Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 77 79
Rank change year-on-year -26 +2 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 26 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.11% 1.62% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.92% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 19
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% +29.09%
10th Percentile £260 £120 £205
90th Percentile £469 £463 £438
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £45.58 £35.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.21% -18.60% +62.26%
10th Percentile £39.55 £34.50 £41.50
90th Percentile £56.06 £35.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £25.68
% change year-on-year +11.76% +65.53% -18.49%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1927 1456 2129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.93% 84.06% 80.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 798 1123
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £234 £236
90th Percentile £538 £550 £519
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 61 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -7.69% +27.45%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.31 £9.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.80% -5.56% +54.29%

Validation
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 6 months to 25 November 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

Validation
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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Milton Keynes -21 20 £425 +18.88%
High Wycombe -9 1 - -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) SAP
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Quality Management
3 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Data Validation
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Apache CXF
4 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
4 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) Spring
4 3 (11.54%) Maven
4 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
4 3 (11.54%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Confluence
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
4 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
4 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (11.54%) Ansible
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development

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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 3 (11.54%) Apache
1 3 (11.54%) Confluence
1 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
1 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
1 3 (11.54%) GitLab
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
1 3 (11.54%) Maven
1 3 (11.54%) SonarQube
2 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Software Asset Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Software Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 2 (7.69%) Validation Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
1 3 (11.54%) Apache CXF
1 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
1 3 (11.54%) J2EE
1 3 (11.54%) JDBC
1 3 (11.54%) Spring
1 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (3.85%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Data Validation
2 4 (15.38%) Quality Management
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (11.54%) CRM
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Runbook
3 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
3 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
3 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
3 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Governance
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (7.69%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) ABAP
3 1 (3.85%) C-shell
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CISM
2 1 (3.85%) CISSP
2 1 (3.85%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.69%) P3O
1 2 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Ansible
1 3 (11.54%) Rundeck
2 2 (7.69%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 4 (15.38%) SAP
1 4 (15.38%) VMware
2 3 (11.54%) IBM
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.69%) Snow
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) SunGard