The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 15 25 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 2.91% 1.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 1.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £478 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.68 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.38 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.27% +7.04%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 92 151 153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 89.32% 89.88% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 100 122
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.39 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.21% +55.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Luton

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Luton

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Luton

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Luton region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Tag Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Workbench
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Wireframes

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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:

Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (20.00%) Data Workbench
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Analytics
General
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Contract Management
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Tag Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe