The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 73 101 78
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 49 21 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.96% 0.87% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.66% 1.27% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 22
Average daily rate
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£375 £175 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £120 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £288 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1839 1658 2074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.41% 68.88% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 740 799
Average daily rate £375 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 43
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% -16.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Validation
South East

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +11 11 £413 +157.81% 1
Bracknell +8 5 £225 +28.57%
Slough +7 5 £303 -19.33%
Maidenhead -4 3 £330 +312.50%
Newbury - 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Validation
South East

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (25.00%) LTE
2 23 (23.00%) Project Management
3 22 (22.00%) SQL
3 22 (22.00%) XML
4 20 (20.00%) CRM
5 19 (19.00%) Telecoms
6 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (18.00%) .NET
7 16 (16.00%) HTML
7 16 (16.00%) 3G
8 15 (15.00%) CSS
8 15 (15.00%) Degree
9 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
10 13 (13.00%) SQL Server
11 12 (12.00%) JavaScript
11 12 (12.00%) Finance
12 11 (11.00%) Migration
12 11 (11.00%) Windows
12 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
13 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (10.00%) MS Office
13 10 (10.00%) Marketing
14 9 (9.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (9.00%) Visual Studio
14 9 (9.00%) Java
14 9 (9.00%) C#
14 9 (9.00%) Oracle
14 9 (9.00%) ITIL
14 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
14 9 (9.00%) VoIP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (4.00%) Oracle Spatial
1 4 (4.00%) ArcGIS
2 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.00%) NetWeaver
3 2 (2.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.00%) SAP EP
4 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (10.00%) MS Office
2 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.00%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (3.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (2.00%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 25 (25.00%) LTE
2 16 (16.00%) 3G
3 9 (9.00%) VoIP
3 9 (9.00%) VoLTE
4 8 (8.00%) 4G
5 7 (7.00%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (5.00%) DNS
7 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.00%) 3GPP
7 4 (4.00%) Wireshark
7 4 (4.00%) Wireless
8 3 (3.00%) IPsec
8 3 (3.00%) 2G
8 3 (3.00%) RANAP
8 3 (3.00%) WAN
8 3 (3.00%) DHCP
8 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
8 3 (3.00%) Internet
8 3 (3.00%) HTTP
8 3 (3.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.00%) Data Mining
5 5 (5.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.00%) MySQL
7 2 (2.00%) IDOL
8 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.00%) Firebug
3 5 (5.00%) Ant
4 4 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.00%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.00%) JIRA
6 2 (2.00%) Subversion
7 1 (1.00%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.00%) JUnit
7 1 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.00%) ERwin
7 1 (1.00%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.00%) Axure RP
7 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (19.00%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.00%) Finance
3 10 (10.00%) Marketing
4 7 (7.00%) Billing
5 4 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (4.00%) Retail
6 3 (3.00%) Electronics
6 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.00%) General Ledger
6 3 (3.00%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.00%) Publishing
7 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (19.00%) Analyst
2 15 (15.00%) Architect
3 13 (13.00%) Consultant
4 11 (11.00%) Developer
5 8 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) Senior Architect
5 8 (8.00%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) Technical Leader
5 8 (8.00%) CRM Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (7.00%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.00%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (7.00%) Designer
6 7 (7.00%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Design Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.00%) UI Developer
7 5 (5.00%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.00%) XML
2 18 (18.00%) .NET
3 16 (16.00%) HTML
4 15 (15.00%) CSS
5 8 (8.00%) WSDL
5 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (7.00%) jQuery
6 7 (7.00%) XHTML
7 6 (6.00%) Ext JS
7 6 (6.00%) SOAP
7 6 (6.00%) DOM
7 6 (6.00%) GWT
7 6 (6.00%) Ajax
8 5 (5.00%) Dojo
8 5 (5.00%) Web Services
8 5 (5.00%) J2EE
8 5 (5.00%) RESTful
8 5 (5.00%) Visualforce
9 4 (4.00%) ArcObjects
10 2 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.00%) W3C
3 4 (4.00%) Statistics
3 4 (4.00%) GIS
4 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.00%) DTV
5 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.00%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.00%) Handset
6 1 (1.00%) Replication
6 1 (1.00%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.00%) PKI
6 1 (1.00%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.00%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.00%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) Windows
2 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (3.00%) Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Android
4 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) Project Management
2 20 (20.00%) CRM
3 11 (11.00%) Migration
4 9 (9.00%) ITIL
5 8 (8.00%) Data Validation
6 7 (7.00%) Data Migration
7 6 (6.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (6.00%) Analytics
7 6 (6.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (6.00%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.00%) Network Design
8 5 (5.00%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.00%) ETL
9 4 (4.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.00%) SQL
2 12 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.00%) Java
3 9 (9.00%) C#
4 5 (5.00%) Apex Code
5 4 (4.00%) Python
6 3 (3.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.00%) Perl
7 2 (2.00%) ABAP
8 1 (1.00%) VBA
8 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.00%) Tcl
8 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (15.00%) Degree
2 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
4 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.00%) ISEB
6 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.00%) CCNP
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.00%) MCSE
6 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.00%) MCITP
6 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) QA
2 5 (5.00%) WCAG
3 3 (3.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.00%) COBIT
4 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.00%) XenApp
4 1 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.00%) Salt
3 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.00%) Oracle
2 9 (9.00%) Cisco
3 7 (7.00%) VMware
4 6 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (6.00%) SAP
5 5 (5.00%) HP
6 4 (4.00%) Siebel
6 4 (4.00%) ESRI
7 3 (3.00%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (3.00%) Juniper
7 3 (3.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (2.00%) EMC
8 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.00%) Apple
8 2 (2.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.00%) Meridio
8 2 (2.00%) Brocade
8 2 (2.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.00%) Alias