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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 48 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 18 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.29% 2.14% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 2.87% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 4
Median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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
617 697 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 78.60% 74.71% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 415 304
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 10
Median hourly rate £19.61 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.12% +95.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (41.18%) Configuration Management
1 14 (41.18%) Front Office
1 14 (41.18%) Back Office
1 14 (41.18%) Network Design
1 14 (41.18%) Capacity Management
2 13 (38.24%) People Management
2 13 (38.24%) Functional Testing
2 13 (38.24%) Fault Management
3 12 (35.29%) Statistics
4 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.71%) Windows
5 5 (14.71%) Linux
5 5 (14.71%) Migration
5 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
6 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
6 4 (11.76%) Firewall
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
7 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
7 3 (8.82%) Change Control
7 3 (8.82%) EMC
7 3 (8.82%) Juniper
7 3 (8.82%) MS Office
7 3 (8.82%) SAP
7 3 (8.82%) Unix
7 3 (8.82%) Cisco
7 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
7 3 (8.82%) VMware
7 3 (8.82%) IPsec
7 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
8 2 (5.88%) Finance

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 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.94%) GemFire
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) GitHub
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) IPsec
3 2 (5.88%) BGP
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.94%) DMZ
4 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.94%) FWSM
4 1 (2.94%) MPLS
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Big Data
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.94%) DB2
2 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.94%) HBase
2 1 (2.94%) OLTP
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) AppScan
1 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Gradle
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 14 (41.18%) Back Office
1 14 (41.18%) Front Office
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Packet Switch Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Switch Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Testing Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) SAP ISU Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) JSON
1 1 (2.94%) Kafka
1 1 (2.94%) Spark Streaming
1 1 (2.94%) Spring
1 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
1 1 (2.94%) Spring Integration
1 1 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Statistics
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Life Science
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
4 2 (5.88%) AIX
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Capacity Management
1 14 (41.18%) Configuration Management
1 14 (41.18%) Network Design
2 13 (38.24%) Fault Management
2 13 (38.24%) Functional Testing
2 13 (38.24%) People Management
3 5 (14.71%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Change Control
5 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.88%) Release Management
5 2 (5.88%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) Revenue Recognition
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Use Case
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.94%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.94%) C
2 1 (2.94%) C++
2 1 (2.94%) Korn
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) Scala
2 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) CCNP
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) JNCIA
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCDA
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) CITP
3 1 (2.94%) HNC
3 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) HDFS
2 1 (2.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
1 2 (5.88%) SCOM
1 2 (5.88%) WSUS
2 1 (2.94%) HP Fortify
2 1 (2.94%) vMotion
2 1 (2.94%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
2 3 (8.82%) EMC
2 3 (8.82%) Juniper
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
2 3 (8.82%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) Citrix
3 2 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Sybase
4 1 (2.94%) Veritas