The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 54 49 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs citing Statistics 6 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.04% 0.65% 4.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 2.88% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 17
Average daily rate
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£275 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -13.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +27.27%
Statistics
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
168 104 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.02% 22.51% 26.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 56 74
Average daily rate £350 £330 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -72.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Statistics across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Statistics Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Statistics
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Statistics across the South Wales region.

Statistics Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Statistics
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Statistics across the South Wales region.

Statistics Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Statistics
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport -9 6 £275 -15.38% 13
Cardiff - - - -
Statistics
Wales

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Coaching
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
5 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
5 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 3 (17.65%) JMeter
5 3 (17.65%) SAS
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
5 3 (17.65%) LoadUI
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (17.65%) Rational Performance Tester
5 3 (17.65%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) OpenROAD
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) UNIX

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Statistics 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 Statistics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) SAS
2 2 (11.76%) OpenROAD
3 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) SPSS
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (11.76%) Ingres
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JMeter
1 3 (17.65%) LoadUI
1 3 (17.65%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Test Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
2 3 (17.65%) DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Statistical Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) OpenROAD Developer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Content Editor
4 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
2 2 (11.76%) Economics
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) AIX
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Coaching
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Change Management
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Logistic Regression
6 1 (5.88%) Cluster Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.88%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) IBM Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Northgate
2 1 (5.88%) Capita
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP