Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 54 66
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 47 37 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.99% 2.95% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.40% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 11
Wiltshire median daily rate £438 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +45.16% -22.01%
10th Percentile £358 £304 £280
90th Percentile £566 £562 £475
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% - -
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +13.64% +6.21% -3.33%

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 1,361 1,087 1,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 86.69% 86.54% 83.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 723 726
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £420 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +10.53% -2.25%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 24 22
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +0.67% +24.17%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.00 £12.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.33 £73.83
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.67%

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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 October 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 -2 23 £425 +3.03% 8
Salisbury -17 10 £500 -5.66% 1
Corsham -1 6 £371 -5.48% 1
Chippenham +4 2 £400 - 1
Validation
South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) Migration
4 9 (19.15%) SQL
4 9 (19.15%) Unix
4 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
4 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (17.02%) CyberArk
5 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
5 8 (17.02%) SAS
5 8 (17.02%) Data Validation
5 8 (17.02%) Base SAS
5 8 (17.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 8 (17.02%) DataFlux
5 8 (17.02%) SAS Macro
6 7 (14.89%) Service Management
6 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
7 6 (12.77%) Linux
8 5 (10.64%) Apache Hive
8 5 (10.64%) Big Data
8 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
8 5 (10.64%) Oracle
9 4 (8.51%) ETL
9 4 (8.51%) Finance
9 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.38%) Use Case

Validation
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 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
2 8 (17.02%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.13%) VPN
1 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.13%) Wireless
1 1 (2.13%) ZigBee
1 1 (2.13%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Base SAS
1 8 (17.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 5 (10.64%) Apache Hive
2 5 (10.64%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JMeter
1 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Military
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) CyberArk Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) SAS Developer
3 7 (14.89%) Architect
3 7 (14.89%) CyberArk Specialist
4 6 (12.77%) Data Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Data Centre Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Designer
6 3 (6.38%) Requirements Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.13%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.13%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.13%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Unix
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) CentOS
3 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows
5 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Migration
2 8 (17.02%) Data Validation
3 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (14.89%) Service Management
4 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.51%) ETL
5 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.38%) Information Management
6 3 (6.38%) Open Source
6 3 (6.38%) Programme Management
6 3 (6.38%) Release Management
6 3 (6.38%) Requirements Management
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.38%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.38%) Use Case
7 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
7 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) SAS Macro
3 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.38%) C
5 2 (4.26%) Python
6 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) Groovy
6 1 (2.13%) Java
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.13%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) CyberArk
1 8 (17.02%) DataFlux
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) HP