The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 59 69 47
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 6 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.36% 0.62% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 0.91% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 13
Average daily rate
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£400 - £265
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
602 662 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.33% 67.97% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 283 306
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Validation
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) Degree
3 9 (21.43%) XML
3 9 (21.43%) LTE
4 7 (16.67%) HTML
4 7 (16.67%) XHTML
4 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 7 (16.67%) VoIP
4 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (14.29%) CSS
5 6 (14.29%) DOM
5 6 (14.29%) Windows
5 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (14.29%) Finance
5 6 (14.29%) GWT
5 6 (14.29%) jQuery
5 6 (14.29%) Firebug
5 6 (14.29%) Ext JS
5 6 (14.29%) Data Validation
5 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.90%) .NET
6 5 (11.90%) Oracle
6 5 (11.90%) W3C
6 5 (11.90%) Project Management
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) Ajax
6 5 (11.90%) WCAG
6 5 (11.90%) Dojo
7 4 (9.52%) Data Mining

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.14%) ArcGIS
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) LTE
2 7 (16.67%) VoIP
3 4 (9.52%) 3G
3 4 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (7.14%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.76%) DNS
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
5 2 (4.76%) Internet
5 2 (4.76%) HSPA
5 2 (4.76%) VoLTE
5 2 (4.76%) WCDMA
6 1 (2.38%) SMTP
6 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.38%) FTP
6 1 (2.38%) HTTP
6 1 (2.38%) WAN
6 1 (2.38%) ATM
6 1 (2.38%) LAN
6 1 (2.38%) 3GPP
6 1 (2.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Data Mining
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) IDOL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Firebug
2 4 (9.52%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.38%) ERwin
3 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.38%) Subversion
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.38%) MSBuild
3 1 (2.38%) Ant
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Multimedia
3 3 (7.14%) General Ledger
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Billing
5 1 (2.38%) Legal
5 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.90%) UI Developer
5 4 (9.52%) UI Programmer
6 3 (7.14%) Designer
6 3 (7.14%) OSS Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) GIS Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior GIS Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Backup Consultant
8 1 (2.38%) Mobile Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) XML
2 7 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (16.67%) XHTML
3 6 (14.29%) GWT
3 6 (14.29%) jQuery
3 6 (14.29%) Ext JS
3 6 (14.29%) CSS
3 6 (14.29%) DOM
4 5 (11.90%) .NET
4 5 (11.90%) Ajax
4 5 (11.90%) Dojo
5 3 (7.14%) ArcObjects
6 2 (4.76%) JSON
7 1 (2.38%) RESTful
7 1 (2.38%) Visualforce
7 1 (2.38%) J2EE
7 1 (2.38%) SOAP
7 1 (2.38%) Web Services
7 1 (2.38%) XSL
7 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) W3C
2 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.14%) GIS
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) Statistics
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.76%) Handset
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
2 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.76%) Android
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Data Validation
2 5 (11.90%) Project Management
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 4 (9.52%) ETL
3 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
3 4 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.14%) Analytics
4 3 (7.14%) CRM
4 3 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (4.76%) Change Management
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.76%) Stress Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Information Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.38%) Apex Code
5 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.38%) Tcl
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) ISEB
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) WCAG
2 4 (9.52%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) TickIT
3 1 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) Salt
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) ESRI
5 2 (4.76%) Apple
5 2 (4.76%) EMC
5 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Cognos
5 2 (4.76%) Meridio
5 2 (4.76%) Brocade
5 2 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) Tektronix
6 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Juniper
6 1 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) Informatica