Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 42 43
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 4.10% 1.69% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.08% 2.04% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Suffolk median daily rate £325 £625 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +31.58% -
East of England median daily rate £407 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +16.29% -12.50% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Suffolk median hourly rate - - £13.50
East of England median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.33% +12.50% +23.08%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 256 392 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 80.76% 82.70% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 239 249
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £263
90th Percentile £573 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
Suffolk median hourly rate £19.75 £18.39 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.42% +41.42% -
10th Percentile £11.27 £13.65 £11.10
90th Percentile £36.63 £45.60 £16.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.56% +34.74% -1.53%

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +8 11 £325 -48.00%
Haverhill - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 8 (61.54%) ISO 9001
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Improvement
1 8 (61.54%) Optoelectronics
2 7 (53.85%) Data Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) Huawei
3 6 (46.15%) QMS
3 6 (46.15%) PhD
3 6 (46.15%) Quality Management
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Sequence Diagram
6 1 (7.69%) Delphi
6 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) User Experience
6 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (7.69%) Case Management
6 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
6 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
6 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) QA
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (7.69%) Windows
6 1 (7.69%) MS Visio

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Analyst
1 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Data Business Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Delphi Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Delphi Programmer
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Programmer
2 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Programmer
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Optoelectronics
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
2 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (53.85%) Data Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Project Management
3 6 (46.15%) QMS
3 6 (46.15%) Quality Management
4 2 (15.38%) Sequence Diagram
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) Case Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Mapping
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (61.54%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Huawei
2 1 (7.69%) Borland
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft