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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 92 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 38 55 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.33% 1.98% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.76% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 13
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£363 £314 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £204 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £505 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £32.63 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +103.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +23.93%
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
2019 1995 1737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.77% 71.84% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1025 689
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 45 55
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £168.75 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 24 April 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 -15 14 £375 +15.38% 5
Slough +2 5 - -
Maidenhead +3 1 £363 +29.46%
Newbury -8 1 £375 +233.33%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (65.69%) Telecoms
2 31 (30.39%) Cisco
3 29 (28.43%) Degree
3 29 (28.43%) Microsoft
4 27 (26.47%) CheckPoint
5 24 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (22.55%) CCNP
7 21 (20.59%) Test Strategy
7 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (18.63%) 3G
8 19 (18.63%) Firewall
9 18 (17.65%) ITIL
9 18 (17.65%) F5
10 16 (15.69%) Network Security
10 16 (15.69%) SC Cleared
10 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
10 16 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (14.71%) LTE
11 15 (14.71%) Project Management
12 14 (13.73%) Wireless
12 14 (13.73%) Fortinet
13 13 (12.75%) MPLS
13 13 (12.75%) OSPF
13 13 (12.75%) RIP
13 13 (12.75%) VPN
13 13 (12.75%) VoLTE
13 13 (12.75%) Test Planning
14 12 (11.76%) Juniper
14 12 (11.76%) CA
14 12 (11.76%) LAN

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (6.86%) SharePoint
1 7 (6.86%) ArcGIS
2 3 (2.94%) Lync
2 3 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.63%) 3G
1 19 (18.63%) Firewall
2 16 (15.69%) Network Security
2 16 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (14.71%) LTE
4 14 (13.73%) Wireless
5 13 (12.75%) MPLS
5 13 (12.75%) OSPF
5 13 (12.75%) RIP
5 13 (12.75%) VPN
5 13 (12.75%) VoLTE
6 12 (11.76%) LAN
6 12 (11.76%) WLAN
7 11 (10.78%) Internet
7 11 (10.78%) IPsec
7 11 (10.78%) SSL
7 11 (10.78%) Cisco ISE
7 11 (10.78%) 4G
8 8 (7.84%) DNS
8 8 (7.84%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Selenium
1 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.96%) TestDirector
2 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.98%) JIRA
3 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.98%) JMeter
General
1 67 (65.69%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.88%) Legal
3 5 (4.90%) Finance
4 3 (2.94%) Billing
5 2 (1.96%) Marketing
5 2 (1.96%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (30.39%) Test Engineer
2 15 (14.71%) IP Engineer
3 12 (11.76%) Analyst
4 11 (10.78%) Design Engineer
5 9 (8.82%) Voice Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Network Engineer
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Data Manager
7 6 (5.88%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.90%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Consultant
9 4 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Network Design Specialist
9 4 (3.92%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Network Security Specialist
9 4 (3.92%) Security Specialist
9 4 (3.92%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.94%) Software Packaging
1 3 (2.94%) XML
2 2 (1.96%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.98%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.98%) XSL
3 1 (0.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.76%) SecurID
3 11 (10.78%) Replication
4 7 (6.86%) GIS
5 4 (3.92%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.96%) DTV
7 2 (1.96%) MPEG
7 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.96%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.96%) IPTV
7 2 (1.96%) STB
7 2 (1.96%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.98%) Life Science
8 1 (0.98%) PMI
8 1 (0.98%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.78%) Linux
2 8 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.88%) UNIX
3 6 (5.88%) Windows
4 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.59%) Test Strategy
2 18 (17.65%) ITIL
3 15 (14.71%) Project Management
4 13 (12.75%) Test Planning
5 12 (11.76%) eTOM
6 10 (9.80%) Data Analysis
7 9 (8.82%) Migration
7 9 (8.82%) Service Delivery
8 8 (7.84%) Data Modelling
8 8 (7.84%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (7.84%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (6.86%) Demand Forecasting
10 5 (4.90%) Integration Testing
10 5 (4.90%) Test Scripting
10 5 (4.90%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.80%) SQL
2 7 (6.86%) MATLAB
3 5 (4.90%) C
4 3 (2.94%) Java
5 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.98%) Jython
6 1 (0.98%) XPath
6 1 (0.98%) XQuery
6 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (28.43%) Degree
2 24 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (22.55%) CCNP
4 16 (15.69%) SC Cleared
4 16 (15.69%) Security Cleared
5 12 (11.76%) CISSP
6 9 (8.82%) JNCIS
7 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.86%) MCSE
8 5 (4.90%) ISEB
9 4 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (3.92%) MCITP
9 4 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.94%) HND
11 2 (1.96%) CCA
12 1 (0.98%) GSEC
12 1 (0.98%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.98%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.98%) GCP
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.98%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.92%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (30.39%) Cisco
2 29 (28.43%) Microsoft
3 27 (26.47%) CheckPoint
4 18 (17.65%) F5
5 14 (13.73%) Fortinet
6 12 (11.76%) Juniper
6 12 (11.76%) CA
6 12 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 11 (10.78%) Tufin
7 11 (10.78%) AlgoSec
8 8 (7.84%) Red Hat
9 7 (6.86%) Mapinfo
10 5 (4.90%) VMware
11 4 (3.92%) Nokia
11 4 (3.92%) Ericsson
11 4 (3.92%) HP
12 3 (2.94%) Callidus
12 3 (2.94%) Avaya
12 3 (2.94%) Adobe
12 3 (2.94%) Oracle
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