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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 57 55
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2  
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.78% 2.01% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 2.40% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 17
Median daily rate £413 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £221 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £505 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year -2.64% +4.86%  

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 859 876 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 83.56% 83.99% 80.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 470 469
Median daily rate £400 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +12.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £13.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 March 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 March 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 -17 2 £425 +30.76%
Amersham - 1 £400 - 1
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (33.33%) Finance
1 9 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (22.22%) MicroStrategy
2 6 (22.22%) Analytics
3 5 (18.52%) User Experience
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) SLA
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.11%) Scrum
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Retail
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (11.11%) DNA
5 3 (11.11%) GAMP
5 3 (11.11%) GxP
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) UML
5 3 (11.11%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 3 (11.11%) Server Building
5 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (11.11%) PMO
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared

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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 1 (3.70%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) 2G
1 2 (7.41%) 3G
1 2 (7.41%) 4G
2 1 (3.70%) IMAP
2 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Appium
1 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Billing
3 2 (7.41%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) German Language
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Service Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Development Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) MicroStrategy Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) MicroStrategy Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Principal Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Senior MicroStrategy Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Report Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 6 (22.22%) Analytics
2 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) DNA
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) Regulatory Compliance
4 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 3 (11.11%) Server Building
4 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) UML
4 3 (11.11%) Use Case
5 2 (7.41%) Business Process Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) Data Entry
5 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.41%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (3.70%) COBOL
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) JCL
2 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 3 (11.11%) GAMP
2 3 (11.11%) GxP
2 3 (11.11%) PMO
3 1 (3.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) MicroStrategy
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 2 (7.41%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Xamarin