Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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 > Somerset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 39 71
Rank change year-on-year -3 +32 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.00% 1.95% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 2.67% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
Somerset median daily rate £400 - £310
10th Percentile £159 - £295
90th Percentile £501 - £334
South West median daily rate £405 £325 £380
% change year-on-year +24.62% -14.36% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Somerset median hourly rate - - £34.63
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.46% +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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 384 337 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.65% 73.10% 84.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 188 342
Somerset median daily rate £375 £352 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.69% -2.70% +7.84%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £510 £488 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 52 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.10 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +41.82%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Somerset over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Somerset

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 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
Bath -6 6 £167 -
Street - 1 £500 -
Validation
South West

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

1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) ITSM
2 4 (40.00%) Social Media
3 3 (30.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (20.00%) Military
4 2 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Market Research
5 1 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Prototyping

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Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (10.00%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Military
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (40.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 4 (40.00%) Help Desk Support
1 4 (40.00%) Service Desk Support
2 3 (30.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Product Owner
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Social Media
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) ITSM
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) A/B Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Market Research
4 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Model
4 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Informatica
2 1 (10.00%) Netezza
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Teradata