The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 60 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.43% 2.04% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 2.63% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 8
Average daily rate £488 £450 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
Validation
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 533 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 77.81% 77.70% 76.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 379 261
Average daily rate £370 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 14
Average hourly rate £40.50 £28.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £28.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 8 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
Swindon -10 3 £488 +8.33% 5
Validation
South West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Release Management
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
5 2 (13.33%) MS Office
5 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 2 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.67%) VCE vBlock

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
2 1 (6.67%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) IBM SmartCloud
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) BGP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) IPsec
1 1 (6.67%) ISDN
1 1 (6.67%) Junos
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
1 1 (6.67%) OSPF
1 1 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Base SAS
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Avionics
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Database Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Process Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
5 1 (6.67%) RF Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) DataPower
1 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
1 1 (6.67%) e-Learning
1 1 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (6.67%) Learning Management System
1 1 (6.67%) VCE vBlock
1 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
4 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) CIPD
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
4 1 (6.67%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Intel
2 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
2 1 (6.67%) IronPort
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Sourcefire
2 1 (6.67%) Xilinx
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