Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 18 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 128 83
Rank change year-on-year +10 -45 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 56 45 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.48% 1.11% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.29% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 36
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £343 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.39% -26.74% +37.50%
10th Percentile £368 £240 £314
90th Percentile £538 £518 £563
South East median daily rate £433 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +8.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.00 - £15.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +12.68% -25.26% +15.15%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,276 3,498 3,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 86.62% 86.12% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,613 1,675 1,794
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £236 £225 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 68 107
Berkshire median hourly rate £44.00 £21.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.06% +46.55% -17.14%
10th Percentile £13.14 £11.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.35 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -1.79% +23.08% -9.00%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Berkshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 17 £430 +14.67% 6
Bracknell +16 9 £450 - 4
Maidenhead +16 8 £485 - 3
Newbury +5 8 - - 4
Slough +7 1 £575 +64.29% 2
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 14 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) ITIL
3 10 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (17.86%) Migration
3 10 (17.86%) Legal
4 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
4 9 (16.07%) Data Migration
4 9 (16.07%) Data Validation
5 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (14.29%) GxP
5 8 (14.29%) SAP
5 8 (14.29%) Documentum
5 8 (14.29%) Decision-Making
6 7 (12.50%) SQL
6 7 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 7 (12.50%) ITSM
6 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 7 (12.50%) Degree
6 7 (12.50%) Data Quality
7 6 (10.71%) Power BI
7 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 6 (10.71%) IIBA
7 6 (10.71%) Finance
7 6 (10.71%) Firewall
7 6 (10.71%) PMI
7 6 (10.71%) PMI Certification
7 6 (10.71%) Remedy
7 6 (10.71%) Self-Motivation

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.29%) Documentum
2 1 (1.79%) CMS
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) assyst
1 5 (8.93%) SAP MDG
2 3 (5.36%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (3.57%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.79%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Power Platform
2 5 (8.93%) Azure
3 2 (3.57%) GitHub
4 1 (1.79%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (1.79%) GSM
4 1 (1.79%) HSPA
4 1 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) LTE
4 1 (1.79%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) WCDMA
4 1 (1.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Power BI
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
1 2 (3.57%) NUnit
1 2 (3.57%) Selenium
1 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.79%) JMeter
2 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (17.86%) Legal
3 7 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (10.71%) Finance
5 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.57%) Marketing
6 2 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.50%) Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Power BI Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Compliance Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Developer
5 4 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Data Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Data Migration Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Legal Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Migration Manager
6 3 (5.36%) SAP Data Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
1 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
1 2 (3.57%) Express
1 2 (3.57%) JSON
1 2 (3.57%) Middleware
1 2 (3.57%) Node.js
1 2 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (1.79%) OAuth
2 1 (1.79%) SAML
2 1 (1.79%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.71%) PMI
2 6 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (8.93%) Life Science
4 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.79%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
1 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (23.21%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (17.86%) Migration
3 9 (16.07%) Data Migration
3 9 (16.07%) Data Validation
4 8 (14.29%) Decision-Making
5 7 (12.50%) ITSM
6 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.93%) Business Transformation
7 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
7 5 (8.93%) DNA
7 5 (8.93%) ERP
7 5 (8.93%) Project Delivery
8 4 (7.14%) Data Protection
8 4 (7.14%) Preventative Maintenance
9 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
9 3 (5.36%) Data Extraction
9 3 (5.36%) Mathematics
9 3 (5.36%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.79%) ABAP
3 1 (1.79%) Python
3 1 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) IIBA
2 6 (10.71%) PMI Certification
3 5 (8.93%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.14%) ISEB
4 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) GxP
2 7 (12.50%) Data Quality
3 3 (5.36%) PMO
4 2 (3.57%) GAMP
4 2 (3.57%) GDPR
4 2 (3.57%) QA
5 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) vSphere
3 2 (3.57%) Snort
4 1 (1.79%) NDS
4 1 (1.79%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.57%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.79%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) SAP
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.71%) Remedy
4 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
4 5 (8.93%) Cisco
4 5 (8.93%) HP
5 4 (7.14%) Oracle
6 3 (5.36%) Ariba
6 3 (5.36%) Baan
7 2 (3.57%) Forcepoint
7 2 (3.57%) Juniper
7 2 (3.57%) Tableau
8 1 (1.79%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.79%) Informatica
8 1 (1.79%) Lotus
8 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.79%) Novell
8 1 (1.79%) Peregrine
8 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.79%) VMware