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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 110 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 40 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.20% 1.83% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.51% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 19
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£367 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.79% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £213 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £513 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £39.25 £20.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.25% -55.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
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
2532 2308 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.70% 72.99% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1522 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
Wiltshire +8 14 £413 +275.00% 13
Bristol -20 10 £405 -10.11% 8
Somerset +8 5 £310 +10.71%
Dorset -7 3 £175 -58.82% 3
Gloucestershire -10 2 £600 +64.60% 2
Devon -2 1 £300 +14.28% 4
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.19%) Degree
3 14 (20.29%) Finance
3 14 (20.29%) C++
4 13 (18.84%) Rational DOORS
5 12 (17.39%) QA
5 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 12 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (15.94%) Banking
7 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
7 9 (13.04%) Project Management
7 9 (13.04%) SQL
7 9 (13.04%) ITIL
8 8 (11.59%) Windows
8 8 (11.59%) UML
8 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
8 8 (11.59%) Requirements Management
8 8 (11.59%) Data Validation
8 8 (11.59%) DV Cleared
9 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
9 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis
9 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
9 7 (10.14%) Electronics
9 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
10 6 (8.70%) Migration
10 6 (8.70%) MFC
10 6 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (8.70%) SysML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.80%) SAS
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
3 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.90%) MS Office
4 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) SaaS
1 1 (1.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) VLAN
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (2.90%) Network Security
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.90%) LTE
2 2 (2.90%) Junos
2 2 (2.90%) LDAP
2 2 (2.90%) ISDN
2 2 (2.90%) VPN
2 2 (2.90%) MPLS
2 2 (2.90%) OSPF
2 2 (2.90%) BGP
2 2 (2.90%) EIGRP
2 2 (2.90%) Telnet
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (2.90%) IPsec
2 2 (2.90%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (1.45%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) MS Access
1 5 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) OLAP
2 2 (2.90%) Base SAS
2 2 (2.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.45%) OLTP
3 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.45%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (8.70%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.90%) Rational Rose
5 1 (1.45%) ERwin
5 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.45%) Ant
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Banking
3 7 (10.14%) Electronics
3 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.25%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Military
5 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Advertising
6 1 (1.45%) Publishing
6 1 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.45%) Retail
6 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Business Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Consultant
6 4 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Information Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Architect
8 2 (2.90%) Security Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.90%) Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) MFC
2 4 (5.80%) STL
3 1 (1.45%) Web Services
3 1 (1.45%) XSD
3 1 (1.45%) XSL
3 1 (1.45%) XSLT
3 1 (1.45%) WSDL
3 1 (1.45%) SAML
3 1 (1.45%) MDX
3 1 (1.45%) Qt
3 1 (1.45%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.45%) XACML
3 1 (1.45%) REST
3 1 (1.45%) SOAP
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.25%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.90%) DataPower
5 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.45%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.45%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.45%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.45%) DTV
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.45%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.59%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) UNIX
3 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) Software Engineering
1 12 (17.39%) Business Analysis
2 9 (13.04%) Project Management
2 9 (13.04%) ITIL
3 8 (11.59%) UML
3 8 (11.59%) Requirements Management
3 8 (11.59%) Data Validation
4 7 (10.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (10.14%) Data Analysis
5 6 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (8.70%) Migration
5 6 (8.70%) SysML
5 6 (8.70%) Multithreading
6 5 (7.25%) Manual Testing
6 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
6 5 (7.25%) Data Migration
6 5 (7.25%) Fund Accounting
7 4 (5.80%) OO
7 4 (5.80%) ETL
7 4 (5.80%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) C++
2 9 (13.04%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) C
4 3 (4.35%) Python
5 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.90%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.90%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.45%) C#
6 1 (1.45%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 16 (23.19%) Degree
3 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
4 8 (11.59%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (4.35%) ISEB
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.90%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.90%) CCNP
8 2 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.45%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (1.45%) CCIA
9 1 (1.45%) CIPD
9 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.45%) CCA
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.45%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.45%) DO-160
3 1 (1.45%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.90%) Firmware
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) RACF
3 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.45%) Iperf
2 1 (1.45%) zSecure
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) Informatica
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco
4 2 (2.90%) Dell
4 2 (2.90%) Intel
4 2 (2.90%) Juniper
4 2 (2.90%) McAfee
4 2 (2.90%) VMware
4 2 (2.90%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.90%) Sourcefire
4 2 (2.90%) IronPort
5 1 (1.45%) Teradata
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix
5 1 (1.45%) EMC
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
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