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 25 June 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
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.92% 3.47% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 4.03% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £361 £51 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +611.40% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +12.85%  

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 152 124 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 97.44% 86.11% 90.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 89 96
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.43% +26.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Luton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Luton

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 2 (33.33%) VxWorks
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) UML
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) Ada
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (33.33%) VectorCAST
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Data Workbench
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
2 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Tag Management
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) DO-178B
2 1 (16.67%) Web Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Validation
Co-occurring 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 1 (16.67%) Data Workbench
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Analytics
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (33.33%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Ada Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Ada Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) OO
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (16.67%) Prototyping
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Tag Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Ada
1 2 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Adobe
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft