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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 148 196 169
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -27
Contract jobs citing Validation 775 510 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.51% 1.06% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.44% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 280 330
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 31 40
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.80 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +57 341 £450 +5.88% 60
South East +15 163 £330 -9.58% 38
West Midlands +28 67 £275 -26.66% 6
South West -9 59 £394 -1.56% 17
Yorkshire +31 40 £445 +18.66% 12
North West -1 32 £400 +14.28% 16
East of England -14 29 £280 -10.40% 21
East Midlands +17 25 £318 -7.29% 11
North East -31 3 £838 +153.78% 1
Midlands -9 1 - -
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 311 (20.61%) Finance
2 241 (15.97%) SQL
3 226 (14.98%) Migration
4 194 (12.86%) Project Management
5 180 (11.93%) Data Validation
6 167 (11.07%) Oracle
7 164 (10.87%) MS Excel
8 163 (10.80%) Security Cleared
9 162 (10.74%) SAP
10 158 (10.47%) Microsoft
11 150 (9.94%) Banking
12 147 (9.74%) Windows
13 144 (9.54%) Degree
14 134 (8.88%) Data Migration
15 128 (8.48%) Requirements Management
16 119 (7.89%) QA
16 119 (7.89%) HTML
17 118 (7.82%) Business Analysis
18 117 (7.75%) UNIX
19 115 (7.62%) Linux
20 113 (7.49%) UML
21 110 (7.29%) SC Cleared
22 109 (7.22%) XML
22 109 (7.22%) Java
22 109 (7.22%) SQL Server
23 102 (6.76%) Data Analysis
24 98 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
25 97 (6.43%) MS Office
26 95 (6.30%) CSS
27 93 (6.16%) .NET

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 39 (2.58%) Tomcat
2 29 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.79%) Confluence
4 24 (1.59%) Apache
5 19 (1.26%) WebSphere
6 14 (0.93%) CMS
7 9 (0.60%) MS Exchange
8 8 (0.53%) IIS
8 8 (0.53%) SAS
9 7 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.46%) MS Project Server
10 6 (0.40%) Documentum
11 5 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.33%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.27%) Node.js
12 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 164 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 97 (6.43%) MS Office
3 59 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (3.18%) MS Visio
5 47 (3.11%) MS Project
6 30 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.27%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.13%) Simulink
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.066%) Stata
11 1 (0.066%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 39 (2.58%) ENOVIA
2 26 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (1.19%) Oracle General Ledger
4 18 (1.19%) Oracle Assets
4 18 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (1.13%) Oracle Applications
5 17 (1.13%) Oracle Receivables
5 17 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
6 14 (0.93%) DELMIA
7 10 (0.66%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.60%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.53%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 7 (0.46%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (0.46%) SAP ERP
11 6 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
11 6 (0.40%) SAP HR
12 5 (0.33%) SAP CRM
13 4 (0.27%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.40%) IaaS
2 5 (0.33%) SaaS
2 5 (0.33%) Force.com
3 1 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.066%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 47 (3.11%) LTE
3 44 (2.92%) Firewall
4 36 (2.39%) SSL
5 28 (1.86%) DNS
6 27 (1.79%) 3G
6 27 (1.79%) Wireshark
7 26 (1.72%) Ethernet
8 25 (1.66%) HTTPS
9 24 (1.59%) Internet
10 23 (1.52%) WAN
11 21 (1.39%) Network Security
12 20 (1.33%) SAN
13 19 (1.26%) SNMP
13 19 (1.26%) DHCP
13 19 (1.26%) VoIP
13 19 (1.26%) LAN
14 16 (1.06%) IPsec
14 16 (1.06%) MPLS
15 15 (0.99%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 54 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (2.85%) Oracle Database
6 42 (2.78%) MySQL
7 39 (2.58%) MS Access
8 36 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
9 33 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 28 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 25 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 21 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
13 20 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
13 20 (1.33%) Oracle ODI
14 17 (1.13%) Redis
15 15 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
15 15 (0.99%) Data Mining
16 13 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (0.80%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 69 (4.57%) Rational DOORS
2 40 (2.65%) JIRA
3 39 (2.58%) JUnit
4 37 (2.45%) Subversion
5 25 (1.66%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.39%) Rational Rhapsody
7 18 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
8 17 (1.13%) Ant
9 14 (0.93%) ClearCase
9 14 (0.93%) Toad
9 14 (0.93%) JMeter
10 13 (0.86%) Eclipse
10 13 (0.86%) ClearQuest
11 12 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
12 10 (0.66%) PVCS
12 10 (0.66%) Selenium
13 9 (0.60%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.53%) MSTest
14 8 (0.53%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
General
1 311 (20.61%) Finance
2 150 (9.94%) Banking
3 92 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 78 (5.17%) Manufacturing
4 78 (5.17%) Investment Banking
5 50 (3.31%) Retail
5 50 (3.31%) Front Office
6 41 (2.72%) Automotive
7 35 (2.32%) Marketing
8 33 (2.19%) Legal
9 32 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
10 29 (1.92%) Publishing
11 24 (1.59%) Electronics
12 20 (1.33%) Financial Institution
13 18 (1.19%) Back Office
14 17 (1.13%) Military
14 17 (1.13%) Advertising
15 15 (0.99%) Billing
16 12 (0.80%) German Language
16 12 (0.80%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 441 (29.22%) Analyst
2 208 (13.78%) Business Analyst
3 198 (13.12%) Developer
4 114 (7.55%) Consultant
5 95 (6.30%) Architect
6 93 (6.16%) Data Analyst
7 76 (5.04%) Project Manager
8 47 (3.11%) Software Engineer
9 38 (2.52%) SAP Consultant
10 35 (2.32%) Systems Analyst
11 33 (2.19%) Test Analyst
11 33 (2.19%) Applications Engineer
12 29 (1.92%) Systems Engineer
13 27 (1.79%) Administrator
14 26 (1.72%) Test Engineer
14 26 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
15 24 (1.59%) Senior Developer
15 24 (1.59%) Test Manager
15 24 (1.59%) Designer
16 23 (1.52%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (7.89%) HTML
2 109 (7.22%) XML
3 95 (6.30%) CSS
4 93 (6.16%) .NET
5 65 (4.31%) Ajax
6 59 (3.91%) jQuery
7 54 (3.58%) JSP
8 53 (3.51%) ASP.NET
9 44 (2.92%) Web Services
10 42 (2.78%) XSD
11 35 (2.32%) Spring
12 34 (2.25%) HTML5
13 26 (1.72%) SOAP
13 26 (1.72%) XSLT
14 24 (1.59%) XHTML
15 23 (1.52%) Spring MVC
16 22 (1.46%) J2EE
17 15 (0.99%) WSDL
18 14 (0.93%) Dojo
18 14 (0.93%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 87 (5.77%) Management Information System
2 43 (2.85%) Computer Science
3 33 (2.19%) NHS
4 26 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 23 (1.52%) Data Conversion
6 21 (1.39%) FMCG
6 21 (1.39%) Open Source
7 20 (1.33%) Market Risk
7 20 (1.33%) W3C
8 19 (1.26%) Reference Data
9 17 (1.13%) Data Integration
9 17 (1.13%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.06%) Fixed Income
11 15 (0.99%) Derivative
12 12 (0.80%) Mobile App
12 12 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.73%) Data Extraction
14 10 (0.66%) Replication
15 9 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 147 (9.74%) Windows
2 117 (7.75%) UNIX
3 115 (7.62%) Linux
4 46 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (2.25%) Windows XP
7 31 (2.05%) Windows 7
8 24 (1.59%) Windows 2000
9 20 (1.33%) Solaris
10 11 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.40%) Android
14 4 (0.27%) VMS
14 4 (0.27%) zOS
15 3 (0.20%) HPUX
16 2 (0.13%) VxWorks
16 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.13%) openSUSE
16 2 (0.13%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (14.98%) Migration
2 194 (12.86%) Project Management
3 180 (11.93%) Data Validation
4 134 (8.88%) Data Migration
5 128 (8.48%) Requirements Management
6 118 (7.82%) Business Analysis
7 113 (7.49%) UML
8 102 (6.76%) Data Analysis
9 98 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 89 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
11 88 (5.83%) Data Modelling
12 87 (5.77%) ITIL
12 87 (5.77%) Test Scripting
13 85 (5.63%) Software Engineering
14 79 (5.24%) Scrum
15 78 (5.17%) ETL
16 77 (5.10%) Unit Testing
17 74 (4.90%) Change Management
18 72 (4.77%) Integration Testing
19 70 (4.64%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 241 (15.97%) SQL
2 109 (7.22%) Java
3 86 (5.70%) JavaScript
4 68 (4.51%) C#
5 58 (3.84%) C++
6 50 (3.31%) PL/SQL
7 48 (3.18%) T-SQL
8 36 (2.39%) VBA
9 34 (2.25%) Python
10 31 (2.05%) Perl
11 30 (1.99%) C
12 23 (1.52%) PHP
13 19 (1.26%) MATLAB
14 16 (1.06%) VBScript
15 15 (0.99%) VB
15 15 (0.99%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.73%) ABAP
17 9 (0.60%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.53%) XQuery
18 8 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 163 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 144 (9.54%) Degree
3 110 (7.29%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.65%) ISEB
5 39 (2.58%) DV Cleared
6 36 (2.39%) ISTQB
7 31 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.93%) PMI Certification
11 13 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (0.86%) MCSE
12 12 (0.80%) CCIE
13 11 (0.73%) CCNP
14 10 (0.66%) PhD
15 9 (0.60%) PMP
16 7 (0.46%) HND
16 7 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.40%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (7.89%) QA
2 28 (1.86%) SLA
3 27 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.46%) GxP
5 13 (0.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 12 (0.80%) DO-178B
7 8 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.53%) WCAG
8 6 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.27%) GAMP
9 4 (0.27%) GMP
10 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.20%) MiFID
10 3 (0.20%) Basel III
10 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.20%) EMIR
10 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.13%) COBIT
11 2 (0.13%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 48 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 27 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.33%) RACF
3 20 (1.33%) Nmap
4 8 (0.53%) NFS
5 7 (0.46%) vSphere
6 6 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.33%) vCloud
8 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.13%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.066%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.066%) XenApp
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.066%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 52 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.33%) Nessus
3 15 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (0.86%) SCCM
5 7 (0.46%) Puppet
5 7 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.20%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.13%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.066%) WSUS
10 1 (0.066%) Control-M
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.066%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.066%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.066%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.066%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.066%) Salt
Vendors
1 167 (11.07%) Oracle
2 162 (10.74%) SAP
3 158 (10.47%) Microsoft
4 85 (5.63%) HP
5 46 (3.05%) VMware
6 37 (2.45%) Cisco
7 36 (2.39%) IBM
8 29 (1.92%) hybris
9 27 (1.79%) Informatica
10 26 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 25 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (1.33%) Citrix
12 20 (1.33%) Business Objects
13 18 (1.19%) Talend
14 17 (1.13%) EMC
14 17 (1.13%) Adobe
14 17 (1.13%) Juniper
15 16 (1.06%) CA
16 14 (0.93%) PeopleSoft
16 14 (0.93%) Sybase
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: 600
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £340 - £380 per day
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Rate: £45 - £55 per day
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