Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 70 78
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 88 107 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.17% 2.51% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.60% 3.09% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 52 35
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.71% -9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £228 £213
90th Percentile £568 £468 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +4.03% +12.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £32.89 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.39% +24.11% -37.65%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.70 £13.95
90th Percentile £54.40 £43.28 £51.45
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £25.68
% change year-on-year +11.76% +65.53% -26.64%

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 3385 3459 3940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.62% 81.25% 78.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 1866 2176
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £541
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 131 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £39.20 £48.75 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +11 35 £483 +60.83% 1
Bracknell +2 15 - - 1
Maidenhead -4 10 £460 -0.54% 1
Slough +5 5 £475 +15.15% 1
Newbury -3 4 £325 -13.33%
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 25 (28.41%) SAP
2 23 (26.14%) Migration
3 20 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 18 (20.45%) SQL
4 18 (20.45%) Data Migration
5 17 (19.32%) Data Cleansing
6 16 (18.18%) ERP
7 15 (17.05%) Data Validation
8 14 (15.91%) Data Mapping
8 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (14.77%) Data Extraction
9 13 (14.77%) LSMW
9 13 (14.77%) ETL
9 13 (14.77%) Telecoms
9 13 (14.77%) SAP MM
10 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 12 (13.64%) Oracle
10 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
10 12 (13.64%) Degree
11 11 (12.50%) GxP
11 11 (12.50%) Data Quality
11 11 (12.50%) Virtual Team
12 10 (11.36%) SAP Data Services
13 8 (9.09%) Analytics
13 8 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
13 8 (9.09%) Huawei
13 8 (9.09%) Data Conversion

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.41%) IIS
2 3 (3.41%) Smallworld
3 2 (2.27%) Documentum
4 1 (1.14%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.14%) Confluence
4 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.14%) nginx
4 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.14%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 13 (14.77%) SAP MM
2 7 (7.95%) SAP APO
3 6 (6.82%) SAP ERP
3 6 (6.82%) SAP MDG
3 6 (6.82%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (5.68%) SAP MDM
5 3 (3.41%) Maximo
6 2 (2.27%) SAP PM
7 1 (1.14%) HFM
7 1 (1.14%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 3 (3.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.27%) Office 365
4 1 (1.14%) HP Helion
4 1 (1.14%) IaaS
4 1 (1.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) VoLTE
2 6 (6.82%) 3G
2 6 (6.82%) 4G
2 6 (6.82%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (5.68%) LTE
4 4 (4.55%) Internet
4 4 (4.55%) VoWiFi
5 3 (3.41%) 3GPP
5 3 (3.41%) Broadband
5 3 (3.41%) MGW
5 3 (3.41%) SMS
5 3 (3.41%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (2.27%) DHCP
6 2 (2.27%) DNS
6 2 (2.27%) DOCSIS
6 2 (2.27%) NAS
6 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.27%) SAN
6 2 (2.27%) SDH
6 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.36%) SAP Data Services
3 8 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.55%) GIS
5 3 (3.41%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.27%) Essbase
6 2 (2.27%) MS Access
7 1 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.14%) Big Data
7 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (1.14%) QGIS
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) LSMW
2 1 (1.14%) Ant
2 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.14%) Maven
2 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (14.77%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (7.95%) Back Office
3 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 7 (7.95%) Marketing
4 6 (6.82%) Front Office
5 3 (3.41%) Billing
5 3 (3.41%) Retail
6 1 (1.14%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.77%) Architect
1 13 (14.77%) Consultant
2 11 (12.50%) Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Data Consultant
3 8 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
3 8 (9.09%) SAP Data Consultant
4 7 (7.95%) Designer
5 6 (6.82%) Data Migration Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Migration Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) SAP Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) SAP Data Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) SAP Migration Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Back Office Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Junior
6 5 (5.68%) Oracle Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) BAPI
1 4 (4.55%) Middleware
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (3.41%) Visualforce
3 2 (2.27%) Web Services
4 1 (1.14%) .NET
4 1 (1.14%) EJB
4 1 (1.14%) RESTful
4 1 (1.14%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 7 (7.95%) Data Structures
3 7 (7.95%) User Experience
4 6 (6.82%) AS400
5 3 (3.41%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.27%) Clustering
6 2 (2.27%) Derivative
6 2 (2.27%) Equities
6 2 (2.27%) FMCG
6 2 (2.27%) IVR
6 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.27%) PMI
6 2 (2.27%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.14%) CESG
7 1 (1.14%) CMDB
7 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.14%) Replication
7 1 (1.14%) Smart Home
7 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.95%) Windows
2 6 (6.82%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Unix
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) Migration
2 20 (22.73%) Data Modelling
3 18 (20.45%) Data Migration
4 17 (19.32%) Data Cleansing
5 16 (18.18%) ERP
6 15 (17.05%) Data Validation
7 14 (15.91%) Data Mapping
8 13 (14.77%) Data Extraction
8 13 (14.77%) ETL
9 8 (9.09%) Analytics
9 8 (9.09%) Data Conversion
9 8 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (7.95%) Information Security
11 6 (6.82%) Data Analysis
11 6 (6.82%) Data Integration
11 6 (6.82%) Data Management
11 6 (6.82%) Fault Management
11 6 (6.82%) SAP Implementation
11 6 (6.82%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.45%) SQL
2 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.41%) Apex Code
3 3 (3.41%) C
3 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (1.14%) C#
5 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.14%) Perl
5 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.14%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) sed
5 1 (1.14%) VB
5 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Degree
2 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) MCITP
4 2 (2.27%) MCSE
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.27%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.27%) PMP
4 2 (2.27%) RHCE
4 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.14%) CISSP
5 1 (1.14%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.14%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.50%) Data Quality
1 11 (12.50%) GxP
2 8 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (5.68%) QA
4 1 (1.14%) GAMP
4 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.14%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.14%) Docker
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.14%) Xen
4 1 (1.14%) XenApp
4 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Ansible
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.14%) QRadar
1 1 (1.14%) Salt
1 1 (1.14%) SCCM
1 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) SAP
2 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.64%) Oracle
3 8 (9.09%) Huawei
4 6 (6.82%) Remedy
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco
5 4 (4.55%) Nokia
5 4 (4.55%) VMware
6 3 (3.41%) Mitel
6 3 (3.41%) Nokia Networks
6 3 (3.41%) Pardot
6 3 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (3.41%) Siemens
7 2 (2.27%) HP
7 2 (2.27%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.27%) Samsung
8 1 (1.14%) Citrix
8 1 (1.14%) Genesys
8 1 (1.14%) Intel