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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 118 136 170
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +34
Contract jobs citing Validation 81 67 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.51% 1.15% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.49% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 47 32
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £328 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
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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
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 58 (40.85%) Finance
2 49 (34.51%) SQL
3 44 (30.99%) Banking
4 29 (20.42%) Migration
5 28 (19.72%) Data Validation
6 27 (19.01%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (18.31%) Business Analysis
8 25 (17.61%) Degree
9 22 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
10 17 (11.97%) SQL Server
11 16 (11.27%) Java
11 16 (11.27%) QA
12 15 (10.56%) Analytics
12 15 (10.56%) Oracle
13 14 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (9.86%) Data Analysis
13 14 (9.86%) Test Scripting
13 14 (9.86%) Data Migration
14 13 (9.15%) System Testing
14 13 (9.15%) Windows
15 12 (8.45%) C++
15 12 (8.45%) ETL
15 12 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (8.45%) Data Management
15 12 (8.45%) Integration Testing
16 11 (7.75%) Data Mapping
16 11 (7.75%) System Integration Testing
16 11 (7.75%) JavaScript
16 11 (7.75%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (4.93%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.52%) SAS
2 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.82%) Lync
3 4 (2.82%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.11%) PowerExchange
4 3 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.41%) CMS
5 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.41%) IIS
5 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.70%) JBoss
6 1 (0.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.70%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (5.63%) MS Office
1 8 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.82%) Maple
3 4 (2.82%) LaTeX
3 4 (2.82%) Mathematica
4 3 (2.11%) MS Project
4 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.11%) Maya
5 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.41%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.70%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.70%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.70%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.70%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.70%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) Internet
2 5 (3.52%) SAN
2 5 (3.52%) NAS
3 4 (2.82%) LAN
3 4 (2.82%) WAN
4 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.11%) DNS
4 3 (2.11%) Firewall
4 3 (2.11%) Network Security
5 2 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.41%) VLAN
5 2 (1.41%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.41%) LDAP
5 2 (1.41%) VPN
5 2 (1.41%) DHCP
5 2 (1.41%) HTTP
5 2 (1.41%) VoIP
6 1 (0.70%) SSL
6 1 (0.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.63%) Big Data
4 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.82%) QlikView
5 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.11%) PowerCenter
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.41%) Text Mining
7 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.41%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.70%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.63%) JIRA
2 4 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.11%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.41%) JMeter
4 2 (1.41%) Selenium
4 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.70%) Subversion
5 1 (0.70%) Calabash
5 1 (0.70%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.70%) Appium
General
1 58 (40.85%) Finance
2 44 (30.99%) Banking
3 10 (7.04%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.23%) Retail
5 3 (2.11%) Games
5 3 (2.11%) Legal
5 3 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.41%) Front Office
6 2 (1.41%) Back Office
6 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.41%) Publishing
6 2 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (42.96%) Analyst
2 30 (21.13%) Business Analyst
3 21 (14.79%) Data Analyst
4 14 (9.86%) Developer
5 9 (6.34%) Tester
5 9 (6.34%) Systems Tester
6 7 (4.93%) Consultant
7 6 (4.23%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (3.52%) Quantitative Analyst
8 5 (3.52%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.52%) Architect
9 4 (2.82%) Test Manager
9 4 (2.82%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Business Data Analyst
9 4 (2.82%) Build Engineer
9 4 (2.82%) Technical Business Analyst
9 4 (2.82%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.63%) Middleware
2 6 (4.23%) .NET
3 5 (3.52%) CSS
3 5 (3.52%) Web Services
3 5 (3.52%) HTML
4 4 (2.82%) XML
4 4 (2.82%) SOAP
5 3 (2.11%) REST
6 2 (1.41%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.41%) HTML5
6 2 (1.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.41%) J2EE
6 2 (1.41%) Ajax
6 2 (1.41%) JSON
7 1 (0.70%) Dojo
7 1 (0.70%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.70%) Ext JS
7 1 (0.70%) JPA
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.01%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.04%) Fixed Income
2 10 (7.04%) Statistics
3 9 (6.34%) Mathematics
3 9 (6.34%) SWIFT
4 8 (5.63%) Credit Risk
5 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
6 6 (4.23%) Data Integration
7 5 (3.52%) Physics
7 5 (3.52%) CMDB
7 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.82%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.11%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.11%) EMC Centera
9 3 (2.11%) Blackberry
9 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.41%) IPTV
10 2 (1.41%) Clustering
10 2 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.15%) Windows
2 9 (6.34%) UNIX
3 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.23%) Linux
4 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.52%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (2.82%) AIX
7 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.41%) Android
8 1 (0.70%) Solaris
8 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.42%) Migration
2 28 (19.72%) Data Validation
3 26 (18.31%) Business Analysis
4 22 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (10.56%) Analytics
6 14 (9.86%) Data Migration
6 14 (9.86%) Test Scripting
6 14 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (9.86%) Data Analysis
7 13 (9.15%) System Testing
8 12 (8.45%) Integration Testing
8 12 (8.45%) Data Management
8 12 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (8.45%) ETL
9 11 (7.75%) ITIL
9 11 (7.75%) Data Mapping
9 11 (7.75%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (7.04%) CRM
10 10 (7.04%) Change Management
11 9 (6.34%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 49 (34.51%) SQL
2 16 (11.27%) Java
3 12 (8.45%) C++
4 11 (7.75%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.75%) Python
5 7 (4.93%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.23%) Ruby
6 6 (4.23%) VBA
6 6 (4.23%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.52%) Perl
7 5 (3.52%) C#
7 5 (3.52%) R
7 5 (3.52%) Scala
8 4 (2.82%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.11%) C-shell
9 3 (2.11%) Korn
9 3 (2.11%) Lua
10 2 (1.41%) PHP
10 2 (1.41%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.70%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 25 (17.61%) Degree
2 6 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.52%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.52%) ISEB
4 3 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.41%) Postgraduate
5 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.70%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (0.70%) IIBA
6 1 (0.70%) CBAP
6 1 (0.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) PhD
6 1 (0.70%) CCIE
6 1 (0.70%) CCNP
6 1 (0.70%) CCDP
6 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.27%) QA
2 7 (4.93%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.82%) SLA
4 2 (1.41%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.41%) COREP
4 2 (1.41%) FINREP
5 1 (0.70%) EMIR
5 1 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.70%) GxP
5 1 (0.70%) Basel II
5 1 (0.70%) IAS 39
5 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.70%) MiFID
5 1 (0.70%) CDISC
5 1 (0.70%) Basel III
5 1 (0.70%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
3 2 (1.41%) XenApp
4 1 (0.70%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.70%) KVM
4 1 (0.70%) RHEV
4 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.52%) SCCM
1 5 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.70%) yum
2 1 (0.70%) Puppet
2 1 (0.70%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.56%) Oracle
3 8 (5.63%) VMware
4 7 (4.93%) IBM
5 5 (3.52%) Cisco
5 5 (3.52%) Citrix
5 5 (3.52%) WorldPay
6 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.82%) EMC
6 4 (2.82%) BMC
7 3 (2.11%) Informatica
7 3 (2.11%) Sybase
7 3 (2.11%) Remedy
7 3 (2.11%) HP
7 3 (2.11%) Perforce
7 3 (2.11%) Tableau
8 2 (1.41%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.41%) Cadence
8 2 (1.41%) SAP
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