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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 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 49 53 79
Rank change year-on-year +4 +26 +49
Contract jobs citing Validation 98 70 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.93% 3.64% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.70% 4.26% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 19 21
10th Percentile £242 £156 £250
25th Percentile £307 £220 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £350 £465
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -24.73% +14.46%
75th Percentile £575 £443 £500
90th Percentile £614 £508 £600
England median daily rate £513 £455 £475
% change year-on-year +12.75% -4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 11 5
10th Percentile £45.50 £31.25 £42.00
25th Percentile £47.50 £34.54 £45.00
Median hourly rate £56.00 £47.50 £46.50
Median % change year-on-year +17.89% +2.15% +55.00%
75th Percentile - £50.00 £66.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £54.50 -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -11.11% +5.88%

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 2,087 1,643 1,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.75% 85.35% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,259 923 1,053
10th Percentile £210 £158 £250
25th Percentile £363 £296 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £526 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £477
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.73% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 199 87
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £12.80
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £14.88
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +29.73% -18.93% +30.40%
75th Percentile £52.81 £35.60 £48.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.50 £59.30
England median hourly rate £28.00 £24.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +8.11% -2.17%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Validation in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Validation in the East of England

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Validation in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Validation in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Validation in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Validation in the East of England

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Validation in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Validation in the East of England

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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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +5 61 £556 +53.45% 20
Cambridgeshire -9 23 £425 - 18
Essex -7 6 £264 -25.13% 4
Bedfordshire -10 5 - - 4
Suffolk -3 2 £525 -
Norfolk - 1 £313 - 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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 45 (45.92%) SC Cleared
1 45 (45.92%) Security Cleared
2 38 (38.78%) Agile
3 33 (33.67%) C++
4 30 (30.61%) Visualisation
4 30 (30.61%) Social Skills
5 27 (27.55%) Java
6 26 (26.53%) Python
7 22 (22.45%) Windows
7 22 (22.45%) Software Engineering
8 21 (21.43%) Linux
8 21 (21.43%) C#
8 21 (21.43%) Ethernet
8 21 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 21 (21.43%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (20.41%) Synthetic Environment
9 20 (20.41%) Visual Studio
9 20 (20.41%) Eclipse
10 19 (19.39%) C
11 18 (18.37%) Unit Testing
11 18 (18.37%) CI/CD
12 17 (17.35%) TDD
12 17 (17.35%) Aerospace
13 16 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (16.33%) Continuous Delivery
14 15 (15.31%) FPGA
14 15 (15.31%) Electronics
15 12 (12.24%) Machine Learning

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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 6 (6.12%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.10%) Jupyter
3 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.02%) Apache
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.08%) Simulink
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.06%) Stateflow
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) Azure
2 5 (5.10%) Amazon EMR
2 5 (5.10%) Amazon SageMaker
2 5 (5.10%) AWS
2 5 (5.10%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (5.10%) Power Platform
2 5 (5.10%) Serverless
2 5 (5.10%) Snowflake
3 3 (3.06%) IaaS
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (1.02%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.02%) Azure Service Bus
5 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.02%) Power Automate
5 1 (1.02%) PowerApps
5 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.43%) Ethernet
1 21 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.06%) MVNO
2 3 (3.06%) SCCP
2 3 (3.06%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.04%) 2G
3 2 (2.04%) 3G
3 2 (2.04%) 4G
3 2 (2.04%) Internet
3 2 (2.04%) VoLTE
3 2 (2.04%) VoWiFi
3 2 (2.04%) Wireless
4 1 (1.02%) 5G
4 1 (1.02%) 802.11
4 1 (1.02%) DKIM
4 1 (1.02%) DMARC
4 1 (1.02%) RS-232
4 1 (1.02%) SAN
4 1 (1.02%) SpaceWire
4 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (6.12%) NoSQL
1 6 (6.12%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.10%) Power BI
2 5 (5.10%) Triplestore
3 4 (4.08%) Spotfire
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.02%) Big Data
5 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.02%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 20 (20.41%) Eclipse
1 20 (20.41%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.14%) JIRA
2 7 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.02%) Gerrit
3 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (1.02%) Redmine
General
1 30 (30.61%) Social Skills
2 21 (21.43%) Presentation Skills
3 17 (17.35%) Aerospace
4 16 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (15.31%) Electronics
6 9 (9.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (8.16%) Military
7 8 (8.16%) Telecoms
8 5 (5.10%) Finance
9 4 (4.08%) Manufacturing
10 3 (3.06%) Automotive
10 3 (3.06%) Law
10 3 (3.06%) Retail
11 2 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (1.02%) Games
12 1 (1.02%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (1.02%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Software Engineer
2 19 (19.39%) C# Software Engineer
2 19 (19.39%) C++ Software Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Test Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Product Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Product Test Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Data Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.12%) Validation Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Azure Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Data Scientist
8 5 (5.10%) FPGA Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Migration Architect
9 4 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.08%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.18%) Shiny
2 5 (5.10%) Kafka
2 5 (5.10%) NLTK
2 5 (5.10%) NumPy
2 5 (5.10%) Pandas
2 5 (5.10%) SciPy
2 5 (5.10%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.02%) .NET
3 1 (1.02%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.02%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.02%) HTML
3 1 (1.02%) HTML5
3 1 (1.02%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.02%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) FPGA
2 10 (10.20%) ASIC
3 7 (7.14%) User Experience
4 5 (5.10%) Algorithms
4 5 (5.10%) VHDL
5 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.08%) NHS
6 3 (3.06%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.04%) LIMS
7 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.02%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.02%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.02%) IoT
8 1 (1.02%) NB-IoT
8 1 (1.02%) PKI
8 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.45%) Windows
2 21 (21.43%) Linux
3 4 (4.08%) Android
3 4 (4.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.78%) Agile
2 30 (30.61%) Visualisation
3 22 (22.45%) Software Engineering
4 20 (20.41%) Synthetic Environment
5 18 (18.37%) CI/CD
5 18 (18.37%) Unit Testing
6 17 (17.35%) TDD
7 16 (16.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (12.24%) Machine Learning
9 11 (11.22%) Mathematics
9 11 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (11.22%) Product Management
10 10 (10.20%) Migration
10 10 (10.20%) Schematic Capture
11 9 (9.18%) Data Visualisation
11 9 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (9.18%) Systems Engineering
12 8 (8.16%) Data Engineering
12 8 (8.16%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.67%) C++
2 27 (27.55%) Java
3 26 (26.53%) Python
4 21 (21.43%) C#
5 19 (19.39%) C
6 9 (9.18%) R
7 7 (7.14%) SQL
8 6 (6.12%) Tcl
9 4 (4.08%) MATLAB
9 4 (4.08%) VBA
10 1 (1.02%) Fortran
10 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.02%) Kotlin
10 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (45.92%) SC Cleared
1 45 (45.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.18%) Degree
3 3 (3.06%) CISSP
3 3 (3.06%) ISEB
4 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) Def Stans
1 3 (3.06%) GxP
1 3 (3.06%) QA
1 3 (3.06%) RMADS
2 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.02%) GMP
2 1 (1.02%) Good Clinical Practice
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) Firmware
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 1 (1.02%) Iperf
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.10%) HP
3 3 (3.06%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.02%) Anite
4 1 (1.02%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.02%) Databricks
4 1 (1.02%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle
4 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.02%) Splunk