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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 61 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.74% 2.32% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.81% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 13
Median daily rate £431 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
747 818 944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 81.28% 82.38% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 432 489
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £285 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 23
Median hourly rate £23.75 £15.57 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.53% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £60.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -7 8 £431 +32.69%
Amersham - 1 £400 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £525 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 11 (33.33%) Finance
1 11 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 10 (30.30%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) MicroStrategy
3 8 (24.24%) Analytics
4 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
5 6 (18.18%) SLA
6 5 (15.15%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle
6 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
6 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
6 5 (15.15%) Scrum
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (15.15%) User Experience
7 4 (12.12%) Retail
7 4 (12.12%) ITIL
8 3 (9.09%) UML
8 3 (9.09%) OO
8 3 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (9.09%) Ruby
8 3 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) Use Case
8 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.09%) Server Building
9 2 (6.06%) Feasibility Study
9 2 (6.06%) Regulatory Compliance
9 2 (6.06%) Data Entry

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 1 (3.03%) CICS
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
1 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) 2G
1 2 (6.06%) 3G
1 2 (6.06%) 4G
2 1 (3.03%) IMAP
2 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.06%) DB2
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Appium
1 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Billing
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Automotive
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) German Language
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Development Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) MicroStrategy Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) MicroStrategy Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Principal Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Cognos BI Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Cognos Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Report Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 10 (30.30%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (24.24%) Analytics
4 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
7 3 (9.09%) OO
7 3 (9.09%) Server Building
7 3 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) UML
7 3 (9.09%) Use Case
8 2 (6.06%) Data Entry
8 2 (6.06%) Data Integration
8 2 (6.06%) Data Validation
8 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (6.06%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (6.06%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (6.06%) Requirements Management
8 2 (6.06%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Ruby
2 1 (3.03%) COBOL
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) JCL
2 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) GAMP
2 2 (6.06%) GxP
3 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
1 8 (24.24%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Cognos
3 2 (6.06%) Ericsson
3 2 (6.06%) Remedy
3 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Xamarin