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 23 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
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 47 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13  
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.57% 0.22% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.26% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Median daily rate £500 £425 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +183.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.85% -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 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 302 388 373
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 85.80% 86.22% 84.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 199 229
Median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Median hourly rate £17.85 £14.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -70.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) OO

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Bower
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Grunt
1 1 (16.67%) gulp
1 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
1 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
1 1 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (16.67%) PhantomJS
1 1 (16.67%) Protractor
1 1 (16.67%) Sublime Text
1 1 (16.67%) WebStorm
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Architect
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Engineer
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%) Retail Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Smart Metering Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) LESS
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) Sass
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analytics
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) WAI
2 1 (16.67%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP