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 3 months to 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 56 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.58% 0.42% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 0.53% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 11
Median daily rate £405 £255 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.82% -36.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £255 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +12.14%  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 388 380 497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 90.87% 80.34% 78.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 185 291
Median daily rate £500 £355 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.84% -11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £228 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 92 39
Median hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £46.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £428 -
Colchester - 1 £238 -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Essex region with a requirement for Validation.

1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Requirements Management
2 17 (60.71%) Requirements Analysis
2 17 (60.71%) Oracle
3 16 (57.14%) UML
3 16 (57.14%) MySQL
3 16 (57.14%) Middleware
3 16 (57.14%) Data Mapping
3 16 (57.14%) Data Integration
4 15 (53.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 15 (53.57%) SQL
4 15 (53.57%) Wireframes
5 13 (46.43%) Data Munging
5 13 (46.43%) Ingres
6 12 (42.86%) Statistical Analysis
7 11 (39.29%) Scrum
7 11 (39.29%) Data Modelling
7 11 (39.29%) Data Transformation
8 10 (35.71%) Data Mining
8 10 (35.71%) XML
9 9 (32.14%) Data Flow Diagram
10 7 (25.00%) XSLT
10 7 (25.00%) Hadoop
11 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (17.86%) User Stories
12 4 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
13 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
13 3 (10.71%) Use Case
13 3 (10.71%) Big Data
13 3 (10.71%) Java

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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 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Bluetooth
1 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) MySQL
2 13 (46.43%) Ingres
3 10 (35.71%) Data Mining
4 7 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (10.71%) Big Data
6 1 (3.57%) DB2
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (10.71%) Electronics
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Law
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Technical Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Hardware Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Analytics Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analytics Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Data Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Hadoop Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Insight Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Public Sector Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) SSIS Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) SSRS Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) Middleware
2 10 (35.71%) XML
3 7 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (60.71%) Requirements Analysis
2 17 (60.71%) Requirements Management
3 16 (57.14%) Data Integration
3 16 (57.14%) Data Mapping
3 16 (57.14%) UML
4 15 (53.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 15 (53.57%) Wireframes
5 13 (46.43%) Data Munging
6 12 (42.86%) Statistical Analysis
7 11 (39.29%) Data Modelling
7 11 (39.29%) Data Transformation
7 11 (39.29%) Scrum
8 9 (32.14%) Data Flow Diagram
9 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (17.86%) User Stories
10 4 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
11 3 (10.71%) Analytics
11 3 (10.71%) Customer Analytics
11 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) EMC
3 1 (3.57%) Alteryx
3 1 (3.57%) Cognos
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Tableau