The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 86 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 48 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.71% 2.31% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 3.10% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 21
Average daily rate
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£369 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £224 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £526 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £371 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.77% +17.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +89.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +19.04%
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
1979 2032 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.40% 74.65% 70.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 1071 625
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 54 66
Average hourly rate £28.75 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £166.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -16 9 £375 - 4
Slough 0 5 £263 +109.16% 2
Newbury -3 2 £369 -
Maidenhead +4 1 £363 +25.00% 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 74 (61.16%) Telecoms
2 36 (29.75%) Microsoft
3 31 (25.62%) 3G
3 31 (25.62%) Degree
4 30 (24.79%) Cisco
5 28 (23.14%) CheckPoint
5 28 (23.14%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (21.49%) LTE
7 23 (19.01%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (19.01%) Test Strategy
8 22 (18.18%) CCNP
8 22 (18.18%) ITIL
9 21 (17.36%) Project Management
9 21 (17.36%) Firewall
10 20 (16.53%) F5
10 20 (16.53%) VoLTE
11 18 (14.88%) SC Cleared
11 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
11 18 (14.88%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (14.05%) Network Security
12 17 (14.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 17 (14.05%) 4G
13 15 (12.40%) Internet
13 15 (12.40%) Linux
14 14 (11.57%) SQL
14 14 (11.57%) Fortinet
14 14 (11.57%) Radio Access Network
15 13 (10.74%) Test Planning
15 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (10.74%) Billing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.48%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.48%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.83%) Lync
4 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 10 (8.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (4.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.62%) 3G
2 26 (21.49%) LTE
3 21 (17.36%) Firewall
4 20 (16.53%) VoLTE
5 18 (14.88%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (14.05%) Network Security
6 17 (14.05%) 4G
7 15 (12.40%) Internet
8 14 (11.57%) Radio Access Network
9 13 (10.74%) MPLS
10 12 (9.92%) LAN
10 12 (9.92%) WLAN
10 12 (9.92%) Wireless
11 11 (9.09%) IPsec
11 11 (9.09%) RIP
11 11 (9.09%) OSPF
11 11 (9.09%) VPN
11 11 (9.09%) SSL
11 11 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
12 10 (8.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) TestDirector
1 5 (4.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.48%) Selenium
2 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.83%) JMeter
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 74 (61.16%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.74%) Billing
3 5 (4.13%) Marketing
3 5 (4.13%) Finance
3 5 (4.13%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Test Engineer
2 17 (14.05%) Analyst
3 16 (13.22%) Designer
4 14 (11.57%) IP Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Voice Engineer
4 14 (11.57%) Design Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Security Engineer
6 7 (5.79%) Test Manager
7 6 (4.96%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.96%) Environment Manager
8 4 (3.31%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Network Security Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Developer
8 4 (3.31%) Consultant
8 4 (3.31%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.31%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Security Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Network Design Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.13%) .NET
1 5 (4.13%) Software Packaging
2 3 (2.48%) HTML
2 3 (2.48%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.48%) CSS
3 2 (1.65%) XML
3 2 (1.65%) jQuery
3 2 (1.65%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.14%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.74%) Replication
3 12 (9.92%) SecurID
4 6 (4.96%) Smart Meter
5 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.48%) GIS
6 3 (2.48%) Open Source
7 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.65%) User Experience
7 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.83%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.40%) Linux
2 12 (9.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (7.44%) Windows
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.31%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.01%) Test Strategy
2 22 (18.18%) ITIL
3 21 (17.36%) Project Management
4 13 (10.74%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (10.74%) Test Planning
5 12 (9.92%) eTOM
6 11 (9.09%) CRM
6 11 (9.09%) V-Model
7 10 (8.26%) Configuration Management
8 9 (7.44%) Data Modelling
9 8 (6.61%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.61%) Migration
9 8 (6.61%) Data Analysis
9 8 (6.61%) Test Scripting
9 8 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (5.79%) Integration Testing
10 7 (5.79%) TDD
10 7 (5.79%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.79%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) SQL
2 6 (4.96%) Java
3 5 (4.13%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.48%) MATLAB
4 3 (2.48%) C
4 3 (2.48%) C#
4 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (25.62%) Degree
2 23 (19.01%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (18.18%) CCNP
4 18 (14.88%) SC Cleared
4 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.74%) CISSP
6 8 (6.61%) JNCIS
7 7 (5.79%) MCSE
7 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (4.96%) MCITP
8 6 (4.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (4.13%) ISEB
9 5 (4.13%) VCP4
10 3 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.48%) HND
11 1 (0.83%) CCNA
11 1 (0.83%) CISA
11 1 (0.83%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.65%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.83%) GCP
3 1 (0.83%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.48%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (29.75%) Microsoft
2 30 (24.79%) Cisco
3 28 (23.14%) CheckPoint
4 20 (16.53%) F5
5 17 (14.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 14 (11.57%) Fortinet
7 12 (9.92%) Red Hat
7 12 (9.92%) CA
8 11 (9.09%) Juniper
8 11 (9.09%) Tufin
8 11 (9.09%) AlgoSec
9 7 (5.79%) Oracle
9 7 (5.79%) VMware
10 5 (4.13%) Nokia
10 5 (4.13%) HP
11 4 (3.31%) Ericsson
12 3 (2.48%) Mapinfo
12 3 (2.48%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (2.48%) Adobe
13 2 (1.65%) Informatica
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £23000 per annum + pro rata for 6 month ftc
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago