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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 57 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.00% 2.03% 2.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.52% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 17
Median daily rate £419 £345 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.55% +18.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £224 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £393 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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
700 793 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 82.26% 80.67% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 386 507
Median daily rate £400 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 22 40
Median hourly rate £38.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.24 £8.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +1 8 £438 +26.99% 1
Amersham - 3 £400 -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Newport Pagnell - 1 £525 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 12 (37.50%) Finance
1 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (34.38%) Visualisation
3 9 (28.13%) Business Analysis
4 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
4 8 (25.00%) Analytics
5 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 6 (18.75%) SLA
6 6 (18.75%) User Experience
7 5 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (15.63%) Oracle
7 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
7 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
8 3 (9.38%) Ruby
8 3 (9.38%) Ericsson
8 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
8 3 (9.38%) Cognos
8 3 (9.38%) UML
8 3 (9.38%) OO
8 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (9.38%) Data Integration
8 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
8 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
8 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (9.38%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (9.38%) Use Case

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 (3.13%) CICS
1 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) 2G
1 2 (6.25%) 3G
1 2 (6.25%) 4G
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Appium
1 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) German Language
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Business Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Development Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) MicroStrategy Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Cognos BI Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Cognos Developer
5 3 (9.38%) MicroStrategy Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Principal Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Excel Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Report Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) COBOL Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Visualisation
2 6 (18.75%) User Experience
3 3 (9.38%) Data Integration
4 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.13%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (3.13%) Statistics
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (28.13%) Business Analysis
3 8 (25.00%) Analytics
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.38%) Logical Data Model
6 3 (9.38%) OO
6 3 (9.38%) Physical Data Model
6 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Server Building
6 3 (9.38%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (9.38%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (9.38%) UML
6 3 (9.38%) Use Case
7 2 (6.25%) Business Development
7 2 (6.25%) Data Entry
7 2 (6.25%) Data Validation
7 2 (6.25%) Feasibility Study
7 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Ruby
2 1 (3.13%) COBOL
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) JCL
2 1 (3.13%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (25.00%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) Cognos
3 3 (9.38%) Ericsson
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) Blue Prism
5 1 (3.13%) CA
5 1 (3.13%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Xamarin