The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 31 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.73% 1.63% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 2.17% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.93% -17.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
342 138 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.72% 75.00% 73.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 85 101
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -12.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Validation
East of England

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -7 9 £313 -10.71%
Bedford -2 1 - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
1 6 (37.50%) Endeca
1 6 (37.50%) hybris
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) UML
3 4 (25.00%) OO
3 4 (25.00%) Ada
4 3 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (18.75%) TIBCO
4 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) AWK
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) QA
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 3 (18.75%) Ajax
4 3 (18.75%) Data Validation
4 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
5 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (12.50%) Ceridian
5 2 (12.50%) RedPrairie
5 2 (12.50%) DO-178B
5 2 (12.50%) WFM
5 2 (12.50%) CMS
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) CMS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Principal Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Ada Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
1 3 (18.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) UML
3 4 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Data Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Data Governance
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 2 (12.50%) WFM
6 1 (6.25%) Release Management
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Ada
2 3 (18.75%) AWK
2 3 (18.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) DO-178B
2 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Endeca
1 6 (37.50%) hybris
2 3 (18.75%) TIBCO
3 2 (12.50%) JDA
3 2 (12.50%) Ceridian
3 2 (12.50%) RedPrairie
4 1 (6.25%) TSYS
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