The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wiltshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 54 43 55
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 15 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 2.11% 1.72% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 2.20% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Average daily rate £475 £255 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.27% -27.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
528 363 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 74.16% 78.23% 66.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 259 283
Average daily rate £400 £420 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 33
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
South West

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Swindon 0 14 £475 +313.04% 3
Melksham - - - -
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 18 (69.23%) Java
2 16 (61.54%) WebLogic
2 16 (61.54%) LDAP
2 16 (61.54%) SSL
2 16 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 16 (61.54%) X.509
2 16 (61.54%) Subversion
2 16 (61.54%) Spring
2 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
3 14 (53.85%) Oracle
4 13 (50.00%) SAML
5 10 (38.46%) Web Services
5 10 (38.46%) XML
5 10 (38.46%) Eclipse
6 9 (34.62%) JAX-WS
7 8 (30.77%) jQuery
7 8 (30.77%) JIRA
7 8 (30.77%) Maven
7 8 (30.77%) Confluence
7 8 (30.77%) WSDL
7 8 (30.77%) XML Schema
7 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
7 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 8 (30.77%) Ant
7 8 (30.77%) IIS
7 8 (30.77%) CSS
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) Scrum
8 7 (26.92%) MVC
8 7 (26.92%) JavaScript

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 16 (61.54%) WebLogic
2 8 (30.77%) Confluence
2 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 8 (30.77%) IIS
3 7 (26.92%) SAS
4 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) LDAP
1 16 (61.54%) SSL
1 16 (61.54%) X.509
2 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
1 2 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (61.54%) Subversion
1 16 (61.54%) Jenkins
2 10 (38.46%) Eclipse
3 8 (30.77%) JIRA
3 8 (30.77%) Maven
3 8 (30.77%) Ant
4 7 (26.92%) Gradle
4 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
5 6 (23.08%) Mockito
5 6 (23.08%) JUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) WebLogic Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Security Designer
3 7 (26.92%) Designer
4 6 (23.08%) Senior WebLogic Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Consultant
4 6 (23.08%) Senior Developer
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Designer
6 3 (11.54%) WebLogic Consultant
6 3 (11.54%) Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Programmer
7 2 (7.69%) SAS Developer
8 1 (3.85%) UI Programmer
8 1 (3.85%) UI Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (61.54%) Spring
2 13 (50.00%) SAML
3 10 (38.46%) Web Services
3 10 (38.46%) XML
4 9 (34.62%) JAX-WS
5 8 (30.77%) jQuery
5 8 (30.77%) WSDL
5 8 (30.77%) XML Schema
5 8 (30.77%) CSS
6 7 (26.92%) Spring MVC
7 5 (19.23%) Guice
8 2 (7.69%) Servlets
8 2 (7.69%) SOAP
8 2 (7.69%) XML Messaging
8 2 (7.69%) REST
9 1 (3.85%) CSS3
9 1 (3.85%) PowerMock
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) UNIX
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Configuration Management
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Scrum
3 7 (26.92%) MVC
4 5 (19.23%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 3 (11.54%) ITSM
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) Information Management
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) Release Management
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.69%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CCDE
3 1 (3.85%) CCVP
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) CCDA
3 1 (3.85%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft