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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 25 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.99% 0.96% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.32% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £263 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% +133.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
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
210 228 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 83.67% 73.08% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 137 107
Average daily rate £390 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £257 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £33.10 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £35.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 11 February 2016, 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%) Data Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Force.com
3 2 (28.57%) Visualforce
3 2 (28.57%) Apex Code
3 2 (28.57%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) GitHub
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Ant
4 1 (14.29%) Games
4 1 (14.29%) Cadence
4 1 (14.29%) MQTT
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
4 1 (14.29%) AMQP
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Force.com
1 2 (28.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) AMQP
1 1 (14.29%) MQTT
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
1 1 (14.29%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Ant
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Games
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Administrator
1 3 (42.86%) Data Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IoT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
1 2 (28.57%) Visualforce
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Apex Code
1 2 (28.57%) Java
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) Cadence
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle