Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 79 86
Rank change year-on-year -36 +7 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 61 96 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.47% 2.34% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.77% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 47 42
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £460 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.76% +35.29% -6.85%
10th Percentile £313 £292 £225
90th Percentile £663 £560 £479
South East median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -1.16% +7.50% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - £15.00 £43.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.34% +168.99%
South East median hourly rate £36.88 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -22.37% +10.47% +18.62%

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 3,549 3,467 3,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.81% 84.33% 83.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,694 1,814 1,756
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 87 124
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £14.50 £18.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.10% -20.66% -27.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.48
90th Percentile £49.13 £41.90 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £26.95 £24.02 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.21% +6.76% -20.35%

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 16 January 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

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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 16 January 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
Bracknell -2 21 £363 -28.92% 4
Newbury +2 10 £450 +38.46% 2
Reading -31 10 £430 -4.44% 7
Maidenhead +2 6 £335 -29.29% 1
Slough -8 4 £370 -26.00%
Wokingham - 1 £550 - 3
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 17 (27.87%) SAP
2 16 (26.23%) Data Validation
3 13 (21.31%) Migration
4 12 (19.67%) SQL
5 11 (18.03%) ERP
5 11 (18.03%) Telecoms
5 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (18.03%) Data Extraction
5 11 (18.03%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (16.39%) Finance
7 9 (14.75%) Data Quality
7 9 (14.75%) SAP MDG
8 8 (13.11%) Data Migration
8 8 (13.11%) Data Modelling
9 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
9 7 (11.48%) HP
9 7 (11.48%) Ariba
9 7 (11.48%) 3G
9 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.48%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (9.84%) HP ALM
10 6 (9.84%) Data Governance
10 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (9.84%) Data Protection
10 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
10 6 (9.84%) QA
10 6 (9.84%) Retail
10 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (9.84%) Oracle

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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 3 (4.92%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.64%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (18.03%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (14.75%) SAP MDG
3 2 (3.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (3.28%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.64%) SAP GRC
4 1 (1.64%) SAP MDG-S
4 1 (1.64%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.92%) SaaS
3 2 (3.28%) Boomi
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) 3G
2 5 (8.20%) 4G
3 4 (6.56%) Firewall
4 3 (4.92%) 2G
4 3 (4.92%) BGP
4 3 (4.92%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (4.92%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.92%) MPLS
4 3 (4.92%) NAS
4 3 (4.92%) SNMP
4 3 (4.92%) Value-Added Service
4 3 (4.92%) VLAN
4 3 (4.92%) VXLAN
4 3 (4.92%) Wireless
5 2 (3.28%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (3.28%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.64%) LTE
6 1 (1.64%) SS7
6 1 (1.64%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) MySQL
1 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (4.92%) MariaDB
2 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.92%) MS Access
3 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.28%) Power BI
3 2 (3.28%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) SoapUI
2 3 (4.92%) Selenium
2 3 (4.92%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.28%) JMeter
3 2 (3.28%) LSMW
4 1 (1.64%) AnthillPro
4 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.64%) Hudson
4 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) JIRA
4 1 (1.64%) JUnit
4 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (18.03%) Telecoms
2 10 (16.39%) Finance
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.28%) German Language
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Consultant
3 10 (16.39%) SAP Consultant
4 7 (11.48%) Architect
4 7 (11.48%) Data Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Data Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) Functional Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) SAP Data Consultant
5 6 (9.84%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Azure Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Master Data Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) SAP Master Data Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) SAP MDG Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Data Migration Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Migration Manager
8 3 (4.92%) SAP Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) SOAP
2 3 (4.92%) Node.js
3 2 (3.28%) LDAP
3 2 (3.28%) Middleware
3 2 (3.28%) RESTful
3 2 (3.28%) Taurus
4 1 (1.64%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (1.64%) SPML
4 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.28%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.28%) PMI
3 2 (3.28%) Reference Data
3 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.28%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.64%) EPoS
4 1 (1.64%) FMCG
4 1 (1.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 3 (4.92%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Data Validation
2 13 (21.31%) Migration
3 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.03%) Data Extraction
3 11 (18.03%) ERP
4 8 (13.11%) Data Migration
4 8 (13.11%) Data Modelling
5 7 (11.48%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
6 6 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (9.84%) Data Governance
6 6 (9.84%) Data Protection
6 6 (9.84%) ITIL
7 5 (8.20%) Data Analysis
7 5 (8.20%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (8.20%) Data Integration
7 5 (8.20%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) Bash Shell
3 3 (4.92%) Python
4 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) Degree
4 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) ISEB
5 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.28%) Master's Degree
5 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.28%) PMP
6 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) Data Quality
2 6 (9.84%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) GxP
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) BIND 9
2 3 (4.92%) KVM
2 3 (4.92%) NFS
2 3 (4.92%) Postfix
3 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) HP ALM
2 4 (6.56%) Ansible
3 2 (3.28%) Netcool
4 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.64%) Salt
4 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) SAP
2 7 (11.48%) Ariba
2 7 (11.48%) HP
3 6 (9.84%) Oracle
4 5 (8.20%) Baan
4 5 (8.20%) Dell
4 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.20%) Nokia
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) EMC
5 3 (4.92%) Mirantis
5 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.28%) BMC
6 2 (3.28%) JD Edwards
6 2 (3.28%) JDA
6 2 (3.28%) Remedy
6 2 (3.28%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.28%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.64%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.64%) Informatica