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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 57 85 74
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 75 45 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.83% 1.79% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.01% 2.62% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £113 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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
1868 1716 1816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.41% 68.37% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 874 712
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £242 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 62
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% +6.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 17 £400 - 4
Bracknell -7 14 £375 +25.00% 1
Maidenhead +1 2 £320 - 1
Slough -17 2 £270 +140.00% 2
Newbury - 2 £500 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 55 (44.72%) Telecoms
2 38 (30.89%) LTE
3 37 (30.08%) 3G
4 35 (28.46%) Project Management
5 32 (26.02%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (19.51%) VoLTE
6 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 24 (19.51%) Degree
7 20 (16.26%) Billing
8 19 (15.45%) ITIL
8 19 (15.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 18 (14.63%) 4G
9 18 (14.63%) SQL
10 17 (13.82%) Finance
10 17 (13.82%) Test Strategy
11 16 (13.01%) Radio Access Network
12 15 (12.20%) CRM
13 13 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (10.57%) Security Cleared
14 12 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (9.76%) DNS
14 12 (9.76%) Linux
14 12 (9.76%) Red Hat
15 11 (8.94%) SQL Server
15 11 (8.94%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (8.94%) SC Cleared
16 10 (8.13%) V-Model
16 10 (8.13%) Migration
16 10 (8.13%) MS Excel
16 10 (8.13%) Configuration Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 8 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.44%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.81%) Confluence
4 1 (0.81%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.81%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) SAP EP
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.81%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.81%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.81%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.81%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 38 (30.89%) LTE
2 37 (30.08%) 3G
3 24 (19.51%) VoLTE
4 18 (14.63%) 4G
5 16 (13.01%) Radio Access Network
6 12 (9.76%) DNS
7 9 (7.32%) RANAP
8 8 (6.50%) Firewall
8 8 (6.50%) MVNO
9 7 (5.69%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (5.69%) Internet
9 7 (5.69%) INAP
9 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.69%) DHCP
10 5 (4.07%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (4.07%) BGP
10 5 (4.07%) MPLS
10 5 (4.07%) Wireless
11 4 (3.25%) HTTP
11 4 (3.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.44%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) MS Access
6 1 (0.81%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) IDOL
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (5.69%) TestDirector
2 3 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.63%) JIRA
3 2 (1.63%) LSMW
4 1 (0.81%) JUnit
4 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 55 (44.72%) Telecoms
2 20 (16.26%) Billing
3 17 (13.82%) Finance
4 8 (6.50%) Marketing
5 7 (5.69%) Legal
6 4 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.44%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Electronics
8 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (17.07%) Analyst
2 19 (15.45%) Designer
3 18 (14.63%) Test Engineer
4 11 (8.94%) Design Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Architect
5 9 (7.32%) Voice Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Senior Architect
6 7 (5.69%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (5.69%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.88%) Consultant
7 6 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.07%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Test Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Environment Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Transition Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Quality Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.69%) .NET
2 6 (4.88%) Software Packaging
3 4 (3.25%) HTML
3 4 (3.25%) CSS
4 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.44%) XML
4 3 (2.44%) jQuery
5 2 (1.63%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.81%) XSD
6 1 (0.81%) JSP
6 1 (0.81%) SOAP
6 1 (0.81%) BAPI
6 1 (0.81%) Spring
6 1 (0.81%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.81%) ArcObjects
6 1 (0.81%) Ajax
6 1 (0.81%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.02%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Replication
3 5 (4.07%) Smart Meter
4 4 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.44%) Open Source
5 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.63%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.63%) SecurID
6 2 (1.63%) PKI
6 2 (1.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.81%) DTV
7 1 (0.81%) GIS
7 1 (0.81%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.81%) AS400
7 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 12 (9.76%) Linux
2 9 (7.32%) Windows
3 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.88%) UNIX
5 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.81%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.46%) Project Management
2 19 (15.45%) ITIL
3 17 (13.82%) Test Strategy
4 15 (12.20%) CRM
5 13 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.94%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (8.13%) V-Model
7 10 (8.13%) Migration
7 10 (8.13%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.69%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.69%) ETL
8 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.69%) Logistics
8 7 (5.69%) Performance Management
8 7 (5.69%) Integration Testing
8 7 (5.69%) Web Testing
8 7 (5.69%) Test Management
8 7 (5.69%) Test Scripting
8 7 (5.69%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.88%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) SQL
2 7 (5.69%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.07%) Java
4 4 (3.25%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.44%) C#
6 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.81%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.81%) ABAP
7 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (19.51%) Degree
2 13 (10.57%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.94%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.69%) MCSE
4 7 (5.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (5.69%) MCITP
5 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.44%) CISSP
6 3 (2.44%) ISEB
7 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.63%) CCNP
8 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.81%) CCA
8 1 (0.81%) CISA
8 1 (0.81%) CISM
8 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 4 (3.25%) SLA
3 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.44%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.81%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.81%) GxP
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.50%) Active Directory
1 8 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.44%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 12 (9.76%) Red Hat
4 8 (6.50%) VMware
4 8 (6.50%) Cisco
5 7 (5.69%) F5
5 7 (5.69%) HP
5 7 (5.69%) CheckPoint
5 7 (5.69%) PeopleSoft
5 7 (5.69%) Oracle
6 5 (4.07%) SAP
7 4 (3.25%) Informatica
8 3 (2.44%) CA
8 3 (2.44%) Ericsson
8 3 (2.44%) Adobe
9 2 (1.63%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.63%) Nokia
9 2 (1.63%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.63%) Tufin
9 2 (1.63%) AlgoSec
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