Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 94 80
Rank change year-on-year -1 -14 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.88% 1.60% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.89% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
Milton Keynes median daily rate £310 £318 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.36% +8.55% -12.03%
10th Percentile £250 £246 £120
90th Percentile £448 £361 £476
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £345 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +6.15% -18.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £50.00 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £34.75 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.50% +42.86% -18.60%

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 1,257 1,427 1,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 85.51% 84.49% 84.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 718 648
Milton Keynes median daily rate £414 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.38% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 39 34
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £13.85 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.53% +15.42% -25.90%
10th Percentile £8.89 £8.73 £9.00
90th Percentile £17.87 £19.50 £15.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.33% +7.14% -30.00%

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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 22 September 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 22 September 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
1 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) GitLab
4 3 (23.08%) Ansible
5 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
5 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
5 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (15.38%) Rundeck
5 2 (15.38%) Runbook
5 2 (15.38%) Service Design
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration 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 2 (15.38%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) GitLab
2 1 (7.69%) SonarQube
2 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) WebStorm
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Project Officer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Service Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) OAT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) Angular 2
2 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.69%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) JDBC
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Spring MVC
2 1 (7.69%) Spring Security
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Runbook
4 2 (15.38%) Service Design
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Ansible
2 2 (15.38%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.69%) IBM