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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 35 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.06% 2.26% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 3.14% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 1
Average daily rate £325 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
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
360 223 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 86.75% 71.94% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 170 132
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £97.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -76.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (45.95%) Migration
1 17 (45.95%) MS Excel
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (37.84%) MS Office
3 13 (35.14%) ITIL
4 12 (32.43%) Service Management
5 10 (27.03%) Windows
5 10 (27.03%) CMDB
6 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (24.32%) Oracle
6 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
6 9 (24.32%) MS Visio
7 8 (21.62%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) Change Management
7 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 8 (21.62%) ITIL V3
8 7 (18.92%) Finance
9 6 (16.22%) XML
9 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
9 6 (16.22%) Data Quality
9 6 (16.22%) QA
9 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
9 6 (16.22%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (13.51%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (13.51%) Requirements Management
10 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
10 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (45.95%) MS Excel
2 14 (37.84%) MS Office
3 9 (24.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.11%) VPN
2 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.11%) Power BI
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.70%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Change Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) DBA
4 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Banking Business Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Release Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) SQL DBA
6 3 (8.11%) Data Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Knowledge Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Strategy Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Change and Release Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) HPUX Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) XML
2 1 (2.70%) J2SE
2 1 (2.70%) JavaFX
2 1 (2.70%) JSON
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) CMDB
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.41%) HPUX
3 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Migration
2 13 (35.14%) ITIL
3 12 (32.43%) Service Management
4 8 (21.62%) Change Management
4 8 (21.62%) ITIL V3
5 6 (16.22%) Data Cleansing
5 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
6 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.51%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (13.51%) Requirements Management
6 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.51%) Workflow
7 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Data Mapping
7 4 (10.81%) High Availability
7 4 (10.81%) ITSM
7 4 (10.81%) Release Management
7 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) MCSA
1 3 (8.11%) MCSE
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) Data Quality
1 6 (16.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) BMC
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) Remedy
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.70%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.70%) Symantec