The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / South West
Rank 106 71 116
Rank change year-on-year -35 +45  
Contract jobs citing Validation 30 70 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.17% 2.41% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 3.02% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 22
Median daily rate £408 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.44% +28.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.38 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.27% +7.04%  

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2101 2318 2482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.62% 79.88% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1527 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 137 87
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Wiltshire +8 12 £415 -7.77% 2
Bristol -19 8 £400 -13.04% 4
Gloucestershire -2 7 £475 +5.55% 2
Somerset -6 1 £358 +10.00%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 37 (45.68%) Security Cleared
2 25 (30.86%) Software Engineering
3 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
4 19 (23.46%) DV Cleared
5 18 (22.22%) Finance
5 18 (22.22%) Linux
6 16 (19.75%) C
7 15 (18.52%) Windows
8 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
8 14 (17.28%) Telecoms
9 13 (16.05%) MS Office
9 13 (16.05%) Project Management
9 13 (16.05%) Requirements Management
9 13 (16.05%) Degree
10 12 (14.81%) Migration
11 11 (13.58%) Oracle
11 11 (13.58%) Risk Analysis
11 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
11 11 (13.58%) SDLC
12 10 (12.35%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (12.35%) Project Planning
12 10 (12.35%) Integration Testing
12 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
12 10 (12.35%) Software Testing
13 9 (11.11%) Scrum
13 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 9 (11.11%) Perl
13 9 (11.11%) Python
13 9 (11.11%) V-Model

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.64%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (6.17%) SAS
4 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.05%) MS Office
3 8 (9.88%) MS Project
4 3 (3.70%) Windchill
5 1 (1.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.70%) ENOVIA
2 3 (3.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.70%) VoIP
3 2 (2.47%) Firewall
3 2 (2.47%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.23%) HTTP
4 1 (1.23%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.23%) SAN
4 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.23%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.17%) Base SAS
2 5 (6.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 3 (3.70%) MS Access
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Cucumber
2 9 (11.11%) Selenium
3 3 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.47%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 14 (17.28%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
4 7 (8.64%) Marketing
5 6 (7.41%) Aerospace
5 6 (7.41%) Electronics
6 5 (6.17%) Banking
7 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.23%) Avionics
8 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (12.35%) Coordinator
1 10 (12.35%) Integration Engineer
1 10 (12.35%) Project Coordinator
2 9 (11.11%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 9 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 8 (9.88%) Consultant
4 7 (8.64%) Architect
4 7 (8.64%) Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) SAS Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Software Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Tester
8 3 (3.70%) Training Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Data Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Governance Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) MFC
1 4 (4.94%) Qt
2 3 (3.70%) .NET
2 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.47%) CSS
3 2 (2.47%) HTML
4 1 (1.23%) Angular 2
4 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.23%) HTML5
4 1 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.23%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) CESG
3 4 (4.94%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.70%) Handset
4 3 (3.70%) IVR
5 2 (2.47%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.23%) Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Linux
2 15 (18.52%) Windows
3 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.47%) Solaris
4 2 (2.47%) Unix
5 1 (1.23%) Android
5 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.86%) Software Engineering
2 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.05%) Project Management
3 13 (16.05%) Requirements Management
4 12 (14.81%) Migration
5 11 (13.58%) Risk Analysis
5 11 (13.58%) SDLC
6 10 (12.35%) Integration Testing
6 10 (12.35%) Project Planning
6 10 (12.35%) Software Testing
6 10 (12.35%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (12.35%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 9 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 9 (11.11%) Scrum
7 9 (11.11%) System Testing
7 9 (11.11%) V-Model
7 9 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) C
2 9 (11.11%) Perl
2 9 (11.11%) Python
3 8 (9.88%) SQL
4 5 (6.17%) C++
5 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.70%) Ruby
7 2 (2.47%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.47%) VBA
8 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.23%) C#
8 1 (1.23%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.23%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (45.68%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.46%) DV Cleared
2 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.05%) Degree
4 4 (4.94%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (4.94%) CISM
4 4 (4.94%) CISSP
5 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.47%) CISA
5 2 (2.47%) CLAS
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) Data Quality
2 5 (6.17%) QA
3 3 (3.70%) DO-178B
3 3 (3.70%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.47%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.47%) RMADS
5 1 (1.23%) DO-254
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Nessus
1 2 (2.47%) Nmap
2 1 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Oracle
2 7 (8.64%) SAP
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.70%) Cisco
4 3 (3.70%) PTC
4 3 (3.70%) Siemens
4 3 (3.70%) Verint
5 2 (2.47%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (2.47%) Freescale
5 2 (2.47%) Informatica
5 2 (2.47%) Qualys
5 2 (2.47%) Talend
5 2 (2.47%) Wind River
6 1 (1.23%) HP
6 1 (1.23%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.23%) Murex
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.23%) Sun
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