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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 30 44 32
Rank change year-on-year +14 -12  
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.95% 0.50% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 0.60% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +31.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +8.69%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 255 332 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 82.79% 82.59% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 206 157
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 16
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridge over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Cambridge

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

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

1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 3 (25.00%) Learning Management System
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (25.00%) Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Saba
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Workday
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Life Science
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless

Validation
Top Related 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 (8.33%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Trac
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Data Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) HR Manager
1 3 (25.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (25.00%) IT Programme Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Programme Manager
1 3 (25.00%) SAP Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) SAP Data Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) DSP Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Learning Management System
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ARP4754
1 1 (8.33%) GAMP
1 1 (8.33%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Saba
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
1 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (25.00%) Workday
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
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