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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 51 74 55
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 42 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.22% 0.66% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 0.93% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 6
Average daily rate
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£290 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £280 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -5.55%
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
996 749 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 76.26% 70.93% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 412 269
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 32 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +13 28 £290 -17.14% 5
Amersham - 3 - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 30 (44.12%) MS Excel
2 24 (35.29%) Data Validation
3 21 (30.88%) Windows
4 18 (26.47%) Migration
4 18 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 17 (25.00%) Finance
5 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (19.12%) MS Access
6 13 (19.12%) SQL
6 13 (19.12%) MS PowerPoint
7 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
7 12 (17.65%) MS Office
8 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
8 11 (16.18%) Spreadsheet
9 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
10 9 (13.24%) QA
10 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (13.24%) SAP
10 9 (13.24%) ITIL
10 9 (13.24%) SLA
10 9 (13.24%) ISEB
11 8 (11.76%) XML
11 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
11 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Test Management
11 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
11 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (11.76%) V-Model

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 30 (44.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (17.65%) MS Office
4 11 (16.18%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (4.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.47%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Unified Communications
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (4.41%) HSRP
2 3 (4.41%) Multicast
2 3 (4.41%) Wireless
2 3 (4.41%) BGP
2 3 (4.41%) EIGRP
2 3 (4.41%) VRRP
2 3 (4.41%) MPLS
2 3 (4.41%) OSPF
2 3 (4.41%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 3 (4.41%) LAN
2 3 (4.41%) Intranet
2 3 (4.41%) SSL
2 3 (4.41%) WLAN
2 3 (4.41%) WAN
2 3 (4.41%) Ethernet
2 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) MS Access
2 8 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.88%) SAP BW
3 4 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.47%) Maven
2 1 (1.47%) Selenium
2 1 (1.47%) JUnit
2 1 (1.47%) Toad
General
1 17 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Electronics
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (42.65%) Analyst
2 8 (11.76%) Team Leader
2 8 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 8 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 7 (10.29%) Test Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Test Leader
4 5 (7.35%) PMO Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Data Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Coordinator
5 3 (4.41%) Project Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) Developer
6 2 (2.94%) Programme Office Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (2.94%) Programme Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Support Assistant
6 2 (2.94%) Systems Support
6 2 (2.94%) Administrator
6 2 (2.94%) PMO Lead
6 2 (2.94%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (2.94%) Spring
3 1 (1.47%) JPA
3 1 (1.47%) Ajax
3 1 (1.47%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.47%) JMS
3 1 (1.47%) J2EE
3 1 (1.47%) JSP
3 1 (1.47%) Servlets
3 1 (1.47%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.41%) Reference Data
3 3 (4.41%) PKI
4 1 (1.47%) Economics
4 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.88%) Windows
2 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.29%) Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Data Validation
2 18 (26.47%) Migration
2 18 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
5 9 (13.24%) ITIL
6 8 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 8 (11.76%) Test Management
6 8 (11.76%) V-Model
6 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.29%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (10.29%) Line Management
8 6 (8.82%) Service Management
8 6 (8.82%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.82%) Change Management
8 6 (8.82%) Project Management
8 6 (8.82%) ITIL V3
8 6 (8.82%) Operations Management
9 5 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) C
3 2 (2.94%) Java
3 2 (2.94%) VBA
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) ISEB
3 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.82%) MCSE
4 6 (8.82%) MCP
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.88%) PMP
5 4 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.41%) CCIE
6 3 (4.41%) CCNP
6 3 (4.41%) CCIP
6 3 (4.41%) CCNA
6 3 (4.41%) CCDP
7 2 (2.94%) Degree
8 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) QA
1 9 (13.24%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.41%) Firmware
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (10.29%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (8.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) SAP
3 7 (10.29%) Lumension
3 7 (10.29%) McAfee
3 7 (10.29%) VMware
4 6 (8.82%) Business Objects
4 6 (8.82%) Sophos
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco
6 3 (4.41%) F5
7 2 (2.94%) Juniper
7 2 (2.94%) Oracle
8 1 (1.47%) AppSense
8 1 (1.47%) Cramer
8 1 (1.47%) Apple
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.47%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.47%) Sun
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