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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 60 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.09% 3.17% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 4.17% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 6
Average daily rate
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£405 £450 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +34.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £375 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
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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
694 648 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.52% 76.15% 73.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 463 318
Average daily rate £400 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -48.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £15.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £33.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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%) ITIL
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (21.05%) Finance
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Banking
4 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (15.79%) ETL
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Informatica
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Rational Rose
5 2 (10.53%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Problem Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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%) UTRAN
1 1 (5.26%) LTE
1 1 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) OLTP
2 1 (5.26%) PowerCenter
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Rational DOORS
1 6 (31.58%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (10.53%) Rational Rose
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
1 4 (21.05%) 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 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Verification Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Informatica ETL Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Solvency II Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Requirements Management
2 6 (31.58%) SysML
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) ETL
4 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
5 2 (10.53%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
5 2 (10.53%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Dell
2 2 (10.53%) Informatica
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