The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 30 42 34
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.29% 0.52% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 0.63% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £478 £425 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +49.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.75 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
244 319 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 78.96% 83.73% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 201 152
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 15
Median hourly rate £38.88 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £27.85 £23.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Saba
1 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
1 3 (37.50%) Matrix Management
1 3 (37.50%) Learning Management System
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
1 3 (37.50%) Business Transformation
1 3 (37.50%) Analytics
1 3 (37.50%) ServiceNow
1 3 (37.50%) Planning and Forecasting
1 3 (37.50%) Workday
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Electronics
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) NAS
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Trac
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) HR Manager
1 3 (37.50%) IT Manager
1 3 (37.50%) IT Programme Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) DSP Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Learning Management System
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (12.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Analytics
1 3 (37.50%) Business Transformation
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
1 3 (37.50%) Matrix Management
1 3 (37.50%) Planning and Forecasting
1 3 (37.50%) Programme Management
1 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Signal Processing
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Secure Coding
3 1 (12.50%) Signal Processing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ARP4754
1 1 (12.50%) GAMP
1 1 (12.50%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Saba
1 3 (37.50%) ServiceNow
1 3 (37.50%) Workday
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) VMware