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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 93 108 85
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 44 38 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.60% 1.20% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.50% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 24
Median daily rate £315 £390 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £470 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 11
Median hourly rate £41.50 £43.25 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% -0.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £44.15 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
2160 2539 2557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.66% 80.50% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1772 1735
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 £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 108 124
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Wiltshire +7 19 £310 -17.33% 5
Bristol -2 10 £510 +17.80% 10
Gloucestershire +3 6 £550 +66.66% 2
Somerset +22 5 - - 4
Devon - 2 - -
Dorset -2 1 £325 +96.96%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 28 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 25 (27.17%) C
3 23 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 20 (21.74%) Migration
5 17 (18.48%) Project Management
5 17 (18.48%) SC Cleared
6 15 (16.30%) Finance
7 14 (15.22%) Linux
7 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (15.22%) Software Engineering
7 14 (15.22%) Line Management
8 13 (14.13%) MS Office
9 12 (13.04%) Windows
9 12 (13.04%) DV Cleared
10 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
11 10 (10.87%) Aerospace
11 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
11 10 (10.87%) Perl
11 10 (10.87%) Integration Testing
12 9 (9.78%) System Testing
12 9 (9.78%) JSP 440
12 9 (9.78%) PLM
12 9 (9.78%) C++
12 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
13 8 (8.70%) Oracle
13 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
13 8 (8.70%) Python
13 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
13 8 (8.70%) Requirements Management
13 8 (8.70%) Data Migration

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 3 (3.26%) SAS
2 1 (1.09%) CICS
2 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) MS Office
2 11 (11.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.26%) CATIA
3 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.26%) Simulink
3 3 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.17%) Windchill
5 1 (1.09%) MS Project
5 1 (1.09%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Teamcenter
2 3 (3.26%) ENOVIA
3 2 (2.17%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.09%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.26%) DNS
3 2 (2.17%) DHCP
3 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.17%) LAN
3 2 (2.17%) RS-232
3 2 (2.17%) RS-422
3 2 (2.17%) RTP
3 2 (2.17%) SNMP
3 2 (2.17%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (2.17%) VLAN
3 2 (2.17%) VoIP
3 2 (2.17%) WAN
4 1 (1.09%) Firewall
4 1 (1.09%) Internet
4 1 (1.09%) Junos
4 1 (1.09%) Network Security
4 1 (1.09%) SAN
4 1 (1.09%) Value-Added Service
4 1 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) Base SAS
3 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.09%) DB2
4 1 (1.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Cucumber
1 7 (7.61%) Selenium
2 6 (6.52%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (16.30%) Finance
3 10 (10.87%) Aerospace
4 6 (6.52%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Avionics
5 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.09%) Automotive
6 1 (1.09%) Military
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (11.96%) Analyst
2 10 (10.87%) Coordinator
2 10 (10.87%) Project Coordinator
3 9 (9.78%) Integration Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Architect
4 8 (8.70%) Test Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.43%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Administrator
8 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.26%) DOORS Administrator
10 2 (2.17%) BSS Architect
10 2 (2.17%) Information Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) MFC
1 4 (4.35%) Qt
2 2 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.09%) Angular 2
3 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.09%) CSS
3 1 (1.09%) HTML
3 1 (1.09%) PyQt
3 1 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.35%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) CESG
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.17%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.17%) RIA
5 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.09%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.09%) Physics
5 1 (1.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Linux
2 12 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.09%) Solaris
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.09%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Migration
2 17 (18.48%) Project Management
3 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.22%) Line Management
3 14 (15.22%) Software Engineering
4 10 (10.87%) Integration Testing
5 9 (9.78%) PLM
5 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.78%) System Testing
6 8 (8.70%) Data Migration
6 8 (8.70%) Requirements Management
6 8 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (8.70%) SDLC
6 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 8 (8.70%) V-Model
7 7 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (7.61%) Defect Tracking
7 7 (7.61%) DevOps
7 7 (7.61%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (7.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) C
2 10 (10.87%) Perl
3 9 (9.78%) C++
4 8 (8.70%) Python
5 5 (5.43%) SQL
6 4 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.35%) MATLAB
6 4 (4.35%) VBA
7 2 (2.17%) C#
7 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.09%) Ada
8 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.09%) Fortran
8 1 (1.09%) Ruby
8 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.48%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.04%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.61%) Degree
5 3 (3.26%) CISM
5 3 (3.26%) CISSP
6 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.17%) CISA
7 1 (1.09%) CLAS
7 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) JSP 440
2 5 (5.43%) QA
3 3 (3.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.17%) ARP4754
4 2 (2.17%) ARP4761
4 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.17%) DO-160
4 2 (2.17%) DO-254
4 2 (2.17%) GxP
4 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.09%) DO-178B
5 1 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.09%) IEC 61508
5 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.09%) RACF
1 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.09%) Nessus
1 1 (1.09%) Nmap
1 1 (1.09%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) Oracle
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.43%) PTC
4 4 (4.35%) SAP
5 3 (3.26%) IBM
5 3 (3.26%) Remedy
6 2 (2.17%) Cisco
6 2 (2.17%) MathWorks
6 2 (2.17%) Siemens
6 2 (2.17%) Talend
7 1 (1.09%) HP
7 1 (1.09%) Juniper
7 1 (1.09%) Qualys
7 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.09%) Sun
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