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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 106 121 93
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Contract jobs citing Validation 39 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.28% 0.78% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.01% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 19
Median daily rate £360 £336 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% -21.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £188 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £499 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Median hourly rate £33.60 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.76 - £35.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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
2362 2478 2280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 77.67% 77.32% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1661 1530
Median daily rate £390 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 111 100
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.63 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £55.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +14 22 £281 -12.38% 4
Gloucestershire +3 8 £498 -2.92% 3
Wiltshire -6 4 £388 -7.73% 1
Dorset -5 3 - -
Devon +8 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (24.17%) Finance
2 27 (22.50%) Security Cleared
3 19 (15.83%) Integration Testing
4 18 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (14.17%) Service Management
6 16 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
7 15 (12.50%) Aerospace
7 15 (12.50%) MS Office
7 15 (12.50%) Windows
7 15 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 15 (12.50%) Banking
8 13 (10.83%) C
8 13 (10.83%) SQL
8 13 (10.83%) Oracle
8 13 (10.83%) SQL Server
9 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 12 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 11 (9.17%) Requirements Management
10 11 (9.17%) Test Automation
11 10 (8.33%) Project Management
11 10 (8.33%) Management Information System
11 10 (8.33%) Java
11 10 (8.33%) Linux
11 10 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (7.50%) Functional Testing
12 9 (7.50%) SDLC
12 9 (7.50%) C++
13 8 (6.67%) QA

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 (5.00%) IIS
1 6 (5.00%) SAS
1 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.83%) CICS
2 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 15 (12.50%) MS Office
2 7 (5.83%) Simulink
3 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.50%) CATIA
5 1 (0.83%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP WM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (4.17%) VXLAN
2 2 (1.67%) SAN
2 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.83%) DHCP
3 1 (0.83%) DNS
3 1 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.83%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) LAN
3 1 (0.83%) Network Security
3 1 (0.83%) RS-232
3 1 (0.83%) RTP
3 1 (0.83%) SNMP
3 1 (0.83%) SSL
3 1 (0.83%) VLAN
3 1 (0.83%) VoIP
3 1 (0.83%) VPN
3 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.00%) Base SAS
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (5.83%) Cucumber
2 7 (5.83%) Selenium
3 3 (2.50%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.83%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (24.17%) Finance
2 15 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 15 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (4.17%) Avionics
3 5 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
6 1 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (14.17%) Analyst
2 16 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 15 (12.50%) Architect
4 12 (10.00%) Consultant
4 12 (10.00%) Developer
5 11 (9.17%) Integration Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 8 (6.67%) Access Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Access VBA Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Excel Developer
8 8 (6.67%) Excel VBA Developer
8 8 (6.67%) SQL Developer
8 8 (6.67%) VBA Developer
9 7 (5.83%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) Design Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) Project Manager
10 6 (5.00%) Data Consultant
10 6 (5.00%) Test Architect
11 5 (4.17%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) XML
2 2 (1.67%) MFC
2 2 (1.67%) SOAP
2 2 (1.67%) STL
2 2 (1.67%) WCF
2 2 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) Dropwizard
3 1 (0.83%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) OpenDaylight
3 1 (0.83%) XForms
3 1 (0.83%) XSD
3 1 (0.83%) XSL
3 1 (0.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.83%) Algorithms
2 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.83%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (4.17%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.50%) CAN bus
5 3 (2.50%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.67%) Health Informatics
6 2 (1.67%) Informatics
6 2 (1.67%) Life Science
7 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.83%) PKI
7 1 (0.83%) RIA
7 1 (0.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.83%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.50%) Windows
2 10 (8.33%) Linux
3 8 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.50%) zOS
5 2 (1.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.83%) Android
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.83%) Integration Testing
2 17 (14.17%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.17%) Service Management
3 16 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 11 (9.17%) Requirements Management
5 11 (9.17%) Test Automation
6 10 (8.33%) Project Management
6 10 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (7.50%) Functional Testing
7 9 (7.50%) SDLC
8 8 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 8 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 8 (6.67%) Quality Management
8 8 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
8 8 (6.67%) System Testing
9 7 (5.83%) Data Management
9 7 (5.83%) Performance Testing
9 7 (5.83%) Scrum
9 7 (5.83%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.83%) C
1 13 (10.83%) SQL
2 10 (8.33%) Java
3 9 (7.50%) C++
4 8 (6.67%) MATLAB
4 8 (6.67%) VBA
5 7 (5.83%) Perl
5 7 (5.83%) Python
6 1 (0.83%) C#
6 1 (0.83%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.83%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.83%) R
6 1 (0.83%) XPath
6 1 (0.83%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 27 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.83%) Degree
3 7 (5.83%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.50%) ISEB
5 2 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) CCIE
6 1 (0.83%) CCNA
6 1 (0.83%) CISM
6 1 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.67%) QA
2 7 (5.83%) Data Quality
3 6 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (5.00%) DO-178B
4 4 (3.33%) GMP
5 3 (2.50%) DO-160
6 2 (1.67%) ARP4754
6 2 (1.67%) ARP4761
6 2 (1.67%) Def Stans
6 2 (1.67%) DO-254
6 2 (1.67%) GxP
7 1 (0.83%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.83%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) ACF2
2 3 (2.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (6.67%) zSecure
2 5 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Control-M
3 1 (0.83%) Nessus
3 1 (0.83%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (10.83%) Oracle
2 12 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.17%) Cisco
4 3 (2.50%) PTC
4 3 (2.50%) Remedy
4 3 (2.50%) SAP
5 2 (1.67%) CA
6 1 (0.83%) BMC
6 1 (0.83%) Juniper
6 1 (0.83%) Qualys
6 1 (0.83%) Rally
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago