Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 127 100
Rank change year-on-year +15 -27 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 109 81 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.14% 1.62% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 1.90% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 27 36
East of England median daily rate £425 £408 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +38.72% -16.07%
10th Percentile £285 £277 £173
90th Percentile £500 £480 £513
England median daily rate £440 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 9
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -23.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £15.89 £30.75 £34.00
90th Percentile £48.63 £45.00 £53.15
England median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% -2.50% +27.23%

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 4,327 4,252 4,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.04% 85.09% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,526 2,443 2,302
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 266 326
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £26.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +16.94% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £46.88
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +31 34 £400 +23.08% 18
Essex -3 27 £450 +6.69% 4
Hertfordshire -6 19 £475 +216.67% 20
Suffolk -9 18 £355 - 1
Bedfordshire +10 8 £338 -6.90% 12
Norfolk +13 3 £378 -20.53%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 28 (25.69%) Windows
2 19 (17.43%) Migration
2 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
3 17 (15.60%) DevOps
4 16 (14.68%) Linux
5 15 (13.76%) Web Services
5 15 (13.76%) Analytics
5 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
6 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
6 14 (12.84%) CentOS
6 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
7 12 (11.01%) Unix
7 12 (11.01%) AIX
7 12 (11.01%) Solaris
7 12 (11.01%) Shell Script
7 12 (11.01%) Finance
7 12 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
7 12 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (11.01%) Docker
8 11 (10.09%) Ansible
8 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
8 11 (10.09%) SAN
8 11 (10.09%) Project Management
8 11 (10.09%) Oracle
9 10 (9.17%) SQL
9 10 (9.17%) MySQL
9 10 (9.17%) Ingres
9 10 (9.17%) Firewall

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 9 (8.26%) Apache
1 9 (8.26%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.59%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.67%) IIS
4 3 (2.75%) Confluence
5 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.83%) nginx
5 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.83%) Simulink
4 2 (1.83%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Sage 50
2 2 (1.83%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.92%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.42%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.75%) GitHub
3 3 (2.75%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.83%) Stackdriver
5 1 (0.92%) Office 365
5 1 (0.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.09%) SAN
2 10 (9.17%) Firewall
3 9 (8.26%) SSH
4 8 (7.34%) LAN
4 8 (7.34%) WAN
5 7 (6.42%) Internet
5 7 (6.42%) Wireless
6 4 (3.67%) NAS
7 2 (1.83%) DNS
7 2 (1.83%) HTTP
7 2 (1.83%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.83%) SSL
7 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.92%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.92%) 802.11
8 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.92%) Intranet
8 1 (0.92%) PSTN
8 1 (0.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) Hadoop
1 10 (9.17%) Ingres
1 10 (9.17%) MySQL
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
4 2 (1.83%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.83%) Power BI
4 2 (1.83%) QlikView
4 2 (1.83%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Jenkins
2 12 (11.01%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.50%) JIRA
4 4 (3.67%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.75%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (2.75%) Maven
5 3 (2.75%) Selenium
5 3 (2.75%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.83%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.83%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (1.83%) Subversion
6 2 (1.83%) Trac
7 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.92%) LSMW
7 1 (0.92%) Rational Statemate
General
1 12 (11.01%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.59%) Publishing
4 3 (2.75%) Law
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Billing
5 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.92%) Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (14.68%) Analyst
2 15 (13.76%) Developer
3 9 (8.26%) Data Analyst
3 9 (8.26%) Unix Developer
4 8 (7.34%) Administrator
5 7 (6.42%) Consultant
5 7 (6.42%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Analogue Design Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Analogue Layout Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Architect
7 4 (3.67%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (3.67%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.67%) Design Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Network Administrator
7 4 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (2.75%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.76%) Web Services
2 4 (3.67%) Middleware
2 4 (3.67%) XML
3 3 (2.75%) .NET
3 3 (2.75%) JSON
3 3 (2.75%) SOAP
4 2 (1.83%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.83%) HTML
4 2 (1.83%) jQuery
4 2 (1.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.92%) EDI
5 1 (0.92%) RESTful
5 1 (0.92%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.76%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.17%) Replication
3 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.34%) Optoelectronics
4 6 (5.50%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.59%) PKI
6 4 (3.67%) Clustering
6 4 (3.67%) NHS
7 3 (2.75%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.83%) CMDB
8 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.83%) FMCG
8 2 (1.83%) Life Science
8 2 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.92%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.92%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.92%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 28 (25.69%) Windows
2 16 (14.68%) Linux
3 14 (12.84%) CentOS
4 12 (11.01%) AIX
4 12 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.01%) Solaris
4 12 (11.01%) Unix
5 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.92%) Debian
7 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (17.43%) Migration
2 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
2 17 (15.60%) DevOps
3 15 (13.76%) Analytics
4 11 (10.09%) Project Management
5 10 (9.17%) Change Control
5 10 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (9.17%) Test Automation
6 9 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (7.34%) ERP
7 8 (7.34%) SDLC
8 7 (6.42%) Change Management
8 7 (6.42%) Data Analysis
8 7 (6.42%) High Availability
9 6 (5.50%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.50%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.50%) ITIL
9 6 (5.50%) Load Balancing
9 6 (5.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.01%) Shell Script
2 10 (9.17%) SQL
3 6 (5.50%) C
3 6 (5.50%) Java
3 6 (5.50%) Python
4 4 (3.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.67%) C++
5 3 (2.75%) Perl
5 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.83%) Delphi
6 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.83%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.83%) PHP
6 2 (1.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.92%) Ada
7 1 (0.92%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.92%) Dart
7 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.92%) Tcl
7 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (8.26%) Degree
2 6 (5.50%) MCSA
2 6 (5.50%) MCSE
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.75%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.75%) CCIE
4 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.92%) CCNP
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.92%) CSQA
6 1 (0.92%) ISEB
6 1 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.92%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.26%) Data Quality
2 8 (7.34%) ISO 9001
3 6 (5.50%) QA
4 3 (2.75%) GMP
4 3 (2.75%) PMO
5 2 (1.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (1.83%) SLA
6 1 (0.92%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.92%) GAMP
6 1 (0.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (11.01%) Docker
2 11 (10.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Ansible
2 9 (8.26%) Opsview
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.75%) Kubernetes
4 3 (2.75%) Puppet
5 2 (1.83%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.83%) Kibana
5 2 (1.83%) logstash
5 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.83%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.09%) Oracle
3 5 (4.59%) Cisco
3 5 (4.59%) Dell
3 5 (4.59%) ForeScout
3 5 (4.59%) SAP
4 4 (3.67%) Citrix
4 4 (3.67%) VMware
5 3 (2.75%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.75%) Google
5 3 (2.75%) Remedy
5 3 (2.75%) Sage
5 3 (2.75%) ShoreTel
5 3 (2.75%) Tableau
6 2 (1.83%) Arista
6 2 (1.83%) F5
6 2 (1.83%) New Relic
6 2 (1.83%) Percona
6 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.83%) Splunk