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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 39 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.62% 1.58% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.11% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £425 £125 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +123.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
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
317 237 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 85.44% 75.00% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 148 102
Average daily rate £400 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016, 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 (62.50%) Python
1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) Bioinformatics
1 5 (62.50%) Biology
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (50.00%) Parallel Computing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Postgraduate
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) MySQL
2 4 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) Linear Algebra
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) CRM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Programmer
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Change Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Change Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Controller
3 1 (12.50%) Statistician
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Biology
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 1 (12.50%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Bioinformatics
2 4 (50.00%) Data Visualisation
2 4 (50.00%) Parallel Computing
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Linear Algebra
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) Python
2 4 (50.00%) C
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Postgraduate
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) PhD
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
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