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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 31 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.98% 1.85% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.16% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £575 - £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.75 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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
272 278 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 76.84% 85.54% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 166 163
Median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £288 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 15
Median hourly rate £39.75 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £37.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Saba
1 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (30.00%) Learning Management System
1 3 (30.00%) Data Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
1 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (30.00%) SDLC
1 3 (30.00%) Planning and Forecasting
1 3 (30.00%) Workday
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Unix

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 (10.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (10.00%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Trac
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) HR Manager
1 3 (30.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (30.00%) IT Programme Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects Reports Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) DSP Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Report Developer
2 1 (10.00%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Data Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) SAP MDM Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Development Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Learning Management System
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
1 3 (30.00%) Data Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
1 3 (30.00%) Planning and Forecasting
1 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
1 3 (30.00%) SDLC
1 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ARP4754
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Saba
1 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (30.00%) Workday
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (10.00%) SAP