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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 123 149 123
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -26
Contract jobs citing Validation 73 76 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.26% 1.07% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.41% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 84
Average daily rate
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£470 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £259 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £609 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £53.50 £41.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.91% +144.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4396 5407 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.88% 76.06% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3257 4051 4367
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 97 84
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £50.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 July 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 July 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 52 (34.21%) Banking
2 48 (31.58%) Finance
3 34 (22.37%) Investment Banking
3 34 (22.37%) SQL
4 33 (21.71%) Analytics
5 29 (19.08%) C#
6 27 (17.76%) Software Engineering
6 27 (17.76%) Degree
7 24 (15.79%) Windows
8 23 (15.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 22 (14.47%) Oracle
9 22 (14.47%) Migration
10 21 (13.82%) Front Office
10 21 (13.82%) C++
10 21 (13.82%) Data Validation
11 20 (13.16%) Computer Science
11 20 (13.16%) Linux
11 20 (13.16%) MS Excel
12 19 (12.50%) Python
12 19 (12.50%) Perl
13 18 (11.84%) Data Analysis
14 16 (10.53%) SAP
14 16 (10.53%) QA
15 15 (9.87%) Data Migration
16 14 (9.21%) FMCG
17 13 (8.55%) Relational Database
18 12 (7.89%) Data Mapping
18 12 (7.89%) Microsoft
19 11 (7.24%) RDBMS
19 11 (7.24%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (1.32%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.66%) IIS
2 1 (0.66%) SAS
2 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.66%) Drupal
2 1 (0.66%) Confluence
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.92%) MS Office
3 4 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.66%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.97%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (1.32%) PolarLake
3 2 (1.32%) Summit
3 2 (1.32%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.32%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.66%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.66%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.66%) SAP EHS
4 1 (0.66%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.66%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) LAN
1 5 (3.29%) WAN
2 3 (1.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.32%) Firewall
3 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.66%) VPN
4 1 (0.66%) DNS
4 1 (0.66%) SAN
4 1 (0.66%) Intranet
4 1 (0.66%) DHCP
4 1 (0.66%) FTP
4 1 (0.66%) VLAN
4 1 (0.66%) NAS
4 1 (0.66%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.55%) Relational Database
2 11 (7.24%) Oracle Database
2 11 (7.24%) RDBMS
3 10 (6.58%) SQL Server
4 8 (5.26%) BusinessObjects XI
5 7 (4.61%) MS Access
6 6 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.97%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.66%) DB2
10 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.66%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.66%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.66%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.66%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (0.66%) XMLUnit
2 1 (0.66%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.66%) FindBugs
2 1 (0.66%) PVCS
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.66%) Toad
2 1 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 52 (34.21%) Banking
2 48 (31.58%) Finance
3 34 (22.37%) Investment Banking
4 21 (13.82%) Front Office
5 6 (3.95%) Retail
6 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.97%) Advertising
7 3 (1.97%) Back Office
8 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.32%) Publishing
8 2 (1.32%) Marketing
8 2 (1.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.66%) French Language
9 1 (0.66%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (36.84%) Analyst
2 36 (23.68%) Developer
3 21 (13.82%) Quantitative Developer
4 18 (11.84%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 17 (11.18%) Business Analyst
6 15 (9.87%) C++ Developer
7 14 (9.21%) Data Analyst
8 11 (7.24%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (5.92%) Consultant
10 6 (3.95%) Data Migration Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) QA Specialist
10 6 (3.95%) SAP Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) Designer
10 6 (3.95%) SAP SD Analyst
11 5 (3.29%) SAP Data Analyst
11 5 (3.29%) Integration Analyst
11 5 (3.29%) Test Specialist
11 5 (3.29%) Change Analyst
11 5 (3.29%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.61%) .NET
2 6 (3.95%) HTML
2 6 (3.95%) XML
2 6 (3.95%) MSMQ
3 4 (2.63%) CSS
4 3 (1.97%) XSLT
4 3 (1.97%) Mason
5 2 (1.32%) Web Services
5 2 (1.32%) Visualforce
5 2 (1.32%) HTML5
5 2 (1.32%) jQuery
5 2 (1.32%) Middleware
5 2 (1.32%) Ajax
6 1 (0.66%) JSON
6 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.66%) Dojo
6 1 (0.66%) WPF
6 1 (0.66%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.66%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.66%) MHP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (13.16%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.21%) FMCG
4 8 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.61%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.63%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.97%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.97%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.32%) Swaptions
8 2 (1.32%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.32%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.32%) Equities
8 2 (1.32%) NHS
8 2 (1.32%) IPTV
8 2 (1.32%) Derivative
9 1 (0.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.66%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (15.79%) Windows
2 20 (13.16%) Linux
3 2 (1.32%) Android
3 2 (1.32%) UNIX
3 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.66%) zOS
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) Analytics
2 27 (17.76%) Software Engineering
3 22 (14.47%) Migration
4 21 (13.82%) Data Validation
5 18 (11.84%) Data Analysis
6 15 (9.87%) Data Migration
7 12 (7.89%) Data Mapping
8 11 (7.24%) Business Analysis
9 10 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (6.58%) Project Management
10 9 (5.92%) ITIL
10 9 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (5.26%) Incident Management
11 8 (5.26%) ETL
12 7 (4.61%) Risk Management
12 7 (4.61%) Data Modelling
12 7 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (4.61%) Test Automation
12 7 (4.61%) Risk Analytics
12 7 (4.61%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.37%) SQL
2 29 (19.08%) C#
3 21 (13.82%) C++
4 19 (12.50%) Perl
4 19 (12.50%) Python
5 10 (6.58%) PL/SQL
6 7 (4.61%) VBA
7 6 (3.95%) Java
8 4 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.97%) VB
10 2 (1.32%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (0.66%) XQuery
11 1 (0.66%) XPath
11 1 (0.66%) C
11 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (17.76%) Degree
2 7 (4.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.32%) PMP
4 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.32%) PhD
4 2 (1.32%) ISEB
4 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.66%) MCSE
5 1 (0.66%) CISSP
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) CISA
5 1 (0.66%) MBA
5 1 (0.66%) GIAC
5 1 (0.66%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.53%) QA
2 4 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.32%) EMIR
4 1 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.66%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.66%) SLA
4 1 (0.66%) Basel II
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (1.97%) RACF
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.66%) ACF2
2 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.66%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 22 (14.47%) Oracle
2 16 (10.53%) SAP
3 12 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.58%) Sybase
5 9 (5.92%) Business Objects
6 8 (5.26%) Hyperion
7 4 (2.63%) HP
7 4 (2.63%) Nortel
7 4 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.63%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.63%) McAfee
7 4 (2.63%) Blue Coat
7 4 (2.63%) NetScout
7 4 (2.63%) Aruba
8 3 (1.97%) SunGard
8 3 (1.97%) CA
8 3 (1.97%) VMware
9 2 (1.32%) GoldenSource
9 2 (1.32%) SmartCo
9 2 (1.32%) Cisco
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