The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 50 48 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 23 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.55% 2.45% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.11% 3.26% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 2
Average daily rate £325 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+34.92% -13.10%
Validation
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
559 522 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 86.27% 75.32% 76.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 318 223
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 12
Average hourly rate £47.29 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.17% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.10 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Validation
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 Validation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 23 £325 -18.75% 1
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 17 (42.50%) Migration
1 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.00%) MS Office
3 13 (32.50%) ITIL
4 12 (30.00%) Service Management
5 11 (27.50%) Oracle
6 10 (25.00%) Windows
6 10 (25.00%) CMDB
7 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
7 9 (22.50%) MS Visio
7 9 (22.50%) Change Management
8 8 (20.00%) SQL
8 8 (20.00%) ITIL V3
8 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (17.50%) Finance
10 6 (15.00%) XML
10 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
10 6 (15.00%) QA
10 6 (15.00%) Data Quality
10 6 (15.00%) Data Migration
10 6 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
11 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
11 5 (12.50%) Requirements Management
11 5 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
11 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (42.50%) MS Excel
2 14 (35.00%) MS Office
3 9 (22.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Internet
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.50%) VPN
2 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.50%) Power BI
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.50%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Change Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) DBA
4 6 (15.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Banking Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Release Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Knowledge Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Strategy Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Change and Release Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Deployment Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Finance Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) HPUX Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) J2SE
2 1 (2.50%) JavaFX
2 1 (2.50%) JSON
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) CMDB
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.00%) HPUX
3 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Migration
2 13 (32.50%) ITIL
3 12 (30.00%) Service Management
4 9 (22.50%) Change Management
5 8 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 6 (15.00%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (15.00%) Data Migration
7 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 5 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (12.50%) Requirements Management
7 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 5 (12.50%) Workflow
8 4 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 4 (10.00%) Data Mapping
8 4 (10.00%) High Availability
8 4 (10.00%) ITSM
8 4 (10.00%) Release Management
9 3 (7.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) MCSA
1 3 (7.50%) MCSE
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) Data Quality
1 6 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) WSUS
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (7.50%) SAP
5 2 (5.00%) BMC
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Remedy
5 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.50%) InterSystems
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec