Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 30 39
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 +15
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.46% 2.54% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 3.02% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Slough median daily rate £500 £425 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +12.58% +39.81%
10th Percentile £448 £381 £187
90th Percentile £588 £479 £428
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £340 £365
% change year-on-year +32.35% -6.85% -5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Slough median hourly rate - - £12.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £43.28 £16.09
% change year-on-year -65.34% +168.99% -

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 202 232 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 73.72% 84.06% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 160 247
Slough median daily rate £425 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -6.45% +15.24%
10th Percentile £300 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £525 £510
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Slough median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +117.14% -16.67%
10th Percentile £40.50 £8.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £41.50 £72.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -18.31% -34.26% +34.16%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Slough over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Slough

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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 19 January 2018, 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 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) GxP
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) OLTP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) TrackWise
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) OLTP
1 1 (25.00%) Power BI
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Applications Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Network Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Power BI Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
1 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (25.00%) FMCG
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Campaign Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Apex Code
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) GxP
2 1 (25.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) DocuSign
2 1 (25.00%) Pardot
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com