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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 129 159 138
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -21
Contract jobs citing Validation 68 59 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.16% 0.82% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.07% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 35 60
Average daily rate
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£415 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £179 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £20.65 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.34% +7.57%
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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
4472 5496 5951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.34% 76.56% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3358 4067 4384
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 66 93
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £11.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014, 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 46 (30.67%) Finance
2 42 (28.00%) Banking
3 29 (19.33%) Investment Banking
4 24 (16.00%) MS Excel
5 22 (14.67%) SQL
5 22 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (14.67%) Analytics
6 21 (14.00%) C#
7 20 (13.33%) Windows
7 20 (13.33%) Degree
8 18 (12.00%) QA
9 17 (11.33%) Computer Science
9 17 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (11.33%) Project Management
9 17 (11.33%) Software Engineering
9 17 (11.33%) Migration
10 16 (10.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (10.67%) Linux
10 16 (10.67%) C++
11 15 (10.00%) Oracle
11 15 (10.00%) MS Project
11 15 (10.00%) Front Office
12 14 (9.33%) Perl
12 14 (9.33%) Python
13 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
13 13 (8.67%) Management Information System
14 12 (8.00%) Data Validation
14 12 (8.00%) Business Analysis
14 12 (8.00%) SAP
15 11 (7.33%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.67%) Confluence
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.67%) IIS
2 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.00%) MS Project
3 11 (7.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (6.00%) MS Visio
5 8 (5.33%) MS Office
6 6 (4.00%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.33%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.67%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.67%) SAP SD
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (1.33%) PolarLake
3 2 (1.33%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.33%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.67%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.67%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.67%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.67%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.33%) WAN
2 4 (2.67%) Firewall
3 3 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (2.00%) LAN
4 2 (1.33%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (1.33%) Network Security
4 2 (1.33%) DHCP
4 2 (1.33%) Broadband
4 2 (1.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.33%) VPN
4 2 (1.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.67%) SSL
5 1 (0.67%) SAN
5 1 (0.67%) Intranet
5 1 (0.67%) DWDM
5 1 (0.67%) MPLS
5 1 (0.67%) DSL
5 1 (0.67%) LDAP
5 1 (0.67%) FTP
5 1 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.00%) MS Access
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.33%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.67%) MySQL
5 1 (0.67%) OLTP
5 1 (0.67%) DB2
5 1 (0.67%) OLAP
5 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.67%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) JIRA
2 2 (1.33%) Toad
3 1 (0.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.67%) Subversion
3 1 (0.67%) Maven
3 1 (0.67%) Ant
3 1 (0.67%) JUnit
3 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.67%) PVCS
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.67%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.67%) DbUnit
3 1 (0.67%) XMLUnit
3 1 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
General
1 46 (30.67%) Finance
2 42 (28.00%) Banking
3 29 (19.33%) Investment Banking
4 15 (10.00%) Front Office
5 11 (7.33%) Legal
6 6 (4.00%) Retail
7 5 (3.33%) Advertising
8 4 (2.67%) Back Office
9 3 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.33%) Publishing
10 2 (1.33%) Marketing
11 1 (0.67%) Local Government
11 1 (0.67%) Games
11 1 (0.67%) Billing
11 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 50 (33.33%) Analyst
2 30 (20.00%) Developer
3 29 (19.33%) Business Analyst
4 15 (10.00%) Quantitative Developer
5 13 (8.67%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 11 (7.33%) Consultant
7 10 (6.67%) C++ Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Tester
9 7 (4.67%) Data Analyst
9 7 (4.67%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (3.33%) Administrator
10 5 (3.33%) Coordinator
11 4 (2.67%) Architect
11 4 (2.67%) Test Manager
11 4 (2.67%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (2.67%) Banking Analyst
11 4 (2.67%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (2.67%) Systems Tester
11 4 (2.67%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.00%) .NET
1 6 (4.00%) XML
2 4 (2.67%) HTML
3 3 (2.00%) CSS
3 3 (2.00%) XSLT
3 3 (2.00%) MSMQ
3 3 (2.00%) jQuery
4 2 (1.33%) Web Services
4 2 (1.33%) Ajax
5 1 (0.67%) JSON
5 1 (0.67%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.67%) Dojo
5 1 (0.67%) JMS
5 1 (0.67%) FpML
5 1 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.67%) JNDI
5 1 (0.67%) SOAP
5 1 (0.67%) XSD
5 1 (0.67%) DOM
5 1 (0.67%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.33%) Computer Science
1 17 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (8.67%) Management Information System
4 11 (7.33%) FMCG
5 5 (3.33%) Market Risk
5 5 (3.33%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.33%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.67%) User Experience
7 3 (2.00%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.00%) Data Extraction
7 3 (2.00%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.33%) Equities
8 2 (1.33%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.33%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.67%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.67%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.67%) CUDA
9 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.33%) Windows
2 16 (10.67%) Linux
3 2 (1.33%) UNIX
4 1 (0.67%) zOS
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.67%) Android
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (14.67%) Analytics
2 17 (11.33%) Migration
2 17 (11.33%) Project Management
2 17 (11.33%) Software Engineering
3 12 (8.00%) Business Analysis
3 12 (8.00%) Data Validation
4 11 (7.33%) Data Mapping
4 11 (7.33%) Data Migration
5 10 (6.67%) Requirements Management
6 9 (6.00%) Data Management
6 9 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.33%) DSDM
7 8 (5.33%) ETL
7 8 (5.33%) Unit Testing
8 7 (4.67%) Integration Testing
8 7 (4.67%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (4.67%) ITIL
8 7 (4.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.67%) SQL
2 21 (14.00%) C#
3 16 (10.67%) C++
4 14 (9.33%) Perl
4 14 (9.33%) Python
5 3 (2.00%) VB
5 3 (2.00%) VBA
5 3 (2.00%) Java
5 3 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.33%) C
7 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.67%) XQuery
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.67%) XPath
7 1 (0.67%) Groovy
7 1 (0.67%) Scala
7 1 (0.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (13.33%) Degree
2 9 (6.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.00%) ISEB
4 3 (2.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PMP
6 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.67%) ECDL
6 1 (0.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.67%) MCITP
6 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.67%) MCSE
6 1 (0.67%) PhD
6 1 (0.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) Basel II
3 1 (0.67%) WCAG
3 1 (0.67%) WAI
3 1 (0.67%) EMIR
3 1 (0.67%) GAMP
3 1 (0.67%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (4.00%) RACF
2 2 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.67%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 4 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 15 (10.00%) Oracle
2 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.00%) SAP
4 6 (4.00%) Sybase
5 5 (3.33%) HP
6 4 (2.67%) Bloomberg
6 4 (2.67%) McAfee
6 4 (2.67%) Blue Coat
6 4 (2.67%) NetScout
6 4 (2.67%) Aruba
6 4 (2.67%) Ciena
6 4 (2.67%) Nortel
7 3 (2.00%) VMware
8 2 (1.33%) GoldenSource
8 2 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.33%) SmartCo
8 2 (1.33%) Cognos
8 2 (1.33%) Cisco
9 1 (0.67%) IBM
9 1 (0.67%) Business Objects
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