The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 59 57 63
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.25% 1.98% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.52% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £600 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.72% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £365 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £533 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
586 795 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 81.62% 78.56% 73.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 463 357
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Validation.

1 15 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 15 (62.50%) Front Office
1 15 (62.50%) Back Office
1 15 (62.50%) Statistics
1 15 (62.50%) Fault Management
1 15 (62.50%) Functional Testing
1 15 (62.50%) Capacity Management
2 12 (50.00%) People Management
3 9 (37.50%) Huawei
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (12.50%) Windows
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) EMC
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.33%) WSUS
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (8.33%) HP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) HFM
1 1 (4.17%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
1 1 (4.17%) VoIP
1 1 (4.17%) VoLTE
1 1 (4.17%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) Essbase
2 1 (4.17%) Hyperion Smart View
2 1 (4.17%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (62.50%) Back Office
1 15 (62.50%) Front Office
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (4.17%) Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Business Developer
3 1 (4.17%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Developer
3 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) SQL BI Developer
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server BI Developer
3 1 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (4.17%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (4.17%) Storage Architect
3 1 (4.17%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) AIX
3 2 (8.33%) Solaris
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Capacity Management
1 15 (62.50%) Configuration Management
1 15 (62.50%) Fault Management
1 15 (62.50%) Functional Testing
1 15 (62.50%) Statistics
2 12 (50.00%) People Management
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.17%) Data Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Data Validation
5 1 (4.17%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
1 2 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Huawei
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) EMC
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Hyperion
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas