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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 71 94 78
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -16
Contract jobs citing Validation 50 38 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.06% 1.48% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 2.19% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 19
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £150 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £485 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.34% +7.57%
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
1787 1739 2117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.75% 67.82% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 843 761
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £10.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 +6 14 £513 +36.66%
Maidenhead +5 7 £340 +325.00%
Bracknell +3 4 - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 35 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 34 (32.38%) LTE
3 31 (29.52%) Project Management
4 27 (25.71%) 3G
5 21 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (18.10%) SQL
6 19 (18.10%) CRM
7 18 (17.14%) Degree
8 17 (16.19%) .NET
8 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
9 16 (15.24%) Finance
10 15 (14.29%) XML
11 14 (13.33%) VoLTE
12 13 (12.38%) ITIL
12 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
13 11 (10.48%) Billing
13 11 (10.48%) Migration
13 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (10.48%) Radio Access Network
14 10 (9.52%) 4G
14 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
15 9 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (8.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
15 9 (8.57%) HTML
15 9 (8.57%) Java
15 9 (8.57%) MS Office
15 9 (8.57%) CSS
15 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (3.81%) ArcGIS
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (1.90%) NetWeaver
2 2 (1.90%) SAP EP
3 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.95%) IIS
3 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.95%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) MS Office
2 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.81%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (1.90%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.95%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.95%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.95%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 34 (32.38%) LTE
2 27 (25.71%) 3G
3 14 (13.33%) VoLTE
4 11 (10.48%) Radio Access Network
5 10 (9.52%) 4G
6 8 (7.62%) VoIP
7 5 (4.76%) HTTP
7 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.76%) DNS
7 5 (4.76%) SMS
7 5 (4.76%) INAP
8 4 (3.81%) ISUP
8 4 (3.81%) SCCP
8 4 (3.81%) Internet
8 4 (3.81%) Wireless
9 3 (2.86%) IPsec
9 3 (2.86%) 2G
9 3 (2.86%) RANAP
9 3 (2.86%) Wireshark
9 3 (2.86%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.71%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.81%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.95%) MySQL
6 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.95%) MS Access
6 1 (0.95%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.81%) Eclipse
2 4 (3.81%) Ant
3 3 (2.86%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.90%) LSMW
4 2 (1.90%) JIRA
5 1 (0.95%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.95%) JUnit
5 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 35 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 16 (15.24%) Finance
3 11 (10.48%) Billing
4 7 (6.67%) Marketing
5 4 (3.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.81%) Legal
6 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.86%) Electronics
6 3 (2.86%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.90%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (14.29%) Analyst
2 14 (13.33%) Consultant
3 13 (12.38%) Architect
4 12 (11.43%) Test Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Designer
5 10 (9.52%) Senior Architect
6 8 (7.62%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 8 (7.62%) Technical Leader
6 8 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 8 (7.62%) Design Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) CRM Consultant
6 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Consultant
7 7 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.71%) Developer
9 5 (4.76%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Quality Manager
10 4 (3.81%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) .NET
2 15 (14.29%) XML
3 9 (8.57%) HTML
3 9 (8.57%) CSS
4 8 (7.62%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.62%) WSDL
5 6 (5.71%) SOAP
6 5 (4.76%) Web Services
6 5 (4.76%) J2EE
6 5 (4.76%) RESTful
6 5 (4.76%) Visualforce
7 4 (3.81%) ArcObjects
8 3 (2.86%) Software Packaging
9 2 (1.90%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.95%) Spring
10 1 (0.95%) Ajax
10 1 (0.95%) Spring MVC
10 1 (0.95%) jQuery
10 1 (0.95%) BAPI
10 1 (0.95%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.81%) GIS
3 4 (3.81%) Statistics
4 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.86%) DTV
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) Data Conversion
5 2 (1.90%) Replication
6 1 (0.95%) PKI
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
6 1 (0.95%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.95%) AS400
6 1 (0.95%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.95%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (2.86%) Linux
2 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.90%) UNIX
4 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.95%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.95%) Android
4 1 (0.95%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.52%) Project Management
2 19 (18.10%) CRM
3 13 (12.38%) ITIL
4 11 (10.48%) Migration
5 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.62%) Data Migration
7 7 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.67%) Data Validation
7 7 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 6 (5.71%) Test Scripting
8 6 (5.71%) ETL
8 6 (5.71%) Network Planning
9 5 (4.76%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.76%) Performance Management
9 5 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.76%) Analytics
9 5 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (3.81%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.10%) SQL
2 9 (8.57%) Java
3 8 (7.62%) C#
4 6 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.76%) Apex Code
5 5 (4.76%) SOQL
5 5 (4.76%) SOSL
6 4 (3.81%) Python
7 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.86%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.90%) ABAP
9 1 (0.95%) VBA
9 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.95%) Perl
9 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.95%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) Degree
2 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.86%) MCITP
5 3 (2.86%) MCSE
6 2 (1.90%) CCNP
6 2 (1.90%) ISEB
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.95%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.95%) COBIT
3 1 (0.95%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.90%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (16.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (7.62%) SAP
3 8 (7.62%) Cisco
4 6 (5.71%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.71%) Oracle
4 6 (5.71%) HP
4 6 (5.71%) VMware
5 4 (3.81%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (3.81%) Siebel
5 4 (3.81%) ESRI
6 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.86%) Juniper
7 2 (1.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.90%) EMC
7 2 (1.90%) Informatica
7 2 (1.90%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.90%) Brocade
7 2 (1.90%) Fortinet
8 1 (0.95%) Tektronix
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