The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Statistics in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Statistics over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Statistics
Rank 73 55 37
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs citing Statistics 7 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.87% 0.17% 3.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.28% 0.79% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 15
Average daily rate
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£275 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -5.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.56% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +2.77%
Statistics
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
307 126 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.18% 21.72% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 57 82
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £217 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 8
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.31 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.82% -70.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.33 £11.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.66 £22.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

Statistics
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Statistics across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Statistics Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Statistics
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Statistics Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Statistics
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Statistics Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Statistics
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Statistics within the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 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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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
South Wales -5 7 £275 -38.88% 3
North Wales - - - -
Statistics
UK

Statistics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Statistics 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 Statistics.

1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Coaching
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) JMeter
4 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 4 (23.53%) LoadUI
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (23.53%) Rational Performance Tester
4 4 (23.53%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
5 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) ISEB
6 2 (11.76%) IBM Certification
6 2 (11.76%) Ingres
6 2 (11.76%) SAS
6 2 (11.76%) OpenROAD
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) UNIX
6 2 (11.76%) Windows
6 2 (11.76%) AIX
6 2 (11.76%) Linux

Statistics
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Statistics 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 Statistics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SAS
1 2 (11.76%) OpenROAD
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.88%) SPSS
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Ingres
2 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) JMeter
1 4 (23.53%) Rational Performance Tester
1 4 (23.53%) LoadUI
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (17.65%) DBA
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) OpenROAD Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Information Assurance Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Information Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SPSS Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) AIX
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Performance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Coaching
4 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.88%) SEO
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) IBM Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Northgate
3 1 (5.88%) Capita