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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 32 28 41
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 15 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.63% 1.95% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.52% 2.62% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £463 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +302.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% -
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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
332 229 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 80.39% 74.35% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 181 246
Average daily rate £475 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.49% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £200 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +56.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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 13 (59.09%) SAS
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
1 13 (59.09%) Base SAS
1 13 (59.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 13 (59.09%) Regression Analysis
1 13 (59.09%) Time Series Analysis
2 11 (50.00%) Financial Modelling
3 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (36.36%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 3 (13.64%) SAP ERP
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) SAP
5 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
5 3 (13.64%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (9.09%) Line Management
6 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) QA
7 1 (4.55%) Retail
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security
7 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
7 1 (4.55%) ITSM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 13 (59.09%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) Base SAS
1 13 (59.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (4.55%) Big Data
General
1 13 (59.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) SAS Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Research Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (4.55%) Python Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Python Programmer
4 1 (4.55%) Research Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Programmer
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Regression Analysis
1 13 (59.09%) Time Series Analysis
2 11 (50.00%) Financial Modelling
3 9 (40.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (36.36%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) Business Transformation
5 3 (13.64%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (9.09%) Line Management
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
7 1 (4.55%) ITSM
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Project Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) SAP
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Splunk
3 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow