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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 56 53 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.94% 1.69% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.22% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 2
Average daily rate
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£353 £185 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.54% -52.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £185 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £280 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -
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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
778 632 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 79.39% 76.14% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 372 299
Average daily rate £390 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -48.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.91 £10.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 17 (58.62%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) Data Quality
4 10 (34.48%) SAS
4 10 (34.48%) Data Management
5 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
5 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) Data Integration
6 7 (24.14%) UNIX
6 7 (24.14%) Migration
6 7 (24.14%) ETL
7 6 (20.69%) MVS
7 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
7 6 (20.69%) Banking
7 6 (20.69%) Windows
7 6 (20.69%) Oracle
7 6 (20.69%) DB2
7 6 (20.69%) SLA
7 6 (20.69%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (20.69%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (20.69%) Coaching
7 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
8 5 (17.24%) Data Mapping
8 5 (17.24%) Informatica
8 5 (17.24%) Data Analysis
9 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (13.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 10 (34.48%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) WLAN
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
1 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) VPN
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
1 2 (6.90%) MPLS
1 2 (6.90%) OSPF
1 2 (6.90%) BGP
1 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
1 2 (6.90%) VRRP
1 2 (6.90%) Wireless
1 2 (6.90%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (6.90%) HSRP
1 2 (6.90%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (20.69%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (20.69%) DB2
3 4 (13.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (6.90%) Base SAS
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
5 1 (3.45%) SAP BI
5 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
General
1 17 (58.62%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Spanish Language
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Financial Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) SAS Programmer
4 3 (10.34%) Junior
4 3 (10.34%) Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Change Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) SAS Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) SAS Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Implementation Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) SAS Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Data Integration
2 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.90%) PKI
4 2 (6.90%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) UNIX
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) MVS
3 1 (3.45%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Data Management
2 7 (24.14%) ETL
2 7 (24.14%) Migration
3 6 (20.69%) Coaching
3 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
3 6 (20.69%) Data Cleansing
4 5 (17.24%) Data Mapping
4 5 (17.24%) Data Analysis
4 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.90%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.45%) Change Control
7 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) CCIE
2 2 (6.90%) CCNP
2 2 (6.90%) CCIP
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) CCDP
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) Data Quality
2 6 (20.69%) SLA
3 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) Informatica
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) ILOG
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
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