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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 58 103 92
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 86 34 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.94% 1.10% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 1.41% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 19
Average daily rate £450 £355 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £250 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £505 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.02 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.04% -9.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £37.53 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
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
2289 2414 2524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 78.02% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1561 1571
Average daily rate £388 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 109
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +26 38 £448 +19.33% 3
Somerset +16 13 £451 +8.22%
Wiltshire +3 12 £450 +15.38% 2
Gloucestershire +15 11 £513 +65.32% 3
Dorset +7 11 £413 +120.00%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 39 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 31 (23.48%) Finance
3 28 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 18 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (12.88%) Service Management
5 17 (12.88%) Microsoft
5 17 (12.88%) Integration Testing
5 17 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (12.12%) SQL
6 16 (12.12%) Oracle
6 16 (12.12%) Windows
6 16 (12.12%) Rational DOORS
7 14 (10.61%) Aerospace
7 14 (10.61%) SQL Server
7 14 (10.61%) Banking
8 13 (9.85%) Requirements Management
8 13 (9.85%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (9.09%) Project Management
9 12 (9.09%) Quality Management
9 12 (9.09%) Linux
9 12 (9.09%) Data Modelling
10 11 (8.33%) MS Excel
10 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 11 (8.33%) SDLC
11 10 (7.58%) Algorithms
11 10 (7.58%) MATLAB
11 10 (7.58%) MS Office
11 10 (7.58%) Java
12 9 (6.82%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (5.30%) SAS
1 7 (5.30%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (1.52%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.58%) MS Office
3 9 (6.82%) Simulink
4 2 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.76%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.76%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (3.79%) VXLAN
2 3 (2.27%) Firewall
2 3 (2.27%) Network Security
2 3 (2.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.27%) VPN
3 2 (1.52%) SAN
4 1 (0.76%) HTTP
4 1 (0.76%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.55%) Base SAS
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.76%) MS Access
4 1 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (12.12%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (5.30%) Cucumber
2 7 (5.30%) Selenium
3 3 (2.27%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.76%) LSMW
4 1 (0.76%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (23.48%) Finance
2 14 (10.61%) Aerospace
2 14 (10.61%) Banking
3 7 (5.30%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.79%) Avionics
5 4 (3.03%) Legal
6 3 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.52%) Billing
7 2 (1.52%) Electronics
7 2 (1.52%) Marketing
7 2 (1.52%) Military
8 1 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Front Office
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
8 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (13.64%) Analyst
2 16 (12.12%) Test Engineer
3 15 (11.36%) Consultant
3 15 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (10.61%) Hardware Engineer
5 13 (9.85%) Architect
6 12 (9.09%) Developer
7 11 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 11 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Design Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 7 (5.30%) Data Consultant
9 7 (5.30%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.30%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Access Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Access VBA Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Excel Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Excel VBA Developer
10 6 (4.55%) Network Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.79%) XML
2 2 (1.52%) MFC
2 2 (1.52%) SOAP
2 2 (1.52%) STL
2 2 (1.52%) WCF
2 2 (1.52%) Web Services
2 2 (1.52%) XForms
2 2 (1.52%) XSD
2 2 (1.52%) XSL
3 1 (0.76%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.76%) Middleware
3 1 (0.76%) OpenDaylight
3 1 (0.76%) Qt
3 1 (0.76%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.58%) Algorithms
3 9 (6.82%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.30%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.03%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.27%) CAN bus
6 3 (2.27%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.27%) PKI
6 3 (2.27%) User Experience
7 2 (1.52%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.52%) Health Informatics
7 2 (1.52%) Informatics
7 2 (1.52%) Life Science
7 2 (1.52%) VHDL
8 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.76%) DataPower
8 1 (0.76%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.12%) Windows
2 12 (9.09%) Linux
3 9 (6.82%) Unix
4 3 (2.27%) Solaris
4 3 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.27%) zOS
5 2 (1.52%) Android
6 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
2 17 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (12.88%) Integration Testing
2 17 (12.88%) Service Management
3 13 (9.85%) Requirements Management
3 13 (9.85%) Test Automation
4 12 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 12 (9.09%) Project Management
4 12 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 11 (8.33%) SDLC
5 11 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 9 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
7 8 (6.06%) Business Analysis
7 8 (6.06%) Risk Analysis
7 8 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (6.06%) Scrum
7 8 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.30%) Data Governance
8 7 (5.30%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (5.30%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.12%) SQL
2 10 (7.58%) Java
2 10 (7.58%) MATLAB
3 9 (6.82%) C
4 8 (6.06%) C++
5 7 (5.30%) Python
6 6 (4.55%) VBA
7 5 (3.79%) Perl
8 2 (1.52%) XPath
8 2 (1.52%) XQuery
9 1 (0.76%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.76%) C#
9 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.76%) R
9 1 (0.76%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.76%) VB
9 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (29.55%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.30%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.55%) Degree
5 3 (2.27%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.27%) ISEB
6 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.76%) CCIE
7 1 (0.76%) CCNA
7 1 (0.76%) CISM
7 1 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.06%) QA
2 7 (5.30%) Data Quality
3 6 (4.55%) DO-178B
4 5 (3.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (3.79%) ISO 9001
5 4 (3.03%) GMP
6 3 (2.27%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.52%) SLA
8 1 (0.76%) ARP4754
8 1 (0.76%) ARP4761
8 1 (0.76%) Basel II
8 1 (0.76%) DO-160
8 1 (0.76%) DO-254
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) ACF2
2 2 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.03%) zSecure
3 3 (2.27%) Nessus
3 3 (2.27%) Nmap
4 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.12%) Oracle
3 6 (4.55%) Cisco
4 5 (3.79%) LogRhythm
5 3 (2.27%) Qualys
6 2 (1.52%) CA
6 2 (1.52%) Rally
7 1 (0.76%) EMC
7 1 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.76%) IBM
7 1 (0.76%) SAP
7 1 (0.76%) Sitecore
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