Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 78 77
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +21
Contract jobs citing Validation 98 80 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.44% 2.09% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.54% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 37
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.43% -3.45%
10th Percentile £270 £225 £264
90th Percentile £510 £538 £427
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £40.00 - £14.05
10th Percentile £37.50 - £11.00
90th Percentile £42.50 - £49.15
South East median hourly rate £45.10 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.25% -

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 3,391 3,154 4,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 84.48% 82.41% 80.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,703 1,519 2,109
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +4.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £567 £550
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 118 131
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -9.09% -23.43%
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.23 £55.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% -16.67% +25.29%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +13 34 £425 - 8
Bracknell +2 21 £510 +50.00%
Newbury -11 13 £375 -11.76% 1
Slough -5 10 £488 +14.71% 2
Maidenhead -1 4 £500 - 6
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 18 (18.37%) SQL
3 17 (17.35%) SC Cleared
4 14 (14.29%) Data Validation
4 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 13 (13.27%) Finance
5 13 (13.27%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (12.24%) Cisco
6 12 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (11.22%) Traceability Matrix
7 11 (11.22%) REST
7 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (10.20%) Palo Alto
8 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
8 10 (10.20%) Oracle
8 10 (10.20%) VMware
9 9 (9.18%) Project Planning
9 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
9 9 (9.18%) XML
9 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
9 9 (9.18%) Office 365
10 8 (8.16%) Mobile App
10 8 (8.16%) HTTP
10 8 (8.16%) Project Management
10 8 (8.16%) Middleware
10 8 (8.16%) Automotive
10 8 (8.16%) Migration
11 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.14%) Legal

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 (4.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (4.08%) Smallworld
2 2 (2.04%) nginx
2 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (3.06%) InVision
2 3 (3.06%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (3.06%) UXPin
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Maximo
2 4 (4.08%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.02%) SAP MDG
3 1 (1.02%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.02%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.18%) Office 365
2 7 (7.14%) PaaS
2 7 (7.14%) SaaS
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.16%) HTTP
3 7 (7.14%) Internet
3 7 (7.14%) MQTT
4 3 (3.06%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (2.04%) 3G
5 2 (2.04%) 4G
5 2 (2.04%) BGP
5 2 (2.04%) Firewall
5 2 (2.04%) GSM
5 2 (2.04%) OSPF
5 2 (2.04%) RIP
5 2 (2.04%) SCCP
5 2 (2.04%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (2.04%) SMS
5 2 (2.04%) SNMP
5 2 (2.04%) UMTS
5 2 (2.04%) VoIP
5 2 (2.04%) VPN
5 2 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.27%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.14%) MySQL
3 7 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 7 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (5.10%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (4.08%) GIS
6 4 (4.08%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (3.06%) Power BI
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.04%) OLTP
8 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.02%) Big Data
9 1 (1.02%) MS Access
9 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) LSMW
2 3 (3.06%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (3.06%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.04%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.02%) JUnit
4 1 (1.02%) Robot Framework
General
1 18 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.27%) Finance
3 8 (8.16%) Automotive
4 7 (7.14%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
6 2 (2.04%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (2.04%) Games
7 1 (1.02%) Electronics
7 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Analyst
2 10 (10.20%) Consultant
3 9 (9.18%) Architect
4 7 (7.14%) Change Analyst
4 7 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.14%) Requirements Analyst
4 7 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (6.12%) DBA
5 6 (6.12%) Deployment Analyst
5 6 (6.12%) Developer
5 6 (6.12%) SQL DBA
6 5 (5.10%) Administrator
6 5 (5.10%) Migration Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) Applications Manager
7 4 (4.08%) Business Change Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Data Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) Data Migration Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) SAP Data Consultant
7 4 (4.08%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.22%) REST
2 9 (9.18%) XML
3 8 (8.16%) Middleware
4 7 (7.14%) PostGIS
5 5 (5.10%) CSS
5 5 (5.10%) HTML
5 5 (5.10%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (4.08%) BAPI
6 4 (4.08%) CSS3
6 4 (4.08%) HTML5
6 4 (4.08%) jQuery
6 4 (4.08%) Web Services
7 3 (3.06%) Framer.js
8 2 (2.04%) Ajax
8 2 (2.04%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.04%) SOAP
9 1 (1.02%) DOM
9 1 (1.02%) EJB
9 1 (1.02%) JSON
9 1 (1.02%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.14%) Infotainment
4 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.08%) User Experience
6 3 (3.06%) PMI
6 3 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.04%) Digital TV
7 2 (2.04%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.04%) MPEG
7 2 (2.04%) STB
7 2 (2.04%) Video on Demand
7 2 (2.04%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.02%) FMCG
8 1 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.02%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.02%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Linux
2 5 (5.10%) Unix
3 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.29%) Data Validation
2 12 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (11.22%) Traceability Matrix
4 9 (9.18%) Project Planning
5 8 (8.16%) Migration
5 8 (8.16%) Project Management
6 7 (7.14%) Data Integration
6 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (7.14%) Logistics
6 7 (7.14%) SOA
6 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (7.14%) Strategic Thinking
6 7 (7.14%) Telematics
7 6 (6.12%) Data Analysis
7 6 (6.12%) Data Migration
7 6 (6.12%) Database Security
7 6 (6.12%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.10%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.37%) SQL
2 6 (6.12%) Java
3 5 (5.10%) C
3 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (2.04%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.04%) Python
5 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.02%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.02%) C++
6 1 (1.02%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.02%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.02%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 19 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) Degree
4 4 (4.08%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.06%) PMP
6 2 (2.04%) CCNP
6 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.04%) CWNA
6 2 (2.04%) ISEB
6 2 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.04%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.04%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.04%) MCSE
6 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) PMO
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) GxP
3 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) Docker
2 2 (2.04%) Firmware
3 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.04%) Ansible
2 2 (2.04%) HP ALM
2 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.04%) QRadar
2 2 (2.04%) Salt
2 2 (2.04%) Terraform
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.24%) Cisco
3 10 (10.20%) Oracle
3 10 (10.20%) Palo Alto
3 10 (10.20%) VMware
4 6 (6.12%) HP
4 6 (6.12%) SAP
5 2 (2.04%) Adobe
5 2 (2.04%) Apple
5 2 (2.04%) IBM
5 2 (2.04%) Remedy
5 2 (2.04%) Tektronix
5 2 (2.04%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.02%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.02%) Juniper
6 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.02%) Splunk
6 1 (1.02%) Teradata