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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 105 87 114
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +27
Contract jobs citing Validation 35 58 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 1.80% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.33% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 7
Average daily rate
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£368 £470 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.80% +84.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £322 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £514 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 1
Average hourly rate £36.02 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.95% +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +23.93%
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
2402 2487 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.45% 77.07% 70.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1555 1539 1023
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 110 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -4 9 £375 -0.66% 6
Wiltshire +5 8 £440 -7.36% 5
Somerset +14 6 £416 - 2
Gloucestershire -12 5 £310 -40.38% 6
Devon -4 1 £225 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (29.49%) Finance
2 17 (21.79%) SQL
3 11 (14.10%) SAP
3 11 (14.10%) Degree
4 10 (12.82%) Data Validation
4 10 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (12.82%) ETL
4 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (12.82%) Project Management
5 9 (11.54%) ISEB
5 9 (11.54%) NHS
5 9 (11.54%) SAS
5 9 (11.54%) MS Office
5 9 (11.54%) Data Governance
6 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.26%) Base SAS
6 8 (10.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
7 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
7 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
7 7 (8.97%) ITIL
7 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
7 7 (8.97%) Financial Modelling
7 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
7 7 (8.97%) Regression Analysis
7 7 (8.97%) Time Series Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (11.54%) SAS
2 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MS Office
2 4 (5.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.28%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.28%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.28%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) VLAN
1 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
1 4 (5.13%) Wireless
1 4 (5.13%) Telnet
2 3 (3.85%) RTP
2 3 (3.85%) VoIP
2 3 (3.85%) FTP
2 3 (3.85%) Multicast
3 2 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.56%) Network Security
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.28%) Intranet
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) SSL
4 1 (1.28%) UMTS
4 1 (1.28%) LAN
4 1 (1.28%) VPN
4 1 (1.28%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (10.26%) Base SAS
2 8 (10.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.56%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.56%) MS Access
6 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.28%) DB2
7 1 (1.28%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (6.41%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.13%) Selenium
2 4 (5.13%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.56%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.28%) ERwin
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.28%) PVCS
4 1 (1.28%) Ant
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.28%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (29.49%) Finance
2 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.69%) Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Electronics
5 2 (2.56%) Military
5 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Publishing
6 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Analyst
2 14 (17.95%) Developer
3 10 (12.82%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) Consultant
5 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Lead Business Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Governance Manager
7 4 (5.13%) AWS Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Validation Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Data Governance Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Verification Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Data Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Systems Test Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Salesforce.com Administrator
9 2 (2.56%) SAP Data Manager
9 2 (2.56%) OBIEE Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) Visualforce
2 2 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (1.28%) Middleware
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) XML
3 1 (1.28%) XSL
3 1 (1.28%) XSLT
3 1 (1.28%) HTML
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) NHS
2 3 (3.85%) Streaming Video
2 3 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.56%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.28%) DataPower
4 1 (1.28%) CMDB
4 1 (1.28%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
3 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.82%) Data Validation
1 10 (12.82%) ETL
1 10 (12.82%) Project Management
2 9 (11.54%) Data Governance
3 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.97%) ITIL
4 7 (8.97%) Financial Modelling
4 7 (8.97%) Software Engineering
4 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
4 7 (8.97%) Regression Analysis
4 7 (8.97%) Time Series Analysis
5 6 (7.69%) Line Management
5 6 (7.69%) Data Management
5 6 (7.69%) Requirements Management
5 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.41%) ERP
6 5 (6.41%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.41%) SAP Implementation
6 5 (6.41%) Data Analysis
6 5 (6.41%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.79%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.41%) Java
3 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.13%) C++
5 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.85%) Apex Code
6 2 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) COBOL
7 1 (1.28%) C
7 1 (1.28%) C#
7 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Degree
2 9 (11.54%) ISEB
3 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) HND
5 4 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.28%) CCA
7 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.28%) CCEA
7 1 (1.28%) CISSP
7 1 (1.28%) APMP
7 1 (1.28%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Basel II
2 1 (1.28%) GAMP
2 1 (1.28%) GxP
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.28%) COREP
2 1 (1.28%) FINREP
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Firmware
2 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Iperf
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) SAP
2 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.85%) Informatica
3 3 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (2.56%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.28%) Teradata
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco
5 1 (1.28%) IBM
5 1 (1.28%) Ariba
5 1 (1.28%) Citrix
5 1 (1.28%) Splunk
5 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
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