The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 66 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.00% 3.38% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 4.33% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 5
Average daily rate
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£348 £490 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.97% +50.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £375 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £520 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £26.75 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.27% -38.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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 Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
703 623 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.11% 77.97% 74.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 463 272
Average daily rate £388 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.69% -44.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015, 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 7 (36.84%) Requirements Management
2 6 (31.58%) SysML
2 6 (31.58%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (31.58%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) ETL
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.53%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.53%) Rational Rose
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) ISEB

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) VPN
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) OLTP
2 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
2 1 (5.26%) OLAP
2 1 (5.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (31.58%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Rational Rose
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Military
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Verification Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica ETL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Requirements Management
2 6 (31.58%) SysML
3 3 (15.79%) ETL
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) UML
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Informatica
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Dell