The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 35 50 33
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.12% 2.01% 2.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 2.40% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Median daily rate £325 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.39% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £405 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Validation
South Wales

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
230 375 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 85.82% 83.71% 76.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 310 232
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +121.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.25 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.00 £10.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) CMDB
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
4 1 (12.50%) Wiki
4 1 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA Agile
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Change Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) IT Change Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SOA Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SOA Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) CMDB
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) ITSM
4 1 (12.50%) Microservices
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle