Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 58 58
Rank change year-on-year -28 0 +19
Contract jobs citing Validation 28 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.56% 2.17% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.87% 2.69% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 22
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £463 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +10.12% -6.67%
10th Percentile £384 £358 £263
90th Percentile £543 £566 £669
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -
10th Percentile £41.25 £42.50 £31.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £39.50
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.44% +20.00% -3.85%

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 1,499 856 1,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 83.74% 80.75% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,015 566 695
Wiltshire median daily rate £475 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.83% +8.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £318 £292 £244
90th Percentile £668 £602 £575
South West median daily rate £450 £410 £385
% change year-on-year +9.76% +6.49% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 18 30
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.60% +10.00%
10th Percentile £22.13 £11.37 £29.75
90th Percentile £49.03 £47.15 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% +0.63%

Validation
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

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

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

Validation
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 17 June 2019. 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 -27 12 £475 +5.56% 1
Corsham -25 8 £475 +12.83%
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Project Management
2 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
3 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) SAP
4 7 (25.00%) DevOps
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
5 6 (21.43%) Service Management
5 6 (21.43%) Finance
5 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (21.43%) Scrum
5 6 (21.43%) Military
6 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
6 5 (17.86%) CRM
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) APMP
6 5 (17.86%) Workshop Facilitation
7 4 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
7 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) Billing
7 4 (14.29%) UML
8 3 (10.71%) C
8 3 (10.71%) Migration
8 3 (10.71%) SAP CRM
8 3 (10.71%) Workflow

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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 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (3.57%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (3.57%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.57%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.57%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (3.57%) Base SAS
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) BigQuery
1 1 (3.57%) Bigtable
1 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.57%) Power BI
1 1 (3.57%) QlikView
1 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (3.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (7.14%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (7.14%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (3.57%) GoogleTest
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
1 6 (21.43%) Military
2 4 (14.29%) Billing
3 3 (10.71%) Back Office
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Aerospace
4 2 (7.14%) Publishing
5 1 (3.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
2 3 (10.71%) Developer
2 3 (10.71%) Service Management Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Service Management Project Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Service Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
3 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Data Manager
4 1 (3.57%) SAS Developer
4 1 (3.57%) Security Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Flex
1 2 (7.14%) JFC
2 1 (3.57%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.14%) TMS320
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) FreeRTOS
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) ThreadX
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Project Management
3 7 (25.00%) DevOps
4 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) Service Management
4 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.86%) CRM
5 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.86%) Workshop Facilitation
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (14.29%) UML
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 3 (10.71%) NsoIT
7 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (10.71%) Workflow
8 2 (7.14%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) C
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) APMP
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) IIBA
4 1 (3.57%) ISEB
4 1 (3.57%) VCAP
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) MISRA
1 2 (7.14%) MISRA C
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) RMADS
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.57%) NetIQ Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) SAP
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Ariba
4 1 (3.57%) DataFlux
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) hybris
4 1 (3.57%) NetIQ
4 1 (3.57%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau
4 1 (3.57%) Talend
4 1 (3.57%) Teradata
4 1 (3.57%) VMware