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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 133 116 133
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing Validation 58 91 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.07% 1.53% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.99% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 61 55
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £190 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £650 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £53.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
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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
4179 4583 5057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.37% 76.97% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3298 3467 3817
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
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 £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 82
Average hourly rate £24.62 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.17% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 67 (52.34%) Finance
2 45 (35.16%) SQL
3 39 (30.47%) Banking
4 30 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (22.66%) Migration
6 23 (17.97%) Business Analysis
7 22 (17.19%) Microsoft
7 22 (17.19%) Data Validation
8 21 (16.41%) QA
8 21 (16.41%) Windows
9 20 (15.63%) Degree
10 19 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (14.06%) SQL Server
12 17 (13.28%) Data Migration
13 16 (12.50%) Integration Testing
13 16 (12.50%) System Testing
13 16 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (11.72%) Oracle
15 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
15 14 (10.94%) Test Scripting
15 14 (10.94%) SWIFT
15 14 (10.94%) System Integration Testing
16 11 (8.59%) Project Management
16 11 (8.59%) ITIL
17 10 (7.81%) Python
17 10 (7.81%) Regression Testing
18 9 (7.03%) VMware
18 9 (7.03%) Data Analysis
18 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
18 9 (7.03%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.13%) Lync
2 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.13%) SAS
3 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.56%) Apache
Applications
1 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.47%) MS Office
3 6 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.34%) Maya
5 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.13%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.78%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.78%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.78%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.78%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) GitHub
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.13%) NAS
1 4 (3.13%) SAN
2 3 (2.34%) Firewall
3 2 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.56%) Network Security
3 2 (1.56%) FTP
3 2 (1.56%) HTTP
3 2 (1.56%) VPN
3 2 (1.56%) DNS
3 2 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (1.56%) VLAN
3 2 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.78%) Wireless
4 1 (0.78%) LAN
4 1 (0.78%) VoIP
4 1 (0.78%) WAN
4 1 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.78%) MPLS
4 1 (0.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (5.47%) QlikView
2 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.34%) Big Data
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.56%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.56%) Informix
7 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.78%) MySQL
7 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.78%) OLTP
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.91%) JIRA
3 3 (2.34%) CruiseControl
3 3 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.56%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.56%) Selenium
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.56%) Toad
5 1 (0.78%) Xcode
5 1 (0.78%) JMeter
5 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.78%) Calabash
5 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.78%) Appium
General
1 67 (52.34%) Finance
2 39 (30.47%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Legal
4 5 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.13%) Retail
6 3 (2.34%) Advertising
6 3 (2.34%) Games
6 3 (2.34%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.56%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.56%) Marketing
7 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.56%) Back Office
7 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.56%) Publishing
8 1 (0.78%) Front Office
8 1 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (42.19%) Analyst
2 25 (19.53%) Business Analyst
3 15 (11.72%) Data Analyst
4 14 (10.94%) Tester
4 14 (10.94%) Developer
4 14 (10.94%) Systems Tester
5 8 (6.25%) Consultant
6 7 (5.47%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Test Leader
7 6 (4.69%) Banking Business Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Banking Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Architect
8 5 (3.91%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Governance Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
10 3 (2.34%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) HTML
1 7 (5.47%) Middleware
2 6 (4.69%) .NET
2 6 (4.69%) CSS
2 6 (4.69%) JSON
3 5 (3.91%) REST
4 4 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.34%) XML
6 2 (1.56%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.56%) jQuery
6 2 (1.56%) Dojo
6 2 (1.56%) Web Services
6 2 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.56%) Ajax
7 1 (0.78%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.78%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) J2EE
7 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.78%) WCF
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.94%) SWIFT
3 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.69%) Fixed Income
4 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.91%) Data Integration
4 5 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.13%) Visualisation
5 4 (3.13%) Derivative
5 4 (3.13%) Clustering
6 3 (2.34%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.34%) Physics
6 3 (2.34%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.56%) iPad
7 2 (1.56%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.56%) FMCG
7 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) Equities
8 1 (0.78%) IVR
8 1 (0.78%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.41%) Windows
2 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.69%) UNIX
5 4 (3.13%) Android
5 4 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.13%) Linux
6 2 (1.56%) AIX
7 1 (0.78%) VMS
7 1 (0.78%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.66%) Migration
2 23 (17.97%) Business Analysis
3 22 (17.19%) Data Validation
4 19 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (13.28%) Data Migration
6 16 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 16 (12.50%) System Testing
6 16 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.94%) Test Scripting
7 14 (10.94%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (8.59%) Project Management
8 11 (8.59%) ITIL
9 10 (7.81%) Regression Testing
10 9 (7.03%) Data Analysis
10 9 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.25%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
11 8 (6.25%) ETL
11 8 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (5.47%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (35.16%) SQL
2 10 (7.81%) Python
3 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.25%) C#
4 8 (6.25%) C++
5 7 (5.47%) Java
6 6 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.69%) Ruby
7 4 (3.13%) Scala
7 4 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.13%) VBA
8 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.34%) Lua
9 2 (1.56%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (1.56%) AWK
10 1 (0.78%) Korn
10 1 (0.78%) C
10 1 (0.78%) Perl
10 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (15.63%) Degree
2 7 (5.47%) ISEB
3 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.34%) MCITP
3 3 (2.34%) MCSE
3 3 (2.34%) PhD
3 3 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.56%) Postgraduate
4 2 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.78%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.78%) JNCIS
5 1 (0.78%) CCIE
5 1 (0.78%) CCNP
5 1 (0.78%) CCDP
5 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.41%) QA
2 5 (3.91%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.56%) COREP
3 2 (1.56%) FINREP
3 2 (1.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) MiFID
4 1 (0.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) Basel II
4 1 (0.78%) CDISC
4 1 (0.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.91%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.34%) RACF
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.56%) XenApp
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.72%) Oracle
3 9 (7.03%) VMware
4 6 (4.69%) Cisco
4 6 (4.69%) SAP
5 5 (3.91%) Citrix
6 4 (3.13%) Tableau
7 3 (2.34%) Perforce
7 3 (2.34%) HP
8 2 (1.56%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.56%) Remedy
8 2 (1.56%) IBM
8 2 (1.56%) Apple
8 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.56%) Sybase
9 1 (0.78%) Teradata
9 1 (0.78%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.78%) MKS
9 1 (0.78%) 3Com
9 1 (0.78%) DataFlux
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