Period
to 19 August 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 83 61
Rank change year-on-year +39 -22 +28
Contract jobs citing Validation 40 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.58% 0.58% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.17% 0.70% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 9
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £450 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +136.84% -39.68%
10th Percentile £285 £425 £137
90th Percentile £431 £519 £400
East of England median daily rate £425 £420 £350
% change year-on-year +1.19% +20.00% -1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £34.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -13.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £32.25 £33.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £42.75 £35.75 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £37.50 £32.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +17.19% -25.58% +4.24%

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 960 995 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.94% 82.03% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 502 545
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £244
90th Percentile £575 £515 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 119 68
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £33.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.76% -10.67% +167.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.85 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.69% +4.00% +11.11%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Cambridgeshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor 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 2018. 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
Cambridge +26 32 £400 -11.11% 8
Peterborough -6 4 - - 1
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Python
4 6 (15.00%) SAP
4 6 (15.00%) Project Management
4 6 (15.00%) Degree
4 6 (15.00%) Physics
4 6 (15.00%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (12.50%) e-Learning
5 5 (12.50%) Scrum
5 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.50%) ERP
5 5 (12.50%) Change Management
5 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 5 (12.50%) Wireless
5 5 (12.50%) Migration
5 5 (12.50%) C
6 4 (10.00%) Java
6 4 (10.00%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) CRM
6 4 (10.00%) LAN
6 4 (10.00%) WAN
6 4 (10.00%) Firewall
6 4 (10.00%) CAD
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.00%) Data Validation
6 4 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (10.00%) Podcast
6 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering

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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 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) NetSuite
2 1 (2.50%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Wireless
2 4 (10.00%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) LAN
2 4 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.50%) 802.11
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Junos
3 1 (2.50%) LTE
3 1 (2.50%) OpenFlow
3 1 (2.50%) PSTN
3 1 (2.50%) SMS
3 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
1 3 (7.50%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
2 2 (5.00%) Trac
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) LSMW
General
1 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 6 (15.00%) Analogue Layout Engineer
1 6 (15.00%) Design Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Python Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Senior Design Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) SAP Trainer
3 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Trainer
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Software Tester
4 3 (7.50%) Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
3 1 (2.50%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) e-Learning
2 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Podcast
3 3 (7.50%) Virtual Team
4 2 (5.00%) CMDB
4 2 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) ASIC
5 1 (2.50%) Biotechnology
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.50%) Verilog
5 1 (2.50%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) Debian
2 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.50%) VMS
2 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (15.00%) Physics
3 6 (15.00%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) Change Management
4 5 (12.50%) ERP
4 5 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Scrum
4 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 4 (10.00%) CAD
5 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.00%) CRM
5 4 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
5 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.00%) Data Validation
5 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (10.00%) ITIL
5 4 (10.00%) SDLC
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Python
2 5 (12.50%) C
3 4 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.50%) CCIE
3 1 (2.50%) CCNP
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.00%) PMO
2 2 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) ARP4754
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) SAP
2 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco
2 3 (7.50%) ShoreTel
3 2 (5.00%) Arista
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe
4 1 (2.50%) Aruba
4 1 (2.50%) Juniper
4 1 (2.50%) Keysight
4 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com