The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 53 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.81% 0.94% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.36% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 17
Average daily rate £378 £288 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.30% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £225 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £300 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
712 440 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.99% 68.86% 66.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 283 439
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 38
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.61 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
South West

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Bristol region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 9 (34.62%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
3 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 5 (19.23%) Requirements Management
3 5 (19.23%) UML
3 5 (19.23%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Finance
5 3 (11.54%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) RNC
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Retail
5 3 (11.54%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (11.54%) System Testing
5 3 (11.54%) 3G
5 3 (11.54%) CRM
5 3 (11.54%) SAP
5 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
5 3 (11.54%) ETL
5 3 (11.54%) GSM
5 3 (11.54%) UMTS
5 3 (11.54%) ISEB
5 3 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (11.54%) LTE
6 2 (7.69%) hybris
6 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.69%) Data Entry
6 2 (7.69%) Confluence

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) Confluence
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP HR
2 1 (3.85%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.85%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) RNC
1 3 (11.54%) 3G
1 3 (11.54%) GSM
1 3 (11.54%) UMTS
1 3 (11.54%) Radio Access Network
1 3 (11.54%) LTE
2 2 (7.69%) RTP
2 2 (7.69%) 2G
3 1 (3.85%) STUN
3 1 (3.85%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (3.85%) SGSN
3 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) RTCP
3 1 (3.85%) IPsec
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) 3GPP
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
3 1 (3.85%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) PowerCenter
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (19.23%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (7.69%) JUnit
2 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) LSMW
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Electronics
5 1 (3.85%) Military
5 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Data Entry Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Data Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Environment Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) JSP
1 2 (7.69%) XML
1 2 (7.69%) XSD
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) Spring MVC
1 2 (7.69%) jQuery
1 2 (7.69%) Ajax
1 2 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (3.85%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Taxonomies
1 1 (3.85%) Data Conversion
1 1 (3.85%) Data Extraction
1 1 (3.85%) AS400
1 1 (3.85%) GIS
1 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Data Analysis
2 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
2 5 (19.23%) Requirements Management
2 5 (19.23%) UML
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (11.54%) System Testing
4 3 (11.54%) CRM
4 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 2 (7.69%) Data Entry
5 2 (7.69%) Software Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) B2C
5 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) MVC
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Tcl
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.85%) GxP
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) hybris
2 2 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (7.69%) Informatica
2 2 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Tektronix
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