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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 72 71 62
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 46 59 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.85% 2.18% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.98% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 32
Average daily rate £363 £363 £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £322 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £478 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £342 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.74% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.05 - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
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
1976 1983 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.29% 73.39% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1034 1008 1049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 43 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £27.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +71.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £123.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 17 £463 +15.62% 3
Slough +12 6 £413 +57.14%
Bracknell +1 5 - -
Maidenhead +3 4 - - 3
Newbury +5 1 £225 -40.00%
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
1 16 (17.78%) Degree
2 15 (16.67%) SNMP
2 15 (16.67%) Project Management
3 14 (15.56%) Diameter Protocol
4 13 (14.44%) Statistics
4 13 (14.44%) Capacity Management
5 12 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 12 (13.33%) Huawei
5 12 (13.33%) Front Office
5 12 (13.33%) Back Office
5 12 (13.33%) DNS
5 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (12.22%) SharePoint
6 11 (12.22%) MS Office
6 11 (12.22%) 3G
6 11 (12.22%) Problem Management
7 10 (11.11%) VoIP
7 10 (11.11%) SMTP
8 9 (10.00%) Telecoms
8 9 (10.00%) SAP
9 8 (8.89%) SQL
9 8 (8.89%) BGP
9 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
10 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (7.78%) OSPF
10 7 (7.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (7.78%) Migration

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (12.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.22%) MS Office
3 2 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.11%) MS Project
4 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.11%) SAP EWM
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.11%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Force.com
1 2 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.78%) TCP/IP
2 15 (16.67%) SNMP
3 14 (15.56%) Diameter Protocol
4 12 (13.33%) DNS
5 11 (12.22%) 3G
6 10 (11.11%) SMTP
6 10 (11.11%) VoIP
7 8 (8.89%) BGP
8 7 (7.78%) OSPF
9 6 (6.67%) 4G
9 6 (6.67%) LTE
9 6 (6.67%) MPLS
9 6 (6.67%) RIP
10 5 (5.56%) VoLTE
11 3 (3.33%) DOCSIS
11 3 (3.33%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (3.33%) RANAP
11 3 (3.33%) SSH
11 3 (3.33%) Telnet
11 3 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.11%) GIS
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Ant
1 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (13.33%) Back Office
1 12 (13.33%) Front Office
2 9 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.78%) Games
3 7 (7.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (5.56%) Finance
5 5 (5.56%) French Language
5 5 (5.56%) German Language
5 5 (5.56%) Marketing
6 4 (4.44%) Electronics
7 2 (2.22%) Automotive
7 2 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (18.89%) Analyst
2 12 (13.33%) Back Office Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.00%) Consultant
5 7 (7.78%) Designer
6 4 (4.44%) Administrator
6 4 (4.44%) Data Administrator
6 4 (4.44%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (4.44%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (4.44%) Tester
7 3 (3.33%) Developer
7 3 (3.33%) Network Designer
7 3 (3.33%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) OSS Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.33%) Support Consultant
7 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Silverlight
2 3 (3.33%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.33%) jQuery
2 3 (3.33%) Web Services
3 2 (2.22%) REST
3 2 (2.22%) SOAP
3 2 (2.22%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.11%) EDI
4 1 (1.11%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.11%) Middleware
4 1 (1.11%) Spring
4 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Statistics
2 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) Chemistry
3 4 (4.44%) DTV
3 4 (4.44%) IPTV
3 4 (4.44%) MPEG
3 4 (4.44%) Streaming Video
3 4 (4.44%) Video on Demand
4 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.22%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.22%) STB
6 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.11%) FMCG
6 1 (1.11%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.11%) Linux
2 1 (1.11%) Windows
2 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.67%) Project Management
2 13 (14.44%) Capacity Management
3 12 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 11 (12.22%) Problem Management
5 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.78%) Migration
7 6 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 6 (6.67%) Test Planning
8 5 (5.56%) Business Transformation
8 5 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.56%) CRM
8 5 (5.56%) Fault Management
8 5 (5.56%) ITIL
8 5 (5.56%) Network Design
8 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.44%) Data Validation
9 4 (4.44%) Video Processing
10 3 (3.33%) Business Analysis
10 3 (3.33%) DRM
10 3 (3.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) SQL
2 4 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (2.22%) Apex Code
3 2 (2.22%) C
4 1 (1.11%) C++
4 1 (1.11%) Python
4 1 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (17.78%) Degree
2 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) CCNA
6 2 (2.22%) CCNP
6 2 (2.22%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.22%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.11%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) GxP
2 3 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (2.22%) SLA
4 1 (1.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.11%) GMP
System Software
1 3 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Huawei
2 9 (10.00%) SAP
3 4 (4.44%) Adobe
3 4 (4.44%) Apple
3 4 (4.44%) Cisco
3 4 (4.44%) Juniper
4 3 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.33%) Nokia
4 3 (3.33%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.33%) Tektronix
5 2 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.11%) Alias
6 1 (1.11%) Cadence
6 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.11%) Cramer
6 1 (1.11%) HP
6 1 (1.11%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle
6 1 (1.11%) Progress
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