The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 43 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.68% 3.19% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 3.99% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.85% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +21.11%
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
359 326 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.78% 79.90% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 201 92
Average daily rate £475 £425 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +93.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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
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 31 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - - - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) ETL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (40.00%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (40.00%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (40.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) Life Science
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Security
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (40.00%) ETL
1 2 (40.00%) Data Cleansing
1 2 (40.00%) Logical Data Model
1 2 (40.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle