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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 43 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.45% - 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% - 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£250 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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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
274 152 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 79.65% 64.41% 70.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 93 111
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.67 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.37% +27.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 9 (52.94%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Data Migration
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) Migration
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (23.53%) Teradata
5 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) ETL
5 4 (23.53%) Data Management
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (17.65%) Data Validation
6 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
6 3 (17.65%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Lync
7 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
7 2 (11.76%) Office 365
7 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Informatica

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
1 3 (17.65%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
4 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 2 (11.76%) SQLPlus
4 2 (11.76%) DB2
4 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (11.76%) Toad
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Data Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Modeller
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Taxonomies
2 2 (11.76%) GIS
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Data Migration
2 7 (41.18%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Data Modelling
4 4 (23.53%) ETL
4 4 (23.53%) Data Management
5 3 (17.65%) Data Validation
6 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Data Mapping
6 2 (11.76%) V-Model
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (11.76%) Use Case
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Teradata
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Informatica
3 2 (11.76%) Casewise