Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 92 78
Rank change year-on-year -40 -14 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 47 79 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.10% 1.99% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 2.30% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 37
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -13.24% +23.19%
10th Percentile £293 £263 £294
90th Percentile £516 £478 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +64.95% +102.08%
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £41.74 £47.50
% change year-on-year +13.81% -12.13% +35.71%

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 3,747 3,432 3,152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 87.46% 86.60% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,830 1,738 1,509
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £250
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £418
% change year-on-year +3.45% +4.19% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 82 131
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.36% +46.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £77.75 £49.88 £40.50
South East median hourly rate £31.35 £25.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +25.37% +27.17% -15.89%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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
Bracknell -8 13 £472 +214.83%
Reading -14 10 £388 -3.13% 7
Maidenhead +6 5 £455 +25.52% 1
Newbury -6 5 £500 +33.33% 1
Slough -8 2 £750 +53.85% 2
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 13 (27.66%) SAP
2 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Migration
3 9 (19.15%) ERP
3 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (19.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (19.15%) Decision-Making
4 8 (17.02%) SAP MDG
4 8 (17.02%) Data Migration
4 8 (17.02%) Data Quality
4 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
4 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
5 7 (14.89%) ITSM
5 7 (14.89%) Data Validation
5 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (12.77%) Power Platform
6 6 (12.77%) Power BI
6 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
6 6 (12.77%) GxP
6 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.64%) SOA
7 5 (10.64%) Documentum
7 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (10.64%) Finance
7 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.64%) Logistics
7 5 (10.64%) Life Science
7 5 (10.64%) QA
7 5 (10.64%) Degree
7 5 (10.64%) Data Governance

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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 5 (10.64%) Documentum
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (19.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (17.02%) SAP MDG
3 4 (8.51%) SAP ERP
4 1 (2.13%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (2.13%) SAP BPC
4 1 (2.13%) SAP MM
4 1 (2.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) G Suite
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) 5G
1 2 (4.26%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.13%) 4G
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) GSM
2 1 (2.13%) HSPA
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) LTE
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
2 1 (2.13%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.13%) VPN
2 1 (2.13%) WCDMA
2 1 (2.13%) WebEx
2 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Power BI
2 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.13%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.26%) git-flow
1 2 (4.26%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) LSMW
2 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (6.38%) Legal
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.13%) Military
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Consultant
2 9 (19.15%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Power BI Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) SAP Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Data Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Data Migration Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Functional Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Migration Manager
4 4 (8.51%) SAP Data Manager
4 4 (8.51%) SAP Data Migration Manager
4 4 (8.51%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) SAP MDG Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Data Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Master Data Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) SAP ALE
2 2 (4.26%) REST
3 1 (2.13%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.64%) Life Science
3 4 (8.51%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
1 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
1 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
1 10 (21.28%) Migration
2 9 (19.15%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (19.15%) Decision-Making
2 9 (19.15%) ERP
3 8 (17.02%) Data Migration
3 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
4 7 (14.89%) Data Validation
4 7 (14.89%) ITSM
4 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.64%) Data Governance
5 5 (10.64%) Logistics
5 5 (10.64%) SOA
6 4 (8.51%) Data Extraction
6 4 (8.51%) Preventative Maintenance
6 4 (8.51%) Workflow
7 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.38%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) ABAP
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.26%) CCIE
3 2 (4.26%) CCNP
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) Data Quality
2 6 (12.77%) GxP
3 5 (10.64%) QA
4 3 (6.38%) SLA
5 2 (4.26%) PMO
5 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) NDS
2 1 (2.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.26%) HP ALM
3 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.13%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) SAP
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) Ariba
3 3 (6.38%) Baan
3 3 (6.38%) HP
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) Aruba
5 1 (2.13%) Bomgar
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (2.13%) Google
5 1 (2.13%) Informatica
5 1 (2.13%) Lotus
5 1 (2.13%) Novell
5 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.13%) Peregrine
5 1 (2.13%) Remedy
5 1 (2.13%) Workday