The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
South East / Berkshire
Rank 61 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 41 50 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.12% 2.06% 2.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.62% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 25
Median daily rate £375 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £433 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £14.05 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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
1557 1908 1920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.67% 78.52% 73.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 777 995 995
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 74 28
Median hourly rate £23.34 £16.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.45% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.42 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 15 £330 +19.45%
Bracknell +7 11 £340 +6.25%
Slough +9 6 £425 +5.91% 1
Newbury +5 2 - - 1
Maidenhead -4 1 - - 2
Windsor - 1 £463 -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 22 (27.50%) SQL
2 17 (21.25%) Functional Testing
3 16 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 16 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 16 (20.00%) Front Office
3 16 (20.00%) Back Office
3 16 (20.00%) Statistics
3 16 (20.00%) Fault Management
4 15 (18.75%) Data Analysis
4 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 14 (17.50%) Migration
6 13 (16.25%) People Management
7 12 (15.00%) ETL
8 10 (12.50%) MS Office
8 10 (12.50%) Finance
8 10 (12.50%) French Language
8 10 (12.50%) German Language
9 9 (11.25%) Huawei
9 9 (11.25%) Data Extraction
9 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
10 8 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
10 8 (10.00%) Data Quality
11 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
11 7 (8.75%) Linux
12 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (7.50%) SAP
12 6 (7.50%) T-SQL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.25%) CMS
3 1 (1.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) GemFire
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) HFM
1 4 (5.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.25%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (1.25%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Basecamp
1 1 (1.25%) CallidusCloud
1 1 (1.25%) GitHub
1 1 (1.25%) PaaS
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
1 1 (1.25%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) VoLTE
2 3 (3.75%) VoIP
3 2 (2.50%) ADSL
3 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) MPLS
3 2 (2.50%) VoWiFi
3 2 (2.50%) VPN
3 2 (2.50%) WAN
4 1 (1.25%) 3G
4 1 (1.25%) BGP
4 1 (1.25%) DSL
4 1 (1.25%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.25%) INAP
4 1 (1.25%) ISDN
4 1 (1.25%) ISUP
4 1 (1.25%) OSPF
4 1 (1.25%) RIP
4 1 (1.25%) SS7
4 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (7.50%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.00%) Essbase
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.75%) MS Access
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (3.75%) Power BI
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.25%) OLTP
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) LSMW
2 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.50%) JMeter
4 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.50%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.25%) Gradle
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) JUnit
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.25%) SilkTest
5 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (20.00%) Back Office
1 16 (20.00%) Front Office
2 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) French Language
2 10 (12.50%) German Language
3 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.50%) Electronics
4 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.75%) Marketing
6 2 (2.50%) Legal
6 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.25%) Arabic Language
7 1 (1.25%) Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Billing
7 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (11.25%) Analyst
2 8 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.75%) Auditor
3 7 (8.75%) Consultant
3 7 (8.75%) Data Analyst
3 7 (8.75%) Developer
4 6 (7.50%) Data Consultant
4 6 (7.50%) Electrical Design Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Electrical Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) SAP Consultant
4 6 (7.50%) SAP Data Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Data Migration Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) SAP Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) BAPI
1 4 (5.00%) JSON
2 3 (3.75%) Kafka
2 3 (3.75%) Spring
2 3 (3.75%) Spring Boot
3 2 (2.50%) CSS
3 2 (2.50%) CSS3
3 2 (2.50%) ELK Stack
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (2.50%) HTML5
3 2 (2.50%) J2EE
3 2 (2.50%) REST
3 2 (2.50%) RESTful
3 2 (2.50%) SOAP
3 2 (2.50%) Velocity
4 1 (1.25%) .NET
4 1 (1.25%) DOM
4 1 (1.25%) Handlebars
4 1 (1.25%) jQuery
4 1 (1.25%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.00%) Statistics
2 9 (11.25%) Data Extraction
3 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.50%) Data Conversion
4 4 (5.00%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.75%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.50%) User Experience
7 1 (1.25%) AS400
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.25%) PMI
7 1 (1.25%) Replication
7 1 (1.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Linux
2 5 (6.25%) Windows
3 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) AIX
5 2 (2.50%) Solaris
5 2 (2.50%) Unix
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.25%) Functional Testing
2 16 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 16 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 16 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 15 (18.75%) Data Analysis
4 14 (17.50%) Migration
5 13 (16.25%) People Management
6 12 (15.00%) ETL
7 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
8 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.50%) Feasibility Study
10 5 (6.25%) Project Management
11 4 (5.00%) Information Management
11 4 (5.00%) Service Management
11 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.00%) Test Planning
12 3 (3.75%) Campaign Management
12 3 (3.75%) Data Validation
12 3 (3.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.50%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.75%) Java
4 1 (1.25%) C
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) Scala
4 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) CCDA
4 1 (1.25%) CCDP
4 1 (1.25%) CCNA
4 1 (1.25%) CCNP
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.00%) QA
3 2 (2.50%) GxP
3 2 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Firmware
2 2 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.25%) HDFS
3 1 (1.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.50%) Kibana
2 2 (2.50%) logstash
2 2 (2.50%) SCOM
2 2 (2.50%) WSUS
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Huawei
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle
2 6 (7.50%) SAP
3 4 (5.00%) Cisco
3 4 (5.00%) Hyperion
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.00%) VMware
4 3 (3.75%) EMC
4 3 (3.75%) HP
5 2 (2.50%) Callidus
5 2 (2.50%) Citrix
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 2 (2.50%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.25%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.25%) Avaya
6 1 (1.25%) GENBAND
6 1 (1.25%) Marketo
6 1 (1.25%) Nokia
6 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.25%) Veritas
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