Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 84 87
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3 -14
Contract jobs citing Validation 97 81 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.37% 2.02% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.46% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 43 21
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -6.85% -5.81%
10th Percentile £270 £225 £143
90th Percentile £555 £478 £553
South East median daily rate £440 £405 £365
% change year-on-year +8.64% +10.96% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £43.28 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.34% +168.99% -
10th Percentile £14.25 £43.28 £11.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £43.28 £51.50
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.47% +18.62% -0.88%

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 3,405 3,290 3,932
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.03% 81.90% 79.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,779 1,737 2,145
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 120 171
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.31% -34.26% +34.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.00 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -19.70% +62.16%

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 19 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 January 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 +10 35 £438 +38.89% 7
Bracknell +4 20 £510 +56.92% 3
Maidenhead +6 11 £474 +0.80% 2
Newbury -8 8 £318 - 3
Slough 0 4 £500 +17.65%
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 22 (22.68%) SAP
2 21 (21.65%) SQL
3 17 (17.53%) Data Cleansing
3 17 (17.53%) Data Validation
4 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
5 15 (15.46%) Data Modelling
5 15 (15.46%) Migration
6 14 (14.43%) Data Mapping
7 13 (13.40%) Data Integration
7 13 (13.40%) LSMW
7 13 (13.40%) SAP MM
7 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (12.37%) Telecoms
8 12 (12.37%) Oracle
8 12 (12.37%) Data Migration
9 11 (11.34%) Security Cleared
10 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
10 10 (10.31%) GxP
10 10 (10.31%) ERP
10 10 (10.31%) ETL
10 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
10 10 (10.31%) SAP Data Services
11 9 (9.28%) REST
11 9 (9.28%) Project Planning
11 9 (9.28%) Degree
11 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
11 9 (9.28%) Active Directory
12 8 (8.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (8.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (8.25%) Automotive

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 4 (4.12%) Smallworld
2 3 (3.09%) nginx
2 3 (3.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.06%) Documentum
3 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.03%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.03%) Confluence
4 1 (1.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.03%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 13 (13.40%) SAP MM
2 7 (7.22%) SAP APO
3 6 (6.19%) SAP MDG
3 6 (6.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (5.15%) Maximo
4 5 (5.15%) SAP MDM
5 4 (4.12%) SAP ERP
6 2 (2.06%) SAP PM
7 1 (1.03%) HFM
7 1 (1.03%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (1.03%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.25%) Office 365
2 7 (7.22%) PaaS
2 7 (7.22%) SaaS
3 4 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.03%) HP Helion
4 1 (1.03%) IaaS
4 1 (1.03%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.03%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (1.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
2 7 (7.22%) HTTP
2 7 (7.22%) MQTT
2 7 (7.22%) VoLTE
3 6 (6.19%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (6.19%) Internet
4 4 (4.12%) 3G
4 4 (4.12%) 4G
4 4 (4.12%) VoWiFi
5 3 (3.09%) 3GPP
5 3 (3.09%) LTE
5 3 (3.09%) MGW
6 2 (2.06%) BGP
6 2 (2.06%) Broadband
6 2 (2.06%) DOCSIS
6 2 (2.06%) OSPF
6 2 (2.06%) RIP
6 2 (2.06%) SDH
7 1 (1.03%) RANAP
7 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) SAP Data Services
1 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (7.22%) MySQL
3 7 (7.22%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.22%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.15%) GIS
5 3 (3.09%) MS Access
5 3 (3.09%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.09%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.03%) Big Data
7 1 (1.03%) Essbase
7 1 (1.03%) OLTP
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (13.40%) LSMW
2 2 (2.06%) Bugzilla
2 2 (2.06%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (12.37%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.25%) Automotive
2 8 (8.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (7.22%) Finance
4 5 (5.15%) Marketing
4 5 (5.15%) Retail
5 2 (2.06%) Games
5 2 (2.06%) Legal
5 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Back Office
6 1 (1.03%) Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Billing
6 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Analyst
2 20 (20.62%) Architect
3 11 (11.34%) Consultant
4 10 (10.31%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.22%) Change Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Data Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Data Consultant
6 6 (6.19%) Deployment Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Requirements Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) SAP Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) SAP Consultant
6 6 (6.19%) SAP Data Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) SAP Data Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Administrator
7 5 (5.15%) Functional Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Business Change Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Data Migration Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Designer
8 4 (4.12%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.28%) REST
2 7 (7.22%) PostGIS
2 7 (7.22%) XML
3 5 (5.15%) Middleware
3 5 (5.15%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (4.12%) BAPI
5 3 (3.09%) Web Services
6 2 (2.06%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.03%) Ajax
7 1 (1.03%) CSS3
7 1 (1.03%) DOM
7 1 (1.03%) EJB
7 1 (1.03%) HTML
7 1 (1.03%) HTML5
7 1 (1.03%) jQuery
7 1 (1.03%) JSON
7 1 (1.03%) LDAP
7 1 (1.03%) Sass
7 1 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.03%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.40%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.25%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.22%) Data Structures
3 7 (7.22%) Infotainment
3 7 (7.22%) Virtual Team
4 6 (6.19%) AS400
4 6 (6.19%) User Experience
5 3 (3.09%) FMCG
6 2 (2.06%) Derivative
6 2 (2.06%) Digital TV
6 2 (2.06%) Equities
6 2 (2.06%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.06%) MPEG
6 2 (2.06%) PMI
6 2 (2.06%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) STB
6 2 (2.06%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.06%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.22%) Linux
2 6 (6.19%) Unix
3 4 (4.12%) Windows
4 2 (2.06%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Data Cleansing
1 17 (17.53%) Data Validation
2 15 (15.46%) Data Modelling
2 15 (15.46%) Migration
3 14 (14.43%) Data Mapping
4 13 (13.40%) Data Integration
5 12 (12.37%) Data Migration
6 10 (10.31%) ERP
6 10 (10.31%) ETL
7 9 (9.28%) Project Planning
8 8 (8.25%) Analytics
8 8 (8.25%) Data Conversion
8 8 (8.25%) Data Extraction
8 8 (8.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (7.22%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (7.22%) Strategic Thinking
9 7 (7.22%) Telematics
10 6 (6.19%) SAP Implementation
10 6 (6.19%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.65%) SQL
2 8 (8.25%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.12%) C
4 3 (3.09%) Java
5 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.03%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.03%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.03%) Perl
6 1 (1.03%) Python
6 1 (1.03%) VB
6 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.31%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.28%) Degree
4 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.06%) PMP
5 1 (1.03%) CISSP
5 1 (1.03%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.03%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.03%) MCSE
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) GxP
2 8 (8.25%) QA
2 8 (8.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (7.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.03%) GAMP
4 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.03%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.09%) Docker
3 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.03%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.03%) Xen
4 1 (1.03%) XenApp
4 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) Ansible
1 3 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.09%) Salt
1 3 (3.09%) Terraform
2 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.03%) QRadar
3 1 (1.03%) SCCM
3 1 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (22.68%) SAP
2 16 (16.49%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.37%) Oracle
4 8 (8.25%) VMware
5 7 (7.22%) Cisco
6 6 (6.19%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.12%) Nokia
8 3 (3.09%) Mitel
8 3 (3.09%) Nokia Networks
8 3 (3.09%) Siemens
9 2 (2.06%) Adobe
9 2 (2.06%) Apple
9 2 (2.06%) HP
9 2 (2.06%) Samsung
9 2 (2.06%) Tektronix
10 1 (1.03%) DocuSign
10 1 (1.03%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.03%) Mapinfo
10 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.03%) Symantec