Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 85 54
Rank change year-on-year +37 -31 +33
Contract jobs citing Validation 36 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.05% 0.98% 2.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 1.17% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 12
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £405 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.62% +6.56% -21.29%
10th Percentile £288 £243 £140
90th Percentile £500 £388 £570
East of England median daily rate £425 £407 £350
% change year-on-year +4.42% +16.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -28.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £34.69 £13.53 £37.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.35 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% -23.33% +12.50%

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 1,009 1,199 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 85.51% 84.02% 83.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 600 455
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +0.65%
10th Percentile £270 £236 £220
90th Percentile £588 £540 £550
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 121 90
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £22.50 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.31% +4.00% +117.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £12.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.70 £28.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year -38.43% -7.26% +31.91%

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 17 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 November 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 +21 33 £405 +62.00% 15
Peterborough +12 3 - - 4
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (19.44%) Project Management
2 6 (16.67%) ERP
3 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
3 5 (13.89%) Wireless
3 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
3 5 (13.89%) Physics
4 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.11%) SDLC
4 4 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.11%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) Firewall
4 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (11.11%) CAD
4 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.11%) WAN
4 4 (11.11%) LAN
4 4 (11.11%) C
4 4 (11.11%) Python
4 4 (11.11%) CRM

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 (2.78%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.56%) Simulink
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) NetSuite
1 1 (2.78%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.56%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Wireless
2 4 (11.11%) Firewall
2 4 (11.11%) LAN
2 4 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.78%) 802.11
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) Junos
3 1 (2.78%) LTE
3 1 (2.78%) OpenFlow
3 1 (2.78%) PSTN
3 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Cognos Report Studio
1 3 (8.33%) QlikView
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (8.33%) Spotfire
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
2 2 (5.56%) Trac
3 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) LSMW
General
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Publishing
4 2 (5.56%) Automotive
4 2 (5.56%) Billing
5 1 (2.78%) Electronics
5 1 (2.78%) Law
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 5 (13.89%) Analogue Layout Engineer
1 5 (13.89%) Analyst
1 5 (13.89%) Design Engineer
1 5 (13.89%) Developer
1 5 (13.89%) Software Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Administrator
2 4 (11.11%) Network Administrator
2 4 (11.11%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Senior Design Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Cognos Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Problem Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Python Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) NetSuite Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
1 3 (8.33%) jQuery
2 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.78%) EDI
3 1 (2.78%) RESTful
3 1 (2.78%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 2 (5.56%) CMDB
3 2 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) ASIC
4 1 (2.78%) Biotechnology
4 1 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.78%) Life Science
4 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.78%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (2.78%) Verilog
4 1 (2.78%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Debian
2 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.78%) VMS
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Project Management
2 6 (16.67%) ERP
3 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
3 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 5 (13.89%) Physics
3 5 (13.89%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.11%) CAD
4 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.11%) CRM
4 4 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
4 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 4 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (11.11%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) SDLC
4 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Data Acquisition
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) C
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.56%) Embedded C
3 2 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) CCIE
2 1 (2.78%) CCNP
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.78%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.56%) PMO
3 1 (2.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.78%) ARP4754
3 1 (2.78%) GAMP
3 1 (2.78%) GxP
3 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco
1 3 (8.33%) Cognos
1 3 (8.33%) SAP
1 3 (8.33%) ShoreTel
1 3 (8.33%) Tableau
2 2 (5.56%) Arista
3 1 (2.78%) Aruba
3 1 (2.78%) Infor
3 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.78%) Juniper
3 1 (2.78%) Keysight
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com