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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 29 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.59% - 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% - 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
Validation
Berkshire

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
227 213 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 84.07% 80.68% 70.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 104 97
Average daily rate £438 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +144.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) 3G
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Nokia
3 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) MVNO
4 2 (15.38%) LogRhythm
4 2 (15.38%) Value-Added Service
4 2 (15.38%) LTE
4 2 (15.38%) 4G
4 2 (15.38%) SIEM
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (7.69%) Endace
5 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
5 1 (7.69%) SANS
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) CEH
5 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.69%) Spring

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) 3G
2 2 (15.38%) 4G
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) LTE
2 2 (15.38%) MVNO
2 2 (15.38%) Value-Added Service
3 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Data Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) UI Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
2 2 (15.38%) SIEM
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CEH
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) SANS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Endace
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Nokia
2 2 (15.38%) LogRhythm
3 1 (7.69%) SAP