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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 79 93 83
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 70 23 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.08% 1.02% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 1.41% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £209 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £442 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.67% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 12
Average hourly rate £25.75 £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.77% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.80 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +14.54%
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
2479 1631 2092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.80% 72.17% 68.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1109 1228
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 85 147
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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
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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 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 -2 34 £450 +30.43% 9
Dorset - 19 £425 - 1
Gloucestershire -13 10 £365 -23.26%
Somerset - 2 £280 - 3
Devon - 2 £225 -
Wiltshire -16 1 - - 3
Cornwall - - - -
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England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 33 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.64%) SQL
3 27 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
4 25 (21.37%) UML
5 24 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (19.66%) Requirements Management
7 22 (18.80%) Software Engineering
8 21 (17.95%) Linux
9 20 (17.09%) Java
10 19 (16.24%) SC Cleared
11 17 (14.53%) Degree
11 17 (14.53%) Migration
12 16 (13.68%) Project Management
12 16 (13.68%) Data Validation
12 16 (13.68%) Integration Testing
12 16 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (12.82%) Finance
13 15 (12.82%) MySQL
14 14 (11.97%) Test Scripting
15 13 (11.11%) Scrum
15 13 (11.11%) UNIX
16 12 (10.26%) Windows
16 12 (10.26%) MS Visio
16 12 (10.26%) Data Modelling
16 12 (10.26%) OO
16 12 (10.26%) Configuration Management
16 12 (10.26%) RDBMS
16 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
16 12 (10.26%) DO-178B
16 12 (10.26%) Relational Database

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 8 (6.84%) Apache
2 6 (5.13%) Confluence
2 6 (5.13%) MS Project Server
2 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (10.26%) MS Visio
2 11 (9.40%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.98%) MS Project
3 7 (5.98%) MS Office
4 6 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.85%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.85%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.98%) DNS
1 7 (5.98%) HTTPS
1 7 (5.98%) SSH
2 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.27%) SAN
2 5 (4.27%) PuTTY
3 4 (3.42%) LTE
4 2 (1.71%) GPRS
4 2 (1.71%) GSM
4 2 (1.71%) 3GPP
4 2 (1.71%) UMTS
5 1 (0.85%) VoIP
5 1 (0.85%) WAN
5 1 (0.85%) WCDMA
5 1 (0.85%) DHCP
5 1 (0.85%) LAN
5 1 (0.85%) PSTN
5 1 (0.85%) 3G
5 1 (0.85%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) MySQL
2 12 (10.26%) RDBMS
2 12 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 8 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database
5 6 (5.13%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.27%) Ingres
6 5 (4.27%) JasperReports
6 5 (4.27%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.85%) MS Access
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (23.08%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (7.69%) Selenium
2 9 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (5.13%) JIRA
3 6 (5.13%) Subversion
3 6 (5.13%) JUnit
4 5 (4.27%) PHPUnit
5 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.71%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.71%) PVCS
8 1 (0.85%) Toad
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.85%) Yeoman
8 1 (0.85%) Behat
General
1 15 (12.82%) Finance
2 8 (6.84%) Banking
3 7 (5.98%) Avionics
4 5 (4.27%) Military
4 5 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.42%) Retail
6 2 (1.71%) Marketing
6 2 (1.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (20.51%) Developer
2 19 (16.24%) Analyst
3 15 (12.82%) Test Engineer
4 14 (11.97%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (10.26%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Architect
6 7 (5.98%) Lead Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Hybris Developer
7 6 (5.13%) C++ Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Consultant
8 5 (4.27%) Information Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Information Assurance Analyst
9 4 (3.42%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.42%) Development Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Principal Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.42%) Excel Developer
9 4 (3.42%) Principal Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.40%) CSS
1 11 (9.40%) HTML
2 6 (5.13%) Laravel
2 6 (5.13%) Spring MVC
2 6 (5.13%) jQuery
2 6 (5.13%) Ajax
2 6 (5.13%) Spring
2 6 (5.13%) JDBC
2 6 (5.13%) JSP
2 6 (5.13%) XML
2 6 (5.13%) XSD
3 5 (4.27%) CGI
3 5 (4.27%) Web Services
3 5 (4.27%) .NET
3 5 (4.27%) OpenMP
3 5 (4.27%) DAO
3 5 (4.27%) Hibernate
4 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.84%) Algorithms
2 8 (6.84%) Reference Data
3 7 (5.98%) CESG
3 7 (5.98%) Replication
3 7 (5.98%) Clustering
4 5 (4.27%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.71%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.71%) SCADA
7 1 (0.85%) NHS
7 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) Physics
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.95%) Linux
2 13 (11.11%) UNIX
3 12 (10.26%) Windows
4 7 (5.98%) VMS
5 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) UML
2 24 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (19.66%) Requirements Management
4 22 (18.80%) Software Engineering
5 17 (14.53%) Migration
6 16 (13.68%) Project Management
6 16 (13.68%) Data Validation
6 16 (13.68%) Integration Testing
7 14 (11.97%) Test Scripting
8 13 (11.11%) Scrum
9 12 (10.26%) Data Modelling
9 12 (10.26%) OO
9 12 (10.26%) Configuration Management
10 11 (9.40%) MVC
10 11 (9.40%) PRINCE2
10 11 (9.40%) SysML
11 9 (7.69%) V-Model
12 8 (6.84%) Waterfall
12 8 (6.84%) Information Assurance
12 8 (6.84%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.64%) SQL
2 20 (17.09%) Java
3 11 (9.40%) C++
4 9 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 8 (6.84%) Perl
6 7 (5.98%) PHP
6 7 (5.98%) PL/SQL
6 7 (5.98%) Korn
6 7 (5.98%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.27%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.27%) C#
8 4 (3.42%) C
8 4 (3.42%) VBA
9 2 (1.71%) Tcl
9 2 (1.71%) VB
10 1 (0.85%) Python
10 1 (0.85%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.24%) SC Cleared
3 17 (14.53%) Degree
4 11 (9.40%) ISEB
5 8 (6.84%) HND
6 7 (5.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.26%) DO-178B
2 3 (2.56%) MiFID
3 2 (1.71%) QA
4 1 (0.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.85%) DO-160
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) NFS
1 7 (5.98%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (5.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.55%) Oracle
3 7 (5.98%) VMware
4 6 (5.13%) hybris
4 6 (5.13%) IBM
4 6 (5.13%) HP
4 6 (5.13%) Informatica
4 6 (5.13%) Primavera
5 5 (4.27%) Intel
5 5 (4.27%) Casewise
6 3 (2.56%) SAP
7 2 (1.71%) BT
7 2 (1.71%) Cognos
8 1 (0.85%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.85%) Anite
8 1 (0.85%) Huawei
8 1 (0.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (0.85%) Tektronix
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