Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 69 88
Rank change year-on-year -1 +19 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.63% 1.43% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.70% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 15
South Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +16.96% -8.80%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £313
90th Percentile £402 £488 £405
Wales median daily rate £368 £400 £342
% change year-on-year -8.13% +16.96% -8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £19.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +188.08% -
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £19.96
% change year-on-year - +188.08% -

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 791 939 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 83.62% 83.69% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 675 814
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £175 £222 £232
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
% change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 34
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.38 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.40% +15.75% +9.48%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.46 £9.58
90th Percentile £51.50 £61.25 £35.33
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -5.86%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in South Wales

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in South Wales

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in South Wales

Validation
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 6 £350 -12.50% 2
Validation
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Military
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (16.67%) Tableau
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Military
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Banking Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Banking Business Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Credit Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Report Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Tableau