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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 23 31
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8  
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 7.14% 1.84% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.52% 2.25% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year -2.64% +6.33%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 105 178 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 75.00% 82.03% 75.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 96 119
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £22.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.22% -37.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Slough

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 5 (35.71%) Essbase
2 5 (35.71%) ETL
2 5 (35.71%) Information Management
2 5 (35.71%) Visualisation
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (28.57%) Campaign Management
3 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) HFM
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (28.57%) Marketing
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 4 (28.57%) Data Extraction
3 4 (28.57%) Data Integration
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Hyperion
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 4 (28.57%) MS Access
3 4 (28.57%) CRM
3 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) ERP
3 4 (28.57%) Power BI
4 3 (21.43%) Service Design

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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 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) HFM
2 3 (21.43%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) CallidusCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) Essbase
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 4 (28.57%) MS Access
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (28.57%) Power BI
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) OBIEE Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) ETL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL BI Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Velocity
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) ETL
2 5 (35.71%) Information Management
2 5 (35.71%) Visualisation
3 4 (28.57%) Campaign Management
3 4 (28.57%) CRM
3 4 (28.57%) Data Extraction
3 4 (28.57%) Data Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Data Migration
3 4 (28.57%) ERP
3 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) SDLC
4 3 (21.43%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) PMO
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Hyperion
3 3 (21.43%) Callidus
4 2 (14.29%) Marketo
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) BT
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Genesys
5 1 (7.14%) Huawei
5 1 (7.14%) Virgin Media