Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 52 79
Rank change year-on-year -11 +27 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.99% 3.26% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.52% 3.91% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 11
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +21.62%
10th Percentile £365 £242 £413
90th Percentile £516 £613 £508
South West median daily rate £401 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.59% -5.56% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - £35.00 -
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -5.06% +4.66%

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 832 1,100 1,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 79.01% 83.27% 81.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 737 747
Wiltshire median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
South West median daily rate £405 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +1.89% +6.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 34
Wiltshire median hourly rate £33.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +10.00% +76.39%
10th Percentile £17.50 £31.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.24 £47.05 £49.18
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £39.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -21.52% -1.25% +19.69%

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

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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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 12 £450 +5.88% 3
Chippenham +3 4 - -
Corsham +9 3 £421 +51.03%
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) Base SAS
2 6 (28.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 6 (28.57%) SAS Macro
2 6 (28.57%) Data Validation
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 6 (28.57%) ETL
2 6 (28.57%) SAS
2 6 (28.57%) DataFlux
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (19.05%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (19.05%) Military
5 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 3 (14.29%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Big Data
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (14.29%) Coaching
5 3 (14.29%) Apache Hive
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing

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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 6 (28.57%) SAS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
1 2 (9.52%) SNMP
1 2 (9.52%) SSH
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Base SAS
1 6 (28.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (14.29%) Apache Hive
2 3 (14.29%) Big Data
2 3 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Gatling
1 1 (4.76%) JMeter
1 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Military
3 1 (4.76%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) SAS Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Management Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) SAS Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Service Manager
4 2 (9.52%) System Design Authority
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Data Validation
1 6 (28.57%) ETL
1 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (14.29%) Coaching
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (9.52%) MODAF
5 2 (9.52%) Network Management
5 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
5 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 2 (9.52%) Workflow
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SAS Macro
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) APMP
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) GDPR
2 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 2 (9.52%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) DataFlux
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Micro Focus
3 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
3 2 (9.52%) Splunk
3 2 (9.52%) Trend Micro
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Mercator
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Siebel
4 1 (4.76%) Veracode