Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 102 127
Rank change year-on-year +18 +25 -25
Contract jobs citing Validation 126 107 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.39% 2.00% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.47% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 53 48
South West median daily rate £415 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -5.41% -7.50%
10th Percentile £272 £242 £230
90th Percentile £549 £538 £495
England median daily rate £450 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.46% +12.95%
10th Percentile £37.50 £27.55 £29.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £60.38 £44.50
England median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +8.39% -0.64% +11.43%

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 4,241 4,337 4,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 80.46% 80.97% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,639 2,900 3,437
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £255
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 248
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.65% -5.77% +36.84%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.50 £13.46
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £49.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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

Validation
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 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the South West

Validation
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
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 January 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 -15 32 £400 +33.33% 34
Gloucestershire +33 31 £438 -12.50% 9
Wiltshire +5 30 £450 +38.46% 7
Somerset +4 14 £405 - 2
Devon +3 5 £250 - 2
Dorset +1 4 £400 +33.33% 10
Cornwall - 1 £375 - 2
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 32 (25.40%) Security Cleared
2 31 (24.60%) SC Cleared
3 30 (23.81%) SQL
4 26 (20.63%) Finance
5 21 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 18 (14.29%) Degree
6 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
7 16 (12.70%) Banking
8 15 (11.90%) Data Modelling
8 15 (11.90%) Project Management
9 14 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 14 (11.11%) QA
10 12 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (8.73%) C++
11 11 (8.73%) Migration
11 11 (8.73%) Data Analysis
11 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (7.94%) Rational DOORS
12 10 (7.94%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (7.94%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (7.94%) Computer Science
12 10 (7.94%) Integration Testing
12 10 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (7.94%) Management Information System
12 10 (7.94%) Electronics
12 10 (7.94%) C
12 10 (7.94%) Windows
13 9 (7.14%) ITIL

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 (1.59%) Confluence
1 2 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.59%) Simulink
5 1 (0.79%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.38%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.59%) SaaS
4 1 (0.79%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (1.59%) 3G
2 2 (1.59%) 4G
2 2 (1.59%) Firewall
2 2 (1.59%) Network Security
2 2 (1.59%) PCoIP
3 1 (0.79%) 2G
3 1 (0.79%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.79%) 5G
3 1 (0.79%) SMS
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.35%) Data Lake
3 6 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.76%) HDInsight
3 6 (4.76%) Power BI
4 5 (3.97%) Big Data
4 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.38%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.59%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
7 1 (0.79%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.94%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.59%) JIRA
3 2 (1.59%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.59%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.79%) Gatling
4 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.79%) Selenium
4 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
General
1 26 (20.63%) Finance
2 16 (12.70%) Banking
3 10 (7.94%) Electronics
4 8 (6.35%) Aerospace
4 8 (6.35%) Military
5 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.97%) Investment Banking
6 5 (3.97%) Manufacturing
7 4 (3.17%) Billing
7 4 (3.17%) Retail
8 2 (1.59%) Back Office
8 2 (1.59%) Law
8 2 (1.59%) Marketing
9 1 (0.79%) Avionics
9 1 (0.79%) Legal
9 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (20.63%) Analyst
2 15 (11.90%) Architect
2 15 (11.90%) Software Engineer
3 13 (10.32%) Business Analyst
4 12 (9.52%) Developer
5 7 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Consultant
5 7 (5.56%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Security Architect
6 6 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.97%) Applications Developer
7 5 (3.97%) Data Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.17%) Data Scientist
8 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (3.17%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 4 (3.17%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (3.17%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) .NET
2 5 (3.97%) XForms
2 5 (3.97%) XML
2 5 (3.97%) XSD
2 5 (3.97%) XSL
3 4 (3.17%) Velocity
4 3 (2.38%) Visualforce
4 3 (2.38%) Web Services
4 3 (2.38%) WSDL
5 1 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.94%) Computer Science
1 10 (7.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.97%) Social Media
3 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.17%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.59%) CAN bus
4 2 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.79%) CESG
5 1 (0.79%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.79%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.79%) PKI
5 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.79%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.94%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.59%) Unix
3 2 (1.59%) VMS
3 2 (1.59%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) FreeBSD
4 1 (0.79%) Solaris
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 15 (11.90%) Data Modelling
3 15 (11.90%) Project Management
4 14 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 12 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (8.73%) Data Analysis
6 11 (8.73%) Migration
7 10 (7.94%) Integration Testing
7 10 (7.94%) Requirements Analysis
7 10 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (7.14%) ITIL
9 8 (6.35%) Programme Management
9 8 (6.35%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (6.35%) Scrum
9 8 (6.35%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (5.56%) Business Analysis
10 7 (5.56%) Data Management
10 7 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
10 7 (5.56%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.81%) SQL
2 11 (8.73%) C++
3 10 (7.94%) C
4 8 (6.35%) C#
4 8 (6.35%) Java
5 6 (4.76%) Assembly Language
6 5 (3.97%) VBA
6 5 (3.97%) XPath
6 5 (3.97%) XQuery
7 4 (3.17%) Python
8 3 (2.38%) Apex Code
8 3 (2.38%) SOQL
8 3 (2.38%) SOSL
9 2 (1.59%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.59%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.59%) Ruby
9 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.59%) VB
10 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (25.40%) Security Cleared
2 31 (24.60%) SC Cleared
3 18 (14.29%) Degree
4 10 (7.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (6.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (5.56%) CISM
6 7 (5.56%) CISSP
6 7 (5.56%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (3.97%) CEH
7 5 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.59%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.59%) HNC
8 2 (1.59%) HND
8 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.79%) CASP
9 1 (0.79%) ISEB
9 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.79%) PMP
9 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.11%) QA
2 7 (5.56%) DO-178B
3 4 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.38%) GDPR
5 2 (1.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (1.59%) GxP
5 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.59%) PMO
5 2 (1.59%) RMADS
5 2 (1.59%) SLA
6 1 (0.79%) HL7
6 1 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.79%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.79%) IFRS
6 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.59%) Firmware
2 2 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.59%) Packer
2 1 (0.79%) Nessus
2 1 (0.79%) Nmap
Vendors
1 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.14%) CA Agile Central
2 9 (7.14%) SAP
3 6 (4.76%) MuleSoft
3 6 (4.76%) Tableau
3 6 (4.76%) Talend
4 5 (3.97%) Freescale
4 5 (3.97%) Teradata
5 4 (3.17%) Cognos
5 4 (3.17%) Wind River
6 3 (2.38%) IBM
6 3 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle
7 2 (1.59%) Serena
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco
8 1 (0.79%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.79%) HP
8 1 (0.79%) Informatica
8 1 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.79%) VMware