Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 64 88
Rank change year-on-year -30 +24 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.11% 2.29% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 2.74% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 12
Bristol median daily rate £360 £288 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.22% -28.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £300 £202 £279
90th Percentile £575 £515 £488
South West median daily rate £405 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +24.62% -13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Bristol median hourly rate £13.50 £38.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.71% -6.71% +105.00%
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £39.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +10.76% +0.64% +33.05%

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 1571 1421 1402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 79.54% 83.44% 81.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 1029 1094
Bristol median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £551 £534
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 65 37
Bristol median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +31.58% -24.00%
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £46.30 £48.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +44.44%

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

Validation
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 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Bristol

Validation
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 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Degree
3 5 (22.73%) QA
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Data Validation
4 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (13.64%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
5 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) VBA
5 3 (13.64%) E-business
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) VB
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (9.09%) 3G
6 2 (9.09%) SLA
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management

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 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.55%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (9.09%) 3G
2 2 (9.09%) 4G
3 1 (4.55%) 2G
3 1 (4.55%) 3GPP
3 1 (4.55%) 5G
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Big Data
3 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.55%) Data Lake
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.55%) HDInsight
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) MS Access
3 1 (4.55%) Power BI
3 1 (4.55%) SAP HANA
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.09%) Military
5 1 (4.55%) Retail
5 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Banking Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Banking Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) QA Tester
2 3 (13.64%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Data Scientist
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior PMO
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (4.55%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.55%) CESG
1 1 (4.55%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) NHS
1 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Solaris
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Data Validation
1 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
1 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) E-business
2 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Regulatory Compliance
2 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Data Management
3 2 (9.09%) Demand Management
3 2 (9.09%) IT Governance
3 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
3 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) SDLC
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) VBA
3 2 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (4.55%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) CLAS
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
3 1 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.55%) PMO
3 1 (4.55%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Nessus
1 1 (4.55%) Nmap
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Cognizant
3 1 (4.55%) Cognos
3 1 (4.55%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.55%) Qualys
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau
3 1 (4.55%) Talend