Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 16 August 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 61 70
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 +3
Contract jobs citing Validation 30 34 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.37% 2.55% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.96% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 12
Wiltshire median daily rate £490 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% - +13.21%
10th Percentile £365 £300 £323
90th Percentile £544 £675 £504
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £449
% change year-on-year - -5.29% +28.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.29% - -
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +5.29%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,073 1,148 1,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 84.62% 86.06% 81.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 711 740 714
Wiltshire median daily rate £438 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +7.79% -3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £258
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South West median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 24
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.00 £38.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.94% +71.43%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.00 £17.48
90th Percentile £47.25 £47.50 £49.18
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £39.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.95% +6.29%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Wiltshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Wiltshire

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Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Swindon -4 13 £425 -5.56%
Salisbury - 7 £500 -
Chippenham +5 4 - - 1
Corsham +8 2 £421 +12.27%
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
5 6 (20.00%) Linux
5 6 (20.00%) Migration
5 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (16.67%) Service Management
6 5 (16.67%) Military
6 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.67%) ETL
7 4 (13.33%) ITIL
7 4 (13.33%) Unix
7 4 (13.33%) SQL
7 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (13.33%) CyberArk
7 4 (13.33%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (10.00%) DevOps
8 3 (10.00%) Base SAS
8 3 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (10.00%) Data Validation
8 3 (10.00%) SAS Macro
8 3 (10.00%) DataFlux
8 3 (10.00%) Release Management
8 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Management Information System

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) SNMP
2 1 (3.33%) SSH
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) Base SAS
1 3 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (6.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JMeter
1 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 5 (16.67%) Military
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) CyberArk Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) CyberArk Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Data Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Data Centre Architect
4 3 (10.00%) SAS Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) System Design Authority
5 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Unix
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) CentOS
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) ETL
2 5 (16.67%) Service Management
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Data Validation
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Release Management
4 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Coaching
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) MODAF
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) C
2 3 (10.00%) SAS Macro
3 2 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) APMP
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.33%) Perfmon
3 1 (3.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) CyberArk
3 3 (10.00%) DataFlux
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Trend Micro
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Mercator
5 1 (3.33%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.33%) Splunk