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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 96 109 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 46 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.53% 0.99% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.28% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 11
Median daily rate £450 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £188 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £421 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 14
Median hourly rate £39.00 £36.02 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £35.00 £33.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.53 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
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
2350 2429 2358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.05% 77.60% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1657 1582
Median daily rate £393 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 106 122
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.00 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £16.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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
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 29 June 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 +15 17 £355 +14.33% 2
Wiltshire -1 9 £450 +7.14% 4
Gloucestershire +2 7 £498 +35.37% 2
Dorset -5 6 £425 +126.66% 2
Somerset - 6 £475 -
Devon +3 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 29 (25.22%) Finance
1 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.52%) SC Cleared
3 18 (15.65%) Integration Testing
4 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (13.91%) Windows
6 15 (13.04%) Service Management
6 15 (13.04%) Aerospace
6 15 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
6 15 (13.04%) Banking
7 13 (11.30%) SQL
7 13 (11.30%) Oracle
7 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
7 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
8 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
8 12 (10.43%) Software Engineering
8 12 (10.43%) Test Automation
9 11 (9.57%) Requirements Management
9 11 (9.57%) Management Information System
9 11 (9.57%) Linux
10 10 (8.70%) C
10 10 (8.70%) Java
10 10 (8.70%) MS Office
10 10 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (8.70%) SDLC
11 9 (7.83%) zSecure
11 9 (7.83%) Unix
11 9 (7.83%) MATLAB
12 8 (6.96%) Simulink

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 (5.22%) IIS
1 6 (5.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.35%) SAS
3 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.70%) MS Office
3 8 (6.96%) Simulink
4 2 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.87%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (4.35%) VXLAN
2 2 (1.74%) Firewall
2 2 (1.74%) Network Security
2 2 (1.74%) SAN
2 2 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.74%) VPN
3 1 (0.87%) HTTP
3 1 (0.87%) Junos
3 1 (0.87%) OpenFlow
3 1 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.35%) Base SAS
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (6.09%) Cucumber
2 7 (6.09%) Selenium
3 3 (2.61%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (25.22%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Aerospace
2 15 (13.04%) Banking
3 5 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.48%) Avionics
5 3 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.61%) Retail
5 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.74%) Billing
6 2 (1.74%) Marketing
6 2 (1.74%) Military
7 1 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (13.91%) Analyst
2 15 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
3 14 (12.17%) Architect
4 12 (10.43%) Developer
5 11 (9.57%) Consultant
5 11 (9.57%) Integration Engineer
5 11 (9.57%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Access Developer
7 8 (6.96%) Access VBA Developer
7 8 (6.96%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Excel Developer
7 8 (6.96%) Excel VBA Developer
7 8 (6.96%) SQL Developer
7 8 (6.96%) VBA Developer
8 7 (6.09%) Design Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.22%) Hardware Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Test Architect
10 5 (4.35%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) XML
2 2 (1.74%) MFC
2 2 (1.74%) SOAP
2 2 (1.74%) STL
2 2 (1.74%) WCF
2 2 (1.74%) Web Services
3 1 (0.87%) Dropwizard
3 1 (0.87%) Middleware
3 1 (0.87%) OpenDaylight
3 1 (0.87%) XForms
3 1 (0.87%) XSD
3 1 (0.87%) XSL
3 1 (0.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.96%) Algorithms
2 8 (6.96%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.22%) Mainframe
5 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.61%) CAN bus
6 3 (2.61%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.74%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.74%) Health Informatics
7 2 (1.74%) Informatics
7 2 (1.74%) Life Science
7 2 (1.74%) PKI
8 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.87%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.87%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.87%) User Experience
8 1 (0.87%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.91%) Windows
2 11 (9.57%) Linux
3 9 (7.83%) Unix
4 3 (2.61%) Solaris
4 3 (2.61%) zOS
5 2 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.65%) Integration Testing
2 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (13.04%) Service Management
4 12 (10.43%) Software Engineering
4 12 (10.43%) Test Automation
5 11 (9.57%) Requirements Management
6 10 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (8.70%) SDLC
7 8 (6.96%) Business Analysis
7 8 (6.96%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (6.09%) Data Modelling
8 7 (6.09%) Performance Testing
8 7 (6.09%) Project Management
8 7 (6.09%) Quality Management
8 7 (6.09%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (6.09%) Scrum
8 7 (6.09%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (6.09%) System Testing
8 7 (6.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.30%) SQL
2 10 (8.70%) C
2 10 (8.70%) Java
3 9 (7.83%) MATLAB
4 8 (6.96%) VBA
5 7 (6.09%) Python
6 6 (5.22%) C++
7 4 (3.48%) Perl
8 1 (0.87%) C#
8 1 (0.87%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.87%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.87%) R
8 1 (0.87%) XPath
8 1 (0.87%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.52%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) Degree
3 7 (6.09%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.48%) ISEB
5 2 (1.74%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.87%) CCIE
6 1 (0.87%) CCNA
6 1 (0.87%) CISM
6 1 (0.87%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.96%) QA
2 7 (6.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (5.22%) Data Quality
4 5 (4.35%) DO-178B
5 4 (3.48%) GMP
6 3 (2.61%) DO-160
7 2 (1.74%) ARP4754
7 2 (1.74%) ARP4761
7 2 (1.74%) Def Stans
7 2 (1.74%) DO-254
7 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.87%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.87%) TickIT
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) ACF2
2 2 (1.74%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) zSecure
2 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.74%) Nessus
3 2 (1.74%) Nmap
4 1 (0.87%) Control-M
4 1 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
1 13 (11.30%) Oracle
2 5 (4.35%) Cisco
3 2 (1.74%) CA
3 2 (1.74%) Qualys
4 1 (0.87%) BMC
4 1 (0.87%) HP
4 1 (0.87%) Juniper
4 1 (0.87%) Rally
4 1 (0.87%) SAP
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 6 days ago