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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 August 2022 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 47 50 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 -13 +36
Contract jobs citing Validation 25 10 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.23% 1.60% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 1.77% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 5
10th Percentile £245 £269 £405
25th Percentile £408 £281 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £438 £550
Median % change year-on-year -2.86% -20.45% +37.50%
75th Percentile £575 £505 £725
90th Percentile £607 £513 -
East of England median daily rate £500 £294 £450
% change year-on-year +70.21% -34.72% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
10th Percentile £32.50 - -
25th Percentile £33.63 £21.25 £51.25
Median hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £52.50
Median % change year-on-year +86.67% -57.14% -
75th Percentile £47.50 £23.75 £53.75
90th Percentile - - -
East of England median hourly rate £56.00 £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +11.11% +91.49%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 681 566 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 87.87% 90.71% 90.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 288 213
10th Percentile £230 £151 £246
25th Percentile £363 £269 £332
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% -
75th Percentile £575 £501 £550
90th Percentile £675 £591 £635
East of England median daily rate £485 £425 £444
% change year-on-year +14.12% -4.33% -1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 186 24
10th Percentile £13.25 - £13.08
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £14.09
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% -12.90% -11.43%
75th Percentile £20.56 £16.00 £21.56
90th Percentile £34.43 £19.88 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year +51.85% -39.33% +30.88%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Validation in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Validation in Cambridgeshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Validation in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Validation in Cambridgeshire

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Validation in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Validation in Cambridgeshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridge +8 16 £425 -11.46% 22
Peterborough -8 6 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (40.00%) Agile
2 9 (36.00%) Mathematics
2 9 (36.00%) Python
3 8 (32.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
3 8 (32.00%) R
4 7 (28.00%) Data Visualisation
4 7 (28.00%) Machine Learning
4 7 (28.00%) Visualisation
4 7 (28.00%) Shiny
5 6 (24.00%) Statistics
5 6 (24.00%) Degree
5 6 (24.00%) MATLAB
5 6 (24.00%) Simulink
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) Electronics
6 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.00%) Decision-Making
7 4 (16.00%) Business Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (16.00%) Informatics
7 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Statistical Modelling
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Spotfire
7 4 (16.00%) Biostatistics
7 4 (16.00%) C
7 4 (16.00%) C++

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (12.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (12.00%) Jupyter
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Simulink
2 4 (16.00%) Stateflow
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (4.00%) CANalyzer
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon EMR
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon SageMaker
1 3 (12.00%) AWS
1 3 (12.00%) AWS Lambda
1 3 (12.00%) Serverless
1 3 (12.00%) Snowflake
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Spotfire
2 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) Triplestore
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 8 (32.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Electronics
3 3 (12.00%) Automotive
4 2 (8.00%) Social Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Games
5 1 (4.00%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Python Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Data Scientist
3 3 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) MATLAB Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Quantitative Developer
3 3 (12.00%) R Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Project Leader
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Shiny
2 3 (12.00%) Kafka
2 3 (12.00%) NLTK
2 3 (12.00%) NumPy
2 3 (12.00%) Pandas
2 3 (12.00%) SciPy
2 3 (12.00%) TensorFlow
3 1 (4.00%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.00%) Flash
3 1 (4.00%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile
2 9 (36.00%) Mathematics
3 8 (32.00%) Data Analysis
4 7 (28.00%) Data Visualisation
4 7 (28.00%) Machine Learning
4 7 (28.00%) Visualisation
5 6 (24.00%) Statistics
6 5 (20.00%) Decision-Making
6 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) Biostatistics
7 4 (16.00%) Business Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Change Management
7 4 (16.00%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Informatics
7 4 (16.00%) Migration
7 4 (16.00%) Statistical Analysis
7 4 (16.00%) Statistical Modelling
8 3 (12.00%) Data Munging
8 3 (12.00%) Exploratory Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Python
2 8 (32.00%) R
3 6 (24.00%) MATLAB
4 5 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) C
5 4 (16.00%) C++
5 4 (16.00%) VBA
6 2 (8.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) GxP
2 2 (8.00%) QA
3 1 (4.00%) Good Clinical Practice
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) MathWorks