The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Berkshire / Bracknell
Rank 31 27 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 1.48% 2.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 2.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +10.14%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 234 236 239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 86.35% 86.45% 80.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 132 108
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -47.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Bracknell

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Bracknell.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Bracknell

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation in Bracknell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Bracknell

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Validation.

1 6 (42.86%) Firmware
1 6 (42.86%) Electronics
1 6 (42.86%) Manufacturing
1 6 (42.86%) Feasibility Study
2 3 (21.43%) SilkTest
2 3 (21.43%) Taleo
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
2 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
2 3 (21.43%) SaaS
3 2 (14.29%) QA
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) ADSL
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) MPLS
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell 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 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
1 3 (21.43%) Taleo
2 1 (7.14%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) ADSL
1 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) MPLS
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) BGP
2 1 (7.14%) DSL
2 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
2 1 (7.14%) ISDN
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) LLU
2 1 (7.14%) OSPF
2 1 (7.14%) RIP
2 1 (7.14%) SDH
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SilkTest
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 6 (42.86%) Electronics
1 6 (42.86%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Electrical Design Engineer
1 6 (42.86%) Electrical Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Design Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
5 1 (7.14%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) CSS3
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Feasibility Study
2 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
2 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
2 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 2 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Business Development
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Data Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Web Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CCDA
2 1 (7.14%) CCDP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) Saba
3 1 (7.14%) webMethods