The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 3 10 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 11.11% 9.52% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.29% 9.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£285 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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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 Thames Valley region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 77.78% 100.00% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 7
Average daily rate £580 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Thames Valley region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Thames Valley region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Thames Valley region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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Top 3 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (100.00%) Degree

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Author
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Author
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Writer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree