Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 20 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 > Slough
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 31 44
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.69% 2.58% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 3.28% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Slough median daily rate £475 £413 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +9.27% +38.53%
10th Percentile £424 £372 £187
90th Percentile £500 £449 £398
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +39.71% -9.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Slough median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.00
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 Slough with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 223 244 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 75.59% 78.71% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 155 265
Slough median daily rate £425 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +2.11% +1.43%
10th Percentile £266 £235 £213
90th Percentile £569 £488 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Slough median hourly rate £15.75 £13.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.55% -42.11% +97.92%
10th Percentile £14.00 £8.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £34.30 £40.25 £43.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £30.45
% change year-on-year -18.31% -41.71% +78.38%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Slough

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Slough

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Slough

For the 6 months to 20 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 Slough region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (80.00%) Marketing
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Apex Code
2 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (60.00%) Campaign Management
2 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) Pardot
2 3 (60.00%) Visualforce
2 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 3 (60.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 3 (60.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) CMDB
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
4 1 (20.00%) FMCG
4 1 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (20.00%) GxP
4 1 (20.00%) B2B
4 1 (20.00%) B2C

Validation
Co-occurring 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 3 (60.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
General
1 4 (80.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Salesforce Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Salesforce Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) CMDB
2 1 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (20.00%) FMCG
2 1 (20.00%) Smart Home
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Campaign Management
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (60.00%) System Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (20.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Insight
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) GxP
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Pardot
1 3 (60.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) DocuSign
2 1 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud