The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 23 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.19% 1.92% 2.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.30% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £268 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
129 217 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 76.79% 83.46% 79.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 124 121
Median daily rate £413 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £36.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% +82.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 31 May 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 Slough region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) GxP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
1 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) QA
1 2 (33.33%) FMCG
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) Force.com
2 1 (16.67%) Visualforce
2 1 (16.67%) Apex Code

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Force.com
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
1 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) PMO Lead
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Data Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Visualforce
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) FMCG
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Re-Platforming
1 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 2 (33.33%) Six Sigma
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Apex Code
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) GxP
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) JD Edwards
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com