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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 70 87 78
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 58 41 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.32% 1.43% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 1.92% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 26
Average daily rate £340 £356 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.56% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £334 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.60 - £32.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.06%
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
1976 2131 1995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.13% 74.54% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 1123 1016
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 45
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.50 £32.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 18 £338 -6.89% 3
Bracknell - 7 £400 -
Slough +10 4 £400 - 1
Maidenhead +4 1 £420 +15.86% 1
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 21 (19.44%) Data Analysis
2 20 (18.52%) MS Office
3 19 (17.59%) MS Excel
4 18 (16.67%) Statistics
5 17 (15.74%) SharePoint
5 17 (15.74%) Front Office
5 17 (15.74%) Back Office
5 17 (15.74%) Capacity Management
6 16 (14.81%) Project Management
6 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
7 15 (13.89%) Migration
8 14 (12.96%) Configuration Management
8 14 (12.96%) SQL
9 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
9 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
9 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 12 (11.11%) SNMP
10 12 (11.11%) 3G
10 12 (11.11%) Network Design
11 11 (10.19%) Fault Management
11 11 (10.19%) Diameter Protocol
11 11 (10.19%) Functional Testing
11 11 (10.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (9.26%) Degree
12 10 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (9.26%) DNS
13 9 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (8.33%) Telecoms
13 9 (8.33%) Huawei

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 17 (15.74%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.19%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.85%) CMS
4 2 (1.85%) Confluence
4 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) Node.js
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (18.52%) MS Office
2 19 (17.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP EWM
1 1 (0.93%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Force.com
1 2 (1.85%) GitHub
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) TCP/IP
2 12 (11.11%) 3G
2 12 (11.11%) SNMP
3 11 (10.19%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (9.26%) DNS
5 8 (7.41%) SMTP
5 8 (7.41%) VoIP
6 7 (6.48%) 4G
7 6 (5.56%) BGP
8 5 (4.63%) Firewall
8 5 (4.63%) LTE
8 5 (4.63%) MPLS
8 5 (4.63%) OSPF
8 5 (4.63%) RIP
9 3 (2.78%) IPsec
9 3 (2.78%) MVNO
9 3 (2.78%) Value-Added Service
9 3 (2.78%) VPN
9 3 (2.78%) Wireless
10 2 (1.85%) DOCSIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) MySQL
1 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) DB2
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Ant
1 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.85%) JIRA
1 2 (1.85%) JUnit
1 2 (1.85%) Subversion
2 1 (0.93%) AppScan
2 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (15.74%) Back Office
1 17 (15.74%) Front Office
2 9 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 9 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.41%) Finance
3 8 (7.41%) French Language
3 8 (7.41%) German Language
4 7 (6.48%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.56%) Retail
6 3 (2.78%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (13.89%) Analyst
2 14 (12.96%) Test Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) Back Office Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Consultant
5 8 (7.41%) Data Analyst
5 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Auditor
7 5 (4.63%) Developer
8 4 (3.70%) Administrator
8 4 (3.70%) Architect
8 4 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) Data Administrator
8 4 (3.70%) Migration Consultant
8 4 (3.70%) Testing Consultant
8 4 (3.70%) Vendor Manager
9 3 (2.78%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow Consultant
9 3 (2.78%) SharePoint Consultant
9 3 (2.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) jQuery
1 5 (4.63%) Web Services
2 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
2 3 (2.78%) Silverlight
2 3 (2.78%) Spring
3 2 (1.85%) Ajax
3 2 (1.85%) CSS
3 2 (1.85%) HTML
3 2 (1.85%) JSP
3 2 (1.85%) REST
3 2 (1.85%) SOAP
3 2 (1.85%) Spring MVC
3 2 (1.85%) Visualforce
3 2 (1.85%) XML
3 2 (1.85%) XSD
4 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.93%) EDI
4 1 (0.93%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.93%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.67%) Statistics
2 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.70%) Chemistry
3 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.70%) FMCG
4 3 (2.78%) DTV
4 3 (2.78%) IPTV
4 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.78%) MPEG
4 3 (2.78%) Replication
4 3 (2.78%) Streaming Video
4 3 (2.78%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.93%) Informatics
6 1 (0.93%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.93%) Life Science
6 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.56%) Unix
2 4 (3.70%) Windows
3 3 (2.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.93%) Solaris
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) Data Analysis
2 17 (15.74%) Capacity Management
3 16 (14.81%) Project Management
4 15 (13.89%) Migration
5 14 (12.96%) Configuration Management
6 12 (11.11%) Network Design
7 11 (10.19%) Fault Management
7 11 (10.19%) Functional Testing
8 8 (7.41%) People Management
8 8 (7.41%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.48%) Change Management
10 6 (5.56%) Test Planning
11 5 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (3.70%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.70%) ITIL
12 4 (3.70%) PRINCE
12 4 (3.70%) Programme Management
12 4 (3.70%) Scrum
12 4 (3.70%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.96%) SQL
2 7 (6.48%) Java
3 5 (4.63%) C
4 2 (1.85%) Apex Code
4 2 (1.85%) C++
4 2 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.93%) Korn
5 1 (0.93%) Perl
5 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (9.26%) Degree
4 7 (6.48%) CCNA
5 4 (3.70%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.78%) CCNP
7 2 (1.85%) CISSP
7 2 (1.85%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.85%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.93%) CCDA
8 1 (0.93%) CEH
8 1 (0.93%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.93%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) GxP
2 6 (5.56%) SLA
3 4 (3.70%) QA
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) GMP
4 1 (0.93%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Firmware
1 1 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 9 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Endace
2 1 (0.93%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.93%) vMotion
2 1 (0.93%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.33%) Huawei
3 7 (6.48%) SAP
4 5 (4.63%) Cisco
4 5 (4.63%) Juniper
5 4 (3.70%) JD Edwards
6 3 (2.78%) Adobe
6 3 (2.78%) Apple
6 3 (2.78%) Nokia
6 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.85%) F5
7 2 (1.85%) hybris
7 2 (1.85%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.85%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.85%) Tektronix
8 1 (0.93%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.93%) HP
8 1 (0.93%) Veritas
8 1 (0.93%) VMware
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