Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 98 91
Rank change year-on-year -18 -7 +59
Contract jobs citing Validation 90 94 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.77% 1.95% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.39% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 45
East of England median daily rate £407 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% -6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £260 £185 £300
90th Percentile £462 £525 £475
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 23
East of England median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £17.25 £34.00 £32.50
90th Percentile £49.62 £53.15 £50.76
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +5.00%

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 4194 3934 4681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.43% 78.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2418 2283 2747
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £235
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 310 392
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.48 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +25.90% +3.65%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire -16 29 £350 +19.15% 3
Essex +1 22 £425 +66.67%
Cambridgeshire -28 16 £325 +6.56% 2
Suffolk +18 13 £325 -48.00%
Bedfordshire -9 6 £360 -10.00% 1
Norfolk -4 3 - - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.22%) UML
3 18 (20.00%) SQL
4 17 (18.89%) Scrum
4 17 (18.89%) Data Mapping
4 17 (18.89%) Wireframes
5 16 (17.78%) Data Integration
5 16 (17.78%) XML
5 16 (17.78%) XSLT
5 16 (17.78%) Middleware
6 15 (16.67%) Project Management
7 14 (15.56%) Data Analysis
7 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (14.44%) Data Transformation
8 13 (14.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (14.44%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 13 (14.44%) Requirements Analysis
8 13 (14.44%) Oracle
8 13 (14.44%) Data Flow Diagram
9 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
9 12 (13.33%) Requirements Management
10 11 (12.22%) Statistical Analysis
10 11 (12.22%) Data Mining
11 10 (11.11%) MySQL
11 10 (11.11%) Windows
11 10 (11.11%) Linux
11 10 (11.11%) Finance
11 10 (11.11%) Analytics
12 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.00%) Telecoms

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 (1.11%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.11%) Confluence
1 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.22%) Simulink
3 1 (1.11%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.11%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.22%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.11%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) LAN
2 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.22%) Firewall
3 2 (2.22%) SpaceWire
3 2 (2.22%) VPN
3 2 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) Data Mining
2 10 (11.11%) MySQL
3 9 (10.00%) Ingres
4 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.22%) Big Data
6 2 (2.22%) Data Lake
6 2 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.22%) HDInsight
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.22%) Power BI
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Bugzilla
1 3 (3.33%) ClearCase
1 3 (3.33%) ClearQuest
1 3 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (3.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (3.33%) VectorCAST
2 2 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.11%) GitLab
3 1 (1.11%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.11%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (11.11%) Finance
2 9 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.44%) Automotive
5 3 (3.33%) Avionics
6 2 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.11%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Local Government
7 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (34.44%) Analyst
2 20 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) Data Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) Validation Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Analogue Design Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Analogue Layout Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Senior Design Engineer
4 5 (5.56%) Software Validation Engineer
5 4 (4.44%) Administrator
5 4 (4.44%) Software Engineer
5 4 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (4.44%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Account Manager
6 3 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (3.33%) Developer
6 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.78%) Middleware
1 16 (17.78%) XML
1 16 (17.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.89%) Optoelectronics
3 4 (4.44%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) CCTV
5 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Life Science
6 1 (1.11%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (1.11%) Photography
6 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.11%) User Experience
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Linux
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) Unix
3 3 (3.33%) VxWorks
4 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.22%) UML
3 17 (18.89%) Data Mapping
3 17 (18.89%) Scrum
3 17 (18.89%) Wireframes
4 16 (17.78%) Data Integration
5 15 (16.67%) Project Management
6 14 (15.56%) Data Analysis
7 13 (14.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (14.44%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 13 (14.44%) Data Flow Diagram
7 13 (14.44%) Data Transformation
7 13 (14.44%) Requirements Analysis
8 12 (13.33%) Requirements Management
9 11 (12.22%) Statistical Analysis
10 10 (11.11%) Analytics
11 9 (10.00%) Data Modelling
11 9 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (8.89%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (7.78%) C
3 5 (5.56%) Python
4 3 (3.33%) C++
4 3 (3.33%) Java
5 2 (2.22%) Ada
5 2 (2.22%) C#
5 2 (2.22%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.22%) R
6 1 (1.11%) ANSI C
6 1 (1.11%) Delphi
6 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.11%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.67%) PhD
3 5 (5.56%) Degree
4 4 (4.44%) HNC
5 3 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.22%) CCNP
6 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.11%) HND
7 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.33%) ECSS
2 3 (3.33%) GAMP
3 2 (2.22%) DO-178B
3 2 (2.22%) GMP
3 2 (2.22%) ISO 13485
4 1 (1.11%) GAAP
4 1 (1.11%) GCP
4 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) Ansible
1 1 (1.11%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Oracle
2 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.78%) SAP
4 6 (6.67%) Huawei
5 5 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.33%) Borland
7 2 (2.22%) Alteryx
7 2 (2.22%) Cisco
7 2 (2.22%) F5
7 2 (2.22%) IBM
7 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.22%) Tableau
8 1 (1.11%) Adobe
8 1 (1.11%) VMware