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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 45 74 42
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -32
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.58% 0.86% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.04% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Median daily rate £380 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £414 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
421 579 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.04% 83.31% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 449 326
Median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 5
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% -53.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £58.50 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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
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 24 September 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 +20 3 £325 - 1
Newport +10 2 £390 -6.58% 1
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Use Case
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (13.33%) CMDB
4 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework

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 (6.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Change Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Data Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) ArcObjects
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) CMDB
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Life Science
3 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Use Case
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Human Factors
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) SysML
5 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle