Period
to 23 February 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 23 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 41 28
Rank change year-on-year -12 -13 +38
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.27% 2.53% 4.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.91% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 5
Bedfordshire median daily rate £355 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.24% +8.82% -
10th Percentile £351 £267 £345
90th Percentile £359 £544 £448
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 22
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £33.14 - £46.36
10th Percentile £17.90 - £36.48
90th Percentile £47.38 - £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £35.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.11% +12.50% +33.33%

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 548 481 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 87.26% 86.82% 87.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 331 359
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £140 £263 £280
90th Percentile £615 £588 £606
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 56
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -65.00% +128.57%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £43.33 £24.43 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +33.33%

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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 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 February 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 -10 6 £355 -29.00% 4
Bedford -3 1 - - 1
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) UML
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) F5
2 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Adaptive Security
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Local Government
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (12.50%) Performance 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
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (12.50%) Power BI
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (12.50%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Network Support
1 3 (37.50%) Network Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Project Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Software Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Officer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Adaptive Security
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Data Encryption
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle