The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 70 60 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.08% 0.60% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.82% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate £420 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.72% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
845 611 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.42% 73.26% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 356 381
Average daily rate £355 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.97 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
South East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -10 10 £400 +68.42%
Beaconsfield - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (45.00%) Project Management
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (15.00%) Banking
4 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) H.323
5 2 (10.00%) MS Project
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) ISDN
5 2 (10.00%) PBX
5 2 (10.00%) IVR
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) QA
5 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) Data Transformation
5 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) H.323
1 2 (10.00%) ISDN
1 2 (10.00%) PBX
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.00%) Spanish Language
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Lead Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) IVR
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Transformation
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) PMP
3 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec
2 1 (5.00%) SAP