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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 132 141 141
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 68 68 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.21% 1.00% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.30% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 39 44
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £468
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £224 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -5.55%
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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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 42 (30.66%) Finance
2 28 (20.44%) SQL
3 23 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (14.60%) MS Excel
4 20 (14.60%) Management Information System
4 20 (14.60%) Migration
5 19 (13.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (13.14%) Banking
6 18 (13.14%) Project Management
7 17 (12.41%) Data Validation
8 15 (10.95%) Data Management
9 14 (10.22%) Oracle
10 13 (9.49%) MS Project
10 13 (9.49%) Microsoft
10 13 (9.49%) Requirements Management
10 13 (9.49%) Legal
10 13 (9.49%) QA
11 12 (8.76%) Data Migration
11 12 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (8.03%) Data Analysis
12 11 (8.03%) Asset Management
12 11 (8.03%) Computer Science
12 11 (8.03%) Security Cleared
13 10 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (7.30%) Unit Testing
13 10 (7.30%) Test Scripting
13 10 (7.30%) Investment Banking
13 10 (7.30%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (7.30%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.46%) Apache
2 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.73%) SAS
3 1 (0.73%) CMS
3 1 (0.73%) Confluence
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.49%) MS Project
3 10 (7.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.84%) MS Office
5 7 (5.11%) MS Visio
6 6 (4.38%) Photoshop
7 2 (1.46%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.46%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.73%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.73%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.73%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.73%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.73%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.73%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.73%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.73%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.73%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.46%) SaaS
2 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) Intranet
2 5 (3.65%) WAN
2 5 (3.65%) Firewall
3 3 (2.19%) LAN
3 3 (2.19%) Network Security
4 2 (1.46%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (1.46%) Broadband
4 2 (1.46%) FTP
4 2 (1.46%) VPN
5 1 (0.73%) DWDM
5 1 (0.73%) MPLS
5 1 (0.73%) SSL
5 1 (0.73%) DSL
5 1 (0.73%) DNS
5 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.73%) VoIP
5 1 (0.73%) DHCP
5 1 (0.73%) LDAP
5 1 (0.73%) VLAN
5 1 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.38%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.92%) MS Access
4 4 (2.92%) MySQL
4 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.19%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.19%) QlikView
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.46%) OLTP
7 1 (0.73%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.73%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.73%) OLAP
7 1 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.73%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Toad
2 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.46%) JIRA
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.46%) Selenium
3 2 (1.46%) Subversion
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.46%) JUnit
4 1 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.73%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.73%) Ant
4 1 (0.73%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.73%) Maven
4 1 (0.73%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.73%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.73%) DbUnit
General
1 42 (30.66%) Finance
2 18 (13.14%) Banking
3 13 (9.49%) Legal
4 10 (7.30%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.38%) Advertising
6 5 (3.65%) Retail
7 3 (2.19%) Games
8 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.46%) Local Government
8 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Billing
9 1 (0.73%) Back Office
9 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (40.15%) Analyst
2 36 (26.28%) Business Analyst
3 18 (13.14%) Developer
3 18 (13.14%) Consultant
4 8 (5.84%) Data Analyst
4 8 (5.84%) Tester
5 7 (5.11%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (4.38%) Banking Business Analyst
6 6 (4.38%) Senior Business Analyst
6 6 (4.38%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (3.65%) Architect
7 5 (3.65%) DBA
8 4 (2.92%) Payments Business Analyst
8 4 (2.92%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (2.92%) SAP Consultant
8 4 (2.92%) Test Analyst
8 4 (2.92%) Coordinator
8 4 (2.92%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (2.92%) Systems Tester
9 3 (2.19%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) .NET
1 7 (5.11%) XML
2 6 (4.38%) HTML
3 5 (3.65%) CSS
3 5 (3.65%) jQuery
4 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.19%) Ajax
5 3 (2.19%) JSON
6 2 (1.46%) Dojo
6 2 (1.46%) Spring
6 2 (1.46%) Web Services
6 2 (1.46%) XSD
7 1 (0.73%) FpML
7 1 (0.73%) DOM
7 1 (0.73%) XSLT
7 1 (0.73%) JDBC
7 1 (0.73%) JSP
7 1 (0.73%) SOAP
7 1 (0.73%) Flash
7 1 (0.73%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.79%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (14.60%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.03%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.84%) Market Risk
5 6 (4.38%) Data Extraction
6 5 (3.65%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.65%) FMCG
6 5 (3.65%) User Experience
7 4 (2.92%) SWIFT
7 4 (2.92%) Derivative
8 3 (2.19%) NHS
8 3 (2.19%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.46%) Physics
9 2 (1.46%) Data Conversion
9 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.73%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.73%) W3C
10 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.73%) LIMS
10 1 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.65%) UNIX
1 5 (3.65%) Windows
2 2 (1.46%) VMS
2 2 (1.46%) OpenVMS
3 1 (0.73%) Linux
3 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.73%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.60%) Migration
2 19 (13.87%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (13.14%) Project Management
4 17 (12.41%) Data Validation
5 15 (10.95%) Data Management
6 13 (9.49%) Requirements Management
7 12 (8.76%) Data Migration
7 12 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (8.03%) Data Analysis
8 11 (8.03%) Asset Management
9 10 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (7.30%) Unit Testing
9 10 (7.30%) Test Scripting
9 10 (7.30%) Data Modelling
10 9 (6.57%) ITIL
10 9 (6.57%) Business Analysis
11 8 (5.84%) Data Mapping
11 8 (5.84%) Analytics
11 8 (5.84%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.44%) SQL
2 8 (5.84%) C#
2 8 (5.84%) PL/SQL
3 6 (4.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.38%) C++
4 5 (3.65%) Java
4 5 (3.65%) C
4 5 (3.65%) VBA
5 4 (2.92%) VB
5 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.19%) VBScript
6 3 (2.19%) Python
7 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.46%) PHP
8 1 (0.73%) Ruby
8 1 (0.73%) Groovy
8 1 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.57%) Degree
3 6 (4.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) PhD
5 2 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.46%) ISEB
6 1 (0.73%) ECDL
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.73%) CCIE
6 1 (0.73%) CCNP
6 1 (0.73%) CCDP
6 1 (0.73%) BICSI Certification
6 1 (0.73%) BICSI RCDD
6 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.49%) QA
2 4 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.73%) Basel II
4 1 (0.73%) GAMP
4 1 (0.73%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.73%) GxP
4 1 (0.73%) WCAG
4 1 (0.73%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (5.11%) RACF
2 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (10.22%) Oracle
2 13 (9.49%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.30%) SAP
4 3 (2.19%) HP
5 2 (1.46%) VMware
5 2 (1.46%) Cognos
6 1 (0.73%) Remedy
6 1 (0.73%) EMC
6 1 (0.73%) Cerner
6 1 (0.73%) Informatica
6 1 (0.73%) NetApp
6 1 (0.73%) Apple
6 1 (0.73%) CODA
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco
6 1 (0.73%) IBM
6 1 (0.73%) SunGard
6 1 (0.73%) Perforce
6 1 (0.73%) Unica
6 1 (0.73%) DataFlux
6 1 (0.73%) hybris
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