The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Swindon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 35 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.15% 1.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.03% 1.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate £475 £115 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+313.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
347 215 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 78.15% 79.63% 69.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 176 189
Average daily rate £413 £423 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.37% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
Wiltshire

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Swindon region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Swindon region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 16 (80.00%) Java
1 16 (80.00%) WebLogic
1 16 (80.00%) LDAP
1 16 (80.00%) SSL
1 16 (80.00%) Configuration Management
1 16 (80.00%) X.509
1 16 (80.00%) Subversion
1 16 (80.00%) Spring
1 16 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (70.00%) Oracle
3 13 (65.00%) SAML
4 9 (45.00%) JAX-WS
5 8 (40.00%) Confluence
5 8 (40.00%) JIRA
5 8 (40.00%) jQuery
5 8 (40.00%) Maven
5 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (40.00%) Scrum
5 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (40.00%) Ant
5 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (40.00%) Eclipse
5 8 (40.00%) WSDL
5 8 (40.00%) XML Schema
5 8 (40.00%) IIS
5 8 (40.00%) CSS
5 8 (40.00%) Web Services
5 8 (40.00%) XML
6 7 (35.00%) UNIX
6 7 (35.00%) Linux

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 16 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (40.00%) Confluence
2 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (40.00%) IIS
3 7 (35.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) LDAP
1 16 (80.00%) SSL
1 16 (80.00%) X.509
2 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (80.00%) Subversion
1 16 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (40.00%) JIRA
2 8 (40.00%) Maven
2 8 (40.00%) Ant
2 8 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (35.00%) Gradle
4 6 (30.00%) Mockito
4 6 (30.00%) JUnit
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) WebLogic Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Security Designer
3 7 (35.00%) Designer
4 6 (30.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 6 (30.00%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (30.00%) Senior WebLogic Developer
4 6 (30.00%) Consultant
4 6 (30.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (25.00%) Senior Designer
6 3 (15.00%) WebLogic Consultant
7 2 (10.00%) SAS Developer
8 1 (5.00%) UI Programmer
8 1 (5.00%) UI Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Java Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Cisco Expert
8 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
8 1 (5.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) Spring
2 13 (65.00%) SAML
3 9 (45.00%) JAX-WS
4 8 (40.00%) jQuery
4 8 (40.00%) WSDL
4 8 (40.00%) XML Schema
4 8 (40.00%) CSS
4 8 (40.00%) Web Services
4 8 (40.00%) XML
5 7 (35.00%) Spring MVC
6 5 (25.00%) Guice
7 1 (5.00%) CSS3
7 1 (5.00%) PowerMock
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (15.00%) Web Development
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) B2B
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCDE
1 1 (5.00%) CCVP
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) CCIE
1 1 (5.00%) CCNP
1 1 (5.00%) CCDA
1 1 (5.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco