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 3 months to 23 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 47 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.47% 1.47% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 1.92% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Median daily rate £425 £498 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.57% +35.37%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.85% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +12.14%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 256 365 354
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 79.01% 76.68% 77.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 209 233
Median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 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 3 months to 23 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
Gloucester -4 4 £425 -15.63%
Cheltenham +8 3 - - 2
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 23 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (46.67%) SDLC
2 6 (40.00%) C
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 5 (33.33%) Teradata
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) Data Mining
3 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) Python
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) V-Model
4 4 (26.67%) Avionics
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration

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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 3 (20.00%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
3 3 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Avionics
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 4 (26.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) Integration Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Teradata Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Teradata Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (6.67%) DOORS Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) MATLAB Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) SDLC
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (26.67%) System Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) V-Model
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Perl
3 4 (26.67%) Python
4 3 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (13.33%) Assembly Language
6 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) HNC
3 3 (20.00%) HND
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) DO-178B
2 1 (6.67%) DO-254
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Teradata
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (13.33%) Freescale
4 2 (13.33%) Wind River
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