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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 60 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.83% 2.10% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 3.00% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 4
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £316
% change year-on-year
- +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -3.33%
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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
549 700 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 64.89% 70.07% 67.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 342 244
Average daily rate £400 £380 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 23
Average hourly rate £55.65 £15.38 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+261.95% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
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 2015.

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 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 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) Degree
2 9 (33.33%) LTE
2 9 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 9 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 6 (22.22%) 3G
4 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 5 (18.52%) Finance
4 5 (18.52%) Legal
4 5 (18.52%) Replication
4 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (18.52%) TDD
4 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
5 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (14.81%) .NET
5 4 (14.81%) Java
5 4 (14.81%) CRM
5 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
5 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (11.11%) ISEB
6 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
1 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.70%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (3.70%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) LTE
1 9 (33.33%) VoLTE
2 6 (22.22%) 3G
3 3 (11.11%) 4G
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) RANAP
5 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.70%) IDOL
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Selenium
2 2 (7.41%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Designer
4 4 (14.81%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Design Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Systems Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Designer
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Transition Manager
7 1 (3.70%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Information Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Digital Media
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) GIS
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Project Management
1 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (18.52%) TDD
1 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
2 4 (14.81%) CRM
2 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
3 3 (11.11%) V-Model
3 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 3 (11.11%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (7.41%) MVC
4 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.41%) BDD
4 2 (7.41%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (7.41%) Data Validation
4 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Network Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) HND
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 9 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.70%) Informatica
3 1 (3.70%) Meridio
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) ESRI
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