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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 48 57 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Validation 28 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.13% 1.45% 3.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.86% 1.89% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 16
Median daily rate £250 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £312 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £475 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +105.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
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
725 688 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.10% 76.96% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 535 518
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 20
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +105.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £72.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 12 (26.67%) MS Office
2 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.22%) Finance
4 9 (20.00%) Aerospace
4 9 (20.00%) VBA
5 8 (17.78%) SQL
5 8 (17.78%) C
5 8 (17.78%) Banking
5 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (13.33%) PLM
7 6 (13.33%) MATLAB
7 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (13.33%) Requirements Management
7 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 5 (11.11%) C++
8 5 (11.11%) Simulink
8 5 (11.11%) Project Management
8 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 4 (8.89%) Change Management
9 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (8.89%) Degree
9 4 (8.89%) Algorithms
9 4 (8.89%) Line Management
9 4 (8.89%) DO-254
9 4 (8.89%) ARP4754

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:

Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Office
2 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
3 5 (11.11%) Simulink
4 4 (8.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (6.67%) CATIA
5 3 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (2.22%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.22%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) DHCP
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
2 2 (4.44%) RS-232
2 2 (4.44%) RS-422
2 2 (4.44%) RTP
2 2 (4.44%) SNMP
2 2 (4.44%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (4.44%) VLAN
2 2 (4.44%) VoIP
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) Junos
3 1 (2.22%) Network Security
3 1 (2.22%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Aerospace
3 8 (17.78%) Banking
4 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Developer
4 6 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 6 (13.33%) VBA Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Access Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Access VBA Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Excel Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Excel VBA Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.67%) Architect
6 3 (6.67%) DOORS Administrator
7 2 (4.44%) Environment Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) IT Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) CESG
4 1 (2.22%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) Life Science
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.22%) Physics
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Unix
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Solaris
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
2 6 (13.33%) PLM
2 6 (13.33%) Requirements Management
3 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) Change Management
4 4 (8.89%) Line Management
5 3 (6.67%) CAD
5 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.67%) ITIL
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.67%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.44%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) VBA
2 8 (17.78%) C
2 8 (17.78%) SQL
3 6 (13.33%) MATLAB
4 5 (11.11%) C++
5 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) Ada
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.22%) Fortran
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) CISM
3 1 (2.22%) CISSP
3 1 (2.22%) CLAS
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) ARP4754
1 4 (8.89%) ARP4761
1 4 (8.89%) DO-160
1 4 (8.89%) DO-254
2 3 (6.67%) DO-178B
3 2 (4.44%) GxP
4 1 (2.22%) Def Stans
4 1 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.22%) IEC 61508
4 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Nessus
1 1 (2.22%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) IBM
2 3 (6.67%) PTC
2 3 (6.67%) Remedy
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) MathWorks
3 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Qualys