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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 68 70 80
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 53 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.07% 2.06% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.87% 2.90% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 8
Average daily rate
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£356 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £161 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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
1845 1796 1652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.01% 71.24% 68.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 878 677
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 35 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 -13 18 £400 +33.33% 4
Slough +3 5 £268 -13.70% 1
Maidenhead - 5 £363 - 3
Newbury -4 1 £375 +233.33% 1
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 67 (63.81%) Telecoms
2 30 (28.57%) Cisco
3 26 (24.76%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (24.76%) CheckPoint
4 25 (23.81%) CCNP
4 25 (23.81%) Degree
5 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 24 (22.86%) Test Strategy
5 24 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (18.10%) 3G
7 16 (15.24%) Juniper
7 16 (15.24%) Project Management
7 16 (15.24%) ITIL
7 16 (15.24%) Firewall
8 15 (14.29%) SQL
8 15 (14.29%) LTE
9 14 (13.33%) Network Security
10 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
10 13 (12.38%) JNCIS
10 13 (12.38%) 4G
10 13 (12.38%) F5
11 12 (11.43%) VoLTE
11 12 (11.43%) Test Planning
11 12 (11.43%) Fortinet
11 12 (11.43%) Wireless
11 12 (11.43%) VPN
12 11 (10.48%) RIP
12 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
12 11 (10.48%) MPLS
12 11 (10.48%) OSPF

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 7 (6.67%) ArcGIS
2 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (2.86%) Lync
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (10.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.10%) 3G
2 16 (15.24%) Firewall
3 15 (14.29%) LTE
4 14 (13.33%) Network Security
5 13 (12.38%) 4G
6 12 (11.43%) VoLTE
6 12 (11.43%) Wireless
6 12 (11.43%) VPN
7 11 (10.48%) RIP
7 11 (10.48%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (10.48%) MPLS
7 11 (10.48%) OSPF
8 10 (9.52%) SSL
8 10 (9.52%) LAN
8 10 (9.52%) WLAN
9 9 (8.57%) SMS
9 9 (8.57%) VoIP
9 9 (8.57%) IPsec
9 9 (8.57%) Cisco ISE
9 9 (8.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.95%) DB2
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.95%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Selenium
1 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.90%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.90%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.95%) JMeter
3 1 (0.95%) JIRA
3 1 (0.95%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.95%) SoapUI
General
1 67 (63.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.81%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Marketing
4 3 (2.86%) Front Office
4 3 (2.86%) Back Office
5 2 (1.90%) Electronics
5 2 (1.90%) Games
5 2 (1.90%) Billing
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (31.43%) Test Engineer
2 19 (18.10%) IP Engineer
3 15 (14.29%) Analyst
4 8 (7.62%) Voice Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Data Manager
5 6 (5.71%) Security Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Senior Manager
5 6 (5.71%) Design Engineer
5 6 (5.71%) Data Analyst
6 5 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Security Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Network Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (3.81%) Test and Integration Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Network Design Specialist
8 3 (2.86%) OSS Architect
8 3 (2.86%) Back Office Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) XML
2 2 (1.90%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.95%) XSL
3 1 (0.95%) XSLT
3 1 (0.95%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.95%) JSON
3 1 (0.95%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.52%) SecurID
3 9 (8.57%) Replication
4 7 (6.67%) GIS
5 4 (3.81%) DTV
6 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.86%) Statistics
6 3 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.86%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.90%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.90%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.90%) MPEG
7 2 (1.90%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.90%) STB
7 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.90%) IPTV
7 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.95%) User Experience
8 1 (0.95%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.95%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) UNIX
1 7 (6.67%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Linux
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.90%) VMS
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.95%) AIX
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.86%) Test Strategy
2 16 (15.24%) ITIL
2 16 (15.24%) Project Management
3 12 (11.43%) Test Planning
4 10 (9.52%) Migration
4 10 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (9.52%) Data Analysis
4 10 (9.52%) eTOM
5 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.62%) Data Modelling
5 8 (7.62%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
8 5 (4.76%) Network Design
8 5 (4.76%) V-Model
8 5 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.76%) Test Scripting
8 5 (4.76%) Demand Forecasting
9 4 (3.81%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (6.67%) MATLAB
3 5 (4.76%) C
4 4 (3.81%) Java
5 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.95%) Jython
6 1 (0.95%) XPath
6 1 (0.95%) VB
6 1 (0.95%) Python
6 1 (0.95%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 26 (24.76%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (23.81%) CCNP
2 25 (23.81%) Degree
3 13 (12.38%) JNCIS
3 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
4 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
5 10 (9.52%) CISSP
6 6 (5.71%) ISEB
6 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.81%) MCSE
8 3 (2.86%) HND
8 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.90%) MCTS
9 2 (1.90%) CCA
10 1 (0.95%) MCP
10 1 (0.95%) CCNA
10 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.95%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (4.76%) GxP
3 3 (2.86%) SLA
3 3 (2.86%) GAMP
4 2 (1.90%) QA
5 1 (0.95%) GCP
5 1 (0.95%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.95%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) TrustSec
2 4 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.86%) OpenView
3 3 (2.86%) HP NNM
4 2 (1.90%) SCCM
5 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.95%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (28.57%) Cisco
2 26 (24.76%) CheckPoint
3 24 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 16 (15.24%) Juniper
5 13 (12.38%) F5
6 12 (11.43%) Fortinet
7 10 (9.52%) CA
8 9 (8.57%) HP
8 9 (8.57%) Tufin
8 9 (8.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 9 (8.57%) AlgoSec
9 7 (6.67%) Mapinfo
10 4 (3.81%) Huawei
10 4 (3.81%) Oracle
10 4 (3.81%) Nokia
11 3 (2.86%) Avaya
11 3 (2.86%) Adobe
11 3 (2.86%) Remedy
11 3 (2.86%) SevOne
12 2 (1.90%) Tektronix
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