Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 19 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 > Devon
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 48 63
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 0.88% 0.65% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.83% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Devon median daily rate £250 - £300
South West median daily rate £405 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +24.49% -13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Devon median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +13.33% -4.46% +24.60%

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 Devon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 492 360 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 86.47% 77.59% 78.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 220 320
Devon median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £228 £185 £262
90th Percentile £550 £500 £516
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 16
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £23.78 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.21% -33.50% +66.28%
10th Percentile £20.24 £11.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £46.88 £51.60 £42.88
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.77
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.75% +47.70%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Devon

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Devon

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Devon

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Devon region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter - 4 £250 -
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Devon region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (40.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
2 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) Xilinx
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Information Officer
1 2 (40.00%) MI Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Firmware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SSIS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) Data Security
1 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Strategic Thinking
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Xilinx