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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 56 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.22% 2.66% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 3.15% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 13
Median daily rate £431 £325 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
540 604 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 82.57% 84.48% 79.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 324 361
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Validation.

1 9 (56.25%) Visualisation
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) MicroStrategy
3 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (37.50%) Analytics
4 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (25.00%) User Experience
5 4 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (18.75%) Statistical Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) DB2
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (12.50%) Remedy
7 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
7 2 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
7 2 (12.50%) Business Development
7 2 (12.50%) Legal
7 2 (12.50%) Billing
7 2 (12.50%) Use Case

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (6.25%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
2 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (12.50%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Billing
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
4 1 (6.25%) Automotive
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Development Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) MicroStrategy Consultant
2 5 (31.25%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Principal Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) CICS Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) COBOL Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
6 1 (6.25%) MicroStrategy Developer
6 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Visualisation
2 6 (37.50%) Analytics
2 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
3 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) OO
4 3 (18.75%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) UML
5 2 (12.50%) Business Development
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 2 (12.50%) Server Building
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) COBOL
1 1 (6.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) IBM