The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 55 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.85% 1.87% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.37% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 7
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £295 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
Validation
Buckinghamshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
634 716 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 83.86% 78.94% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 371 365
Average daily rate £410 £368 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 16
Average hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 £15.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +150.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 11 (39.29%) Finance
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (32.14%) SAS
4 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 7 (25.00%) Sun
4 7 (25.00%) Sun Certification
4 7 (25.00%) Java
4 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) J2EE
4 7 (25.00%) JUnit
4 7 (25.00%) Spring
4 7 (25.00%) Maven
4 7 (25.00%) Degree
4 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (25.00%) Selenium
4 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Data Quality
5 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.86%) jQuery
6 5 (17.86%) Data Validation
6 5 (17.86%) JSP
6 5 (17.86%) Servlets
6 5 (17.86%) Struts
6 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 5 (17.86%) Eclipse
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.29%) Management Information System

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 9 (32.14%) SAS
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) NGN
1 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Base SAS
3 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.14%) DB2
3 2 (7.14%) OLAP
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (7.14%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) JUnit
1 7 (25.00%) Maven
1 7 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Developer
3 7 (25.00%) J2EE Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Business Information Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Data Entry Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Excel Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Information Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Junior
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Junior Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) MicroStrategy Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Process Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) SAS Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 7 (25.00%) J2EE
1 7 (25.00%) Spring
2 5 (17.86%) jQuery
2 5 (17.86%) JSP
2 5 (17.86%) Servlets
2 5 (17.86%) Struts
3 2 (7.14%) RESTful
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 2 (7.14%) Data Extraction
4 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 2 (7.14%) Statistics
4 2 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) MVS
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Data Validation
4 4 (14.29%) Analytics
4 4 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Change Management
5 3 (10.71%) Coaching
5 3 (10.71%) Data Entry
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 2 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (7.14%) Metadata Management
6 2 (7.14%) System Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Java
1 7 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
1 7 (25.00%) Sun Certification
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.57%) HNC
5 1 (3.57%) HND
5 1 (3.57%) ISEB
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) Sun
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (7.14%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) HP
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Circa £30,000
Posted: 2 days ago