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 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 25 23 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.29% 3.37% 6.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 5.69% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£400 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.34% +8.00%
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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
156 123 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 73.24% 59.13% 59.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 51 26
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Average hourly rate £12.75 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £27.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 October 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 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Billing
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) MVNO
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (33.33%) MCITP
4 4 (33.33%) Software Packaging
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) MCSE
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) MVNO
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (50.00%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (33.33%) MCITP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle