Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 70 84
Rank change year-on-year -44 +14 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 55 99 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.42% 2.46% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 2.93% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 46
Berkshire median daily rate £335 £440 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.86% +35.38% -10.96%
10th Percentile £218 £318 £258
90th Percentile £438 £538 £453
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 8
Berkshire median hourly rate - £15.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.59% -68.64%
South East median hourly rate £36.00 £47.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -24.21% +20.25% +2.60%

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 3,272 3,377 3,801
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.50% 84.07% 82.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,635 1,706 2,064
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £568
South East median daily rate £435 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +5.07% +3.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 118 143
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% -11.43% -27.45%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.95 £39.75 £43.12
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.01% -11.11% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Newbury 0 11 £290 -10.77% 1
Bracknell -2 11 - - 1
Reading -38 10 £355 -16.47% 3
Maidenhead -7 5 £281 -40.63% 3
Wokingham - 2 £550 - 1
Slough -8 1 £350 -26.32% 2
Ascot - 1 £325 -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 24 (43.64%) Telecoms
2 17 (30.91%) Finance
3 16 (29.09%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (27.27%) Migration
4 15 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (21.82%) SQL
6 11 (20.00%) SAP
6 11 (20.00%) HP
7 10 (18.18%) HP ALM
8 9 (16.36%) 3G
8 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
8 9 (16.36%) Project Management
9 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
10 7 (12.73%) Degree
10 7 (12.73%) Release Management
10 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis
10 7 (12.73%) Logistics
10 7 (12.73%) Test Planning
10 7 (12.73%) Nokia
10 7 (12.73%) Manufacturing
11 6 (10.91%) Java
11 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
11 6 (10.91%) SAP Data Services
11 6 (10.91%) Software Testing
11 6 (10.91%) Project Planning
11 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.91%) Decision-Making

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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 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.27%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (10.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (7.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.82%) IaaS
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) PaaS
1 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) 3G
2 5 (9.09%) 4G
3 4 (7.27%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (5.45%) 2G
4 3 (5.45%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (5.45%) Wireshark
5 2 (3.64%) GSM
5 2 (3.64%) LTE
5 2 (3.64%) SCCP
5 2 (3.64%) SS7
5 2 (3.64%) UMTS
5 2 (3.64%) Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.82%) GPRS
6 1 (1.82%) HTTP
6 1 (1.82%) Internet
6 1 (1.82%) SCTP
6 1 (1.82%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.82%) VoIP
6 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.82%) DB2
5 1 (1.82%) MS Access
5 1 (1.82%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) OLTP
5 1 (1.82%) Power BI
5 1 (1.82%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) LSMW
2 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
3 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) AnthillPro
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.82%) Hudson
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) JIRA
4 1 (1.82%) JUnit
4 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.82%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (43.64%) Telecoms
2 17 (30.91%) Finance
3 7 (12.73%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) Billing
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) German Language
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (14.55%) Consultant
2 7 (12.73%) SAP Consultant
2 7 (12.73%) Test Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Applications Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Applications Project Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Pricing Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Data Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Data Migration Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) DBA
6 3 (5.45%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Migration Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) SAP Data Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) SAP Migration Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.45%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Middleware
1 5 (9.09%) SOAP
2 4 (7.27%) BAPI
3 2 (3.64%) LDAP
4 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.09%) PMI
4 4 (7.27%) Virtual Team
5 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) User Experience
7 1 (1.82%) CMDB
7 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.82%) EPoS
7 1 (1.82%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Linux
1 2 (3.64%) Unix
1 2 (3.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (27.27%) Migration
3 9 (16.36%) Project Management
4 7 (12.73%) Data Analysis
4 7 (12.73%) Logistics
4 7 (12.73%) Release Management
4 7 (12.73%) Test Planning
4 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.91%) Decision-Making
5 6 (10.91%) Project Planning
5 6 (10.91%) Software Testing
5 6 (10.91%) Test Strategy
6 5 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
6 5 (9.09%) Data Management
6 5 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 5 (9.09%) ERP
6 5 (9.09%) ITIL
6 5 (9.09%) Service Management
6 5 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
4 1 (1.82%) C
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) C++
4 1 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.82%) Python
4 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) ISEB
2 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (9.09%) Master's Degree
2 5 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 5 (9.09%) PMP
3 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.82%) CCDP
5 1 (1.82%) CCIE
5 1 (1.82%) CCIE Wireless
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.82%) CWDP
5 1 (1.82%) CWSP
5 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.82%) MCSE
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.82%) PhD
5 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 3 (5.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.82%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.82%) MISRA
3 1 (1.82%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.82%) PMO
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) HP ALM
2 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.82%) Netcool
3 1 (1.82%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.82%) OpenView
3 1 (1.82%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) HP
1 11 (20.00%) SAP
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.73%) Nokia
4 5 (9.09%) TIBCO
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Ariba
6 2 (3.64%) Cognos
6 2 (3.64%) Lotus
6 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.82%) Apple
7 1 (1.82%) BMC
7 1 (1.82%) Capita
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) Informatica
7 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.82%) Remedy
7 1 (1.82%) VMware