The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 43 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.14% 2.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 2.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +15.38%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 337 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 75.85% 83.42% 73.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 250 100
Average daily rate £350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Cardiff region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (55.56%) Data Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) GIS
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (33.33%) Taxonomies
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) Data Governance
3 3 (33.33%) Data Management
3 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
4 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Data Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) GIS
1 3 (33.33%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
1 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
1 5 (55.56%) Data Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Data Governance
2 3 (33.33%) ETL
2 3 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Data Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Casewise