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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 126 128 125
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 64 82 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.17% 1.27% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.65% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 59
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +26.00%
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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
4264 4966 4755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.01% 77.17% 76.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3308 3618 3644
Average daily rate £463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 52
Average hourly rate £27.37 £24.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% -82.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 65 (47.10%) Finance
2 47 (34.06%) SQL
3 34 (24.64%) Banking
4 31 (22.46%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (21.74%) Migration
6 24 (17.39%) Business Analysis
7 21 (15.22%) Data Validation
8 20 (14.49%) Data Migration
8 20 (14.49%) QA
8 20 (14.49%) Degree
9 19 (13.77%) Microsoft
10 18 (13.04%) Oracle
10 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 18 (13.04%) Windows
10 18 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (11.59%) Test Scripting
11 16 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (10.14%) System Testing
13 13 (9.42%) MS Excel
14 12 (8.70%) Python
14 12 (8.70%) ITIL
14 12 (8.70%) JavaScript
14 12 (8.70%) Project Management
14 12 (8.70%) Data Analysis
14 12 (8.70%) Integration Testing
14 12 (8.70%) Computer Science
14 12 (8.70%) SWIFT
15 11 (7.97%) Relational Database
15 11 (7.97%) Management Information System
15 11 (7.97%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (2.90%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.17%) Apache
2 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.45%) SAS
4 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Lync
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (9.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.07%) MS Office
3 5 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.17%) Maya
5 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.45%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.45%) 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%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.17%) SAN
1 3 (2.17%) Intranet
1 3 (2.17%) NAS
2 2 (1.45%) FTP
2 2 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) DNS
3 1 (0.72%) MPLS
3 1 (0.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.72%) Wireless
3 1 (0.72%) LAN
3 1 (0.72%) VoIP
3 1 (0.72%) WAN
3 1 (0.72%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.97%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.80%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (5.07%) QlikView
5 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.17%) Big Data
8 2 (1.45%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.45%) MySQL
8 2 (1.45%) Informix
9 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.72%) OLTP
9 1 (0.72%) MS Access
9 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 6 (4.35%) Cucumber
2 4 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.90%) Toad
2 4 (2.90%) JIRA
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.17%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.45%) Calabash
4 2 (1.45%) Appium
4 2 (1.45%) Selenium
4 2 (1.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.72%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.72%) Xcode
5 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 65 (47.10%) Finance
2 34 (24.64%) Banking
3 7 (5.07%) Legal
4 5 (3.62%) Advertising
4 5 (3.62%) Retail
5 4 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Games
6 3 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.45%) Marketing
7 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.45%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.45%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.45%) Publishing
8 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.72%) Law
8 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (41.30%) Analyst
2 28 (20.29%) Business Analyst
3 19 (13.77%) Developer
4 16 (11.59%) Data Analyst
5 12 (8.70%) Tester
5 12 (8.70%) Consultant
5 12 (8.70%) Systems Tester
6 8 (5.80%) Banking Business Analyst
7 7 (5.07%) Test Leader
7 7 (5.07%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) Architect
9 5 (3.62%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.62%) Quantitative Developer
9 5 (3.62%) Banking Analyst
9 5 (3.62%) Payments Business Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) Governance Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) DBA
10 4 (2.90%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.25%) HTML
2 9 (6.52%) CSS
3 8 (5.80%) JSON
4 7 (5.07%) .NET
5 6 (4.35%) XML
6 5 (3.62%) ASP.NET
6 5 (3.62%) REST
6 5 (3.62%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.90%) Middleware
8 3 (2.17%) jQuery
8 3 (2.17%) Dojo
8 3 (2.17%) Web Services
8 3 (2.17%) Ajax
9 2 (1.45%) WCF
9 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.45%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.72%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.72%) Spring
10 1 (0.72%) Flash
10 1 (0.72%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (22.46%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.70%) SWIFT
2 12 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.97%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.35%) Market Risk
5 5 (3.62%) Visualisation
5 5 (3.62%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.62%) Derivative
5 5 (3.62%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.90%) Physics
6 4 (2.90%) FMCG
7 3 (2.17%) User Experience
7 3 (2.17%) Clustering
7 3 (2.17%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.45%) Data Conversion
8 2 (1.45%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.45%) NHS
8 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.72%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (13.04%) Windows
2 6 (4.35%) UNIX
2 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.62%) Android
3 5 (3.62%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.90%) Linux
5 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.45%) VMS
6 2 (1.45%) OpenVMS
6 2 (1.45%) AIX
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.74%) Migration
2 24 (17.39%) Business Analysis
3 21 (15.22%) Data Validation
4 20 (14.49%) Data Migration
5 18 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (11.59%) Test Scripting
6 16 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.14%) System Testing
8 12 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 12 (8.70%) Data Analysis
8 12 (8.70%) ITIL
8 12 (8.70%) Project Management
9 11 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (7.97%) Regression Testing
9 11 (7.97%) Data Management
10 10 (7.25%) Asset Management
10 10 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (6.52%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.80%) Data Modelling
12 8 (5.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.06%) SQL
2 12 (8.70%) Python
2 12 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 11 (7.97%) C++
4 10 (7.25%) C#
5 9 (6.52%) PL/SQL
6 8 (5.80%) Java
7 6 (4.35%) Ruby
8 5 (3.62%) VBA
9 4 (2.90%) Scala
9 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.90%) C
10 3 (2.17%) PHP
10 3 (2.17%) Lua
11 2 (1.45%) AWK
12 1 (0.72%) Korn
12 1 (0.72%) VBScript
12 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (14.49%) Degree
2 7 (5.07%) ISEB
3 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.62%) PhD
5 3 (2.17%) ISTQB
5 3 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) MCSE
6 2 (1.45%) MCITP
6 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.72%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.72%) CCNP
7 1 (0.72%) CCDP
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.49%) QA
2 5 (3.62%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.45%) COREP
3 2 (1.45%) FINREP
3 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) MiFID
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.72%) Basel II
4 1 (0.72%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (3.62%) RACF
2 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (13.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.04%) Oracle
3 8 (5.80%) SAP
4 5 (3.62%) VMware
5 3 (2.17%) Cisco
5 3 (2.17%) HP
5 3 (2.17%) Tableau
5 3 (2.17%) Perforce
6 2 (1.45%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.72%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.72%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix
7 1 (0.72%) Juniper
7 1 (0.72%) Genesys
7 1 (0.72%) Cerner
7 1 (0.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.72%) Reuters
7 1 (0.72%) Remedy
7 1 (0.72%) MKS
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