Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 73 78
Rank change year-on-year +35 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 44 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.17% 0.85% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.81% 1.03% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 6
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £396 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.94% +12.50% +42.86%
10th Percentile £290 £361 £254
90th Percentile £594 £583 £419
East of England median daily rate £450 £405 £418
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.99% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £33.50 £36.75 £32.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.84% +11.87% -1.94%
10th Percentile £31.65 £35.88 £31.43
90th Percentile £40.75 £37.63 £34.28
East of England median hourly rate £36.75 £34.63 £45.22
% change year-on-year +6.14% -23.43% +84.57%

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 915 875 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.81% 82.55% 80.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 422 575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +17.86%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £258
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 112 68
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.70% -18.12% +65.56%
10th Percentile £11.29 £12.55 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £47.50 £54.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -46.97% +22.22% +8.00%

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

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Cambridgeshire

Validation
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

Validation
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 26 May 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 +28 31 £418 -7.22% 17
Peterborough - 4 £255 - 4
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 13 (29.55%) SAP
1 13 (29.55%) Physics
2 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 11 (25.00%) CAD
3 11 (25.00%) Degree
4 9 (20.45%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (20.45%) Customer-Centricity
5 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.18%) e-Learning
6 7 (15.91%) Python
6 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Podcast
7 6 (13.64%) C
7 6 (13.64%) Change Management
7 6 (13.64%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (11.36%) Migration
8 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.09%) ERP
9 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.82%) Ariba
10 3 (6.82%) Project Management
10 3 (6.82%) SQL
10 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
10 3 (6.82%) Data Validation
10 3 (6.82%) Machine Learning
10 3 (6.82%) Project Governance
10 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement

Validation
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 (2.27%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (13.64%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (2.27%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Skype
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) SMS
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.27%) Big Data
1 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Lake
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.27%) HDInsight
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.27%) Power BI
1 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Data Services
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
1 2 (4.55%) MSTest
1 2 (4.55%) Selenium
1 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.55%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Automotive
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 12 (27.27%) Analogue Layout Engineer
1 12 (27.27%) Design Engineer
1 12 (27.27%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
1 12 (27.27%) Senior Design Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) SAP Trainer
2 6 (13.64%) Trainer
3 5 (11.36%) Python Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Tester
4 3 (6.82%) Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) PMO Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) Software Tester
5 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) FPGA Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (4.55%) SAP Data Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
1 2 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) e-Learning
2 6 (13.64%) Podcast
3 3 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.55%) Verilog
4 2 (4.55%) VHDL
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.27%) Biotechnology
5 1 (2.27%) CMDB
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Physics
2 11 (25.00%) CAD
3 9 (20.45%) Customer-Centricity
4 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.91%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Change Management
7 5 (11.36%) Integration Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Migration
7 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (9.09%) ERP
8 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Data Validation
9 3 (6.82%) Machine Learning
9 3 (6.82%) Project Governance
9 3 (6.82%) Project Management
9 3 (6.82%) Project Planning
9 3 (6.82%) SDLC
9 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Python
2 6 (13.64%) C
3 3 (6.82%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) F#
4 2 (4.55%) Haskell
4 2 (4.55%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) OCaml
5 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.27%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) ARP4754
2 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) SAP
2 3 (6.82%) Ariba
3 2 (4.55%) Adobe
3 2 (4.55%) Altera
3 2 (4.55%) Intel
3 2 (4.55%) Xilinx
4 1 (2.27%) Arista
4 1 (2.27%) Aruba
4 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) Progress
4 1 (2.27%) ShoreTel