Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 17 February 2018 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 74 68
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.13% 1.45% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.66% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 8
West Sussex median daily rate £369 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.22% +15.63% -11.11%
10th Percentile £196 £377 £308
90th Percentile £468 £588 £423
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +6.18% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
West Sussex median hourly rate £48.75 £44.19 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.33% +194.57% -54.55%
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £43.28 £37.00
% change year-on-year +9.75% +16.97% +1.97%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 963 904 1,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 90.34% 87.51% 87.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 536 661
West Sussex median daily rate £438 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +2.81% +2.56%
10th Percentile £256 £281 £260
90th Percentile £581 £550 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 23 39
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +9.38% +72.97%
10th Percentile £17.50 £30.70 £13.80
90th Percentile £63.75 £49.17 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £30.58
% change year-on-year - -18.23% +52.88%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in West Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in West Sussex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in West Sussex over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in West Sussex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in West Sussex

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Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 17 February 2018. 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
Worthing -10 8 £438 -16.57%
Gatwick - 1 £300 -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Validation.

1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (66.67%) REST
2 6 (50.00%) MVC
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (33.33%) Unix
3 4 (33.33%) JMS
3 4 (33.33%) SOA
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 4 (33.33%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) JPA
3 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Marketing
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (33.33%) Workflow
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle ADF
3 4 (33.33%) Spring
3 4 (33.33%) Maven
3 4 (33.33%) Java

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Confluence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) JIRA
1 4 (33.33%) Maven
1 4 (33.33%) Protractor
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) GCC
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium
3 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Excel Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Validation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Data Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test and Validation Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Data Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Angular Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) REST
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (33.33%) JMS
2 4 (33.33%) JPA
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle ADF
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) Spring
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) EclipseLink
3 3 (25.00%) EJB
3 3 (25.00%) EJB 3.0
3 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 3 (25.00%) XSD
3 3 (25.00%) XSLT
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) MVC
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Coaching
3 4 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 4 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 4 (33.33%) SOA
3 4 (33.33%) Workflow
4 3 (25.00%) Microservices
5 2 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) HNC
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (16.67%) MCSA
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle