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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 85 111 78
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -33
Contract jobs citing Validation 60 40 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.12% 1.23% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 1.61% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 33
Median daily rate £300 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £171 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £540 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.51% -3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £30.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.95 £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
2226 2492 2549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.55% 76.39% 76.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1494 1656 1690
Median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 137 85
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.32 £27.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £41.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol +16 28 £250 -44.44% 10
Wiltshire +10 11 £310 -23.45% 4
Gloucestershire +9 7 £550 -8.33% 2
Somerset +21 6 - -
Dorset +3 2 £275 +66.66%
Devon - 2 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 23 (21.70%) C
2 22 (20.75%) Finance
3 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
4 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
4 17 (16.04%) Telecoms
5 16 (15.09%) MS Office
5 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
6 14 (13.21%) Aerospace
6 14 (13.21%) Project Management
7 13 (12.26%) Service Management
8 12 (11.32%) Migration
8 12 (11.32%) Windows
8 12 (11.32%) SQL
8 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
8 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
8 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
9 11 (10.38%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (10.38%) Line Management
10 10 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (9.43%) Banking
10 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
11 9 (8.49%) Degree
11 9 (8.49%) Test Automation
11 9 (8.49%) VBA
12 8 (7.55%) C++
12 8 (7.55%) Linux
12 8 (7.55%) Management Information System
12 8 (7.55%) Requirements Management
13 7 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (6.60%) PLM

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 4 (3.77%) SAS
2 2 (1.89%) IIS
2 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.94%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
1 16 (15.09%) MS Office
2 6 (5.66%) Simulink
3 5 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.83%) CATIA
4 3 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.94%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.94%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.89%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.94%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.94%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.89%) DHCP
2 2 (1.89%) DNS
2 2 (1.89%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.89%) LAN
2 2 (1.89%) RS-232
2 2 (1.89%) RS-422
2 2 (1.89%) RTP
2 2 (1.89%) SNMP
2 2 (1.89%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (1.89%) VLAN
2 2 (1.89%) VoIP
2 2 (1.89%) WAN
3 1 (0.94%) Firewall
3 1 (0.94%) HTTP
3 1 (0.94%) Junos
3 1 (0.94%) Network Security
3 1 (0.94%) SSL
3 1 (0.94%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) Base SAS
2 4 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.94%) DB2
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.77%) Cucumber
2 4 (3.77%) Selenium
3 1 (0.94%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (20.75%) Finance
2 17 (16.04%) Telecoms
3 14 (13.21%) Aerospace
4 10 (9.43%) Banking
5 4 (3.77%) Avionics
6 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.83%) Retail
7 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.94%) Automotive
8 1 (0.94%) Electronics
8 1 (0.94%) Marketing
8 1 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (13.21%) Analyst
2 12 (11.32%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (10.38%) Architect
4 9 (8.49%) Consultant
5 8 (7.55%) Developer
6 7 (6.60%) Integration Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Coordinator
7 6 (5.66%) Project Coordinator
7 6 (5.66%) SQL Developer
7 6 (5.66%) VBA Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Access Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Access VBA Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Administrator
8 5 (4.72%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.72%) Excel Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Excel VBA Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.72%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.77%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) MFC
1 2 (1.89%) Qt
2 1 (0.94%) .NET
2 1 (0.94%) Middleware
2 1 (0.94%) PyQt
2 1 (0.94%) SOAP
2 1 (0.94%) WCF
2 1 (0.94%) Web Services
2 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.77%) Algorithms
2 4 (3.77%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.83%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.89%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.89%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.89%) Life Science
4 2 (1.89%) RIA
5 1 (0.94%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.94%) CESG
5 1 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.94%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.94%) Informatics
5 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.94%) Physics
5 1 (0.94%) PKI
5 1 (0.94%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.32%) Windows
2 8 (7.55%) Linux
3 5 (4.72%) Unix
4 2 (1.89%) Solaris
4 2 (1.89%) zOS
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.21%) Project Management
2 13 (12.26%) Service Management
3 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
3 12 (11.32%) Migration
4 11 (10.38%) Line Management
5 10 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
6 9 (8.49%) Test Automation
7 8 (7.55%) Requirements Management
8 7 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.60%) PLM
8 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.60%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.66%) Change Management
9 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.66%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.66%) Functional Testing
9 6 (5.66%) Performance Testing
9 6 (5.66%) System Testing
9 6 (5.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.70%) C
2 12 (11.32%) SQL
3 9 (8.49%) VBA
4 8 (7.55%) C++
5 7 (6.60%) MATLAB
5 7 (6.60%) Perl
6 5 (4.72%) Python
7 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.89%) Java
9 1 (0.94%) Ada
9 1 (0.94%) C#
9 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.94%) Fortran
9 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.49%) Degree
4 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.94%) CISM
6 1 (0.94%) CISSP
6 1 (0.94%) CLAS
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) JSP 440
2 5 (4.72%) DO-160
2 5 (4.72%) DO-178B
2 5 (4.72%) QA
3 4 (3.77%) ARP4754
3 4 (3.77%) ARP4761
3 4 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.77%) DO-254
4 2 (1.89%) Def Stans
4 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.89%) GxP
4 2 (1.89%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.94%) GMP
5 1 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.94%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) ACF2
2 3 (2.83%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) zSecure
2 1 (0.94%) Control-M
2 1 (0.94%) Nessus
2 1 (0.94%) Nmap
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle
3 5 (4.72%) SAP
4 3 (2.83%) IBM
4 3 (2.83%) PTC
4 3 (2.83%) Remedy
5 2 (1.89%) Cisco
5 2 (1.89%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.94%) BMC
6 1 (0.94%) CA
6 1 (0.94%) Juniper
6 1 (0.94%) Qualys
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