Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 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
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 71 72
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 26 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.58% 3.29% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 3.63% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 6
Essex median daily rate £450 £420 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -34.12% +59.38%
10th Percentile £363 £308 £425
90th Percentile £500 £462 £694
East of England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Essex median hourly rate £45.00 £39.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% - -
East of England median hourly rate £36.25 £34.63 £42.00
% change year-on-year +4.69% -17.56% +71.43%

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 634 772 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.21% 90.82% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 527 404
Essex median daily rate £500 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +16.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £224
90th Percentile £633 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £434 £422 £413
% change year-on-year +2.73% +2.30% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 55 135
Essex median hourly rate £31.77 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.24% +84.21% -47.22%
10th Percentile £15.53 £13.63 £15.75
90th Percentile £75.00 £47.00 £46.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -44.73% +16.67% +17.39%

Validation
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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 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
Southend-on-Sea +11 9 £450 +6.51%
Basildon +4 3 £475 - 10
Chelmsford - 1 £325 - 2
Harlow - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Migration
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) UML
4 7 (26.92%) Requirements Management
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (26.92%) Ansible
4 7 (26.92%) Docker
4 7 (26.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
5 6 (23.08%) DevOps
5 6 (23.08%) Data Mapping
5 6 (23.08%) Hadoop
5 6 (23.08%) Java
5 6 (23.08%) Client/Server
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (23.08%) MCSE
5 6 (23.08%) MCSA
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) Internet
6 5 (19.23%) Ingres
6 5 (19.23%) Dell
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) MySQL
6 5 (19.23%) Spring
6 5 (19.23%) Project Governance

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Azure Active Directory
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) Hadoop
2 5 (19.23%) Ingres
2 5 (19.23%) MySQL
3 3 (11.54%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.85%) Big Data
4 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.85%) DB2
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Maven
2 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Business Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Designer
6 1 (3.85%) AWS Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Big Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Data Analytics Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Master Data Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Product Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Unix Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Spring
2 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 4 (15.38%) XML
2 4 (15.38%) XSLT
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Client/Server
3 4 (15.38%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) AIX
3 2 (7.69%) CentOS
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Solaris
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Migration
3 7 (26.92%) Requirements Management
3 7 (26.92%) UML
4 6 (23.08%) Data Mapping
4 6 (23.08%) DevOps
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Microservices
5 5 (19.23%) Project Governance
6 4 (15.38%) Data Integration
6 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 4 (15.38%) Data Validation
7 3 (11.54%) Analytics
7 3 (11.54%) Data Munging
7 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
7 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) MCSA
1 6 (23.08%) MCSE
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.69%) DBS Check
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
1 7 (26.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Ansible
2 5 (19.23%) Kubernetes
3 3 (11.54%) Consul
4 2 (7.69%) Opsview
5 1 (3.85%) HP ALM
5 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 5 (19.23%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
4 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft