Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 80 71
Rank change year-on-year -17 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 16 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.14% 1.25% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.47% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 18
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £358 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% +5.15% +30.77%
10th Percentile £250 £120 £204
90th Percentile £469 £476 £429
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £355
% change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% +29.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £50.00 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £45.58 £35.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +30.21% -18.60% +62.26%

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 1470 1086 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.43% 84.84% 80.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 637 854
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £250
90th Percentile £530 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 33 38
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.12% +22.54%
10th Percentile £8.87 £9.00 £9.43
90th Percentile £24.60 £38.75 £24.73
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +11.07% -7.38% +27.02%

Validation
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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) JDBC
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) J2EE
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Apache
3 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
3 3 (15.00%) CRM
3 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
3 3 (15.00%) HTTP
3 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Spring
3 3 (15.00%) Maven
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration

Validation
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 3 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) Confluence
1 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (15.00%) GitLab
1 3 (15.00%) JIRA
1 3 (15.00%) Maven
1 3 (15.00%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Software Asset Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Software Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Validation Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Defect Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (15.00%) Apache CXF
1 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (15.00%) J2EE
1 3 (15.00%) JDBC
1 3 (15.00%) Spring
1 3 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) SAP Fiori
2 1 (5.00%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) CMDB
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (15.00%) CRM
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Runbook
3 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Validation
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Programme Governance
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (10.00%) Software Licensing
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) ABAP
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (10.00%) P3O
1 2 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Ansible
1 3 (15.00%) Rundeck
2 2 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) SAP
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (10.00%) Snow
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) SunGard