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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 51 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.25% 2.07% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 2.93% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Average daily rate
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£423 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £160 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £464 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.34% +8.00%
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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
591 751 899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.63% 70.52% 66.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 408 258
Average daily rate £425 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 17
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £33.10 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
2 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 9 (27.27%) LTE
2 9 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (27.27%) VoLTE
3 8 (24.24%) .NET
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.21%) Finance
5 6 (18.18%) Data Validation
6 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (15.15%) CRM
6 5 (15.15%) Data Mining
6 5 (15.15%) Java
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle
6 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.12%) ETL
7 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
7 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
7 4 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
7 4 (12.12%) GIS
7 4 (12.12%) ESRI
7 4 (12.12%) ArcGIS
7 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.12%) Oracle Spatial

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (12.12%) SharePoint
1 4 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (12.12%) ArcGIS
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.03%) LiveCycle
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.06%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) LTE
1 9 (27.27%) VoLTE
2 3 (9.09%) 3G
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (15.15%) Data Mining
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.03%) IDOL
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.21%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) General Ledger
3 3 (9.09%) Legal
4 2 (6.06%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Information Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Designer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Transition Manager
6 2 (6.06%) GIS Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior GIS Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) ArcObjects
3 2 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 2 (6.06%) jQuery
4 1 (3.03%) RESTful
4 1 (3.03%) Visualforce
4 1 (3.03%) J2EE
4 1 (3.03%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) SOAP
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
1 4 (12.12%) GIS
1 4 (12.12%) Statistics
2 3 (9.09%) Replication
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
4 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Data Validation
2 5 (15.15%) Data Analysis
2 5 (15.15%) CRM
3 4 (12.12%) ETL
3 4 (12.12%) Data Modelling
3 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) TDD
4 3 (9.09%) Scrum
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (6.06%) OO
5 2 (6.06%) ERP
5 2 (6.06%) SOA
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.06%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (6.06%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Java
3 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.09%) Python
5 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) Apex Code
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) SOQL
6 1 (3.03%) SOSL
6 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 4 (12.12%) ESRI
5 2 (6.06%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (3.03%) Meridio
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe
6 1 (3.03%) CA
6 1 (3.03%) Veritas
6 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco
6 1 (3.03%) SAP
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