The median contractor rate for a Validation Engineer was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 617 615
Rank change year-on-year +29 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Engineer 13 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.012% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.013% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £340 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.63% -26.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £275 £375
% change year-on-year +23.63% -26.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
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 £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Validation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Validation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Validation Engineer in England

Validation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation Engineer in England

Validation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation Engineer in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation Engineer in England

Validation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation Engineer in England

Validation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation Engineer in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation Engineer in England

Validation Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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
East of England - 6 - - 2
South East +15 3 £340 -
South West +5 2 - -
London - 2 - -
Validation Engineer
UK

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Validation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Validation Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (35.29%) Quality Management
2 6 (35.29%) C
2 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (29.41%) GMP
3 5 (29.41%) Manufacturing
3 5 (29.41%) ISO 13485
4 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
4 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (23.53%) GAMP
4 4 (23.53%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Bugzilla
5 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (17.65%) Avionics
5 3 (17.65%) Cygwin
5 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) ClearCase
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) ClearQuest
5 3 (17.65%) Automotive
6 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat

Validation Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SpaceWire
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) 3GPP
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) LTE
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Bugzilla
1 3 (17.65%) ClearCase
1 3 (17.65%) ClearQuest
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (29.41%) Manufacturing
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (17.65%) Automotive
3 3 (17.65%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
1 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (35.29%) Quality Management
3 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) QMS
5 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) CMMI
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) C
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) ANSI C
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) HNC
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (29.41%) GMP
1 5 (29.41%) ISO 13485
2 4 (23.53%) GAMP
3 2 (11.76%) Def Stans
3 2 (11.76%) DO-178B
3 2 (11.76%) ECSS
3 2 (11.76%) IEC 61508
4 1 (5.88%) ISO 26262
4 1 (5.88%) MISRA
4 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Minitab
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