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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 52 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.90% 0.60% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 0.82% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.35% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-13.53% +6.57%
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
522 489 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 71.02% 73.31% 65.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 189 236
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 38 58
Average hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £38.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +5.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.78 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +2 6 £213 -38.40% 6
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle
3 5 (20.83%) Document Management
3 5 (20.83%) Adobe
3 5 (20.83%) Acrobat
3 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (16.67%) Korn
4 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 4 (16.67%) UNIX
4 4 (16.67%) Electronics
5 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (12.50%) SolidWorks
5 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) SLA
5 3 (12.50%) .NET
5 3 (12.50%) CAD
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (12.50%) Time Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Validation
6 2 (8.33%) Requirements Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Acrobat
2 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) TETRA
2 1 (4.17%) DECT
2 1 (4.17%) GSM
2 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
1 1 (4.17%) GoogleTest
General
1 4 (16.67%) Electronics
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Military
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Programmer
4 2 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Data Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Trainee
5 1 (4.17%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) EMC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) STL
2 1 (4.17%) Qt
2 1 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Document Management
2 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) CAD
3 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Validation
4 2 (8.33%) Requirements Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Strategic Management
5 1 (4.17%) UML
5 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
5 1 (4.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Korn
2 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.17%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Adobe
3 3 (12.50%) SolidWorks
4 1 (4.17%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) EMC