The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 23 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.41% 0.50% 3.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 0.62% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £413 £188 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £39.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -7.40%
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 Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
216 162 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 79.41% 81.41% 72.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 84 99
Median daily rate £440 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
Median hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -24.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 5 £488 -
Bournemouth -9 1 - -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 6 (46.15%) IIS
2 6 (46.15%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
3 5 (38.46%) C
3 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (30.77%) Avionics
4 4 (30.77%) Requirements Management
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) Aerospace
5 3 (23.08%) LabVIEW
5 3 (23.08%) CAN bus
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
7 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.69%) Electronics
7 1 (7.69%) C++
7 1 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
7 1 (7.69%) Firmware
7 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.69%) QA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 6 (46.15%) IIS
1 6 (46.15%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (23.08%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (30.77%) Aerospace
1 4 (30.77%) Avionics
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Project Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Design Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Banking Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Hardware Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) CAN bus
2 1 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Verilog
2 1 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (38.46%) Problem Management
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Image Processing
3 1 (7.69%) Information Assurance
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) DO-160
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle