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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 130 128 132
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 61 85 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.18% 1.38% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.78% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 62 50
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +20.00%
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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
4071 4772 4486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.48% 77.75% 76.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3159 3443 3459
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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 30 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 67 (48.20%) Finance
2 43 (30.94%) SQL
3 29 (20.86%) Banking
4 28 (20.14%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (19.42%) Migration
6 22 (15.83%) Business Analysis
7 19 (13.67%) Degree
7 19 (13.67%) Data Validation
8 18 (12.95%) QA
8 18 (12.95%) Oracle
9 17 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (12.23%) Data Migration
10 16 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
10 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
11 15 (10.79%) Windows
11 15 (10.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (10.07%) Test Scripting
12 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
12 14 (10.07%) Project Management
13 13 (9.35%) Management Information System
13 13 (9.35%) Data Management
13 13 (9.35%) Data Analysis
13 13 (9.35%) Computer Science
14 12 (8.63%) Relational Database
14 12 (8.63%) ITIL
15 11 (7.91%) HTML
15 11 (7.91%) Data Modelling
15 11 (7.91%) Regression Testing
15 11 (7.91%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (2.88%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.16%) SAS
2 3 (2.16%) Apache
3 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.72%) Confluence
3 1 (0.72%) Lync
3 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.04%) MS Office
3 5 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.44%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.72%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.72%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.72%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.72%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.72%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.72%) GitHub
1 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.60%) Intranet
2 3 (2.16%) NAS
2 3 (2.16%) SAN
3 2 (1.44%) FTP
3 2 (1.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.72%) DNS
4 1 (0.72%) LAN
4 1 (0.72%) VoIP
4 1 (0.72%) WAN
4 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.72%) Firewall
4 1 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.63%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.76%) QlikView
4 7 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (5.04%) RDBMS
4 7 (5.04%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.32%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (2.88%) MySQL
7 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.16%) Big Data
8 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.44%) MS Access
9 2 (1.44%) Informix
9 2 (1.44%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.60%) Toad
3 4 (2.88%) JIRA
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (2.16%) Selenium
4 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.16%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.44%) Calabash
5 2 (1.44%) Appium
5 2 (1.44%) Subversion
5 2 (1.44%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.44%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.72%) JUnit
6 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.72%) Xcode
6 1 (0.72%) FitNesse
General
1 67 (48.20%) Finance
2 29 (20.86%) Banking
3 6 (4.32%) Legal
3 6 (4.32%) Advertising
4 5 (3.60%) Retail
5 4 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.16%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.16%) Marketing
7 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.44%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.44%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.44%) Publishing
7 2 (1.44%) Games
8 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.72%) Law
8 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.72%) Back Office
8 1 (0.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (41.01%) Analyst
2 28 (20.14%) Business Analyst
3 19 (13.67%) Developer
4 15 (10.79%) Consultant
5 14 (10.07%) Data Analyst
6 11 (7.91%) Tester
7 9 (6.47%) Systems Tester
8 7 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Senior Business Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Architect
9 6 (4.32%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.60%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.60%) DBA
10 5 (3.60%) Quantitative Developer
11 4 (2.88%) Oracle DBA
11 4 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) Governance Analyst
12 3 (2.16%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.91%) HTML
2 10 (7.19%) CSS
3 8 (5.76%) JSON
4 7 (5.04%) XML
5 6 (4.32%) .NET
6 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.60%) REST
6 5 (3.60%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.88%) jQuery
7 4 (2.88%) Ajax
8 3 (2.16%) Dojo
8 3 (2.16%) Web Services
9 2 (1.44%) Spring
9 2 (1.44%) WCF
9 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.44%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.72%) Spring MVC
10 1 (0.72%) XSD
10 1 (0.72%) Flash
10 1 (0.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.14%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.35%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.47%) SWIFT
4 6 (4.32%) Visualisation
4 6 (4.32%) Market Risk
4 6 (4.32%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.32%) Derivative
4 6 (4.32%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.88%) Physics
5 4 (2.88%) FMCG
5 4 (2.88%) User Experience
6 3 (2.16%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.16%) Clustering
7 2 (1.44%) NHS
7 2 (1.44%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.44%) iPad
7 2 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Windows
2 8 (5.76%) UNIX
3 5 (3.60%) Android
3 5 (3.60%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.16%) Linux
6 2 (1.44%) VMS
6 2 (1.44%) OpenVMS
6 2 (1.44%) AIX
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (19.42%) Migration
2 22 (15.83%) Business Analysis
3 19 (13.67%) Data Validation
4 17 (12.23%) Data Migration
4 17 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (10.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (10.07%) Test Scripting
7 14 (10.07%) Project Management
8 13 (9.35%) Data Management
8 13 (9.35%) Data Analysis
9 12 (8.63%) ITIL
10 11 (7.91%) Data Modelling
10 11 (7.91%) Regression Testing
10 11 (7.91%) Unit Testing
11 10 (7.19%) Integration Testing
11 10 (7.19%) System Testing
11 10 (7.19%) Asset Management
11 10 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (7.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 43 (30.94%) SQL
2 10 (7.19%) JavaScript
2 10 (7.19%) PL/SQL
3 9 (6.47%) Python
4 8 (5.76%) C++
4 8 (5.76%) Java
5 7 (5.04%) C#
6 6 (4.32%) Ruby
7 5 (3.60%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.60%) VBA
8 4 (2.88%) Scala
8 4 (2.88%) C
9 3 (2.16%) PHP
10 2 (1.44%) AWK
10 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.44%) VBScript
11 1 (0.72%) VB
11 1 (0.72%) Korn
11 1 (0.72%) Perl
11 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (13.67%) Degree
2 8 (5.76%) ISEB
3 7 (5.04%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.60%) PhD
5 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.44%) MCSE
6 2 (1.44%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.44%) MCITP
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.95%) QA
2 3 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) MiFID
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) Basel II
4 1 (0.72%) COREP
4 1 (0.72%) FINREP
4 1 (0.72%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (4.32%) RACF
2 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.44%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (12.95%) Oracle
2 16 (11.51%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.76%) SAP
4 6 (4.32%) VMware
5 3 (2.16%) Tableau
6 2 (1.44%) Alteryx
6 2 (1.44%) Apple
6 2 (1.44%) Cisco
6 2 (1.44%) HP
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix
7 1 (0.72%) Genesys
7 1 (0.72%) Cerner
7 1 (0.72%) Informatica
7 1 (0.72%) IBM
7 1 (0.72%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.72%) Reuters
7 1 (0.72%) Remedy
7 1 (0.72%) MKS
7 1 (0.72%) Teradata
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £465.00 per day
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