The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 146 185 157
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -28
Contract jobs citing Validation 724 528 668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.49% 1.14% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.55% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 276 350
Average daily rate
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£402 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 42 41
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £20.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36184 34070 37593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.31% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22865 21114 22100
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 1001 1360
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Validation
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +11 285 £450 +5.88% 60
South East +44 156 £328 +0.76% 35
West Midlands +35 78 £298 -9.84% 11
South West -9 48 £430 +7.50% 10
East of England +5 44 £304 -13.21% 7
North West -2 37 £400 +14.28% 24
Yorkshire +29 35 £445 +18.66% 17
East Midlands +6 16 £309 -11.78% 4
North East -34 3 £255 -27.14% 1
Midlands - - - -
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 293 (20.00%) Finance
2 224 (15.29%) Migration
3 211 (14.40%) SQL
4 185 (12.63%) Project Management
5 170 (11.60%) Oracle
6 167 (11.40%) SAP
7 164 (11.19%) Data Validation
8 162 (11.06%) Microsoft
9 155 (10.58%) MS Excel
10 153 (10.44%) Banking
11 150 (10.24%) Security Cleared
12 140 (9.56%) Degree
13 137 (9.35%) Data Migration
14 135 (9.22%) Windows
15 120 (8.19%) QA
16 117 (7.99%) HTML
17 114 (7.78%) Business Analysis
18 113 (7.71%) Requirements Management
19 112 (7.65%) SQL Server
20 108 (7.37%) XML
21 106 (7.24%) UML
22 104 (7.10%) Java
23 103 (7.03%) Linux
23 103 (7.03%) Data Analysis
24 102 (6.96%) UNIX
25 100 (6.83%) .NET
26 96 (6.55%) SC Cleared
27 93 (6.35%) CSS
28 92 (6.28%) MS Office
29 89 (6.08%) Data Modelling

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 35 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.18%) Tomcat
3 25 (1.71%) Confluence
4 20 (1.37%) Apache
5 19 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 19 (1.30%) WebSphere
6 15 (1.02%) CMS
7 14 (0.96%) SAS
8 12 (0.82%) IIS
9 8 (0.55%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.34%) Documentum
11 5 (0.34%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.27%) nginx
12 4 (0.27%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.27%) SAP EP
13 3 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 155 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 92 (6.28%) MS Office
3 50 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 37 (2.53%) MS Project
6 27 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.75%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.20%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 3 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.20%) Simulink
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.068%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.068%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 32 (2.18%) ENOVIA
2 30 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (1.23%) SAP CO
5 16 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
6 15 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
6 15 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
6 15 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (1.02%) SAP FI
7 14 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
7 14 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
7 14 (0.96%) Oracle Receivables
8 13 (0.89%) DELMIA
8 13 (0.89%) SAP SD
9 8 (0.55%) SAP ERP
10 7 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.41%) SAP CRM
12 5 (0.34%) SAP PP
12 5 (0.34%) SAP WM
12 5 (0.34%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.34%) Force.com
1 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (0.34%) IaaS
2 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.068%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.068%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 38 (2.59%) SSL
3 36 (2.46%) LTE
4 27 (1.84%) Wireshark
5 24 (1.64%) Firewall
5 24 (1.64%) 3G
5 24 (1.64%) HTTPS
5 24 (1.64%) Internet
5 24 (1.64%) Ethernet
6 19 (1.30%) DNS
7 16 (1.09%) SAN
8 15 (1.02%) LDAP
8 15 (1.02%) VoIP
9 14 (0.96%) LAN
9 14 (0.96%) DHCP
9 14 (0.96%) SNMP
9 14 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
9 14 (0.96%) 4G
10 13 (0.89%) Radio Access Network
10 13 (0.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 52 (3.55%) Relational Database
3 49 (3.34%) Data Warehouse
4 46 (3.14%) Oracle Database
5 36 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
6 32 (2.18%) MS Access
6 32 (2.18%) MySQL
7 28 (1.91%) RDBMS
8 27 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
12 17 (1.16%) Redis
13 15 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
14 14 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (0.89%) Data Mining
15 13 (0.89%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 60 (4.10%) Rational DOORS
2 39 (2.66%) JUnit
3 38 (2.59%) Subversion
4 36 (2.46%) JIRA
5 28 (1.91%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.43%) Ant
7 18 (1.23%) Rational Rhapsody
8 16 (1.09%) Toad
9 14 (0.96%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.96%) JMeter
9 14 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
10 13 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (0.82%) Jenkins
12 11 (0.75%) Axure RP
12 11 (0.75%) ClearCase
12 11 (0.75%) ClearQuest
12 11 (0.75%) LSMW
13 10 (0.68%) PVCS
14 9 (0.61%) PowerDesigner
14 9 (0.61%) Cucumber
General
1 293 (20.00%) Finance
2 153 (10.44%) Banking
3 77 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 76 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 72 (4.91%) Manufacturing
6 45 (3.07%) Front Office
6 45 (3.07%) Retail
7 36 (2.46%) Publishing
8 35 (2.39%) Automotive
9 34 (2.32%) Marketing
10 33 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 30 (2.05%) Electronics
12 27 (1.84%) Legal
13 24 (1.64%) Military
14 16 (1.09%) Advertising
14 16 (1.09%) Financial Institution
15 15 (1.02%) Back Office
16 13 (0.89%) Billing
17 12 (0.82%) Avionics
18 11 (0.75%) German Language
Job Titles
1 453 (30.92%) Analyst
2 201 (13.72%) Business Analyst
3 175 (11.95%) Developer
4 112 (7.65%) Consultant
5 98 (6.69%) Architect
6 89 (6.08%) Data Analyst
7 75 (5.12%) Project Manager
8 43 (2.94%) Software Engineer
9 41 (2.80%) Test Analyst
10 39 (2.66%) SAP Consultant
11 38 (2.59%) Designer
12 36 (2.46%) Systems Analyst
13 33 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
13 33 (2.25%) Senior Analyst
14 31 (2.12%) Test Manager
15 28 (1.91%) SAP Analyst
16 27 (1.84%) Applications Engineer
17 26 (1.77%) Test Leader
17 26 (1.77%) Senior Developer
18 25 (1.71%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (7.99%) HTML
2 108 (7.37%) XML
3 100 (6.83%) .NET
4 93 (6.35%) CSS
5 59 (4.03%) ASP.NET
6 55 (3.75%) Ajax
7 54 (3.69%) jQuery
8 51 (3.48%) JSP
9 43 (2.94%) Web Services
10 37 (2.53%) Spring
11 36 (2.46%) XSD
12 29 (1.98%) HTML5
13 28 (1.91%) XSLT
14 26 (1.77%) SOAP
15 23 (1.57%) XHTML
16 21 (1.43%) WSDL
16 21 (1.43%) Spring MVC
17 18 (1.23%) J2EE
18 16 (1.09%) RESTful
19 15 (1.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 73 (4.98%) Management Information System
2 40 (2.73%) Computer Science
3 39 (2.66%) NHS
4 30 (2.05%) FMCG
5 28 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (1.50%) Reference Data
6 22 (1.50%) Mathematics
7 21 (1.43%) Data Conversion
8 19 (1.30%) Data Integration
8 19 (1.30%) Open Source
8 19 (1.30%) W3C
9 16 (1.09%) Visualisation
10 15 (1.02%) PMI
11 14 (0.96%) Market Risk
11 14 (0.96%) Derivative
12 12 (0.82%) Data Extraction
12 12 (0.82%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.75%) Replication
14 10 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 10 (0.68%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 135 (9.22%) Windows
2 103 (7.03%) Linux
3 102 (6.96%) UNIX
4 48 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (2.39%) Windows XP
7 26 (1.77%) Windows 2000
8 22 (1.50%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.02%) Solaris
10 11 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.48%) Android
12 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.20%) zOS
14 3 (0.20%) HPUX
15 2 (0.14%) AIX
15 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (15.29%) Migration
2 185 (12.63%) Project Management
3 164 (11.19%) Data Validation
4 137 (9.35%) Data Migration
5 114 (7.78%) Business Analysis
6 113 (7.71%) Requirements Management
7 106 (7.24%) UML
8 103 (7.03%) Data Analysis
9 89 (6.08%) Data Modelling
10 87 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 87 (5.94%) Test Scripting
11 84 (5.73%) Software Engineering
12 81 (5.53%) ITIL
13 79 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (4.91%) Scrum
15 71 (4.85%) Change Management
15 71 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
16 67 (4.57%) ETL
17 66 (4.51%) GAP Analysis
18 65 (4.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 211 (14.40%) SQL
2 104 (7.10%) Java
3 83 (5.67%) JavaScript
4 71 (4.85%) C#
5 56 (3.82%) C++
6 44 (3.00%) PL/SQL
7 42 (2.87%) T-SQL
8 35 (2.39%) C
9 33 (2.25%) Perl
10 32 (2.18%) Python
11 29 (1.98%) VBA
12 20 (1.37%) PHP
13 19 (1.30%) MATLAB
14 16 (1.09%) PowerShell
15 15 (1.02%) VBScript
15 15 (1.02%) VB
16 14 (0.96%) ABAP
17 11 (0.75%) VB.NET
18 10 (0.68%) XQuery
19 9 (0.61%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 150 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 140 (9.56%) Degree
3 96 (6.55%) SC Cleared
4 39 (2.66%) DV Cleared
5 37 (2.53%) ISTQB
6 34 (2.32%) ISEB
7 28 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 18 (1.23%) PMP
11 15 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 9 (0.61%) MCSE
15 9 (0.61%) PhD
16 8 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.48%) CCIE
18 6 (0.41%) CCNP
18 6 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (8.19%) QA
2 35 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 23 (1.57%) GxP
4 21 (1.43%) SLA
5 15 (1.02%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 12 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.48%) DO-178B
9 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.41%) GMP
10 5 (0.34%) WCAG
10 5 (0.34%) Solvency II
11 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.20%) COBIT
12 3 (0.20%) MiFID
12 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.20%) COREP
12 3 (0.20%) EMIR
13 2 (0.14%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.14%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 46 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.50%) Nmap
4 12 (0.82%) RACF
5 6 (0.41%) vSphere
6 5 (0.34%) vCloud
7 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.14%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.14%) NFS
8 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.068%) XenApp
9 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.068%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 50 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.50%) Nessus
3 12 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (0.68%) SCCM
4 10 (0.68%) Puppet
5 7 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.27%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.27%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.20%) CA LISA
9 3 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.068%) WSUS
11 1 (0.068%) Control-M
11 1 (0.068%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.068%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.068%) HP UCMDB
11 1 (0.068%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 170 (11.60%) Oracle
2 167 (11.40%) SAP
3 162 (11.06%) Microsoft
4 73 (4.98%) HP
5 43 (2.94%) VMware
6 39 (2.66%) IBM
7 30 (2.05%) Cisco
8 26 (1.77%) Red Hat
9 25 (1.71%) Business Objects
10 24 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (1.57%) hybris
12 19 (1.30%) Informatica
12 19 (1.30%) EMC
12 19 (1.30%) Citrix
13 18 (1.23%) CA
14 17 (1.16%) Sybase
15 15 (1.02%) Adobe
15 15 (1.02%) Juniper
16 14 (0.96%) Talend
17 12 (0.82%) Cognos
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable / £good
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Radiant Info
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Rate: £48 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Rate: £400/£450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent salary + training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 165 per day
Posted: 6 days ago