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 30 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 50 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.34% 0.67% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% 0.91% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
Average daily rate
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£189 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.29% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £178 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £598 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +13.68%
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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
625 548 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 76.88% 73.66% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 278 247
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £19.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014, 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
3 12 (52.17%) Data Validation
4 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
4 11 (47.83%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (47.83%) MS Access
4 11 (47.83%) MS Office
4 11 (47.83%) Migration
4 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (13.04%) Lumension
6 3 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
6 3 (13.04%) SLA
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.04%) McAfee
7 2 (8.70%) Sophos
7 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (8.70%) Sun
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
7 2 (8.70%) Firmware
7 2 (8.70%) Intranet
7 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
7 2 (8.70%) Linux
7 2 (8.70%) MCSE

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 11 (47.83%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (47.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) MS Access
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JUnit
1 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.70%) Maven
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Team Leader
4 3 (13.04%) Project Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (8.70%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Deployment Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) J2EE
1 2 (8.70%) JSP
1 2 (8.70%) Servlets
1 2 (8.70%) Struts
1 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
1 2 (8.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Data Validation
2 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 11 (47.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (8.70%) ERP
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Management
5 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Document Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
1 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Sun Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (8.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Firmware
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) McAfee
1 3 (13.04%) Lumension
2 2 (8.70%) Sophos
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Sun
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
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