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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
London / City of London
Rank 115 96 120
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing Validation 40 54 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.38% 1.76% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.07% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 55
Median daily rate £425 £500 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +15.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £175 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £678 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +44.26%

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
2489 2603 4182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.01% 84.71% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 2047 3286
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 35
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.60 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.51% +74.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017, 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 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 16 (18.82%) Migration
3 13 (15.29%) Project Management
3 13 (15.29%) SQL
4 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
4 12 (14.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (14.12%) Data Migration
5 11 (12.94%) ERP
5 11 (12.94%) Cisco
5 11 (12.94%) Change Management
6 10 (11.76%) Windows
7 9 (10.59%) ITIL
7 9 (10.59%) SAP
7 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
7 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
8 8 (9.41%) Games
8 8 (9.41%) VMware
8 8 (9.41%) Data Validation
8 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
9 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (8.24%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
9 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
9 7 (8.24%) Banking
9 7 (8.24%) Scrum
9 7 (8.24%) Linux
10 6 (7.06%) LAN
10 6 (7.06%) WAN

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 4 (4.71%) IIS
2 3 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.53%) MS Office
4 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.35%) SPSS
5 1 (1.18%) EViews
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.18%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.71%) IaaS
4 3 (3.53%) Office 365
5 1 (1.18%) Boomi
5 1 (1.18%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) Firewall
1 6 (7.06%) LAN
1 6 (7.06%) Network Security
1 6 (7.06%) VPN
1 6 (7.06%) WAN
2 3 (3.53%) SAN
2 3 (3.53%) SSL
2 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.35%) HTTP
3 2 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.53%) Informix
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Anywhere
3 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Big Data
4 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.18%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.35%) Android Studio
2 2 (2.35%) Appium
2 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.35%) Mocha
3 1 (1.18%) Ant
3 1 (1.18%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.18%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.18%) Maven
3 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.18%) TestLink
General
1 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Games
3 7 (8.24%) Banking
4 5 (5.88%) Marketing
5 3 (3.53%) Legal
5 3 (3.53%) Retail
6 2 (2.35%) Advertising
6 2 (2.35%) Back Office
6 2 (2.35%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.18%) Billing
7 1 (1.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 39 (45.88%) Analyst
2 18 (21.18%) Business Analyst
3 7 (8.24%) Architect
3 7 (8.24%) Data Analyst
4 5 (5.88%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 5 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Consultant
5 4 (4.71%) Developer
5 4 (4.71%) Migration Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Network Architect
5 4 (4.71%) Pricing Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Data Migration Lead
6 3 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) IT Analyst
6 3 (3.53%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (3.53%) Workstream Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
1 4 (4.71%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) HTML
2 3 (3.53%) Middleware
2 3 (3.53%) Node.js
3 2 (2.35%) CSS
3 2 (2.35%) CSS3
3 2 (2.35%) Express
3 2 (2.35%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.35%) HTML5
3 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.18%) Dojo
4 1 (1.18%) Ext JS
4 1 (1.18%) jQuery
4 1 (1.18%) JSTL
4 1 (1.18%) Murex MxML
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.18%) SAP CO-PA
4 1 (1.18%) Spring
4 1 (1.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.53%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.35%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.18%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.18%) CMDB
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.18%) Derivative
5 1 (1.18%) Equities
5 1 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.18%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.18%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.18%) Statistics
5 1 (1.18%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.76%) Windows
2 8 (9.41%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.24%) Linux
4 3 (3.53%) Android
5 2 (2.35%) Unix
6 1 (1.18%) Solaris
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) Migration
2 13 (15.29%) Project Management
3 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
3 12 (14.12%) Data Migration
3 12 (14.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (12.94%) Change Management
4 11 (12.94%) ERP
5 9 (10.59%) Data Modelling
5 9 (10.59%) ITIL
6 8 (9.41%) Data Validation
7 7 (8.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (8.24%) Scrum
8 6 (7.06%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (7.06%) Programme Management
9 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.88%) DevOps
9 5 (5.88%) Performance Management
9 5 (5.88%) Workflow
10 4 (4.71%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.71%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.53%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) C
5 1 (1.18%) C#
5 1 (1.18%) C++
5 1 (1.18%) Java
5 1 (1.18%) Korn
5 1 (1.18%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.06%) Degree
3 5 (5.88%) ACCA
3 5 (5.88%) CIMA
3 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.71%) CCDE
4 4 (4.71%) CCIE
4 4 (4.71%) PMP
5 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.35%) CCSP
6 2 (2.35%) CISSP
6 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.18%) ISEB
7 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.18%) Basel III
4 1 (1.18%) GxP
4 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.18%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.71%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) Cisco
2 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) SAP
3 8 (9.41%) VMware
4 5 (5.88%) Dell
5 4 (4.71%) HP
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle
6 2 (2.35%) hybris
6 2 (2.35%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.18%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.18%) BMC
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (1.18%) Murex
7 1 (1.18%) Remedy
7 1 (1.18%) Sybase
7 1 (1.18%) Workday
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