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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 146 133 128
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 80 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 1.35% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.67% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 52 53
Median daily rate £410 £493 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.75% +4.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
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
2908 4779 4673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.45% 80.70% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2377 3787 3469
Median daily rate £475 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 47 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +2.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 18 (26.87%) Migration
2 18 (26.87%) SQL
3 14 (20.90%) Data Validation
4 13 (19.40%) Data Migration
5 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.93%) Data Analysis
8 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
8 9 (13.43%) Banking
9 8 (11.94%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (11.94%) Python
9 8 (11.94%) Linux
9 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
10 7 (10.45%) C++
10 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (10.45%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.96%) Test Strategy
11 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
11 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
11 6 (8.96%) Unix
11 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
11 6 (8.96%) UML
11 6 (8.96%) XML
11 6 (8.96%) Change Management
11 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
11 6 (8.96%) Test Scripting
11 6 (8.96%) ISTQB
12 5 (7.46%) JIRA

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 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) CICS
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.49%) SAS
2 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Office
3 3 (4.48%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.99%) MS Project
5 1 (1.49%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.99%) LatentZero
1 2 (2.99%) Minerva
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) AdWords
1 2 (2.99%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) DHCP
1 2 (2.99%) DMZ
1 2 (2.99%) DNS
1 2 (2.99%) LDAP
2 1 (1.49%) Firewall
2 1 (1.49%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
2 1 (1.49%) IPsec
2 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.46%) DB2
3 4 (5.97%) MS Access
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.99%) QlikView
6 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.49%) Data Mart
6 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.49%) OLTP
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.49%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) ERwin
1 5 (7.46%) JIRA
2 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.99%) Gatling
3 2 (2.99%) JMeter
3 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.99%) Selenium
3 2 (2.99%) Subversion
4 1 (1.49%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.49%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.49%) Grunt
4 1 (1.49%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.49%) Maven
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (49.25%) Finance
2 9 (13.43%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Front Office
3 3 (4.48%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Advertising
4 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Analyst
2 10 (14.93%) Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Data Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Data Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Information Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Qualitative Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Quantitative Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Tester
8 2 (2.99%) Junior Web Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) XML
2 4 (5.97%) CSS
2 4 (5.97%) CSS3
2 4 (5.97%) HTML
2 4 (5.97%) jQuery
2 4 (5.97%) JSON
2 4 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (4.48%) Ajax
3 3 (4.48%) HTML5
3 3 (4.48%) Web Services
3 3 (4.48%) XHTML
4 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.99%) Semantic HTML
4 2 (2.99%) SOAP
5 1 (1.49%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.49%) Node.js
5 1 (1.49%) Sass
5 1 (1.49%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (1.49%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) Mathematics
2 4 (5.97%) NHS
2 4 (5.97%) User Experience
3 3 (4.48%) Credit Risk
3 3 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.48%) Physics
3 3 (4.48%) Social Media
4 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.99%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.99%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.49%) Animation
5 1 (1.49%) Derivative
5 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.49%) iSeries
5 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.49%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.49%) Statistics
5 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.94%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Unix
3 4 (5.97%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) Solaris
4 1 (1.49%) VMS
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.87%) Migration
2 14 (20.90%) Data Validation
3 13 (19.40%) Data Migration
4 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (14.93%) Data Analysis
7 8 (11.94%) Regression Testing
7 8 (11.94%) Systems Analysis
8 7 (10.45%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.96%) Change Management
9 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
9 6 (8.96%) Test Scripting
9 6 (8.96%) Test Strategy
9 6 (8.96%) UML
10 5 (7.46%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Performance Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Project Management
10 5 (7.46%) Scrum
10 5 (7.46%) System Testing
10 5 (7.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) Python
3 7 (10.45%) C++
4 5 (7.46%) Java
5 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.97%) Perl
6 3 (4.48%) C
6 3 (4.48%) VBA
7 2 (2.99%) C#
8 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.49%) Haskell
8 1 (1.49%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.49%) RPG
8 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.49%) VB
8 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) ISTQB
1 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) ISEB
3 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) PhD
5 1 (1.49%) ACCA
5 1 (1.49%) APMP
5 1 (1.49%) CIMA
5 1 (1.49%) CISSP
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.99%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.49%) Basel II
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) ACF2
1 1 (1.49%) Docker
1 1 (1.49%) Firmware
1 1 (1.49%) RACF
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) zSecure
3 1 (1.49%) Ansible
3 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.49%) Mesos
3 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 4 (5.97%) HP
3 4 (5.97%) VMware
4 3 (4.48%) Sybase
4 3 (4.48%) WorldPay
5 2 (2.99%) Adobe
5 2 (2.99%) Crimson Hexagon
5 2 (2.99%) Google
5 2 (2.99%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (2.99%) Splunk
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) Informatica
6 1 (1.49%) Murex
6 1 (1.49%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Siebel
6 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.49%) Tableau
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