The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 144 184 165
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 766 558 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.47% 1.17% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 1.58% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 301 281
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 32 59
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.11 £17.05 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.91 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38505 35326 33855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.82% 74.29% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25341 22368 20128
Average daily rate £425 £401 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1047 1319
Average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.79 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +37 333 £450 - 75
South East +30 191 £348 -13.00% 28
South West +5 60 £388 -0.64% 32
East of England +1 40 £425 +30.76% 18
West Midlands -12 38 £350 +27.27% 14
North West +12 37 £375 +17.55% 14
East Midlands +12 30 £288 -15.44% 6
Yorkshire -4 19 £375 +28.20% 18
Midlands -8 6 £220 -41.33%
North East -32 6 £277 -20.85% 2
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 321 (20.78%) Finance
2 298 (19.29%) SQL
3 222 (14.37%) Migration
4 210 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
5 202 (13.07%) Data Validation
6 199 (12.88%) Project Management
7 185 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
8 184 (11.91%) Microsoft
9 171 (11.07%) Windows
10 169 (10.94%) Security Cleared
11 167 (10.81%) MS Excel
12 164 (10.61%) Oracle
13 138 (8.93%) Degree
14 133 (8.61%) Banking
15 129 (8.35%) UNIX
16 128 (8.28%) SAP
17 127 (8.22%) Java
18 126 (8.16%) SC Cleared
19 125 (8.09%) Linux
19 125 (8.09%) Telecoms
20 123 (7.96%) Data Migration
21 120 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
22 114 (7.38%) Management Information System
23 108 (6.99%) ITIL
24 104 (6.73%) Business Analysis
25 102 (6.60%) XML
26 100 (6.47%) QA
27 97 (6.28%) HP
28 94 (6.08%) MS Office
28 94 (6.08%) Data Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 38 (2.46%) Tomcat
2 32 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.75%) Apache
4 25 (1.62%) WebSphere
5 24 (1.55%) SAS
6 18 (1.17%) Confluence
7 13 (0.84%) CMS
8 11 (0.71%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.58%) IIS
10 8 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.45%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.32%) Mule
12 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.26%) WordPress
13 4 (0.26%) Node.js
14 3 (0.19%) LiveCycle
14 3 (0.19%) SAP Portal
14 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 167 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 94 (6.08%) MS Office
3 63 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 60 (3.88%) MS Project
5 50 (3.24%) MS Visio
6 24 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (1.04%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.39%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.32%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.13%) Simulink
11 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.065%) FastStats
12 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.065%) Stata
Business Applications
1 30 (1.94%) ENOVIA
2 20 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.52%) DELMIA
5 8 (0.52%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 8 (0.52%) SAP FI
6 7 (0.45%) SAP SD
6 7 (0.45%) SAP CO
6 7 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.39%) SAP MDM
8 5 (0.32%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.32%) SAP MM
8 5 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.26%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.26%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.58%) IaaS
2 8 (0.52%) SaaS
3 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.13%) Force.com
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.065%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.065%) Heroku
5 1 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.065%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.27%) Firewall
2 64 (4.14%) TCP/IP
3 58 (3.75%) LTE
4 49 (3.17%) 3G
5 36 (2.33%) DNS
6 33 (2.14%) Network Security
7 31 (2.01%) SSL
8 30 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
9 27 (1.75%) Internet
10 25 (1.62%) 4G
11 24 (1.55%) HTTPS
11 24 (1.55%) WAN
12 23 (1.49%) LAN
12 23 (1.49%) VoLTE
13 21 (1.36%) SNMP
13 21 (1.36%) Ethernet
14 20 (1.29%) MPLS
15 19 (1.23%) VPN
16 18 (1.17%) DHCP
16 18 (1.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (5.11%) Relational Database
2 72 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 62 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (3.17%) MySQL
5 41 (2.65%) Oracle Reports
6 36 (2.33%) RDBMS
7 35 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 32 (2.07%) MS Access
8 32 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 24 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (1.17%) QlikView
12 16 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (0.97%) Data Mining
13 15 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.97%) Redis
14 14 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
16 12 (0.78%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 46 (2.98%) Rational DOORS
2 36 (2.33%) Subversion
3 29 (1.88%) JIRA
3 29 (1.88%) JUnit
4 21 (1.36%) Eclipse
5 19 (1.23%) Toad
6 18 (1.17%) Selenium
7 16 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
8 15 (0.97%) Ant
8 15 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
8 15 (0.97%) Git (software)
9 14 (0.91%) JMeter
9 14 (0.91%) Visual Studio
10 13 (0.84%) PVCS
11 12 (0.78%) SoapUI
11 12 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
12 11 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
13 10 (0.65%) LSMW
14 9 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (0.58%) ClearCase
General
1 321 (20.78%) Finance
2 133 (8.61%) Banking
3 125 (8.09%) Telecoms
4 65 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 61 (3.95%) Manufacturing
6 52 (3.37%) Retail
7 42 (2.72%) Legal
8 37 (2.39%) Marketing
9 36 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 36 (2.33%) Front Office
10 33 (2.14%) Automotive
11 28 (1.81%) Billing
12 18 (1.17%) Advertising
13 17 (1.10%) Back Office
14 14 (0.91%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.84%) Electronics
15 13 (0.84%) Publishing
15 13 (0.84%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.71%) German Language
16 11 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 455 (29.45%) Analyst
2 202 (13.07%) Business Analyst
3 193 (12.49%) Developer
4 102 (6.60%) Consultant
5 87 (5.63%) Data Analyst
6 84 (5.44%) Architect
7 57 (3.69%) Project Manager
8 50 (3.24%) Administrator
9 49 (3.17%) Test Analyst
10 45 (2.91%) Test Engineer
11 32 (2.07%) Tester
12 31 (2.01%) Test Manager
12 31 (2.01%) SAP Consultant
12 31 (2.01%) Designer
13 29 (1.88%) Software Engineer
14 24 (1.55%) Applications Engineer
15 23 (1.49%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (1.42%) Senior Developer
16 22 (1.42%) Coordinator
16 22 (1.42%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.60%) XML
2 90 (5.83%) HTML
3 77 (4.98%) CSS
4 74 (4.79%) .NET
5 61 (3.95%) Web Services
6 50 (3.24%) Ajax
7 45 (2.91%) jQuery
8 39 (2.52%) JSP
9 33 (2.14%) XSD
10 30 (1.94%) J2EE
11 28 (1.81%) ASP.NET
11 28 (1.81%) Spring
11 28 (1.81%) HTML5
12 26 (1.68%) SOAP
13 22 (1.42%) XHTML
14 18 (1.17%) REST
15 17 (1.10%) Spring MVC
16 14 (0.91%) Middleware
17 13 (0.84%) JSON
18 11 (0.71%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 210 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (7.38%) Management Information System
3 54 (3.50%) Computer Science
4 36 (2.33%) NHS
5 30 (1.94%) Open Source
6 28 (1.81%) User Experience
7 23 (1.49%) Mathematics
8 22 (1.42%) Reference Data
8 22 (1.42%) Visualisation
9 20 (1.29%) Data Conversion
9 20 (1.29%) Derivative
10 18 (1.17%) Market Risk
10 18 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (1.17%) Fixed Income
11 17 (1.10%) Data Integration
12 16 (1.04%) Statistics
12 16 (1.04%) Data Structures
13 15 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.97%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.84%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 171 (11.07%) Windows
2 129 (8.35%) UNIX
3 125 (8.09%) Linux
4 52 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (3.11%) Windows 7
6 43 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (1.94%) Windows XP
8 21 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (1.23%) Solaris
10 15 (0.97%) Windows 2000
11 9 (0.58%) VMS
12 7 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.39%) CentOS
14 5 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.32%) Android
15 4 (0.26%) zOS
15 4 (0.26%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.13%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (14.37%) Migration
2 202 (13.07%) Data Validation
3 199 (12.88%) Project Management
4 185 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (7.96%) Data Migration
6 120 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 108 (6.99%) ITIL
8 104 (6.73%) Business Analysis
9 94 (6.08%) Data Analysis
10 92 (5.95%) Unit Testing
10 92 (5.95%) Test Scripting
11 89 (5.76%) Requirements Management
11 89 (5.76%) Data Modelling
12 87 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 83 (5.37%) Scrum
14 80 (5.18%) Change Management
15 76 (4.92%) UML
16 71 (4.60%) OO
17 67 (4.34%) Software Testing
18 66 (4.27%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 298 (19.29%) SQL
2 127 (8.22%) Java
3 86 (5.57%) JavaScript
4 58 (3.75%) PL/SQL
5 52 (3.37%) C++
6 43 (2.78%) C#
7 38 (2.46%) C
8 34 (2.20%) Perl
9 32 (2.07%) PHP
10 31 (2.01%) Python
11 30 (1.94%) VBA
12 26 (1.68%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.55%) VB
14 22 (1.42%) VBScript
15 15 (0.97%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.78%) PowerShell
17 11 (0.71%) Korn
17 11 (0.71%) Bash Shell
18 10 (0.65%) Ruby
18 10 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 169 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 138 (8.93%) Degree
3 126 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 55 (3.56%) ISEB
5 36 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 35 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 27 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 25 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.55%) MCSE
11 15 (0.97%) MCITP
12 14 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 12 (0.78%) PhD
14 12 (0.78%) CCIE
14 12 (0.78%) CCNP
14 12 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.65%) HND
16 9 (0.58%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.58%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (6.47%) QA
2 41 (2.65%) SLA
3 21 (1.36%) GxP
4 20 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.78%) DO-178B
6 8 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (0.45%) GAMP
8 6 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.32%) GMP
9 5 (0.32%) Basel III
10 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.19%) WCAG
10 3 (0.19%) MiFID
11 2 (0.13%) CDISC
11 2 (0.13%) GCP
11 2 (0.13%) Basel II
System Software
1 54 (3.50%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.91%) RACF
3 34 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.84%) Nmap
5 12 (0.78%) NFS
6 9 (0.58%) Firmware
6 9 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (0.52%) XenApp
8 7 (0.45%) vSphere
9 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.32%) vCloud
10 5 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.19%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.065%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 58 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.97%) SCCM
3 13 (0.84%) Nessus
4 11 (0.71%) Puppet
5 7 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.32%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.26%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.19%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.19%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (0.19%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.13%) Control-M
10 1 (0.065%) Nagios
10 1 (0.065%) OMEGAMON
10 1 (0.065%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.065%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.065%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 184 (11.91%) Microsoft
2 164 (10.61%) Oracle
3 128 (8.28%) SAP
4 97 (6.28%) HP
5 52 (3.37%) VMware
6 39 (2.52%) Cisco
7 31 (2.01%) IBM
7 31 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 28 (1.81%) Business Objects
8 28 (1.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 26 (1.68%) Informatica
10 25 (1.62%) Citrix
11 22 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (1.23%) CheckPoint
13 18 (1.17%) PeopleSoft
13 18 (1.17%) hybris
14 17 (1.10%) Adobe
14 17 (1.10%) Cognos
15 15 (0.97%) Huawei
16 14 (0.91%) Ericsson
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £415 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £40 to £45 per hour Dep on Exp
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £120 - £135 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Aquent
Rate: Up to £400 per day - 12 month contract, Immediate start
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Very Competitive daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £35 - £39 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates, please quote
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago