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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 31 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.93% 0.38% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.73% 0.46% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £190 - £294
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 - £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.04% -0.66%
Validation
Cambridgeshire

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
296 431 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 83.15% 81.94% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 289 242
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.00 £20.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016, 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 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (29.41%) Data Validation
3 4 (23.53%) Learning Management System
3 4 (23.53%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) Saba
4 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) ERP
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
4 3 (17.65%) SaaS
4 3 (17.65%) ServiceNow
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
4 3 (17.65%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
5 2 (11.76%) Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) X++
5 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (11.76%) Predictive Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
5 2 (11.76%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence

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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.88%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) HR Manager
2 6 (35.29%) IT Manager
3 5 (29.41%) Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Project Manager
5 3 (17.65%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (17.65%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (17.65%) Programme Manager
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Business Objects Reports Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Data Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Data Mining Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Python Developer
7 1 (5.88%) Report Developer
7 1 (5.88%) SAP Data Consultant
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Development Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Development Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) NumPy
3 1 (5.88%) STL
3 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Learning Management System
2 2 (11.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Data Validation
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) ERP
2 3 (17.65%) Planning and Forecasting
2 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
2 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) Multithreading
3 2 (11.76%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) API Development
4 1 (5.88%) Data Flow Diagram
4 1 (5.88%) Data Governance
4 1 (5.88%) Master Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) X++
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Saba
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) ServiceNow
3 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Splunk