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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 39 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.53% 0.75% 3.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.90% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate £384 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.92% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £320 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £50.78 - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.06%
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
280 334 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.63% 83.50% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 231 218
Average daily rate £475 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £638 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 12
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 2 - - 5
Bedford +1 1 - - 1
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 16 (66.67%) C++
1 16 (66.67%) UML
1 16 (66.67%) Ada
1 16 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 16 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (62.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 13 (54.17%) OO
5 12 (50.00%) VxWorks
5 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (50.00%) VectorCAST
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
7 4 (16.67%) C
8 3 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (12.50%) .NET
8 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 3 (12.50%) OOD
8 3 (12.50%) Signal Processing
8 3 (12.50%) Electronics
9 2 (8.33%) Schematic Capture
9 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
9 2 (8.33%) JTAG
9 2 (8.33%) IEC 61508
9 2 (8.33%) DO-254
9 2 (8.33%) Stress Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (62.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (50.00%) VectorCAST
4 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
1 5 (20.83%) Manufacturing
2 3 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Principal Engineer
2 10 (41.67%) Principal Software Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Ada Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Ada Software Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Electronics Design Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Firmware Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Ada Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Computer Systems Validation Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Validation Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) CMDB
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (8.33%) VHDL
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) VxWorks
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 16 (66.67%) UML
2 13 (54.17%) OO
3 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
4 3 (12.50%) OOD
4 3 (12.50%) Signal Processing
5 2 (8.33%) CRM
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Schematic Capture
5 2 (8.33%) Stress Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (4.17%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum
6 1 (4.17%) SDLC
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) Ada
1 16 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (16.67%) C
3 3 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 14 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
3 2 (8.33%) HNC
3 2 (8.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) DO-254
1 2 (8.33%) IEC 61508
1 2 (8.33%) JTAG
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Firmware
2 1 (4.17%) vSphere
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) EMC
2 2 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) NetApp
3 1 (4.17%) Tableau
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
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