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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 136 129 137
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Validation 72 76 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.23% 1.30% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.67% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 51 54
Average daily rate
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£450 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £313 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £634
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £55.50 £53.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.73% +28.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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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
4534 4544 5400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.65% 77.53% 77.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3587 3408 4061
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 102
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.50 £36.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.95% -40.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 71 (52.99%) Finance
2 49 (36.57%) SQL
3 46 (34.33%) Banking
4 27 (20.15%) Migration
5 26 (19.40%) Business Analysis
5 26 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (17.16%) QA
7 22 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 20 (14.93%) Data Validation
9 18 (13.43%) Degree
9 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
10 17 (12.69%) Windows
10 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
10 17 (12.69%) System Testing
11 16 (11.94%) Integration Testing
11 16 (11.94%) Test Scripting
12 14 (10.45%) Data Migration
12 14 (10.45%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (10.45%) SWIFT
12 14 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (9.70%) Oracle
14 12 (8.96%) Python
15 11 (8.21%) Java
15 11 (8.21%) Analytics
16 10 (7.46%) JavaScript
16 10 (7.46%) ITIL
16 10 (7.46%) CRM
16 10 (7.46%) Data Modelling
16 10 (7.46%) Project Management
16 10 (7.46%) Fixed Income

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.99%) SAS
2 4 (2.99%) Lync
2 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.99%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.49%) CMS
3 2 (1.49%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) PowerExchange
4 1 (0.75%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (5.97%) MS Office
1 8 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.24%) Maya
4 2 (1.49%) Mathematica
4 2 (1.49%) Maple
4 2 (1.49%) LaTeX
4 2 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.75%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.75%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.75%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.75%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.75%) SaaS
1 1 (0.75%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) SAN
1 5 (3.73%) NAS
2 4 (2.99%) HTTP
3 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.24%) LAN
3 3 (2.24%) WAN
3 3 (2.24%) Firewall
3 3 (2.24%) Network Security
4 2 (1.49%) LDAP
4 2 (1.49%) VLAN
4 2 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.49%) Internet
4 2 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.49%) VoIP
4 2 (1.49%) VPN
4 2 (1.49%) DNS
5 1 (0.75%) SSL
5 1 (0.75%) DHCP
5 1 (0.75%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.22%) QlikView
3 7 (5.22%) Big Data
4 5 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.24%) Data Mining
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.49%) MySQL
6 2 (1.49%) Informix
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.49%) Text Mining
7 1 (0.75%) DTS
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.75%) DB2
7 1 (0.75%) OLTP
7 1 (0.75%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.75%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 7 (5.22%) JIRA
2 6 (4.48%) Cucumber
3 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.24%) CruiseControl
4 3 (2.24%) Selenium
4 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.24%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.49%) JMeter
5 2 (1.49%) Calabash
5 2 (1.49%) Appium
6 1 (0.75%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.75%) Xcode
6 1 (0.75%) Subversion
6 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (52.99%) Finance
2 46 (34.33%) Banking
3 9 (6.72%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.99%) Retail
5 3 (2.24%) Advertising
5 3 (2.24%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.24%) Back Office
5 3 (2.24%) Games
6 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.49%) Legal
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Marketing
6 2 (1.49%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.49%) Publishing
6 2 (1.49%) Billing
7 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 56 (41.79%) Analyst
2 25 (18.66%) Business Analyst
3 17 (12.69%) Data Analyst
4 14 (10.45%) Tester
4 14 (10.45%) Systems Tester
5 12 (8.96%) Developer
6 8 (5.97%) Consultant
6 8 (5.97%) Architect
7 7 (5.22%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.22%) Banking Business Analyst
8 6 (4.48%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.73%) Banking Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Payments Business Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Governance Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Windows Server Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Build Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.97%) Middleware
2 6 (4.48%) HTML
2 6 (4.48%) .NET
3 5 (3.73%) CSS
3 5 (3.73%) REST
4 4 (2.99%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.99%) JSON
4 4 (2.99%) SOAP
4 4 (2.99%) Web Services
4 4 (2.99%) XML
5 3 (2.24%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.49%) J2EE
6 2 (1.49%) Ajax
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.75%) Java EE
7 1 (0.75%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.75%) XSLT
7 1 (0.75%) Flash
7 1 (0.75%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.40%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.45%) SWIFT
3 10 (7.46%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.73%) Credit Risk
5 5 (3.73%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.99%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.99%) Physics
6 4 (2.99%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.99%) Clustering
6 4 (2.99%) Statistics
7 2 (1.49%) IPTV
7 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.49%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.49%) iPad
7 2 (1.49%) CMDB
8 1 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.69%) Windows
2 9 (6.72%) UNIX
2 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (2.99%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.99%) AIX
4 4 (2.99%) Linux
4 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.99%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Solaris
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.15%) Migration
2 26 (19.40%) Business Analysis
3 22 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (14.93%) Data Validation
5 17 (12.69%) System Testing
6 16 (11.94%) Test Scripting
6 16 (11.94%) Integration Testing
7 14 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.45%) Data Migration
7 14 (10.45%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (8.21%) Analytics
9 10 (7.46%) ITIL
9 10 (7.46%) CRM
9 10 (7.46%) Data Modelling
9 10 (7.46%) Project Management
10 9 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (6.72%) Change Management
11 8 (5.97%) ETL
11 8 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (5.97%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (36.57%) SQL
2 12 (8.96%) Python
3 11 (8.21%) Java
4 10 (7.46%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.72%) C++
6 8 (5.97%) Ruby
7 6 (4.48%) C#
7 6 (4.48%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.73%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.99%) Scala
9 4 (2.99%) VBA
9 4 (2.99%) Perl
10 3 (2.24%) R
10 3 (2.24%) Lua
11 2 (1.49%) AWK
11 2 (1.49%) Korn
11 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.49%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.75%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 18 (13.43%) Degree
2 9 (6.72%) ISEB
3 4 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.24%) MCSE
4 3 (2.24%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) MCITP
5 2 (1.49%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.49%) PhD
6 1 (0.75%) CCIE
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) CCDP
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.75%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.75%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.75%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.16%) QA
2 6 (4.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.49%) COREP
3 2 (1.49%) FINREP
3 2 (1.49%) MiFID
3 2 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.75%) GxP
4 1 (0.75%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) Basel II
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.75%) CDISC
4 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.24%) RACF
3 3 (2.24%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.49%) XenApp
5 1 (0.75%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.75%) KVM
5 1 (0.75%) RHEV
5 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.99%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) yum
3 1 (0.75%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.70%) Oracle
3 9 (6.72%) VMware
4 6 (4.48%) Cisco
4 6 (4.48%) IBM
5 5 (3.73%) Citrix
6 4 (2.99%) Tableau
7 3 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.24%) SAP
7 3 (2.24%) Perforce
8 2 (1.49%) Sybase
8 2 (1.49%) HP
8 2 (1.49%) EMC
8 2 (1.49%) BMC
8 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.49%) Apple
8 2 (1.49%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.49%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.75%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.75%) Teradata
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