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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 160 141 190
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +49
Contract jobs citing Validation 747 739 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.45% 1.50% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.96% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 359 276
Average daily rate
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£400 £407 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £562 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 62 43
Average hourly rate £30.72 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.08% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.61 £19.10 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £43.85 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Validation
UK

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
40215 37779 34958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.82% 76.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26663 23855 21652
Average daily rate £420 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1097 1040
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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 -4 296 £445 -1.11% 64
South East -8 168 £400 +22.13% 35
East of England +9 56 £350 +15.22% 19
North West -10 48 £400 - 13
West Midlands -30 42 £300 +0.84% 11
Yorkshire -23 40 £375 -15.73% 11
South West -18 29 £336 -21.97% 31
North East 0 28 £451 +77.05%
East Midlands +6 25 £160 -52.59% 7
South Coast - 6 - -
Midlands - 4 - - 3
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 405 (26.61%) SQL
2 350 (23.00%) Finance
3 243 (15.97%) Migration
4 225 (14.78%) Data Validation
5 190 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
6 181 (11.89%) Microsoft
7 167 (10.97%) Project Management
8 163 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 160 (10.51%) Security Cleared
10 159 (10.45%) Banking
11 148 (9.72%) Data Analysis
12 145 (9.53%) ETL
13 140 (9.20%) MS Excel
14 136 (8.94%) Oracle
15 134 (8.80%) Degree
16 132 (8.67%) Windows
17 131 (8.61%) Data Migration
18 130 (8.54%) ITIL
19 127 (8.34%) Data Warehouse
19 127 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
20 124 (8.15%) Business Analysis
21 123 (8.08%) SAP
22 120 (7.88%) Java
23 117 (7.69%) SC Cleared
24 113 (7.42%) Data Modelling
25 112 (7.36%) UNIX
26 108 (7.10%) Telecoms
26 108 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
27 106 (6.96%) Test Scripting
27 106 (6.96%) QA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 53 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 50 (3.29%) SAS
3 32 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.71%) JBoss
5 22 (1.45%) IIS
6 21 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.25%) MS Exchange
7 19 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 14 (0.92%) Apache
9 13 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (0.72%) GlassFish
10 11 (0.72%) CMS
10 11 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.59%) Confluence
12 7 (0.46%) Lync
12 7 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.46%) ArcGIS
12 7 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.39%) iPlanet
13 6 (0.39%) Jetty
Applications
1 140 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 66 (4.34%) MS Office
3 44 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (2.23%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (1.12%) MS Project
7 10 (0.66%) Simulink
8 5 (0.33%) Maya
9 3 (0.20%) Mathematica
9 3 (0.20%) SPSS
9 3 (0.20%) Maple
9 3 (0.20%) LaTeX
10 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.13%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.066%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.066%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 34 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.39%) SAP SD
3 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.33%) Misys Midas
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.26%) SAP MII
5 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.20%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.20%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.20%) Maximo
6 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.13%) SAP EHS
7 2 (0.13%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.85%) SaaS
2 10 (0.66%) PaaS
2 10 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.46%) Google Analytics
3 7 (0.46%) Office 365
4 5 (0.33%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.20%) IaaS
6 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.13%) Force.com
6 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.066%) Taleo
7 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.066%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.29%) TCP/IP
2 33 (2.17%) Firewall
3 31 (2.04%) 3G
4 26 (1.71%) LTE
5 24 (1.58%) VoLTE
6 23 (1.51%) VPN
7 22 (1.45%) LAN
8 21 (1.38%) WAN
8 21 (1.38%) 4G
9 19 (1.25%) Diameter Protocol
10 18 (1.18%) Internet
11 17 (1.12%) SAN
11 17 (1.12%) HTTP
11 17 (1.12%) Wireless
12 16 (1.05%) Ethernet
12 16 (1.05%) VoIP
13 15 (0.99%) Radio Access Network
13 15 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (0.99%) NAS
14 14 (0.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (8.34%) Data Warehouse
2 101 (6.64%) SQL Server
3 61 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (3.75%) Relational Database
5 45 (2.96%) Oracle Database
6 38 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
8 28 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (1.64%) Big Data
10 24 (1.58%) Data Mining
11 18 (1.18%) MySQL
11 18 (1.18%) QlikView
12 17 (1.12%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.05%) MS Access
14 15 (0.99%) Base SAS
14 15 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.92%) PowerCenter
16 13 (0.85%) Data Mart
16 13 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 35 (2.30%) SoapUI
2 33 (2.17%) JIRA
3 21 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
4 20 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.12%) Selenium
5 17 (1.12%) Ant
6 15 (0.99%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 14 (0.92%) JMeter
8 12 (0.79%) Maven
8 12 (0.79%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
9 11 (0.72%) Subversion
9 11 (0.72%) ERwin
10 9 (0.59%) WebDriver
11 7 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.46%) JUnit
11 7 (0.46%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.39%) Axure RP
12 6 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 350 (23.00%) Finance
2 159 (10.45%) Banking
3 108 (7.10%) Telecoms
4 69 (4.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 59 (3.88%) Manufacturing
6 48 (3.15%) Marketing
7 36 (2.37%) Investment Banking
8 34 (2.23%) Retail
8 34 (2.23%) Electronics
9 30 (1.97%) Automotive
10 25 (1.64%) Front Office
10 25 (1.64%) Back Office
11 22 (1.45%) Legal
12 16 (1.05%) Billing
13 11 (0.72%) Publishing
13 11 (0.72%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.66%) Advertising
14 10 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
15 9 (0.59%) Local Government
15 9 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 531 (34.89%) Analyst
2 194 (12.75%) Business Analyst
3 156 (10.25%) Developer
4 143 (9.40%) Data Analyst
5 117 (7.69%) Architect
6 96 (6.31%) Test Analyst
7 72 (4.73%) Project Manager
8 69 (4.53%) Consultant
9 56 (3.68%) Test Engineer
10 47 (3.09%) Tester
11 43 (2.83%) Software Engineer
12 36 (2.37%) Senior Analyst
13 33 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (1.97%) Systems Engineer
14 30 (1.97%) Test Manager
15 23 (1.51%) Systems Analyst
15 23 (1.51%) Test Leader
16 22 (1.45%) Designer
16 22 (1.45%) Java Developer
17 21 (1.38%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (6.50%) XML
2 72 (4.73%) HTML
3 50 (3.29%) .NET
4 49 (3.22%) SOAP
5 47 (3.09%) CSS
6 45 (2.96%) Web Services
7 37 (2.43%) HTML5
8 36 (2.37%) J2EE
9 24 (1.58%) Ajax
9 24 (1.58%) REST
10 23 (1.51%) Spring
11 22 (1.45%) JSON
12 21 (1.38%) jQuery
13 19 (1.25%) XML Messaging
13 19 (1.25%) AngularJS
14 17 (1.12%) EclipseLink
14 17 (1.12%) Middleware
15 16 (1.05%) XHTML
15 16 (1.05%) JAX-RS
16 14 (0.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 190 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 49 (3.22%) Computer Science
4 46 (3.02%) User Experience
5 42 (2.76%) Data Integration
6 39 (2.56%) Visualisation
7 38 (2.50%) Data Centre
8 35 (2.30%) Statistics
9 27 (1.77%) Credit Risk
10 26 (1.71%) Fixed Income
10 26 (1.71%) NHS
11 25 (1.64%) Mathematics
12 24 (1.58%) Data Extraction
13 23 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.51%) Data Structures
14 17 (1.12%) Informatics
15 16 (1.05%) PMI
16 15 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 14 (0.92%) Market Risk
18 13 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 132 (8.67%) Windows
2 112 (7.36%) UNIX
3 66 (4.34%) Linux
4 41 (2.69%) Windows 7
5 40 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.18%) Solaris
8 17 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.99%) Windows XP
10 13 (0.85%) AIX
11 9 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (0.53%) CentOS
13 7 (0.46%) VMS
14 6 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.39%) Android
14 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.33%) VME
16 2 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (15.97%) Migration
2 225 (14.78%) Data Validation
3 167 (10.97%) Project Management
4 163 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 148 (9.72%) Data Analysis
6 145 (9.53%) ETL
7 131 (8.61%) Data Migration
8 130 (8.54%) ITIL
9 127 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
10 124 (8.15%) Business Analysis
11 113 (7.42%) Data Modelling
12 108 (7.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 106 (6.96%) Test Scripting
14 105 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
15 98 (6.44%) Change Management
16 85 (5.58%) Analytics
17 70 (4.60%) PRINCE2
18 68 (4.47%) CRM
19 66 (4.34%) Data Management
20 65 (4.27%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 405 (26.61%) SQL
2 120 (7.88%) Java
3 78 (5.12%) JavaScript
4 54 (3.55%) C++
5 46 (3.02%) C#
6 45 (2.96%) Python
7 41 (2.69%) C
7 41 (2.69%) T-SQL
8 40 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 36 (2.37%) VBA
10 35 (2.30%) Perl
11 31 (2.04%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.58%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.31%) MATLAB
14 18 (1.18%) R
15 15 (0.99%) VB
16 14 (0.92%) VBScript
16 14 (0.92%) Ruby
17 12 (0.79%) Scala
18 11 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 160 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 134 (8.80%) Degree
3 117 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 79 (5.19%) ISEB
5 48 (3.15%) ISTQB
6 33 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (2.04%) DV Cleared
8 26 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 21 (1.38%) CCNP
11 15 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (0.79%) MCITP
12 12 (0.79%) CCNA
13 11 (0.72%) MCSE
14 9 (0.59%) MCSA
14 9 (0.59%) CCIP
14 9 (0.59%) CCIE
14 9 (0.59%) PMP
15 8 (0.53%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (6.96%) QA
2 37 (2.43%) Data Quality
3 31 (2.04%) GxP
4 29 (1.91%) SLA
5 28 (1.84%) GMP
6 26 (1.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 21 (1.38%) GAMP
8 9 (0.59%) GCP
9 8 (0.53%) Solvency II
9 8 (0.53%) FINREP
10 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.46%) IEC 61508
10 7 (0.46%) MiFID
10 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.33%) Basel II
12 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.26%) DO-178B
13 4 (0.26%) COREP
13 4 (0.26%) GLP
System Software
1 49 (3.22%) Active Directory
2 40 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.12%) XenApp
4 13 (0.85%) vSphere
5 11 (0.72%) vCloud
6 6 (0.39%) Varnish
6 6 (0.39%) Squid
7 5 (0.33%) Firmware
8 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.20%) RACF
9 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.13%) XenServer
10 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.066%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.066%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.066%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 77 (5.06%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.99%) SCCM
3 12 (0.79%) Puppet
4 9 (0.59%) ZABBIX
5 7 (0.46%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.39%) Ansible
7 5 (0.33%) logstash
7 5 (0.33%) Salt
7 5 (0.33%) Kibana
7 5 (0.33%) Rundeck
7 5 (0.33%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.26%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.20%) HP NNM
9 3 (0.20%) OpenView
9 3 (0.20%) zSecure
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.066%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 181 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 136 (8.94%) Oracle
3 123 (8.08%) SAP
4 75 (4.93%) HP
5 56 (3.68%) IBM
6 45 (2.96%) VMware
7 44 (2.89%) Cisco
8 32 (2.10%) Citrix
9 25 (1.64%) Informatica
10 19 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.25%) Tableau
11 18 (1.18%) Juniper
12 17 (1.12%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.99%) CheckPoint
14 13 (0.85%) Adobe
15 12 (0.79%) EMC
16 11 (0.72%) Talend
16 11 (0.72%) hybris
17 10 (0.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 10 (0.66%) Google
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