Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 19 February 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 52 87
Rank change year-on-year -1 +35 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 27 39 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.59% 2.97% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.26% 3.59% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 35 6
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £325 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -15.03% -1.29%
10th Percentile £337 £243 £354
90th Percentile £698 £525 £506
South West median daily rate £405 £358 £390
% change year-on-year +13.29% -8.33% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +13.33% -4.46% -3.09%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 829 1,087 1,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 79.63% 82.79% 78.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 773 818
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -10.18%
10th Percentile £302 £248 £252
90th Percentile £625 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.27% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 27
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -1.28% +47.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.93 £14.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £47.50 £46.60
South West median hourly rate £30.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% -6.25% +35.59%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Wiltshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Wiltshire

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Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 19 February 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
Swindon +9 18 £450 +7.14% 3
Corsham +4 4 £450 +50.00%
Salisbury -5 2 £530 +7.07% 1
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) QA
3 6 (22.22%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) .NET
3 6 (22.22%) ETL
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) Open Source
4 5 (18.52%) DevOps
5 4 (14.81%) User Stories
5 4 (14.81%) Velocity
5 4 (14.81%) Billing
5 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) CRM
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) SAP
5 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (14.81%) Customer-Centricity
6 3 (11.11%) Case Management
6 3 (11.11%) SOQL
6 3 (11.11%) SOSL
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 3 (11.11%) Unix
6 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (11.11%) SAS

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 3 (11.11%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (11.11%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) Network Security
1 1 (3.70%) SNMP
1 1 (3.70%) SSH
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Base SAS
1 3 (11.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Hive
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (3.70%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Gatling
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (14.81%) Billing
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Military
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Management Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Salesforce Architect
4 2 (7.41%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) SAP ISU Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Service Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Test and Validation Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Salesforce Technical Architect
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) Velocity
3 3 (11.11%) Visualforce
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) WSDL
4 1 (3.70%) WebCenter
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ETL
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) DevOps
2 5 (18.52%) Open Source
3 4 (14.81%) CRM
3 4 (14.81%) Customer-Centricity
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
3 4 (14.81%) Project Management
3 4 (14.81%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (14.81%) User Stories
4 3 (11.11%) Case Management
4 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.11%) Data Validation
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) Apex Code
2 3 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (11.11%) SAS Macro
2 3 (11.11%) SOQL
2 3 (11.11%) SOSL
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) C++
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) SC Cleared
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (7.41%) GxP
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) GDPR
3 1 (3.70%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
1 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 3 (11.11%) DataFlux
2 3 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Micro Focus
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.70%) Siebel
3 1 (3.70%) Splunk
3 1 (3.70%) Veracode
3 1 (3.70%) VMware