The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills 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 Validation over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 32 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.41% 0.61% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.68% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £372 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +18.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +19.04%
Validation
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
342 386 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 72.92% 78.94% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 237 144
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.90 £35.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +159.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £15.85 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Validation
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 Validation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cardiff +13 9 £400 -5.88% 1
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 10 (41.67%) Migration
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Data Migration
2 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
4 7 (29.17%) MS Office
4 7 (29.17%) Degree
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) XML
6 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
6 5 (20.83%) Scrum
6 5 (20.83%) QA
6 5 (20.83%) Data Management
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
7 4 (16.67%) Casewise
7 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
7 4 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.67%) Data Mapping
7 4 (16.67%) V-Model
7 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 4 (16.67%) Office 365
7 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (16.67%) SharePoint

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (29.17%) MS Office
3 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.17%) MS Project
4 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.33%) SQLPlus
4 2 (8.33%) DB2
5 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
1 3 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (8.33%) Toad
3 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (8.33%) Back Office
5 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) IT Support
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) Java EE
2 1 (4.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) PMI
3 1 (4.17%) GIS
3 1 (4.17%) Life Science
3 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Migration
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Data Migration
3 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
3 5 (20.83%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Data Management
4 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 4 (16.67%) V-Model
4 4 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) ETL
5 3 (12.50%) UML
5 3 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (12.50%) Use Case
5 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 4 (16.67%) GxP
3 3 (12.50%) SLA
4 2 (8.33%) ISO 9000
4 2 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Casewise
3 3 (12.50%) IBM
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Informatica
5 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
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