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 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 59 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 15 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.90% 1.43% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.53% 1.98% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £313 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% +184.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
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
592 556 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 74.94% 72.40% 63.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 287 191
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 30
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 June 2015.

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
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 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 6 £278 -11.20% 4
Huntingdon 0 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £225 -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 13 (46.43%) Systems Analysis
2 12 (42.86%) SAP
3 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (21.43%) Web Services
4 6 (21.43%) SAS
4 6 (21.43%) SAP HANA
4 6 (21.43%) Analytics
5 5 (17.86%) Workflow
5 5 (17.86%) XML
5 5 (17.86%) MS Office
5 5 (17.86%) Documentum
5 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
5 5 (17.86%) XML Schema
5 5 (17.86%) EMC
5 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (10.71%) C#
7 3 (10.71%) Oracle
7 3 (10.71%) Windows
7 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
7 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (7.14%) Degree
8 2 (7.14%) Electronics
8 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
8 2 (7.14%) Requirements Management
8 2 (7.14%) ZigBee
8 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 6 (21.43%) SAS
2 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (17.86%) Documentum
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) ZigBee
2 1 (3.57%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (7.14%) Electronics
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Data Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) RF Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Validation Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Hardware Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Procurement Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Software Configuration Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Project Controller
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 5 (17.86%) XML
2 5 (17.86%) XML Schema
3 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) GIS
1 1 (3.57%) Data Extraction
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (21.43%) Analytics
4 5 (17.86%) Workflow
5 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Requirements Management
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.14%) Data Management
7 1 (3.57%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.57%) Signal Processing
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) SAP
2 5 (17.86%) EMC
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) HP
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