The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 6 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.90% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
Validation
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
25 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 86.21% 62.86% 52.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 13
Average daily rate £425 £363 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +36.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £638 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Bedford region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Validation
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) CMDB
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Legal

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) CMDB
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VB
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) VMware