The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 181 163 147
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -16
Contract jobs citing Validation 703 751 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.42% 1.50% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 1.88% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 419 353
Median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 81
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.84 £23.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £47.38 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
Validation
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40834 39914 38314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 79.72% 78.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27442 26221 24456
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 1059 1135
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in England

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the England region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in England

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in England

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the England region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in England

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Validation
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 285 £450 +5.88% 37
South East -12 143 £350 -7.16% 24
North West -10 60 £360 -7.09% 14
North East -29 50 £310 -43.63% 1
South West +18 46 £450 +45.16% 10
East of England 0 45 £319 -8.92% 12
West Midlands -35 26 £383 -3.16% 4
Yorkshire -25 21 £383 +2.00% 8
Midlands -2 9 £350 - 1
East Midlands -24 9 £425 +165.62% 6
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Validation.

1 374 (25.83%) Finance
2 277 (19.13%) SQL
3 193 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 186 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (12.78%) Migration
6 175 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
7 173 (11.95%) Microsoft
8 163 (11.26%) Project Management
9 160 (11.05%) Data Validation
10 150 (10.36%) Degree
11 147 (10.15%) MS Excel
12 145 (10.01%) Banking
13 136 (9.39%) Oracle
14 128 (8.84%) QA
15 125 (8.63%) Windows
16 124 (8.56%) SC Cleared
17 114 (7.87%) Linux
18 113 (7.80%) SQL Server
19 111 (7.67%) Test Scripting
20 107 (7.39%) Unix
21 106 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
22 105 (7.25%) Java
23 102 (7.04%) Data Analysis
24 101 (6.98%) MS Office
25 98 (6.77%) SAP
25 98 (6.77%) Business Analysis
26 97 (6.70%) Management Information System
27 92 (6.35%) Service Management
28 90 (6.22%) Data Migration
29 89 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 60 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.52%) SAS
3 22 (1.52%) Confluence
4 20 (1.38%) JBoss
5 19 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 19 (1.31%) WebSphere
6 17 (1.17%) Apache
7 12 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.76%) IIS
9 10 (0.69%) CMS
9 10 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.62%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.48%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.35%) MS Project Server
14 4 (0.28%) Skype for Business
14 4 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.21%) Apache TomEE
15 3 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 147 (10.15%) MS Excel
2 101 (6.98%) MS Office
3 51 (3.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (3.31%) MS Visio
5 38 (2.62%) MS Project
6 21 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.90%) Simulink
8 6 (0.41%) SPSS
9 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.21%) LaTeX
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.069%) FrameMaker
11 1 (0.069%) GIMP
11 1 (0.069%) OrCAD
11 1 (0.069%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.069%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.48%) SAP IS-U
3 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.41%) SAP ERP
3 6 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.35%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.28%) ENOVIA
5 4 (0.28%) Lorenzo
5 4 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.21%) SAP MII
7 2 (0.14%) BPCS
7 2 (0.14%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.14%) Minerva
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.69%) Office 365
2 10 (0.69%) SaaS
3 8 (0.55%) PaaS
4 7 (0.48%) Amazon S3
5 6 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (0.41%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 6 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (0.41%) CloudFront
5 6 (0.41%) Route 53
6 5 (0.35%) IaaS
6 5 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.28%) GitHub
7 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.21%) Boomi
8 3 (0.21%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.90%) Firewall
2 37 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 36 (2.49%) WAN
4 31 (2.14%) LAN
5 29 (2.00%) DNS
6 27 (1.86%) LDAP
7 20 (1.38%) HTTP
8 19 (1.31%) SAN
9 17 (1.17%) SSH
10 12 (0.83%) Internet
11 11 (0.76%) FTP
11 11 (0.76%) SNMP
12 9 (0.62%) 3G
12 9 (0.62%) 4G
12 9 (0.62%) BGP
12 9 (0.62%) MPLS
12 9 (0.62%) VPN
13 7 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (0.48%) LTE
13 7 (0.48%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.28%) Oracle Database
4 32 (2.21%) Data Mining
5 27 (1.86%) Relational Database
6 26 (1.80%) DB2
7 25 (1.73%) MySQL
8 22 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (1.45%) MS Access
10 19 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
12 16 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (0.97%) Base SAS
13 14 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.97%) SAP Data Services
14 13 (0.90%) Data Mart
15 12 (0.83%) Big Data
15 12 (0.83%) GIS
16 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 48 (3.31%) JIRA
2 34 (2.35%) Rational DOORS
3 24 (1.66%) Git (software)
3 24 (1.66%) Selenium
4 23 (1.59%) JUnit
4 23 (1.59%) Maven
4 23 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 20 (1.38%) Subversion
6 18 (1.24%) Cucumber
7 17 (1.17%) Eclipse
7 17 (1.17%) Jenkins
8 15 (1.04%) SoapUI
9 12 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (0.76%) ERwin
11 10 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
12 9 (0.62%) JMeter
12 9 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.48%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.48%) WiX
14 6 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 374 (25.83%) Finance
2 145 (10.01%) Banking
3 73 (5.04%) Front Office
4 62 (4.28%) Retail
5 56 (3.87%) Back Office
6 51 (3.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 51 (3.52%) Telecoms
7 47 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 34 (2.35%) Marketing
9 25 (1.73%) Legal
10 23 (1.59%) Aerospace
11 20 (1.38%) Billing
12 18 (1.24%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.90%) French Language
13 13 (0.90%) Military
13 13 (0.90%) Publishing
13 13 (0.90%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.83%) Games
15 11 (0.76%) Automotive
16 9 (0.62%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 408 (28.18%) Analyst
2 150 (10.36%) Developer
3 141 (9.74%) Business Analyst
4 120 (8.29%) Consultant
5 88 (6.08%) Data Analyst
6 76 (5.25%) Architect
7 68 (4.70%) Test Analyst
8 63 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 48 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
10 41 (2.83%) Tester
11 39 (2.69%) Test Manager
12 37 (2.56%) Test Engineer
13 33 (2.28%) SQL Developer
14 31 (2.14%) SQL Analyst
15 27 (1.86%) Risk Analyst
15 27 (1.86%) Support Engineer
16 25 (1.73%) Java Developer
17 24 (1.66%) Senior Analyst
18 23 (1.59%) Security Consultant
19 22 (1.52%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.66%) XML
2 73 (5.04%) Web Services
3 52 (3.59%) SOAP
4 41 (2.83%) HTML
5 37 (2.56%) CSS
6 31 (2.14%) .NET
6 31 (2.14%) Middleware
7 23 (1.59%) jQuery
7 23 (1.59%) REST
8 19 (1.31%) Spring
9 17 (1.17%) Ajax
9 17 (1.17%) J2EE
10 16 (1.10%) XSD
11 14 (0.97%) CSS3
11 14 (0.97%) JSON
12 12 (0.83%) HTML5
12 12 (0.83%) XSLT
13 11 (0.76%) .NET Framework
13 11 (0.76%) JSP
13 11 (0.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 175 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 49 (3.38%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.11%) Statistics
5 44 (3.04%) Credit Risk
5 44 (3.04%) Mainframe
6 39 (2.69%) Data Centre
7 35 (2.42%) Mathematics
8 34 (2.35%) User Experience
9 28 (1.93%) Visualisation
10 27 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 26 (1.80%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.59%) Market Risk
13 21 (1.45%) Fixed Income
14 20 (1.38%) Derivative
14 20 (1.38%) Life Science
15 19 (1.31%) Data Extraction
15 19 (1.31%) Mobile App
16 17 (1.17%) Reference Data
17 16 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 125 (8.63%) Windows
2 114 (7.87%) Linux
3 107 (7.39%) Unix
4 27 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 19 (1.31%) Solaris
6 17 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (1.17%) zOS
7 13 (0.90%) Windows XP
8 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.76%) Android
10 10 (0.69%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.69%) Windows 10
10 10 (0.69%) Windows 7
11 9 (0.62%) AIX
12 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.35%) MVS
14 5 (0.35%) VxWorks
15 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (12.78%) Migration
3 163 (11.26%) Project Management
4 160 (11.05%) Data Validation
5 111 (7.67%) Test Scripting
6 106 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 102 (7.04%) Data Analysis
8 98 (6.77%) Business Analysis
9 92 (6.35%) Service Management
10 90 (6.22%) Data Migration
11 89 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 88 (6.08%) Change Management
12 88 (6.08%) ITIL
13 83 (5.73%) SDLC
14 79 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
15 75 (5.18%) Data Modelling
15 75 (5.18%) ETL
15 75 (5.18%) Scrum
16 67 (4.63%) Unit Testing
17 64 (4.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 277 (19.13%) SQL
2 105 (7.25%) Java
3 68 (4.70%) C++
4 61 (4.21%) Python
5 60 (4.14%) C
6 54 (3.73%) C#
7 44 (3.04%) Perl
8 38 (2.62%) JavaScript
9 35 (2.42%) VBA
10 25 (1.73%) MATLAB
10 25 (1.73%) Shell Script
11 21 (1.45%) PHP
12 20 (1.38%) R
13 19 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 18 (1.24%) Korn
15 16 (1.10%) VB
16 15 (1.04%) Bash Shell
16 15 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.76%) PowerShell
18 10 (0.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 193 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 150 (10.36%) Degree
3 124 (8.56%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.04%) DV Cleared
5 33 (2.28%) ISEB
6 29 (2.00%) ISTQB
7 21 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.45%) PhD
8 14 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 14 (0.97%) PMP
9 13 (0.90%) CCNA
10 11 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.55%) CISSP
13 8 (0.55%) MCP
14 7 (0.48%) CCNP
14 7 (0.48%) MCTS
15 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (0.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (8.84%) QA
2 86 (5.94%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.86%) SLA
4 18 (1.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 16 (1.10%) GMP
6 15 (1.04%) GxP
7 11 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.35%) Basel II
9 5 (0.35%) DO-178B
9 5 (0.35%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.28%) DO-160
10 4 (0.28%) GAMP
10 4 (0.28%) JSP 440
11 3 (0.21%) ARP4761
11 3 (0.21%) DO-254
11 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.14%) ARP4754
12 2 (0.14%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 51 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.14%) ACF2
3 24 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.38%) RACF
5 10 (0.69%) Firmware
6 8 (0.55%) NFS
7 5 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.35%) Samba
8 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.14%) Cygwin
10 2 (0.14%) Docker
10 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.14%) vSphere
11 1 (0.069%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.069%) HDFS
11 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.069%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 47 (3.25%) zSecure
2 46 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.90%) Puppet
5 12 (0.83%) SCCM
6 6 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.35%) Ansible
8 4 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.28%) SCOM
9 3 (0.21%) DameWare
9 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.14%) Control-M
10 2 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.14%) Mesos
10 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.14%) Nessus
10 2 (0.14%) Nmap
10 2 (0.14%) vRealize
10 2 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 173 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 136 (9.39%) Oracle
3 98 (6.77%) SAP
4 77 (5.32%) HP
5 35 (2.42%) VMware
6 29 (2.00%) Cisco
6 29 (2.00%) IBM
7 21 (1.45%) Informatica
8 20 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.31%) Tableau
10 16 (1.10%) Murex
10 16 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.04%) CA
11 15 (1.04%) ServiceNow
12 14 (0.97%) Citrix
12 14 (0.97%) EMC
13 12 (0.83%) JD Edwards
13 12 (0.83%) Splunk
14 11 (0.76%) Alteryx
15 10 (0.69%) Talend
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: £600 per day negotiable
Posted: 8 hours ago
York
Rural Payments Agency
Posted: 6 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
83Zero Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Amoria Bond
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Shareforce Ltd - Icon Solutions (UK) Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 25 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Cambridge
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 26 days ago