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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 44 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 27 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.11% 2.42% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 3.35% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £335 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% +5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £293 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% -2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -
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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
633 448 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 72.93% 72.14% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 318 419
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 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.57% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 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 13 (25.00%) MySQL
1 13 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 12 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 11 (21.15%) SQL
3 11 (21.15%) Integration Testing
3 11 (21.15%) Scrum
4 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
4 10 (19.23%) Degree
4 10 (19.23%) UML
4 10 (19.23%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (17.31%) ISEB
5 9 (17.31%) Project Management
5 9 (17.31%) Business Analysis
5 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
6 8 (15.38%) Migration
6 8 (15.38%) SysML
6 8 (15.38%) Java
7 7 (13.46%) Data Validation
7 7 (13.46%) Reference Data
7 7 (13.46%) TOGAF
7 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
7 7 (13.46%) Information Assurance
8 6 (11.54%) Confluence
8 6 (11.54%) Information Architecture
8 6 (11.54%) hybris
8 6 (11.54%) CESG
8 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
8 6 (11.54%) Spring
8 6 (11.54%) Subversion

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
1 6 (11.54%) Confluence
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) LTE
2 1 (1.92%) NAS
2 1 (1.92%) GPRS
2 1 (1.92%) GSM
2 1 (1.92%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.92%) UMTS
2 1 (1.92%) VoIP
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.92%) STUN
2 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.92%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (11.54%) JUnit
2 6 (11.54%) Subversion
2 6 (11.54%) JIRA
2 6 (11.54%) Selenium
3 5 (9.62%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Lead Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Hybris Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Information Assurance Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Software Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Information Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Excel Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Data Entry Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) IT Technician
7 2 (3.85%) Data Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) CSS
1 6 (11.54%) JSP
1 6 (11.54%) XML
1 6 (11.54%) XSD
1 6 (11.54%) Spring
1 6 (11.54%) Ajax
1 6 (11.54%) Spring MVC
1 6 (11.54%) jQuery
1 6 (11.54%) HTML
2 4 (7.69%) .NET
2 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Reference Data
2 6 (11.54%) Replication
2 6 (11.54%) CESG
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) UNIX
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 12 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 11 (21.15%) Scrum
3 11 (21.15%) Integration Testing
4 10 (19.23%) Test Scripting
4 10 (19.23%) UML
5 9 (17.31%) Project Management
5 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (17.31%) Software Engineering
5 9 (17.31%) Business Analysis
6 8 (15.38%) SysML
6 8 (15.38%) Migration
7 7 (13.46%) TOGAF
7 7 (13.46%) Data Validation
7 7 (13.46%) Information Assurance
7 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
8 6 (11.54%) Information Architecture
8 6 (11.54%) Kanban
8 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (11.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (7.69%) C#
3 4 (7.69%) VBA
4 1 (1.92%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Degree
2 9 (17.31%) ISEB
3 5 (9.62%) HND
3 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) hybris
2 5 (9.62%) Casewise
2 5 (9.62%) IBM
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Tektronix
5 1 (1.92%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
Bristol, Avon
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