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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 123 141 119
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing Validation 41 61 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.21% 1.10% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.37% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 61
Median daily rate £463 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £500 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £80.00 - £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Validation
London

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
2874 4439 4783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.95% 80.16% 80.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2355 3493 3602
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 36 (37.89%) Finance
2 31 (32.63%) SQL
3 20 (21.05%) Migration
4 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
5 16 (16.84%) Data Validation
6 15 (15.79%) Data Migration
6 15 (15.79%) Linux
6 15 (15.79%) Banking
7 14 (14.74%) Oracle
8 13 (13.68%) Data Analysis
9 10 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (10.53%) Unix
9 10 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
10 9 (9.47%) SDLC
10 9 (9.47%) C++
10 9 (9.47%) Python
10 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
10 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
10 9 (9.47%) JIRA
11 8 (8.42%) Shell Script
11 8 (8.42%) Project Management
11 8 (8.42%) MS Access
11 8 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (8.42%) Data Quality
12 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (7.37%) HP
13 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
13 6 (6.32%) Data Modelling

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (4.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (3.16%) Confluence
2 3 (3.16%) PowerExchange
2 3 (3.16%) SAS
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.05%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) Node.js
4 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.26%) MS Office
3 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.11%) MS Project
5 1 (1.05%) GIMP
5 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Aligne
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.05%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.05%) Minerva
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) AdWords
1 2 (2.11%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) HTTP
2 3 (3.16%) NAS
2 3 (3.16%) SAN
3 2 (2.11%) DHCP
3 2 (2.11%) DMZ
3 2 (2.11%) DNS
3 2 (2.11%) LDAP
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
4 1 (1.05%) IPsec
4 1 (1.05%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (8.42%) MS Access
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.21%) DB2
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.16%) PowerCenter
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.11%) Base SAS
5 2 (2.11%) OLTP
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.05%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.47%) JIRA
2 5 (5.26%) ERwin
2 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.26%) Subversion
3 3 (3.16%) Artifactory
3 3 (3.16%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.16%) JMeter
3 3 (3.16%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.16%) Selenium
4 2 (2.11%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.11%) Gatling
4 2 (2.11%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.05%) Grunt
5 1 (1.05%) Maven
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (37.89%) Finance
2 15 (15.79%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Front Office
4 2 (2.11%) Advertising
4 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Back Office
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (48.42%) Analyst
2 15 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 14 (14.74%) Data Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Consultant
6 5 (5.26%) Architect
6 5 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Data Business Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Excel Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Tester
7 4 (4.21%) Administrator
7 4 (4.21%) Data Quality Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.21%) Qualitative Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Quantitative Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) XML
2 5 (5.26%) JSON
3 4 (4.21%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) CSS
4 3 (3.16%) jQuery
5 2 (2.11%) Ajax
5 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.11%) CSS3
5 2 (2.11%) Dojo
5 2 (2.11%) HTML
5 2 (2.11%) SOAP
5 2 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.05%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.05%) Ext JS
6 1 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.05%) Java SE
6 1 (1.05%) Sass
6 1 (1.05%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (1.05%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.26%) Reference Data
4 3 (3.16%) EMC Centera
4 3 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.16%) Physics
4 3 (3.16%) Social Media
5 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.11%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.11%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.11%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.11%) NHS
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.05%) iSeries
6 1 (1.05%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.79%) Linux
2 10 (10.53%) Unix
3 3 (3.16%) AIX
3 3 (3.16%) Windows
4 2 (2.11%) zOS
5 1 (1.05%) Solaris
5 1 (1.05%) VMS
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Migration
2 16 (16.84%) Data Validation
3 15 (15.79%) Data Migration
4 13 (13.68%) Data Analysis
5 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 10 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (9.47%) Business Analysis
6 9 (9.47%) SDLC
7 8 (8.42%) Project Management
8 6 (6.32%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.32%) High Availability
8 6 (6.32%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.32%) Waterfall
9 5 (5.26%) Data Architecture
9 5 (5.26%) Functional Testing
9 5 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (5.26%) Test Strategy
9 5 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.63%) SQL
2 9 (9.47%) C++
2 9 (9.47%) Python
3 8 (8.42%) Shell Script
4 6 (6.32%) Java
5 4 (4.21%) C
5 4 (4.21%) Perl
5 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.16%) C#
6 3 (3.16%) C-shell
6 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.16%) Korn
6 3 (3.16%) VBA
7 2 (2.11%) Lingo
7 2 (2.11%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.11%) SAS Macro
8 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.05%) RPG
8 1 (1.05%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) ISEB
4 3 (3.16%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) PhD
5 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) ACCA
6 1 (1.05%) APMP
6 1 (1.05%) CIMA
6 1 (1.05%) CISSP
6 1 (1.05%) IIBA
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.26%) QA
3 2 (2.11%) Solvency II
4 1 (1.05%) Basel II
4 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) ACF2
2 1 (1.05%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) Firmware
2 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) zSecure
2 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.05%) Ansible
3 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.05%) Mesos
3 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (14.74%) Oracle
2 9 (9.47%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.37%) HP
4 5 (5.26%) Remedy
4 5 (5.26%) Siebel
5 4 (4.21%) VMware
5 4 (4.21%) WorldPay
6 3 (3.16%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.16%) EMC
6 3 (3.16%) Informatica
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.16%) Reuters
6 3 (3.16%) SAP
6 3 (3.16%) Sybase
7 2 (2.11%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.11%) Black Duck
7 2 (2.11%) Coverity
7 2 (2.11%) Google
7 2 (2.11%) Murex
7 2 (2.11%) Splunk
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago