Period
to 22 February 2018

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 6 months to 22 February 2018 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
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 15 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 1.28% 3.96% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 4.65% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Bedford median daily rate - £310 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.14% +36.72%
Bedfordshire median daily rate £355 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -23.24% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate £15.50 - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £33.14 - £46.36

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 63 86 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 80.77% 85.15% 79.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 64 37
Bedford median daily rate £315 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £125 £275 £224
90th Percentile £485 £450 £488
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Bedford median hourly rate £13.41 £10.30 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.22% -47.18% +11.43%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.30 £11.10
90th Percentile £24.38 £10.30 £27.90
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.36% -65.00% +128.57%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Bedford

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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

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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 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Validation.

1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring