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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 69 50 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing Validation 25 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.83% 2.68% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 3.63% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 2
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£390 £185 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.81% -52.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £280 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -
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
1082 881 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 79.09% 73.91% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 501 431
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -51.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £25.00 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -3 19 £353 +90.54% 3
Amersham -1 1 £475 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) SQL
3 12 (28.57%) Migration
4 11 (26.19%) Data Management
4 11 (26.19%) Data Quality
5 10 (23.81%) SAS
6 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 8 (19.05%) Data Integration
7 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
7 8 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 7 (16.67%) SLA
8 7 (16.67%) UNIX
8 7 (16.67%) ETL
8 7 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
8 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 6 (14.29%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
9 6 (14.29%) Banking
9 6 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (14.29%) PKI
9 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
9 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
9 6 (14.29%) Unified Communications
9 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (14.29%) HSRP
9 6 (14.29%) Multicast
9 6 (14.29%) Coaching

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 10 (23.81%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) LAN
1 6 (14.29%) WLAN
1 6 (14.29%) WAN
1 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 6 (14.29%) VPN
1 6 (14.29%) SSL
1 6 (14.29%) MPLS
1 6 (14.29%) OSPF
1 6 (14.29%) BGP
1 6 (14.29%) EIGRP
1 6 (14.29%) VRRP
1 6 (14.29%) Wireless
1 6 (14.29%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (14.29%) Unified Communications
1 6 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (14.29%) HSRP
1 6 (14.29%) Multicast
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (14.29%) DB2
3 4 (9.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (4.76%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.38%) SAP BI
5 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
General
1 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.76%) Military
5 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Test Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) SAS Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) Junior
6 2 (4.76%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Network Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) SAS Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Change Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Data Integration
2 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (14.29%) PKI
3 3 (7.14%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.76%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) UNIX
2 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) MVS
3 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Migration
2 11 (26.19%) Data Management
3 7 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 7 (16.67%) ETL
3 7 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 6 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 6 (14.29%) Coaching
4 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 5 (11.90%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.90%) Data Validation
5 5 (11.90%) Data Mapping
6 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.76%) Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) ITIL
8 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Project Governance
8 2 (4.76%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) CCNP
3 6 (14.29%) CCIP
3 6 (14.29%) CCNA
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) CCIE
4 3 (7.14%) CCDP
5 1 (2.38%) ISEB
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) Data Quality
2 7 (16.67%) SLA
3 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) Informatica
4 3 (7.14%) F5
4 3 (7.14%) SAP
4 3 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) ILOG
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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