The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 40 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.52% 0.74% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.94% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate
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£455 £110 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+313.63% -75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
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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 Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
286 320 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 74.09% 79.01% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 245 209
Average daily rate £403 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 11
Average hourly rate £13.75 £28.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.17% +82.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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
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 30 June 2015, 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 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) DataPower
2 1 (20.00%) XACML
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XSD
2 1 (20.00%) XSL
2 1 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SOA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) Telnet
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) PHP Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Python Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Python Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XSD
1 1 (20.00%) XSL
1 1 (20.00%) XSLT
1 1 (20.00%) WSDL
1 1 (20.00%) SAML
1 1 (20.00%) XACML
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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