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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 52 65
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13  
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.17% 2.00% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 2.43% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 4
Median daily rate £444 £355 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +14.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £341 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £420 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £38.05 £36.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.23% +13.57%  

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 696 699 758
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 81.69% 82.33% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 517 586
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 £275 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +6.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.88 £17.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (27.78%) SDLC
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) Data Validation
3 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 3 (16.67%) Informatica
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (16.67%) PowerExchange
4 3 (16.67%) ETL
4 3 (16.67%) .NET
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (11.11%) Verint
5 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (11.11%) Threat Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (11.11%) CLAS
5 2 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) Network Security
1 2 (11.11%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.56%) UTRAN
2 1 (5.56%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Lead Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Test Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planner
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Teradata Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) CESG
2 2 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (11.11%) Handset
2 2 (11.11%) IVR
2 2 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Solaris
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SDLC
2 4 (22.22%) Data Validation
3 3 (16.67%) ETL
3 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) BDD
4 2 (11.11%) Cryptography
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (11.11%) CISM
2 2 (11.11%) CISSP
2 2 (11.11%) CLAS
3 1 (5.56%) HNC
3 1 (5.56%) HND
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 2 (11.11%) QA
1 2 (11.11%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Nessus
1 2 (11.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Informatica
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Qualys
2 2 (11.11%) Teradata
2 2 (11.11%) Verint
3 1 (5.56%) Huawei
3 1 (5.56%) MathWorks
3 1 (5.56%) Nokia
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
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