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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 61 73 100
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +27
Contract jobs citing Validation 60 53 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.52% 2.17% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 2.93% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 6
Average daily rate
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£377 £400 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.75% +113.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £245 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £470 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +15.38%
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
1765 1811 1672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 74.07% 74.25% 70.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 853 715
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 22 35
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +8 19 £400 - 3
Newbury +7 9 £375 -
Maidenhead - 9 £318 -
Slough +2 3 £290 -6.45% 1
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 51 (49.51%) Telecoms
2 25 (24.27%) 3G
3 24 (23.30%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (19.42%) Project Management
4 20 (19.42%) SQL
5 19 (18.45%) LTE
6 18 (17.48%) VoLTE
7 17 (16.50%) Test Planning
7 17 (16.50%) Test Strategy
7 17 (16.50%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (15.53%) Cisco
8 16 (15.53%) HP
8 16 (15.53%) Migration
9 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
9 15 (14.56%) Diameter Protocol
10 14 (13.59%) 4G
11 13 (12.62%) MS Excel
12 12 (11.65%) UNIX
12 12 (11.65%) Degree
13 11 (10.68%) Data Analysis
13 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (10.68%) CheckPoint
13 11 (10.68%) Radio Access Network
14 10 (9.71%) Juniper
14 10 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (9.71%) VoIP
14 10 (9.71%) SMS
15 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
15 9 (8.74%) CCNP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (6.80%) ArcGIS
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.88%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.91%) Lync
3 3 (2.91%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (1.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (12.62%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.83%) MS Office
3 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.27%) 3G
2 19 (18.45%) LTE
3 18 (17.48%) VoLTE
4 15 (14.56%) Diameter Protocol
5 14 (13.59%) 4G
6 11 (10.68%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (9.71%) SMS
7 10 (9.71%) VoIP
8 9 (8.74%) TCP/IP
8 9 (8.74%) Firewall
9 7 (6.80%) SNMP
10 6 (5.83%) Wireshark
10 6 (5.83%) RNC
10 6 (5.83%) UMTS
10 6 (5.83%) GPRS
10 6 (5.83%) GSM
11 5 (4.85%) VPN
11 5 (4.85%) HSDPA
11 5 (4.85%) MPLS
11 5 (4.85%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.83%) DB2
2 5 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.83%) JIRA
2 2 (1.94%) Selenium
2 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.97%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.97%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.97%) JMeter
General
1 51 (49.51%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.85%) Back Office
3 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.88%) Finance
5 3 (2.91%) Front Office
6 2 (1.94%) Electronics
6 2 (1.94%) Games
6 2 (1.94%) Legal
6 2 (1.94%) Marketing
7 1 (0.97%) Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (26.21%) Test Engineer
2 20 (19.42%) Analyst
3 9 (8.74%) Tester
3 9 (8.74%) IP Engineer
4 8 (7.77%) Technical Tester
5 7 (6.80%) Integration Engineer
5 7 (6.80%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Voice Engineer
6 6 (5.83%) Data Manager
6 6 (5.83%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.85%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Designer
8 4 (3.88%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.91%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (2.91%) Consultant
9 3 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (2.91%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) XML
2 6 (5.83%) JSON
3 2 (1.94%) Silverlight
3 2 (1.94%) SOAP
4 1 (0.97%) XSL
4 1 (0.97%) XSLT
4 1 (0.97%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.80%) GIS
3 6 (5.83%) Replication
4 4 (3.88%) DTV
4 4 (3.88%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.91%) Statistics
5 3 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.91%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.94%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.94%) Chemistry
6 2 (1.94%) Life Science
6 2 (1.94%) STB
6 2 (1.94%) IPTV
6 2 (1.94%) MPEG
6 2 (1.94%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.97%) PMI
7 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.97%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.65%) UNIX
2 7 (6.80%) Windows
3 6 (5.83%) AIX
4 5 (4.85%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.85%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.88%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.88%) Linux
5 4 (3.88%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.94%) VMS
7 1 (0.97%) Solaris
7 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.42%) Project Management
2 17 (16.50%) Test Strategy
2 17 (16.50%) Test Planning
3 16 (15.53%) Migration
4 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.68%) Data Analysis
5 10 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (7.77%) Data Modelling
6 8 (7.77%) ETL
6 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.77%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (7.77%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (6.80%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.83%) Automated Testing
8 6 (5.83%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.83%) Test Management
8 6 (5.83%) Data Migration
8 6 (5.83%) Agile Testing
9 5 (4.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.42%) SQL
2 7 (6.80%) MATLAB
3 6 (5.83%) Python
4 5 (4.85%) C
5 3 (2.91%) Java
6 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.97%) VB
6 1 (0.97%) XQuery
6 1 (0.97%) Jython
6 1 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) Degree
2 10 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (8.74%) CCNP
4 8 (7.77%) JNCIS
5 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.83%) ISEB
7 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.85%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.88%) MCTS
9 3 (2.91%) MCSE
10 2 (1.94%) HND
10 2 (1.94%) CCA
10 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.97%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (6.80%) GxP
2 5 (4.85%) GAMP
3 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.91%) SLA
5 2 (1.94%) QA
6 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.97%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.97%) GCP
6 1 (0.97%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (16.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.88%) SCCM
3 3 (2.91%) HP NNM
3 3 (2.91%) OpenView
4 1 (0.97%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.97%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (15.53%) Cisco
1 16 (15.53%) HP
2 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.68%) CheckPoint
4 10 (9.71%) Juniper
5 9 (8.74%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (6.80%) Mapinfo
7 6 (5.83%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.91%) Huawei
8 3 (2.91%) F5
8 3 (2.91%) SevOne
8 3 (2.91%) Avaya
8 3 (2.91%) Nokia
8 3 (2.91%) Adobe
9 2 (1.94%) Oracle
9 2 (1.94%) SAP
9 2 (1.94%) Siemens
9 2 (1.94%) Apple
9 2 (1.94%) Remedy
9 2 (1.94%) Tektronix
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