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 31 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 114 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 30 54 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 1.76% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 2.37% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 15
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £133 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £518 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £25.40 £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.65 £39.90 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -21 9 £348 -28.97% 11
Wiltshire 0 6 £420 +281.81% 2
Dorset +1 4 £188 -55.88% 3
Somerset +4 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire -7 3 £513 +37.67% 2
Devon -1 1 £300 +14.28% 5
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England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 13 (20.63%) Degree
3 12 (19.05%) Banking
3 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 11 (17.46%) QA
5 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
5 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (15.87%) Project Management
5 10 (15.87%) C++
6 9 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
6 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 8 (12.70%) Data Analysis
7 8 (12.70%) Data Validation
8 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 7 (11.11%) Requirements Management
8 7 (11.11%) DV Cleared
8 7 (11.11%) Data Governance
8 7 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (11.11%) SQL
8 7 (11.11%) ITIL
8 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 7 (11.11%) ETL
9 6 (9.52%) MS Access
9 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
9 6 (9.52%) SAP
9 6 (9.52%) Windows
9 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
9 6 (9.52%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
9 6 (9.52%) SysML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (6.35%) SAS
2 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) LDAP
1 2 (3.17%) Telnet
2 1 (1.59%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) Wireless
2 1 (1.59%) VLAN
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
2 1 (1.59%) LTE
2 1 (1.59%) 4G
2 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.59%) Multicast
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (1.59%) 3GPP
2 1 (1.59%) UMTS
2 1 (1.59%) VoIP
2 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.59%) FTP
2 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) VPN
2 1 (1.59%) SSL
2 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) MS Access
2 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.17%) OLAP
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.17%) Base SAS
4 2 (3.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.17%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (9.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.17%) Rational Rose
4 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.59%) ERwin
5 1 (1.59%) Selenium
5 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.59%) Ant
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.94%) Electronics
4 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Military
6 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Advertising
6 1 (1.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Analyst
2 12 (19.05%) Business Analyst
3 6 (9.52%) Developer
4 4 (6.35%) Architect
4 4 (6.35%) Test Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Consultant
4 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Data Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Verification Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Data Governance Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Governance Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Junior
6 2 (3.17%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.17%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) MFC
2 2 (3.17%) STL
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) XSD
3 1 (1.59%) XSL
3 1 (1.59%) XSLT
3 1 (1.59%) WSDL
3 1 (1.59%) SAML
3 1 (1.59%) MDX
3 1 (1.59%) Visualforce
3 1 (1.59%) XACML
3 1 (1.59%) REST
3 1 (1.59%) SOAP
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.76%) NHS
5 2 (3.17%) DataPower
6 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.59%) CMDB
6 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (4.76%) Linux
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Project Management
1 10 (15.87%) Business Analysis
2 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 8 (12.70%) Data Analysis
3 8 (12.70%) Data Validation
4 7 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (11.11%) Data Governance
4 7 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 7 (11.11%) ITIL
4 7 (11.11%) ETL
5 6 (9.52%) SysML
6 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.94%) UML
6 5 (7.94%) Multithreading
6 5 (7.94%) Manual Testing
6 5 (7.94%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (6.35%) Fund Accounting
7 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.35%) Migration
7 4 (6.35%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) C++
2 7 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (4.76%) Java
3 3 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.17%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.17%) C
4 2 (3.17%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.59%) Ruby
5 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Degree
2 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.52%) ISTQB
5 5 (7.94%) ISEB
5 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.59%) HND
7 1 (1.59%) CCA
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.59%) CCEA
7 1 (1.59%) CISSP
7 1 (1.59%) APMP
7 1 (1.59%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.59%) COREP
3 1 (1.59%) FINREP
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.17%) Firmware
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) RACF
3 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
1 1 (1.59%) Iperf
1 1 (1.59%) zSecure
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) SAP
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Informatica
3 2 (3.17%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) Teradata
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.59%) Dell
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) IBM
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
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