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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 34 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.37% 0.72% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.85% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +7.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 Slough region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
199 236 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 73.70% 84.89% 71.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 139 103
Average daily rate £358 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -47.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (50.00%) GIS
2 3 (50.00%) ArcGIS
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 3 (50.00%) Mapinfo
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (50.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) MPLS
1 1 (16.67%) BGP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Data Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Environment Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) GIS
1 3 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) DTV
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Release Management
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Mapinfo
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) F5