Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 11 December 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 102 74
Rank change year-on-year +20 -28 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.34% 1.01% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.20% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
Milton Keynes median daily rate £323 £425 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.12% +18.88% +0.70%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £120
90th Percentile £423 £469 £476
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £270 £425 £394
% change year-on-year -36.47% +7.94% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £50.00 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £45.00 £45.58 £34.00
% change year-on-year -1.26% +34.04% -20.93%

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,121 1,500 1,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 88.34% 84.51% 86.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 777 637
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% -4.65% +8.96%
10th Percentile £240 £263 £225
90th Percentile £611 £527 £563
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +3.75% -1.23% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 53 38
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% - -
10th Percentile £10.59 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.90 £24.80 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.83 £15.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +12.20% -7.06%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (58.82%) Customer Requirements
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Decision-Making
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 5 (29.41%) SSL
5 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
5 5 (29.41%) SNMP
5 5 (29.41%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) Device Driver
5 5 (29.41%) Firmware
5 5 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (29.41%) SCCM
5 5 (29.41%) Software Delivery
5 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) HP
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) ITIL
7 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) Linux
8 2 (11.76%) SLA
8 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (5.88%) Retail
9 1 (5.88%) Billing
9 1 (5.88%) Data Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) SNMP
2 5 (29.41%) SSL
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) GitLab
1 1 (5.88%) SonarQube
1 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Project Officer
2 2 (11.76%) Project Support Officer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Officer
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.88%) Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Project Control Officer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (5.88%) Project Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Device Driver
1 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (35.29%) Decision-Making
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Software Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Data Management
7 1 (5.88%) Data Validation
7 1 (5.88%) DevOps
7 1 (5.88%) eTOM
7 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
7 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.88%) C-shell
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Korn
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Firmware
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) HP
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Centrify
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) hybris
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.88%) VMware