Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 59 48
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.40% 0.90% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.02% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Bedfordshire median daily rate £338 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +3.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £245 £357 £160
90th Percentile £410 £474 £483
East of England median daily rate £425 £407 £294
% change year-on-year +4.36% +38.64% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £50.78 £50.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.46% - +32.76%
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% -20.00% +20.00%

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 513 590 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.53% 88.19% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 414 350
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £245 £282 £255
90th Percentile £588 £575 £594
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.58 £27.75 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.24% -21.83% +54.35%
10th Percentile £13.79 £10.87 £11.59
90th Percentile £20.14 £50.51 £47.89
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.02 £27.00
% change year-on-year -43.58% +14.87% +5.88%

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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 17 October 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 17 October 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
Luton 0 5 - - 1
Bedford +3 2 £250 -50.00% 5
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 5 (62.50%) PKI
1 5 (62.50%) Use Case
1 5 (62.50%) ForeScout
2 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Entry
2 2 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (12.50%) SAP

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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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP S/4HANA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Access Control Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) PKI
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Use Case
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Data Entry
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) ForeScout
2 1 (12.50%) SAP