The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Dorset 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 27 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.62% 0.54% 5.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 0.74% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate - - £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
168 135 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 73.36% 72.97% 67.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 76 101
Average daily rate £401 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £685 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -7.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
South West

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Dorset region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Dorset region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 6 (66.67%) UML
2 5 (55.56%) Requirements Management
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Military
3 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 4 (44.44%) MATLAB
4 2 (22.22%) AWK
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) sed
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) SysML
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) Bourne shell
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Avionics
5 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
5 1 (11.11%) Sybase ASE

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase ASE
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Military
2 1 (11.11%) Avionics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Principal Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Development Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) DBA
3 2 (22.22%) Development Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CGI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows NT
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) UML
2 5 (55.56%) Requirements Management
3 4 (44.44%) Software Engineering
3 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) OOP
4 2 (22.22%) OO
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) SysML
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Release Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) MATLAB
2 2 (22.22%) AWK
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) sed
2 2 (22.22%) Bourne shell
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Data Guard
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Sybase
1 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
Weymouth, Dorset
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