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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 37 39 44
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.35% 1.24% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 1.59% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Median daily rate £430 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +50.00%  
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 £36.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.94% +8.57%  

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 272 251 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 79.77% 77.71% 81.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 175 228
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% -23.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Swindon

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Data Quality
3 5 (41.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (41.67%) Data Integration
3 5 (41.67%) SAS
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Base SAS
3 5 (41.67%) Data Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Data Governance
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) Scorecard
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (16.67%) Informatica
5 2 (16.67%) VBA
5 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) ETL
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Murex
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management

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Top Related 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 5 (41.67%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Base SAS
1 5 (41.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) SAS Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Data Governance Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Governance Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Data Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Data Integration
1 5 (41.67%) Data Validation
1 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Data Governance
2 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 2 (16.67%) ERP
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 2 (16.67%) Scorecard
2 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Informatica
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Murex
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Talend