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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 112 94 105
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs citing Validation 31 44 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 1.52% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 2.02% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £460 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.02% +69.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £312 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £513 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Average hourly rate - £38.75 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +20.00%
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
2350 2179 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.47% 75.42% 71.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1312 1088
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 86 65
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £12.31 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Wiltshire -1 8 £370 -21.27% 3
Bristol -1 6 £400 +5.61% 3
Gloucestershire -16 5 £310 -40.38% 3
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 23 (26.14%) SQL
3 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
4 14 (15.91%) SAS
5 13 (14.77%) Base SAS
5 13 (14.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 13 (14.77%) Regression Analysis
5 13 (14.77%) Time Series Analysis
6 12 (13.64%) Degree
7 11 (12.50%) Data Validation
7 11 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
7 11 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 11 (12.50%) ETL
7 11 (12.50%) SAP
7 11 (12.50%) Project Management
7 11 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (11.36%) Java
8 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
9 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (10.23%) Software Engineering
9 9 (10.23%) MS Office
9 9 (10.23%) ISEB
9 9 (10.23%) NHS
9 9 (10.23%) Data Governance
10 8 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
10 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
10 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (7.95%) Banking

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (15.91%) SAS
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.27%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.14%) Apache
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Office
2 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.27%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (1.14%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
1 3 (3.41%) Wireless
1 3 (3.41%) VLAN
2 2 (2.27%) Network Security
2 2 (2.27%) Multicast
2 2 (2.27%) VoIP
2 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.27%) RTP
2 2 (2.27%) Telnet
2 2 (2.27%) FTP
2 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) VPN
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.14%) SAN
3 1 (1.14%) Intranet
3 1 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
3 1 (1.14%) 3GPP
3 1 (1.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) Base SAS
1 13 (14.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 11 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.41%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.27%) MS Access
8 2 (2.27%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.27%) MySQL
9 1 (1.14%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Eclipse
1 5 (5.68%) Selenium
1 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.55%) PVCS
2 4 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.27%) Rational Rose
4 2 (2.27%) NetBeans
4 2 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.14%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.14%) ERwin
5 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.14%) PHPUnit
General
1 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.95%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Electronics
3 3 (3.41%) Military
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Developer
2 16 (18.18%) Analyst
3 9 (10.23%) Business Analyst
4 8 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 6 (6.82%) Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) SAS Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Data Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Data Governance Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Governance Manager
7 4 (4.55%) AWS Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Systems Test Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Administrator
8 3 (3.41%) Architect
8 3 (3.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) Middleware
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.41%) Visualforce
3 2 (2.27%) HTML
3 2 (2.27%) XML
4 1 (1.14%) XSD
4 1 (1.14%) XSL
4 1 (1.14%) XSLT
4 1 (1.14%) CGI
4 1 (1.14%) .NET
4 1 (1.14%) CSS
4 1 (1.14%) JDBC
4 1 (1.14%) SOAP
4 1 (1.14%) Web Services
4 1 (1.14%) GTK+
4 1 (1.14%) Laravel
4 1 (1.14%) XUL
4 1 (1.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.14%) DAO
4 1 (1.14%) wxWidgets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) NHS
2 4 (4.55%) Mathematics
2 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.55%) Reference Data
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Physics
4 2 (2.27%) Biometrics
4 2 (2.27%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.14%) Clustering
5 1 (1.14%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.14%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.14%) CMDB
5 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Linux
2 4 (4.55%) Windows
3 2 (2.27%) UNIX
4 1 (1.14%) VMS
4 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.77%) Regression Analysis
1 13 (14.77%) Time Series Analysis
2 11 (12.50%) Financial Modelling
2 11 (12.50%) Data Validation
2 11 (12.50%) ETL
2 11 (12.50%) Project Management
2 11 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.23%) Software Engineering
3 9 (10.23%) Data Governance
4 8 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
5 7 (7.95%) Line Management
5 7 (7.95%) ITIL
6 6 (6.82%) Data Management
7 5 (5.68%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.68%) Software Testing
7 5 (5.68%) ERP
7 5 (5.68%) Data Modelling
7 5 (5.68%) V-Model
7 5 (5.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) SQL
2 10 (11.36%) Java
3 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.82%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.82%) C++
5 5 (5.68%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.41%) Apex Code
6 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.41%) C
7 2 (2.27%) PHP
7 2 (2.27%) Python
8 1 (1.14%) Ruby
8 1 (1.14%) Korn
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) C#
8 1 (1.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.64%) Degree
3 10 (11.36%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.23%) ISEB
5 4 (4.55%) HND
5 4 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.14%) CCA
8 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.14%) CCEA
8 1 (1.14%) CISSP
8 1 (1.14%) APMP
8 1 (1.14%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
1 2 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.14%) COREP
2 1 (1.14%) FINREP
2 1 (1.14%) GAMP
2 1 (1.14%) GxP
2 1 (1.14%) Basel II
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) DO-160
2 1 (1.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.14%) NFS
1 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.14%) Firmware
1 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.14%) XenApp
1 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (1.14%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Iperf
2 1 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) SAP
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle
3 3 (3.41%) Informatica
3 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.27%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco
5 1 (1.14%) HP
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix
5 1 (1.14%) Ariba
5 1 (1.14%) VMware
5 1 (1.14%) Teradata
5 1 (1.14%) Splunk
5 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
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