The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.47% 1.73% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 2.32% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 286 259 292
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 84.37% 74.64% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 664 724
Median daily rate £400 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £925 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 23
Median hourly rate £13.86 £38.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +165.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £23.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.93 £40.25 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Swindon

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Swindon

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Swindon over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Swindon

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) SAP
2 6 (42.86%) Data Quality
3 4 (28.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Base SAS
3 4 (28.57%) Data Validation
3 4 (28.57%) Data Integration
3 4 (28.57%) CRM
3 4 (28.57%) ERP
3 4 (28.57%) SAS
3 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 4 (28.57%) Billing
4 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (14.29%) Informatica
4 2 (14.29%) NHS
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) VBA
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Spring
4 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 4 (28.57%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Base SAS
1 4 (28.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Billing
2 4 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) General Ledger
3 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) SAS Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Change Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Data Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Data Governance Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Designer
4 2 (14.29%) Governance Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Data Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Change Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) CRM
1 4 (28.57%) Data Integration
1 4 (28.57%) Data Validation
1 4 (28.57%) ERP
1 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
2 2 (14.29%) Data Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 2 (14.29%) Release Management
2 2 (14.29%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) Data Quality
2 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Informatica
2 2 (14.29%) ServiceNow