The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 55 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.80% 1.73% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 2.44% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £313 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% +184.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
384 328 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 76.95% 71.00% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 212 125
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 29
Average hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.58 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015, 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 3 (30.00%) EMC
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) ZigBee
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Signal Processing
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) RF Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Project Controller
2 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Procurement Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
1 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Signal Processing
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) EMC
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) IBM