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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 22 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.23% 2.12% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 2.78% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £400 £245 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% +12.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -7.40%
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
149 216 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 83.24% 76.33% 75.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 118 116
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%

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 6 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 3 (33.33%) MS Office
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) FMCG
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) MS Project
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) GxP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) JD Edwards
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
2 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (11.11%) Firmware
3 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (11.11%) SOAP

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 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (22.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Force.com
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) AMQP
1 1 (11.11%) MQTT
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
1 1 (11.11%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Data Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) PMO Lead
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) IoT Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Visualforce
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) FMCG
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Rapid Prototyping
3 1 (11.11%) Use Case
3 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Apex Code
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GxP
1 2 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) JD Edwards
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Salesforce.com