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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 29 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.17% 1.02% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.35% 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £365 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +13.28%
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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
207 223 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 72.89% 75.59% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 164 78
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 6
Average hourly rate £15.25 £97.50 £11.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.35% +754.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £19.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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 9 (64.29%) Migration
1 9 (64.29%) Data Migration
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) Casewise
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Data Mapping
4 4 (28.57%) V-Model
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 4 (28.57%) Office 365
4 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) Data Validation

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (14.29%) DB2
4 2 (14.29%) SQLPlus
5 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.14%) MS Access
5 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Data Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Objects Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Objects Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) GIS
1 1 (7.14%) Taxonomies
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Migration
1 9 (64.29%) Data Migration
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Data Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (28.57%) Data Mapping
4 4 (28.57%) V-Model
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Data Validation
5 3 (21.43%) ETL
5 3 (21.43%) Data Management
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Casewise
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Informatica
5 1 (7.14%) Business Objects