The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 34 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 39 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.49% 1.02% 2.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.62% 1.29% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 6
Median daily rate £448 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £375 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.02 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.99% +2.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
Validation
South West

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
694 697 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 79.95% 78.85% 80.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 512 495
Median daily rate £375 £388 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 27
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.74 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +50.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.13 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Validation.

1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.64%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) Aerospace
4 10 (17.86%) Banking
4 10 (17.86%) MATLAB
5 9 (16.07%) Simulink
5 9 (16.07%) Integration Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (16.07%) Embedded Systems
5 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
6 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 8 (14.29%) Requirements Management
6 8 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.50%) VBA
7 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 6 (10.71%) QA
8 6 (10.71%) Service Management
9 5 (8.93%) Quality Management
9 5 (8.93%) Project Management
9 5 (8.93%) ITIL
9 5 (8.93%) ISO 9001
9 5 (8.93%) Network Design
9 5 (8.93%) ITSM
9 5 (8.93%) Performance Management
9 5 (8.93%) Data Centre

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Simulink
2 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.79%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (8.93%) VXLAN
2 3 (5.36%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) Network Security
2 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.36%) VPN
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) MS Access
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Aerospace
3 10 (17.86%) Banking
4 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (5.36%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.57%) Legal
7 1 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.79%) Electronics
7 1 (1.79%) Front Office
7 1 (1.79%) Military
7 1 (1.79%) Retail
7 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Access Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Access VBA Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Excel Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Excel VBA Developer
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 7 (12.50%) VBA Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Design Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Finance Business Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Financial Business Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) OpenDaylight
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Fiori
1 1 (1.79%) XML
1 1 (1.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
1 9 (16.07%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.36%) Cryptography
3 3 (5.36%) PKI
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Life Science
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.36%) Linux
1 3 (5.36%) Solaris
1 3 (5.36%) Unix
1 3 (5.36%) Windows
1 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.79%) Android
2 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Integration Testing
2 8 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (14.29%) Requirements Management
2 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 6 (10.71%) Service Management
5 5 (8.93%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (8.93%) ITIL
5 5 (8.93%) ITSM
5 5 (8.93%) Network Design
5 5 (8.93%) Office Automation
5 5 (8.93%) Performance Management
5 5 (8.93%) Project Management
5 5 (8.93%) Quality Management
5 5 (8.93%) SIEM
6 4 (7.14%) Internal Audit
6 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.14%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) MATLAB
3 7 (12.50%) VBA
4 3 (5.36%) C++
5 2 (3.57%) C
5 2 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (1.79%) R
6 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (3.57%) ISEB
3 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) CCIE
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) CISM
4 1 (1.79%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) QA
2 5 (8.93%) ISO 9001
3 4 (7.14%) DO-178B
4 3 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (5.36%) GMP
4 3 (5.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (3.57%) SLA
6 1 (1.79%) ARP4754
6 1 (1.79%) ARP4761
6 1 (1.79%) DO-160
6 1 (1.79%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Nessus
1 3 (5.36%) Nmap
2 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) LogRhythm
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle
4 3 (5.36%) Qualys
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) SAP