The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 25 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.60% 5.44% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 8.04% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£349 £314 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £316
% change year-on-year
- +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -3.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
180 199 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 66.91% 67.69% 66.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 110 56
Average daily rate £390 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £43.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Bracknell region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Bracknell region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (42.86%) MVNO
2 6 (42.86%) Billing
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) MCSE
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) DHCP
3 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (35.71%) MCITP
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) Software Packaging
5 3 (21.43%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) MS Office
6 2 (14.29%) Transition Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) MVNO
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
2 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
General
1 7 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (42.86%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Transition Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Author
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Author
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Software Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Transition Management
3 1 (7.14%) Content Management
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (35.71%) MCITP
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) HP