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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 33 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.79% 1.19% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.51% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £413 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £359 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £439 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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
211 265 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 75.63% 78.87% 86.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 222 256
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 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 15 (53.57%) Migration
2 14 (50.00%) Service Management
3 12 (42.86%) CMDB
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (35.71%) ITIL
6 8 (28.57%) Change Management
6 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 8 (28.57%) MS Office
7 7 (25.00%) ITIL V3
8 6 (21.43%) Release Management
9 5 (17.86%) SQL
9 5 (17.86%) QA
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
10 4 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
10 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.29%) Data Quality
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
10 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
10 4 (14.29%) Windows
10 4 (14.29%) HP
10 4 (14.29%) ITSM
10 4 (14.29%) Workflow
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Change Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Release Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Change and Release Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Deployment Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) HPUX Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Knowledge Manager
5 2 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Integration Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) CMDB
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) HPUX
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Migration
2 14 (50.00%) Service Management
3 10 (35.71%) ITIL
4 8 (28.57%) Change Management
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 6 (21.43%) Release Management
7 4 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 4 (14.29%) ITSM
7 4 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.29%) Workflow
8 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.71%) Data Flow Diagram
8 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
8 3 (10.71%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) ISEB
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
2 4 (14.29%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (7.14%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) BMC
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) InterSystems
3 2 (7.14%) Remedy
3 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 2 (7.14%) Symantec