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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 102 118 128
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 51 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.62% 1.38% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.71% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 46 52
Average daily rate £525 £449 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.99% +1.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £331 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £600 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
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
2644 4159 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.04% 80.90% 79.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3247 3422
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 28 (29.17%) Finance
2 24 (25.00%) SQL
3 19 (19.79%) Banking
4 17 (17.71%) Business Analysis
5 16 (16.67%) Data Validation
6 15 (15.63%) Migration
6 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
7 13 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (12.50%) Oracle
8 12 (12.50%) Project Management
8 12 (12.50%) Data Analysis
9 11 (11.46%) SDLC
10 10 (10.42%) Data Migration
10 10 (10.42%) GAP Analysis
10 10 (10.42%) Service Management
10 10 (10.42%) Data Modelling
11 9 (9.38%) Remedy
11 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
11 9 (9.38%) Data Quality
12 8 (8.33%) Investment Banking
12 8 (8.33%) Use Case
12 8 (8.33%) JIRA
12 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
13 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
13 7 (7.29%) ITIL
13 7 (7.29%) Linux
13 7 (7.29%) UML
13 7 (7.29%) Shell Script
13 7 (7.29%) ITSM

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (3.13%) Confluence
2 3 (3.13%) PowerExchange
2 3 (3.13%) SAS
2 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.08%) JBoss
3 2 (2.08%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.04%) IIS
4 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (6.25%) MS Project
3 5 (5.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.13%) MS Office
5 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle HRMS
3 2 (2.08%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.04%) Aligne
4 1 (1.04%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (1.04%) LatentZero
4 1 (1.04%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.04%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) HTTP
2 3 (3.13%) NAS
2 3 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (1.04%) DHCP
3 1 (1.04%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) LAN
3 1 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.21%) MS Access
4 3 (3.13%) OLAP
4 3 (3.13%) OLTP
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.13%) PowerCenter
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.08%) Base SAS
5 2 (2.08%) Big Data
5 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (3.13%) ERwin
2 3 (3.13%) Subversion
3 2 (2.08%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.08%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.08%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.04%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.04%) JMeter
4 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.04%) PVCS
4 1 (1.04%) Selenium
4 1 (1.04%) Toad
General
1 28 (29.17%) Finance
2 19 (19.79%) Banking
3 8 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 7 (7.29%) Legal
5 4 (4.17%) Front Office
6 3 (3.13%) Retail
6 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.08%) Advertising
8 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.04%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.04%) Publishing
8 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (51.04%) Analyst
2 32 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 9 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 8 (8.33%) Architect
5 7 (7.29%) Consultant
6 6 (6.25%) Developer
6 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.21%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Data Business Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.21%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) MiFID Business Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Project Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Qualitative Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Quantitative Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (3.13%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) Web Services
2 3 (3.13%) CSS
2 3 (3.13%) JRules
3 2 (2.08%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.08%) HTML
3 2 (2.08%) J2EE
3 2 (2.08%) Spring
4 1 (1.04%) Ajax
4 1 (1.04%) CSS3
4 1 (1.04%) Dojo
4 1 (1.04%) EJB
4 1 (1.04%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.04%) HTML5
4 1 (1.04%) jQuery
4 1 (1.04%) JSON
4 1 (1.04%) Middleware
4 1 (1.04%) REST
4 1 (1.04%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.21%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.21%) Reference Data
4 4 (4.17%) CMDB
4 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.17%) Derivative
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) Statistics
5 3 (3.13%) EMC Centera
5 3 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.08%) Exotic Derivative
6 2 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) Applied Mathematics
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.04%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.04%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Linux
2 4 (4.17%) Unix
3 3 (3.13%) AIX
4 2 (2.08%) zOS
5 1 (1.04%) Android
5 1 (1.04%) Windows
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.71%) Business Analysis
2 16 (16.67%) Data Validation
3 15 (15.63%) Migration
4 12 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 12 (12.50%) Project Management
5 11 (11.46%) SDLC
6 10 (10.42%) Data Migration
6 10 (10.42%) Data Modelling
6 10 (10.42%) GAP Analysis
6 10 (10.42%) Service Management
7 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.33%) Use Case
9 7 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.29%) ITIL
9 7 (7.29%) ITSM
9 7 (7.29%) UML
10 6 (6.25%) Change Management
10 6 (6.25%) CRM
10 6 (6.25%) Functional Testing
10 6 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (7.29%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.17%) C++
3 4 (4.17%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.17%) VBA
4 3 (3.13%) C-shell
4 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.13%) Korn
5 2 (2.08%) Lingo
5 2 (2.08%) SAS Macro
6 1 (1.04%) C
6 1 (1.04%) C#
6 1 (1.04%) ECMAScript
6 1 (1.04%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.04%) PHP
6 1 (1.04%) Python
6 1 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.29%) Degree
3 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.13%) IIBA
4 3 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.04%) ISEB
6 1 (1.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.25%) MiFID
3 5 (5.21%) QA
4 2 (2.08%) Basel III
4 2 (2.08%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (1.04%) EMIR
5 1 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) ACF2
2 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) zSecure
2 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (12.50%) Oracle
2 9 (9.38%) Remedy
3 8 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.25%) Siebel
4 6 (6.25%) WorldPay
5 4 (4.17%) BMC
5 4 (4.17%) HP
5 4 (4.17%) SAP
6 3 (3.13%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.13%) EMC
6 3 (3.13%) IBM
6 3 (3.13%) Informatica
6 3 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.13%) Reuters
7 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.08%) Black Duck
7 2 (2.08%) CA
7 2 (2.08%) Coverity
7 2 (2.08%) ILOG
7 2 (2.08%) Yardi