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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 129 130 139
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Validation 83 74 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.40% 1.26% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 1.63% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 45
Average daily rate
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£483 £466 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.48% +9.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £311 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £650 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £53.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.27% +28.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £53.50 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £53.50 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Validation
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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
4655 4538 5566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.79% 77.56% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3686 3372 4145
Average daily rate £474 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 97
Average hourly rate £21.40 £22.69 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% -30.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 (46.21%) Finance
2 54 (37.24%) SQL
3 45 (31.03%) Banking
4 32 (22.07%) Business Analysis
5 30 (20.69%) Data Validation
5 30 (20.69%) Migration
6 28 (19.31%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (15.17%) Degree
8 21 (14.48%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (13.79%) SQL Server
10 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
10 18 (12.41%) QA
11 16 (11.03%) Analytics
11 16 (11.03%) Oracle
11 16 (11.03%) Java
12 15 (10.34%) Windows
12 15 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (10.34%) Test Scripting
12 15 (10.34%) System Testing
13 14 (9.66%) Data Migration
13 14 (9.66%) Integration Testing
14 13 (8.97%) Data Analysis
14 13 (8.97%) System Integration Testing
14 13 (8.97%) ETL
15 12 (8.28%) Python
15 12 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (8.28%) Data Management
16 11 (7.59%) Fixed Income
16 11 (7.59%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.45%) SAS
3 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.76%) Lync
3 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.07%) PowerExchange
5 2 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.38%) CMS
5 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.69%) Confluence
6 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.69%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) JBoss
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) MS Office
2 7 (4.83%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.07%) Maple
4 3 (2.07%) LaTeX
4 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.07%) Maya
4 3 (2.07%) Mathematica
5 2 (1.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.69%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.69%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.69%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.69%) SaaS
1 1 (0.69%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.83%) SAN
1 7 (4.83%) NAS
2 5 (3.45%) Internet
3 3 (2.07%) Firewall
3 3 (2.07%) LAN
3 3 (2.07%) WAN
3 3 (2.07%) HTTP
3 3 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.07%) Network Security
4 2 (1.38%) LDAP
4 2 (1.38%) VLAN
4 2 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (1.38%) VPN
4 2 (1.38%) DNS
4 2 (1.38%) VoIP
4 2 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.69%) RTSP
5 1 (0.69%) MPLS
5 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (5.52%) Big Data
4 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.45%) QlikView
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.07%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.07%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.38%) MySQL
7 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.38%) Text Mining
7 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) JIRA
2 4 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.07%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.07%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.07%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.38%) JMeter
4 2 (1.38%) Selenium
4 2 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.69%) Calabash
5 1 (0.69%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.69%) Appium
General
1 67 (46.21%) Finance
2 45 (31.03%) Banking
3 7 (4.83%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.76%) Retail
5 3 (2.07%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.07%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.07%) Back Office
5 3 (2.07%) Games
6 2 (1.38%) Front Office
6 2 (1.38%) Legal
6 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.69%) Law
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
7 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Publishing
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (44.14%) Analyst
2 32 (22.07%) Business Analyst
3 22 (15.17%) Data Analyst
4 13 (8.97%) Developer
5 11 (7.59%) Tester
5 11 (7.59%) Systems Tester
6 8 (5.52%) Architect
7 7 (4.83%) Test Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Consultant
8 6 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Banking Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (2.76%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (2.76%) Business Data Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Build Engineer
9 4 (2.76%) Governance Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Payments Business Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.52%) Middleware
2 6 (4.14%) .NET
3 5 (3.45%) XML
4 4 (2.76%) CSS
4 4 (2.76%) SOAP
4 4 (2.76%) Web Services
4 4 (2.76%) HTML
5 3 (2.07%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.07%) REST
5 3 (2.07%) JSON
6 2 (1.38%) Ajax
6 2 (1.38%) J2EE
6 2 (1.38%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.69%) D3.js
7 1 (0.69%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.69%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.69%) XSLT
7 1 (0.69%) Flash
7 1 (0.69%) XHTML
7 1 (0.69%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.31%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.59%) Fixed Income
2 11 (7.59%) SWIFT
3 7 (4.83%) Credit Risk
4 6 (4.14%) Data Integration
4 6 (4.14%) Statistics
4 6 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.14%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.45%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.76%) Physics
6 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.76%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.76%) Clustering
7 3 (2.07%) EMC Centera
7 3 (2.07%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.07%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.07%) CMDB
8 2 (1.38%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.34%) Windows
2 9 (6.21%) UNIX
2 9 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.14%) Linux
5 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.76%) AIX
5 4 (2.76%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (2.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.38%) Android
7 1 (0.69%) Solaris
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.07%) Business Analysis
2 30 (20.69%) Migration
2 30 (20.69%) Data Validation
3 21 (14.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (11.03%) Analytics
5 15 (10.34%) System Testing
5 15 (10.34%) Test Scripting
5 15 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (9.66%) Integration Testing
6 14 (9.66%) Data Migration
7 13 (8.97%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (8.97%) Data Analysis
7 13 (8.97%) ETL
8 12 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (8.28%) Data Management
9 11 (7.59%) ITIL
9 11 (7.59%) Data Modelling
9 11 (7.59%) Data Mapping
9 11 (7.59%) Data Governance
10 10 (6.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 54 (37.24%) SQL
2 16 (11.03%) Java
3 12 (8.28%) Python
4 10 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.21%) C++
6 7 (4.83%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.14%) Ruby
7 6 (4.14%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.45%) C#
8 5 (3.45%) Perl
8 5 (3.45%) Scala
9 4 (2.76%) VBA
9 4 (2.76%) R
9 4 (2.76%) Korn
9 4 (2.76%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.07%) Lua
10 3 (2.07%) C-shell
11 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.69%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 22 (15.17%) Degree
2 7 (4.83%) ISEB
3 4 (2.76%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.76%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.07%) MCITP
4 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.07%) MCSE
5 2 (1.38%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.69%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (0.69%) IIBA
6 1 (0.69%) CBAP
6 1 (0.69%) PhD
6 1 (0.69%) CCIE
6 1 (0.69%) CCNP
6 1 (0.69%) CCDP
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.41%) QA
2 7 (4.83%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.38%) COREP
3 2 (1.38%) FINREP
3 2 (1.38%) MiFID
3 2 (1.38%) SLA
3 2 (1.38%) Basel II
4 1 (0.69%) IAS 39
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.69%) CDISC
4 1 (0.69%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.69%) GxP
4 1 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.07%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.38%) XenApp
5 1 (0.69%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.69%) KVM
5 1 (0.69%) RHEV
5 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.76%) SCCM
3 1 (0.69%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.69%) yum
3 1 (0.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.69%) zSecure
Vendors
1 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.03%) Oracle
3 9 (6.21%) VMware
4 6 (4.14%) Cisco
4 6 (4.14%) IBM
5 5 (3.45%) Citrix
6 4 (2.76%) EMC
6 4 (2.76%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.76%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.76%) Tableau
6 4 (2.76%) WorldPay
7 3 (2.07%) Perforce
7 3 (2.07%) HP
7 3 (2.07%) Informatica
7 3 (2.07%) Sybase
8 2 (1.38%) SAP
8 2 (1.38%) BMC
8 2 (1.38%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.38%) Cadence
9 1 (0.69%) Omniture
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