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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 33 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.60% 0.21% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 0.26% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £358 £330 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +55.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £330 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £330 £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.51% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
257 385 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.37% 80.71% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 251 191
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 28
Median hourly rate £32.75 £38.75 £31.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 5 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Saba
2 4 (26.67%) Learning Management System
3 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
3 3 (20.00%) SaaS
3 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) SAP ERP
5 1 (6.67%) WPF
5 1 (6.67%) Use Case
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP ERP
1 1 (6.67%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
1 5 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) HR Manager
2 6 (40.00%) IT Manager
3 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 3 (20.00%) IT Programme Manager
4 3 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Programme Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Objects Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Report Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) SAP MDM Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) NumPy
1 1 (6.67%) STL
1 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Learning Management System
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
1 3 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
1 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (6.67%) Data Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Use Case
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) C++
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Saba
2 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Splunk