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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 64 55 70
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +15
Contract jobs citing Validation 60 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.51% 2.87% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 3.71% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 18
Median daily rate £363 £377 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £257 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £55.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.18% +29.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -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
1920 1996 1912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.27% 77.48% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 1055 908
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 72 21
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +5 17 £325 -18.75% 4
Newbury -11 7 £375 -
Slough +10 6 £413 +42.24%
Maidenhead -4 5 £391 +13.40%
Bracknell -6 5 £388 -
Wokingham - 1 £288 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 23 (19.17%) MS Excel
2 22 (18.33%) SQL
2 22 (18.33%) Migration
3 19 (15.83%) Configuration Management
3 19 (15.83%) SAP
4 18 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 17 (14.17%) Finance
5 17 (14.17%) MS Office
6 16 (13.33%) SharePoint
6 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 15 (12.50%) Back Office
7 15 (12.50%) Project Management
7 15 (12.50%) Network Design
8 14 (11.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (11.67%) Front Office
8 14 (11.67%) Capacity Management
8 14 (11.67%) Functional Testing
8 14 (11.67%) People Management
9 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (10.83%) SC Cleared
9 13 (10.83%) Telecoms
9 13 (10.83%) Fault Management
10 12 (10.00%) Statistics
10 12 (10.00%) Unix
11 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
11 10 (8.33%) GxP
11 10 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (7.50%) ITIL
12 9 (7.50%) Cisco Certification

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 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.50%) CMS
5 2 (1.67%) Confluence
5 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 23 (19.17%) MS Excel
2 17 (14.17%) MS Office
3 4 (3.33%) MS Project
4 2 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.50%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.67%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.83%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.83%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.83%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.83%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.83%) 3G
1 7 (5.83%) 4G
1 7 (5.83%) Value-Added Service
2 6 (5.00%) Firewall
2 6 (5.00%) LDAP
3 5 (4.17%) LTE
3 5 (4.17%) MVNO
4 4 (3.33%) BGP
5 3 (2.50%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (2.50%) IPsec
5 3 (2.50%) MPLS
5 3 (2.50%) SMS
5 3 (2.50%) VPN
6 2 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.67%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.67%) RIP
6 2 (1.67%) SNMP
6 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.67%) VoIP
6 2 (1.67%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) SAP Data Services
3 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) Big Data
5 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.83%) MS Access
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) LSMW
2 3 (2.50%) Subversion
3 2 (1.67%) JIRA
3 2 (1.67%) JUnit
4 1 (0.83%) AppScan
4 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (14.17%) Finance
2 15 (12.50%) Back Office
3 14 (11.67%) Front Office
3 14 (11.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (10.83%) Telecoms
5 8 (6.67%) French Language
5 8 (6.67%) German Language
6 7 (5.83%) Manufacturing
6 7 (5.83%) Retail
7 6 (5.00%) Billing
8 2 (1.67%) Games
8 2 (1.67%) Legal
9 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (16.67%) Consultant
2 16 (13.33%) Analyst
3 11 (9.17%) Test Engineer
4 10 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
5 9 (7.50%) Data Analyst
5 9 (7.50%) SAP Consultant
6 8 (6.67%) Data Consultant
6 8 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.83%) SAP Data Consultant
7 7 (5.83%) Tester
8 5 (4.17%) Auditor
8 5 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Data Migration Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) Packet Switch Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) SAP Migration Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) Switch Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Testing Consultant
10 3 (2.50%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) BAPI
2 3 (2.50%) Ajax
2 3 (2.50%) CSS
2 3 (2.50%) HTML
2 3 (2.50%) jQuery
2 3 (2.50%) Spring
3 2 (1.67%) JSP
3 2 (1.67%) Silverlight
3 2 (1.67%) Spring MVC
3 2 (1.67%) Web Services
3 2 (1.67%) XML
3 2 (1.67%) XSD
4 1 (0.83%) Java EE
4 1 (0.83%) JSON
4 1 (0.83%) OAuth
4 1 (0.83%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.83%) RESTful
4 1 (0.83%) SAML
4 1 (0.83%) SOAP
4 1 (0.83%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.00%) Statistics
3 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.83%) Data Conversion
3 7 (5.83%) Data Extraction
4 5 (4.17%) FMCG
5 3 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.50%) AS400
5 3 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.67%) Digital TV
6 2 (1.67%) iPad
6 2 (1.67%) IPTV
6 2 (1.67%) Life Science
6 2 (1.67%) MPEG
6 2 (1.67%) Replication
6 2 (1.67%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.67%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.00%) Unix
2 5 (4.17%) Windows
3 4 (3.33%) Linux
3 4 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.67%) AIX
4 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) Solaris
5 1 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.33%) Migration
2 19 (15.83%) Configuration Management
3 18 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 15 (12.50%) Network Design
4 15 (12.50%) Project Management
5 14 (11.67%) Capacity Management
5 14 (11.67%) Functional Testing
5 14 (11.67%) People Management
6 13 (10.83%) Fault Management
7 9 (7.50%) ITIL
7 9 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.67%) ERP
8 8 (6.67%) SDLC
9 7 (5.83%) Change Management
9 7 (5.83%) ETL
10 6 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.00%) Change Control
10 6 (5.00%) CRM
10 6 (5.00%) Data Cleansing
10 6 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.33%) SQL
2 4 (3.33%) Java
2 4 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.50%) C
3 3 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.83%) C++
4 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.83%) Korn
4 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.83%) CCNA
5 6 (5.00%) Degree
6 4 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.67%) CCNP
7 2 (1.67%) CISSP
7 2 (1.67%) ISEB
7 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.67%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.83%) CCDA
8 1 (0.83%) CEH
8 1 (0.83%) CITP
8 1 (0.83%) HNC
8 1 (0.83%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.83%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) GxP
2 9 (7.50%) QA
3 6 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 6 (5.00%) SLA
4 5 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.83%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (1.67%) SCCM
2 2 (1.67%) SCOM
2 2 (1.67%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) Endace
3 1 (0.83%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.83%) vMotion
3 1 (0.83%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) SAP
2 16 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.67%) EMC
4 6 (5.00%) JD Edwards
4 6 (5.00%) Siebel
5 5 (4.17%) Oracle
6 4 (3.33%) Ericsson
6 4 (3.33%) Juniper
7 3 (2.50%) Cisco
7 3 (2.50%) VMware
8 2 (1.67%) Adobe
8 2 (1.67%) Apple
8 2 (1.67%) Citrix
8 2 (1.67%) F5
8 2 (1.67%) hybris
8 2 (1.67%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.67%) Nokia Networks
8 2 (1.67%) Samsung
8 2 (1.67%) Tektronix
9 1 (0.83%) 3PAR