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 29 June 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
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 35 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 2.61% 0.72% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +19.85% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  

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 204 234 191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 88.70% 84.78% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 402 294
Median daily rate £446 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 97 31
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -37.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bracknell.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) SilkTest
1 4 (40.00%) Taleo
1 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
1 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
1 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (30.00%) Value-Added Service
2 3 (30.00%) MVNO
2 3 (30.00%) 4G
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) LTE
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (30.00%) 3G
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) MPLS
3 2 (20.00%) OSPF
3 2 (20.00%) BGP
3 2 (20.00%) DSL
3 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) CCDA
3 2 (20.00%) CCDP
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent

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Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
1 4 (40.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) 3G
1 3 (30.00%) 4G
1 3 (30.00%) LTE
1 3 (30.00%) MVNO
1 3 (30.00%) Value-Added Service
2 2 (20.00%) ADSL
2 2 (20.00%) BGP
2 2 (20.00%) DSL
2 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) MPLS
2 2 (20.00%) OSPF
2 2 (20.00%) RIP
2 2 (20.00%) SDH
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SilkTest
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Provisioning Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) E-Business Manager
4 1 (10.00%) HR Manager
4 1 (10.00%) SQL BI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
1 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
1 4 (40.00%) Test Planning
1 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCDA
1 2 (20.00%) CCDP
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft