Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 20 32
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 +20
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.70% 5.34% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.63% 6.45% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 5
Slough median daily rate £488 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +6.25% +48.15%
10th Percentile £363 £265 £231
90th Percentile £588 £475 £423
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Slough median hourly rate - - £12.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £14.05

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 216 217 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 80.00% 82.82% 84.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 159 225
Slough median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £312 £229 £250
90th Percentile £557 £575 £526
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £417 £400
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.13% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 13
Slough median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +173.33% -31.82%
10th Percentile £40.50 £13.47 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £41.50 £43.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -11.76% -22.73%

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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 20 April 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 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Slough region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) PLM
3 3 (30.00%) Legal
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (30.00%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (30.00%) Axure RP
3 3 (30.00%) CSS3
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) User Experience
3 3 (30.00%) Wireframes
3 3 (30.00%) Prototyping
3 3 (30.00%) UXPin
3 3 (30.00%) InVision
3 3 (30.00%) Framer.js
3 3 (30.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (20.00%) Power BI
4 2 (20.00%) OLTP
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE

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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:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) InVision
1 3 (30.00%) OmniGraffle
1 3 (30.00%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) TrackWise
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) OLTP
1 2 (20.00%) Power BI
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Axure RP
1 3 (30.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 3 (30.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Designer
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience Researcher
1 3 (30.00%) UX Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Power BI Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) CSS3
1 3 (30.00%) Framer.js
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) HTML5
1 3 (30.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) User Experience
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (40.00%) PLM
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 3 (30.00%) Prototyping
3 3 (30.00%) User Stories
3 3 (30.00%) Wireframes
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GxP
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft