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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 46 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.00% 1.33% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.66% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Median daily rate £400 £425 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +16.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £362 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £447 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £8.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
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
394 483 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.80% 80.37% 81.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 370 348
Median daily rate £390 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.58% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.85 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.80% -38.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.81 £9.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.50 £26.25 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +14 4 £388 -6.06%
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) Service Management
2 6 (31.58%) CMDB
3 5 (26.32%) Release Management
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.53%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) InterSystems
6 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
6 2 (10.53%) Symantec
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Unix
6 2 (10.53%) HPUX
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (10.53%) ERP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) InterSystems Cache
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Change Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Change and Release Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Release Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Change Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) HPUX Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) ArcObjects
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) CMDB
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) HPUX
1 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Migration
2 6 (31.58%) Service Management
3 5 (26.32%) Release Management
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) ERP
5 2 (10.53%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) V-Model
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) InterSystems
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) ArcSight