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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 42 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.18% 0.86% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.35% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£280 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
409 148 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 80.35% 63.52% 75.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 76 138
Average daily rate £413 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 25 July 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
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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
Dunstable - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Endeca
2 6 (27.27%) hybris
2 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 5 (22.73%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) Spring
3 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) QA
4 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) UML
4 4 (18.18%) OO
4 4 (18.18%) Ada
5 3 (13.64%) TIBCO
5 3 (13.64%) Middleware
5 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) UNIX
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.64%) Ajax
5 3 (13.64%) AWK
5 3 (13.64%) Retail
5 3 (13.64%) WFM
5 3 (13.64%) Ceridian
5 3 (13.64%) Data Validation
5 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (9.09%) jQuery
6 2 (9.09%) RedPrairie

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Maven
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (9.09%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (9.09%) JUnit
1 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 2 (9.09%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Principal Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Functional Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Ada Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Spring
2 3 (13.64%) Ajax
2 3 (13.64%) Middleware
3 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 2 (9.09%) JSP
3 2 (9.09%) Servlets
3 2 (9.09%) Struts
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 4 (18.18%) UML
3 4 (18.18%) OO
3 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) WFM
4 3 (13.64%) Data Validation
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (9.09%) Data Governance
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Java
2 4 (18.18%) Ada
3 3 (13.64%) AWK
4 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.55%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Sun Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) DO-178B
2 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Endeca
1 6 (27.27%) hybris
2 3 (13.64%) Ceridian
2 3 (13.64%) TIBCO
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Sun
3 2 (9.09%) JDA
3 2 (9.09%) RedPrairie
3 2 (9.09%) TSYS
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Veritas
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe