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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 74 78 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.41% 0.79% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.05% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
Average daily rate
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£343 £375 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £179 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
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
959 956 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 79.32% 75.28% 72.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 578 341
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% +15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.00 £26.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 3 June 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 10 £350 -6.66% 7
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 27 (54.00%) Finance
2 18 (36.00%) Telecoms
3 15 (30.00%) SQL
3 15 (30.00%) XML
3 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Test Management
5 12 (24.00%) Software Testing
5 12 (24.00%) QA
5 12 (24.00%) Waterfall
5 12 (24.00%) V-Model
5 12 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (24.00%) Relational Database
5 12 (24.00%) SDLC
5 12 (24.00%) ISEB
6 11 (22.00%) SAP
6 11 (22.00%) Migration
7 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.00%) Data Quality
8 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (14.00%) Data Management
8 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
8 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
8 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (14.00%) Legal
8 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
8 7 (14.00%) SAP BW
8 7 (14.00%) Project Management
8 7 (14.00%) ETL
9 6 (12.00%) LAN

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 5 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) LAN
1 6 (12.00%) WLAN
1 6 (12.00%) WAN
1 6 (12.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (12.00%) VPN
1 6 (12.00%) SSL
1 6 (12.00%) MPLS
1 6 (12.00%) OSPF
1 6 (12.00%) BGP
1 6 (12.00%) EIGRP
1 6 (12.00%) VRRP
1 6 (12.00%) Wireless
1 6 (12.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (12.00%) Unified Communications
1 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (12.00%) HSRP
1 6 (12.00%) Multicast
2 3 (6.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.00%) SAP BW
3 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (10.00%) Base SAS
4 4 (8.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (6.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (2.00%) MS Access
6 1 (2.00%) SAP BI
General
1 27 (54.00%) Finance
2 18 (36.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (14.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Vendor Manager
3 14 (28.00%) Test Analyst
4 12 (24.00%) Test Leader
5 7 (14.00%) Data Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (4.00%) Programmer
8 2 (4.00%) Procurement Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.00%) IT Procurement Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Network Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) SAS Analyst Programmer
8 2 (4.00%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.00%) SAS Programmer
9 1 (2.00%) Contracts Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) PKI
3 4 (8.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (6.00%) Credit Risk
4 3 (6.00%) Reference Data
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 13 (26.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (24.00%) Software Testing
3 12 (24.00%) V-Model
3 12 (24.00%) Waterfall
3 12 (24.00%) Test Management
3 12 (24.00%) SDLC
4 11 (22.00%) Migration
5 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (14.00%) Data Management
6 7 (14.00%) ETL
6 7 (14.00%) Project Management
6 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
6 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
7 6 (12.00%) Manual Testing
7 6 (12.00%) Data Validation
7 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
8 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) C
2 2 (4.00%) C#
2 2 (4.00%) C++
2 2 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) ISEB
2 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
2 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (12.00%) CCNP
3 6 (12.00%) CCIP
3 6 (12.00%) CCNA
4 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) CCDP
5 3 (6.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) QA
2 8 (16.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.00%) GxP
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 12 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) SAP
2 6 (12.00%) Cisco
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) Informatica
4 3 (6.00%) F5
4 3 (6.00%) Juniper
5 1 (2.00%) Apple
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £33,000 to £37,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 4 days ago