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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 141 175 169
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 788 569 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.60% 1.22% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.64% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 294 280
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 32 51
Average hourly rate £33.45 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £14.66 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -9.33%
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
36864 34787 31986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.80% 74.29% 72.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24516 21800 19146
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1032 1076 1341
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +57 347 £450 +5.88% 44
South East +19 196 £350 -16.16% 24
South West +1 56 £388 +16.54% 8
North West +16 50 £300 -7.69% 4
East of England -3 38 £425 +30.76% 9
West Midlands -20 32 £368 +13.07% 10
East Midlands +23 31 £325 -4.41% 5
Yorkshire -9 21 £390 +34.48% 11
North East -22 6 £277 - 3
Midlands -5 5 £220 -63.33% 3
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 337 (21.83%) SQL
2 305 (19.75%) Finance
3 223 (14.44%) Migration
4 207 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
5 203 (13.15%) Data Validation
6 202 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
7 195 (12.63%) Microsoft
8 189 (12.24%) Windows
9 179 (11.59%) Security Cleared
10 178 (11.53%) Project Management
11 160 (10.36%) Oracle
12 159 (10.30%) MS Excel
13 144 (9.33%) Degree
14 139 (9.00%) SC Cleared
15 138 (8.94%) Java
16 134 (8.68%) Linux
16 134 (8.68%) Telecoms
17 131 (8.48%) UNIX
18 129 (8.35%) Data Migration
19 124 (8.03%) Banking
20 123 (7.97%) SAP
20 123 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
21 114 (7.38%) ITIL
22 111 (7.19%) Management Information System
23 108 (6.99%) XML
24 102 (6.61%) HTML
25 100 (6.48%) Data Modelling
26 99 (6.41%) Business Analysis
26 99 (6.41%) QA
27 98 (6.35%) Test Scripting

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 43 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.07%) WebSphere
3 27 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 26 (1.68%) SAS
5 24 (1.55%) Apache
6 18 (1.17%) Confluence
7 17 (1.10%) CMS
8 14 (0.91%) IIS
9 13 (0.84%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
10 8 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
12 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.39%) Mule
13 5 (0.32%) Node.js
14 4 (0.26%) Lync
14 4 (0.26%) WordPress
14 4 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 159 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 98 (6.35%) MS Office
3 53 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (3.24%) MS Visio
5 48 (3.11%) MS Project
6 22 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.97%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.39%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.13%) Simulink
10 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.065%) Stata
11 1 (0.065%) SPSS
11 1 (0.065%) FastStats
11 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (1.30%) ENOVIA
1 20 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 18 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.71%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
6 7 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 6 (0.39%) SAP WM
7 6 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.39%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.39%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.39%) SAP MDM
7 6 (0.39%) Sentinel
8 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.26%) DELMIA
9 4 (0.26%) SAP HR
9 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.71%) SaaS
1 11 (0.71%) IaaS
2 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.065%) Force.com
4 1 (0.065%) Heroku
4 1 (0.065%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 73 (4.73%) Firewall
2 60 (3.89%) TCP/IP
3 58 (3.76%) LTE
4 51 (3.30%) 3G
5 43 (2.78%) Network Security
6 39 (2.53%) DNS
7 33 (2.14%) LAN
7 33 (2.14%) WAN
8 32 (2.07%) SSL
8 32 (2.07%) Radio Access Network
9 29 (1.88%) 4G
10 28 (1.81%) Internet
11 25 (1.62%) MPLS
12 24 (1.55%) VPN
12 24 (1.55%) VoLTE
13 22 (1.42%) HTTPS
14 21 (1.36%) DHCP
14 21 (1.36%) IPsec
15 20 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (1.23%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.57%) Relational Database
3 69 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (3.24%) MySQL
5 39 (2.53%) RDBMS
6 38 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (2.27%) Oracle Database
8 33 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
9 30 (1.94%) MS Access
9 30 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.17%) QlikView
12 17 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (0.91%) Data Mining
14 14 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
15 13 (0.84%) Base SAS
15 13 (0.84%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 13 (0.84%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 36 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
2 33 (2.14%) Subversion
3 29 (1.88%) JUnit
4 28 (1.81%) Eclipse
5 27 (1.75%) JIRA
6 26 (1.68%) Selenium
7 21 (1.36%) Git (software)
8 18 (1.17%) Ant
9 17 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (1.04%) Toad
10 16 (1.04%) Visual Studio
11 13 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
11 13 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
12 12 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (0.78%) SoapUI
12 12 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
13 10 (0.65%) MSI
14 9 (0.58%) LSMW
14 9 (0.58%) Jenkins
15 8 (0.52%) Cucumber
General
1 305 (19.75%) Finance
2 134 (8.68%) Telecoms
3 124 (8.03%) Banking
4 59 (3.82%) Retail
5 54 (3.50%) Legal
6 51 (3.30%) Investment Banking
7 48 (3.11%) Manufacturing
8 44 (2.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 36 (2.33%) Marketing
10 31 (2.01%) Front Office
11 29 (1.88%) Automotive
12 26 (1.68%) Billing
13 18 (1.17%) Advertising
14 13 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.78%) Games
15 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.78%) Electronics
16 11 (0.71%) Local Government
17 10 (0.65%) Back Office
18 8 (0.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 452 (29.27%) Analyst
2 215 (13.92%) Developer
3 207 (13.41%) Business Analyst
4 110 (7.12%) Consultant
5 97 (6.28%) Data Analyst
6 69 (4.47%) Architect
7 54 (3.50%) Test Engineer
8 52 (3.37%) Project Manager
9 50 (3.24%) Test Analyst
10 43 (2.78%) Administrator
11 36 (2.33%) Tester
11 36 (2.33%) Designer
12 30 (1.94%) Test Manager
12 30 (1.94%) Software Engineer
13 27 (1.75%) SAP Consultant
14 25 (1.62%) Java Developer
15 24 (1.55%) Senior Analyst
16 23 (1.49%) Solutions Architect
17 21 (1.36%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (1.36%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (6.99%) XML
2 102 (6.61%) HTML
3 84 (5.44%) .NET
3 84 (5.44%) CSS
4 62 (4.02%) Web Services
5 51 (3.30%) Ajax
6 45 (2.91%) JSP
7 43 (2.78%) jQuery
8 34 (2.20%) HTML5
9 32 (2.07%) J2EE
10 31 (2.01%) SOAP
10 31 (2.01%) XSD
11 30 (1.94%) ASP.NET
12 29 (1.88%) Spring
13 27 (1.75%) XHTML
14 19 (1.23%) REST
15 17 (1.10%) Spring MVC
16 13 (0.84%) JSON
17 12 (0.78%) JDBC
18 11 (0.71%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 207 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 46 (2.98%) Computer Science
4 35 (2.27%) NHS
5 33 (2.14%) User Experience
6 25 (1.62%) Derivative
7 24 (1.55%) Data Conversion
8 23 (1.49%) Market Risk
8 23 (1.49%) Mathematics
8 23 (1.49%) Visualisation
9 21 (1.36%) Fixed Income
10 20 (1.30%) Replication
11 18 (1.17%) Open Source
12 16 (1.04%) Reference Data
12 16 (1.04%) Statistics
12 16 (1.04%) Credit Risk
13 14 (0.91%) Data Integration
13 14 (0.91%) Data Structures
14 13 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.84%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 189 (12.24%) Windows
2 134 (8.68%) Linux
3 131 (8.48%) UNIX
4 54 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (3.04%) Windows 7
6 40 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (1.75%) Windows XP
8 23 (1.49%) Solaris
9 22 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.84%) Windows 2000
11 10 (0.65%) VMS
12 9 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.52%) Android
14 7 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.39%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.39%) CentOS
16 5 (0.32%) zOS
16 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.13%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (14.44%) Migration
2 203 (13.15%) Data Validation
3 202 (13.08%) Agile Software Development
4 178 (11.53%) Project Management
5 129 (8.35%) Data Migration
6 123 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 114 (7.38%) ITIL
8 100 (6.48%) Data Modelling
9 99 (6.41%) Business Analysis
10 98 (6.35%) Test Scripting
11 91 (5.89%) Unit Testing
11 91 (5.89%) Data Analysis
11 91 (5.89%) Scrum
12 84 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
13 78 (5.05%) Change Management
13 78 (5.05%) ETL
13 78 (5.05%) UML
14 73 (4.73%) OO
15 71 (4.60%) Requirements Management
16 69 (4.47%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 337 (21.83%) SQL
2 138 (8.94%) Java
3 91 (5.89%) JavaScript
4 60 (3.89%) PL/SQL
5 51 (3.30%) C#
6 50 (3.24%) C++
7 37 (2.40%) C
8 32 (2.07%) Perl
8 32 (2.07%) Python
9 28 (1.81%) VBA
10 27 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 24 (1.55%) PHP
12 21 (1.36%) VB
13 17 (1.10%) VBScript
14 16 (1.04%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.91%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.78%) Ruby
16 12 (0.78%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.71%) Korn
18 10 (0.65%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 179 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 144 (9.33%) Degree
3 139 (9.00%) SC Cleared
4 56 (3.63%) ISEB
5 36 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (2.20%) DV Cleared
7 33 (2.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 33 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (1.94%) ISTQB
9 26 (1.68%) MCSE
10 23 (1.49%) CCNP
11 18 (1.17%) HND
12 16 (1.04%) MCITP
13 15 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.91%) CISSP
15 13 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.78%) PhD
16 12 (0.78%) CCIE
17 11 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (6.41%) QA
2 42 (2.72%) SLA
3 26 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.36%) GxP
5 14 (0.91%) GAMP
5 14 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.71%) Solvency II
6 11 (0.71%) GMP
7 10 (0.65%) DO-178B
8 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (0.39%) Basel III
11 5 (0.32%) JSP 440
11 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.26%) COBIT
13 3 (0.19%) WCAG
14 2 (0.13%) MiFID
14 2 (0.13%) CDISC
14 2 (0.13%) GCP
System Software
1 59 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.78%) RACF
3 39 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.78%) NFS
5 11 (0.71%) XenApp
5 11 (0.71%) Nmap
6 9 (0.58%) Firmware
7 8 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 8 (0.52%) vSphere
8 7 (0.45%) vCloud
9 6 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.19%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.065%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.065%) ACF2
12 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (3.50%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.84%) Puppet
2 13 (0.84%) SCCM
3 11 (0.71%) Nessus
4 7 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.39%) FortiGate
5 6 (0.39%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.19%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.19%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.13%) WMI
8 1 (0.065%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.065%) Control-M
8 1 (0.065%) Nagios
8 1 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.065%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.065%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 195 (12.63%) Microsoft
2 160 (10.36%) Oracle
3 123 (7.97%) SAP
4 84 (5.44%) HP
5 59 (3.82%) VMware
6 47 (3.04%) Cisco
7 31 (2.01%) Business Objects
7 31 (2.01%) CheckPoint
8 30 (1.94%) IBM
9 29 (1.88%) Citrix
9 29 (1.88%) Informatica
9 29 (1.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 27 (1.75%) Red Hat
11 24 (1.55%) F5
12 22 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.17%) hybris
14 17 (1.10%) Adobe
14 17 (1.10%) Cognos
15 15 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
16 14 (0.91%) Ericsson
Midlands
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Hyphen
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Engage PSG
Rate: £100 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Rate: £390 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £15 - £23 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £330 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago