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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 150 197 162
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -35
Contract jobs citing Validation 751 492 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.42% 1.04% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.39% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 280 323
Average daily rate
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£419 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.67% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 44
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +15.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.55 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.80 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +14.54%
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
39013 35351 37639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.93% 74.46% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24966 22370 22280
Average daily rate £415 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.23% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 978 1417
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.46 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +35 316 £450 - 41
South East +38 182 £348 -8.42% 35
South West +14 70 £400 +14.28% 18
West Midlands +8 48 £348 -4.00% 6
North West +12 37 £400 +18.51% 14
East Midlands +26 31 £350 +2.94% 9
East of England -12 29 £400 +18.51% 25
Yorkshire +16 25 £370 +2.06% 4
North East -34 4 £800 +128.57% 1
Midlands -14 1 - -
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 293 (19.78%) Finance
2 247 (16.68%) SQL
3 219 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
4 204 (13.77%) Project Management
5 193 (13.03%) Migration
6 177 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
7 176 (11.88%) Microsoft
8 169 (11.41%) Windows
9 163 (11.01%) Data Validation
10 162 (10.94%) Security Cleared
11 159 (10.74%) Oracle
12 154 (10.40%) MS Excel
13 145 (9.79%) Degree
13 145 (9.79%) Banking
14 141 (9.52%) SAP
15 129 (8.71%) Linux
15 129 (8.71%) UNIX
16 119 (8.04%) Requirements Management
17 118 (7.97%) Java
18 116 (7.83%) Data Migration
19 114 (7.70%) SC Cleared
20 110 (7.43%) Business Analysis
20 110 (7.43%) HTML
21 108 (7.29%) XML
22 107 (7.22%) Telecoms
23 105 (7.09%) QA
24 104 (7.02%) Management Information System
25 101 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
26 100 (6.75%) ITIL
27 97 (6.55%) SQL Server

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 40 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 28 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.82%) Apache
4 25 (1.69%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.55%) Confluence
6 13 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 9 (0.61%) SAS
8 8 (0.54%) MS Project Server
9 7 (0.47%) IIS
9 7 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.34%) Documentum
10 5 (0.34%) Mule
11 4 (0.27%) Oracle Spatial
11 4 (0.27%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.27%) CMS
12 3 (0.20%) SAP EP
12 3 (0.20%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.20%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 154 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 94 (6.35%) MS Office
3 65 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 53 (3.58%) MS Project
5 46 (3.11%) MS Visio
6 26 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.95%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.34%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.068%) Simulink
11 1 (0.068%) Stata
11 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 39 (2.63%) ENOVIA
2 26 (1.76%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.95%) DELMIA
6 13 (0.88%) Oracle Assets
6 13 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
7 12 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
7 12 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
8 10 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
9 8 (0.54%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.54%) SAP SD
9 8 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 6 (0.41%) SAP CO
10 6 (0.41%) SAP HR
11 5 (0.34%) SAP CRM
11 5 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.27%) Workday HCM
12 4 (0.27%) BPCS
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.41%) SaaS
1 6 (0.41%) IaaS
2 5 (0.34%) Force.com
3 1 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.068%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.068%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.66%) TCP/IP
2 56 (3.78%) LTE
3 46 (3.11%) Firewall
4 39 (2.63%) 3G
5 32 (2.16%) DNS
6 31 (2.09%) SSL
7 28 (1.89%) Ethernet
8 27 (1.82%) HTTPS
9 24 (1.62%) SAN
10 23 (1.55%) Wireshark
11 22 (1.49%) SNMP
12 21 (1.42%) DHCP
12 21 (1.42%) Network Security
13 20 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
14 19 (1.28%) WAN
14 19 (1.28%) VoLTE
15 18 (1.22%) IPsec
16 17 (1.15%) MPLS
16 17 (1.15%) VPN
17 16 (1.08%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.92%) Relational Database
3 57 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (3.11%) MySQL
6 42 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
7 32 (2.16%) MS Access
8 29 (1.96%) Oracle Database
9 28 (1.89%) RDBMS
10 27 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
13 21 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (1.15%) Data Mining
15 15 (1.01%) Redis
15 15 (1.01%) SAP Data Services
16 14 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 14 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (0.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 60 (4.05%) Rational DOORS
2 38 (2.57%) JUnit
3 36 (2.43%) JIRA
4 35 (2.36%) Subversion
5 19 (1.28%) Ant
5 19 (1.28%) Visual Studio
6 18 (1.22%) Eclipse
7 17 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
8 16 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
9 15 (1.01%) Toad
9 15 (1.01%) Selenium
10 14 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
10 14 (0.95%) ClearCase
10 14 (0.95%) JMeter
11 13 (0.88%) ClearQuest
12 12 (0.81%) Git (software)
12 12 (0.81%) PVCS
13 10 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
13 10 (0.68%) MSI
14 7 (0.47%) Maven
General
1 293 (19.78%) Finance
2 145 (9.79%) Banking
3 107 (7.22%) Telecoms
4 76 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 75 (5.06%) Manufacturing
6 48 (3.24%) Retail
7 45 (3.04%) Front Office
8 42 (2.84%) Automotive
9 41 (2.77%) Legal
10 40 (2.70%) Marketing
11 35 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 26 (1.76%) Billing
13 24 (1.62%) Publishing
14 19 (1.28%) Financial Institution
15 18 (1.22%) Advertising
15 18 (1.22%) Electronics
16 17 (1.15%) Back Office
17 11 (0.74%) Military
17 11 (0.74%) German Language
17 11 (0.74%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 410 (27.68%) Analyst
2 196 (13.23%) Business Analyst
3 191 (12.90%) Developer
4 104 (7.02%) Consultant
5 86 (5.81%) Architect
6 79 (5.33%) Data Analyst
7 71 (4.79%) Project Manager
8 41 (2.77%) Test Engineer
9 38 (2.57%) Administrator
10 37 (2.50%) Software Engineer
11 36 (2.43%) Test Analyst
12 34 (2.30%) Applications Engineer
13 32 (2.16%) Tester
14 30 (2.03%) SAP Consultant
15 26 (1.76%) Systems Engineer
16 24 (1.62%) Design Engineer
17 23 (1.55%) Senior Developer
17 23 (1.55%) Test Manager
17 23 (1.55%) Hybris Developer
18 22 (1.49%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (7.43%) HTML
2 108 (7.29%) XML
3 89 (6.01%) CSS
4 80 (5.40%) .NET
5 55 (3.71%) Ajax
6 51 (3.44%) JSP
7 48 (3.24%) jQuery
8 45 (3.04%) Web Services
8 45 (3.04%) XSD
9 43 (2.90%) ASP.NET
10 32 (2.16%) Spring
11 31 (2.09%) J2EE
12 27 (1.82%) HTML5
13 23 (1.55%) Spring MVC
14 21 (1.42%) SOAP
15 18 (1.22%) XSLT
15 18 (1.22%) XHTML
16 14 (0.95%) Middleware
17 13 (0.88%) REST
18 10 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 219 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (7.02%) Management Information System
3 43 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 26 (1.76%) NHS
5 23 (1.55%) User Experience
6 22 (1.49%) Data Structures
6 22 (1.49%) Open Source
6 22 (1.49%) Mathematics
6 22 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 21 (1.42%) Data Conversion
8 19 (1.28%) Reference Data
8 19 (1.28%) Market Risk
9 18 (1.22%) FMCG
10 17 (1.15%) Visualisation
11 16 (1.08%) Fixed Income
12 15 (1.01%) Data Integration
13 14 (0.95%) Derivative
14 13 (0.88%) W3C
14 13 (0.88%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 169 (11.41%) Windows
2 129 (8.71%) Linux
2 129 (8.71%) UNIX
3 55 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 36 (2.43%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.49%) Solaris
8 21 (1.42%) Windows 2000
9 15 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (0.54%) VMS
11 6 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.34%) zOS
12 5 (0.34%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.34%) Android
13 3 (0.20%) CentOS
14 2 (0.14%) OpenWrt
14 2 (0.14%) openSUSE
15 1 (0.068%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (13.77%) Project Management
2 193 (13.03%) Migration
3 177 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (11.01%) Data Validation
5 119 (8.04%) Requirements Management
6 116 (7.83%) Data Migration
7 110 (7.43%) Business Analysis
8 101 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 100 (6.75%) ITIL
10 88 (5.94%) Data Modelling
11 85 (5.74%) Data Analysis
12 84 (5.67%) UML
13 80 (5.40%) Unit Testing
14 79 (5.33%) Test Scripting
15 76 (5.13%) Scrum
16 73 (4.93%) Software Testing
17 71 (4.79%) Integration Testing
17 71 (4.79%) ETL
18 68 (4.59%) Change Management
19 66 (4.46%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 247 (16.68%) SQL
2 118 (7.97%) Java
3 88 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 53 (3.58%) C#
5 52 (3.51%) C++
6 40 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 35 (2.36%) Perl
8 32 (2.16%) C
9 31 (2.09%) Python
9 31 (2.09%) T-SQL
10 30 (2.03%) VBA
11 28 (1.89%) PHP
12 21 (1.42%) VB
13 20 (1.35%) VBScript
14 14 (0.95%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.95%) MATLAB
15 11 (0.74%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.68%) ABAP
17 9 (0.61%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 162 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 145 (9.79%) Degree
3 114 (7.70%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.84%) ISEB
4 42 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 34 (2.30%) ISTQB
7 30 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 25 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (1.55%) MCSE
10 17 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (0.88%) CCIE
13 11 (0.74%) MCITP
14 10 (0.68%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.68%) CCNP
15 9 (0.61%) HND
16 8 (0.54%) PhD
17 7 (0.47%) MCP
17 7 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.09%) QA
2 35 (2.36%) SLA
3 24 (1.62%) GxP
4 18 (1.22%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 13 (0.88%) DO-178B
6 9 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.54%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.41%) GAMP
9 5 (0.34%) GMP
10 4 (0.27%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.27%) Basel III
11 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.20%) WCAG
11 3 (0.20%) MiFID
12 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.14%) COBIT
12 2 (0.14%) GCP
13 1 (0.068%) Basel II
System Software
1 54 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.30%) RACF
4 19 (1.28%) Nmap
5 13 (0.88%) NFS
6 10 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 9 (0.61%) Firmware
7 9 (0.61%) vSphere
8 7 (0.47%) vCloud
9 6 (0.41%) XenApp
10 5 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.20%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.14%) ACF2
13 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.068%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.068%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 50 (3.38%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.28%) Nessus
3 16 (1.08%) SCCM
4 13 (0.88%) Puppet
5 11 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.20%) CA LISA
9 3 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.14%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.068%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.068%) Nagios
11 1 (0.068%) Control-M
11 1 (0.068%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.068%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 176 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 159 (10.74%) Oracle
3 141 (9.52%) SAP
4 85 (5.74%) HP
5 55 (3.71%) VMware
6 37 (2.50%) Cisco
7 35 (2.36%) IBM
8 28 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 25 (1.69%) Informatica
10 24 (1.62%) hybris
10 24 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
11 22 (1.49%) Citrix
12 21 (1.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 18 (1.22%) Business Objects
14 17 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
15 16 (1.08%) Adobe
16 15 (1.01%) Juniper
16 15 (1.01%) EMC
17 14 (0.95%) Talend
17 14 (0.95%) Huawei
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Expenses
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wimborne, Dorset
Gold Group
Rate: £40 - £47 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Computer People
Rate: £225.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Computer People
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Pension, Life, Health
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
EPR Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £487 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: £0
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £700 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
CK Group
Rate: £250 - £300
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: competitive rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £60 - £80 per day
Posted: 3 days ago