Period
to 24 June 2018

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 6 months to 24 June 2018 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
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 52 53
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.22% 2.06% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.77% 2.45% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 7
Swindon median daily rate £450 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +20.00%
10th Percentile £368 £342 £420
90th Percentile £569 £498 £500
Wiltshire median daily rate £463 £428 £450
% change year-on-year +8.19% -5.00% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +28.57% - -

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 Swindon with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Swindon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 470 572 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 80.34% 84.37% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 373 362
Swindon median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Swindon median hourly rate £21.14 £33.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.36% +50.00% +32.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.83 £11.70
90th Percentile £44.23 £56.00 £43.18
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.67% +92.31%

Validation
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 6 months to 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for Validation.

1 8 (61.54%) ETL
2 6 (46.15%) SAS
2 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) DataFlux
2 6 (46.15%) SAS Macro
2 6 (46.15%) Base SAS
2 6 (46.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 6 (46.15%) Data Validation
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) Apache Hive
4 3 (23.08%) Big Data
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
5 2 (15.38%) Docker
5 2 (15.38%) Master Data Management
5 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
5 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (15.38%) SSH
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (15.38%) QA
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (15.38%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing

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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 6 (46.15%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) SNMP
1 2 (15.38%) SSH
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Base SAS
1 6 (46.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (23.08%) Apache Hive
2 3 (23.08%) Big Data
2 3 (23.08%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) SAS Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Management Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Network Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) SAS Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) ETL Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) SAS Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) SAS ETL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Transformation Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Tuning Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Unix
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ETL
2 6 (46.15%) Data Validation
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Master Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Network Management
4 2 (15.38%) Release Management
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Line Management
5 1 (7.69%) Matrix Management
5 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (7.69%) Strategic Thinking
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SAS Macro
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) DataFlux
2 2 (15.38%) Micro Focus
2 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
2 2 (15.38%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) Mercator
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Siebel