The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Bracknell 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 31 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.42% 4.78% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 6.85% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £314 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £367
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.15 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+27.16% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
220 146 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 66.67% 69.86% 59.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 53 20
Average daily rate £375 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 6
Average hourly rate £11.25 £16.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.68% +39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Validation
Berkshire

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 16 April 2014, 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 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (54.17%) Oracle
3 12 (50.00%) VMware
3 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (37.50%) Migration
6 8 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (33.33%) Windows
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
7 7 (29.17%) Publishing
7 7 (29.17%) Release Management
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.83%) Software Deployment
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
8 5 (20.83%) Becrypt
8 5 (20.83%) XenApp
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
8 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
8 5 (20.83%) DHCP
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco
8 5 (20.83%) Citrix
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) LAN
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DHCP
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) 3GPP
3 2 (8.33%) VoLTE
3 2 (8.33%) LTE
3 2 (8.33%) 4G
4 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (29.17%) Publishing
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Test Analyst
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Release Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Migration
2 8 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Release Management
4 5 (20.83%) Software Deployment
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Use Case
7 1 (4.17%) Logistics
7 1 (4.17%) Web Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Test Management
7 1 (4.17%) V-Model
7 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (20.83%) XenApp
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 12 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) Becrypt
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com