
7 1 (0.80%) cXML
7 1 (0.80%) RESTful
7 1 (0.80%) SAP Core Interface
7 1 (0.80%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.20%) Replication
3 8 (6.40%) Optoelectronics
4 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.60%) Clustering
5 6 (4.80%) Client/Server
6 5 (4.00%) e-Learning
6 5 (4.00%) NHS
7 4 (3.20%) PKI
7 4 (3.20%) Podcast
8 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.60%) CMDB
9 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.60%) FMCG
9 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.80%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.80%) Life Science
10 1 (0.80%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 29 (23.20%) Windows
2 17 (13.60%) Linux
3 13 (10.40%) CentOS
4 12 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.80%) AIX
6 10 (8.00%) Solaris
6 10 (8.00%) Unix
7 7 (5.60%) Windows Server
8 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.80%) Android
9 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.80%) Debian
9 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.80%) VMS
9 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.80%) Migration
3 20 (16.00%) DevOps
4 17 (13.60%) Configuration Management
5 15 (12.00%) Analytics
6 13 (10.40%) Load Balancing
7 12 (9.60%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.00%) Change Control
8 10 (8.00%) High Availability
9 9 (7.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (7.20%) Data Validation
9 9 (7.20%) Microservices
9 9 (7.20%) Project Management
9 9 (7.20%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (7.20%) Scrum
10 8 (6.40%) Data Analysis
10 8 (6.40%) Identity Management
10 8 (6.40%) Requirements Management
10 8 (6.40%) Test Scripting
10 8 (6.40%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.40%) C
2 12 (9.60%) Java
2 12 (9.60%) SQL
3 11 (8.80%) Python
4 10 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (5.60%) C++
6 5 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.20%) Perl
8 3 (2.40%) Ada
8 3 (2.40%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.40%) PHP
8 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.80%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.80%) Tcl
9 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Degree
2 8 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (4.80%) MCSA
4 6 (4.80%) MCSE
4 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.00%) CCIE
5 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.40%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.60%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.80%) CCNP
8 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.80%) ISEB
8 1 (0.80%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) Data Quality
1 8 (6.40%) ISO 9001
2 7 (5.60%) QA
3 3 (2.40%) PMO
4 1 (0.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.80%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.80%) ECSS
4 1 (0.80%) GDPR
4 1 (0.80%) GMP
System Software
1 15 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (12.00%) Docker
2 7 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) Ansible
2 8 (6.40%) Kubernetes
3 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (5.60%) Opsview
4 4 (3.20%) Puppet
5 3 (2.40%) Consul
5 3 (2.40%) HAProxy
5 3 (2.40%) Kibana
5 3 (2.40%) logstash
5 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.60%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.80%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.80%) SCCM
7 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.80%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.80%) Oracle
3 7 (5.60%) Citrix
3 7 (5.60%) SAP
3 7 (5.60%) VMware
4 6 (4.80%) Cisco
5 5 (4.00%) Dell
6 4 (3.20%) Google
7 3 (2.40%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.40%) F5
7 3 (2.40%) ForeScout
7 3 (2.40%) MathWorks
7 3 (2.40%) New Relic
7 3 (2.40%) Percona
7 3 (2.40%) Sage
7 3 (2.40%) ShoreTel
7 3 (2.40%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.40%) Splunk
8 2 (1.60%) Arista
8 2 (1.60%) Tableau