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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 55 65 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.99% 0.98% 3.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.20% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Median daily rate £355 £311 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.33% -17.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £279 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £359 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Median hourly rate £38.05 £36.02 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +5.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £35.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.53 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
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
690 747 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.70% 80.93% 80.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 582 479
Median daily rate £378 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £298 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 17 34
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.04 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.64% +51.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £17.55 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 June 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 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Aerospace
2 11 (22.00%) SQL
3 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 10 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
4 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (18.00%) MATLAB
4 9 (18.00%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
5 8 (16.00%) Algorithms
5 8 (16.00%) Simulink
5 8 (16.00%) VBA
5 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (16.00%) Requirements Management
6 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (14.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (12.00%) Network Design
8 5 (10.00%) QA
8 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.00%) VXLAN
9 4 (8.00%) Network Optimisation
9 4 (8.00%) DO-178B
9 4 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.00%) Cisco

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 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.00%) Simulink
3 3 (6.00%) MS Office
4 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (10.00%) VXLAN
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) Network Security
2 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) HTTP
3 1 (2.00%) Junos
3 1 (2.00%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Aerospace
3 10 (20.00%) Banking
4 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (6.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Legal
6 1 (2.00%) Military
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Systems Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Access Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Access VBA Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Excel Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Excel VBA Developer
3 8 (16.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (16.00%) VBA Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Design Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Dropwizard
1 1 (2.00%) OpenDaylight
1 1 (2.00%) XML
1 1 (2.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Algorithms
1 8 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (4.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Life Science
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Solaris
1 2 (4.00%) Unix
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 8 (16.00%) Requirements Management
3 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (14.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (14.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.00%) Network Design
5 4 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) Network Optimisation
6 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (6.00%) SDLC
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.00%) Data Validation
7 2 (4.00%) Information Security
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) MATLAB
3 8 (16.00%) VBA
4 3 (6.00%) C++
5 2 (4.00%) C
5 2 (4.00%) Java
5 2 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.00%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) ISEB
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.00%) CCIE
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) CISM
4 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) DO-178B
3 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.00%) GMP
4 2 (4.00%) ARP4754
4 2 (4.00%) ARP4761
4 2 (4.00%) DO-160
4 2 (4.00%) DO-254
4 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (2.00%) Def Stans
5 1 (2.00%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Nessus
1 2 (4.00%) Nmap
2 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Cisco
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle
4 2 (4.00%) Qualys
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Juniper