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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK / England
Rank 184 168 153
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -15
Contract jobs citing Validation 572 705 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.37% 1.48% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.78% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 388 420
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £336 £386
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -13.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 51 33
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.29 £16.09 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.25 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-11.24% +34.38%

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
34750 39516 38053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.98% 82.86% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23216 26235 24416
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 864 1083 1029
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -16 246 £450 - 44
South East +8 131 £425 +21.42% 14
South West +5 47 £418 +6.36% 12
East of England 0 43 £350 -18.12% 11
North West +13 39 £350 +3.70% 17
West Midlands 0 24 £325 - 6
East Midlands -5 14 £390 +30.00% 7
Yorkshire 0 9 £393 +12.14% 15
North East -16 4 £300 +14.98% 1
Midlands - 3 - -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 311 (24.90%) Finance
2 209 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (14.97%) SQL
4 154 (12.33%) Migration
5 152 (12.17%) Degree
6 148 (11.85%) Security Cleared
7 136 (10.89%) Oracle
8 135 (10.81%) MS Excel
9 132 (10.57%) Microsoft
10 128 (10.25%) Windows
11 112 (8.97%) Project Management
12 105 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
13 102 (8.17%) SC Cleared
13 102 (8.17%) Data Validation
14 100 (8.01%) QA
15 99 (7.93%) Linux
16 95 (7.61%) SQL Server
17 91 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
18 88 (7.05%) Change Management
19 87 (6.97%) User Acceptance Testing
20 86 (6.89%) Banking
21 85 (6.81%) Java
22 84 (6.73%) SAP
22 84 (6.73%) Management Information System
23 83 (6.65%) ITIL
23 83 (6.65%) MS Office
24 82 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
25 81 (6.49%) Test Scripting
26 79 (6.33%) XML
26 79 (6.33%) SDLC

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 32 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 29 (2.32%) Tomcat
3 27 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 20 (1.60%) IIS
5 16 (1.28%) JBoss
6 14 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 14 (1.12%) SAS
6 14 (1.12%) WebLogic
7 13 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.04%) CICS
7 13 (1.04%) Confluence
8 12 (0.96%) GlassFish
9 10 (0.80%) Apache
9 10 (0.80%) CMS
9 10 (0.80%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.48%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 135 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 83 (6.65%) MS Office
3 41 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
5 24 (1.92%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.36%) MS Project
7 9 (0.72%) Simulink
8 5 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.24%) SPSS
9 3 (0.24%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.24%) TargetLink
9 3 (0.24%) Windchill
10 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.080%) CATIA
10 1 (0.080%) EViews
10 1 (0.080%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.080%) InVision
10 1 (0.080%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.080%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 17 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.48%) HFM
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.40%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.40%) SAP MDM
5 5 (0.40%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.32%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.32%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.32%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.24%) BPCS
7 3 (0.24%) Demantra
7 3 (0.24%) ENOVIA
7 3 (0.24%) Maximo
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.24%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.32%) IaaS
3 24 (1.92%) PaaS
4 22 (1.76%) Office 365
5 17 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (1.28%) SaaS
7 10 (0.80%) GitHub
8 6 (0.48%) Basecamp
9 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.32%) CloudFront
10 4 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.24%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.44%) TCP/IP
2 33 (2.64%) VoIP
3 29 (2.32%) Firewall
3 29 (2.32%) Internet
4 27 (2.16%) LAN
5 26 (2.08%) DNS
6 22 (1.76%) Ethernet
7 21 (1.68%) WAN
7 21 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (1.44%) VPN
9 17 (1.36%) Network Security
10 16 (1.28%) Wireless
11 13 (1.04%) HTTP
11 13 (1.04%) MPLS
11 13 (1.04%) SAN
12 11 (0.88%) Unified Communications
13 10 (0.80%) SMTP
14 9 (0.72%) DHCP
14 9 (0.72%) LDAP
15 8 (0.64%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (2.56%) Big Data
4 29 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 21 (1.68%) Oracle Database
7 20 (1.60%) MongoDB
7 20 (1.60%) MySQL
8 19 (1.52%) NoSQL
9 17 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (1.36%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (1.12%) MS Access
12 14 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.96%) Power BI
14 11 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 50 (4.00%) JIRA
2 37 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.80%) Selenium
4 25 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 24 (1.92%) Jenkins
6 23 (1.84%) Subversion
6 23 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
8 15 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.88%) Appium
9 11 (0.88%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
10 10 (0.80%) Ant
10 10 (0.80%) Maven
11 9 (0.72%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.64%) HP UFT
12 8 (0.64%) JUnit
13 7 (0.56%) JMeter
13 7 (0.56%) MSI
14 6 (0.48%) ERwin
General
1 311 (24.90%) Finance
2 86 (6.89%) Banking
3 71 (5.68%) Retail
4 62 (4.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 59 (4.72%) Telecoms
6 49 (3.92%) Manufacturing
7 45 (3.60%) Front Office
8 43 (3.44%) Marketing
9 32 (2.56%) Back Office
10 31 (2.48%) Investment Banking
11 23 (1.84%) Aerospace
11 23 (1.84%) Electronics
12 20 (1.60%) Legal
13 14 (1.12%) Billing
14 12 (0.96%) French Language
15 11 (0.88%) German Language
16 10 (0.80%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.72%) Automotive
17 9 (0.72%) Games
18 8 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 282 (22.58%) Analyst
2 163 (13.05%) Developer
3 112 (8.97%) Business Analyst
4 102 (8.17%) Consultant
5 77 (6.16%) Architect
6 64 (5.12%) Project Manager
7 49 (3.92%) Test Analyst
8 47 (3.76%) Data Analyst
9 38 (3.04%) Test Engineer
10 27 (2.16%) Designer
10 27 (2.16%) Java Developer
10 27 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (1.84%) Test Manager
12 22 (1.76%) Coordinator
12 22 (1.76%) Security Consultant
13 21 (1.68%) Software Engineer
14 20 (1.60%) Project Coordinator
15 19 (1.52%) Test Leader
15 19 (1.52%) Tester
16 18 (1.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.33%) XML
2 60 (4.80%) HTML
2 60 (4.80%) Web Services
3 47 (3.76%) .NET
3 47 (3.76%) CSS
4 41 (3.28%) HTML5
5 39 (3.12%) Spring
6 37 (2.96%) JSON
7 33 (2.64%) SOAP
8 32 (2.56%) REST
9 27 (2.16%) CSS3
10 23 (1.84%) AngularJS
10 23 (1.84%) Struts
10 23 (1.84%) XML Messaging
11 19 (1.52%) J2EE
11 19 (1.52%) Middleware
11 19 (1.52%) Node.js
12 18 (1.44%) RESTful
13 14 (1.12%) JSTL
13 14 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 105 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (6.73%) Management Information System
3 45 (3.60%) User Experience
4 44 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 41 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.24%) Client/Server
7 21 (1.68%) Market Risk
8 19 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 17 (1.36%) Derivative
9 17 (1.36%) Life Science
10 16 (1.28%) Credit Risk
10 16 (1.28%) NHS
10 16 (1.28%) Replication
11 15 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 14 (1.12%) Mainframe
13 13 (1.04%) Blackberry
13 13 (1.04%) CMDB
14 12 (0.96%) Handset
14 12 (0.96%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 128 (10.25%) Windows
2 99 (7.93%) Linux
3 61 (4.88%) Unix
4 34 (2.72%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 30 (2.40%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.60%) Android
8 16 (1.28%) AIX
9 15 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 12 (0.96%) Solaris
10 12 (0.96%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (0.64%) HPUX
12 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.24%) CoreOS
14 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.16%) CentOS
15 2 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (12.33%) Migration
3 112 (8.97%) Project Management
4 102 (8.17%) Data Validation
5 91 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 88 (7.05%) Change Management
7 87 (6.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 83 (6.65%) ITIL
9 82 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
10 81 (6.49%) Test Scripting
11 79 (6.33%) SDLC
12 78 (6.24%) Scrum
13 77 (6.16%) Data Migration
14 70 (5.60%) Software Engineering
15 64 (5.12%) ETL
16 63 (5.04%) Analytics
16 63 (5.04%) Business Analysis
17 62 (4.96%) Configuration Management
17 62 (4.96%) Data Analysis
18 61 (4.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 187 (14.97%) SQL
2 85 (6.81%) Java
3 60 (4.80%) C#
3 60 (4.80%) Python
4 59 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 57 (4.56%) C++
6 54 (4.32%) C
7 36 (2.88%) Perl
8 34 (2.72%) PowerShell
9 20 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 20 (1.60%) VBA
10 18 (1.44%) Ruby
11 15 (1.20%) MATLAB
11 15 (1.20%) VBScript
12 14 (1.12%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.88%) R
14 10 (0.80%) Scala
15 8 (0.64%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.48%) VB
16 6 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 152 (12.17%) Degree
2 148 (11.85%) Security Cleared
3 102 (8.17%) SC Cleared
4 40 (3.20%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (1.92%) CISSP
7 22 (1.76%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.68%) ISEB
9 20 (1.60%) CISM
10 19 (1.52%) MCSA
11 18 (1.44%) CISA
12 17 (1.36%) MCP
13 15 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.20%) MCSE
13 15 (1.20%) PCI QSA
14 14 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.96%) MCDST
16 12 (0.96%) MCSM
16 12 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (8.01%) QA
2 62 (4.96%) Data Quality
3 29 (2.32%) GxP
4 21 (1.68%) GMP
5 20 (1.60%) SLA
6 18 (1.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 17 (1.36%) GAMP
7 17 (1.36%) PCI DSS
8 13 (1.04%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.88%) WCAG
10 9 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (0.56%) GCP
11 7 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 7 (0.56%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.48%) MiFID
13 5 (0.40%) HL7
13 5 (0.40%) IFRS
13 5 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 4 (0.32%) DO-178B
14 4 (0.32%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 48 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.12%) Firmware
4 13 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (0.48%) Docker
8 6 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.48%) XenApp
9 3 (0.24%) HDFS
10 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.080%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.080%) RACF
11 1 (0.080%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 19 (1.52%) SCCM
2 11 (0.88%) Control-M
3 10 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.56%) Puppet
6 6 (0.48%) Ansible
7 5 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.40%) Nagios
7 5 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.40%) SCOM
7 5 (0.40%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.32%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.24%) Kibana
9 3 (0.24%) logstash
9 3 (0.24%) Mesos
9 3 (0.24%) PowerBroker
9 3 (0.24%) rkt
9 3 (0.24%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.24%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 136 (10.89%) Oracle
2 132 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 84 (6.73%) SAP
4 53 (4.24%) Cisco
5 35 (2.80%) VMware
6 34 (2.72%) Citrix
7 31 (2.48%) HP
8 21 (1.68%) IBM
9 18 (1.44%) Huawei
10 15 (1.20%) hybris
11 13 (1.04%) Apple
11 13 (1.04%) Tableau
12 12 (0.96%) ServiceNow
12 12 (0.96%) Verint
13 11 (0.88%) Talend
14 10 (0.80%) Informatica
15 9 (0.72%) Dell
15 9 (0.72%) NetApp
16 8 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
17 7 (0.56%) Red Hat
London
Ebury
Rate: £217.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Digital Gurus
Rate: £350 - £465 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £41709.00 - £52793.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £440 - £448 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago