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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 61 68 80
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.63% 1.75% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 2.15% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
Median daily rate £210 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £295 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £455 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
839 979 968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 85.70% 81.38% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 482 577
Median daily rate £411 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.77% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 39
Median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 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
(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 -6 5 £210 -40.00% 7
Amersham - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (32.50%) Data Validation
2 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
5 8 (20.00%) SAS
5 8 (20.00%) Degree
6 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
6 7 (17.50%) Selenium
6 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Hibernate
6 7 (17.50%) Spring
6 7 (17.50%) Maven
6 7 (17.50%) Sun Certification
6 7 (17.50%) Sun
6 7 (17.50%) Java
6 7 (17.50%) SQL
6 7 (17.50%) J2EE
6 7 (17.50%) JUnit
6 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.00%) Analytics
7 6 (15.00%) Project Management
8 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 5 (12.50%) JSP
8 5 (12.50%) Servlets
8 5 (12.50%) Struts
8 5 (12.50%) Eclipse
8 5 (12.50%) jQuery

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 8 (20.00%) SAS
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) NGN
1 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Big Data
2 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects XI
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.50%) OLAP
3 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.00%) DB2
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.00%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) JUnit
1 7 (17.50%) Maven
1 7 (17.50%) Selenium
2 5 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 7 (17.50%) J2EE Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) MicroStrategy Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Business Information Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Data Entry Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Excel Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Junior
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Data Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Data Entry Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Hibernate
1 7 (17.50%) J2EE
1 7 (17.50%) Spring
2 5 (12.50%) jQuery
2 5 (12.50%) JSP
2 5 (12.50%) Servlets
2 5 (12.50%) Struts
3 2 (5.00%) RESTful
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (17.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.50%) Data Extraction
5 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
5 2 (5.00%) Statistics
5 2 (5.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 2 (5.00%) MVS
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Data Validation
2 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.00%) Analytics
5 6 (15.00%) Project Management
6 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.50%) Change Management
8 3 (7.50%) Coaching
8 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.50%) Data Analytics
8 3 (7.50%) Data Entry
8 3 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (5.00%) Data Management
9 2 (5.00%) Metadata Management
9 2 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Java
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 7 (17.50%) Sun Certification
3 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.50%) HNC
6 1 (2.50%) HND
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB
6 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (7.50%) SLA
3 1 (2.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) Sun
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum Circa £30,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 22 days ago