The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Cambridge 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 43 36 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.73% 1.28% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 1.84% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+184.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
315 272 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.18% 69.57% 58.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 123 122
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 70
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £31.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Cambridge region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Cambridge region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Acrobat
2 3 (25.00%) Electronics
2 3 (25.00%) LabVIEW
2 3 (25.00%) SolidWorks
2 3 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) STL
2 3 (25.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) Adobe
2 3 (25.00%) Document Management
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Google
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Qt
2 3 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (25.00%) GoogleTest
2 3 (25.00%) CAD
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
3 1 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (25.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (8.33%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) LabVIEW
1 3 (25.00%) GoogleTest
2 1 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (8.33%) MSI
2 1 (8.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Programmer
1 3 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) C++ Programmer
1 3 (25.00%) Software Programmer
2 2 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Graduate
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Trainee
3 1 (8.33%) Document Controller
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) STL
1 3 (25.00%) Qt
1 3 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion
1 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
1 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Document Management
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) CAD
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Adobe
1 3 (25.00%) SolidWorks
1 3 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) AppSense
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) CA