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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 77 85 80
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 68 23 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 1.02% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 1.43% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 13 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £180 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £470 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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
2432 1605 2169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.90% 71.08% 69.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1612 1080 1288
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 79 152
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 September 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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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
Bristol +2 32 £450 +29.49% 6
Dorset - 17 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire -11 11 £365 -16.68% 1
Wiltshire -10 2 £110 -67.88% 5
Somerset - 2 £280 - 3
Cornwall - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £225 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 34 (29.06%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.64%) Rational DOORS
3 27 (23.08%) UML
4 26 (22.22%) SQL
4 26 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (21.37%) Requirements Management
6 24 (20.51%) Software Engineering
7 21 (17.95%) Degree
8 19 (16.24%) Linux
8 19 (16.24%) SC Cleared
9 18 (15.38%) Java
10 17 (14.53%) Finance
11 16 (13.68%) Integration Testing
11 16 (13.68%) Data Validation
11 16 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (12.82%) Migration
12 15 (12.82%) Project Management
12 15 (12.82%) MySQL
13 14 (11.97%) Test Scripting
14 13 (11.11%) Scrum
14 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 13 (11.11%) ISEB
15 12 (10.26%) Configuration Management
15 12 (10.26%) Windows
15 12 (10.26%) MS Excel
15 12 (10.26%) MS Visio
15 12 (10.26%) Data Modelling
15 12 (10.26%) DO-178B
16 11 (9.40%) C++
16 11 (9.40%) PRINCE2

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 6 (5.13%) Apache
1 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
1 6 (5.13%) MS Project Server
1 6 (5.13%) Confluence
2 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (10.26%) MS Excel
1 12 (10.26%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (5.98%) MS Project
2 7 (5.98%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.85%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
1 5 (4.27%) DNS
1 5 (4.27%) HTTPS
1 5 (4.27%) SSH
2 4 (3.42%) LTE
3 3 (2.56%) PuTTY
3 3 (2.56%) SAN
4 2 (1.71%) Internet
4 2 (1.71%) GPRS
4 2 (1.71%) GSM
4 2 (1.71%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.71%) UMTS
5 1 (0.85%) VoIP
5 1 (0.85%) WAN
5 1 (0.85%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.85%) DHCP
5 1 (0.85%) LAN
5 1 (0.85%) PSTN
5 1 (0.85%) 3G
5 1 (0.85%) UTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) MySQL
2 10 (8.55%) RDBMS
2 10 (8.55%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.56%) JasperReports
6 3 (2.56%) Ingres
7 1 (0.85%) MS Access
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (25.64%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
3 8 (6.84%) Selenium
4 6 (5.13%) JUnit
4 6 (5.13%) Subversion
4 6 (5.13%) JIRA
5 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.56%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.71%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.85%) Toad
8 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.85%) Behat
8 1 (0.85%) Yeoman
General
1 17 (14.53%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Military
2 7 (5.98%) Banking
2 7 (5.98%) Avionics
3 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.71%) Electronics
5 2 (1.71%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 21 (17.95%) Developer
1 21 (17.95%) Analyst
2 16 (13.68%) Systems Engineer
3 14 (11.97%) Test Engineer
4 12 (10.26%) Software Engineer
5 7 (5.98%) Lead Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.13%) Architect
6 6 (5.13%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Principal Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) C++ Developer
6 6 (5.13%) Principal Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Hybris Developer
7 5 (4.27%) Information Assurance Analyst
7 5 (4.27%) Consultant
7 5 (4.27%) Information Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.42%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) HTML
1 9 (7.69%) CSS
2 6 (5.13%) XML
2 6 (5.13%) XSD
2 6 (5.13%) JSP
2 6 (5.13%) Spring
2 6 (5.13%) Ajax
2 6 (5.13%) Spring MVC
2 6 (5.13%) jQuery
3 5 (4.27%) OpenMP
3 5 (4.27%) .NET
4 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.42%) JDBC
4 4 (3.42%) Laravel
5 3 (2.56%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.56%) CGI
5 3 (2.56%) DAO
5 3 (2.56%) Web Services
6 1 (0.85%) Qt
6 1 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.84%) Reference Data
3 7 (5.98%) Replication
3 7 (5.98%) CESG
4 5 (4.27%) Clustering
5 3 (2.56%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.71%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.71%) SCADA
7 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) Physics
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) PMI
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.24%) Linux
2 12 (10.26%) Windows
3 11 (9.40%) UNIX
4 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.27%) VMS
6 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.08%) UML
2 26 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (21.37%) Requirements Management
4 24 (20.51%) Software Engineering
5 16 (13.68%) Integration Testing
5 16 (13.68%) Data Validation
6 15 (12.82%) Migration
6 15 (12.82%) Project Management
7 14 (11.97%) Test Scripting
8 13 (11.11%) Scrum
9 12 (10.26%) Data Modelling
9 12 (10.26%) Configuration Management
10 11 (9.40%) PRINCE2
10 11 (9.40%) SysML
11 10 (8.55%) OO
12 9 (7.69%) MVC
12 9 (7.69%) Business Analysis
12 9 (7.69%) Waterfall
13 8 (6.84%) V-Model
13 8 (6.84%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.22%) SQL
2 18 (15.38%) Java
3 11 (9.40%) C++
3 11 (9.40%) MATLAB
4 6 (5.13%) Perl
5 5 (4.27%) PHP
5 5 (4.27%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.27%) C#
5 5 (4.27%) Korn
5 5 (4.27%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.42%) VBA
6 4 (3.42%) C
7 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.71%) VB
8 2 (1.71%) Tcl
9 1 (0.85%) Python
9 1 (0.85%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 34 (29.06%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.95%) Degree
3 19 (16.24%) SC Cleared
4 13 (11.11%) ISEB
5 8 (6.84%) HND
6 7 (5.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.71%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.26%) DO-178B
2 3 (2.56%) MiFID
2 3 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.85%) DO-160
3 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.27%) NFS
1 5 (4.27%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.84%) Oracle
3 6 (5.13%) HP
3 6 (5.13%) Informatica
3 6 (5.13%) Primavera
3 6 (5.13%) IBM
3 6 (5.13%) hybris
4 5 (4.27%) VMware
4 5 (4.27%) Casewise
4 5 (4.27%) Intel
5 3 (2.56%) SAP
6 2 (1.71%) Cognos
6 2 (1.71%) BT
6 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.85%) Anite
7 1 (0.85%) Huawei
7 1 (0.85%) Tektronix
7 1 (0.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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