The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 29 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
South East > Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 59 69
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10  
Contract jobs citing Validation 25 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.44% 1.98% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 2.33% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £324 £181 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.36% -45.71%  
10th Percentile £284 £120 £258
90th Percentile £547 £563 £373
South East median daily rate £425 £356 £377
% change year-on-year +19.54% -5.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £34.00 £39.75 £39.25
% change year-on-year -14.46% +1.27%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 825 814 984
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 80.57% 84.62% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1706 1798 2090
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £411 £410 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.24% +8.60%  
10th Percentile £295 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 27 83
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -53.84%  
10th Percentile £15.00 £9.74 £10.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £58.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £29.75 £32.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.03% +28.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Buckinghamshire

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Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -3 18 £318 +75.90% 2
Newport Pagnell - 1 £538 -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 13 (39.39%) VMware
2 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Linux
3 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (30.30%) OpenStack
3 10 (30.30%) Ansible
3 10 (30.30%) GitLab
3 10 (30.30%) Rundeck
4 9 (27.27%) AIX
5 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
5 8 (24.24%) Finance
6 6 (18.18%) Solaris
6 6 (18.18%) ITIL
7 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (12.12%) Public Cloud
7 4 (12.12%) Task Automation
8 3 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (9.09%) Workflow
8 3 (9.09%) Service Management
8 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.09%) DNA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 10 (30.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) IMAP
2 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) GitLab
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Billing
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Automation Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Contracts Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Service Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Project Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Validation Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Data Centre Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) IBM Storage Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) SCCM Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Test Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (12.12%) Public Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) IBM XIV
3 2 (6.06%) LPAR
3 2 (6.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Linux
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) AIX
3 6 (18.18%) Solaris
4 2 (6.06%) Unix
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
2 6 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Task Automation
4 3 (9.09%) DNA
4 3 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) Service Management
4 3 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (6.06%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Contract Management
5 2 (6.06%) OO
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.06%) UML
5 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) GAMP
1 3 (9.09%) GxP
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) Ansible
1 10 (30.30%) Rundeck
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) VMware
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.06%) Brocade
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
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