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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 130 128 141
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 36 61 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.07% 1.34% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.59% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 49
Median daily rate £450 £500 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
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
2948 3838 4743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 87.48% 84.31% 80.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3051 3572
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £314
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 20 36 51
Median hourly rate £19.96 £21.25 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% -1.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 18 (29.51%) Migration
3 15 (24.59%) SQL
4 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.67%) Banking
5 12 (19.67%) Data Migration
6 8 (13.11%) Scrum
6 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
7 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
7 7 (11.48%) Waterfall
8 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (9.84%) Data Modelling
8 6 (9.84%) Workflow
8 6 (9.84%) Project Management
8 6 (9.84%) Data Validation
8 6 (9.84%) Degree
9 5 (8.20%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.20%) JIRA
9 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
9 5 (8.20%) HTML
9 5 (8.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (6.56%) HTML5
10 4 (6.56%) CSS3
10 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
10 4 (6.56%) User Experience
10 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
10 4 (6.56%) CSS
10 4 (6.56%) XML

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 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.28%) SAS
1 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) CICS
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 2 (3.28%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) EViews
4 1 (1.64%) GIMP
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.64%) Minerva
2 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Network Security
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Data Mart
2 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
2 2 (3.28%) DB2
2 2 (3.28%) Informix
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.28%) QlikView
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Anywhere
3 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.64%) MS Access
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) JIRA
2 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.28%) Gatling
3 2 (3.28%) JMeter
3 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.28%) Selenium
3 2 (3.28%) Subversion
4 1 (1.64%) Ant
4 1 (1.64%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.64%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.64%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.64%) ERwin
4 1 (1.64%) Grunt
4 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.64%) Maven
4 1 (1.64%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (31.15%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Advertising
3 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 3 (4.92%) Legal
5 2 (3.28%) Back Office
5 2 (3.28%) Front Office
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (40.98%) Analyst
2 11 (18.03%) Business Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Architect
5 5 (8.20%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Data Migration Lead
7 3 (4.92%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Migration Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.28%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.28%) Selenium Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.28%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) HTML
1 5 (8.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (6.56%) CSS
2 4 (6.56%) CSS3
2 4 (6.56%) HTML5
2 4 (6.56%) jQuery
2 4 (6.56%) XML
3 3 (4.92%) Ajax
3 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.92%) JSON
3 3 (4.92%) Web Services
3 3 (4.92%) XHTML
4 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) Middleware
4 2 (3.28%) Murex MxML
4 2 (3.28%) Semantic HTML
5 1 (1.64%) DOM
5 1 (1.64%) JSTL
5 1 (1.64%) ODBC
5 1 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) User Experience
3 3 (4.92%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.92%) NHS
4 2 (3.28%) Derivative
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Market Risk
4 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.64%) AS400
5 1 (1.64%) CMDB
5 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.64%) Economics
5 1 (1.64%) Equities
5 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.64%) iSeries
5 1 (1.64%) Physics
5 1 (1.64%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Solaris
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Migration
2 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) Data Migration
4 8 (13.11%) Scrum
4 8 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (11.48%) Test Scripting
5 7 (11.48%) Waterfall
6 6 (9.84%) Data Modelling
6 6 (9.84%) Data Validation
6 6 (9.84%) Project Management
6 6 (9.84%) Workflow
7 5 (8.20%) Business Analysis
7 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.56%) Change Management
8 4 (6.56%) Data Management
8 4 (6.56%) ITIL
8 4 (6.56%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
9 3 (4.92%) Regression Testing
9 3 (4.92%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.92%) C#
3 3 (4.92%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) Haskell
4 1 (1.64%) Korn
4 1 (1.64%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.64%) RPG
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
4 1 (1.64%) VB
4 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
2 2 (3.28%) CCDE
2 2 (3.28%) CCIE
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.28%) PMP
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.28%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.64%) Basel III
3 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.64%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.64%) RACF
1 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.64%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle
2 3 (4.92%) SAP
2 3 (4.92%) VMware
2 3 (4.92%) WorldPay
3 2 (3.28%) Adobe
3 2 (3.28%) HP
3 2 (3.28%) Murex
3 2 (3.28%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.64%) BMC
4 1 (1.64%) Dell
4 1 (1.64%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.64%) hybris
4 1 (1.64%) Informatica
4 1 (1.64%) Remedy
4 1 (1.64%) Siebel
4 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.64%) Sybase