Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 16 December 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
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 29 31
Rank change year-on-year +24 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 14.67% 1.40% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 19.13% 1.74% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Cheltenham median daily rate £725 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.82% - -
Gloucestershire median daily rate £438 £550 £330
% change year-on-year -20.45% +66.67% -9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +7.32%

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 115 172 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 76.67% 80.37% 68.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 94 94
Cheltenham median daily rate £488 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.04% -4.06% -1.23%
10th Percentile £296 £277 £289
90th Percentile £663 £534 £500
Gloucestershire median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 9
Cheltenham median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £19.65 £41.25 £40.80
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.25
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £30.50 £37.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year -19.21% -11.18% +18.06%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Cheltenham

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Cheltenham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Validation.

1 14 (63.64%) Aerospace
2 12 (54.55%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (40.91%) DO-178B
3 9 (40.91%) CA Agile Central
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) C
4 8 (36.36%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
5 7 (31.82%) Embedded Software Development
6 6 (27.27%) SysML
6 6 (27.27%) Workflow
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) Assembly Language
7 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
7 5 (22.73%) XQuery
7 5 (22.73%) XForms
7 5 (22.73%) XML
7 5 (22.73%) XSD
7 5 (22.73%) XSL
7 5 (22.73%) Scrum
7 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
7 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Project Management
7 5 (22.73%) Freescale
7 5 (22.73%) XPath
7 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
7 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Avionics

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 4 (18.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Receivables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (18.18%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 14 (63.64%) Aerospace
2 5 (22.73%) Avionics
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Software Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Applications Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) JDE Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) JDE Functional Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Requirements Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) XForms
1 5 (22.73%) XML
1 5 (22.73%) XSD
1 5 (22.73%) XSL
2 1 (4.55%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (31.82%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Software Engineering
4 6 (27.27%) SysML
4 6 (27.27%) Workflow
5 5 (22.73%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
5 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
5 5 (22.73%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) Reverse Engineering
5 5 (22.73%) Scrum
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Requirements Management
6 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C
2 6 (27.27%) Assembly Language
2 6 (27.27%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) XPath
3 5 (22.73%) XQuery
4 4 (18.18%) MATLAB
5 2 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) BPSS Clearance
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) CA Agile Central
2 5 (22.73%) Freescale
3 4 (18.18%) IBM
3 4 (18.18%) Wind River
4 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle