The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 28 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 / Dorset
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 29 21
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.52% 2.33% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 3.02% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £300 £425 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +126.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 104 199 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 78.79% 77.43% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 472 254
Median daily rate £400 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £226 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £553 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £41.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -28.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £12.75 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.75 £48.77
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 Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Dorset

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Dorset

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Dorset

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Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +8 2 £300 - 1
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Pentaho
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Samsung
2 1 (50.00%) Java 9
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) B2C
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) QlikView
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (50.00%) Pentaho
1 1 (50.00%) QlikView
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Insight Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Insight Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Insight Data Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QlikView Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (50.00%) B2C
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Java 9
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Samsung