Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 69 75
Rank change year-on-year +44 +6 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 39 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 5.86% 1.51% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.22% 1.90% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 4
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £524 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.85% -0.24% +44.03%
10th Percentile £361 £376 £416
90th Percentile £488 £593 £600
South West median daily rate £405 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +24.62% -13.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £44.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.95% -
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +7.59% +0.64% +33.05%

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 540 737 762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 81.08% 79.33% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 431 461
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £229 £219 £213
90th Percentile £553 £550 £503
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 68 41
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £31.00 £38.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% -8.43% +12.16%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.40 £26.25
90th Percentile £56.23 £46.45 £54.90
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
Cheltenham +27 22 - - 1
Gloucester +5 12 £438 -16.47% 1
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 15 (38.46%) SQL
1 15 (38.46%) Aerospace
2 13 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 12 (30.77%) Finance
4 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.64%) Data Modelling
5 9 (23.08%) C
5 9 (23.08%) DO-178B
5 9 (23.08%) CA Agile Central
5 9 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (20.51%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (20.51%) SysML
7 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
7 7 (17.95%) Embedded Software Development
7 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
7 7 (17.95%) Banking
7 7 (17.95%) IBM
8 6 (15.38%) MATLAB
8 6 (15.38%) Simulink
8 6 (15.38%) Project Management
8 6 (15.38%) CISSP
8 6 (15.38%) Assembly Language
8 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (15.38%) Scrum
8 6 (15.38%) Information Security
8 6 (15.38%) Teradata
8 6 (15.38%) Programme Management
8 6 (15.38%) Workflow
8 6 (15.38%) CISM

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (12.82%) Data Mining
2 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) DataStage
3 1 (2.56%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (15.38%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 15 (38.46%) Aerospace
2 12 (30.77%) Finance
3 7 (17.95%) Banking
4 6 (15.38%) Avionics
4 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Applications Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Security Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Information Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Teradata Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Teradata Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) XForms
1 5 (12.82%) XML
1 5 (12.82%) XSD
1 5 (12.82%) XSL
2 1 (2.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Smart Meter
3 2 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (25.64%) Data Modelling
2 8 (20.51%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (20.51%) SysML
3 7 (17.95%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (15.38%) Information Security
4 6 (15.38%) Programme Management
4 6 (15.38%) Project Management
4 6 (15.38%) Scrum
4 6 (15.38%) Workflow
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Project Management
5 5 (12.82%) Dimensional Modelling
5 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
5 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (12.82%) Risk Management
5 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) C
3 6 (15.38%) Assembly Language
3 6 (15.38%) MATLAB
4 5 (12.82%) XPath
4 5 (12.82%) XQuery
5 2 (5.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (15.38%) CISM
2 6 (15.38%) CISSP
3 5 (12.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 5 (12.82%) CEH
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (7.69%) HNC
4 3 (7.69%) HND
5 1 (2.56%) CASP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) DO-178B
2 4 (10.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.56%) PMO
3 1 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) CA Agile Central
2 7 (17.95%) IBM
3 6 (15.38%) Teradata
4 5 (12.82%) Freescale
5 4 (10.26%) Wind River
6 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle