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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 44 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.37% 1.36% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.77% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£213 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.34% +7.57%
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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
287 283 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 65.53% 76.90% 68.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 124 128
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 70
Average hourly rate £31.88 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.20% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £32.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 5 (29.41%) Adobe
1 5 (29.41%) Acrobat
1 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
1 5 (29.41%) Document Management
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Google
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Electronics
3 3 (17.65%) LabVIEW
3 3 (17.65%) SolidWorks
3 3 (17.65%) C++
3 3 (17.65%) STL
3 3 (17.65%) UML
3 3 (17.65%) Qt
3 3 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (17.65%) GoogleTest
3 3 (17.65%) CAD
4 2 (11.76%) TETRA
4 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.88%) Finance
5 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.88%) AppSense
5 1 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (29.41%) Acrobat
2 1 (5.88%) Simulink
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TETRA
2 1 (5.88%) DECT
2 1 (5.88%) SMS
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) LabVIEW
1 3 (17.65%) GoogleTest
2 1 (5.88%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (17.65%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Programmer
1 3 (17.65%) C++ Programmer
1 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Software Programmer
2 2 (11.76%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Trainee
3 1 (5.88%) Document Controller
3 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Graduate
3 1 (5.88%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) STL
1 3 (17.65%) Qt
1 3 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
1 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
1 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
1 5 (29.41%) Document Management
2 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) UML
3 3 (17.65%) CAD
4 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
2 1 (5.88%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Adobe
2 3 (17.65%) SolidWorks
2 3 (17.65%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) AppSense
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
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