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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 113 127 137
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 75 75 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.51% 1.25% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.62% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 46 43
Average daily rate
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£446 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £223 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +15.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.82 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-17.81% +1.35%
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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
3916 4623 4387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.98% 77.31% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 3371 3356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 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 28 January 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 50 (34.72%) Finance
2 33 (22.92%) SQL
3 31 (21.53%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (15.97%) MS Excel
4 23 (15.97%) Migration
5 22 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (15.28%) Banking
6 21 (14.58%) Management Information System
6 21 (14.58%) Project Management
7 18 (12.50%) Oracle
7 18 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (11.81%) Data Migration
9 15 (10.42%) Degree
9 15 (10.42%) Legal
9 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
10 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (9.72%) QA
11 13 (9.03%) Requirements Management
11 13 (9.03%) Computer Science
11 13 (9.03%) Data Validation
11 13 (9.03%) Test Scripting
11 13 (9.03%) Unit Testing
11 13 (9.03%) Relational Database
11 13 (9.03%) SQL Server
11 13 (9.03%) Data Management
12 12 (8.33%) MS Project
13 11 (7.64%) HTML
13 11 (7.64%) Windows
13 11 (7.64%) MS PowerPoint
13 11 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.08%) Apache
3 2 (1.39%) SAS
3 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (15.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.33%) MS Project
3 11 (7.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (4.86%) MS Office
5 6 (4.17%) Photoshop
6 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.39%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.39%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.69%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.69%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.69%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.69%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.69%) SaaS
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.69%) IaaS
1 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) Intranet
2 4 (2.78%) WAN
3 2 (1.39%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (1.39%) Network Security
3 2 (1.39%) Firewall
3 2 (1.39%) LAN
3 2 (1.39%) FTP
4 1 (0.69%) DSL
4 1 (0.69%) HTTP
4 1 (0.69%) VoIP
4 1 (0.69%) LDAP
4 1 (0.69%) Broadband
4 1 (0.69%) Wireless
4 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.03%) Relational Database
1 13 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) RDBMS
2 7 (4.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (4.86%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.47%) QlikView
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.78%) MySQL
5 3 (2.08%) OLTP
5 3 (2.08%) MS Access
6 2 (1.39%) Informix
6 2 (1.39%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.69%) OLAP
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Cucumber
1 6 (4.17%) Toad
2 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (2.08%) Selenium
4 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.39%) Calabash
4 2 (1.39%) Appium
4 2 (1.39%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.39%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.39%) Subversion
4 2 (1.39%) JUnit
5 1 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.69%) Ant
5 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) Maven
5 1 (0.69%) Xcode
General
1 50 (34.72%) Finance
2 22 (15.28%) Banking
3 15 (10.42%) Legal
4 9 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.86%) Advertising
6 4 (2.78%) Retail
7 3 (2.08%) Games
8 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.39%) Publishing
8 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.39%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.39%) Marketing
8 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.69%) Local Government
9 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (39.58%) Analyst
2 34 (23.61%) Business Analyst
3 21 (14.58%) Developer
4 17 (11.81%) Consultant
5 10 (6.94%) Tester
6 7 (4.86%) Data Analyst
6 7 (4.86%) Test Analyst
6 7 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.17%) Systems Tester
7 6 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
7 6 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (3.47%) Architect
8 5 (3.47%) Quantitative Developer
8 5 (3.47%) DBA
8 5 (3.47%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.78%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (2.78%) Test Leader
9 4 (2.78%) Supplier Manager
9 4 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (2.78%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.64%) HTML
2 9 (6.25%) .NET
2 9 (6.25%) CSS
3 7 (4.86%) JSON
4 6 (4.17%) jQuery
4 6 (4.17%) XML
5 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.78%) REST
6 4 (2.78%) Ajax
7 3 (2.08%) Web Services
7 3 (2.08%) Dojo
8 2 (1.39%) WCF
8 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.39%) Spring
9 1 (0.69%) XSD
9 1 (0.69%) DOM
9 1 (0.69%) JDBC
9 1 (0.69%) JSP
9 1 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.53%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (14.58%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.03%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.56%) Market Risk
5 7 (4.86%) Mathematics
6 6 (4.17%) SWIFT
6 6 (4.17%) Derivative
7 5 (3.47%) Data Extraction
7 5 (3.47%) User Experience
8 4 (2.78%) FMCG
8 4 (2.78%) Physics
9 3 (2.08%) NHS
9 3 (2.08%) Fixed Income
9 3 (2.08%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.39%) Data Conversion
10 2 (1.39%) iPad
10 2 (1.39%) Biometrics
11 1 (0.69%) W3C
11 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.64%) Windows
2 9 (6.25%) UNIX
3 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 4 (2.78%) Android
3 4 (2.78%) Linux
4 2 (1.39%) AIX
4 2 (1.39%) VMS
4 2 (1.39%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.97%) Migration
2 22 (15.28%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (14.58%) Project Management
4 18 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (11.81%) Data Migration
6 14 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (9.03%) Requirements Management
7 13 (9.03%) Data Validation
7 13 (9.03%) Test Scripting
7 13 (9.03%) Unit Testing
7 13 (9.03%) Data Management
8 11 (7.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (6.25%) ITIL
9 9 (6.25%) Data Analysis
9 9 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 9 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 8 (5.56%) Change Control
10 8 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 8 (5.56%) Service Management
10 8 (5.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.92%) SQL
2 10 (6.94%) JavaScript
2 10 (6.94%) PL/SQL
3 9 (6.25%) C#
4 8 (5.56%) C++
5 6 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.47%) VBA
6 5 (3.47%) Java
6 5 (3.47%) Python
6 5 (3.47%) Ruby
7 4 (2.78%) C
8 3 (2.08%) PHP
8 3 (2.08%) VBScript
9 2 (1.39%) Scala
9 2 (1.39%) AWK
9 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.69%) VB
10 1 (0.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (10.42%) Degree
2 9 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.47%) PhD
4 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.08%) ISEB
6 2 (1.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.69%) ECDL
7 1 (0.69%) CCIE
7 1 (0.69%) CCNP
7 1 (0.69%) CCDP
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.69%) BICSI Certification
7 1 (0.69%) BICSI RCDD
7 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) QA
2 4 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.39%) SLA
3 2 (1.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) GxP
4 1 (0.69%) GAMP
4 1 (0.69%) WCAG
4 1 (0.69%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (5.56%) RACF
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (12.50%) Oracle
2 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (1.39%) VMware
4 2 (1.39%) Cognos
4 2 (1.39%) HP
4 2 (1.39%) Apple
5 1 (0.69%) Remedy
5 1 (0.69%) CODA
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco
5 1 (0.69%) IBM
5 1 (0.69%) EMC
5 1 (0.69%) Genesys
5 1 (0.69%) Cerner
5 1 (0.69%) Informatica
5 1 (0.69%) NetApp
5 1 (0.69%) MKS
5 1 (0.69%) Perforce
5 1 (0.69%) Teradata
5 1 (0.69%) Demandware
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