Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 63 74
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 44 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.43% 1.42% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.96% 1.73% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 5
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £409 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.91% -2.94% +49.12%
10th Percentile £273 £302 £243
90th Percentile £594 £633 £433
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £33.50 £36.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.84% -13.53% +39.34%
10th Percentile £14.64 £35.88 £33.39
90th Percentile £49.25 £37.63 £49.75
East of England median hourly rate £35.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.11% +12.50% +33.33%

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 1,111 866 1,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 86.73% 82.01% 78.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 377 624
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £213 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 100 83
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £26.88 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.84% -28.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.50 £8.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £56.50
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +6.45% +37.78%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +11 31 £434 -17.38% 13
Peterborough -4 5 £255 -16.39% 1
Huntingdon - 3 - -
Validation
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 14 (31.82%) Physics
2 13 (29.55%) SAP
2 13 (29.55%) CAD
3 11 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (18.18%) Migration
4 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (18.18%) Python
4 8 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (18.18%) Customer-Centricity
5 7 (15.91%) Machine Learning
5 7 (15.91%) Degree
6 6 (13.64%) SQL
7 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
7 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.36%) Change Management
7 5 (11.36%) Data Management
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (11.36%) Big Data
7 5 (11.36%) NoSQL
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (11.36%) Analytics
7 5 (11.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (11.36%) Power BI
7 5 (11.36%) Data Lake
7 5 (11.36%) Data Lake Analytics
7 5 (11.36%) HDInsight
8 4 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (9.09%) Data Transformation

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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 (6.82%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) Acrobat
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (11.36%) Data Lake Analytics
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.82%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (6.82%) Azure Machine Learning
4 2 (4.55%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Skype
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 5 (11.36%) Big Data
1 5 (11.36%) Data Lake
1 5 (11.36%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (11.36%) HDInsight
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 5 (11.36%) NoSQL
1 5 (11.36%) Power BI
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.82%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.82%) SAP Data Services
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (4.55%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.55%) MSTest
3 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.27%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.82%) Finance
4 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.55%) Publishing
5 1 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analogue Design Engineer
1 13 (29.55%) Analogue Layout Engineer
1 13 (29.55%) Design Engineer
1 13 (29.55%) Senior Analogue Design Engineer
1 13 (29.55%) Senior Design Engineer
2 4 (9.09%) Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 3 (6.82%) Architect
3 3 (6.82%) Azure Developer
3 3 (6.82%) Coordinator
3 3 (6.82%) Developer
3 3 (6.82%) PMO Coordinator
3 3 (6.82%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (6.82%) SAP Analyst
3 3 (6.82%) SAP Data Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Azure Architect
4 2 (4.55%) FPGA Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Lead Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Lead Data Architect
4 2 (4.55%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.82%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.82%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.55%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Podcast
3 2 (4.55%) Verilog
3 2 (4.55%) VHDL
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.27%) CMDB
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) Life Science
4 1 (2.27%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Unix
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Physics
2 13 (29.55%) CAD
3 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (18.18%) Customer-Centricity
3 8 (18.18%) Migration
4 7 (15.91%) Machine Learning
5 5 (11.36%) Analytics
5 5 (11.36%) Change Management
5 5 (11.36%) Data Management
6 4 (9.09%) Data Transformation
6 4 (9.09%) Information Security
6 4 (9.09%) Project Management
6 4 (9.09%) Visualisation
7 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.82%) Business Analytics
7 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
7 3 (6.82%) Project Governance
7 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Python
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) C
3 3 (6.82%) U-SQL
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) F#
4 2 (4.55%) Haskell
4 2 (4.55%) MATLAB
4 2 (4.55%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) ISEB
3 2 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.27%) ARP4754
2 1 (2.27%) GAMP
2 1 (2.27%) GCP
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) SAP
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.82%) Ariba
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Adobe
4 2 (4.55%) Altera
4 2 (4.55%) Intel
4 2 (4.55%) Xilinx
5 1 (2.27%) Arista
5 1 (2.27%) Aruba
5 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) Progress