Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
South West > Bristol
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 92 71
Rank change year-on-year -8 -21 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 27 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.25% 1.34% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.64% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 13
Bristol median daily rate £478 £380 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.66% +38.18% -33.33%
10th Percentile £215 £300 £201
90th Percentile £700 £563 £515
South West median daily rate £379 £410 £325
% change year-on-year -7.56% +26.15% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Bristol median hourly rate £43.75 £26.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.55% -35.54% +1.22%
10th Percentile £41.50 £15.90 £25.43
90th Percentile £46.88 £39.60 £70.00
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -4.46%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,830 1,589 1,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 84.80% 82.03% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,269 1,065 1,012
Bristol median daily rate £415 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £276 £256 £255
90th Percentile £538 £538 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 47 68
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £23.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.22% -8.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £15.39 £11.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £67.75 £46.75 £46.80
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.92%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Bristol over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Bristol

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Bristol

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) MATLAB
4 7 (25.93%) IBM
5 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 5 (18.52%) Degree
6 5 (18.52%) Requirements Management
6 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
6 5 (18.52%) QA
6 5 (18.52%) ARP4754
6 5 (18.52%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (18.52%) ISEB
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) Python
6 5 (18.52%) Aerospace
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (14.81%) VBA
7 4 (14.81%) C
7 4 (14.81%) Simulink
7 4 (14.81%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (14.81%) JIRA
7 4 (14.81%) Decision-Making
8 3 (11.11%) Epics
8 3 (11.11%) npm
8 3 (11.11%) Kubernetes
8 3 (11.11%) React
8 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (14.81%) Simulink
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.11%) npm
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) 4G
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
1 2 (7.41%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.70%) 3G
2 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
2 1 (3.70%) 5G
2 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) GIS
1 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (14.81%) JIRA
3 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.11%) Redmine
3 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (18.52%) Aerospace
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Avionics
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Systems Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Test Leader
2 4 (14.81%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Algorithm Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Development Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Project Officer
4 2 (7.41%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Software Team Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Support Officer
4 2 (7.41%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
1 3 (11.11%) Node.js
1 3 (11.11%) React
1 3 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
4 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 5 (18.52%) Requirements Management
5 4 (14.81%) Decision-Making
6 3 (11.11%) BDD
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Epics
6 3 (11.11%) Microservices
6 3 (11.11%) Planning Poker
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) SOA
6 3 (11.11%) User Stories
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow Management
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) MATLAB
2 5 (18.52%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) C
3 4 (14.81%) VBA
4 3 (11.11%) Fortran
5 2 (7.41%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) VB
6 1 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
1 5 (18.52%) ISEB
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) ARP4754
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) HAZOP
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
1 3 (11.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) IBM
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Cognizant
4 1 (3.70%) Anaplan
4 1 (3.70%) Huawei
4 1 (3.70%) MathWorks
4 1 (3.70%) Nokia