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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 52 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.18% 1.97% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.39% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 15
Median daily rate £438 £339 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.05% +16.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £220 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £395 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +44.26%

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
506 585 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 85.33% 82.39% 81.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 286 370
Median daily rate £400 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £16.16 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (37.50%) Analytics
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
5 5 (31.25%) MS Visio
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Oracle
5 5 (31.25%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (31.25%) User Experience
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) OO
6 3 (18.75%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
7 2 (12.50%) Business Development
7 2 (12.50%) Use Case
7 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) DB2
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (12.50%) Remedy
7 2 (12.50%) Retail
7 2 (12.50%) Feasibility Study
7 2 (12.50%) Server Building
8 1 (6.25%) SDLC

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 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
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 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 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%) Designer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) MicroStrategy Developer
6 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Product Owner
6 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) UX Designer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Visualisation
2 5 (31.25%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Analytics
2 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (37.50%) Scrum
3 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
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%) Requirements Management
5 2 (12.50%) Server Building
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Usability Testing
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
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%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) IBM