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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 58 49 51
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.99% 2.60% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 3.22% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 14
Median daily rate £425 £316 £189
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.49% +67.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £163 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
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
488 839 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 80.13% 80.83% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 493 379
Median daily rate £431 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £271 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 22
Median hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.37 £9.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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
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 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 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) MS Visio
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Visualisation
4 5 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (26.67%) MicroStrategy
5 4 (26.67%) Remedy
5 4 (26.67%) SLA
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (26.67%) Retail
5 4 (26.67%) System Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Analytics
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (20.00%) User Experience
6 3 (20.00%) Change Control
6 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 3 (20.00%) Project Management

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 2 (13.33%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (13.33%) OLAP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) MicroStrategy Consultant
2 4 (26.67%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Development Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Finance Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Designer
5 1 (6.67%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Product Owner
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) UX Designer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Visualisation
2 3 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Analytics
3 4 (26.67%) System Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Change Control
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Business Development
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
6 1 (6.67%) Robotic Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Robotic Process Automation
6 1 (6.67%) Usability Testing
6 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Remedy
3 3 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Prism
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Ericsson
4 1 (6.67%) Rally
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago