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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 72 97 80
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 48 34 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.96% 1.32% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 1.91% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 18
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£400 £365 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +33.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £148 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £480 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
1805 1782 2003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.76% 69.42% 66.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 818 735
Average daily rate £388 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 38
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £40.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 +5 14 £425 +13.33% 2
Maidenhead -1 6 £340 +325.00%
Bracknell 0 3 £225 +20.00%
Slough +1 2 £275 +7.84%
Newbury +4 1 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 28 (27.18%) Telecoms
1 28 (27.18%) LTE
2 25 (24.27%) Project Management
3 21 (20.39%) SQL
4 20 (19.42%) XML
5 19 (18.45%) CRM
6 18 (17.48%) .NET
6 18 (17.48%) 3G
7 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
7 17 (16.50%) Degree
8 15 (14.56%) Finance
8 15 (14.56%) HTML
8 15 (14.56%) CSS
9 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
9 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
10 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
11 11 (10.68%) Migration
12 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (9.71%) Windows
12 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
12 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
13 9 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (8.74%) VoLTE
13 9 (8.74%) VoIP
13 9 (8.74%) ITIL
13 9 (8.74%) MS Office
13 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio
13 9 (8.74%) Java
13 9 (8.74%) C#
14 8 (7.77%) SAP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.88%) ArcGIS
1 4 (3.88%) Oracle Spatial
2 3 (2.91%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.94%) SAP EP
3 2 (1.94%) IIS
3 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.94%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.97%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.74%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.88%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (1.94%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.97%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.97%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.97%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.97%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.85%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (27.18%) LTE
2 18 (17.48%) 3G
3 9 (8.74%) VoIP
3 9 (8.74%) VoLTE
4 7 (6.80%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (5.83%) 4G
6 5 (4.85%) SMS
6 5 (4.85%) HTTP
6 5 (4.85%) INAP
6 5 (4.85%) DNS
7 4 (3.88%) ISUP
7 4 (3.88%) SCCP
7 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.88%) Wireless
7 4 (3.88%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.91%) IPsec
8 3 (2.91%) 2G
8 3 (2.91%) RANAP
8 3 (2.91%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.91%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (5.83%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.91%) IDOL
7 2 (1.94%) MySQL
8 1 (0.97%) MS Access
8 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.83%) Firebug
3 4 (3.88%) Eclipse
3 4 (3.88%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (3.88%) Ant
4 3 (2.91%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.94%) LSMW
5 2 (1.94%) Subversion
5 2 (1.94%) JIRA
6 1 (0.97%) JUnit
6 1 (0.97%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.97%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.97%) MSBuild
General
1 28 (27.18%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.56%) Finance
3 8 (7.77%) Billing
3 8 (7.77%) Marketing
4 4 (3.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.91%) Electronics
5 3 (2.91%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.91%) Legal
5 3 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.91%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (14.56%) Analyst
2 14 (13.59%) Consultant
3 12 (11.65%) Architect
4 11 (10.68%) Developer
5 8 (7.77%) Design Engineer
5 8 (7.77%) Test Engineer
5 8 (7.77%) Technical Leader
5 8 (7.77%) CRM Consultant
5 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Consultant
5 8 (7.77%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 8 (7.77%) Senior Architect
5 8 (7.77%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 7 (6.80%) Designer
7 5 (4.85%) Test Leader
7 5 (4.85%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 5 (4.85%) UI Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.88%) Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.42%) XML
2 18 (17.48%) .NET
3 15 (14.56%) HTML
3 15 (14.56%) CSS
4 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.77%) WSDL
5 7 (6.80%) jQuery
6 6 (5.83%) Ext JS
6 6 (5.83%) Ajax
6 6 (5.83%) XHTML
6 6 (5.83%) GWT
6 6 (5.83%) DOM
6 6 (5.83%) SOAP
7 5 (4.85%) Web Services
7 5 (4.85%) J2EE
7 5 (4.85%) Dojo
7 5 (4.85%) RESTful
7 5 (4.85%) Visualforce
8 4 (3.88%) ArcObjects
9 2 (1.94%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.85%) W3C
1 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.88%) GIS
2 4 (3.88%) Statistics
3 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.91%) DTV
3 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.94%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.94%) Data Conversion
4 2 (1.94%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.94%) Handset
5 1 (0.97%) Replication
5 1 (0.97%) PKI
5 1 (0.97%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.97%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.71%) Windows
2 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.91%) Linux
4 2 (1.94%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.94%) Android
4 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.94%) UNIX
4 2 (1.94%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.27%) Project Management
2 19 (18.45%) CRM
3 11 (10.68%) Migration
4 9 (8.74%) ITIL
5 8 (7.77%) Data Migration
5 8 (7.77%) Test Strategy
6 7 (6.80%) Data Validation
7 6 (5.83%) Test Scripting
7 6 (5.83%) ETL
7 6 (5.83%) Network Planning
8 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
8 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.85%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.85%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.85%) Analytics
8 5 (4.85%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (3.88%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.88%) Statistical Analysis
9 4 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.39%) SQL
2 12 (11.65%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.74%) C#
3 9 (8.74%) Java
4 5 (4.85%) Apex Code
5 4 (3.88%) Python
6 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.94%) Perl
7 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.94%) ABAP
8 1 (0.97%) VBA
8 1 (0.97%) Tcl
8 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (16.50%) Degree
2 13 (12.62%) Security Cleared
3 10 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.88%) ISEB
5 2 (1.94%) MCSE
5 2 (1.94%) CCNP
5 2 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.94%) MCITP
5 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.97%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) QA
2 5 (4.85%) WCAG
3 3 (2.91%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.97%) GxP
4 1 (0.97%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) Puppet
3 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.97%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (16.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.77%) SAP
2 8 (7.77%) Cisco
3 6 (5.83%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle
3 6 (5.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 5 (4.85%) VMware
4 5 (4.85%) HP
5 4 (3.88%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (3.88%) Siebel
5 4 (3.88%) ESRI
6 3 (2.91%) Juniper
6 3 (2.91%) Meridio
7 2 (1.94%) Brocade
7 2 (1.94%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (1.94%) EMC
7 2 (1.94%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.94%) Informatica
7 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
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Rate: 300-400 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago