Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 101 108
Rank change year-on-year +17 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 109 89 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.46% 2.07% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.44% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 33
East of England median daily rate £450 £405 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.99% +15.97%
10th Percentile £260 £263 £250
90th Percentile £548 £511 £600
England median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 19
East of England median hourly rate £36.75 £34.63 £45.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.14% -23.43% +84.57%
10th Percentile £16.05 £18.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £45.20 £50.78
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.03 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.72% -1.25% +13.64%

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 3,776 3,644 3,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.08% 84.70% 81.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,121 2,173 2,338
East of England median daily rate £438 £422 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +2.30% +3.13%
10th Percentile £240 £226 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 231 300
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.97% +22.22% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £50.78
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +33 44 £396 -11.94% 21
Hertfordshire -1 23 £413 +34.80% 21
Essex +7 22 £463 +10.12% 23
Suffolk -5 9 £488 +143.75% 1
Bedfordshire -8 8 £363 -14.71% 20
East Anglia - 2 - -
Norfolk -2 1 £475 +53.23% 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.35%) Degree
3 19 (17.43%) Migration
4 18 (16.51%) Telecoms
4 18 (16.51%) SQL
4 18 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (14.68%) SAP
6 15 (13.76%) C
6 15 (13.76%) Windows
6 15 (13.76%) Active Directory
6 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
7 14 (12.84%) Python
8 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
8 13 (11.93%) Load Balancing
8 13 (11.93%) Physics
9 12 (11.01%) Data Validation
9 12 (11.01%) Java
10 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (10.09%) Middleware
10 11 (10.09%) CAD
10 11 (10.09%) Firewall
11 10 (9.17%) UML
11 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (9.17%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (9.17%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (8.26%) Test Automation
12 9 (8.26%) Customer-Centricity
12 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
12 9 (8.26%) Legal
13 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management

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 7 (6.42%) IIS
2 4 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.75%) nginx
3 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.92%) Confluence
5 1 (0.92%) Documentum
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.83%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.83%) Simulink
3 2 (1.83%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) iTrent
2 1 (0.92%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.17%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (7.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.50%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (2.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.75%) Stackdriver
6 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.83%) Office 365
7 1 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.92%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.92%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) Firewall
2 8 (7.34%) Internet
2 8 (7.34%) LAN
2 8 (7.34%) WAN
3 7 (6.42%) NAS
3 7 (6.42%) SAN
4 4 (3.67%) DNS
4 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.67%) Wireless
5 3 (2.75%) HTTP
5 3 (2.75%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.75%) Skype
5 3 (2.75%) SSL
6 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.92%) Intranet
7 1 (0.92%) SMS
7 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) Big Data
2 5 (4.59%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.67%) MySQL
4 3 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.75%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.75%) Ingres
4 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.75%) Power BI
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.83%) DB2
5 2 (1.83%) OLTP
5 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.92%) EDMS
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.75%) Artifactory
2 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.75%) JIRA
2 3 (2.75%) Maven
2 3 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.83%) MSTest
3 2 (1.83%) Rational Statemate
3 2 (1.83%) Selenium
3 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.92%) MSI
4 1 (0.92%) WinDbg
General
1 18 (16.51%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.26%) Legal
3 5 (4.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (3.67%) Finance
4 4 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.75%) Electronics
5 3 (2.75%) Law
5 3 (2.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Local Government
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (20.18%) Analyst
2 12 (11.01%) Analogue Design Engineer
2 12 (11.01%) Analogue Layout Engineer
2 12 (11.01%) Business Analyst
2 12 (11.01%) Design Engineer
2 12 (11.01%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
2 12 (11.01%) Senior Design Engineer
3 7 (6.42%) Data Analyst
3 7 (6.42%) Software Engineer
3 7 (6.42%) Tester
4 6 (5.50%) Consultant
4 6 (5.50%) SAP Trainer
4 6 (5.50%) Trainer
5 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (4.59%) Python Engineer
5 5 (4.59%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (4.59%) Technical Business Analyst
6 4 (3.67%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.75%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (2.75%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) Middleware
2 7 (6.42%) XML
3 5 (4.59%) Spring
4 4 (3.67%) XSLT
5 3 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (2.75%) Node.js
6 2 (1.83%) Web Services
7 1 (0.92%) .NET
7 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.92%) cXML
7 1 (0.92%) REST
7 1 (0.92%) SAP Core Interface
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.34%) e-Learning
3 7 (6.42%) Clustering
4 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.50%) Client/Server
4 6 (5.50%) Podcast
5 5 (4.59%) NHS
6 4 (3.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.75%) Replication
8 2 (1.83%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.83%) ASIC
8 2 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.83%) Verilog
8 2 (1.83%) VHDL
8 2 (1.83%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.92%) CMDB
9 1 (0.92%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.76%) Windows
2 8 (7.34%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.50%) Linux
3 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.75%) CentOS
5 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.92%) AIX
6 1 (0.92%) Android
6 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) Migration
2 18 (16.51%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (11.93%) Load Balancing
3 13 (11.93%) Physics
4 12 (11.01%) Data Validation
5 11 (10.09%) CAD
6 10 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (9.17%) Requirements Analysis
6 10 (9.17%) UML
7 9 (8.26%) Customer-Centricity
7 9 (8.26%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.26%) Test Automation
8 8 (7.34%) Data Mapping
8 8 (7.34%) Identity Management
8 8 (7.34%) Microservices
8 8 (7.34%) Project Governance
8 8 (7.34%) Scrum
8 8 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.42%) Change Management
9 7 (6.42%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.51%) SQL
2 15 (13.76%) C
3 14 (12.84%) Python
4 12 (11.01%) Java
5 8 (7.34%) C++
6 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.75%) MATLAB
6 3 (2.75%) Perl
6 3 (2.75%) PHP
6 3 (2.75%) Ruby
7 2 (1.83%) Ada
7 2 (1.83%) F#
7 2 (1.83%) Haskell
7 2 (1.83%) OCaml
7 2 (1.83%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.92%) C#
8 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.92%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) Degree
2 7 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (5.50%) MCSA
3 6 (5.50%) MCSE
4 5 (4.59%) CCIE
4 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB
5 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) QA
2 4 (3.67%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.75%) PMO
4 2 (1.83%) GMP
5 1 (0.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.92%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.92%) ECSS
5 1 (0.92%) GDPR
5 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (13.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.59%) Docker
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) Ansible
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (4.59%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.75%) Consul
4 3 (2.75%) HAProxy
4 3 (2.75%) Kibana
4 3 (2.75%) logstash
4 3 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.75%) Puppet
5 2 (1.83%) HP ALM
5 2 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.92%) SCCM
6 1 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.92%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (21.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.68%) SAP
3 7 (6.42%) Citrix
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle
3 7 (6.42%) VMware
4 5 (4.59%) Dell
5 4 (3.67%) Ariba
5 4 (3.67%) Google
6 3 (2.75%) Cisco
6 3 (2.75%) F5
6 3 (2.75%) New Relic
6 3 (2.75%) Percona
6 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.75%) Splunk
7 2 (1.83%) Adobe
7 2 (1.83%) Altera
7 2 (1.83%) HP
7 2 (1.83%) Intel
7 2 (1.83%) MathWorks
7 2 (1.83%) Xilinx