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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 53 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 15 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.12% 2.47% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 3.14% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Median daily rate £330 £276 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.45% -30.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £127 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £425 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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
572 732 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.91% 78.63% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 444 352
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 8
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +61.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 16 (57.14%) Configuration Management
1 16 (57.14%) Front Office
1 16 (57.14%) Back Office
1 16 (57.14%) Statistics
1 16 (57.14%) Fault Management
1 16 (57.14%) Functional Testing
1 16 (57.14%) Capacity Management
2 13 (46.43%) People Management
3 9 (32.14%) Huawei
4 5 (17.86%) Finance
4 5 (17.86%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Windows
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) EMC
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
7 2 (7.14%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) AIX
7 2 (7.14%) Solaris
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.14%) Unix
7 2 (7.14%) Oracle
7 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
7 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (7.14%) Migration

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 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (3.57%) GemFire
1 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) HFM
1 1 (3.57%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
1 1 (3.57%) VoIP
1 1 (3.57%) VoLTE
1 1 (3.57%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Essbase
2 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.57%) HBase
2 1 (3.57%) Hyperion Smart View
2 1 (3.57%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.57%) OLTP
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Gradle
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) JUnit
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (57.14%) Back Office
1 16 (57.14%) Front Office
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 2 (7.14%) Analyst
2 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Support Specialist
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) Business Developer
3 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (3.57%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Lead Architect
3 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Server Analyst
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server BI Developer
3 1 (3.57%) Storage Architect
3 1 (3.57%) Technical Leader
3 1 (3.57%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (3.57%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) JSON
1 1 (3.57%) Kafka
1 1 (3.57%) Spark Streaming
1 1 (3.57%) Spring
1 1 (3.57%) Spring Boot
1 1 (3.57%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Statistics
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) PMI
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) AIX
4 2 (7.14%) Solaris
4 2 (7.14%) Unix
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Capacity Management
1 16 (57.14%) Configuration Management
1 16 (57.14%) Fault Management
1 16 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 13 (46.43%) People Management
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) Business Development
5 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design
5 1 (3.57%) Release Management
5 1 (3.57%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) Scala
1 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
1 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) HDFS
2 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
1 2 (7.14%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Huawei
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) EMC
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) Veritas