Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 54 91
Rank change year-on-year -26 +37 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.14% 2.64% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 3.23% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 6
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 £305 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% -21.29% +40.91%
10th Percentile £243 £140 £320
90th Percentile £388 £570 £471
East of England median daily rate £407 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +16.29% -6.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £28.50 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.75% -11.11% +26.76%
10th Percentile £13.53 £37.50 £41.50
90th Percentile £48.35 £42.50 £50.50
East of England median hourly rate £34.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -23.33% +12.50% +23.08%

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 1175 928 1266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 83.39% 81.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 447 755
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
10th Percentile £233 £216 £263
90th Percentile £542 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 87 85
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +120.59% -38.18%
10th Percentile £12.18 £13.65 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £50.75
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%

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 18 November 2017.

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

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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 -14 10 £250 -37.50%
Peterborough -13 5 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (31.25%) Python
1 5 (31.25%) CAD
1 5 (31.25%) Physics
2 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (18.75%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
3 3 (18.75%) ETL
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 2 (12.50%) Simulink
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (12.50%) Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure

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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 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (12.50%) Simulink
3 1 (6.25%) Acrobat
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (12.50%) Data Lake Analytics
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Machine Learning
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
1 2 (12.50%) Data Lake
1 2 (12.50%) Data Mining
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) HDInsight
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 2 (12.50%) Power BI
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Analogue Layout Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Design Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
1 5 (31.25%) Senior Design Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Data Scientist
2 2 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Management Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Algorithms
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Life Science
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) CAD
1 5 (31.25%) Physics
2 4 (25.00%) Analytics
3 3 (18.75%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (18.75%) ETL
3 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 2 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (12.50%) Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Machine Learning
4 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 2 (12.50%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) MATLAB
2 2 (12.50%) R
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (6.25%) GAMP
1 1 (6.25%) GCP
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Alteryx
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
1 2 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle