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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 11 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.38% 1.56% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.38% 1.89% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£340 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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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
32 53 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 68.09% 82.81% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 38 9
Average daily rate £340 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (80.00%) ETL
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Logical Data Model
1 4 (80.00%) Physical Data Model
2 3 (60.00%) Data Cleansing
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (20.00%) Avionics
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Device Driver

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (80.00%) ETL
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Logical Data Model
1 4 (80.00%) Physical Data Model
2 3 (60.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) C
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle