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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 60 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.69% 1.62% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.35% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £400 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £660 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
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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
730 596 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.71% 69.06% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 307 355
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.67 £59.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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%) TCP/IP
2 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (26.47%) UNIX
3 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
3 9 (26.47%) Migration
3 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 8 (23.53%) ETL
4 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (20.59%) Project Management
5 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
5 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) LTE
6 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (17.65%) JSON
6 6 (17.65%) JIRA
6 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Ab Initio
6 6 (17.65%) 3G
6 6 (17.65%) SNMP
6 6 (17.65%) Python
6 6 (17.65%) AIX
6 6 (17.65%) DB2
6 6 (17.65%) XML
6 6 (17.65%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (17.65%) Capacity Management
6 6 (17.65%) Agile Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
1 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Lync
3 2 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (32.35%) TCP/IP
2 6 (17.65%) LTE
2 6 (17.65%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (17.65%) SNMP
2 6 (17.65%) 3G
3 5 (14.71%) VoIP
3 5 (14.71%) DNS
3 5 (14.71%) Firewall
4 4 (11.76%) 4G
4 4 (11.76%) SMTP
4 4 (11.76%) BGP
5 3 (8.82%) SMS
6 2 (5.88%) RIP
6 2 (5.88%) PBX
6 2 (5.88%) SDH
6 2 (5.88%) DOCSIS
6 2 (5.88%) Telnet
6 2 (5.88%) VRRP
6 2 (5.88%) DWDM
6 2 (5.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) DB2
2 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JIRA
General
1 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.76%) Front Office
2 4 (11.76%) Back Office
3 2 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Test Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) IP Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Administrator
5 1 (2.94%) Deployment Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
1 6 (17.65%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (14.71%) Client/Server
3 4 (11.76%) Statistics
4 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.88%) Video on Demand
4 2 (5.88%) MPEG
4 2 (5.88%) DTV
4 2 (5.88%) GIS
4 2 (5.88%) Streaming Video
4 2 (5.88%) STB
4 2 (5.88%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) UNIX
2 6 (17.65%) AIX
3 5 (14.71%) Windows 2000
3 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.71%) Windows 2000 Server
3 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.71%) Windows
4 1 (2.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Migration
1 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) ETL
3 7 (20.59%) Project Management
4 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Capacity Management
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Testing
5 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
6 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.76%) Network Design
6 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 4 (11.76%) Fault Management
7 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.88%) DRM
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL
8 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) Python
3 3 (8.82%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) MCTS
3 4 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (14.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Ab Initio
3 4 (11.76%) Huawei
4 2 (5.88%) Tektronix
4 2 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (5.88%) ComArch
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe
4 2 (5.88%) Avaya
4 2 (5.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (5.88%) Apple
4 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.88%) Cramer
5 1 (2.94%) Alias
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