The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 44 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.30% 0.46% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.65% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£350 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.23% -4.16%
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
247 154 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.29% 70.32% 61.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 104 58
Average daily rate £326 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 8
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.30 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.92 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 1 £350 - 1
Yeovil - - - -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Qt
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Qt Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Qt
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Validation
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
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