The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 49 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.26% 1.78% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.21% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 6
Median daily rate £413 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £344 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £8.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
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
425 680 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.30% 80.47% 81.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 474 429
Median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £463 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% -39.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £12.07 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £21.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +9 7 £413 +3.12%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 15 (45.45%) Migration
2 14 (42.42%) Service Management
3 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 12 (36.36%) CMDB
4 10 (30.30%) ITIL
5 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
5 8 (24.24%) MS Office
5 8 (24.24%) Change Management
6 7 (21.21%) ITIL V3
7 6 (18.18%) Release Management
7 6 (18.18%) Oracle
8 5 (15.15%) SQL
8 5 (15.15%) QA
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
9 4 (12.12%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (12.12%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
9 4 (12.12%) Data Quality
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
9 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
9 4 (12.12%) Windows
9 4 (12.12%) Workflow
9 4 (12.12%) HP
9 4 (12.12%) ITSM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
1 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.06%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
1 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Change Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Release Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Change and Release Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Deployment Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) HPUX Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) ArcObjects
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) CMDB
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) HPUX
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Migration
2 14 (42.42%) Service Management
3 10 (30.30%) ITIL
4 8 (24.24%) Change Management
5 7 (21.21%) ITIL V3
6 6 (18.18%) Release Management
7 4 (12.12%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
7 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
7 4 (12.12%) ITSM
7 4 (12.12%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.12%) Workflow
8 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.09%) Data Flow Diagram
8 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) BMC Marimba
2 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 4 (12.12%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) BMC
4 2 (6.06%) IBM
4 2 (6.06%) InterSystems
4 2 (6.06%) Remedy
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.06%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) ArcSight