Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 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
England > South West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 120 151
Rank change year-on-year +33 +31 -50
Contract jobs citing Validation 124 91 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.21% 1.57% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.96% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 36 37
South West median daily rate £405 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.49% -10.96% -5.81%
10th Percentile £224 £225 £166
90th Percentile £535 £517 £488
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 11
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.46% +24.60%
10th Percentile £30.15 £25.72 £29.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £58.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +5.00%

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 4570 4641 5272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.33% 79.92% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2882 3120 3572
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £260 £238 £255
90th Percentile £556 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 269 254
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +48.08%
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.00 £13.86
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.76
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Validation
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

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the South West

Validation
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 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in the South West

Validation
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 18 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
Gloucestershire +41 39 £425 -18.85% 1
Wiltshire +12 34 £450 +38.46% 4
Bristol -30 20 £360 +25.22% 15
Somerset -6 10 £400 - 1
Dorset +11 5 £400 +33.33%
Devon -1 5 £250 -
Cornwall - 3 £255 -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South West region with a requirement for Validation.

1 31 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (24.19%) SC Cleared
3 28 (22.58%) Finance
4 26 (20.97%) SQL
5 21 (16.94%) Degree
6 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (14.52%) Software Engineering
8 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
9 15 (12.10%) Data Modelling
9 15 (12.10%) Project Management
9 15 (12.10%) Aerospace
9 15 (12.10%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (10.48%) Risk Management
10 13 (10.48%) Banking
11 12 (9.68%) QA
11 12 (9.68%) ITIL
12 11 (8.87%) Windows
12 11 (8.87%) C
12 11 (8.87%) C++
12 11 (8.87%) SQL Server
12 11 (8.87%) Management Information System
12 11 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (8.87%) Migration
13 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
13 10 (8.06%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (8.06%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (7.26%) CA Agile Central
14 9 (7.26%) DO-178B
14 9 (7.26%) IBM
14 9 (7.26%) Java

Validation
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 2 (1.61%) IIS
2 1 (0.81%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.81%) Confluence
2 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.84%) Simulink
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.81%) SPSS
5 1 (0.81%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.61%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.42%) PCoIP
1 3 (2.42%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (1.61%) Firewall
2 2 (1.61%) Network Security
3 1 (0.81%) 3G
3 1 (0.81%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.81%) 4G
3 1 (0.81%) 5G
3 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.65%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.03%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.42%) Big Data
6 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.61%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.81%) DataStage
7 1 (0.81%) DB2
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.81%) MS Access
7 1 (0.81%) MySQL
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (5.65%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.42%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.81%) JIRA
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (22.58%) Finance
2 15 (12.10%) Aerospace
3 13 (10.48%) Banking
4 8 (6.45%) Military
5 7 (5.65%) Electronics
5 7 (5.65%) Retail
6 6 (4.84%) Avionics
6 6 (4.84%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.03%) Billing
8 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.61%) Back Office
9 2 (1.61%) Law
10 1 (0.81%) Automotive
10 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.81%) Legal
10 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (15.32%) Analyst
2 14 (11.29%) Software Engineer
3 13 (10.48%) Architect
4 12 (9.68%) Developer
5 11 (8.87%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.65%) Consultant
8 6 (4.84%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Security Architect
8 6 (4.84%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Applications Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Embedded Engineer
10 4 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.23%) First Line Help Desk Support
10 4 (3.23%) IT Analyst
10 4 (3.23%) Service Desk Support
10 4 (3.23%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.23%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) .NET
2 5 (4.03%) XForms
2 5 (4.03%) XML
2 5 (4.03%) XSD
2 5 (4.03%) XSL
3 4 (3.23%) Velocity
4 3 (2.42%) Visualforce
4 3 (2.42%) Web Services
4 3 (2.42%) WSDL
5 1 (0.81%) EDI
5 1 (0.81%) SOAP
5 1 (0.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.87%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.23%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.23%) Social Media
5 3 (2.42%) NHS
6 2 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.81%) PKI
7 1 (0.81%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Windows
2 5 (4.03%) Linux
3 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.42%) VMS
4 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.61%) Unix
4 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.81%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.81%) Solaris
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.52%) Software Engineering
3 15 (12.10%) Data Modelling
3 15 (12.10%) Project Management
4 13 (10.48%) Risk Management
5 12 (9.68%) ITIL
6 11 (8.87%) Migration
6 11 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (8.06%) Requirements Analysis
8 8 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (6.45%) Integration Testing
8 8 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (6.45%) SysML
8 8 (6.45%) Workflow
9 7 (5.65%) Collaborative Working
9 7 (5.65%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (5.65%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (5.65%) Information Security
9 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
9 7 (5.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.97%) SQL
2 11 (8.87%) C
2 11 (8.87%) C++
3 9 (7.26%) Java
4 6 (4.84%) Assembly Language
4 6 (4.84%) MATLAB
5 5 (4.03%) XPath
5 5 (4.03%) XQuery
6 4 (3.23%) Python
7 3 (2.42%) Apex Code
7 3 (2.42%) SOQL
7 3 (2.42%) SOSL
7 3 (2.42%) VBA
8 2 (1.61%) C#
8 2 (1.61%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.61%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.61%) Ruby
8 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.61%) VB
9 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (24.19%) SC Cleared
3 21 (16.94%) Degree
4 10 (8.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (5.65%) CISM
5 7 (5.65%) CISSP
5 7 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (5.65%) ISTQB
6 5 (4.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 5 (4.03%) CEH
6 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.23%) HNC
7 4 (3.23%) HND
8 2 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.81%) CASP
9 1 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.81%) CLAS
9 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.68%) QA
2 9 (7.26%) DO-178B
3 5 (4.03%) Data Quality
4 4 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (2.42%) SLA
6 2 (1.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (1.61%) GxP
6 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (1.61%) PMO
6 2 (1.61%) RMADS
7 1 (0.81%) GDPR
7 1 (0.81%) HL7
7 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.81%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) Packer
2 1 (0.81%) Nessus
2 1 (0.81%) Nmap
Vendors
1 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.26%) CA Agile Central
2 9 (7.26%) IBM
3 8 (6.45%) Teradata
4 7 (5.65%) SAP
5 5 (4.03%) Freescale
6 4 (3.23%) Wind River
7 3 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.61%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.61%) Informatica
8 2 (1.61%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco
9 1 (0.81%) HP
9 1 (0.81%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.81%) Netezza
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle
9 1 (0.81%) Qualys
9 1 (0.81%) VMware
9 1 (0.81%) Xilinx