The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 26 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.74% 1.58% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 1.88% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £34.63 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
150 266 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 68.49% 83.91% 86.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 144 229
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +22.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
Bath - 6 - -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (50.00%) C
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (50.00%) Line Management
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Test Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Test Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Line Management
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared