Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 24 67
Rank change year-on-year -34 +43 +8
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.28% 5.87% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 7.00% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
Gloucestershire median daily rate £508 £425 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.41% -16.67% -2.86%
10th Percentile £383 £356 £394
90th Percentile £598 £488 £590
South West median daily rate £403 £402 £325
% change year-on-year +0.10% +23.72% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -4.49%
10th Percentile £41.40 £42.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £52.00 £45.00 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £44.38 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.41% +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 649 557 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 87.11% 83.89% 82.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 259 444
Gloucestershire median daily rate £438 £390 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.18% - -2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £235
90th Percentile £563 £528 £559
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 56 65
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £43.50 £32.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.82% -13.82% -8.43%
10th Percentile £22.50 £11.75 £12.80
90th Percentile £50.93 £57.75 £46.90
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £35.00 £29.60
% change year-on-year +19.08% +18.24% -22.11%

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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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

Validation
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 14 November 2018. 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 4 - - 2
Cirencester - 3 - -
Filton - 1 - -
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Release Management
3 5 (29.41%) Master Data Management
3 5 (29.41%) CyberArk
3 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (29.41%) ETL
4 4 (23.53%) C
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (17.65%) DO-178B
5 3 (17.65%) SysML
5 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineering
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) Python
5 3 (17.65%) Aerospace
6 2 (11.76%) Intel
6 2 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 2 (11.76%) Avionics
6 2 (11.76%) SIEM
7 1 (5.88%) Change Control
7 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
7 1 (5.88%) System Testing

Validation
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
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Aerospace
3 2 (11.76%) Avionics
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) CyberArk Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) CyberArk Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) SQL BI Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (11.76%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.88%) Test and Validation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.88%) TMS320
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
2 5 (29.41%) ETL
2 5 (29.41%) Master Data Management
2 5 (29.41%) Release Management
3 4 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) SysML
4 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) SIEM
5 2 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (5.88%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Thinking
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C
2 3 (17.65%) Python
3 1 (5.88%) Ada
3 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) CyberArk
2 2 (11.76%) Intel
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft