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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 52 57 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 31 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.25% 2.68% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 3.41% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 3
Average daily rate £345 £295 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.77% -30.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £165 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
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
794 908 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.35% 78.48% 76.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 465 424
Average daily rate £390 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.80 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
Milton Keynes +10 17 £345 +16.77% 3
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 26 (43.33%) Finance
3 23 (38.33%) Data Quality
4 20 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 17 (28.33%) Data Validation
5 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
5 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
6 15 (25.00%) Banking
6 15 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (23.33%) SAS
8 13 (21.67%) Data Cleansing
9 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 12 (20.00%) SLA
10 11 (18.33%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (15.00%) Oracle
13 8 (13.33%) Project Management
13 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
14 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
14 6 (10.00%) Unix
14 6 (10.00%) Base SAS
14 6 (10.00%) Data Management
14 6 (10.00%) DV Cleared
15 5 (8.33%) Coaching
15 5 (8.33%) Data Analysis
15 5 (8.33%) Data Integration
15 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (8.33%) Windows

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 14 (23.33%) SAS
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (28.33%) MS Excel
2 15 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (8.33%) MS Office
4 4 (6.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) HTTP
1 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (10.00%) Base SAS
3 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.33%) DB2
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (3.33%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (5.00%) JUnit
1 3 (5.00%) Maven
1 3 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 26 (43.33%) Finance
2 15 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (55.00%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) Financial Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Junior
6 4 (6.67%) SAS Developer
7 3 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Process Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.33%) Business Information Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Data Entry Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Excel Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Junior Data Entry Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) SAS Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) SAS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) XML
2 3 (5.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (5.00%) J2EE
2 3 (5.00%) jQuery
2 3 (5.00%) JSP
2 3 (5.00%) Servlets
2 3 (5.00%) Spring
2 3 (5.00%) Struts
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.67%) PMI
4 3 (5.00%) Data Extraction
4 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.00%) Statistics
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Unix
2 5 (8.33%) MVS
2 5 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 17 (28.33%) Data Validation
3 13 (21.67%) Data Cleansing
4 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.33%) Project Management
7 6 (10.00%) Data Management
7 6 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.33%) Coaching
8 5 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 5 (8.33%) ITIL
8 5 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.67%) Change Management
9 4 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.67%) Test Management
10 3 (5.00%) Data Entry
10 3 (5.00%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) ISEB
4 3 (5.00%) Sun Certification
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.67%) HNC
6 1 (1.67%) HND
6 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (38.33%) Data Quality
2 12 (20.00%) SLA
3 4 (6.67%) QA
4 1 (1.67%) CDISC
4 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.00%) Sun
4 1 (1.67%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) ILOG
4 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.67%) Rally
4 1 (1.67%) SAP