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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 46 64 63
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 32 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.68% 1.36% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.65% 1.80% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 6
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£185 £388 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.25% +18.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
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
877 834 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 73.45% 75.68% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 432 378
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 46
Average hourly rate £13.00 £27.13 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.07% +87.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £66.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.08% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +12 14 £185 -52.25% 1
Amersham - 5 - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (42.86%) Data Validation
2 16 (38.10%) Telecoms
2 16 (38.10%) MS Excel
3 15 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 11 (26.19%) MS Access
4 11 (26.19%) Migration
5 10 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (23.81%) Windows
5 10 (23.81%) MS Office
6 9 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 8 (19.05%) Business Analysis
8 7 (16.67%) Resource Management
8 7 (16.67%) SLA
9 6 (14.29%) Use Case
10 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
10 5 (11.90%) PMP
10 5 (11.90%) PMI Certification
10 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
10 5 (11.90%) Project Management
11 4 (9.52%) MS Project
11 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
11 4 (9.52%) Coaching
12 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (7.14%) Line Management
12 3 (7.14%) SQL
12 3 (7.14%) SAP
12 3 (7.14%) CRM
12 3 (7.14%) Intranet

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) MS Project Server
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 10 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 10 (23.81%) MS Office
3 9 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (9.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Intranet
2 2 (4.76%) 3G
2 2 (4.76%) 2G
2 2 (4.76%) GPRS
2 2 (4.76%) GSM
2 2 (4.76%) UMTS
2 2 (4.76%) LTE
3 1 (2.38%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) MS Access
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.76%) JUnit
1 2 (4.76%) Maven
1 2 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) Toad
General
1 16 (38.10%) Telecoms
2 11 (26.19%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (64.29%) Analyst
2 15 (35.71%) Business Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.76%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Project Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Governance Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Deployment Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) PMO Administrator
7 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Hibernate
1 2 (4.76%) JSP
1 2 (4.76%) Servlets
1 2 (4.76%) Struts
1 2 (4.76%) J2EE
1 2 (4.76%) Spring
1 2 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Data Validation
2 15 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (26.19%) Migration
4 8 (19.05%) Business Analysis
5 7 (16.67%) Resource Management
6 6 (14.29%) Use Case
7 5 (11.90%) Project Management
8 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
8 4 (9.52%) Coaching
9 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.14%) Line Management
9 3 (7.14%) CRM
9 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.76%) ERP
10 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.76%) Document Management
10 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) VBA
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) PMP
1 5 (11.90%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Sun Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) SAP
3 2 (4.76%) Cramer
3 2 (4.76%) Sun
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.38%) Mapinfo
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