The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 69 55 71
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing Validation 49 67 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.08% 2.73% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 3.50% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 23
Median daily rate £316 £379 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.55% -5.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £266 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.64 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
Validation
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1864 1916 1854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.22% 78.14% 75.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1028 949 883
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 23
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £41.35 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Berkshire region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 22 £325 -18.75% 3
Newbury -5 6 £375 -
Slough +5 3 - -
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Maidenhead -9 1 £288 -9.44%
Wokingham - 1 £288 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 21 (18.26%) Configuration Management
2 18 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 18 (15.65%) Data Analysis
2 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
3 17 (14.78%) Network Design
3 17 (14.78%) Front Office
3 17 (14.78%) Back Office
3 17 (14.78%) Capacity Management
4 16 (13.91%) Project Management
4 16 (13.91%) SharePoint
4 16 (13.91%) MS Office
5 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 15 (13.04%) Migration
5 15 (13.04%) Statistics
5 15 (13.04%) Fault Management
5 15 (13.04%) Functional Testing
6 14 (12.17%) People Management
6 14 (12.17%) Telecoms
6 14 (12.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (12.17%) SQL
7 13 (11.30%) Finance
7 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
7 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (10.43%) SAP
8 12 (10.43%) Unix
9 10 (8.70%) ITIL
9 10 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (7.83%) QA
11 8 (6.96%) French Language

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 16 (13.91%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.61%) CMS
5 2 (1.74%) Confluence
5 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.87%) IIS
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (15.65%) MS Excel
2 16 (13.91%) MS Office
3 4 (3.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.87%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.87%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) 3G
1 7 (6.09%) 4G
1 7 (6.09%) Value-Added Service
2 6 (5.22%) BGP
2 6 (5.22%) Firewall
2 6 (5.22%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.35%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (4.35%) LDAP
3 5 (4.35%) LTE
3 5 (4.35%) MVNO
3 5 (4.35%) SNMP
4 4 (3.48%) MPLS
4 4 (3.48%) OSPF
4 4 (3.48%) RIP
4 4 (3.48%) VoIP
4 4 (3.48%) VPN
5 3 (2.61%) DOCSIS
5 3 (2.61%) IPsec
5 3 (2.61%) SMS
5 3 (2.61%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.87%) Big Data
3 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.87%) DB2
3 1 (0.87%) MS Access
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) JIRA
1 2 (1.74%) JUnit
1 2 (1.74%) Subversion
2 1 (0.87%) AppScan
General
1 17 (14.78%) Back Office
1 17 (14.78%) Front Office
2 14 (12.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 14 (12.17%) Telecoms
3 13 (11.30%) Finance
4 8 (6.96%) French Language
4 8 (6.96%) German Language
5 7 (6.09%) Manufacturing
5 7 (6.09%) Retail
6 5 (4.35%) Billing
7 4 (3.48%) Games
8 2 (1.74%) Legal
9 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (13.91%) Consultant
2 14 (12.17%) Analyst
3 12 (10.43%) Test Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Data Analyst
4 8 (6.96%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Tester
6 6 (5.22%) Migration Consultant
6 6 (5.22%) Testing Consultant
7 5 (4.35%) Auditor
7 5 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Back Office Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Packet Switch Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Switch Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Vendor Manager
9 3 (2.61%) Architect
9 3 (2.61%) Developer
9 3 (2.61%) PMO Lead
9 3 (2.61%) SharePoint Engineer
9 3 (2.61%) Validation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) jQuery
1 4 (3.48%) Silverlight
2 2 (1.74%) Ajax
2 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.74%) CSS
2 2 (1.74%) HTML
2 2 (1.74%) JSP
2 2 (1.74%) Spring
2 2 (1.74%) Spring MVC
2 2 (1.74%) Web Services
2 2 (1.74%) XML
2 2 (1.74%) XSD
3 1 (0.87%) EDI
3 1 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.04%) Statistics
2 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.48%) DTV
4 4 (3.48%) FMCG
4 4 (3.48%) IPTV
4 4 (3.48%) MPEG
4 4 (3.48%) Streaming Video
4 4 (3.48%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.61%) Chemistry
6 2 (1.74%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.74%) iPad
6 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.87%) Life Science
7 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.87%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.87%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.43%) Unix
2 6 (5.22%) Windows
3 4 (3.48%) Linux
3 4 (3.48%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.74%) AIX
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.87%) Solaris
5 1 (0.87%) VMS
5 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.26%) Configuration Management
2 18 (15.65%) Data Analysis
3 17 (14.78%) Capacity Management
3 17 (14.78%) Network Design
4 16 (13.91%) Project Management
5 15 (13.04%) Fault Management
5 15 (13.04%) Functional Testing
5 15 (13.04%) Migration
6 14 (12.17%) People Management
7 10 (8.70%) ITIL
8 8 (6.96%) Change Management
8 8 (6.96%) SDLC
9 6 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.22%) Service Management
10 5 (4.35%) Change Control
10 5 (4.35%) CRM
10 5 (4.35%) ERP
10 5 (4.35%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.35%) Scrum
10 5 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.61%) C
2 3 (2.61%) Java
2 3 (2.61%) Perl
3 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.87%) C++
3 1 (0.87%) Korn
3 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.87%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.09%) CCNA
5 6 (5.22%) Degree
6 4 (3.48%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.74%) CCNP
7 2 (1.74%) CISSP
7 2 (1.74%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.87%) CCDA
8 1 (0.87%) CEH
8 1 (0.87%) CITP
8 1 (0.87%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.87%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.83%) QA
2 8 (6.96%) GxP
3 6 (5.22%) SLA
4 5 (4.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.87%) RMADS
5 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.74%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.74%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (1.74%) SCCM
2 2 (1.74%) SCOM
2 2 (1.74%) WSUS
3 1 (0.87%) Endace
3 1 (0.87%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.87%) vMotion
3 1 (0.87%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.43%) SAP
3 7 (6.09%) EMC
4 6 (5.22%) JD Edwards
5 5 (4.35%) Siebel
6 4 (3.48%) Adobe
6 4 (3.48%) Apple
6 4 (3.48%) Juniper
6 4 (3.48%) Oracle
7 3 (2.61%) Cisco
7 3 (2.61%) Ericsson
7 3 (2.61%) Tektronix
7 3 (2.61%) VMware
8 2 (1.74%) Citrix
8 2 (1.74%) F5
8 2 (1.74%) Huawei
8 2 (1.74%) hybris
8 2 (1.74%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.74%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (1.74%) ServiceNow
Bracknell, Berkshire
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