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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 105 86 105
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs citing Validation 28 57 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 1.90% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 2.48% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 5
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£275 £470 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.48% +28.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £369 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £480 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 2
Average hourly rate £36.02 £40.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% +16.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.53 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 22 May 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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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 -17 8 £270 -28.00% 7
Wiltshire -2 5 £390 -18.75% 1
Dorset -8 4 £188 -
Gloucestershire -7 2 £310 - 3
Somerset +17 1 - -
Devon -1 1 £225 -
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England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (22.54%) Finance
2 15 (21.13%) SQL
3 12 (16.90%) Degree
4 11 (15.49%) Banking
4 11 (15.49%) SAP
5 10 (14.08%) ETL
5 10 (14.08%) ISEB
6 9 (12.68%) NHS
6 9 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (12.68%) Project Management
6 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering
7 8 (11.27%) Business Analysis
7 8 (11.27%) Data Validation
7 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
7 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
8 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
8 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
8 7 (9.86%) MS Office
8 7 (9.86%) QA
8 7 (9.86%) Software Testing
8 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (8.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (8.45%) Data Governance
9 6 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (8.45%) Requirements Management
9 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (8.45%) SharePoint 2010
1 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) SAS
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Office
2 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.41%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) VLAN
1 4 (5.63%) Ethernet
1 4 (5.63%) Wireless
1 4 (5.63%) Telnet
2 3 (4.23%) RTP
2 3 (4.23%) FTP
2 3 (4.23%) VoIP
2 3 (4.23%) Multicast
3 2 (2.82%) Network Security
3 2 (2.82%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) LAN
4 1 (1.41%) VPN
4 1 (1.41%) UMTS
4 1 (1.41%) SSL
4 1 (1.41%) Intranet
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
4 1 (1.41%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.04%) MS Access
5 3 (4.23%) Base SAS
5 3 (4.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.82%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.41%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.41%) DB2
7 1 (1.41%) OLAP
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Rational Rhapsody
1 5 (7.04%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.63%) Selenium
2 4 (5.63%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.82%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.41%) ERwin
4 1 (1.41%) PVCS
4 1 (1.41%) Ant
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (22.54%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.45%) Electronics
5 4 (5.63%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.82%) Retail
6 2 (2.82%) Military
7 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.41%) Publishing
7 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Business Analyst
3 13 (18.31%) Developer
4 7 (9.86%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Lead Business Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) AWS Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Governance Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Verification Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Validation Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Data Governance Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Data Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Systems Test Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) SAP Data Manager
9 2 (2.82%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) SOAP
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) XSL
2 1 (1.41%) XSLT
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) NHS
2 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
3 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.23%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.41%) DataPower
5 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.41%) CMDB
5 1 (1.41%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) Windows
3 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.08%) ETL
2 9 (12.68%) Project Management
2 9 (12.68%) Software Engineering
3 8 (11.27%) Business Analysis
3 8 (11.27%) Data Validation
4 7 (9.86%) Software Testing
5 6 (8.45%) Data Governance
5 6 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (8.45%) Requirements Management
5 6 (8.45%) Data Analysis
6 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.04%) ERP
6 5 (7.04%) Multithreading
6 5 (7.04%) SAP Implementation
6 5 (7.04%) SysML
7 4 (5.63%) Test Planning
7 4 (5.63%) Line Management
7 4 (5.63%) Logical Data Model
7 4 (5.63%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.63%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) T-SQL
2 6 (8.45%) C++
3 5 (7.04%) Java
3 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.82%) Python
4 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.41%) PHP
5 1 (1.41%) COBOL
5 1 (1.41%) C
5 1 (1.41%) C#
5 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Degree
2 10 (14.08%) ISEB
3 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.04%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.63%) HND
7 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.41%) CCA
8 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.41%) CCEA
8 1 (1.41%) CISSP
8 1 (1.41%) CCIA
8 1 (1.41%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) Basel II
3 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.41%) COREP
3 1 (1.41%) FINREP
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Firmware
2 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Iperf
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) SAP
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) Informatica
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle
4 2 (2.82%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.41%) Teradata
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco
5 1 (1.41%) IBM
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) Splunk
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