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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 48 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 29 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.28% 2.35% 3.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 3.03% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 25
Median daily rate £388 £340 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £398 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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
690 957 968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.73% 77.49% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 471 544
Median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £527 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 57
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.36% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.87 £10.00 £8.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +3 8 £340 -
Amersham - 4 £410 -
High Wycombe - 2 - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (29.03%) SLA
4 9 (29.03%) Business Analysis
5 8 (25.81%) Visualisation
5 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
5 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
6 7 (22.58%) Project Management
7 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (19.35%) MicroStrategy
7 6 (19.35%) Analytics
7 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (16.13%) Remedy
8 5 (16.13%) Banking
8 5 (16.13%) Retail
8 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (16.13%) Scrum
9 4 (12.90%) HP
9 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (12.90%) Oracle
9 4 (12.90%) MS Office
9 4 (12.90%) System Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Logical Data Model
10 3 (9.68%) Physical Data Model
10 3 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
10 3 (9.68%) Change Control
10 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
10 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting

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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) CICS
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 2013
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
1 8 (25.81%) MS Visio
2 6 (19.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (12.90%) MS Office
4 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) 2G
1 2 (6.45%) 3G
1 2 (6.45%) 4G
2 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Appium
1 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
2 5 (16.13%) Retail
3 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.23%) Automotive
5 1 (3.23%) German Language
5 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Development Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) MicroStrategy Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Cognos BI Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Cognos Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) MicroStrategy Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Report Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Android Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) CICS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Visualisation
2 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
1 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (29.03%) Business Analysis
3 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) Analytics
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
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%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (9.68%) Workflow
8 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (6.45%) OO
8 2 (6.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Ruby
2 1 (3.23%) COBOL
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) JCL
2 1 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (3.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISEB
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (16.13%) Remedy
4 4 (12.90%) HP
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle
5 3 (9.68%) Cognos
5 3 (9.68%) Ericsson
6 1 (3.23%) Blue Prism
6 1 (3.23%) CA
6 1 (3.23%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Xamarin