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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 44 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.32% 0.45% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 0.65% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 2
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£350 £575 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.30 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +6.57%
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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
445 306 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 77.80% 68.15% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 201 163
Average daily rate £350 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.58 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +3.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £25.30 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 - 11 £350 -
Torfaen - - - -
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Validation
Wales

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 11 (37.93%) Migration
3 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
3 10 (34.48%) Data Migration
4 9 (31.03%) Data Management
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) Data Modelling
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
5 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (20.69%) QA
7 6 (20.69%) Lync
7 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
7 6 (20.69%) ISEB
7 6 (20.69%) MS Office
8 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
8 5 (17.24%) ISO 9000
8 5 (17.24%) ISO 9001
8 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
8 5 (17.24%) Office 365
8 5 (17.24%) Software Deployment
8 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.24%) Data Mapping
8 5 (17.24%) Casewise
8 5 (17.24%) Software Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
1 6 (20.69%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
3 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.34%) Data Mining
5 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.90%) SQLPlus
5 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.90%) DB2
6 1 (3.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Toad
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.45%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (37.93%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Data Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Quality Manager
4 3 (10.34%) QA Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Tester
5 2 (6.90%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) Ajax
1 1 (3.45%) Java EE
1 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) PMI
4 2 (6.90%) GIS
4 2 (6.90%) Taxonomies
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Migration
3 10 (34.48%) Data Migration
4 9 (31.03%) Data Management
5 8 (27.59%) Scrum
5 8 (27.59%) Data Modelling
6 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Data Mapping
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
6 5 (17.24%) Software Deployment
7 4 (13.79%) ETL
8 3 (10.34%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Use Case
8 3 (10.34%) Data Validation
8 3 (10.34%) Coaching
9 2 (6.90%) Data Governance
9 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) C++
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
4 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
4 3 (10.34%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
2 5 (17.24%) ISO 9000
2 5 (17.24%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Casewise
3 4 (13.79%) Teradata
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Informatica
5 1 (3.45%) IBM