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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 34 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.52% 1.64% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 2.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +23.93%
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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
217 294 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 82.51% 80.55% 66.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 203 72
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.83 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £27.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.42 £27.50 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 8 (80.00%) Migration
1 8 (80.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (40.00%) Data Mapping
4 4 (40.00%) Office 365
4 4 (40.00%) Casewise
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
6 2 (20.00%) V-Model
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Data Management
6 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (20.00%) Taxonomies
6 2 (20.00%) Degree

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Objects Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Objects Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Taxonomies
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Migration
1 8 (80.00%) Data Migration
2 6 (60.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (40.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Data Governance
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Data Management
4 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Casewise
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Business Objects