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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 54 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.74% 2.83% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 3.53% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 7
Median daily rate £390 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £405 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 £19.96 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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
529 481 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.44% 80.03% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 384 328
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 10
Median hourly rate £46.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.04% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.22 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £36.26 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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
Newport - 7 £395 -
Cardiff +2 2 £388 +8.39% 1
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
2 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (25.00%) ERwin
2 4 (25.00%) CA
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Use Case
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
4 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 2 (12.50%) CMDB
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
5 1 (6.25%) Wireframes
5 1 (6.25%) Prototyping
5 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) ERwin
2 2 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Data Modeller
2 3 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Systems Validation Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.25%) IT Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Validation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) W3C
2 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
1 4 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
2 3 (18.75%) UML
2 3 (18.75%) Use Case
3 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Requirements Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
4 1 (6.25%) Prototyping
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (6.25%) GAMP
2 1 (6.25%) GxP
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.25%) IBM