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 30 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 28 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.33% 2.58% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 3.27% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £425 £188 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £39.00 - £42.50
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 Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
198 153 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 77.04% 78.87% 70.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 85 80
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Median hourly rate £30.00 £41.87 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.34% -1.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 30 June 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 - 2 £425 -
Bournemouth -9 1 - - 1
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) IIS
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
3 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
3 5 (35.71%) C
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (28.57%) Avionics
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Requirements Management
4 4 (28.57%) Aerospace
4 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) LabVIEW
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
5 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) CAN bus
6 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (14.29%) Finance
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) TickIT
7 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
7 1 (7.14%) Electronics
7 1 (7.14%) Linux
7 1 (7.14%) Python

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 (42.86%) IIS
1 6 (42.86%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (21.43%) LabVIEW
General
1 4 (28.57%) Aerospace
1 4 (28.57%) Avionics
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Design Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Banking Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Business Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 4 (28.57%) Requirements Management
3 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Image Processing
5 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) QMS
5 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) C
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (7.14%) Def Stans
3 1 (7.14%) DO-160
3 1 (7.14%) DO-178B
3 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (7.14%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle