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 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 56 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.05% 0.83% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.03% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 9
Median daily rate £273 £333 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.04% +79.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £315 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £378 £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
543 677 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 81.41% 80.50% 78.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 416 429
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 21
Median hourly rate £11.75 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.77% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £22.50 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 6 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (23.81%) SLA
4 5 (23.81%) Remedy
4 5 (23.81%) Project Management
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
4 5 (23.81%) System Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (19.05%) Selenium
5 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (19.05%) Degree
5 4 (19.05%) Retail
5 4 (19.05%) Spring
5 4 (19.05%) Maven
5 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (19.05%) Visualisation
5 4 (19.05%) Change Control
5 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (19.05%) JUnit
5 4 (19.05%) MS Office
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) J2EE

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 4 (19.05%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) NGN
1 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (9.52%) OLAP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Base SAS
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (4.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JUnit
1 4 (19.05%) Maven
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) J2EE Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Excel Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) MicroStrategy Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Data Entry Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SAS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
1 4 (19.05%) J2EE
1 4 (19.05%) Spring
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) JSP
2 2 (9.52%) RESTful
2 2 (9.52%) Servlets
2 2 (9.52%) Struts
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (19.05%) Visualisation
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) MVS
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) System Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Change Control
4 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Workflow
5 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) Business Development
6 2 (9.52%) Coaching
6 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Requirements Management
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Sun Certification
3 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Remedy
4 4 (19.05%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Sun
5 2 (9.52%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Prism
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) Dell