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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 35 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.36% 1.54% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 2.34% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£275 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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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
217 171 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 78.62% 66.02% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 97 66
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £530 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £26.80 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014, 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%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) Ant
2 4 (66.67%) CRM
2 4 (66.67%) Siebel
2 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
2 4 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) RESTful
2 4 (66.67%) Force.com
2 4 (66.67%) Visualforce
2 4 (66.67%) Apex Code
2 4 (66.67%) Analytics
2 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 4 (66.67%) SOQL
2 4 (66.67%) SOSL
3 3 (50.00%) SAP
3 3 (50.00%) Marketing
3 3 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (50.00%) Electronics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SCTP
1 1 (16.67%) M3UA
1 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
1 1 (16.67%) SIGTRAN
1 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
1 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) SMPP
1 1 (16.67%) TCAP
1 1 (16.67%) SCCP
1 1 (16.67%) INAP
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Ant
1 4 (66.67%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Marketing
2 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (50.00%) Electronics
2 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) J2EE
2 4 (66.67%) RESTful
2 4 (66.67%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) DTV
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) CRM
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) Analytics
1 4 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Numerical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Apex Code
1 4 (66.67%) SOQL
1 4 (66.67%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Siebel
1 4 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (50.00%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP