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 3 months to 27 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.

Validation
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 75 87
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs citing Validation 54 48 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.54% 1.95% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.42% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 22
Median daily rate £403 £421 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +5.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £638 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Median hourly rate £34.13 £37.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.60% +67.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £18.30 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £50.68 £24.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.38 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.27% +7.04%  

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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1755 1984 2083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.65% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1175 1208
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 136 163
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 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
Essex +6 17 £423 -33.72% 1
Hertfordshire -6 15 £319 -25.87% 5
Bedfordshire +5 9 £425 +10.74%
Cambridgeshire +10 7 £450 +24.13% 7
Norfolk +4 5 £310 -
Suffolk -5 3 £150 -41.74%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East of England region with a requirement for Validation.

1 21 (22.58%) Oracle
2 18 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (18.28%) Finance
4 16 (17.20%) SQL
5 15 (16.13%) Data Mapping
6 13 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (13.98%) Windows
7 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 12 (12.90%) Migration
7 12 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (11.83%) Data Validation
8 11 (11.83%) Data Transformation
9 10 (10.75%) Data Analysis
9 10 (10.75%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (10.75%) UML
9 10 (10.75%) MySQL
9 10 (10.75%) Middleware
10 9 (9.68%) XML
10 9 (9.68%) Requirements Management
10 9 (9.68%) Data Integration
10 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (9.68%) Wireframes
11 8 (8.60%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 8 (8.60%) SCCM
11 8 (8.60%) Scrum
11 8 (8.60%) GAP Analysis
12 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
12 7 (7.53%) SAP
12 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
12 7 (7.53%) QA

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 1 (1.08%) IIS
1 1 (1.08%) Marvel
1 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.23%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.08%) Data Workbench
3 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.08%) Lorenzo
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.23%) Bluetooth
3 3 (3.23%) Wireshark
4 2 (2.15%) BGP
4 2 (2.15%) DHCP
4 2 (2.15%) DNS
4 2 (2.15%) Firewall
4 2 (2.15%) Internet
4 2 (2.15%) LAN
4 2 (2.15%) OSPF
4 2 (2.15%) VPN
5 1 (1.08%) 3G
5 1 (1.08%) DSL
5 1 (1.08%) MPLS
5 1 (1.08%) RSVP
5 1 (1.08%) SAN
5 1 (1.08%) SONET
5 1 (1.08%) VRRP
5 1 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) MySQL
2 6 (6.45%) Ingres
3 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.30%) QlikView
4 3 (3.23%) Big Data
4 3 (3.23%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.23%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) LSMW
2 2 (2.15%) JIRA
2 2 (2.15%) JMeter
2 2 (2.15%) JUnit
2 2 (2.15%) MSI
2 2 (2.15%) Subversion
3 1 (1.08%) Appium
3 1 (1.08%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.08%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.08%) Calabash
3 1 (1.08%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.08%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.08%) Redmine
3 1 (1.08%) Trac
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.30%) Advertising
3 4 (4.30%) Billing
3 4 (4.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.08%) Automotive
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (29.03%) Analyst
2 15 (16.13%) Consultant
3 10 (10.75%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (7.53%) Test Analyst
5 5 (5.38%) Architect
5 5 (5.38%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.30%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Designer
6 4 (4.30%) Developer
6 4 (4.30%) Oracle Consultant
6 4 (4.30%) Tester
7 3 (3.23%) Data Migration Specialist
7 3 (3.23%) HR Manager
7 3 (3.23%) IT Programme Manager
7 3 (3.23%) Migration Specialist
7 3 (3.23%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) SAP Data Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) Middleware
2 9 (9.68%) XML
3 7 (7.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (3.23%) .NET
4 3 (3.23%) BAPI
4 3 (3.23%) XSLT
5 1 (1.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.08%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.08%) HTML
5 1 (1.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.45%) User Experience
3 5 (5.38%) NHS
4 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.23%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.23%) Learning Management System
6 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.08%) Clustering
7 1 (1.08%) CMDB
7 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.08%) Life Science
7 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.98%) Windows
2 5 (5.38%) Linux
3 4 (4.30%) Unix
3 4 (4.30%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.23%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.23%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.15%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.08%) AIX
6 1 (1.08%) Android
6 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (16.13%) Data Mapping
3 13 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (12.90%) Migration
4 12 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (11.83%) Data Transformation
5 11 (11.83%) Data Validation
6 10 (10.75%) Data Analysis
6 10 (10.75%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (10.75%) UML
7 9 (9.68%) Data Integration
7 9 (9.68%) Requirements Management
7 9 (9.68%) Wireframes
8 8 (8.60%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 8 (8.60%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (8.60%) Scrum
9 7 (7.53%) Analytics
9 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.45%) Data Migration
10 6 (6.45%) Data Munging
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) SQL
2 6 (6.45%) Java
3 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.30%) Python
4 3 (3.23%) C
4 3 (3.23%) C++
5 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.15%) VBA
5 2 (2.15%) VBScript
6 1 (1.08%) C#
6 1 (1.08%) Perl
6 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.08%) Ruby
6 1 (1.08%) Tcl
6 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) Degree
4 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.15%) CCNA
5 2 (2.15%) HNC
5 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.08%) CCIE
6 1 (1.08%) ISEB
6 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.08%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.23%) HL7
3 2 (2.15%) SLA
4 1 (1.08%) ARP4754
4 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.08%) GAMP
4 1 (1.08%) GxP
4 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) SCCM
2 2 (2.15%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.08%) Control-M
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) Oracle
2 12 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.53%) SAP
4 4 (4.30%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (4.30%) ServiceNow
5 3 (3.23%) BMC
5 3 (3.23%) EMC
5 3 (3.23%) Saba
5 3 (3.23%) Workday
6 2 (2.15%) Adobe
6 2 (2.15%) AppSense
6 2 (2.15%) BT
6 2 (2.15%) Cisco
6 2 (2.15%) HP
6 2 (2.15%) Juniper
6 2 (2.15%) NetApp
6 2 (2.15%) Northgate
6 2 (2.15%) Symantec
7 1 (1.08%) Dell
7 1 (1.08%) Remedy
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