The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 29 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.69% 0.80% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 1.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£263 £126 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £372 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +18.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +19.04%
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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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
211 175 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 71.28% 70.00% 74.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 108 94
Average daily rate £350 £443 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.90% +26.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Slough region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Slough region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Slough region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
2 3 (42.86%) Mapinfo
2 3 (42.86%) GIS
2 3 (42.86%) ArcGIS
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) CISSP
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
4 1 (14.29%) Database Security
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
4 1 (14.29%) F5

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (42.86%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) MPLS
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Senior Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Data Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Environment Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) GIS
2 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (14.29%) Database Security
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Mapinfo
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco