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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
South East / Berkshire
Rank 71 72 81
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Validation 36 55 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.80% 2.15% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 2.64% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 16
Median daily rate £425 £381 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% +7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £288 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £429 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £16.09 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £30.82
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.89%

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
1613 2086 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.49% 81.64% 75.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 1109 1056
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 62 44
Median hourly rate £23.34 £15.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.04% -44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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
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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Slough +15 10 £425 +6.25%
Reading -2 9 £600 +29.72%
Newbury +5 4 £325 +44.44% 1
Bracknell +1 2 - - 1
Maidenhead -4 2 £500 - 1
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 16 (20.51%) Functional Testing
2 15 (19.23%) SQL
2 15 (19.23%) Configuration Management
2 15 (19.23%) Front Office
2 15 (19.23%) Back Office
2 15 (19.23%) Statistics
2 15 (19.23%) Fault Management
2 15 (19.23%) Capacity Management
3 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 12 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (15.38%) Data Analysis
4 12 (15.38%) People Management
5 11 (14.10%) Finance
6 9 (11.54%) Migration
6 9 (11.54%) ETL
6 9 (11.54%) Huawei
7 8 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (10.26%) Oracle
8 7 (8.97%) MS Office
8 7 (8.97%) Linux
8 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
8 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (8.97%) French Language
8 7 (8.97%) German Language
8 7 (8.97%) VoLTE
9 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (7.69%) Feasibility Study
9 6 (7.69%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.69%) Information Management

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 3 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.28%) CMS
2 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) HFM
2 3 (3.85%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.28%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (1.28%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) CallidusCloud
2 1 (1.28%) Basecamp
2 1 (1.28%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) VoLTE
2 3 (3.85%) 3GPP
2 3 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.85%) VoIP
3 2 (2.56%) ADSL
3 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.56%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) MPLS
3 2 (2.56%) VoWiFi
3 2 (2.56%) VPN
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (1.28%) 3G
4 1 (1.28%) BGP
4 1 (1.28%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (1.28%) DSL
4 1 (1.28%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.28%) INAP
4 1 (1.28%) ISUP
4 1 (1.28%) OSPF
4 1 (1.28%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.69%) Essbase
4 6 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.41%) MS Access
5 5 (6.41%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (6.41%) Power BI
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (5.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.28%) Hyperion Smart View
8 1 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.56%) JMeter
3 2 (2.56%) Subversion
4 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.28%) SilkTest
4 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (19.23%) Back Office
1 15 (19.23%) Front Office
2 11 (14.10%) Finance
3 7 (8.97%) French Language
3 7 (8.97%) German Language
3 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.69%) Electronics
4 6 (7.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (6.41%) Marketing
6 2 (2.56%) Legal
7 1 (1.28%) Arabic Language
7 1 (1.28%) Banking
7 1 (1.28%) Billing
7 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Developer
2 10 (12.82%) Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Data Analyst
3 7 (8.97%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.97%) Test Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Electrical Design Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Electrical Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Architect
5 4 (5.13%) Auditor
5 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (5.13%) Design Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) OBIEE Developer
6 3 (3.85%) Data Migration Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Field Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Migration Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) SQL BI Developer
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Developer
6 3 (3.85%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (2.56%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) JSON
2 3 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.85%) J2EE
2 3 (3.85%) Kafka
2 3 (3.85%) REST
2 3 (3.85%) RESTful
2 3 (3.85%) SOAP
2 3 (3.85%) Spring
2 3 (3.85%) Spring Boot
2 3 (3.85%) Velocity
3 2 (2.56%) CSS
3 2 (2.56%) CSS3
3 2 (2.56%) HTML
3 2 (2.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.28%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.28%) jQuery
4 1 (1.28%) LESS
4 1 (1.28%) Node.js
4 1 (1.28%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.28%) PMI
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) Windows
3 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.56%) AIX
4 2 (2.56%) Solaris
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) Unix
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Functional Testing
2 15 (19.23%) Capacity Management
2 15 (19.23%) Configuration Management
2 15 (19.23%) Fault Management
2 15 (19.23%) Statistics
3 12 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (15.38%) Data Analysis
3 12 (15.38%) People Management
4 9 (11.54%) ETL
4 9 (11.54%) Migration
5 6 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 6 (7.69%) Feasibility Study
5 6 (7.69%) Information Management
5 6 (7.69%) Project Management
5 6 (7.69%) Visualisation
6 5 (6.41%) Campaign Management
6 5 (6.41%) Data Extraction
6 5 (6.41%) Data Integration
6 5 (6.41%) ERP
6 5 (6.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) Java
3 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.85%) Degree
1 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.56%) ISEB
2 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.28%) CCDA
3 1 (1.28%) CCDP
3 1 (1.28%) CCNA
3 1 (1.28%) CCNP
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Firmware
2 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (3.85%) Kibana
1 3 (3.85%) logstash
1 3 (3.85%) SCCM
2 2 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.56%) SCOM
2 2 (2.56%) WSUS
3 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.28%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (11.54%) Huawei
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) Hyperion
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco
4 4 (5.13%) HP
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.13%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) Callidus
5 3 (3.85%) EMC
5 3 (3.85%) IBM
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
6 2 (2.56%) Marketo
7 1 (1.28%) Avaya
7 1 (1.28%) Genesys
7 1 (1.28%) Nokia
7 1 (1.28%) Remedy
7 1 (1.28%) Saba
7 1 (1.28%) SAP
7 1 (1.28%) Veritas
7 1 (1.28%) webMethods