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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 45 42 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.77% 1.66% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 2.06% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate £488 £550 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +62.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £360 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.74% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
Validation
Wiltshire

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
308 339 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 78.97% 80.52% 75.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 249 186
Average daily rate £388 £475 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £21.47 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.09% -10.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
3 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Metadata Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) SAS
3 1 (16.67%) ISDN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) SLA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) SAS
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) BGP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) IPsec
1 1 (16.67%) ISDN
1 1 (16.67%) Junos
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) OSPF
1 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (16.67%) VLAN
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) Base SAS
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Database Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) DataPower
1 1 (16.67%) e-Learning
1 1 (16.67%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Business Transformation
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) ISMS
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Metadata Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CIPD
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
1 1 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Intel
1 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
1 1 (16.67%) IronPort
1 1 (16.67%) Juniper
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire