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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 141 127 139
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 82 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.98% 1.51% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.83% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 56 48
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £352 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.04% +6.42%
Validation
London

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
2990 4471 4717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.39% 82.20% 79.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2401 3529 3501
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 42 47
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.63 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.23% -1.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.01 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 27 August 2016.

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 27 August 2016, 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 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 24 (32.00%) Migration
3 18 (24.00%) SQL
4 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (22.67%) Data Migration
5 12 (16.00%) Banking
6 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (14.67%) Data Validation
7 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
9 8 (10.67%) Scrum
9 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
9 8 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (10.67%) Project Management
9 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
10 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (9.33%) Linux
10 7 (9.33%) Workflow
10 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
11 6 (8.00%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.00%) ISTQB
11 6 (8.00%) Python
11 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
11 6 (8.00%) Oracle
11 6 (8.00%) XML
11 6 (8.00%) ITIL
11 6 (8.00%) Windows
11 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
11 6 (8.00%) Change Management
11 6 (8.00%) Regression Testing

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 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.67%) SAS
3 1 (1.33%) CICS
3 1 (1.33%) CMS
3 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Office
3 3 (4.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.67%) MS Project
5 1 (1.33%) EViews
5 1 (1.33%) GIMP
5 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.67%) LatentZero
1 2 (2.67%) Minerva
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) AdWords
1 2 (2.67%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.00%) DHCP
2 2 (2.67%) DMZ
2 2 (2.67%) DNS
2 2 (2.67%) LDAP
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) HTTP
3 1 (1.33%) Intranet
3 1 (1.33%) IPsec
3 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.67%) DB2
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.00%) MS Access
5 2 (2.67%) Data Mart
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.67%) QlikView
6 1 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.33%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) JIRA
2 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.67%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.67%) Gatling
3 2 (2.67%) JMeter
3 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.67%) Selenium
3 2 (2.67%) Subversion
4 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.33%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.33%) ERwin
4 1 (1.33%) Grunt
4 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.33%) Maven
4 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.33%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (41.33%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.67%) Retail
4 4 (5.33%) Advertising
4 4 (5.33%) Marketing
5 3 (4.00%) Back Office
5 3 (4.00%) Front Office
5 3 (4.00%) Legal
6 2 (2.67%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (42.67%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Business Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Developer
3 9 (12.00%) Data Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Data Migration Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Migration Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Data Migration Lead
7 3 (4.00%) Information Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Tester
8 2 (2.67%) Junior Web Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Service Desk Support
8 2 (2.67%) Transformation Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) XML
2 4 (5.33%) CSS
2 4 (5.33%) CSS3
2 4 (5.33%) HTML
2 4 (5.33%) jQuery
2 4 (5.33%) JSON
2 4 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (4.00%) Ajax
3 3 (4.00%) HTML5
3 3 (4.00%) Web Services
3 3 (4.00%) XHTML
4 2 (2.67%) .NET
4 2 (2.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.67%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.67%) Murex MxML
4 2 (2.67%) Semantic HTML
4 2 (2.67%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.33%) Node.js
5 1 (1.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.33%) NHS
3 4 (5.33%) User Experience
4 3 (4.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.67%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.67%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.67%) Social Media
6 1 (1.33%) CMDB
6 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.33%) iSeries
6 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.33%) Physics
6 1 (1.33%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.33%) Linux
2 6 (8.00%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (2.67%) Solaris
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.33%) Android
5 1 (1.33%) VMS
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) Migration
2 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.67%) Data Migration
3 11 (14.67%) Data Validation
3 11 (14.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 8 (10.67%) Project Management
5 8 (10.67%) Scrum
6 7 (9.33%) Data Analysis
6 7 (9.33%) Workflow
7 6 (8.00%) Change Management
7 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.00%) ITIL
7 6 (8.00%) Regression Testing
7 6 (8.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (8.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (6.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) Python
3 5 (6.67%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) C++
4 4 (5.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.00%) C
5 3 (4.00%) C#
5 3 (4.00%) Perl
6 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.67%) VBA
7 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.33%) Haskell
7 1 (1.33%) Korn
7 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.33%) RPG
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) VB
7 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.67%) Degree
4 4 (5.33%) ISEB
5 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.67%) PMP
7 1 (1.33%) ACCA
7 1 (1.33%) APMP
7 1 (1.33%) CIMA
7 1 (1.33%) CISSP
7 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.67%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.33%) Basel III
3 1 (1.33%) GxP
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) ACF2
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.33%) RACF
2 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.67%) zSecure
3 1 (1.33%) Ansible
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.33%) Mesos
3 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle
3 5 (6.67%) VMware
4 4 (5.33%) HP
4 4 (5.33%) Sybase
5 3 (4.00%) WorldPay
6 2 (2.67%) Adobe
6 2 (2.67%) Crimson Hexagon
6 2 (2.67%) Google
6 2 (2.67%) Murex
6 2 (2.67%) SAP
6 2 (2.67%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (2.67%) Splunk
7 1 (1.33%) BMC
7 1 (1.33%) Cisco
7 1 (1.33%) Dell
7 1 (1.33%) IBM
7 1 (1.33%) Informatica
7 1 (1.33%) Remedy
7 1 (1.33%) Siebel