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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 82 84
Rank change year-on-year -21 +2  
Contract jobs citing Validation 29 43 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.26% 1.72% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.15% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 39
Median daily rate £405 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.86% -17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £140 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £600 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £46.89 £46.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.69% -0.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £30.00 £43.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.78 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +12.85%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1939 1997 2434
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.27% 80.07% 79.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1153 1450
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -4 12 £325 +12.86% 5
Essex -4 11 £405 +58.82% 2
Bedfordshire -10 5 £363 +613.86% 1
Norfolk +4 1 £475 +35.71%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) SQL
3 21 (25.00%) Oracle
4 19 (22.62%) UML
4 19 (22.62%) Data Mapping
5 17 (20.24%) Requirements Management
5 17 (20.24%) Requirements Analysis
5 17 (20.24%) Wireframes
6 16 (19.05%) Data Integration
6 16 (19.05%) MySQL
6 16 (19.05%) Middleware
7 15 (17.86%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 13 (15.48%) Scrum
8 13 (15.48%) Data Modelling
8 13 (15.48%) Ingres
8 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
8 13 (15.48%) Data Analysis
8 13 (15.48%) Data Transformation
8 13 (15.48%) Data Munging
9 12 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
10 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
11 10 (11.90%) Data Mining
11 10 (11.90%) Windows
11 10 (11.90%) XML
12 9 (10.71%) Finance
12 9 (10.71%) Data Flow Diagram
13 8 (9.52%) Java
13 8 (9.52%) Linux
14 7 (8.33%) XSLT
14 7 (8.33%) NHS

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 (1.19%) Marvel
1 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.19%) Data Workbench
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) HFM
2 1 (1.19%) Lorenzo
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.57%) LAN
2 3 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.57%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.38%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.38%) SpaceWire
4 1 (1.19%) 2G
4 1 (1.19%) 3G
4 1 (1.19%) BGP
4 1 (1.19%) DSL
4 1 (1.19%) Firewall
4 1 (1.19%) GSM
4 1 (1.19%) HSPA
4 1 (1.19%) IPsec
4 1 (1.19%) MPLS
4 1 (1.19%) OSPF
4 1 (1.19%) RSVP
4 1 (1.19%) VPN
4 1 (1.19%) WAN
4 1 (1.19%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.05%) MySQL
2 13 (15.48%) Ingres
3 10 (11.90%) Data Mining
4 7 (8.33%) Hadoop
5 4 (4.76%) QlikView
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.57%) Big Data
6 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.57%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.19%) DB2
7 1 (1.19%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Bugzilla
1 3 (3.57%) ClearCase
1 3 (3.57%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.38%) MSI
2 2 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (2.38%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.19%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.19%) GitLab
3 1 (1.19%) Subversion
3 1 (1.19%) Trac
General
1 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.71%) Finance
3 4 (4.76%) Automotive
3 4 (4.76%) Electronics
3 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.57%) Advertising
4 3 (3.57%) Avionics
5 2 (2.38%) Law
5 2 (2.38%) Legal
5 2 (2.38%) Marketing
6 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.19%) Billing
6 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (41.67%) Analyst
2 14 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 13 (15.48%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (11.90%) Consultant
5 6 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Software Validation Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Contracts Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.57%) Designer
8 3 (3.57%) Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Hardware Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Management Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) SAP Data Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Service Management Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.05%) Middleware
2 10 (11.90%) XML
3 7 (8.33%) XSLT
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.19%) .NET
5 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.33%) NHS
2 6 (7.14%) User Experience
3 4 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Life Science
6 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.57%) Unix
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.38%) VxWorks
5 2 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.62%) Data Mapping
2 19 (22.62%) UML
3 17 (20.24%) Requirements Analysis
3 17 (20.24%) Requirements Management
3 17 (20.24%) Wireframes
4 16 (19.05%) Data Integration
5 15 (17.86%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 13 (15.48%) Data Analysis
6 13 (15.48%) Data Modelling
6 13 (15.48%) Data Munging
6 13 (15.48%) Data Transformation
6 13 (15.48%) Scrum
7 12 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
8 9 (10.71%) Data Flow Diagram
9 7 (8.33%) Data Validation
9 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.33%) User Stories
10 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.95%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.38%) SQL
2 8 (9.52%) Java
3 6 (7.14%) C
4 3 (3.57%) C++
5 2 (2.38%) Ada
5 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.38%) Python
5 2 (2.38%) VBA
6 1 (1.19%) ANSI C
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Degree
2 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) HNC
4 2 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.19%) CCNA
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (3.57%) ECSS
2 3 (3.57%) GAMP
2 3 (3.57%) HL7
3 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.38%) GMP
3 2 (2.38%) GxP
3 2 (2.38%) ISO 13485
3 2 (2.38%) SLA
4 1 (1.19%) ARP4754
4 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.19%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Cygwin
2 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.19%) Ansible
3 1 (1.19%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Oracle
2 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.76%) SAP
4 3 (3.57%) BMC
5 2 (2.38%) Adobe
5 2 (2.38%) EMC
5 2 (2.38%) HP
5 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) Actix
6 1 (1.19%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) Cognos
6 1 (1.19%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Juniper
6 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.19%) Remedy
6 1 (1.19%) Tableau
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