Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 20 May 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 39 38
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 +25
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.31% 2.88% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 3.16% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 4
Bedfordshire median daily rate £363 £475 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +12.76% +31.64%
10th Percentile £249 £272 £350
90th Percentile £466 £544 £446
East of England median daily rate £450 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +6.51% -0.59% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 12
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 - £50.68
10th Percentile £14.25 - £45.32
90th Percentile £16.75 - £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £36.75 £34.63 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.14% -27.11% +93.88%

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 550 538 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.72% 91.03% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 388 393
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £301
90th Percentile £600 £575 £619
East of England median daily rate £450 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 33
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £14.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.36% -68.82% +106.67%
10th Percentile £10.16 £14.00 £15.70
90th Percentile £36.25 £32.25 £50.76
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -46.97% +20.00% +10.00%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford 0 3 £363 +16.94% 9
Luton -12 3 - -
Dunstable -3 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) UML
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) Power BI
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
3 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) Power BI
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) UML
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Business Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Compliance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Encryption
3 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau