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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 54 74 78
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 78 51 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.97% 1.97% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.30% 2.77% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 9
Average daily rate
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£356 £300 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -13.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £113 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £520 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.52% -9.33%
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
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +15 16 £400 +10.34%
Bracknell -3 12 £375 +25.00%
Slough -8 4 £270 +140.00%
Newbury - 4 £375 - 2
Maidenhead -2 1 £320 -36.00%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 65 (50.78%) Telecoms
2 36 (28.13%) LTE
3 35 (27.34%) 3G
4 29 (22.66%) Microsoft
4 29 (22.66%) Degree
4 29 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (21.88%) Project Management
6 23 (17.97%) VoLTE
7 22 (17.19%) ITIL
8 21 (16.41%) Test Strategy
9 20 (15.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 19 (14.84%) Cisco
11 18 (14.06%) CheckPoint
11 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
11 18 (14.06%) 4G
12 16 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 16 (12.50%) Billing
12 16 (12.50%) Firewall
12 16 (12.50%) SQL
13 15 (11.72%) Radio Access Network
14 14 (10.94%) F5
14 14 (10.94%) Linux
14 14 (10.94%) Red Hat
14 14 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (10.16%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (10.16%) CRM
16 12 (9.38%) DNS
16 12 (9.38%) CCNP
16 12 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (9.38%) Finance

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (7.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.34%) LiveCycle
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.78%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.78%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 36 (28.13%) LTE
2 35 (27.34%) 3G
3 23 (17.97%) VoLTE
4 18 (14.06%) 4G
5 16 (12.50%) Firewall
6 15 (11.72%) Radio Access Network
7 13 (10.16%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (9.38%) DNS
9 11 (8.59%) DHCP
9 11 (8.59%) Internet
9 11 (8.59%) Network Security
10 10 (7.81%) MPLS
11 9 (7.03%) Wireless
12 8 (6.25%) RANAP
12 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
12 8 (6.25%) MVNO
13 7 (5.47%) Cisco ISE
13 7 (5.47%) VPN
13 7 (5.47%) SSL
13 7 (5.47%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.78%) MS Access
6 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.78%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) TestDirector
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.56%) LSMW
4 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 65 (50.78%) Telecoms
2 16 (12.50%) Billing
3 12 (9.38%) Finance
4 7 (5.47%) Legal
5 6 (4.69%) Marketing
6 3 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.34%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (18.75%) Test Engineer
2 18 (14.06%) Analyst
2 18 (14.06%) Designer
3 13 (10.16%) Design Engineer
4 9 (7.03%) Voice Engineer
5 7 (5.47%) Test Manager
5 7 (5.47%) Architect
6 6 (4.69%) IP Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Environment Manager
7 5 (3.91%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 5 (3.91%) Senior Architect
7 5 (3.91%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.91%) Consultant
7 5 (3.91%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Programme Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Transition Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) .NET
1 7 (5.47%) Software Packaging
2 3 (2.34%) HTML
2 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.34%) CSS
3 2 (1.56%) XML
3 2 (1.56%) jQuery
3 2 (1.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.78%) BAPI
4 1 (0.78%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.66%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.03%) Replication
3 7 (5.47%) SecurID
4 6 (4.69%) Smart Meter
5 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.34%) Open Source
7 2 (1.56%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.56%) User Experience
7 2 (1.56%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.56%) PKI
7 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) AS400
8 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.78%) GIS
8 1 (0.78%) Statistics
8 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.94%) Linux
1 14 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (7.81%) Windows
3 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.91%) UNIX
5 1 (0.78%) VMS
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.88%) Project Management
2 22 (17.19%) ITIL
3 21 (16.41%) Test Strategy
4 13 (10.16%) CRM
5 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (7.81%) Migration
6 10 (7.81%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (7.03%) V-Model
8 8 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.47%) ETL
9 7 (5.47%) eTOM
9 7 (5.47%) Performance Management
9 7 (5.47%) Integration Testing
10 6 (4.69%) Web Testing
10 6 (4.69%) Test Management
10 6 (4.69%) Test Scripting
10 6 (4.69%) Capacity Management
10 6 (4.69%) Test Planning
10 6 (4.69%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.50%) SQL
2 6 (4.69%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.13%) Java
3 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.34%) C#
5 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (22.66%) Degree
2 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
3 16 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.38%) CCNP
4 12 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (7.03%) CISSP
6 8 (6.25%) MCSE
6 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (6.25%) MCITP
7 6 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (3.13%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.78%) CISA
10 1 (0.78%) CISM
10 1 (0.78%) GSEC
10 1 (0.78%) ISEB
10 1 (0.78%) CCA
10 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.91%) SLA
3 4 (3.13%) QA
4 2 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.78%) GxP
5 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 9 (7.03%) Active Directory
1 9 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.34%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.63%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 19 (14.84%) Cisco
4 18 (14.06%) CheckPoint
5 14 (10.94%) Red Hat
5 14 (10.94%) F5
6 9 (7.03%) VMware
7 8 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 8 (6.25%) Oracle
7 8 (6.25%) CA
8 7 (5.47%) HP
8 7 (5.47%) AlgoSec
8 7 (5.47%) Tufin
9 5 (3.91%) Juniper
9 5 (3.91%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (3.13%) Ericsson
10 4 (3.13%) Informatica
11 3 (2.34%) Nokia
11 3 (2.34%) Adobe
12 2 (1.56%) SAP
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 22 days ago