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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 44 33 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 27 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.44% 2.25% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.53% 3.10% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 16
Average daily rate
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£490 £335 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.26% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £297 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £594 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £33.50 £43.75 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.42% -5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
596 387 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.02% 72.61% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 259 378
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £13.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 (28.89%) Data Modelling
1 13 (28.89%) Requirements Management
2 12 (26.67%) MySQL
3 11 (24.44%) Integration Testing
4 10 (22.22%) Scrum
4 10 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 10 (22.22%) UML
4 10 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
5 9 (20.00%) Degree
6 8 (17.78%) SysML
6 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.78%) Migration
6 8 (17.78%) SQL
6 8 (17.78%) Project Management
7 7 (15.56%) TOGAF
7 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
7 7 (15.56%) Data Validation
7 7 (15.56%) Reference Data
8 6 (13.33%) jQuery
8 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Kanban
8 6 (13.33%) Information Assurance
8 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.33%) Spring MVC
8 6 (13.33%) JIRA
8 6 (13.33%) Subversion
8 6 (13.33%) Ajax
8 6 (13.33%) Data Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) Spring

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 6 (13.33%) Confluence
2 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) LTE
2 1 (2.22%) NAS
2 1 (2.22%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.22%) VoIP
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) STUN
2 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.22%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) MySQL
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.22%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (22.22%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (13.33%) JUnit
2 6 (13.33%) Subversion
2 6 (13.33%) JIRA
3 5 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Military
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Developer
1 11 (24.44%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Business Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Lead Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Information Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Excel Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Information Assurance Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Data Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Data Entry Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Systems Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) CSS
1 6 (13.33%) JSP
1 6 (13.33%) XML
1 6 (13.33%) XSD
1 6 (13.33%) Spring
1 6 (13.33%) Ajax
1 6 (13.33%) Spring MVC
1 6 (13.33%) jQuery
1 6 (13.33%) HTML
2 4 (8.89%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Reference Data
2 6 (13.33%) Replication
3 5 (11.11%) CESG
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.22%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.22%) PMI
5 1 (2.22%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Data Modelling
1 13 (28.89%) Requirements Management
2 11 (24.44%) Integration Testing
3 10 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 10 (22.22%) Scrum
3 10 (22.22%) UML
4 8 (17.78%) Project Management
4 8 (17.78%) Migration
4 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (17.78%) SysML
4 8 (17.78%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.56%) Data Validation
5 7 (15.56%) TOGAF
5 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
6 6 (13.33%) SEO
6 6 (13.33%) Data Analysis
6 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 6 (13.33%) MVC
6 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.33%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 6 (13.33%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) C#
3 4 (8.89%) VBA
4 1 (2.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (13.33%) ISEB
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.67%) HND
5 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) hybris
2 5 (11.11%) IBM
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Casewise
3 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Informatica
4 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.22%) Tektronix
Bristol
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 12 days ago