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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 54 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.60% 1.69% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.30% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 11
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£425 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £464 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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
588 738 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.28% 73.51% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 343 268
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) LTE
3 10 (23.81%) Degree
3 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
4 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 7 (16.67%) Project Management
5 7 (16.67%) Finance
5 7 (16.67%) XML
5 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 7 (16.67%) VoIP
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (14.29%) XHTML
6 6 (14.29%) DOM
6 6 (14.29%) Windows
6 6 (14.29%) HTML
6 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 6 (14.29%) .NET
6 6 (14.29%) CSS
6 6 (14.29%) Firebug
6 6 (14.29%) Ext JS
6 6 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 6 (14.29%) GWT
6 6 (14.29%) jQuery
7 5 (11.90%) Dojo
7 5 (11.90%) WCAG
7 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
7 5 (11.90%) Ajax
7 5 (11.90%) W3C
7 5 (11.90%) Data Mining
8 4 (9.52%) ETL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (9.52%) ArcGIS
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Spatial
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
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 11 (26.19%) LTE
2 7 (16.67%) VoIP
3 4 (9.52%) 3G
3 4 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (9.52%) VoLTE
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%) 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 5 (11.90%) Data Mining
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
3 3 (7.14%) IDOL
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Firebug
2 4 (9.52%) Dreamweaver
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%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Legal
3 3 (7.14%) Multimedia
3 3 (7.14%) General Ledger
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Billing
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Developer
4 5 (11.90%) UI Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.52%) UI Programmer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Design Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Designer
6 3 (7.14%) OSS Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Information Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Backup Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.76%) GIS Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior GIS Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) XML
2 6 (14.29%) DOM
2 6 (14.29%) XHTML
2 6 (14.29%) HTML
2 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) CSS
2 6 (14.29%) GWT
2 6 (14.29%) jQuery
2 6 (14.29%) Ext JS
3 5 (11.90%) Dojo
3 5 (11.90%) Ajax
4 4 (9.52%) ArcObjects
5 2 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) XSL
6 1 (2.38%) SOAP
6 1 (2.38%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) J2EE
6 1 (2.38%) RESTful
6 1 (2.38%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) W3C
2 4 (9.52%) GIS
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) Statistics
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.76%) Device Driver
4 2 (4.76%) Handset
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) PKI
5 1 (2.38%) Smartcard
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 7 (16.67%) Project Management
2 6 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 4 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (9.52%) ETL
3 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 4 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.14%) Information Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.76%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.76%) Stress Testing
5 2 (4.76%) ERP
5 2 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Network Design
5 2 (4.76%) Network Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Scrum
6 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.38%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (35.71%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.52%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) Python
4 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) Tcl
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) 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 2 (4.76%) QA
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 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) ESRI
2 4 (9.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) Meridio
4 2 (4.76%) Brocade
4 2 (4.76%) Apple
4 2 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.76%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) CA
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Tektronix
5 1 (2.38%) F5
Reading
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago