Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 January 2019 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 28 63
Rank change year-on-year -27 +35 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.19% 4.98% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 5.94% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 5
Gloucestershire median daily rate £438 £438 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +51.52%
10th Percentile £263 £367 £438
90th Percentile £506 £496 £590
South West median daily rate £405 £415 £350
% change year-on-year -2.41% +18.57% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -3.41%
10th Percentile £40.00 £41.63 £41.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £44.88 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -4.46%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 667 522 682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 86.06% 83.92% 82.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 232 434
Gloucestershire median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £288 £233 £213
90th Percentile £563 £563 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 50 67
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -8.33% -29.41%
10th Percentile £13.83 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.96 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% -7.10%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Gloucestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Gloucestershire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Gloucestershire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Gloucestershire

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Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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
Cheltenham -20 6 £300 -58.62% 5
Cirencester - 3 - -
Gloucester -8 2 £500 +17.65% 1
Filton - 1 - -
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (29.41%) CyberArk
2 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineering
3 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Aerospace
3 4 (23.53%) C
3 4 (23.53%) Python
3 4 (23.53%) SysML
4 3 (17.65%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
4 3 (17.65%) Avionics
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (11.76%) SIEM
5 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Aerospace
3 3 (17.65%) Avionics
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) CyberArk Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) CyberArk Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Account Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test and Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Validation Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.88%) FMCG
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) SysML
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
3 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
3 3 (17.65%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM
4 2 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
5 1 (5.88%) MODAF
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C
1 4 (23.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) CyberArk
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Intel
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) IBM
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) SAP