The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 94 86 87
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 49 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.61% 1.35% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.91% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 23
Average daily rate
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£440 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £502 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.75 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £42.75 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £44.75 £73.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2217 1520 2100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.81% 70.80% 69.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 991 1282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 69 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Validation
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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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 -6 27 £490 +46.26% 4
Gloucestershire -9 8 £365 -16.68% 2
Wiltshire -10 6 £110 -74.11%
Devon - 2 £263 -
Dorset +5 1 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 26 (24.53%) Rational DOORS
2 25 (23.58%) Requirements Management
3 23 (21.70%) Configuration Management
4 22 (20.75%) UML
4 22 (20.75%) Degree
4 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
5 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
5 20 (18.87%) Oracle
6 19 (17.92%) Scrum
7 18 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (16.98%) Subversion
7 18 (16.98%) Spring
7 18 (16.98%) Finance
7 18 (16.98%) Java
8 15 (14.15%) MySQL
9 14 (13.21%) SQL
9 14 (13.21%) Project Management
9 14 (13.21%) JIRA
9 14 (13.21%) Confluence
10 13 (12.26%) Data Validation
10 13 (12.26%) UNIX
10 13 (12.26%) Data Modelling
11 12 (11.32%) SSL
11 12 (11.32%) LDAP
11 12 (11.32%) WebLogic
11 12 (11.32%) X.509
11 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
11 12 (11.32%) Jenkins
12 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
12 11 (10.38%) Business Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 14 (13.21%) Confluence
2 12 (11.32%) WebLogic
3 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.77%) IIS
6 3 (2.83%) SAS
6 3 (2.83%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.94%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (9.43%) MS Visio
2 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.77%) MS Office
4 3 (2.83%) MS Project
4 3 (2.83%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.94%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.94%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.32%) LDAP
1 12 (11.32%) SSL
1 12 (11.32%) X.509
2 4 (3.77%) Wireless
3 3 (2.83%) Internet
4 2 (1.89%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.89%) LTE
5 1 (0.94%) VSAT
5 1 (0.94%) NAS
5 1 (0.94%) VoIP
5 1 (0.94%) WAN
5 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.94%) Broadband
5 1 (0.94%) LAN
5 1 (0.94%) PSTN
5 1 (0.94%) DVB
5 1 (0.94%) SAN
5 1 (0.94%) STUN
5 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) MySQL
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.60%) RDBMS
2 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.60%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.94%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (24.53%) Rational DOORS
2 18 (16.98%) Subversion
3 14 (13.21%) JIRA
4 12 (11.32%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.43%) JUnit
6 5 (4.72%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (3.77%) Mockito
7 4 (3.77%) Ant
7 4 (3.77%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.77%) Selenium
7 4 (3.77%) Maven
8 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.83%) Gradle
9 1 (0.94%) Yeoman
9 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (16.98%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Military
3 8 (7.55%) Avionics
4 5 (4.72%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.77%) Banking
6 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.89%) Marketing
8 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.94%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (21.70%) Developer
2 19 (17.92%) Analyst
3 14 (13.21%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) Software Engineer
4 9 (8.49%) WebLogic Developer
5 7 (6.60%) Security Designer
5 7 (6.60%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.60%) Consultant
5 7 (6.60%) Designer
6 6 (5.66%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Lead Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Principal Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Senior WebLogic Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Principal Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Senior Designer
8 4 (3.77%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.98%) Spring
2 10 (9.43%) CSS
2 10 (9.43%) XML
2 10 (9.43%) jQuery
3 9 (8.49%) JAX-WS
3 9 (8.49%) SAML
3 9 (8.49%) Spring MVC
4 8 (7.55%) WSDL
4 8 (7.55%) Web Services
5 6 (5.66%) XSD
5 6 (5.66%) JSP
5 6 (5.66%) HTML
5 6 (5.66%) Ajax
6 4 (3.77%) .NET
6 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.77%) XML Schema
7 3 (2.83%) Guice
8 1 (0.94%) REST
8 1 (0.94%) CSS3
8 1 (0.94%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Reference Data
2 7 (6.60%) Replication
3 6 (5.66%) CESG
4 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) PMI
6 1 (0.94%) NHS
6 1 (0.94%) GIS
6 1 (0.94%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.94%) Physics
6 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.26%) UNIX
2 10 (9.43%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Windows
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.94%) Solaris
5 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) Requirements Management
2 23 (21.70%) Configuration Management
3 22 (20.75%) UML
4 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
5 19 (17.92%) Scrum
6 18 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (13.21%) Project Management
8 13 (12.26%) Data Modelling
8 13 (12.26%) Data Validation
9 12 (11.32%) Integration Testing
10 11 (10.38%) Business Analysis
11 10 (9.43%) Migration
11 10 (9.43%) Test Scripting
11 10 (9.43%) SysML
12 9 (8.49%) MVC
13 8 (7.55%) TOGAF
14 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
14 7 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (6.60%) Information Assurance
15 6 (5.66%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.98%) Java
2 14 (13.21%) SQL
3 7 (6.60%) MATLAB
4 5 (4.72%) Perl
4 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.77%) C
5 4 (3.77%) C#
5 4 (3.77%) VBA
6 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.89%) C++
7 2 (1.89%) PHP
7 2 (1.89%) VB
7 2 (1.89%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.89%) Tcl
8 1 (0.94%) Python
8 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.94%) AWK
8 1 (0.94%) VB6
8 1 (0.94%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 22 (20.75%) Degree
1 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.55%) ISEB
4 5 (4.72%) HND
5 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.83%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) DO-178B
2 3 (2.83%) MiFID
2 3 (2.83%) QA
3 2 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.94%) DO-160
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (18.87%) Oracle
2 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.66%) hybris
4 5 (4.72%) Casewise
4 5 (4.72%) IBM
5 4 (3.77%) Informatica
6 3 (2.83%) HP
6 3 (2.83%) SAP
6 3 (2.83%) SolidWorks
6 3 (2.83%) Primavera
7 2 (1.89%) Cognos
7 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.94%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.94%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.94%) Intel
8 1 (0.94%) BT
8 1 (0.94%) Tektronix
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