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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 48 37 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.39% 1.58% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.14% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Validation
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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
330 281 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 65.74% 74.14% 62.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 128 120
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 73
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.36 £30.00 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 4 (26.67%) Adobe
1 4 (26.67%) Acrobat
1 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (26.67%) Document Management
2 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Google
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) LabVIEW
2 3 (20.00%) SolidWorks
2 3 (20.00%) Electronics
2 3 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (20.00%) STL
2 3 (20.00%) UML
2 3 (20.00%) Qt
2 3 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (20.00%) GoogleTest
2 3 (20.00%) CAD
3 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Acrobat
2 1 (6.67%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
1 1 (6.67%) TETRA
1 1 (6.67%) SMS
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) LabVIEW
1 3 (20.00%) GoogleTest
2 1 (6.67%) MSI
2 1 (6.67%) AdminStudio
2 1 (6.67%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) C++ Programmer
1 3 (20.00%) Software Programmer
1 3 (20.00%) Programmer
1 3 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Document Controller
3 1 (6.67%) Trainee
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) STL
1 3 (20.00%) Qt
1 3 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) Data Conversion
1 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Windows NT
1 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
1 4 (26.67%) Document Management
2 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) UML
2 3 (20.00%) CAD
3 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Adobe
2 3 (20.00%) Google
2 3 (20.00%) SolidWorks
3 1 (6.67%) AppSense
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
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