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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 57 72 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 28 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.15% 1.09% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.51% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 4
Average daily rate
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£318 £420 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +52.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £370 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +23.93%
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
1004 860 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 76.99% 72.33% 73.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 481 364
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 28
Average hourly rate £26.75 £15.97 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.50 £9.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 17 £300 -25.00% 6
Chesham - 1 - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 29 (50.00%) Finance
2 23 (39.66%) Telecoms
3 16 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (25.86%) SQL
5 14 (24.14%) XML
5 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
6 13 (22.41%) ISEB
7 12 (20.69%) Test Management
7 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
7 12 (20.69%) QA
7 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
7 12 (20.69%) V-Model
7 12 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (20.69%) Relational Database
8 11 (18.97%) SAP
9 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
9 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
9 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
10 9 (15.52%) Migration
11 8 (13.79%) Data Validation
11 8 (13.79%) Project Management
11 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
12 7 (12.07%) SAP BW
12 7 (12.07%) Performance Management
12 7 (12.07%) Legal
13 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
13 6 (10.34%) Wireless

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (6.90%) SAS
2 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.17%) MS Office
4 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) Wireless
1 6 (10.34%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 6 (10.34%) MPLS
1 6 (10.34%) OSPF
1 6 (10.34%) BGP
1 6 (10.34%) EIGRP
1 6 (10.34%) VRRP
1 6 (10.34%) SSL
1 6 (10.34%) Ethernet
1 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
1 6 (10.34%) VPN
1 6 (10.34%) LAN
1 6 (10.34%) WLAN
1 6 (10.34%) WAN
1 6 (10.34%) Unified Communications
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (10.34%) HSRP
1 6 (10.34%) Multicast
2 2 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) Relational Database
2 7 (12.07%) SAP BW
3 4 (6.90%) Base SAS
3 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.90%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.72%) MS Access
5 1 (1.72%) SAP BI
General
1 29 (50.00%) Finance
2 23 (39.66%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.07%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (36.21%) Analyst
2 15 (25.86%) Vendor Manager
3 13 (22.41%) Test Analyst
4 12 (20.69%) Test Leader
5 6 (10.34%) Data Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.45%) Procurement Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Programme Office Manager
7 2 (3.45%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Network Architect
7 2 (3.45%) IT Procurement Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.45%) PMO Lead
8 1 (1.72%) Validation Consultant
8 1 (1.72%) Portfolio Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.34%) PKI
3 5 (8.62%) Reference Data
4 3 (5.17%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.45%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (24.14%) Test Scripting
3 12 (20.69%) Test Management
3 12 (20.69%) Software Testing
3 12 (20.69%) Waterfall
3 12 (20.69%) V-Model
4 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
4 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.52%) Migration
6 8 (13.79%) Data Validation
6 8 (13.79%) Project Management
7 7 (12.07%) Performance Management
8 6 (10.34%) Manual Testing
8 6 (10.34%) Load Balancing
8 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (8.62%) Data Management
10 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
10 4 (6.90%) ETL
10 4 (6.90%) ITIL
10 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) C
3 2 (3.45%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) C++
3 2 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) ISEB
2 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
4 6 (10.34%) CCNP
4 6 (10.34%) CCIP
4 6 (10.34%) CCNA
4 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.62%) CCIE
5 5 (8.62%) CCDP
6 3 (5.17%) MCP
6 3 (5.17%) MCSE
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) QA
2 6 (10.34%) Data Quality
3 4 (6.90%) SLA
4 1 (1.72%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.72%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.72%) XenApp
2 1 (1.72%) Firmware
2 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) SAP
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) Cisco
4 5 (8.62%) F5
5 3 (5.17%) Lumension
5 3 (5.17%) McAfee
5 3 (5.17%) Sophos
5 3 (5.17%) VMware
6 2 (3.45%) Juniper
6 2 (3.45%) Informatica
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle
7 1 (1.72%) Apple
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix
7 1 (1.72%) AppSense
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