The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 26 15 47
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.49% 7.51% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 9.17% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £525 £431 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -5.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
Validation
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
239 240 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.05% 81.91% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 150 270
Median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 31 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +3 2 £450 +2.85%
Luton -4 2 £500 +25.00%
Dunstable - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) Change Management
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (25.00%) Billing
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) CRM
4 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (25.00%) Contract Management
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (16.67%) GxP
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (16.67%) GIS
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Migration

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (16.67%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) GIS
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Appium
1 1 (8.33%) Calabash
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Process Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Change Management
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Contract Management
3 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) ERP
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Data Privacy
4 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (16.67%) GxP
1 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (8.33%) Xamarin