Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 69 72
Rank change year-on-year +13 +3 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 33 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.58% 1.64% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.00% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 15
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £315 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -19.23% +11.43%
10th Percentile £318 £275 £223
90th Percentile £675 £475 £560
South West median daily rate £405 £325 £380
% change year-on-year +24.62% -14.36% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -4.46% +33.05%

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 1081 1051 1208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 84.65% 82.24% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 762 826
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £288 £257 £255
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 35
Wiltshire median hourly rate £32.00 £39.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.50% +13.57% +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.95 £13.90
90th Percentile £40.75 £47.50 £45.55
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +41.82%

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

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Wiltshire

Validation
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

Validation
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 24 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
Swindon +6 17 £450 -
Corsham -9 5 £450 +47.54% 1
Malmesbury - 2 £348 - 2
Salisbury - 2 £530 -
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (18.18%) Project Management
3 6 (18.18%) Java
3 6 (18.18%) .NET
3 6 (18.18%) CRM
3 6 (18.18%) Open Source
3 6 (18.18%) QA
3 6 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (15.15%) DevOps
4 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Billing
4 5 (15.15%) SAP
4 5 (15.15%) Finance
4 5 (15.15%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
5 4 (12.12%) ETL
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) Military
5 4 (12.12%) Velocity
5 4 (12.12%) User Stories
5 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.12%) Customer-Centricity
6 3 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (9.09%) Test Planning

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 1 (3.03%) Apache Pig
1 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.06%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (15.15%) Billing
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Military
3 3 (9.09%) Retail
4 2 (6.06%) Back Office
4 2 (6.06%) Law
4 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
1 7 (21.21%) Architect
2 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Test and Validation Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 3 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Business Change Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Change Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Technical Architect
4 2 (6.06%) iOS Developer
4 2 (6.06%) IT Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Salesforce Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Service Architect
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Technical Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) Velocity
3 3 (9.09%) Visualforce
3 3 (9.09%) Web Services
3 3 (9.09%) WSDL
4 1 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) CRM
2 6 (18.18%) Open Source
2 6 (18.18%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (15.15%) DevOps
3 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 5 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Customer-Centricity
4 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
4 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (12.12%) ETL
4 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (12.12%) User Stories
5 3 (9.09%) Coaching
5 3 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) Apex Code
2 3 (9.09%) SOQL
2 3 (9.09%) SOSL
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) Objective-C
3 2 (6.06%) Python
3 2 (6.06%) Ruby
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PMP
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (6.06%) GxP
3 1 (3.03%) GDPR
3 1 (3.03%) HL7
3 1 (3.03%) IEC 61508
3 1 (3.03%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) SAP
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
4 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Informatica
5 1 (3.03%) Teradata
5 1 (3.03%) VMware