Period
to 24 June 2018

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 24 June 2018 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 76 75
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 87 80 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.26% 2.18% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.65% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 44
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.46% -9.67%
10th Percentile £245 £303 £261
90th Percentile £510 £538 £425
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 £24.25 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.95% +18.29% -
10th Percentile £37.50 £16.88 £11.80
90th Percentile £42.50 £32.63 £48.14
South East median hourly rate £41.61 £41.19 £37.25
% change year-on-year +1.03% +10.56% -6.88%

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 3,294 3,015 3,908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.45% 82.29% 81.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,663 1,411 2,080
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.85% +5.66%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £251
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 128 123
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £15.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.43% -12.86% -18.79%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £50.38 £43.30 £54.60
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +13.64%

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

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Berkshire

Validation
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 24 June 2018. 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 -2 28 £425 - 3
Bracknell +1 15 £510 +45.71%
Newbury -8 11 £338 -20.59%
Slough -7 8 £488 +14.71% 1
Maidenhead -4 7 £431 -13.75% 4
Ascot - 1 £325 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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 21 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 20 (22.99%) SQL
3 17 (19.54%) Microsoft
4 15 (17.24%) Finance
5 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
6 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
6 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
6 13 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (13.79%) Cisco
8 11 (12.64%) Migration
8 11 (12.64%) Traceability Matrix
9 10 (11.49%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (11.49%) Data Validation
9 10 (11.49%) Project Management
10 9 (10.34%) Active Directory
10 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
10 9 (10.34%) VMware
10 9 (10.34%) Palo Alto
11 8 (9.20%) HP
12 7 (8.05%) Linux
12 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (8.05%) Data Analysis
12 7 (8.05%) Logistics
12 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (8.05%) REST
12 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (8.05%) Database Security

Validation
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 3 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.60%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.45%) InVision
3 3 (3.45%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (3.45%) UXPin
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) SAP ERP
1 4 (4.60%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) PaaS
2 3 (3.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (1.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.60%) Diameter Protocol
2 4 (4.60%) HTTP
2 4 (4.60%) Internet
3 3 (3.45%) 3G
3 3 (3.45%) 4G
3 3 (3.45%) MQTT
4 2 (2.30%) 2G
4 2 (2.30%) BGP
4 2 (2.30%) Firewall
4 2 (2.30%) GSM
4 2 (2.30%) OSPF
4 2 (2.30%) RIP
4 2 (2.30%) SCCP
4 2 (2.30%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (2.30%) SNMP
4 2 (2.30%) UMTS
4 2 (2.30%) VoIP
4 2 (2.30%) VPN
4 2 (2.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (4.60%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (3.45%) MySQL
5 3 (3.45%) Power BI
5 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.30%) OLTP
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) LSMW
1 4 (4.60%) SoapUI
2 3 (3.45%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (2.30%) Bugzilla
3 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.15%) JUnit
4 1 (1.15%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.15%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.15%) Subversion
4 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 15 (17.24%) Finance
3 5 (5.75%) Automotive
3 5 (5.75%) Legal
4 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.30%) Brand Awareness
5 2 (2.30%) Electronics
5 2 (2.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (17.24%) Analyst
2 8 (9.20%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.05%) DBA
3 7 (8.05%) SQL DBA
4 6 (6.90%) Consultant
4 6 (6.90%) Requirements Analyst
5 5 (5.75%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.60%) Designer
6 4 (4.60%) Developer
6 4 (4.60%) Migration Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) Pricing Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Author
7 3 (3.45%) Data Migration Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) SAP Migration Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Tester
7 3 (3.45%) User Experience Researcher
7 3 (3.45%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) REST
2 5 (5.75%) XML
3 4 (4.60%) BAPI
3 4 (4.60%) CSS
3 4 (4.60%) HTML
3 4 (4.60%) Web Services
4 3 (3.45%) CSS3
4 3 (3.45%) Framer.js
4 3 (3.45%) HTML5
4 3 (3.45%) jQuery
4 3 (3.45%) Middleware
4 3 (3.45%) PostGIS
4 3 (3.45%) SOAP
5 2 (2.30%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.15%) Ajax
6 1 (1.15%) LDAP
6 1 (1.15%) Swing
6 1 (1.15%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) User Experience
3 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.60%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.45%) Infotainment
4 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.45%) PMI
4 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.30%) Digital TV
5 2 (2.30%) MPEG
5 2 (2.30%) STB
5 2 (2.30%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.30%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.15%) Fintech
6 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.15%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Linux
2 5 (5.75%) Unix
3 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Windows
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (12.64%) Migration
2 11 (12.64%) Traceability Matrix
3 10 (11.49%) Data Validation
3 10 (11.49%) Project Management
4 7 (8.05%) Data Analysis
4 7 (8.05%) Database Security
4 7 (8.05%) Logistics
4 7 (8.05%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (6.90%) Data Migration
5 6 (6.90%) ITIL
6 5 (5.75%) Defect Management
6 5 (5.75%) PLM
6 5 (5.75%) Project Planning
6 5 (5.75%) Prototyping
6 5 (5.75%) Service Design
6 5 (5.75%) Service Management
6 5 (5.75%) SOA
7 4 (4.60%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.99%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.60%) Java
3 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.45%) MATLAB
4 3 (3.45%) Python
5 2 (2.30%) C
5 2 (2.30%) C++
5 2 (2.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (2.30%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.15%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.15%) C#
6 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.15%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) Degree
4 4 (4.60%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.45%) ISEB
5 3 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.45%) PMP
6 2 (2.30%) CCNP
6 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.30%) CWNA
6 2 (2.30%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.30%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.30%) MCSE
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.15%) CCDP
7 1 (1.15%) CCIE
7 1 (1.15%) CCIE Wireless
7 1 (1.15%) CWSP
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) PMO
3 1 (1.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.15%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.15%) MISRA
3 1 (1.15%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.30%) Firmware
3 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.60%) HP ALM
3 2 (2.30%) QRadar
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 17 (19.54%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) Cisco
3 9 (10.34%) Palo Alto
3 9 (10.34%) VMware
4 8 (9.20%) HP
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle
5 5 (5.75%) SAP
6 3 (3.45%) Apple
7 2 (2.30%) Adobe
7 2 (2.30%) Cognos
7 2 (2.30%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) Lotus
7 2 (2.30%) Remedy
7 2 (2.30%) Tektronix
7 2 (2.30%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.15%) Capita
8 1 (1.15%) Juniper
8 1 (1.15%) Nokia
8 1 (1.15%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.15%) Splunk