Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 77 72
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.75% 0.80% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.21% 0.94% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 8
Essex median daily rate £425 £255 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -36.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £255 £330
90th Percentile £470 £255 £491
East of England median daily rate £407 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +16.29% -6.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Essex median hourly rate - - £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.33% +12.50% +23.08%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 685 747 955
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 85.63% 85.37% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 451 526
Essex median daily rate £500 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 142 145
Essex median hourly rate £31.27 £31.48 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -0.08% +6.78%
10th Percentile £12.22 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.68 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.49% +23.53% +3.83%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Essex over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Essex region over the 6 months to 21 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
Southend-on-Sea - 15 £417 -
Basildon - 3 £475 -
Witham - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Essex region with a requirement for Validation.

1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) Wireframes
3 16 (72.73%) Data Mapping
3 16 (72.73%) Data Integration
3 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 16 (72.73%) UML
3 16 (72.73%) XML
3 16 (72.73%) XSLT
3 16 (72.73%) Middleware
4 13 (59.09%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 13 (59.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 13 (59.09%) Data Flow Diagram
5 12 (54.55%) Data Transformation
5 12 (54.55%) Requirements Management
6 11 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 9 (40.91%) Data Modelling
7 9 (40.91%) Ingres
7 9 (40.91%) Data Mining
7 9 (40.91%) SQL
7 9 (40.91%) MySQL
7 9 (40.91%) Oracle
8 8 (36.36%) Data Munging
9 6 (27.27%) Business Process Modelling
10 4 (18.18%) DevOps
11 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
12 2 (9.09%) CCTV
12 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
12 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (9.09%) User Stories
12 2 (9.09%) Stress Analysis

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) Data Mining
1 9 (40.91%) Ingres
1 9 (40.91%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Analyst
2 14 (63.64%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) UML Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) UML Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Public Sector Business Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) XML Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Data Integration Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) Middleware
1 16 (72.73%) XML
1 16 (72.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) CCTV
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Photography
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (77.27%) Wireframes
3 16 (72.73%) Data Integration
3 16 (72.73%) Data Mapping
3 16 (72.73%) Scrum
3 16 (72.73%) UML
4 13 (59.09%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 13 (59.09%) Data Flow Diagram
4 13 (59.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 12 (54.55%) Data Transformation
5 12 (54.55%) Requirements Management
6 11 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 9 (40.91%) Data Modelling
8 8 (36.36%) Data Munging
9 6 (27.27%) Business Process Modelling
10 4 (18.18%) DevOps
11 2 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
11 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
11 2 (9.09%) Stress Analysis
11 2 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) HND
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) IBM