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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 60 63 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 18 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.84% 0.80% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.15% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 17
Average daily rate £463 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
Validation
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
751 609 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.63% 69.84% 73.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 339 364
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 20
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 2016, 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 13 (34.21%) SNMP
1 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
1 13 (34.21%) Capacity Management
2 12 (31.58%) Front Office
2 12 (31.58%) Back Office
2 12 (31.58%) Huawei
2 12 (31.58%) Statistics
3 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
3 10 (26.32%) VoIP
3 10 (26.32%) SMTP
3 10 (26.32%) DNS
3 10 (26.32%) Diameter Protocol
4 9 (23.68%) Degree
5 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
6 6 (15.79%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 5 (13.16%) Fault Management
7 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (13.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (13.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Network Design
7 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
7 5 (13.16%) Migration
7 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
8 4 (10.53%) BGP
8 4 (10.53%) CRM
9 3 (7.89%) MS Excel

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.16%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (13.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (7.89%) CMS
4 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP EWM
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) SNMP
1 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
2 10 (26.32%) Diameter Protocol
2 10 (26.32%) DNS
2 10 (26.32%) SMTP
2 10 (26.32%) VoIP
3 4 (10.53%) BGP
4 3 (7.89%) DOCSIS
4 3 (7.89%) MPLS
4 3 (7.89%) OSPF
4 3 (7.89%) RIP
4 3 (7.89%) SSH
4 3 (7.89%) Telnet
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
5 2 (5.26%) 3G
5 2 (5.26%) LTE
6 1 (2.63%) 802.15
6 1 (2.63%) DWDM
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 12 (31.58%) Back Office
1 12 (31.58%) Front Office
2 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Games
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Back Office Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Designer
5 2 (5.26%) IP Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Tester
5 2 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) IT Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.63%) EDI
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Statistics
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) DTV
2 3 (7.89%) IPTV
2 3 (7.89%) MPEG
2 3 (7.89%) Streaming Video
2 3 (7.89%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.63%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.63%) Life Science
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Capacity Management
2 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
3 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.16%) Fault Management
4 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Migration
4 5 (13.16%) Network Design
5 4 (10.53%) CRM
6 3 (7.89%) DRM
6 3 (7.89%) ITIL
6 3 (7.89%) Presales
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
6 3 (7.89%) Video Processing
7 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.26%) Data Validation
7 2 (5.26%) People Management
7 2 (5.26%) Time Management
8 1 (2.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
1 1 (2.63%) C++
1 1 (2.63%) Java
1 1 (2.63%) Python
1 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Huawei
2 3 (7.89%) Adobe
2 3 (7.89%) Apple
2 3 (7.89%) Tektronix
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (2.63%) Alias
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) ComArch
4 1 (2.63%) Computacenter
4 1 (2.63%) Cramer
4 1 (2.63%) Juniper