The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
South West / Somerset
Rank 36 34 41
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.47% 3.03% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 3.76% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £358 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £41.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.75 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.31% +9.42%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 166 213 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 78.30% 80.68% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 109 176
Median daily rate £365 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 16
Median hourly rate £40.75 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Somerset

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Somerset

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Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Bath -5 1 £358 -7.80%
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 2 (50.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Earned Value Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) BSS Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) OSS Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Project Planner
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Earned Value Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared