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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 34 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.82% - 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% - 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£350 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +12.83%
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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
297 204 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.15% 69.86% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 141 109
Average daily rate £350 £340 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.08 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.37% +3.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £16.04 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £19.17 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014, 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 11 (52.38%) Finance
1 11 (52.38%) Migration
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) Data Migration
3 9 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (38.10%) Data Modelling
4 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (28.57%) MS Office
6 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 6 (28.57%) Lync
7 5 (23.81%) Office 365
7 5 (23.81%) Data Mapping
7 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
7 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 5 (23.81%) Casewise
8 4 (19.05%) Teradata
8 4 (19.05%) Data Management
8 4 (19.05%) ETL
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle
9 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
9 3 (14.29%) Data Validation
9 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (9.52%) Data Governance
10 2 (9.52%) Knowledge Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 6 (28.57%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (9.52%) SQLPlus
5 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (9.52%) DB2
6 1 (4.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Toad
1 2 (9.52%) Selenium
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 10 (47.62%) Data Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Data Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modeller
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Data Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Taxonomies
2 2 (9.52%) GIS
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Migration
2 10 (47.62%) Data Migration
3 8 (38.10%) Data Modelling
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) Data Mapping
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Data Management
6 3 (14.29%) Data Validation
7 2 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Use Case
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.52%) V-Model
7 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Casewise
3 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) Teradata
4 2 (9.52%) Informatica