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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
London / City of London
Rank 121 105 120
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs citing Validation 27 54 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.93% 1.68% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.94% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 43
Median daily rate £425 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +31.99%

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
2475 2787 4253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.85% 86.90% 82.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1964 2211 3314
Median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 24 (32.00%) Finance
2 14 (18.67%) Business Analysis
3 13 (17.33%) SQL
4 12 (16.00%) Change Management
5 11 (14.67%) Project Management
5 11 (14.67%) ERP
5 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (13.33%) Cisco
7 9 (12.00%) Games
8 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
8 8 (10.67%) SAP
8 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (10.67%) Data Validation
8 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
9 7 (9.33%) ITIL
9 7 (9.33%) Windows
9 7 (9.33%) GAP Analysis
9 7 (9.33%) VMware
9 7 (9.33%) Windows Server
10 6 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (8.00%) Migration
10 6 (8.00%) Firewall
10 6 (8.00%) Linux
10 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
10 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
10 6 (8.00%) LAN
10 6 (8.00%) WAN
10 6 (8.00%) VPN
10 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification

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 (5.33%) IIS
1 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.00%) MS Office
4 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.33%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.33%) IaaS
4 3 (4.00%) Office 365
5 1 (1.33%) Boomi
5 1 (1.33%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) Firewall
1 6 (8.00%) LAN
1 6 (8.00%) Network Security
1 6 (8.00%) VPN
1 6 (8.00%) WAN
2 3 (4.00%) SAN
2 3 (4.00%) SSL
2 3 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.67%) DNS
3 2 (2.67%) HTTP
3 2 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.00%) Informix
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Anywhere
3 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) Big Data
4 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.33%) Essbase
4 1 (1.33%) MS Access
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.67%) Android Studio
2 2 (2.67%) Appium
2 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.67%) Mocha
3 1 (1.33%) Ant
3 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.33%) Maven
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.33%) Subversion
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) TestLink
3 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (32.00%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Games
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) French Language
5 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.33%) Front Office
6 1 (1.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (50.67%) Analyst
2 20 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.67%) Architect
4 5 (6.67%) Pricing Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Business IT Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Integration Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) IT Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) IT Business Analyst
5 4 (5.33%) Network Architect
5 4 (5.33%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Consultant
6 3 (4.00%) Report Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Workstream Lead
7 2 (2.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
1 4 (5.33%) Web Services
2 3 (4.00%) HTML
2 3 (4.00%) Middleware
2 3 (4.00%) Node.js
3 2 (2.67%) CSS
3 2 (2.67%) CSS3
3 2 (2.67%) Express
3 2 (2.67%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.67%) HTML5
3 2 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.33%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.33%) DOM
4 1 (1.33%) J2EE
4 1 (1.33%) LESS
4 1 (1.33%) React
4 1 (1.33%) Sass
4 1 (1.33%) SOAP
4 1 (1.33%) Struts
4 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.00%) Derivative
3 3 (4.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.33%) Equities
5 1 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.33%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.33%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Windows
1 7 (9.33%) Windows Server
2 6 (8.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Android
3 2 (2.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) Business Analysis
2 12 (16.00%) Change Management
3 11 (14.67%) ERP
3 11 (14.67%) Project Management
3 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (10.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.67%) Data Validation
5 7 (9.33%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (9.33%) ITIL
6 6 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (8.00%) Migration
7 5 (6.67%) ETL
7 5 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.33%) Data Mapping
8 4 (5.33%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.33%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.33%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) Python
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 5 (6.67%) ACCA
2 5 (6.67%) CIMA
2 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.33%) CCDE
3 4 (5.33%) CCIE
4 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) CCSP
5 2 (2.67%) CISSP
5 2 (2.67%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) PMP
6 1 (1.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.33%) ISEB
6 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) EMIR
2 2 (2.67%) MiFID
3 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Cisco
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) SAP
3 7 (9.33%) VMware
4 5 (6.67%) Dell
5 4 (5.33%) HP
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle
7 2 (2.67%) hybris
7 2 (2.67%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.33%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.33%) Citrix
8 1 (1.33%) Lotus
8 1 (1.33%) Workday
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Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago