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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / South West
Rank 77 95 101
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 53 48 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.09% 1.64% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 2.00% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 26
Median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -3.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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
2029 2403 2312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.98% 82.15% 75.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1349 1682 1549
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 119 103
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £24.13 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 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
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 January 2017.

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 22 January 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 +23 25 £355 -21.11% 4
Bristol -3 13 £447 -4.84% 8
Gloucestershire -9 7 £475 +43.93% 2
Devon - 4 - - 1
Somerset -4 1 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 40 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 28 (26.67%) C
3 27 (25.71%) Telecoms
3 27 (25.71%) Software Engineering
4 23 (21.90%) Migration
4 23 (21.90%) Linux
5 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
6 21 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 20 (19.05%) Windows
7 20 (19.05%) Finance
8 19 (18.10%) Project Management
9 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
10 17 (16.19%) MS Office
10 17 (16.19%) Requirements Management
11 15 (14.29%) Degree
12 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 14 (13.33%) SDLC
13 13 (12.38%) Integration Testing
14 12 (11.43%) Software Testing
14 12 (11.43%) System Testing
14 12 (11.43%) V-Model
14 12 (11.43%) Oracle
14 12 (11.43%) Python
14 12 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
15 11 (10.48%) Defect Tracking
15 11 (10.48%) DevOps
15 11 (10.48%) Line Management
15 11 (10.48%) Scrum
15 11 (10.48%) Perl

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 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
1 6 (5.71%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (3.81%) SAS
3 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 17 (16.19%) MS Office
3 6 (5.71%) MS Project
4 3 (2.86%) Simulink
4 3 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.86%) Windchill
5 1 (0.95%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Teamcenter
2 4 (3.81%) ENOVIA
2 4 (3.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.90%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.81%) VoIP
3 3 (2.86%) Firewall
3 3 (2.86%) Network Security
4 2 (1.90%) DNS
5 1 (0.95%) DHCP
5 1 (0.95%) HTTP
5 1 (0.95%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.95%) LAN
5 1 (0.95%) RS-232
5 1 (0.95%) RS-422
5 1 (0.95%) RTP
5 1 (0.95%) SAN
5 1 (0.95%) SNMP
5 1 (0.95%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.95%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (0.95%) VLAN
5 1 (0.95%) VPN
5 1 (0.95%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Base SAS
3 3 (2.86%) MS Access
3 3 (2.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (10.48%) Cucumber
1 11 (10.48%) Selenium
2 5 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.90%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.95%) Mercurial
General
1 27 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 20 (19.05%) Finance
3 10 (9.52%) Aerospace
4 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 6 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 6 (5.71%) Marketing
5 4 (3.81%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Automotive
6 1 (0.95%) Avionics
6 1 (0.95%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (14.29%) Coordinator
1 15 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
2 13 (12.38%) Integration Engineer
3 12 (11.43%) Test Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Architect
5 9 (8.57%) Consultant
6 8 (7.62%) Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.81%) Security Consultant
10 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.86%) Administrator
11 3 (2.86%) Business Analyst
11 3 (2.86%) SAS Developer
11 3 (2.86%) Tester
11 3 (2.86%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) MFC
1 6 (5.71%) Qt
2 2 (1.90%) .NET
2 2 (1.90%) CSS
2 2 (1.90%) HTML
3 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.95%) Angular 2
3 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.95%) HTML5
3 1 (0.95%) PyQt
3 1 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.95%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Mathematics
2 8 (7.62%) Physics
3 7 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.71%) Device Driver
5 5 (4.76%) CESG
6 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.86%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (2.86%) Cryptography
7 3 (2.86%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.86%) Handset
7 3 (2.86%) IVR
7 3 (2.86%) PKI
8 2 (1.90%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.95%) Clustering
9 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.95%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.90%) Linux
2 20 (19.05%) Windows
3 4 (3.81%) Unix
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (0.95%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.71%) Software Engineering
2 23 (21.90%) Migration
3 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (18.10%) Project Management
5 17 (16.19%) Requirements Management
6 14 (13.33%) SDLC
7 13 (12.38%) Integration Testing
8 12 (11.43%) Software Testing
8 12 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
8 12 (11.43%) System Testing
8 12 (11.43%) V-Model
9 11 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (10.48%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (10.48%) DevOps
9 11 (10.48%) Line Management
9 11 (10.48%) Performance Testing
9 11 (10.48%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (10.48%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (10.48%) Scrum
9 11 (10.48%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.67%) C
2 12 (11.43%) Python
3 11 (10.48%) Perl
4 8 (7.62%) C++
5 7 (6.67%) SQL
6 5 (4.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.81%) MATLAB
7 4 (3.81%) VBA
8 2 (1.90%) C#
8 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.95%) Ada
9 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.95%) Fortran
9 1 (0.95%) Ruby
9 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 21 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 15 (14.29%) Degree
5 5 (4.76%) CISM
5 5 (4.76%) CISSP
6 4 (3.81%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (2.86%) CLAS
8 2 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.90%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) JSP 440
2 4 (3.81%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.81%) QA
3 3 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.90%) ARP4754
4 2 (1.90%) ARP4761
4 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.90%) DO-160
4 2 (1.90%) DO-254
4 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.90%) RMADS
5 1 (0.95%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (0.95%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (2.86%) Nessus
1 3 (2.86%) Nmap
2 1 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (11.43%) Oracle
2 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.71%) SAP
4 4 (3.81%) Cisco
5 3 (2.86%) IBM
5 3 (2.86%) PTC
5 3 (2.86%) Qualys
5 3 (2.86%) Siemens
5 3 (2.86%) Verint
6 2 (1.90%) MathWorks
6 2 (1.90%) Talend
7 1 (0.95%) HP
7 1 (0.95%) Murex
7 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.95%) Sun
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