The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 16 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 6.80% - 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.95% - 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Average daily rate
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£425 - £463
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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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 Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
190 139 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 76.00% 78.53% 74.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 82 118
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 24
Average hourly rate £16.31 £34.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.03% +23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.66 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 15 (60.00%) Linux
3 14 (56.00%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (44.00%) UML
4 11 (44.00%) MATLAB
5 10 (40.00%) OO
5 10 (40.00%) Requirements Management
6 9 (36.00%) C++
6 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (36.00%) DO-178B
6 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (32.00%) Java
8 6 (24.00%) Military
8 6 (24.00%) Degree
8 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (24.00%) SQL
8 6 (24.00%) UNIX
8 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
8 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
9 5 (20.00%) Korn
9 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
9 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
9 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 5 (20.00%) Signal Processing
9 5 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (20.00%) HTTPS
9 5 (20.00%) VMS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (20.00%) DNS
1 5 (20.00%) SSH
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 3 (12.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (24.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) Ingres
2 3 (12.00%) JasperReports
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (56.00%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (12.00%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (24.00%) Military
2 4 (16.00%) Avionics
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Principal Systems Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Principal Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) C++ Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Development Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Architect
6 3 (12.00%) Applications Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Applications Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Administrator
8 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) OpenMP
2 4 (16.00%) JDBC
2 4 (16.00%) Laravel
3 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 3 (12.00%) CGI
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) DAO
3 3 (12.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Clustering
3 3 (12.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) UNIX
3 5 (20.00%) VMS
4 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) UML
2 10 (40.00%) OO
2 10 (40.00%) Requirements Management
3 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 5 (20.00%) Parallel Programming
5 5 (20.00%) Signal Processing
5 5 (20.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Change Control
7 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (12.00%) MVC
8 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) MATLAB
2 9 (36.00%) C++
3 8 (32.00%) Java
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Korn
5 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (20.00%) Perl
5 5 (20.00%) PHP
6 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.00%) Bourne shell
7 1 (4.00%) sed
7 1 (4.00%) AWK
7 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) DO-178B
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 5 (20.00%) NFS
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Intel
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Red Hat