The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 118 135 126
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 69 64 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.36% 1.11% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.43% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 50
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £267 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £372 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +18.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +19.04%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4003 4479 4297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.59% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3119 3180 3299
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 53
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £16.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the City of London region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the City of London region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the City of London region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 58 (42.34%) Finance
2 39 (28.47%) SQL
3 29 (21.17%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (18.98%) Banking
5 25 (18.25%) Migration
6 21 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (13.87%) MS Excel
8 18 (13.14%) Oracle
8 18 (13.14%) Project Management
9 17 (12.41%) Data Migration
9 17 (12.41%) Data Validation
10 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
10 16 (11.68%) Degree
10 16 (11.68%) Management Information System
11 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
11 15 (10.95%) QA
12 14 (10.22%) Windows
12 14 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (10.22%) Data Management
13 13 (9.49%) Business Analysis
13 13 (9.49%) Computer Science
13 13 (9.49%) Test Scripting
13 13 (9.49%) Unit Testing
14 12 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (8.76%) Relational Database
15 11 (8.03%) Data Analysis
15 11 (8.03%) Regression Testing
15 11 (8.03%) ITIL
15 11 (8.03%) HTML
15 11 (8.03%) Business Intelligence

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.19%) Apache
2 3 (2.19%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.46%) SAS
4 1 (0.73%) Confluence
4 1 (0.73%) CMS
4 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (13.87%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.84%) MS Project
4 5 (3.65%) MS Office
5 3 (2.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.46%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.73%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.73%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.73%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.73%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.73%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.73%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) IaaS
1 1 (0.73%) GitHub
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.65%) Intranet
2 3 (2.19%) NAS
2 3 (2.19%) SAN
3 2 (1.46%) FTP
3 2 (1.46%) HTTP
4 1 (0.73%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.73%) Network Security
4 1 (0.73%) Firewall
4 1 (0.73%) LAN
4 1 (0.73%) VoIP
4 1 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.76%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (5.11%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.11%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.38%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (4.38%) QlikView
5 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.92%) MySQL
6 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.46%) OLTP
8 2 (1.46%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.46%) Informix
8 2 (1.46%) MS Access
8 2 (1.46%) Big Data
9 1 (0.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.65%) Toad
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.19%) Selenium
3 3 (2.19%) JIRA
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.46%) Subversion
4 2 (1.46%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.46%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.46%) Appium
4 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.46%) Calabash
5 1 (0.73%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.73%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.73%) Xcode
5 1 (0.73%) JUnit
5 1 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 58 (42.34%) Finance
2 26 (18.98%) Banking
3 9 (6.57%) Legal
4 7 (5.11%) Investment Banking
4 7 (5.11%) Advertising
5 4 (2.92%) Retail
6 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.46%) Publishing
6 2 (1.46%) Games
6 2 (1.46%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.46%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.73%) Local Government
7 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (41.61%) Analyst
2 31 (22.63%) Business Analyst
3 18 (13.14%) Developer
4 15 (10.95%) Consultant
5 10 (7.30%) Data Analyst
6 9 (6.57%) Tester
7 8 (5.84%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) Systems Tester
8 7 (5.11%) Architect
9 6 (4.38%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.65%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Quantitative Developer
10 5 (3.65%) DBA
11 4 (2.92%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.92%) Oracle DBA
12 3 (2.19%) Junior Quantitative Developer
12 3 (2.19%) Functional Analyst
12 3 (2.19%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.03%) HTML
2 10 (7.30%) CSS
3 8 (5.84%) JSON
4 7 (5.11%) .NET
4 7 (5.11%) XML
5 5 (3.65%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.65%) REST
5 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.92%) Ajax
6 4 (2.92%) jQuery
7 3 (2.19%) Dojo
7 3 (2.19%) Web Services
8 2 (1.46%) Spring
8 2 (1.46%) WCF
8 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.73%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.73%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.73%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.73%) Flash
9 1 (0.73%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.17%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.68%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.49%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.11%) SWIFT
4 7 (5.11%) Market Risk
5 6 (4.38%) Derivative
5 6 (4.38%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.65%) Visualisation
6 5 (3.65%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.92%) FMCG
7 4 (2.92%) Data Extraction
7 4 (2.92%) Physics
7 4 (2.92%) User Experience
8 3 (2.19%) Clustering
9 2 (1.46%) NHS
9 2 (1.46%) Biometrics
9 2 (1.46%) Data Conversion
9 2 (1.46%) iPad
9 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.22%) Windows
2 8 (5.84%) UNIX
3 5 (3.65%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.65%) Android
4 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.19%) Linux
4 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.46%) VMS
5 2 (1.46%) OpenVMS
5 2 (1.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.25%) Migration
2 21 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (13.14%) Project Management
4 17 (12.41%) Data Migration
4 17 (12.41%) Data Validation
5 14 (10.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (10.22%) Data Management
6 13 (9.49%) Business Analysis
6 13 (9.49%) Test Scripting
6 13 (9.49%) Unit Testing
7 12 (8.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (8.03%) Data Analysis
8 11 (8.03%) Regression Testing
8 11 (8.03%) ITIL
8 11 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (7.30%) Asset Management
10 9 (6.57%) Requirements Management
11 8 (5.84%) Data Modelling
11 8 (5.84%) Analytics
11 8 (5.84%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.47%) SQL
2 10 (7.30%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.30%) PL/SQL
3 8 (5.84%) C#
3 8 (5.84%) C++
3 8 (5.84%) Python
4 7 (5.11%) Java
5 6 (4.38%) Ruby
6 5 (3.65%) VBA
6 5 (3.65%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.92%) C
8 3 (2.19%) Scala
8 3 (2.19%) PHP
9 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.46%) VBScript
9 2 (1.46%) AWK
10 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.73%) Korn
10 1 (0.73%) VB
10 1 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (11.68%) Degree
2 8 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.38%) ISEB
4 5 (3.65%) PhD
5 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.19%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.46%) MCSE
6 2 (1.46%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.46%) MCITP
6 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.46%) VCP4
6 2 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.95%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.73%) COREP
4 1 (0.73%) FINREP
4 1 (0.73%) MiFID
4 1 (0.73%) Basel II
4 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.84%) RACF
2 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.46%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (13.14%) Oracle
2 15 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.84%) SAP
4 5 (3.65%) VMware
5 2 (1.46%) Cisco
5 2 (1.46%) Apple
5 2 (1.46%) HP
5 2 (1.46%) Tableau
6 1 (0.73%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.73%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.73%) hybris
6 1 (0.73%) Unica
6 1 (0.73%) DataFlux
6 1 (0.73%) MKS
6 1 (0.73%) Teradata
6 1 (0.73%) Cognos
6 1 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.73%) Remedy
6 1 (0.73%) Cerner
6 1 (0.73%) Informatica
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Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + neg
Posted: 2 hours ago
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £485 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago