The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 52 69 56
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 30 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.56% 1.34% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.44% 1.80% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.32% +8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £178 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £598 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.67% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.80 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +14.54%
Validation
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
872 777 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.53% 74.50% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 405 317
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £472 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% +57.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.98 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Buckinghamshire region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Buckinghamshire region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Milton Keynes +17 20 £185 -52.25% 1
Amersham -1 2 - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 24 (48.98%) MS Excel
2 23 (46.94%) Data Validation
3 20 (40.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (36.73%) Telecoms
5 16 (32.65%) Windows
6 13 (26.53%) MS Access
6 13 (26.53%) MS Office
6 13 (26.53%) Migration
6 13 (26.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (22.45%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
8 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
9 8 (16.33%) SLA
10 7 (14.29%) Resource Management
11 6 (12.24%) Use Case
11 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
12 5 (10.20%) Finance
13 4 (8.16%) Document Management
13 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
13 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
13 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
13 4 (8.16%) PMP
13 4 (8.16%) PMI Certification
13 4 (8.16%) ITIL
13 4 (8.16%) SQL
13 4 (8.16%) Coaching
14 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (6.12%) Line Management
14 3 (6.12%) McAfee ePO

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 24 (48.98%) MS Excel
2 13 (26.53%) MS Office
2 13 (26.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (22.45%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (6.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Intranet
2 2 (4.08%) 2G
2 2 (4.08%) LTE
2 2 (4.08%) 3G
2 2 (4.08%) GPRS
2 2 (4.08%) GSM
2 2 (4.08%) UMTS
3 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.04%) VoIP
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
3 1 (2.04%) IPv4
3 1 (2.04%) IPv6
3 1 (2.04%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.53%) MS Access
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.08%) Maven
2 2 (4.08%) Selenium
2 2 (4.08%) JUnit
3 1 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 18 (36.73%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Analyst
2 12 (24.49%) Business Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Coordinator
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Project Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (4.08%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Governance Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Support Assistant
8 1 (2.04%) Systems Support
8 1 (2.04%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Spring
2 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.08%) jQuery
2 2 (4.08%) J2EE
2 2 (4.08%) JSP
2 2 (4.08%) Servlets
2 2 (4.08%) Struts
3 1 (2.04%) JMS
3 1 (2.04%) JPA
3 1 (2.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Data Validation
2 20 (40.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (26.53%) Migration
4 7 (14.29%) Resource Management
5 6 (12.24%) Use Case
6 4 (8.16%) Document Management
6 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) ITIL
6 4 (8.16%) Coaching
7 3 (6.12%) Line Management
7 3 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (6.12%) CRM
7 3 (6.12%) Project Management
8 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.08%) Service Management
8 2 (4.08%) Change Management
8 2 (4.08%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) C
2 3 (6.12%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) VBA
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
4 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
1 4 (8.16%) PMP
1 4 (8.16%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Sun Certification
3 2 (4.08%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) MCP
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.08%) Firmware
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.12%) Lumension
2 3 (6.12%) McAfee
2 3 (6.12%) VMware
3 2 (4.08%) Cramer
3 2 (4.08%) Sophos
3 2 (4.08%) Sun
3 2 (4.08%) SAP
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.04%) Juniper
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