The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 35 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.70% - 2.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.46% - 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Average daily rate
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£364 - £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
289 191 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 77.90% 73.46% 66.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 128 85
Average daily rate £375 £335 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -12.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Validation
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 14 (93.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (26.67%) Casewise
4 4 (26.67%) Teradata
4 4 (26.67%) MS Office
4 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
4 4 (26.67%) Data Mapping
4 4 (26.67%) Lync
4 4 (26.67%) Office 365
5 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
7 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
7 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
7 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (6.67%) Taxonomies
7 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (6.67%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) ETL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (26.67%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
1 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (26.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (93.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Data Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modeller
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
1 1 (6.67%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
1 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Teradata
2 4 (26.67%) Casewise
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle