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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 64 44 38
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.09% 3.05% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 4.03% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £500 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
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 £36.50 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.43% +20.00%
Validation
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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
658 770 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.21% 75.71% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 396 201
Average daily rate £400 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 12
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £15.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £56.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 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 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (32.14%) SQL
5 8 (28.57%) Degree
5 8 (28.57%) LTE
5 8 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 8 (28.57%) VoLTE
6 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 6 (21.43%) Project Management
7 6 (21.43%) 3G
7 6 (21.43%) Replication
7 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (21.43%) Test Planning
8 5 (17.86%) TDD
8 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
8 5 (17.86%) ISEB
8 5 (17.86%) C
9 4 (14.29%) Java
9 4 (14.29%) CRM
9 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
9 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (14.29%) V-Model
9 4 (14.29%) 4G
9 4 (14.29%) Waterfall

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (10.71%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (10.71%) Lync
4 1 (3.57%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) LTE
1 8 (28.57%) VoLTE
2 6 (21.43%) 3G
3 4 (14.29%) 4G
4 3 (10.71%) Unified Communications
4 3 (10.71%) PBX
5 2 (7.14%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) SAN
6 1 (3.57%) Firewall
6 1 (3.57%) RANAP
6 1 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
1 3 (10.71%) Selenium
1 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Test Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Designer
3 4 (14.29%) Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Designer
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Replication
3 3 (10.71%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Media
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Project Management
1 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (21.43%) Test Planning
2 5 (17.86%) TDD
2 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) CRM
3 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 4 (14.29%) V-Model
3 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (10.71%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) SOA
5 2 (7.14%) OO
5 2 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) C
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) ISEB
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.71%) HND
3 3 (10.71%) MCSE
3 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (3.57%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) Nokia
4 1 (3.57%) Siemens
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Adobe
4 1 (3.57%) HP
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