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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 65 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.06% 2.37% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 3.23% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 4
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£388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £372 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +18.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +89.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +19.04%
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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
630 712 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.95% 73.40% 72.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 373 213
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Average hourly rate £49.08 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+206.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) LTE
2 9 (34.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 9 (34.62%) VoLTE
3 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (30.77%) Degree
4 7 (26.92%) 3G
4 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 7 (26.92%) Test Planning
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 6 (23.08%) Replication
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) TDD
6 5 (19.23%) ISEB
6 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
7 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
7 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 4 (15.38%) CRM
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) V-Model
7 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 4 (15.38%) 4G
8 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) Scrum

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) LiveCycle
3 1 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) LTE
1 9 (34.62%) VoLTE
2 7 (26.92%) 3G
3 4 (15.38%) 4G
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.85%) RANAP
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) PBX
5 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (11.54%) Selenium
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.85%) JMeter
General
1 9 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Test Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Designer
4 4 (15.38%) Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Designer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Designer
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Junior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Compliance Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Replication
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
4 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Test Planning
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) TDD
4 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 4 (15.38%) CRM
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) V-Model
4 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
5 3 (11.54%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.69%) SOA
6 2 (7.69%) OO
6 2 (7.69%) MVC
6 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
6 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) BDD
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
3 3 (11.54%) C
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (11.54%) HND
4 2 (7.69%) VCP4
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.85%) GCP
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Avaya
3 1 (3.85%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.85%) Informatica
3 1 (3.85%) Nokia
3 1 (3.85%) Siemens
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 per annum + pro rata for 6 month ftc
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