Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 81 71
Rank change year-on-year -47 -10 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 46 94 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.11% 2.29% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 2.70% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 52
Berkshire median daily rate £335 £455 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.37% +33.82% -8.11%
10th Percentile £245 £316 £228
90th Percentile £511 £558 £468
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 9
Berkshire median hourly rate - £15.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.22% -44.79%
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £46.25 £41.25
% change year-on-year -23.24% +12.12% +55.66%

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 3,502 3,481 3,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.86% 84.65% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,670 1,786 1,932
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 108 139
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.98% -15.71% -41.67%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £46.95 £40.28 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +23.91% -6.12% +2.08%

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 November 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

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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 November 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 -39 14 £375 -21.05% 6
Bracknell -10 9 - - 1
Newbury -5 5 £258 -20.77% 2
Maidenhead -2 4 - - 1
Wokingham - 2 £550 - 1
Slough -11 1 £350 -26.32% 3
Ascot - 1 £325 -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 16 (34.78%) Migration
2 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
3 12 (26.09%) SAP
3 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (23.91%) Finance
5 10 (21.74%) HP
6 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
6 9 (19.57%) 3G
6 9 (19.57%) SQL
6 9 (19.57%) HP ALM
7 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
7 8 (17.39%) Nokia
7 8 (17.39%) Data Analysis
7 8 (17.39%) Test Planning
7 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
8 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.22%) Java
9 6 (13.04%) ERP
9 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
9 6 (13.04%) SOAP
9 6 (13.04%) Logistics
9 6 (13.04%) Data Management
9 6 (13.04%) QA
9 6 (13.04%) SAP Data Services
9 6 (13.04%) SoapUI
9 6 (13.04%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (10.87%) Runbook
10 5 (10.87%) 4G

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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 1 (2.17%) nginx
1 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (8.70%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) Boomi
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) 3G
2 5 (10.87%) 4G
2 5 (10.87%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
4 2 (4.35%) LTE
4 2 (4.35%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (4.35%) VoLTE
4 2 (4.35%) Wireless
5 1 (2.17%) 2G
5 1 (2.17%) INAP
5 1 (2.17%) MVNO
5 1 (2.17%) NFC
5 1 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.17%) RFID
5 1 (2.17%) RS-232
5 1 (2.17%) SS7
5 1 (2.17%) Wireless Security
5 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SAP Data Services
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) MS Access
3 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) DB2
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) Power BI
3 1 (2.17%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) SoapUI
2 4 (8.70%) LSMW
3 3 (6.52%) Selenium
3 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.35%) JMeter
5 1 (2.17%) AnthillPro
5 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.17%) Hudson
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.17%) Subversion
5 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
2 11 (23.91%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) German Language
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (2.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) Consultant
1 8 (17.39%) Test Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) SAP Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Data Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Data Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Data Migration Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Migration Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) SAP Data Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) SAP Migration Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 2 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) SAP Supply Chain Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Supply Chain Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) SOAP
2 4 (8.70%) BAPI
2 4 (8.70%) LDAP
3 3 (6.52%) Middleware
4 2 (4.35%) RESTful
4 2 (4.35%) Taurus
5 1 (2.17%) SPML
5 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) PMI
4 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) CMDB
5 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.17%) EPoS
5 1 (2.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Migration
2 12 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (17.39%) Data Analysis
3 8 (17.39%) Test Planning
3 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
4 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (13.04%) Data Management
5 6 (13.04%) ERP
5 6 (13.04%) Logistics
6 5 (10.87%) Data Cleansing
6 5 (10.87%) Data Migration
6 5 (10.87%) ETL
6 5 (10.87%) Release Management
6 5 (10.87%) Runbook
7 4 (8.70%) Cutover Planning
7 4 (8.70%) Decision-Making
7 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.17%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) ISEB
2 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.52%) Master's Degree
2 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
2 3 (6.52%) PMP
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CCDP
4 1 (2.17%) CCIE
4 1 (2.17%) CCIE Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CWDP
4 1 (2.17%) CWSP
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) PhD
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.17%) GDPR
3 1 (2.17%) GxP
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 26262
3 1 (2.17%) MISRA
3 1 (2.17%) MISRA C
3 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) HP ALM
2 4 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.17%) Ansible
3 1 (2.17%) Netcool
3 1 (2.17%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.17%) OpenView
3 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.17%) Salt
3 1 (2.17%) TeMIP
3 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) SAP
2 10 (21.74%) HP
3 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.39%) Nokia
5 3 (6.52%) TIBCO
6 2 (4.35%) Ariba
6 2 (4.35%) Dell
6 2 (4.35%) JD Edwards
6 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) BMC
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco
7 1 (2.17%) Informatica
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) VMware