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 6 May 2016 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 56 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.89% 1.75% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.43% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 15
Median daily rate £331 £363 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +34.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £353 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £373 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -7.40%
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
781 699 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 77.63% 72.06% 76.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 375 397
Median daily rate £413 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 14
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.03 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +7.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £18.55 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £38.25 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 2016, 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 17 (45.95%) Front Office
1 17 (45.95%) Back Office
1 17 (45.95%) Statistics
1 17 (45.95%) Capacity Management
2 12 (32.43%) Network Design
3 11 (29.73%) Fault Management
3 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
3 11 (29.73%) Functional Testing
4 9 (24.32%) SNMP
4 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
4 9 (24.32%) Huawei
5 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
5 8 (21.62%) SMTP
5 8 (21.62%) DNS
5 8 (21.62%) VoIP
5 8 (21.62%) People Management
5 8 (21.62%) Diameter Protocol
6 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
7 4 (10.81%) Migration
7 4 (10.81%) Degree
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.81%) Windows
8 3 (8.11%) Linux
8 3 (8.11%) MS Office
8 3 (8.11%) Unix
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco
8 3 (8.11%) CCNP
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (8.11%) Juniper
8 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) CMS
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) Node.js
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP EWM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) SNMP
1 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
2 8 (21.62%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (21.62%) DNS
2 8 (21.62%) SMTP
2 8 (21.62%) VoIP
3 3 (8.11%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) IPsec
4 2 (5.41%) BGP
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) MPLS
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) Wireless
5 1 (2.70%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.70%) LTE
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) AppScan
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (45.95%) Back Office
1 17 (45.95%) Front Office
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Consultant
2 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Security Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Testing Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) IP Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.70%) EDI
1 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
1 1 (2.70%) WCF
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Statistics
2 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) DTV
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.70%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.70%) IPTV
3 1 (2.70%) Life Science
3 1 (2.70%) MPEG
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.70%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Unix
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.70%) Solaris
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Capacity Management
2 12 (32.43%) Network Design
3 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
3 11 (29.73%) Fault Management
3 11 (29.73%) Functional Testing
4 8 (21.62%) People Management
4 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.41%) Change Control
6 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
6 2 (5.41%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (5.41%) Revenue Recognition
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Use Case
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (2.70%) Release Management
7 1 (2.70%) Software Architecture
7 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C
1 2 (5.41%) C++
1 2 (5.41%) Java
1 2 (5.41%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.70%) Korn
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) CCNP
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) JNCIA
3 2 (5.41%) JNCIS
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) CCDA
4 1 (2.70%) CISSP
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.70%) vMotion
1 1 (2.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Huawei
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) Juniper
4 2 (5.41%) F5
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.70%) Adobe
5 1 (2.70%) Apple
5 1 (2.70%) Computacenter
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Sybase
5 1 (2.70%) Tektronix
5 1 (2.70%) Veritas
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
Reading
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Rate: competitive
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