The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 28 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.

Validation
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 38 39
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.13% 2.44% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.93% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 6
Median daily rate £390 £250 £151
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.00% +65.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year -2.64% +6.33%  

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 Nottingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 305 409 306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 86.40% 83.30% 79.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 203 154
Median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.31% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.97 £20.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Nottingham

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) FMCG
3 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) C#

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (16.67%) IT Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Transformation Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) FMCG
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP