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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / South West
Rank 83 88 106
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +18
Contract jobs citing Validation 52 57 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.94% 1.93% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.36% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 28
Median daily rate £400 £418 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +15.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £342 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.57% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £37.50 £42.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £44.00 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +35.17%

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
2211 2420 2502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.41% 82.01% 78.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1461 1651 1636
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £283 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 119 92
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.38 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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
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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire +21 25 £350 -28.20% 2
Gloucestershire -7 10 £475 +43.93% 1
Bristol -17 9 £362 -23.03% 9
Devon - 4 - -
Somerset -5 1 £358 +10.00%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 44 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 28 (26.92%) C
2 28 (26.92%) Software Engineering
3 27 (25.96%) Telecoms
4 26 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (24.04%) SC Cleared
6 22 (21.15%) DV Cleared
6 22 (21.15%) Linux
7 21 (20.19%) Finance
7 21 (20.19%) Migration
8 19 (18.27%) Windows
8 19 (18.27%) Project Management
9 18 (17.31%) MS Excel
10 16 (15.38%) MS Office
10 16 (15.38%) Requirements Management
11 14 (13.46%) Risk Analysis
11 14 (13.46%) Integration Testing
11 14 (13.46%) Oracle
11 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
11 14 (13.46%) SDLC
12 13 (12.50%) Software Testing
12 13 (12.50%) Degree
12 13 (12.50%) V-Model
12 13 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
13 12 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
13 12 (11.54%) DevOps
13 12 (11.54%) Waterfall
13 12 (11.54%) Cucumber
13 12 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (11.54%) System Testing

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 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.73%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (4.81%) SAS
4 1 (0.96%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (17.31%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.38%) MS Office
3 8 (7.69%) MS Project
4 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.88%) Windchill
5 1 (0.96%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Teamcenter
2 5 (4.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.88%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.96%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.88%) VoIP
3 2 (1.92%) Firewall
3 2 (1.92%) Network Security
4 1 (0.96%) DNS
4 1 (0.96%) HTTP
4 1 (0.96%) SAN
4 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.96%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) Base SAS
2 5 (4.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (2.88%) MS Access
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Cucumber
1 12 (11.54%) Selenium
2 6 (5.77%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.96%) Mercurial
General
1 27 (25.96%) Telecoms
2 21 (20.19%) Finance
3 8 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.73%) Aerospace
4 7 (6.73%) Banking
4 7 (6.73%) Marketing
5 5 (4.81%) Electronics
6 2 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.96%) Avionics
7 1 (0.96%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (15.38%) Coordinator
1 16 (15.38%) Project Coordinator
2 13 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 12 (11.54%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 12 (11.54%) Test Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Architect
4 9 (8.65%) Developer
5 7 (6.73%) Software Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) Analyst
6 6 (5.77%) Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Network Specialist
7 5 (4.81%) SAS Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.88%) Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Security Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) MFC
1 5 (4.81%) Qt
2 2 (1.92%) CSS
2 2 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (0.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.96%) Angular 2
3 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.96%) HTML5
3 1 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.96%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) Device Driver
4 4 (3.85%) CESG
4 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.88%) Handset
5 3 (2.88%) IVR
6 2 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.92%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.92%) PKI
7 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.96%) Clustering
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.15%) Linux
2 19 (18.27%) Windows
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.92%) Solaris
4 2 (1.92%) Unix
5 1 (0.96%) Android
5 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.92%) Software Engineering
2 26 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.19%) Migration
4 19 (18.27%) Project Management
5 16 (15.38%) Requirements Management
6 14 (13.46%) Integration Testing
6 14 (13.46%) Risk Analysis
6 14 (13.46%) SDLC
7 13 (12.50%) Software Testing
7 13 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (12.50%) V-Model
8 12 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.54%) Defect Tracking
8 12 (11.54%) DevOps
8 12 (11.54%) Performance Testing
8 12 (11.54%) Scrum
8 12 (11.54%) System Testing
8 12 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 11 (10.58%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.92%) C
2 12 (11.54%) Perl
2 12 (11.54%) Python
3 8 (7.69%) SQL
4 6 (5.77%) C++
5 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.85%) VBA
7 2 (1.92%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.96%) C#
8 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.96%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 25 (24.04%) SC Cleared
3 22 (21.15%) DV Cleared
4 13 (12.50%) Degree
5 4 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (3.85%) CISM
5 4 (3.85%) CISSP
6 2 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.92%) CISA
6 2 (1.92%) CLAS
7 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) JSP 440
2 5 (4.81%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.85%) QA
4 3 (2.88%) DO-178B
5 2 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.92%) DO-254
5 2 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.92%) RMADS
6 1 (0.96%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.96%) ARP4761
6 1 (0.96%) DO-160
6 1 (0.96%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.92%) Nessus
1 2 (1.92%) Nmap
2 1 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.46%) Oracle
2 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.77%) SAP
4 3 (2.88%) Cisco
4 3 (2.88%) IBM
4 3 (2.88%) PTC
4 3 (2.88%) Siemens
4 3 (2.88%) Verint
5 2 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (1.92%) Freescale
5 2 (1.92%) Qualys
5 2 (1.92%) Talend
5 2 (1.92%) Wind River
6 1 (0.96%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.96%) Murex
6 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.96%) Sun
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