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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 86 108 74
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -34
Contract jobs citing Validation 56 19 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.67% 0.80% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.14% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 32
Average daily rate £470 £255 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.31% -17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £137 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £359 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £367
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 12
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -25.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.15 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+27.16% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2533 1670 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.39% 69.96% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1042 1512
Average daily rate £375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 156
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -3 16 £378 +31.30% 8
Wiltshire -10 15 £475 +86.27% 4
Dorset -2 6 - - 4
Gloucestershire +6 5 £520 +65.07% 5
Devon - 5 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 3
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 27 (32.53%) Configuration Management
2 24 (28.92%) Java
3 19 (22.89%) Oracle
3 19 (22.89%) Subversion
3 19 (22.89%) Spring
4 18 (21.69%) SSL
4 18 (21.69%) Jenkins
5 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
5 17 (20.48%) X.509
5 17 (20.48%) WebLogic
5 17 (20.48%) LDAP
6 16 (19.28%) Linux
7 15 (18.07%) Finance
7 15 (18.07%) Rational DOORS
8 14 (16.87%) Degree
8 14 (16.87%) UNIX
8 14 (16.87%) SAML
9 13 (15.66%) XML
9 13 (15.66%) UML
10 12 (14.46%) CSS
10 12 (14.46%) Requirements Management
10 12 (14.46%) jQuery
11 11 (13.25%) JIRA
11 11 (13.25%) Scrum
11 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (13.25%) Eclipse
11 11 (13.25%) Confluence
12 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
12 10 (12.05%) Web Services
12 10 (12.05%) Maven

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (20.48%) WebLogic
2 11 (13.25%) Confluence
3 9 (10.84%) IIS
3 9 (10.84%) SharePoint
4 8 (9.64%) SAS
5 5 (6.02%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.41%) Apache
7 1 (1.20%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.20%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.61%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.20%) Simulink
4 1 (1.20%) MS Project
4 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.20%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.20%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.20%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) SSL
2 17 (20.48%) X.509
2 17 (20.48%) LDAP
3 3 (3.61%) LTE
3 3 (3.61%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (3.61%) 3G
3 3 (3.61%) UMTS
3 3 (3.61%) GSM
3 3 (3.61%) RNC
3 3 (3.61%) Wireless
4 2 (2.41%) 2G
4 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.41%) Internet
4 2 (2.41%) RTP
5 1 (1.20%) NAS
5 1 (1.20%) M3UA
5 1 (1.20%) 4G
5 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.20%) RTCP
5 1 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) MySQL
2 4 (4.82%) RDBMS
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.20%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) Sybase IQ
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.20%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) Subversion
2 18 (21.69%) Jenkins
3 15 (18.07%) Rational DOORS
4 11 (13.25%) JIRA
4 11 (13.25%) Eclipse
5 10 (12.05%) Maven
6 9 (10.84%) Ant
6 9 (10.84%) JUnit
7 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
7 8 (9.64%) Gradle
8 7 (8.43%) Mockito
9 5 (6.02%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.20%) JSUnit
10 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
10 1 (1.20%) LSMW
10 1 (1.20%) Selenium
10 1 (1.20%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Military
3 6 (7.23%) Aerospace
3 6 (7.23%) Avionics
4 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.82%) Retail
6 3 (3.61%) Banking
7 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.20%) Billing
8 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.20%) Electronics
8 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Developer
2 13 (15.66%) Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) WebLogic Developer
3 9 (10.84%) Consultant
3 9 (10.84%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) Designer
4 7 (8.43%) Security Designer
5 6 (7.23%) Senior WebLogic Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 6 (7.23%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Senior Designer
6 5 (6.02%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Principal Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
7 4 (4.82%) DBA
7 4 (4.82%) Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) Principal Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.89%) Spring
2 14 (16.87%) SAML
3 13 (15.66%) XML
4 12 (14.46%) CSS
4 12 (14.46%) jQuery
5 10 (12.05%) Web Services
5 10 (12.05%) Spring MVC
6 9 (10.84%) JAX-WS
6 9 (10.84%) XML Schema
7 8 (9.64%) WSDL
8 6 (7.23%) Guice
9 3 (3.61%) REST
9 3 (3.61%) HTML
9 3 (3.61%) JSP
9 3 (3.61%) Servlets
9 3 (3.61%) Ajax
10 2 (2.41%) XML Messaging
10 2 (2.41%) SOAP
10 2 (2.41%) XSD
11 1 (1.20%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.20%) Data Conversion
1 1 (1.20%) Data Extraction
1 1 (1.20%) GIS
1 1 (1.20%) PMI
1 1 (1.20%) NHS
1 1 (1.20%) AS400
1 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.20%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.28%) Linux
2 14 (16.87%) UNIX
3 3 (3.61%) Windows
4 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Configuration Management
2 13 (15.66%) UML
3 12 (14.46%) Requirements Management
4 11 (13.25%) Scrum
4 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.05%) MVC
5 10 (12.05%) Software Engineering
6 7 (8.43%) Project Management
7 6 (7.23%) Data Analysis
7 6 (7.23%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (6.02%) ITIL
8 5 (6.02%) Web Development
9 4 (4.82%) SysML
9 4 (4.82%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.82%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (4.82%) Migration
9 4 (4.82%) Risk Management
9 4 (4.82%) ITSM
9 4 (4.82%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.92%) Java
2 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.02%) MATLAB
3 5 (6.02%) Perl
4 4 (4.82%) SQL
4 4 (4.82%) C
5 3 (3.61%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) Ruby
6 2 (2.41%) AWK
6 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.41%) PHP
6 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.41%) Python
6 2 (2.41%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.41%) Embedded C
6 2 (2.41%) sed
6 2 (2.41%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (1.20%) Tcl
7 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (20.48%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.87%) Degree
3 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.02%) ISEB
5 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.20%) CCIE
8 1 (1.20%) CCNP
8 1 (1.20%) CCDA
8 1 (1.20%) CCDP
8 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.20%) CCVP
8 1 (1.20%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) DO-178B
2 2 (2.41%) QA
2 2 (2.41%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.20%) GxP
3 1 (1.20%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (9.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (22.89%) Oracle
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) SAP
3 3 (3.61%) SolidWorks
4 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.41%) Informatica
4 2 (2.41%) Cisco
4 2 (2.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (2.41%) hybris
5 1 (1.20%) Tektronix
5 1 (1.20%) Primavera
5 1 (1.20%) Genesys
5 1 (1.20%) HP
5 1 (1.20%) Intel
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.20%) JBoss
5 1 (1.20%) Sybase
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