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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 22 26 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +17
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.36% 3.99% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.96% 4.51% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 1
Median daily rate £525 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +32.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £342 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.95% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Median hourly rate - £50.68 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +37.56%

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
242 288 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.00% 88.34% 83.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 203 266
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +171.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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
Luton +6 4 £500 -
Dunstable - 3 £530 -
Bedford -3 2 £293 -33.14%
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) GAP Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (28.57%) Billing
5 3 (21.43%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) Data Validation
5 3 (21.43%) User Experience
5 3 (21.43%) Contract Management
6 2 (14.29%) Scorecard
6 2 (14.29%) QlikView
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (14.29%) ETL
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 1 (7.14%) Ruby
7 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Subversion
7 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.14%) Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll

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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) QlikView
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Appium
1 1 (7.14%) Calabash
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Dashboard Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Process Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) QlikView Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) QlikView Developer
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Contract Management
3 3 (21.43%) Data Validation
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) ETL
4 2 (14.29%) Scorecard
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Data Transformation
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) Python
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.14%) Xamarin