The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 62 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.54% 2.17% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.68% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Median daily rate £410 £316 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.74% +70.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.51% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
683 1119 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.12% 80.91% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 642 505
Median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 33
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £9.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Milton Keynes -5 7 £400 +26.58% 1
Amersham +3 3 £410 -13.68% 1
High Wycombe - 2 £400 -
Beaconsfield - 1 - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 9 (29.03%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
3 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
3 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) Data Validation
4 7 (22.58%) Visualisation
5 6 (19.35%) Analytics
5 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Banking
6 5 (16.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) MS Office
6 5 (16.13%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (16.13%) SLA
7 4 (12.90%) System Testing
7 4 (12.90%) SAS
7 4 (12.90%) HP
7 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) Remedy
7 4 (12.90%) Retail
8 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
8 3 (9.68%) Workflow

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 4 (12.90%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
2 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 5 (16.13%) MS Office
3 5 (16.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 3 (9.68%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (9.68%) OLAP
3 2 (6.45%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 4 (12.90%) Retail
4 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) MicroStrategy Consultant
3 5 (16.13%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Cognos BI Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Cognos Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Development Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Excel Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Business Finance Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Finance Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Product Owner
7 1 (3.23%) Transformation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Visualisation
2 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
2 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
2 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
3 7 (22.58%) Data Validation
3 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) Analytics
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 4 (12.90%) System Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Change Control
7 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (9.68%) Physical Data Model
7 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (9.68%) Workflow
8 2 (6.45%) Change Management
8 2 (6.45%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) R
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) MicroStrategy
3 4 (12.90%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Remedy
4 3 (9.68%) Cognos
5 1 (3.23%) Blue Prism
5 1 (3.23%) CA
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.23%) Rally
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £400-420/day
Posted: 17 days ago