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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 49 56 66
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.14% 1.24% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 1.80% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
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£400 £413 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +157.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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
672 612 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 71.87% 69.23% 71.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 281 292
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.04 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% -40.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.15 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.03 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 13 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 10 (29.41%) Migration
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 9 (26.47%) UNIX
5 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 8 (23.53%) ETL
5 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 6 (17.65%) Ab Initio
6 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
6 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 6 (17.65%) JIRA
6 6 (17.65%) JSON
6 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) Project Management
6 6 (17.65%) AIX
6 6 (17.65%) Python
6 6 (17.65%) DB2
6 6 (17.65%) MS Office
6 6 (17.65%) XML
6 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (17.65%) Agile Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
2 3 (8.82%) Lync
2 3 (8.82%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.71%) 3G
2 5 (14.71%) SNMP
2 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 5 (14.71%) LTE
2 5 (14.71%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) VoIP
4 3 (8.82%) SMTP
4 3 (8.82%) PBX
4 3 (8.82%) SMS
4 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
4 3 (8.82%) 4G
5 2 (5.88%) SSH
5 2 (5.88%) MVNO
5 2 (5.88%) VoLTE
5 2 (5.88%) RIP
5 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 2 (5.88%) MPLS
5 2 (5.88%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) DB2
2 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Front Office
2 3 (8.82%) Back Office
3 2 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Test Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Back Office Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Junior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Junior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
1 6 (17.65%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (14.71%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.82%) Statistics
3 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.88%) Video on Demand
4 2 (5.88%) STB
4 2 (5.88%) IPTV
4 2 (5.88%) MPEG
4 2 (5.88%) DTV
4 2 (5.88%) Streaming Video
5 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) UNIX
2 6 (17.65%) AIX
3 5 (14.71%) Windows
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 2000
3 5 (14.71%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) VMS
4 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Migration
1 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) ETL
3 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
3 6 (17.65%) Agile Testing
4 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
5 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
5 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
5 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.82%) Fault Management
5 3 (8.82%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (8.82%) Network Design
5 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.88%) DRM
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) Python
3 5 (14.71%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) MCTS
4 3 (8.82%) MCSE
5 2 (5.88%) ISEB
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (2.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (2.94%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (14.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Ab Initio
3 3 (8.82%) Huawei
3 3 (8.82%) Avaya
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco
3 3 (8.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe
4 2 (5.88%) Tektronix
4 2 (5.88%) Apple
4 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.94%) Nokia
5 1 (2.94%) Siemens
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