The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 129 123 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 83 75 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 1.20% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.61% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 59 74
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £262 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 43 (27.39%) Finance
1 43 (27.39%) Banking
2 38 (24.20%) SQL
3 25 (15.92%) Migration
4 23 (14.65%) Oracle
4 23 (14.65%) Data Validation
5 20 (12.74%) Investment Banking
6 19 (12.10%) Project Management
6 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
6 19 (12.10%) Data Migration
7 17 (10.83%) Analytics
7 17 (10.83%) Data Analysis
8 15 (9.55%) Relational Database
9 14 (8.92%) Degree
9 14 (8.92%) QA
10 13 (8.28%) Security Cleared
10 13 (8.28%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.28%) Business Analysis
10 13 (8.28%) C#
11 12 (7.64%) RDBMS
11 12 (7.64%) Scrum
11 12 (7.64%) Front Office
12 11 (7.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (7.01%) VBA
13 10 (6.37%) Business Objects
13 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
13 10 (6.37%) MS Office
13 10 (6.37%) PL/SQL
13 10 (6.37%) Windows
13 10 (6.37%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.27%) SAS
1 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.64%) Drupal
2 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.37%) MS Office
3 7 (4.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) MS Project
4 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.91%) Summit
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.27%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.64%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.64%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.64%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.64%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.64%) Agresso
4 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.18%) LAN
1 5 (3.18%) WAN
2 1 (0.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.64%) VoIP
2 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.64%) FTP
2 1 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.55%) Relational Database
2 12 (7.64%) RDBMS
3 10 (6.37%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.37%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.73%) BusinessObjects XI
5 7 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (3.18%) MS Access
7 4 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.91%) QlikView
8 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.91%) MySQL
9 2 (1.27%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.64%) Pentaho
10 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 7 (4.46%) JIRA
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.27%) PVCS
2 2 (1.27%) Toad
2 2 (1.27%) Subversion
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.64%) FindBugs
3 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.64%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (0.64%) Selenium
3 1 (0.64%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.64%) Ant
3 1 (0.64%) JUnit
3 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
General
1 43 (27.39%) Finance
1 43 (27.39%) Banking
2 20 (12.74%) Investment Banking
3 12 (7.64%) Front Office
4 6 (3.82%) Legal
5 5 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.18%) Publishing
5 5 (3.18%) Back Office
6 4 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.55%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.91%) Law
7 3 (1.91%) Billing
7 3 (1.91%) Retail
8 2 (1.27%) French Language
9 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 63 (40.13%) Analyst
2 24 (15.29%) Developer
3 20 (12.74%) Business Analyst
4 12 (7.64%) Consultant
5 10 (6.37%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.37%) Data Analyst
6 8 (5.10%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (5.10%) Administrator
6 8 (5.10%) Quantitative Developer
6 8 (5.10%) Designer
7 6 (3.82%) Programme Manager
7 6 (3.82%) C++ Developer
7 6 (3.82%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 5 (3.18%) Agile Project Manager
8 5 (3.18%) Salesforce.com Administrator
8 5 (3.18%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.18%) Change Analyst
8 5 (3.18%) Architect
8 5 (3.18%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.73%) XML
2 7 (4.46%) Mason
3 6 (3.82%) .NET
4 5 (3.18%) HTML
5 4 (2.55%) MSMQ
5 4 (2.55%) CSS
6 3 (1.91%) jQuery
7 2 (1.27%) XSLT
7 2 (1.27%) Middleware
7 2 (1.27%) Ajax
7 2 (1.27%) Dojo
7 2 (1.27%) JSON
7 2 (1.27%) MDX
7 2 (1.27%) Visualforce
7 2 (1.27%) HTML5
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.64%) KML
8 1 (0.64%) WPF
8 1 (0.64%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (6.37%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.46%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.46%) Fixed Income
4 6 (3.82%) FMCG
5 5 (3.18%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.18%) Equities
5 5 (3.18%) Statistics
6 4 (2.55%) Derivative
7 3 (1.91%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.91%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.91%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.27%) NHS
8 2 (1.27%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (1.27%) IPTV
8 2 (1.27%) Replication
8 2 (1.27%) GIS
8 2 (1.27%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.27%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.37%) Windows
2 8 (5.10%) Linux
3 5 (3.18%) UNIX
4 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.91%) AIX
6 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.64%) CentOS
6 1 (0.64%) Android
6 1 (0.64%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.92%) Migration
2 23 (14.65%) Data Validation
3 19 (12.10%) Project Management
3 19 (12.10%) Data Migration
4 17 (10.83%) Analytics
4 17 (10.83%) Data Analysis
5 13 (8.28%) Software Engineering
5 13 (8.28%) Business Analysis
6 12 (7.64%) Scrum
7 10 (6.37%) Data Modelling
7 10 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.73%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (5.73%) Risk Management
8 9 (5.73%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.10%) Change Management
9 8 (5.10%) Incident Management
9 8 (5.10%) Data Management
9 8 (5.10%) Data Mapping
10 7 (4.46%) Data Cleansing
10 7 (4.46%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.20%) SQL
2 13 (8.28%) C#
3 11 (7.01%) VBA
4 10 (6.37%) PL/SQL
5 9 (5.73%) C++
6 7 (4.46%) Python
6 7 (4.46%) Java
7 6 (3.82%) Perl
8 5 (3.18%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.91%) XQuery
11 2 (1.27%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
11 2 (1.27%) XPath
11 2 (1.27%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.64%) R
12 1 (0.64%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 1 (0.64%) VB
12 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (8.92%) Degree
2 13 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.46%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.91%) PhD
6 2 (1.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) CISA
7 1 (0.64%) GIAC
7 1 (0.64%) MBA
7 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.64%) PMP
7 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.64%) CISSP
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.64%) CCNA
7 1 (0.64%) HNC
7 1 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.92%) QA
2 4 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.27%) COREP
3 2 (1.27%) FINREP
3 2 (1.27%) CRD IV
3 2 (1.27%) Basel III
4 1 (0.64%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.64%) EMIR
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (14.65%) Oracle
2 10 (6.37%) Business Objects
3 8 (5.10%) Sybase
3 8 (5.10%) SAP
3 8 (5.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.10%) Hyperion
4 7 (4.46%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.91%) Aruba
5 3 (1.91%) Blue Coat
5 3 (1.91%) NetScout
5 3 (1.91%) Bloomberg
5 3 (1.91%) McAfee
5 3 (1.91%) CA
5 3 (1.91%) Nortel
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco
6 2 (1.27%) SunGard
6 2 (1.27%) HP
6 2 (1.27%) GoldenSource
7 1 (0.64%) Google
7 1 (0.64%) EMC
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £560.00 - £685.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: Up to £350 per day for 6 months
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £610.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago