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 28 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 32 28
Contract jobs citing Validation 0 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk - 1.94% 2.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.35% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £625 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +123.01%  
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 £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  

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 101 213 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 80.16% 82.56% 82.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 425 458
Median daily rate £413 £480 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £294 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 0 14
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £16.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 - £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.88 - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Suffolk.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Suffolk.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Suffolk

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

1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) RSVP
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement

Validation
Co-occurring 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 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) RSVP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper