The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 61 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.10% 3.04% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 4.41% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 11
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£125 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% -14.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £24.50 £19.00 £44.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.94% -57.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £19.00 £36.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £19.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.82 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-17.81% +1.35%
Validation
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
562 363 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 77.41% 68.88% 66.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 184 258
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 35 49
Average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.70 £50.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Cambridgeshire region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Cambridgeshire region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 5 £125 - 2
Peterborough - 2 - - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 4 (18.18%) UNIX
4 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Korn
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) .NET
5 3 (13.64%) MS Office
5 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
6 2 (9.09%) Finance
6 2 (9.09%) TETRA
6 2 (9.09%) Electronics
6 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) Document Management
6 2 (9.09%) Acrobat
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) ATM
6 2 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Python
6 2 (9.09%) SLA
6 2 (9.09%) Adobe

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Documentum
1 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) Acrobat
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) TETRA
1 2 (9.09%) ATM
2 1 (4.55%) DECT
2 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Electronics
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Validation Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Hardware Test Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) FPGA Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) FPGA Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Data Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Cognos Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) XML Schema
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmacovigilance
2 1 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
1 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Data Management
3 2 (9.09%) Document Management
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Data Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Korn
3 2 (9.09%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) TTCN
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe
2 2 (9.09%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) Xilinx
3 1 (4.55%) Altera
3 1 (4.55%) Actel
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Cognos
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