Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 63 68
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 35 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.72% 2.22% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.30% 2.77% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 15
Reading median daily rate £483 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.83% -17.81% -13.61%
10th Percentile £369 £225 £140
90th Percentile £568 £450 £445
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £340 £370
% change year-on-year +39.71% -8.11% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £43.28 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.34% +63.32% -
10th Percentile £14.25 £30.06 £25.75
90th Percentile £15.75 £43.28 £27.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £32.89 £26.50
% change year-on-year -54.39% +24.11% -37.65%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1061 1192 1495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 82.50% 80.05% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 620 927
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £272 £227 £239
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 47 84
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -27.18% +81.02%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £55.00 £46.37
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% -41.67% +74.83%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Reading

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Reading

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Reading over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Reading

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Validation.

1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Back Office
2 7 (20.00%) Information Security
2 7 (20.00%) Huawei
3 6 (17.14%) Statistics
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
3 6 (17.14%) Front Office
3 6 (17.14%) Remedy
3 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 6 (17.14%) Fault Management
3 6 (17.14%) Capacity Management
3 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Data Validation
4 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 5 (14.29%) Windows
4 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (14.29%) Migration
5 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (11.43%) IT Strategy
6 3 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (8.57%) Presales
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (8.57%) QA
6 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) Documentum
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) Smallworld
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Maximo
1 2 (5.71%) SAP PM
2 1 (2.86%) HFM
2 1 (2.86%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) HP Helion
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) DHCP
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) DOCSIS
1 2 (5.71%) NAS
1 2 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
1 2 (5.71%) SDH
1 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) Broadband
2 1 (2.86%) MGW
2 1 (2.86%) Skype
2 1 (2.86%) SMS
2 1 (2.86%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (2.86%) VoLTE
2 1 (2.86%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) GIS
2 2 (5.71%) MS Access
3 1 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) Essbase
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Ant
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Maven
1 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (20.00%) Back Office
2 6 (17.14%) Front Office
3 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.57%) Billing
4 3 (8.57%) Finance
5 1 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Designer
2 5 (14.29%) Junior
2 5 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Business Architect
5 2 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Middleware Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Architect
6 1 (2.86%) AWS Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile Designer
6 1 (2.86%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (2.86%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Middleware
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 2 (5.71%) Derivative
3 2 (5.71%) Equities
3 2 (5.71%) IVR
3 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Information Security
2 6 (17.14%) Capacity Management
2 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
2 6 (17.14%) Fault Management
2 6 (17.14%) Functional Testing
2 6 (17.14%) Statistics
3 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 5 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 5 (14.29%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) IT Strategy
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) CRM
5 3 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (8.57%) Presales
5 3 (8.57%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) ETL
6 2 (5.71%) eTOM
6 2 (5.71%) SOA
6 2 (5.71%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) C
2 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) sed
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.86%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) MCITP
2 2 (5.71%) MCSE
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) RHCE
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.86%) Xen
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Huawei
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 6 (17.14%) Remedy
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 3 (8.57%) SAP
4 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) Altiris
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.86%) Mitel
6 1 (2.86%) Nokia
6 1 (2.86%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (2.86%) Samsung
6 1 (2.86%) Siemens
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec