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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 65 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.46% 2.14% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 2.86% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -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
521 420 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 79.66% 74.73% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 305 228
Average daily rate £356 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.70 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
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 28 August 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 -21 2 £363 -17.14% 2
Newport - 1 £418 -
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (58.82%) SQL Server
1 10 (58.82%) Data Modelling
2 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
3 8 (47.06%) Logical Data Model
3 8 (47.06%) Reverse Engineering
3 8 (47.06%) Data Analysis
3 8 (47.06%) CA
3 8 (47.06%) ERwin
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (11.76%) Taxonomies
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) ETL
6 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) Data Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 9 (52.94%) Relational Database
3 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) ERwin
2 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Data Modeller
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Data Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) GIS
1 2 (11.76%) Taxonomies
2 1 (5.88%) Human Factors
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Data Modelling
2 8 (47.06%) Data Analysis
2 8 (47.06%) Reverse Engineering
2 8 (47.06%) Logical Data Model
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Data Governance
5 2 (11.76%) Data Management
5 2 (11.76%) ETL
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.88%) SysML
6 1 (5.88%) IT Governance
6 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.88%) Use Case
6 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) CA
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) IBM