Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 85 65
Rank change year-on-year -1 -20 +20
Contract jobs citing Validation 26 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.69% 1.42% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.66% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 33
Milton Keynes median daily rate £395 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.41% -2.31% +8.33%
10th Percentile £309 £283 £181
90th Percentile £516 £388 £435
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £34.75 - -

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 1,283 1,263 1,211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 83.20% 85.17% 85.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 654 684
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £237 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £544 £527
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 22 24
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.67% -25.65%
10th Percentile £9.00 £8.81 £9.37
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.25 £16.23
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.19% +14.29% -24.32%

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 June 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 24 June 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 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Service Management
2 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
2 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) Service Design
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) HTTP
3 6 (23.08%) Web Services
4 5 (19.23%) CRM
4 5 (19.23%) JDBC
4 5 (19.23%) Java
4 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
4 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 5 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (15.38%) Runbook
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (15.38%) Spring
5 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
5 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 4 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (15.38%) Finance
5 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
5 4 (15.38%) J2EE

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 4 (15.38%) Apache
1 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.54%) Confluence
3 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (3.85%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.69%) Apache Hive
3 2 (7.69%) Big Data
3 2 (7.69%) Data Lake
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.69%) OLAP
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) MS Access
4 1 (3.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
2 3 (11.54%) Maven
3 2 (7.69%) GitLab
3 2 (7.69%) NeoLoad
4 1 (3.85%) NWDI
4 1 (3.85%) WebStorm
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Dutch Language
2 2 (7.69%) French Language
2 2 (7.69%) German Language
2 2 (7.69%) Italian Language
2 2 (7.69%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Designer
3 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Senior Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL Service Designer
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) SAP Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Web Services
2 5 (19.23%) JDBC
3 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
3 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 4 (15.38%) J2EE
3 4 (15.38%) Spring
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (11.54%) Apache CXF
4 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (7.69%) REST
6 1 (3.85%) Angular 2
6 1 (3.85%) IDoc
6 1 (3.85%) SAP ALE
6 1 (3.85%) SAP PI
6 1 (3.85%) SOAP
6 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Risk Management
2 7 (26.92%) Service Design
2 7 (26.92%) Service Management
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) CRM
4 5 (19.23%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (15.38%) Runbook
5 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
6 3 (11.54%) High Availability
6 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.54%) Migration
6 3 (11.54%) Quality Management
6 3 (11.54%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) ISEB
5 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
1 2 (7.69%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) hybris
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) New Relic
2 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP