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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 37 26 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +28
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.16% 2.32% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 2.85% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £419 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +49.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
288 281 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.72% 81.45% 90.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 183 322
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £295 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £37.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 - 1 £475 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 5 (41.67%) ERP
2 4 (33.33%) GxP
2 4 (33.33%) UML
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) SAP ERP
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (25.00%) VxWorks
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Ada
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) C++
3 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) VectorCAST
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (16.67%) Data Privacy
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (16.67%) ETL

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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SAP ERP
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
1 2 (16.67%) GIS
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (25.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Ada Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Ada Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Systems Validation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Quality Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Real Time Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Real Time Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Validation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ERP
2 4 (33.33%) CRM
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) UML
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) Data Privacy
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Ada
1 3 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) GxP
2 3 (25.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Adobe
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com