The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 54 64 65
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.61% 1.87% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.59% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 8
Average daily rate
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£513 £375 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +48.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £160 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £464 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
584 733 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.20% 72.07% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 374 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Reading region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) LTE
3 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
4 9 (26.47%) Degree
5 8 (23.53%) Project Management
5 8 (23.53%) Finance
6 6 (17.65%) .NET
6 6 (17.65%) VoIP
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.65%) Data Validation
7 5 (14.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (14.71%) VoLTE
7 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) 3G
7 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
7 5 (14.71%) Data Mining
8 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Oracle Spatial
8 4 (11.76%) ArcObjects
8 4 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Statistics
8 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
8 4 (11.76%) GIS
8 4 (11.76%) ESRI
8 4 (11.76%) ArcGIS
8 4 (11.76%) Legal
8 4 (11.76%) ETL
8 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (11.76%) Oracle
8 4 (11.76%) Java

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Spatial
1 4 (11.76%) ArcGIS
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) LTE
2 6 (17.65%) VoIP
3 5 (14.71%) VoLTE
3 5 (14.71%) 3G
4 4 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
5 2 (5.88%) DNS
5 2 (5.88%) SAN
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.94%) NAS
6 1 (2.94%) SGSN
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.94%) FWSM
6 1 (2.94%) HSPA
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.94%) IGRP
6 1 (2.94%) MPLS
6 1 (2.94%) OSPF
6 1 (2.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) Data Mining
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.94%) Firebug
1 1 (2.94%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
1 1 (2.94%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
1 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 8 (23.53%) Finance
3 4 (11.76%) Legal
4 3 (8.82%) General Ledger
5 2 (5.88%) Retail
5 2 (5.88%) Multimedia
5 2 (5.88%) Billing
6 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) OSS Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Information Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Transition Manager
6 2 (5.88%) GIS Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Senior GIS Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Information Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.88%) Backup Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) ArcObjects
3 3 (8.82%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) RESTful
4 1 (2.94%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.94%) Ext JS
4 1 (2.94%) Dojo
4 1 (2.94%) GWT
4 1 (2.94%) jQuery
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) DOM
4 1 (2.94%) XSL
4 1 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) J2EE
4 1 (2.94%) XHTML
4 1 (2.94%) JSON
4 1 (2.94%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Statistics
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.76%) GIS
3 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) W3C
5 1 (2.94%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.94%) Handset
5 1 (2.94%) Replication
5 1 (2.94%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Project Management
2 6 (17.65%) Data Validation
3 4 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 4 (11.76%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (11.76%) ETL
3 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.82%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (5.88%) Network Design
5 2 (5.88%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) ERP
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Load Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Time Management
6 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.94%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) Java
3 3 (8.82%) Python
3 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) Apex Code
5 1 (2.94%) SOQL
5 1 (2.94%) SOSL
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.94%) Tcl
5 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
1 1 (2.94%) WCAG
1 1 (2.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.94%) Salt
2 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (11.76%) ESRI
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) Brocade
4 2 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (2.94%) Tektronix
5 1 (2.94%) F5
5 1 (2.94%) CA
5 1 (2.94%) Veritas
5 1 (2.94%) Apple
5 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) Meridio