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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 73 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.05% 2.06% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 2.72% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £185 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -52.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £165 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £280 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
959 992 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.53% 75.55% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 577 402
Average daily rate £391 £368 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -9 8 £350 +89.18% 1
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (45.45%) Finance
2 13 (29.55%) Migration
2 13 (29.55%) SQL
3 10 (22.73%) XML
3 10 (22.73%) Data Management
3 10 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
4 9 (20.45%) Data Quality
5 8 (18.18%) ETL
5 8 (18.18%) SAS
5 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
6 7 (15.91%) QA
6 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (15.91%) V-Model
6 7 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (15.91%) Waterfall
6 7 (15.91%) Test Management
6 7 (15.91%) Data Migration
6 7 (15.91%) DV Cleared
6 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (15.91%) SAP
6 7 (15.91%) ISEB
6 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
6 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
6 7 (15.91%) SDLC
7 6 (13.64%) Multicast
7 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (13.64%) MPLS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (18.18%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP BCA
1 1 (2.27%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) LAN
1 6 (13.64%) WLAN
1 6 (13.64%) WAN
1 6 (13.64%) Ethernet
1 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
1 6 (13.64%) VPN
1 6 (13.64%) SSL
1 6 (13.64%) MPLS
1 6 (13.64%) OSPF
1 6 (13.64%) BGP
1 6 (13.64%) EIGRP
1 6 (13.64%) VRRP
1 6 (13.64%) Wireless
1 6 (13.64%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 6 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (13.64%) Unified Communications
1 6 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (13.64%) HSRP
1 6 (13.64%) Multicast
2 3 (6.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (15.91%) Relational Database
2 5 (11.36%) Base SAS
2 5 (11.36%) SAP BW
3 4 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 4 (9.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (4.55%) DB2
5 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.27%) SAP BI
General
1 20 (45.45%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Military
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Data Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Test Leader
4 6 (13.64%) Vendor Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) SAS Programmer
6 3 (6.82%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Programmer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Procurement Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (4.55%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.55%) IT Procurement Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) SAS Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) PKI
2 6 (13.64%) Data Integration
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.82%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.82%) Credit Risk
5 2 (4.55%) Reference Data
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) UNIX
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Migration
2 10 (22.73%) Data Management
2 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
3 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
3 8 (18.18%) ETL
4 7 (15.91%) Software Testing
4 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Test Management
4 7 (15.91%) Data Migration
4 7 (15.91%) V-Model
4 7 (15.91%) Waterfall
4 7 (15.91%) SDLC
5 6 (13.64%) Data Validation
5 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.36%) Data Mapping
7 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.82%) Data Reconciliation
7 3 (6.82%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C
2 2 (4.55%) C#
2 2 (4.55%) C++
2 2 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) DV Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) ISEB
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) CCNP
3 6 (13.64%) CCIP
3 6 (13.64%) CCNA
4 3 (6.82%) CCDP
4 3 (6.82%) CCIE
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) Data Quality
2 7 (15.91%) QA
3 2 (4.55%) SLA
4 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.27%) GxP
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) SAP
2 6 (13.64%) Cisco
3 5 (11.36%) Informatica
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.82%) Juniper
5 3 (6.82%) F5
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle