The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 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 22 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
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 24 27
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich - 2.09% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.50% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £625 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +78.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +18.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Ipswich with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 74 160 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 81.32% 83.77% 85.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 90 103
Median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich 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 Ipswich

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Ipswich

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Validation.

1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) DSL
1 1 (33.33%) RSVP
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) DSL
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) RSVP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper