The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 30 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 87 109 92
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 49 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 1.19% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.53% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 28
Median daily rate £350 £367 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.63% -6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £207 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £498 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +96.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
Validation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2250 2547 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.85% 77.65% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 1700 1585
Median daily rate £400 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 135 90
Median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +13.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
Bristol +16 27 £250 -38.19% 11
Gloucestershire +8 6 £498 -17.08% 2
Wiltshire -8 4 £450 +9.09% 1
Devon +12 3 - -
Somerset +10 3 - -
Dorset -2 3 £275 +57.14% 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 South West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 29 (24.37%) Finance
2 20 (16.81%) C
3 19 (15.97%) Aerospace
4 18 (15.13%) MS Office
4 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
5 16 (13.45%) Service Management
6 15 (12.61%) Windows
6 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
7 14 (11.76%) Banking
7 14 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 14 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
7 14 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (10.92%) SQL
8 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
9 12 (10.08%) Requirements Management
10 11 (9.24%) Integration Testing
10 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
11 10 (8.40%) Oracle
12 9 (7.56%) VBA
12 9 (7.56%) C++
12 9 (7.56%) Unix
12 9 (7.56%) MATLAB
12 9 (7.56%) Project Management
12 9 (7.56%) Quality Management
12 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
12 9 (7.56%) Test Automation
13 8 (6.72%) Degree
13 8 (6.72%) QA
13 8 (6.72%) Data Management
13 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (5.88%) SAS
2 6 (5.04%) IIS
2 6 (5.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.84%) CICS
3 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (15.13%) MS Office
2 14 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.72%) Simulink
4 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.52%) CATIA
6 2 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.84%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.84%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.68%) SAP CRM
1 2 (1.68%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.84%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.84%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
1 5 (4.20%) VXLAN
2 2 (1.68%) DHCP
2 2 (1.68%) DNS
2 2 (1.68%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.68%) LAN
2 2 (1.68%) RS-232
2 2 (1.68%) RS-422
2 2 (1.68%) RTP
2 2 (1.68%) SNMP
2 2 (1.68%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (1.68%) VLAN
2 2 (1.68%) VoIP
2 2 (1.68%) WAN
3 1 (0.84%) HTTP
3 1 (0.84%) Internet
3 1 (0.84%) SAN
3 1 (0.84%) SSL
3 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.88%) Base SAS
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.84%) DB2
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.52%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.68%) Selenium
4 1 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (24.37%) Finance
2 19 (15.97%) Aerospace
3 14 (11.76%) Banking
4 7 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.04%) Avionics
6 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.52%) Retail
7 2 (1.68%) Marketing
7 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.84%) Automotive
8 1 (0.84%) Electronics
8 1 (0.84%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (12.61%) Analyst
1 15 (12.61%) Architect
1 15 (12.61%) Systems Engineer
2 14 (11.76%) Consultant
3 9 (7.56%) Developer
4 7 (5.88%) Access Developer
4 7 (5.88%) Access VBA Developer
4 7 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 7 (5.88%) Data Consultant
4 7 (5.88%) Excel Developer
4 7 (5.88%) Excel VBA Developer
4 7 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 7 (5.88%) SQL Developer
4 7 (5.88%) VBA Developer
5 6 (5.04%) Design Engineer
5 6 (5.04%) Management Consultant
5 6 (5.04%) Test Architect
6 5 (4.20%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Hardware Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.68%) MFC
1 2 (1.68%) Qt
1 2 (1.68%) SOAP
1 2 (1.68%) WCF
1 2 (1.68%) Web Services
1 2 (1.68%) XML
2 1 (0.84%) .NET
2 1 (0.84%) Middleware
2 1 (0.84%) OpenDaylight
2 1 (0.84%) PyQt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.04%) Algorithms
2 6 (5.04%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.04%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (4.20%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.52%) CAN bus
4 3 (2.52%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.68%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.68%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.68%) Health Informatics
5 2 (1.68%) Informatics
5 2 (1.68%) Life Science
5 2 (1.68%) RIA
6 1 (0.84%) CESG
6 1 (0.84%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.84%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.84%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Windows
2 9 (7.56%) Unix
3 7 (5.88%) Linux
4 3 (2.52%) zOS
5 2 (1.68%) Solaris
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.45%) Service Management
2 14 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (10.08%) Requirements Management
4 11 (9.24%) Integration Testing
5 9 (7.56%) Project Management
5 9 (7.56%) Quality Management
5 9 (7.56%) Test Automation
6 8 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (6.72%) Data Management
6 8 (6.72%) Data Modelling
6 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.88%) Business Analysis
7 7 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 7 (5.88%) Data Governance
7 7 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 7 (5.88%) Line Management
7 7 (5.88%) Metadata Management
7 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (5.04%) Network Design
8 6 (5.04%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.81%) C
2 13 (10.92%) SQL
3 9 (7.56%) C++
3 9 (7.56%) MATLAB
3 9 (7.56%) VBA
4 7 (5.88%) Java
5 5 (4.20%) Perl
5 5 (4.20%) Python
6 2 (1.68%) C#
6 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.84%) Ada
7 1 (0.84%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.84%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.84%) Fortran
7 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.72%) Degree
4 2 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.68%) ISEB
5 1 (0.84%) CCIE
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.84%) CISM
5 1 (0.84%) CISSP
5 1 (0.84%) CLAS
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) Data Quality
1 8 (6.72%) QA
2 6 (5.04%) DO-178B
3 5 (4.20%) DO-160
4 4 (3.36%) ARP4754
4 4 (3.36%) ARP4761
4 4 (3.36%) DO-254
5 2 (1.68%) Def Stans
5 2 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.68%) GxP
6 1 (0.84%) GMP
6 1 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.84%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.84%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (4.20%) ACF2
2 3 (2.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) zSecure
2 5 (4.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.84%) Control-M
3 1 (0.84%) Nessus
3 1 (0.84%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.40%) Oracle
3 6 (5.04%) Cisco
4 5 (4.20%) SAP
5 3 (2.52%) PTC
5 3 (2.52%) Remedy
6 2 (1.68%) CA
6 2 (1.68%) IBM
7 1 (0.84%) BMC
7 1 (0.84%) Juniper
7 1 (0.84%) MathWorks
7 1 (0.84%) Qualys
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + flexible
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: Up to £44 per hour depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago