The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 15 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 4.26% 1.08% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 1.54% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£188 - £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bournemouth region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
73 65 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 77.66% 69.89% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 40 66
Average daily rate £425 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £150 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -58.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Bournemouth region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Validation
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) MS Access
1 4 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Fund Accounting
1 4 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MS Access
General
1 4 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Fund Accounting
1 4 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA