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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 107 134 132
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 47 62 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.35% 1.13% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 1.40% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 54
Average daily rate £475 £450 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
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
2958 4428 4982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.71% 80.54% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2396 3452 3669
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 47
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.26 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 38 (38.00%) Finance
2 30 (30.00%) SQL
3 20 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 20 (20.00%) Migration
4 17 (17.00%) Data Validation
5 16 (16.00%) Data Migration
5 16 (16.00%) Banking
6 14 (14.00%) Data Analysis
6 14 (14.00%) Linux
6 14 (14.00%) Oracle
7 11 (11.00%) Project Management
7 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (11.00%) Business Analysis
8 10 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 10 (10.00%) Data Quality
9 9 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (9.00%) SDLC
9 9 (9.00%) C++
9 9 (9.00%) Unix
9 9 (9.00%) Python
9 9 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (9.00%) Data Modelling
10 8 (8.00%) MS Access
10 8 (8.00%) Shell Script
10 8 (8.00%) JIRA
10 8 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (8.00%) Management Information System
10 8 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (7.00%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (3.00%) Confluence
2 3 (3.00%) PowerExchange
2 3 (3.00%) SAS
3 2 (2.00%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.00%) CMS
4 1 (1.00%) Node.js
4 1 (1.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.00%) MS Office
2 5 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.00%) MS Project
4 1 (1.00%) GIMP
4 1 (1.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) Aligne
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.00%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.00%) Minerva
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) AdWords
1 2 (2.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.00%) HTTP
2 3 (3.00%) NAS
2 3 (3.00%) SAN
3 2 (2.00%) DHCP
3 2 (2.00%) DMZ
3 2 (2.00%) DNS
3 2 (2.00%) LDAP
4 1 (1.00%) Firewall
4 1 (1.00%) IPsec
4 1 (1.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (8.00%) MS Access
3 7 (7.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.00%) DB2
6 3 (3.00%) OLTP
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.00%) PowerCenter
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.00%) Base SAS
7 2 (2.00%) OLAP
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.00%) QlikView
8 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) JIRA
2 5 (5.00%) ERwin
3 4 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.00%) Subversion
4 3 (3.00%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.00%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (2.00%) JMeter
5 2 (2.00%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.00%) Selenium
5 2 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.00%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.00%) Gatling
6 1 (1.00%) Maven
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.00%) PVCS
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.00%) Toad
6 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (38.00%) Finance
2 16 (16.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Legal
4 3 (3.00%) Advertising
4 3 (3.00%) Front Office
4 3 (3.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.00%) Games
6 1 (1.00%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (50.00%) Analyst
2 19 (19.00%) Business Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) Data Analyst
4 10 (10.00%) Developer
5 6 (6.00%) Architect
5 6 (6.00%) Banking Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) Consultant
6 5 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Excel Analyst
6 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.00%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Administrator
7 4 (4.00%) Business Manager
7 4 (4.00%) Business Project Manager
7 4 (4.00%) Data Quality Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Qualitative Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) XML
2 4 (4.00%) JSON
2 4 (4.00%) Web Services
3 3 (3.00%) CSS
3 3 (3.00%) jQuery
4 2 (2.00%) Ajax
4 2 (2.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.00%) CSS3
4 2 (2.00%) Dojo
4 2 (2.00%) HTML
4 2 (2.00%) SOAP
4 2 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.00%) .NET
5 1 (1.00%) ADO
5 1 (1.00%) DOM
5 1 (1.00%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.00%) Java SE
5 1 (1.00%) STL
5 1 (1.00%) XSD
5 1 (1.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.00%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.00%) Reference Data
4 3 (3.00%) EMC Centera
4 3 (3.00%) Physics
4 3 (3.00%) Social Media
5 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.00%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.00%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.00%) Derivative
5 2 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.00%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.00%) Animation
6 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Statistics
6 1 (1.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.00%) Linux
2 9 (9.00%) Unix
3 3 (3.00%) AIX
3 3 (3.00%) Windows
4 2 (2.00%) zOS
5 1 (1.00%) Solaris
5 1 (1.00%) VMS
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) Migration
2 17 (17.00%) Data Validation
3 16 (16.00%) Data Migration
4 14 (14.00%) Data Analysis
5 11 (11.00%) Business Analysis
5 11 (11.00%) Project Management
6 10 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 9 (9.00%) Data Modelling
7 9 (9.00%) SDLC
7 9 (9.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.00%) Change Management
10 6 (6.00%) High Availability
11 5 (5.00%) Data Architecture
11 5 (5.00%) Defect Management
11 5 (5.00%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.00%) SQL
2 9 (9.00%) C++
2 9 (9.00%) Python
3 8 (8.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (5.00%) Java
5 4 (4.00%) C
5 4 (4.00%) Perl
5 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.00%) C#
6 3 (3.00%) C-shell
6 3 (3.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.00%) Korn
6 3 (3.00%) VBA
7 2 (2.00%) Lingo
7 2 (2.00%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.00%) SAS Macro
8 1 (1.00%) Haskell
8 1 (1.00%) RPG
8 1 (1.00%) VB
8 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.00%) Degree
3 5 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.00%) ISEB
4 3 (3.00%) IIBA
4 3 (3.00%) PhD
5 2 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.00%) ACCA
6 1 (1.00%) APMP
6 1 (1.00%) CIMA
6 1 (1.00%) CISSP
6 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.00%) QA
3 3 (3.00%) MiFID
4 1 (1.00%) Basel II
4 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.00%) SLA
4 1 (1.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) ACF2
2 1 (1.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.00%) Firmware
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) zSecure
2 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.00%) Ansible
3 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.00%) Mesos
3 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (14.00%) Oracle
2 11 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.00%) HP
4 5 (5.00%) Remedy
4 5 (5.00%) Siebel
5 4 (4.00%) WorldPay
6 3 (3.00%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.00%) EMC
6 3 (3.00%) Informatica
6 3 (3.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.00%) Reuters
6 3 (3.00%) SAP
6 3 (3.00%) Sybase
6 3 (3.00%) VMware
7 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.00%) Black Duck
7 2 (2.00%) CA
7 2 (2.00%) Coverity
7 2 (2.00%) Google
7 2 (2.00%) Splunk
City, London
JM
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