The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 27 18 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.68% 4.84% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 6.04% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £150 £258 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.74% -30.16%  
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 - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.75 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.31% +9.42%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 146 149 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 81.56% 80.11% 73.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 97 83
Median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £265 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £26.30 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £22.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Suffolk

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Suffolk

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 24 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
Ipswich -8 3 £150 -41.74%
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (45.45%) Network Design
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) OSPF
4 2 (18.18%) BGP
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) JUnit
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (18.18%) BT
4 2 (18.18%) JMeter
4 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
4 2 (18.18%) Coaching
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (9.09%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) Tellabs
5 1 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (9.09%) Multicast
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Multithreading

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 2 (18.18%) BGP
1 2 (18.18%) OSPF
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
1 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (9.09%) Bluetooth
2 1 (9.09%) DSL
2 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) IPv4
2 1 (9.09%) IPv6
2 1 (9.09%) MPLS
2 1 (9.09%) RSVP
2 1 (9.09%) SDH
2 1 (9.09%) SONET
2 1 (9.09%) VPLS
2 1 (9.09%) VRRP
2 1 (9.09%) WPA
2 1 (9.09%) WPA2
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JMeter
1 2 (18.18%) JUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Network Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Services Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Network Design
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) Demand Management
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (9.09%) High Availability
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) OOD
4 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
4 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) BT
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Juniper
1 2 (18.18%) NetApp
2 1 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Huawei
2 1 (9.09%) Tellabs