Period
to 17 July 2018

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 6 months to 17 July 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
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 118 100
Rank change year-on-year +17 -18 +56
Contract jobs citing Validation 108 84 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.03% 1.53% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 1.83% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 51
South West median daily rate £400 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £298 £263 £285
90th Percentile £673 £598 £575
England median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 21
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.67% -3.85% +8.27%
10th Percentile £39.48 £31.25 £33.00
90th Percentile £49.88 £45.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +7.14%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,424 4,579 4,909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 83.33% 83.15% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,677 2,943 3,227
South West median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £268 £250 £255
90th Percentile £563 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 206 251
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +12.86%
10th Percentile £12.38 £13.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £51.50
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the South West over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 July 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
Bristol +17 36 £400 -3.03% 17
Wiltshire +2 24 £463 +2.78% 7
Somerset +12 10 £403 +12.59% 1
Gloucestershire -6 9 £538 +26.47% 7
Cornwall +1 7 £230 +70.37%
Devon - 6 £490 - 4
Dorset -4 3 £480 +60.00% 7
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 South West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 27 (25.00%) ITIL
2 26 (24.07%) Security Cleared
3 16 (14.81%) Finance
3 16 (14.81%) Windows
3 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 14 (12.96%) Management Information System
4 14 (12.96%) ETL
4 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.96%) Software Engineering
4 14 (12.96%) QA
5 13 (12.04%) Data Validation
5 13 (12.04%) C
5 13 (12.04%) Service Management
6 12 (11.11%) SQL
7 11 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.19%) Military
7 11 (10.19%) Business Analysis
7 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (8.33%) Project Management
9 9 (8.33%) C++
9 9 (8.33%) Linux
9 9 (8.33%) Unix
9 9 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 9 (8.33%) Release Management
10 8 (7.41%) Test Strategy
10 8 (7.41%) Requirements Management
10 8 (7.41%) Python
10 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
10 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Project

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Co-occurring 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 7 (6.48%) SAS
2 3 (2.78%) Confluence
3 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.85%) Simulink
4 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) Internet
2 5 (4.63%) Ethernet
3 4 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (1.85%) SAN
4 2 (1.85%) SNMP
4 2 (1.85%) SSH
4 2 (1.85%) WAN
5 1 (0.93%) Link 16
5 1 (0.93%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.56%) Base SAS
3 6 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 4 (3.70%) Big Data
5 3 (2.78%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (1.85%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.85%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.85%) HDInsight
6 2 (1.85%) Power BI
7 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.93%) OLAP
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) JIRA
1 3 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.85%) Subversion
3 1 (0.93%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.93%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) JMeter
3 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.93%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Military
3 4 (3.70%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.78%) Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Electronics
4 3 (2.78%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Avionics
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Analyst
2 15 (13.89%) Business Analyst
3 12 (11.11%) Developer
4 10 (9.26%) Software Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.48%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.48%) Service Manager
7 6 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Security Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Service Management Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Service Management Project Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Embedded Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) SAS Developer
9 4 (3.70%) SQL Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (2.78%) Embedded C Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) JFC
1 2 (1.85%) Pandas
1 2 (1.85%) scikit-learn
1 2 (1.85%) XML
2 1 (0.93%) Matplotlib
2 1 (0.93%) NumPy
2 1 (0.93%) PyQt
2 1 (0.93%) SciPy
2 1 (0.93%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.56%) User Experience
3 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) CMDB
4 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.93%) Photography
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) PMI
6 1 (0.93%) Social Media
6 1 (0.93%) TMS320
6 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.81%) Windows
2 9 (8.33%) Linux
2 9 (8.33%) Unix
3 5 (4.63%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.70%) FreeRTOS
4 4 (3.70%) SafeRTOS
4 4 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.93%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.00%) ITIL
2 14 (12.96%) ETL
2 14 (12.96%) Software Engineering
3 13 (12.04%) Data Validation
3 13 (12.04%) Service Management
4 11 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.19%) Business Analysis
4 11 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 9 (8.33%) Project Management
6 9 (8.33%) Release Management
7 8 (7.41%) DevOps
7 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (7.41%) Requirements Management
7 8 (7.41%) Test Strategy
8 7 (6.48%) Master Data Management
8 7 (6.48%) Migration
8 7 (6.48%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.48%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.04%) C
2 12 (11.11%) SQL
3 9 (8.33%) C++
4 8 (7.41%) Python
5 6 (5.56%) Embedded C
5 6 (5.56%) SAS Macro
6 3 (2.78%) C#
6 3 (2.78%) MATLAB
6 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.85%) Assembly Language
7 2 (1.85%) R
7 2 (1.85%) VB
8 1 (0.93%) Ada
8 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.93%) Delphi
8 1 (0.93%) Fortran
8 1 (0.93%) Java
8 1 (0.93%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (24.07%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.48%) APMP
4 5 (4.63%) ISEB
5 4 (3.70%) CISSP
6 3 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.78%) Degree
6 3 (2.78%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.85%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.93%) PhD
8 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) QA
2 4 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.85%) DO-178B
3 2 (1.85%) GDPR
3 2 (1.85%) IEC 61508
3 2 (1.85%) ISO 15765
3 2 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.85%) PMO
4 1 (0.93%) ARP4754
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.93%) HAZOP
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.85%) Docker
3 1 (0.93%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.85%) WSUS
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.93%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) vMotion
Vendors
1 14 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.56%) DataFlux
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle
3 3 (2.78%) Remedy
3 3 (2.78%) SAP
3 3 (2.78%) Tableau
3 3 (2.78%) VMware
4 2 (1.85%) Google
4 2 (1.85%) JDA
4 2 (1.85%) MathWorks
4 2 (1.85%) Micro Focus
4 2 (1.85%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.85%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.85%) Splunk
4 2 (1.85%) Talend
4 2 (1.85%) Trend Micro
5 1 (0.93%) GoldenSource
5 1 (0.93%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) Mercator
5 1 (0.93%) Symantec