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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 67 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.67% 0.18% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.25% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Average daily rate
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£375 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 - £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.34% +7.57%
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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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
586 395 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 75.13% 71.43% 70.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 263 252
Average daily rate £375 £355 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £235 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Average hourly rate £21.86 £15.58 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.27% -59.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £18.59 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 September 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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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 +3 13 £375 - 11
West Wales - - - -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
3 9 (32.14%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (32.14%) Data Migration
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
6 6 (21.43%) MS Office
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) Lync
6 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (17.86%) Office 365
7 5 (17.86%) Data Mapping
7 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
7 5 (17.86%) ISEB
7 5 (17.86%) Casewise
7 5 (17.86%) Data Management
8 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Teradata
9 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
9 3 (10.71%) Banking
9 3 (10.71%) Data Mining
9 3 (10.71%) Oracle
9 3 (10.71%) Cognos

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 6 (21.43%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
1 9 (32.14%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.71%) Data Mining
4 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Data Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Business Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Data Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Quality Manager
4 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Business Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Cognos Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Cognos BI Developer
4 2 (7.14%) TM1 Developer
4 2 (7.14%) TM1 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) PMI
2 2 (7.14%) GIS
2 2 (7.14%) Taxonomies
2 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Data Migration
3 8 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Data Management
5 5 (17.86%) Data Mapping
6 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.71%) Software Deployment
8 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (7.14%) Data Governance
8 2 (7.14%) Coaching
8 2 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (7.14%) Use Case
8 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.57%) HND
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO 9000
1 3 (10.71%) ISO 9001
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Casewise
3 4 (14.29%) Teradata
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 3 (10.71%) Cognos
5 1 (3.57%) Imperva
5 1 (3.57%) F5
South Wales
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago