The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
Bedfordshire / Bedford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.56% 7.69% 6.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 10.00% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £500 - £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +12.85%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 33 20 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 84.62% 76.92% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 21
Median daily rate £390 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% -0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Bedford

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Bedford

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) QlikView
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
1 2 (66.67%) Scorecard
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Data Privacy
2 1 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (33.33%) GxP

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) QlikView
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) GIS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView Developer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Scorecard
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Data Privacy
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (33.33%) GxP
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft