The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 40 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.53% 1.85% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 2.32% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 5
Median daily rate £175 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £247 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £437 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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
485 646 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 81.51% 79.65% 73.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 395 311
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 49
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.39 £12.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £47.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +24 13 £160 -42.85% 9
Huntingdon 0 3 £140 -
Peterborough +4 1 - -
Validation
East of England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (26.92%) SQL
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) Data Validation
3 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (15.38%) Learning Management System
3 4 (15.38%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) Saba
4 3 (11.54%) C
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
4 3 (11.54%) .NET
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
4 3 (11.54%) SaaS
4 3 (11.54%) Planning and Forecasting
4 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.54%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 2 (7.69%) Time Management
5 2 (7.69%) X++
5 2 (7.69%) Predictive Analytics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.85%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) ClearCase
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) HR Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) IT Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Data Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) IT Programme Manager
5 3 (11.54%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Programme Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Change Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Dynamics AX Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) NumPy
3 1 (3.85%) STL
3 1 (3.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (15.38%) Learning Management System
2 3 (11.54%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Data Validation
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (11.54%) Planning and Forecasting
3 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.69%) Analytics
4 2 (7.69%) BPR
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) ERP
4 2 (7.69%) ETL
4 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
4 2 (7.69%) Time Management
4 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) C
4 2 (7.69%) C++
4 2 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 2 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) X++
5 1 (3.85%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ARP4761
2 1 (3.85%) DO-160
2 1 (3.85%) DO-254
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Saba
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.69%) JD Edwards
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Lauterbach
4 1 (3.85%) Splunk