Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 48 59
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 26 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.83% 2.34% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 2.73% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 6
Swindon median daily rate £425 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +1.75%
10th Percentile £353 £338 £313
90th Percentile £575 £731 £509
Wiltshire median daily rate £463 £450 £325
% change year-on-year +2.78% +38.46% -15.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 - -

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 794 622 569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 86.30% 85.79% 86.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 471 426
Swindon median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £275
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £460 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Swindon median hourly rate £43.75 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +236.54% -38.10% +32.28%
10th Percentile £25.13 £12.40 £18.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £28.75 £24.70
Wiltshire median hourly rate £44.38 £27.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +61.36% -28.57% +13.24%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 12 (46.15%) SQL
1 12 (46.15%) Unix
1 12 (46.15%) SAS
1 12 (46.15%) DataFlux
1 12 (46.15%) Base SAS
1 12 (46.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 12 (46.15%) Data Validation
1 12 (46.15%) SAS Macro
2 11 (42.31%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (34.62%) Apache Hive
3 9 (34.62%) Big Data
3 9 (34.62%) PL/SQL
4 8 (30.77%) CyberArk
4 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 3 (11.54%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 3 (11.54%) Windows
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 2 (7.69%) Software Packaging
7 2 (7.69%) ETL
7 2 (7.69%) SCCM
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
8 1 (3.85%) Back Office
8 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.85%) SAP CRM
8 1 (3.85%) VMware
8 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment

Validation
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 12 (46.15%) SAS
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) Base SAS
1 12 (46.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 9 (34.62%) Apache Hive
2 9 (34.62%) Big Data
3 2 (7.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
2 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
1 12 (46.15%) SAS Developer
2 8 (30.77%) CyberArk Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) CyberArk Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) CyberArk Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Financial Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Unix
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Data Validation
2 11 (42.31%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Business Process Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Kanban
5 1 (3.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SAS Macro
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) DataFlux
2 8 (30.77%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) VMware