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 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK / England
Rank 170 169 143
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs citing Validation 627 669 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.51% 1.46% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.78% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 350 408
Median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £603 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 52 46
Median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +36.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.18 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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
34247 37536 36338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.42% 81.99% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22846 24700 23777
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 844 1095 972
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -6 268 £475 +0.42% 48
South East +17 145 £430 +20.27% 17
South West +11 55 £415 +10.66% 18
North West +22 46 £375 - 11
East of England -13 41 £472 +4.83% 11
West Midlands -4 27 £300 -20.00% 16
East Midlands +3 20 £288 +2.67% 2
North East -8 8 £275 -7.34% 4
Yorkshire -12 6 £528 +36.56% 3
Midlands +4 3 £450 -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region with a requirement for Validation.

1 322 (24.86%) Finance
2 216 (16.68%) SQL
2 216 (16.68%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (15.37%) Migration
4 157 (12.12%) Security Cleared
5 155 (11.97%) Degree
6 150 (11.58%) Windows
7 149 (11.51%) MS Excel
7 149 (11.51%) Microsoft
8 142 (10.97%) Oracle
9 120 (9.27%) Linux
10 118 (9.11%) Project Management
11 112 (8.65%) Data Migration
11 112 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
12 110 (8.49%) QA
13 108 (8.34%) Data Validation
13 108 (8.34%) SQL Server
14 107 (8.26%) SC Cleared
15 105 (8.11%) Change Management
16 100 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
17 99 (7.64%) Java
18 97 (7.49%) Banking
19 96 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 95 (7.34%) SAP
21 93 (7.18%) Management Information System
22 88 (6.80%) MS Office
23 84 (6.49%) XML
23 84 (6.49%) Scrum
24 81 (6.25%) Software Engineering
25 80 (6.18%) Unix

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 39 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.47%) WebSphere
3 30 (2.32%) Tomcat
4 28 (2.16%) IIS
5 17 (1.31%) Apache
5 17 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 17 (1.31%) JBoss
5 17 (1.31%) SAS
6 16 (1.24%) CICS
7 13 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (1.00%) CMS
8 11 (0.85%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.77%) Confluence
10 9 (0.69%) GlassFish
10 9 (0.69%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.62%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.54%) GemFire
12 7 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 149 (11.51%) MS Excel
2 88 (6.80%) MS Office
3 44 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (2.70%) MS Visio
5 32 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (1.70%) MS Project
7 10 (0.77%) Simulink
8 8 (0.62%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.39%) SPSS
10 3 (0.23%) Windchill
11 2 (0.15%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.077%) CATIA
12 1 (0.077%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.077%) EViews
12 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.077%) InVision
12 1 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.077%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.077%) Pixate
12 1 (0.077%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 15 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.54%) SAP MDM
5 6 (0.46%) SAP HR
5 6 (0.46%) Teamcenter
6 5 (0.39%) HFM
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.39%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.39%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.31%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.31%) ENOVIA
7 4 (0.31%) SAP PM
8 3 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.23%) Demantra
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.16%) PaaS
3 27 (2.08%) IaaS
4 23 (1.78%) Office 365
5 21 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (1.31%) GitHub
7 16 (1.24%) SaaS
8 6 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.31%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.23%) Basecamp
11 3 (0.23%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.09%) TCP/IP
2 32 (2.47%) LAN
3 31 (2.39%) DNS
4 28 (2.16%) Ethernet
5 27 (2.08%) Firewall
5 27 (2.08%) WAN
6 26 (2.01%) Internet
7 23 (1.78%) VoIP
8 22 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (1.54%) VPN
10 19 (1.47%) Wireless
11 14 (1.08%) HTTP
11 14 (1.08%) Network Security
12 13 (1.00%) MPLS
13 12 (0.93%) DHCP
14 11 (0.85%) SAN
15 8 (0.62%) BGP
15 8 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (0.62%) SSL
15 8 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (8.34%) SQL Server
2 39 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (2.63%) Big Data
4 28 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (2.01%) Relational Database
6 22 (1.70%) MySQL
7 20 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 20 (1.54%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.47%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.39%) NoSQL
10 17 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.93%) OLTP
13 12 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.85%) DB2
14 11 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 47 (3.63%) JIRA
2 44 (3.40%) Git (software)
3 33 (2.55%) Jenkins
3 33 (2.55%) Selenium
4 25 (1.93%) Cucumber
5 23 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (1.39%) Subversion
7 17 (1.31%) Visual Studio
8 15 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
9 13 (1.00%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.00%) LSMW
10 12 (0.93%) Appium
10 12 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
11 11 (0.85%) JUnit
11 11 (0.85%) SonarQube
12 10 (0.77%) Ant
12 10 (0.77%) JMeter
12 10 (0.77%) WebDriver
13 9 (0.69%) Maven
14 8 (0.62%) MSI
General
1 322 (24.86%) Finance
2 97 (7.49%) Banking
3 74 (5.71%) Retail
4 67 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 59 (4.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 49 (3.78%) Manufacturing
7 42 (3.24%) Marketing
8 39 (3.01%) Front Office
9 36 (2.78%) Back Office
10 32 (2.47%) Investment Banking
11 27 (2.08%) Electronics
12 25 (1.93%) Legal
13 24 (1.85%) Aerospace
14 15 (1.16%) French Language
15 14 (1.08%) German Language
16 13 (1.00%) Automotive
16 13 (1.00%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.69%) Billing
17 9 (0.69%) Publishing
18 8 (0.62%) Games
Job Titles
1 291 (22.47%) Analyst
2 169 (13.05%) Developer
3 113 (8.73%) Consultant
4 112 (8.65%) Business Analyst
5 71 (5.48%) Architect
6 57 (4.40%) Data Analyst
7 55 (4.25%) Project Manager
8 49 (3.78%) Test Analyst
9 39 (3.01%) Test Engineer
10 29 (2.24%) Systems Engineer
11 28 (2.16%) SAP Consultant
12 26 (2.01%) Java Developer
12 26 (2.01%) Support Engineer
13 22 (1.70%) Migration Analyst
13 22 (1.70%) Security Consultant
14 21 (1.62%) Coordinator
14 21 (1.62%) Designer
14 21 (1.62%) Software Engineer
14 21 (1.62%) Technical Leader
14 21 (1.62%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (6.49%) XML
2 65 (5.02%) Web Services
3 60 (4.63%) HTML
4 55 (4.25%) .NET
5 45 (3.47%) CSS
5 45 (3.47%) JSON
6 40 (3.09%) Spring
7 36 (2.78%) HTML5
8 33 (2.55%) SOAP
9 30 (2.32%) REST
10 23 (1.78%) CSS3
10 23 (1.78%) XML Messaging
11 21 (1.62%) RESTful
12 20 (1.54%) J2EE
12 20 (1.54%) Struts
13 18 (1.39%) Middleware
13 18 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (1.31%) .NET Framework
14 17 (1.31%) AngularJS
15 15 (1.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (7.18%) Management Information System
3 47 (3.63%) Mathematics
4 46 (3.55%) Data Centre
5 41 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 38 (2.93%) Statistics
6 38 (2.93%) User Experience
7 34 (2.63%) Visualisation
8 31 (2.39%) Client/Server
9 30 (2.32%) Data Extraction
10 21 (1.62%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.62%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.54%) Market Risk
11 20 (1.54%) Physics
12 18 (1.39%) Replication
13 17 (1.31%) Data Conversion
13 17 (1.31%) Data Integration
14 16 (1.24%) Blackberry
14 16 (1.24%) Credit Risk
15 15 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 150 (11.58%) Windows
2 120 (9.27%) Linux
3 80 (6.18%) Unix
4 39 (3.01%) Apple iOS
4 39 (3.01%) Windows Server
5 33 (2.55%) Windows 7
6 30 (2.32%) Android
7 19 (1.47%) AIX
8 17 (1.31%) Solaris
8 17 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.16%) Windows 10
10 13 (1.00%) Windows 8
11 12 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.69%) HPUX
14 3 (0.23%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.23%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.15%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (16.68%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (15.37%) Migration
3 118 (9.11%) Project Management
4 112 (8.65%) Data Migration
5 108 (8.34%) Data Validation
6 105 (8.11%) Change Management
7 100 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
8 96 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 84 (6.49%) Scrum
10 81 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 79 (6.10%) SDLC
12 78 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
12 78 (6.02%) Test Scripting
13 76 (5.87%) ITIL
14 74 (5.71%) Business Analysis
14 74 (5.71%) ETL
15 67 (5.17%) Data Modelling
16 64 (4.94%) Data Analysis
17 63 (4.86%) Configuration Management
17 63 (4.86%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 216 (16.68%) SQL
2 99 (7.64%) Java
3 75 (5.79%) C#
4 68 (5.25%) C
5 65 (5.02%) Python
6 59 (4.56%) JavaScript
7 58 (4.48%) C++
8 42 (3.24%) PowerShell
9 39 (3.01%) Perl
10 29 (2.24%) VBA
11 25 (1.93%) Ruby
11 25 (1.93%) Shell Script
11 25 (1.93%) T-SQL
12 19 (1.47%) MATLAB
13 17 (1.31%) VBScript
14 12 (0.93%) R
14 12 (0.93%) Scala
15 11 (0.85%) VB
16 7 (0.54%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.54%) JCL
Qualifications
1 157 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 155 (11.97%) Degree
3 107 (8.26%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.32%) DV Cleared
5 28 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 25 (1.93%) CISSP
7 23 (1.78%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.62%) CISM
9 20 (1.54%) MCP
9 20 (1.54%) MCSA
10 18 (1.39%) MCSE
11 17 (1.31%) CISA
11 17 (1.31%) ISEB
12 15 (1.16%) ACDT
12 15 (1.16%) ACHDS
12 15 (1.16%) ACTC
12 15 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
12 15 (1.16%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (8.49%) QA
2 66 (5.10%) Data Quality
3 27 (2.08%) GxP
4 22 (1.70%) GMP
4 22 (1.70%) SLA
5 20 (1.54%) PCI DSS
6 15 (1.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 15 (1.16%) GAMP
7 11 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
9 9 (0.69%) JSP 440
9 9 (0.69%) WCAG
10 8 (0.62%) GCP
11 7 (0.54%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (0.39%) MiFID
13 4 (0.31%) IEC 61508
13 4 (0.31%) ISO26262
13 4 (0.31%) MISRA
14 3 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 60 (4.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.24%) Firmware
3 16 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
4 10 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.46%) Docker
6 6 (0.46%) HDFS
6 6 (0.46%) XenApp
7 4 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.077%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.077%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.077%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.077%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (1.70%) SCCM
2 15 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.93%) Control-M
3 12 (0.93%) Puppet
4 11 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (0.77%) Ansible
6 9 (0.69%) BladeLogic
7 8 (0.62%) Nagios
7 8 (0.62%) ZABBIX
8 6 (0.46%) SCOM
9 5 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.31%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.31%) PowerCLI
11 3 (0.23%) Mesos
11 3 (0.23%) Nessus
11 3 (0.23%) Nmap
11 3 (0.23%) rkt
11 3 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 149 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 142 (10.97%) Oracle
3 95 (7.34%) SAP
4 50 (3.86%) Cisco
5 38 (2.93%) Citrix
5 38 (2.93%) VMware
6 29 (2.24%) HP
7 26 (2.01%) IBM
8 17 (1.31%) Huawei
9 16 (1.24%) Apple
9 16 (1.24%) Tableau
10 14 (1.08%) Dell
10 14 (1.08%) hybris
11 13 (1.00%) Red Hat
12 12 (0.93%) Informatica
12 12 (0.93%) Talend
13 9 (0.69%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
14 8 (0.62%) Verint
14 8 (0.62%) Yardi
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Resource Group
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £900 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £63000 - £74000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £270 to £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FDM Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Raf Mildenhall, Suffolk
RB
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago