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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 56 69 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 7 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.25% 0.76% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.08% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 11
Average daily rate
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£413 £160 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+157.81% -39.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £160 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
601 651 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.22% 70.23% 68.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 283 308
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 8
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 £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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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
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 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%) Degree
3 10 (23.81%) LTE
4 9 (21.43%) XML
5 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 7 (16.67%) XHTML
5 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 7 (16.67%) HTML
5 7 (16.67%) VoIP
5 7 (16.67%) Data Validation
5 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (14.29%) Ext JS
6 6 (14.29%) Firebug
6 6 (14.29%) GWT
6 6 (14.29%) jQuery
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 6 (14.29%) .NET
6 6 (14.29%) DOM
6 6 (14.29%) CSS
6 6 (14.29%) Windows
6 6 (14.29%) Finance
7 5 (11.90%) Project Management
7 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
7 5 (11.90%) Ajax
7 5 (11.90%) W3C
7 5 (11.90%) Data Mining
7 5 (11.90%) Dojo
7 5 (11.90%) WCAG
8 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 4 (9.52%) ArcGIS
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Spatial
2 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
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 10 (23.81%) LTE
2 7 (16.67%) VoIP
3 4 (9.52%) 3G
3 4 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (7.14%) 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 2 (4.76%) 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%) Ant
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
4 3 (7.14%) Multimedia
4 3 (7.14%) General Ledger
5 2 (4.76%) Marketing
5 2 (4.76%) Billing
6 1 (2.38%) Legal
6 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Developer
3 6 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.90%) UI Developer
5 4 (9.52%) UI Programmer
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) OSS Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Information Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Backup Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Designer
7 2 (4.76%) Information Analyst
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
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
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%) .NET
3 6 (14.29%) CSS
3 6 (14.29%) DOM
4 5 (11.90%) Ajax
4 5 (11.90%) Dojo
5 4 (9.52%) ArcObjects
6 2 (4.76%) JSON
7 1 (2.38%) RESTful
7 1 (2.38%) Visualforce
7 1 (2.38%) XSL
7 1 (2.38%) XSLT
7 1 (2.38%) SOAP
7 1 (2.38%) Web Services
7 1 (2.38%) J2EE
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
5 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
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%) Data Validation
2 5 (11.90%) Project Management
2 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) ETL
3 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 4 (9.52%) Statistical Analysis
3 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Information Architecture
4 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
4 2 (4.76%) Stress Testing
4 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
4 2 (4.76%) CRM
4 2 (4.76%) Network Design
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL
5 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Scrum
5 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
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 11 (26.19%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) 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 3 (7.14%) 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%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (4.76%) 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%) Alias
5 1 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Tektronix