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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 50 56 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.29% 1.75% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.42% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +15.38%
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Berkshire

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
598 662 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.22% 72.43% 69.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 297 271
Average daily rate £380 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 18
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -37.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £22.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.03 £22.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 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 7 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 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Migration
4 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
4 9 (26.47%) UNIX
4 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
5 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (20.59%) Project Management
6 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
6 7 (20.59%) ETL
7 6 (17.65%) Python
7 6 (17.65%) DB2
7 6 (17.65%) AIX
7 6 (17.65%) XML
7 6 (17.65%) Ab Initio
7 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
7 6 (17.65%) JIRA
7 6 (17.65%) JSON
7 6 (17.65%) Agile Testing
7 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
8 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
8 5 (14.71%) LTE
8 5 (14.71%) Diameter Protocol
8 5 (14.71%) C
8 5 (14.71%) MS Office
8 5 (14.71%) Windows

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (11.76%) 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 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.71%) 3G
2 5 (14.71%) SNMP
2 5 (14.71%) LTE
2 5 (14.71%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) Firewall
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 2 (5.88%) Selenium
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Front Office
2 3 (8.82%) Back Office
3 2 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Finance
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
1 8 (23.53%) Test Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Automation Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Back Office Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) AWS Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Junior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
1 6 (17.65%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (11.76%) 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
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 2000
4 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (2.94%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (26.47%) Migration
3 7 (20.59%) Project Management
3 7 (20.59%) ETL
4 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Testing
5 4 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.82%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.82%) Capacity Management
6 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.82%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (8.82%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.82%) Fault Management
6 3 (8.82%) Network Design
6 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.88%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) Python
3 5 (14.71%) C
4 2 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) MCTS
3 4 (11.76%) ISEB
4 3 (8.82%) MCSE
5 2 (5.88%) HND
5 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) 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 4 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) 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
5 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.94%) Nokia
5 1 (2.94%) Siemens
Reading, Berkshire
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