The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 75 66 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Validation 56 55 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.95% 2.24% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.74% 3.29% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 16
Average daily rate £314 £308 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £363 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £367
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.25 £16.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.06% -68.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.15 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+27.16% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2045 1671 1976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.18% 68.18% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1058 673 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
South East

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 30 £325 - 2
Bracknell -6 7 £314 - 1
Maidenhead -5 4 £280 -6.66%
Slough +5 2 £218 +64.33%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 38 (30.40%) SQL
2 27 (21.60%) Migration
3 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 24 (19.20%) SC Cleared
4 24 (19.20%) Telecoms
4 24 (19.20%) Microsoft
5 23 (18.40%) LTE
6 22 (17.60%) Project Management
7 20 (16.00%) Oracle
8 19 (15.20%) SQL Server
9 18 (14.40%) HTML
9 18 (14.40%) 3G
10 17 (13.60%) XML
10 17 (13.60%) Windows
10 17 (13.60%) Degree
11 16 (12.80%) Active Directory
12 15 (12.00%) Cisco
12 15 (12.00%) CRM
12 15 (12.00%) CSS
13 13 (10.40%) VMware
13 13 (10.40%) SAP
13 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
13 13 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (10.40%) Radio Access Network
14 12 (9.60%) Data Modelling
14 12 (9.60%) ETL
15 11 (8.80%) MS Office
15 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
15 11 (8.80%) .NET
15 11 (8.80%) Configuration Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (3.20%) IIS
1 4 (3.20%) Tomcat
1 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.20%) Confluence
2 2 (1.60%) SAP EP
2 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.80%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.80%) CMS
3 1 (0.80%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.80%) MS Office
3 10 (8.00%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.80%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) SAP SD
1 5 (4.00%) SAP FI
1 5 (4.00%) SAP MM
1 5 (4.00%) SAP CRM
2 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.60%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.80%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.80%) JDE World
4 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.80%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.40%) LTE
2 18 (14.40%) 3G
3 13 (10.40%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (6.40%) VoIP
5 7 (5.60%) 4G
6 6 (4.80%) MVNO
6 6 (4.80%) Internet
7 5 (4.00%) GSM
7 5 (4.00%) LAN
7 5 (4.00%) DHCP
8 4 (3.20%) WCDMA
8 4 (3.20%) HTTP
8 4 (3.20%) SMS
8 4 (3.20%) L2TP
8 4 (3.20%) LLU
8 4 (3.20%) RANAP
8 4 (3.20%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.40%) Broadband
9 3 (2.40%) Parlay
9 3 (2.40%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.80%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (4.00%) MySQL
5 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.60%) IDOL
7 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.80%) Xcelsius
8 1 (0.80%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.80%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Firebug
2 5 (4.00%) LSMW
2 5 (4.00%) Subversion
2 5 (4.00%) JIRA
2 5 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (3.20%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (3.20%) JUnit
4 3 (2.40%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.60%) Ant
5 2 (1.60%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (1.60%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.80%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.80%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.80%) ERwin
6 1 (0.80%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (19.20%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.00%) Marketing
3 7 (5.60%) Publishing
4 5 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (4.00%) Finance
5 4 (3.20%) Retail
5 4 (3.20%) Billing
6 3 (2.40%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.60%) Legal
7 2 (1.60%) Games
8 1 (0.80%) Electronics
8 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.80%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Analyst
2 17 (13.60%) Architect
3 16 (12.80%) Consultant
4 15 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Designer
6 10 (8.00%) Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Technical Leader
8 6 (4.80%) Coordinator
8 6 (4.80%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Release Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (4.00%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.00%) RAN Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) UI Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) UI Programmer
10 4 (3.20%) Data Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) HTML
2 17 (13.60%) XML
3 15 (12.00%) CSS
4 11 (8.80%) .NET
4 11 (8.80%) jQuery
5 9 (7.20%) Ajax
6 7 (5.60%) XHTML
7 6 (4.80%) DOM
7 6 (4.80%) Ext JS
7 6 (4.80%) GWT
8 5 (4.00%) Dojo
8 5 (4.00%) ODBC
8 5 (4.00%) BAPI
9 4 (3.20%) WSDL
9 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
9 4 (3.20%) XSD
9 4 (3.20%) JSP
9 4 (3.20%) Spring MVC
9 4 (3.20%) Spring
10 2 (1.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Replication
2 5 (4.00%) Data Conversion
2 5 (4.00%) W3C
3 4 (3.20%) AS400
3 4 (3.20%) iPad
4 3 (2.40%) PKI
4 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.40%) Smartcard
4 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.60%) Economics
5 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.60%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.60%) Handset
5 2 (1.60%) Firmware
5 2 (1.60%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.60%) NHS
6 1 (0.80%) DTV
6 1 (0.80%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.80%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.60%) Windows
2 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.60%) Windows XP
3 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.80%) UNIX
4 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.60%) Android
5 2 (1.60%) Linux
5 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.60%) Migration
2 22 (17.60%) Project Management
3 15 (12.00%) CRM
4 12 (9.60%) Data Modelling
4 12 (9.60%) ETL
5 11 (8.80%) Configuration Management
5 11 (8.80%) Test Scripting
6 10 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (7.20%) Data Migration
7 9 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (6.40%) Network Design
8 8 (6.40%) Release Management
8 8 (6.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.40%) Data Validation
8 8 (6.40%) Test Strategy
8 8 (6.40%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (5.60%) Analytics
9 7 (5.60%) Data Mapping
9 7 (5.60%) Use Case
9 7 (5.60%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.40%) SQL
2 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.40%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.00%) C#
4 5 (4.00%) Java
5 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.60%) Perl
7 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.80%) ABAP
8 1 (0.80%) VBA
8 1 (0.80%) Python
8 1 (0.80%) Tcl
8 1 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.80%) VB
8 1 (0.80%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (19.20%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.60%) Degree
4 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.20%) ISEB
5 2 (1.60%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.80%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.80%) HND
6 1 (0.80%) CCNP
6 1 (0.80%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) QA
2 6 (4.80%) GxP
2 6 (4.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (4.00%) TickIT
3 5 (4.00%) WCAG
4 2 (1.60%) SLA
4 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (12.80%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.00%) XenApp
4 3 (2.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (2.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.80%) Netcool
2 1 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.80%) Puppet
2 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (19.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.00%) Oracle
3 15 (12.00%) Cisco
4 13 (10.40%) SAP
4 13 (10.40%) VMware
5 10 (8.00%) Informatica
6 6 (4.80%) Cognos
6 6 (4.80%) Business Objects
7 5 (4.00%) IBM
7 5 (4.00%) Citrix
7 5 (4.00%) Becrypt
8 4 (3.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (3.20%) hybris
9 3 (2.40%) EMC
9 3 (2.40%) Veritas
9 3 (2.40%) CA
9 3 (2.40%) Siebel
10 2 (1.60%) HP
10 2 (1.60%) Apple
10 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
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Spargonet Consulting Plc
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Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
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