Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 112 90
Rank change year-on-year +2 -22 +48
Contract jobs citing Validation 96 70 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.00% 1.54% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.90% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 36
East of England median daily rate £404 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.07% +4.41% -
10th Percentile £250 £237 £318
90th Percentile £578 £569 £538
England median daily rate £450 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 30
East of England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £15.65 £41.35 £32.50
90th Percentile £51.08 £53.80 £50.69
England median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -0.64% +11.43%

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 4,017 3,688 4,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.81% 81.07% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,318 2,117 2,316
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £260 £216 £238
90th Percentile £588 £545 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 393
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.60 £11.55
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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

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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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +10 37 £385 -3.75% 22
Hertfordshire -9 23 £380 -16.69% 23
Suffolk +17 13 £325 +62.50%
Essex +2 13 £425 +66.67% 10
Bedfordshire -12 5 £355 -32.38% 13
Norfolk - 3 - - 5
East Anglia - 2 - - 2
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 24 (25.00%) SQL
2 19 (19.79%) Project Management
3 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 15 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (13.54%) Microsoft
7 13 (13.54%) SAP
7 13 (13.54%) XML
7 13 (13.54%) Physics
7 13 (13.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (13.54%) Analytics
8 12 (12.50%) Data Mapping
8 12 (12.50%) Oracle
8 12 (12.50%) CAD
8 12 (12.50%) Migration
9 11 (11.46%) Data Transformation
9 11 (11.46%) Data Mining
9 11 (11.46%) MySQL
9 11 (11.46%) UML
10 10 (10.42%) Python
10 10 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
10 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.42%) Scrum
10 10 (10.42%) Telecoms
10 10 (10.42%) Finance
11 9 (9.38%) XSLT
11 9 (9.38%) CRM

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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 3 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.08%) Simulink
4 1 (1.04%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.21%) Data Lake Analytics
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (3.13%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) LAN
2 3 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (3.13%) Firewall
2 3 (3.13%) Skype
2 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.13%) VPN
2 3 (3.13%) WAN
3 2 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.46%) Data Mining
1 11 (11.46%) MySQL
2 10 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.33%) Ingres
4 5 (5.21%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.21%) Big Data
4 5 (5.21%) Data Lake
4 5 (5.21%) HDInsight
4 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.21%) Power BI
4 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.13%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.17%) JIRA
3 2 (2.08%) MSI
3 2 (2.08%) MSTest
3 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.08%) WinDbg
4 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.04%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.04%) VectorCAST
4 1 (1.04%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
1 10 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.08%) Back Office
3 2 (2.08%) Legal
3 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.04%) Automotive
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Local Government
4 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (26.04%) Analyst
2 15 (15.63%) Business Analyst
3 12 (12.50%) Analogue Design Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Analogue Layout Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
3 12 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Data Analyst
5 7 (7.29%) Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Architect
7 4 (4.17%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) IT Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (4.17%) Project Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Azure Developer
8 3 (3.13%) PMO Coordinator
8 3 (3.13%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.54%) XML
2 9 (9.38%) Middleware
2 9 (9.38%) XSLT
3 2 (2.08%) .NET
3 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.33%) Optoelectronics
3 4 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) CCTV
5 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.08%) Verilog
5 2 (2.08%) VHDL
5 2 (2.08%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.04%) Life Science
6 1 (1.04%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (1.04%) Photography
6 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Linux
3 4 (4.17%) Unix
4 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.04%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.79%) Project Management
2 17 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 15 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (13.54%) Analytics
5 13 (13.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (13.54%) Physics
6 12 (12.50%) CAD
6 12 (12.50%) Data Mapping
6 12 (12.50%) Migration
7 11 (11.46%) Data Transformation
7 11 (11.46%) UML
8 10 (10.42%) Scrum
8 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.38%) CRM
9 9 (9.38%) Data Integration
9 9 (9.38%) Wireframes
10 8 (8.33%) Data Flow Diagram
10 8 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 7 (7.29%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (10.42%) Python
3 4 (4.17%) C#
4 3 (3.13%) C
4 3 (3.13%) MATLAB
4 3 (3.13%) U-SQL
5 2 (2.08%) C++
5 2 (2.08%) F#
5 2 (2.08%) Haskell
5 2 (2.08%) OCaml
5 2 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.08%) R
5 2 (2.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.04%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) PhD
2 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.13%) CCNP
4 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.08%) HNC
5 2 (2.08%) ISEB
5 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.04%) HND
6 1 (1.04%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.13%) PMO
4 1 (1.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.04%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.04%) GAMP
4 1 (1.04%) GCP
4 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.54%) Microsoft
1 13 (13.54%) SAP
2 12 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (6.25%) Huawei
4 5 (5.21%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.13%) Ariba
5 3 (3.13%) Cisco
5 3 (3.13%) F5
6 2 (2.08%) Altera
6 2 (2.08%) Alteryx
6 2 (2.08%) HP
6 2 (2.08%) Intel
6 2 (2.08%) Tableau
6 2 (2.08%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.04%) Adobe
7 1 (1.04%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.04%) Borland
7 1 (1.04%) IBM
7 1 (1.04%) Progress