The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 40 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.81% 0.52% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.88% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £57
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £39.50 £51.50 £56.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.30% -8.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.93% -17.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
268 228 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.63% 59.84% 63.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 105 150
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 31
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Validation
Cambridgeshire

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 April 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 3 (33.33%) IIS
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) GxP
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) GoogleTest
2 2 (22.22%) Qt
2 2 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (22.22%) Data Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Google
2 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
2 2 (22.22%) STL
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) UML
2 2 (22.22%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) EDMS
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) GoogleTest
1 2 (22.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) C++ Programmer
1 2 (22.22%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Software Programmer
1 2 (22.22%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Programmer
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Qt
1 2 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (22.22%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 3 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (22.22%) Data Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) GxP
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft