Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 January 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 85 77
Rank change year-on-year -4 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.69% 1.36% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.61% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 22
Wales median daily rate £355 £400 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +20.75% -11.67%
10th Percentile £308 £313 £290
90th Percentile £428 £459 £405
UK median daily rate £450 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +12.22% +0.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £19.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +188.08% +81.45%
UK median hourly rate £41.58 £40.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +3.94% +1.91% +12.14%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,090 1,182 1,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.91% 84.55% 82.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 857 878
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £213 £190 £238
90th Percentile £560 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 53
Wales median hourly rate £35.50 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.22% +12.50% +2.40%
10th Percentile £13.53 £10.75 £10.40
90th Percentile £77.50 £60.38 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.42 £23.35
% change year-on-year -3.77% +4.58% +16.75%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Wales

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Wales

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Wales

Validation
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
South Wales +2 9 £355 -8.97% 17
Validation
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
4 1 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Credit Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Report Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Casewise
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) PTC
3 1 (11.11%) Tableau