Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 19 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 43 79
Rank change year-on-year -11 +36 -20
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.45% 2.88% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 3.48% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Cambridge median daily rate £250 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +21.21% +20.00%
10th Percentile £225 £175 £315
90th Percentile £275 £598 £345
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 £305 £388
% change year-on-year +6.56% -21.29% +82.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £28.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -28.75% -11.11% +26.76%

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 Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 578 517 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 83.53% 82.59% 82.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 265 545
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £219 £255 £263
90th Percentile £573 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
% change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 53 33
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £39.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +1.29% +40.91%
10th Percentile £17.09 £14.63 £13.20
90th Percentile £52.88 £59.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% +114.29% -36.36%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cambridge

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (50.00%) CAD
1 5 (50.00%) Physics
2 2 (20.00%) Power BI
2 2 (20.00%) Data Lake
2 2 (20.00%) Data Lake Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 2 (20.00%) Machine Learning
2 2 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) HDInsight
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (20.00%) Data Management
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (20.00%) Python
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Acrobat
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (20.00%) Data Lake Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) Big Data
1 2 (20.00%) Data Lake
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) HDInsight
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (20.00%) Power BI
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Analogue Layout Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Data Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Life Science
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) CAD
1 5 (50.00%) Physics
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 2 (20.00%) Data Management
2 2 (20.00%) Machine Learning
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
3 1 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (10.00%) GAMP
1 1 (10.00%) GCP
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) SAP