The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 41 30 46
Rank change year-on-year -11 +16  
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.52% 2.46% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 2.85% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Median daily rate £350 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +10.14%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 306 316 393
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 80.10% 86.34% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 242 249
Median daily rate £415 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -5.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% -31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £11.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £35.00 £29.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Northamptonshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Northamptonshire

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Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Northampton -7 1 £350 +7.69%
Validation
East Midlands

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
1 4 (50.00%) Data Extraction
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (37.50%) JCL
2 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) CICS
2 3 (37.50%) COBOL
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Data Reconciliation
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) HTTP

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Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 3 (37.50%) CICS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) DB2
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Business Data Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Graduate
4 2 (25.00%) Graduate Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Graduate Data Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) E-Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Data Cleansing
1 4 (50.00%) Data Extraction
1 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Data Reconciliation
2 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
3 1 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) COBOL
1 3 (37.50%) JCL
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) HP