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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 53 63 76
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 66 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.86% 2.45% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 3.21% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 15
Median daily rate £363 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £260 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.25 £55.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.63% +29.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.04% -0.66%
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
1851 1962 1918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.10% 76.16% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 968 1122 949
Median daily rate £420 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 71 21
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% +97.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +9 15 £390 -2.50% 2
Newbury -12 7 £375 -
Slough +11 6 £413 +3.12%
Bracknell -3 6 £350 -
Maidenhead -6 5 £463 +27.58%
Wokingham -11 1 £288 -5.42%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 22 (19.64%) SQL
2 21 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 21 (18.75%) Migration
3 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
4 17 (15.18%) SAP
5 16 (14.29%) Back Office
5 16 (14.29%) Network Design
5 16 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 15 (13.39%) Capacity Management
6 15 (13.39%) People Management
6 15 (13.39%) Front Office
6 15 (13.39%) Fault Management
7 13 (11.61%) Statistics
7 13 (11.61%) Finance
7 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
7 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
8 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (10.71%) MS Office
8 12 (10.71%) Unix
8 12 (10.71%) Telecoms
8 12 (10.71%) Data Analysis
9 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
10 10 (8.93%) ETL
10 10 (8.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (8.93%) Project Management
10 10 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (8.93%) LSMW
10 10 (8.93%) Data Conversion
10 10 (8.93%) Data Extraction
10 10 (8.93%) SAP Data Services

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 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.68%) CMS
3 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.79%) Confluence
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.89%) Apache
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.89%) GemFire
5 1 (0.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (16.07%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.36%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.68%) SAP APO
3 2 (1.79%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.89%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.89%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.89%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.89%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.89%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.89%) GitHub
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) 3G
1 7 (6.25%) 4G
1 7 (6.25%) Value-Added Service
2 6 (5.36%) LDAP
3 5 (4.46%) Firewall
3 5 (4.46%) LTE
3 5 (4.46%) MVNO
4 4 (3.57%) BGP
5 3 (2.68%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (2.68%) IPsec
5 3 (2.68%) MPLS
5 3 (2.68%) SMS
5 3 (2.68%) VoIP
5 3 (2.68%) VoLTE
5 3 (2.68%) VPN
6 2 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.79%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.79%) RIP
6 2 (1.79%) SNMP
6 2 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.79%) Big Data
4 2 (1.79%) MySQL
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
5 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.89%) HBase
5 1 (0.89%) MS Access
5 1 (0.89%) OLTP
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.93%) LSMW
2 3 (2.68%) JUnit
2 3 (2.68%) Subversion
3 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.89%) AppScan
4 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.89%) Gradle
4 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (14.29%) Back Office
2 15 (13.39%) Front Office
3 13 (11.61%) Finance
4 12 (10.71%) Telecoms
5 10 (8.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (5.36%) Billing
6 6 (5.36%) French Language
6 6 (5.36%) German Language
7 5 (4.46%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.68%) Retail
9 2 (1.79%) Games
9 2 (1.79%) Legal
10 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (19.64%) Consultant
2 12 (10.71%) Analyst
2 12 (10.71%) SAP Consultant
2 12 (10.71%) Test Engineer
3 11 (9.82%) Data Consultant
3 11 (9.82%) Migration Consultant
3 11 (9.82%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) SAP Data Consultant
5 7 (6.25%) Tester
6 6 (5.36%) Auditor
6 6 (5.36%) Business Analyst
6 6 (5.36%) Data Migration Consultant
6 6 (5.36%) Network Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 6 (5.36%) SAP Migration Consultant
7 4 (3.57%) Data Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Packet Switch Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) Switch Engineer
8 3 (2.68%) SharePoint Consultant
8 3 (2.68%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) BAPI
2 4 (3.57%) Spring
3 3 (2.68%) Ajax
3 3 (2.68%) CSS
3 3 (2.68%) HTML
3 3 (2.68%) jQuery
4 2 (1.79%) JSON
4 2 (1.79%) JSP
4 2 (1.79%) Silverlight
4 2 (1.79%) Spring MVC
4 2 (1.79%) Web Services
4 2 (1.79%) XML
4 2 (1.79%) XSD
5 1 (0.89%) .NET
5 1 (0.89%) Java EE
5 1 (0.89%) OAuth
5 1 (0.89%) RESTful
5 1 (0.89%) SAML
5 1 (0.89%) SOAP
5 1 (0.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Statistics
2 12 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.93%) Data Conversion
3 10 (8.93%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.68%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.68%) AS400
4 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.68%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.68%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.79%) Digital TV
5 2 (1.79%) iPad
5 2 (1.79%) IPTV
5 2 (1.79%) Life Science
5 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) MPEG
5 2 (1.79%) Replication
5 2 (1.79%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.79%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.89%) FMCG
6 1 (0.89%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.71%) Unix
2 5 (4.46%) Windows
3 4 (3.57%) Linux
3 4 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.79%) AIX
5 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.89%) VMS
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) Configuration Management
1 21 (18.75%) Migration
2 16 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 16 (14.29%) Network Design
3 15 (13.39%) Capacity Management
3 15 (13.39%) Fault Management
3 15 (13.39%) People Management
4 12 (10.71%) Data Analysis
5 10 (8.93%) ETL
5 10 (8.93%) Project Management
5 10 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (8.04%) Data Cleansing
6 9 (8.04%) ITIL
7 8 (7.14%) ERP
8 7 (6.25%) SDLC
9 6 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.36%) Change Control
9 6 (5.36%) CRM
9 6 (5.36%) Data Migration
9 6 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.64%) SQL
2 6 (5.36%) T-SQL
3 5 (4.46%) Java
4 4 (3.57%) C
5 3 (2.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.89%) C++
6 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.89%) Korn
6 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.89%) Python
6 1 (0.89%) Scala
6 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.36%) Degree
4 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) CCNA
6 2 (1.79%) CCNP
6 2 (1.79%) CISSP
6 2 (1.79%) ISEB
6 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.79%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.89%) CCDA
7 1 (0.89%) CEH
7 1 (0.89%) CITP
7 1 (0.89%) HNC
7 1 (0.89%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) Data Quality
2 8 (7.14%) QA
3 6 (5.36%) GxP
4 5 (4.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (4.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (2.68%) SLA
6 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.89%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.89%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (1.79%) SCCM
2 2 (1.79%) SCOM
2 2 (1.79%) WSUS
3 1 (0.89%) Endace
3 1 (0.89%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.89%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (15.18%) SAP
2 11 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.25%) EMC
4 6 (5.36%) Siebel
5 4 (3.57%) Ericsson
5 4 (3.57%) Juniper
5 4 (3.57%) Oracle
6 3 (2.68%) Cisco
7 2 (1.79%) Adobe
7 2 (1.79%) Apple
7 2 (1.79%) Citrix
7 2 (1.79%) F5
7 2 (1.79%) hybris
7 2 (1.79%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.79%) Nokia Networks
7 2 (1.79%) Samsung
7 2 (1.79%) Tektronix
7 2 (1.79%) VMware
8 1 (0.89%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.89%) GENBAND