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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
South West / Bristol
Rank 60 39 64
Rank change year-on-year -21 +25  
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 33 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.98% 3.65% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 4.45% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 3
Median daily rate £400 £460 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £272 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £675 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.94% +8.57%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 650 742 655
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 79.66% 81.99% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 533 473
Median daily rate £388 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -4.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £31.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Bristol

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
2 5 (22.73%) Information Security
2 5 (22.73%) MS Office
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) CISSP
3 4 (18.18%) CISM
3 4 (18.18%) CESG
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.64%) Product Management
4 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
4 3 (13.64%) MS Access
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) .NET
4 3 (13.64%) Windows
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Solaris
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (9.09%) Unix
5 2 (9.09%) SQL

Validation
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) MS Office
3 2 (9.09%) Simulink
3 2 (9.09%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) ENOVIA
1 2 (9.09%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.55%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MS Access
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Security Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Software Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Training Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Advisor
4 2 (9.09%) Security Advisor
4 2 (9.09%) Test Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Angular Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Audit Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security Risk Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planner
5 1 (4.55%) Report Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Site Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) Angular 2
2 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (18.18%) CESG
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 2 (9.09%) Handset
2 2 (9.09%) IVR
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.09%) Solaris
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) Android
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Information Security
1 5 (22.73%) Risk Management
2 3 (13.64%) Product Management
2 3 (13.64%) Requirements Management
2 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) BDD
3 2 (9.09%) Cryptography
3 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
3 2 (9.09%) Information Governance
3 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) PLM
3 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
3 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (9.09%) SDLC
3 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 2 (9.09%) Threat Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) MATLAB
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CESG Certified Professional
1 4 (18.18%) CISM
1 4 (18.18%) CISSP
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) CISA
2 2 (9.09%) CLAS
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 2 (9.09%) QA
1 2 (9.09%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Nessus
1 2 (9.09%) Nmap
2 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco
2 2 (9.09%) MathWorks
2 2 (9.09%) PTC
2 2 (9.09%) Qualys
2 2 (9.09%) Siemens
2 2 (9.09%) Verint
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) Sun
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