Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 61 69
Rank change year-on-year -22 +8 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.86% 3.88% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 4.32% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 22
Essex median daily rate £600 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +6.51% +65.69%
10th Percentile £575 £342 £321
90th Percentile £625 £500 £459
East of England median daily rate £413 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Essex median hourly rate £15.00 £45.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +13.21% -
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +17.19% -20.00%

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 715 740 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 87.95% 89.81% 90.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 446 521
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +28.48%
10th Percentile £306 £293 £265
90th Percentile £590 £600 £588
East of England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 56
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £31.77 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.15% -9.24% +84.21%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.68 £13.69
90th Percentile £48.75 £62.34 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -41.67% +33.33%

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 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Essex over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 July 2019. 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
Chelmsford +6 3 - -
Basildon 0 3 - -
Harlow -1 1 £600 -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Data Privacy
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Digital Economy
2 3 (42.86%) Decision-Making
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 3 (42.86%) Data Mining
2 3 (42.86%) Data Security
2 3 (42.86%) Law
2 3 (42.86%) Smartphone
2 3 (42.86%) Statistics
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Quantitative Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (42.86%) Data Entry
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance

Validation
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 3 (42.86%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (42.86%) Digital Economy
1 3 (42.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Design Authority
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Design Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Design Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (42.86%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Data Entry
2 3 (42.86%) Data Privacy
2 3 (42.86%) Data Security
2 3 (42.86%) Decision-Making
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 3 (42.86%) Quantitative Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Regression Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) SAP