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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 196 183 160
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 657 723 759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.34% 1.37% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.69% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 368 399
Median daily rate £400 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.44 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.52%
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
41047 42746 40764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.47% 81.10% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27382 28436 25881
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1183 1137
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.76 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -20 253 £425 -10.52% 37
South East -11 134 £395 +5.33% 19
South West +32 58 £300 -15.37% 15
North West +24 46 £375 - 19
East of England +8 43 £288 -23.33% 10
Yorkshire +7 39 £380 -1.93% 4
West Midlands -23 38 £380 +1.33% 9
East Midlands 0 18 £300 +3.00% 6
North East -24 15 £300 +30.43% 4
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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.

1 359 (26.71%) Finance
2 247 (18.38%) SQL
3 230 (17.11%) Migration
4 187 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (12.50%) Degree
6 166 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
7 145 (10.79%) Security Cleared
8 144 (10.71%) MS Excel
9 143 (10.64%) Microsoft
10 141 (10.49%) Project Management
11 137 (10.19%) Banking
12 134 (9.97%) Data Validation
13 132 (9.82%) Data Migration
14 124 (9.23%) Oracle
15 122 (9.08%) Windows
16 121 (9.00%) SAP
16 121 (9.00%) Change Management
17 113 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
18 106 (7.89%) Java
19 105 (7.81%) QA
20 103 (7.66%) SC Cleared
21 102 (7.59%) Test Scripting
22 101 (7.51%) SQL Server
22 101 (7.51%) Linux
23 99 (7.37%) MS Office
24 95 (7.07%) Management Information System
25 93 (6.92%) ITIL
26 89 (6.62%) Business Analysis
27 87 (6.47%) ETL
28 84 (6.25%) Unix

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 45 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.27%) SAS
3 25 (1.86%) Apache
4 24 (1.79%) Confluence
5 22 (1.64%) JBoss
6 21 (1.56%) IIS
7 19 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 18 (1.34%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.04%) CMS
10 12 (0.89%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.74%) CICS
11 10 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.74%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.60%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.60%) Skype for Business
14 6 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 144 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 99 (7.37%) MS Office
3 50 (3.72%) MS Visio
4 47 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (2.16%) MS Project
6 23 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.89%) Simulink
8 10 (0.74%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.60%) SPSS
10 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.22%) CATIA
11 2 (0.15%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.15%) OrCAD
11 2 (0.15%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.074%) GIMP
12 1 (0.074%) InVision
12 1 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.074%) Pixate
12 1 (0.074%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.074%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 21 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.60%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.60%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.52%) SAP IS-U
6 6 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.45%) SAP MDM
7 5 (0.37%) ENOVIA
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.37%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.30%) SAP APO
8 4 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.30%) SAP PM
8 4 (0.30%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.82%) PaaS
3 11 (0.82%) SaaS
4 10 (0.74%) Office 365
5 9 (0.67%) GitHub
6 6 (0.45%) IaaS
7 5 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.22%) Boomi
8 3 (0.22%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.22%) Route 53
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 35 (2.60%) WAN
3 34 (2.53%) Firewall
4 33 (2.46%) LAN
5 28 (2.08%) DNS
6 22 (1.64%) Internet
7 21 (1.56%) LDAP
8 18 (1.34%) Wireless
9 17 (1.26%) HTTP
10 16 (1.19%) SAN
11 15 (1.12%) Ethernet
12 11 (0.82%) SSH
13 10 (0.74%) FTP
13 10 (0.74%) VoIP
13 10 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.67%) Network Security
14 9 (0.67%) SNMP
15 8 (0.60%) BGP
15 8 (0.60%) SSL
15 8 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (2.08%) Data Mining
4 26 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (1.86%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.86%) SAP Data Services
6 24 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.64%) Big Data
8 20 (1.49%) MySQL
9 19 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
9 19 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.12%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (1.04%) Data Mart
12 14 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.97%) Base SAS
13 13 (0.97%) DB2
14 11 (0.82%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 48 (3.57%) JIRA
2 32 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 23 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
5 18 (1.34%) JUnit
5 18 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
5 18 (1.34%) Visual Studio
6 17 (1.26%) LSMW
6 17 (1.26%) Maven
7 16 (1.19%) Selenium
8 15 (1.12%) Cucumber
8 15 (1.12%) Eclipse
8 15 (1.12%) Subversion
8 15 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (1.04%) SoapUI
10 12 (0.89%) ERwin
11 10 (0.74%) JMeter
12 8 (0.60%) Ant
13 7 (0.52%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.52%) SonarQube
General
1 359 (26.71%) Finance
2 137 (10.19%) Banking
3 70 (5.21%) Retail
4 66 (4.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 61 (4.54%) Telecoms
6 46 (3.42%) Front Office
7 44 (3.27%) Back Office
8 39 (2.90%) Manufacturing
9 29 (2.16%) Legal
9 29 (2.16%) Marketing
10 28 (2.08%) Investment Banking
11 19 (1.41%) Aerospace
12 16 (1.19%) Automotive
12 16 (1.19%) French Language
12 16 (1.19%) Publishing
13 14 (1.04%) Billing
14 11 (0.82%) Electronics
14 11 (0.82%) German Language
14 11 (0.82%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 346 (25.74%) Analyst
2 159 (11.83%) Developer
3 123 (9.15%) Business Analyst
4 114 (8.48%) Consultant
5 72 (5.36%) Architect
6 70 (5.21%) Test Analyst
7 69 (5.13%) Data Analyst
8 68 (5.06%) Project Manager
9 36 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
10 33 (2.46%) SAP Consultant
11 31 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
12 29 (2.16%) Support Engineer
12 29 (2.16%) Test Engineer
13 28 (2.08%) SQL Developer
14 27 (2.01%) Tester
15 25 (1.86%) Administrator
15 25 (1.86%) Test Manager
16 24 (1.79%) Risk Analyst
16 24 (1.79%) Test Leader
17 23 (1.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (5.51%) Web Services
1 74 (5.51%) XML
2 51 (3.79%) SOAP
3 46 (3.42%) HTML
4 43 (3.20%) .NET
5 36 (2.68%) CSS
6 30 (2.23%) JSON
7 27 (2.01%) REST
8 22 (1.64%) jQuery
9 21 (1.56%) .NET Framework
9 21 (1.56%) HTML5
9 21 (1.56%) Middleware
9 21 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 20 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 20 (1.49%) CSS3
11 18 (1.34%) RESTful
11 18 (1.34%) Spring
12 17 (1.26%) J2EE
13 15 (1.12%) Entity Framework
13 15 (1.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 166 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 46 (3.42%) Data Extraction
5 43 (3.20%) Data Centre
6 36 (2.68%) Mainframe
7 35 (2.60%) User Experience
8 34 (2.53%) Statistics
9 33 (2.46%) Visualisation
10 24 (1.79%) Credit Risk
11 23 (1.71%) Data Conversion
11 23 (1.71%) Mathematics
12 21 (1.56%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.56%) Life Science
13 18 (1.34%) Algorithms
14 17 (1.26%) Fixed Income
15 16 (1.19%) Market Risk
16 15 (1.12%) Data Structures
16 15 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
16 15 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 122 (9.08%) Windows
2 101 (7.51%) Linux
3 84 (6.25%) Unix
4 27 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (1.49%) AIX
8 18 (1.34%) Android
8 18 (1.34%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (1.12%) Solaris
9 15 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (0.74%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.52%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.52%) zOS
13 5 (0.37%) HPUX
14 4 (0.30%) CentOS
14 4 (0.30%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (17.11%) Migration
2 187 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (10.49%) Project Management
4 134 (9.97%) Data Validation
5 132 (9.82%) Data Migration
6 121 (9.00%) Change Management
7 113 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 102 (7.59%) Test Scripting
9 93 (6.92%) ITIL
10 89 (6.62%) Business Analysis
11 87 (6.47%) ETL
12 80 (5.95%) Data Modelling
12 80 (5.95%) Scrum
13 77 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 70 (5.21%) Service Management
15 69 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
15 69 (5.13%) Data Analysis
16 65 (4.84%) SDLC
17 61 (4.54%) Data Management
18 56 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 247 (18.38%) SQL
2 106 (7.89%) Java
3 72 (5.36%) C
4 54 (4.02%) C#
5 50 (3.72%) Python
6 47 (3.50%) C++
7 44 (3.27%) JavaScript
8 43 (3.20%) Perl
9 42 (3.13%) VBA
10 27 (2.01%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.86%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.79%) MATLAB
13 21 (1.56%) R
14 17 (1.26%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.26%) Ruby
15 15 (1.12%) PHP
16 14 (1.04%) Korn
16 14 (1.04%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.89%) VBScript
18 11 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 168 (12.50%) Degree
2 145 (10.79%) Security Cleared
3 103 (7.66%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.08%) ISEB
5 26 (1.93%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.41%) PMP
8 17 (1.26%) ISTQB
8 17 (1.26%) MCP
9 15 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (1.12%) MCSA
10 13 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.89%) A+ Certification
11 12 (0.89%) ACDT
11 12 (0.89%) ACHDS
11 12 (0.89%) ACTC
11 12 (0.89%) MCDST
11 12 (0.89%) MCSE
11 12 (0.89%) MCSM
11 12 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (7.81%) QA
2 78 (5.80%) Data Quality
3 34 (2.53%) SLA
4 30 (2.23%) GxP
5 18 (1.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 17 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (1.12%) GMP
8 13 (0.97%) GAMP
9 12 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (0.74%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.67%) MISRA
12 8 (0.60%) GCP
13 7 (0.52%) DO-178B
13 7 (0.52%) MISRA C
14 5 (0.37%) DO-160
14 5 (0.37%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.37%) Solvency II
15 4 (0.30%) ARP4754
15 4 (0.30%) ARP4761
15 4 (0.30%) DO-254
System Software
1 65 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.56%) RACF
3 19 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.12%) ACF2
5 14 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
6 13 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (0.89%) Firmware
8 9 (0.67%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.45%) HDFS
9 6 (0.45%) NFS
10 5 (0.37%) Samba
11 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.15%) Cygwin
12 2 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.074%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.074%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (2.38%) zSecure
2 29 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (1.19%) SCCM
4 12 (0.89%) Puppet
5 10 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (0.67%) BladeLogic
6 9 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.45%) Ansible
7 6 (0.45%) Control-M
7 6 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.45%) SCOM
8 5 (0.37%) Nagios
8 5 (0.37%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.30%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.22%) WSUS
11 2 (0.15%) DameWare
11 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 143 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 124 (9.23%) Oracle
3 121 (9.00%) SAP
4 54 (4.02%) HP
5 36 (2.68%) VMware
6 33 (2.46%) IBM
7 24 (1.79%) Citrix
8 23 (1.71%) Informatica
9 21 (1.56%) Cisco
9 21 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.41%) Dell
11 18 (1.34%) Talend
12 15 (1.12%) Apple
13 12 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (0.82%) EMC
14 11 (0.82%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.74%) Lotus
15 10 (0.74%) Remedy
15 10 (0.74%) Tableau
16 8 (0.60%) Intel Security
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