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 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 53 64
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs citing Validation 18 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.45% 1.23% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.47% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Median daily rate £318 £195 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.61% -41.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £120 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £575 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 626 545 676
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 85.05% 83.46% 81.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 308 391
Median daily rate £400 £406 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.36% +3.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Median hourly rate £16.25 £11.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.04 £9.00 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £13.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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 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 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Validation.

1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (42.86%) Ansible
3 9 (42.86%) OpenStack
3 9 (42.86%) GitLab
3 9 (42.86%) Rundeck
4 8 (38.10%) AIX
5 5 (23.81%) Solaris
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (19.05%) Public Cloud
6 4 (19.05%) Task Automation
7 3 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
7 3 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
7 3 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Change Management
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) UML
7 3 (14.29%) OO
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco
8 2 (9.52%) IBM
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Unix

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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 9 (42.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) GitLab
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Billing
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Project Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Validation Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Storage Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
1 4 (19.05%) Public Cloud
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) IBM XIV
3 2 (9.52%) LPAR
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) AIX
3 5 (23.81%) Solaris
4 2 (9.52%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 4 (19.05%) Task Automation
3 3 (14.29%) Business Process Modelling
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) OO
3 3 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) UML
3 3 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 2 (9.52%) Business Development
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Ansible
1 9 (42.86%) Rundeck
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) VMware
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Brocade
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
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