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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 142 157 169
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 756 614 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.58% 1.32% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.75% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 354 262
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £370 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.16% +18.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 38
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.12 £25.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £36.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-11.03% +13.28%
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
36373 35079 29900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.25% 75.39% 73.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 23249 21496 18158
Average daily rate £425 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 982 1094 1102
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +43 331 £428 +0.58% 70
South East 0 183 £375 -6.25% 52
North West +12 70 £350 -6.66% 16
South West -11 42 £349 -0.28% 19
East of England +16 36 £395 +21.53% 22
Yorkshire -1 25 £425 +41.66% 8
West Midlands -12 24 £342 -0.86% 16
East Midlands -3 20 £318 -0.78% 9
North East +16 17 £448 +99.71% 3
Midlands - - - - 1
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 357 (23.41%) Finance
2 356 (23.34%) SQL
3 210 (13.77%) Windows
4 206 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 205 (13.44%) Migration
6 202 (13.25%) Microsoft
7 199 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
8 187 (12.26%) Data Validation
9 164 (10.75%) Project Management
10 158 (10.36%) Telecoms
11 156 (10.23%) Security Cleared
12 153 (10.03%) Degree
13 147 (9.64%) MS Excel
14 142 (9.31%) Java
15 140 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 139 (9.11%) Oracle
17 132 (8.66%) Banking
18 131 (8.59%) UNIX
19 127 (8.33%) SAP
19 127 (8.33%) SC Cleared
20 125 (8.20%) ITIL
21 123 (8.07%) Test Scripting
22 122 (8.00%) QA
23 119 (7.80%) Linux
24 116 (7.61%) Data Migration
25 105 (6.89%) SQL Server
26 101 (6.62%) XML
26 101 (6.62%) Management Information System
27 98 (6.43%) HTML
28 96 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 51 (3.34%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.16%) SAS
3 32 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 28 (1.84%) IIS
5 19 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 17 (1.11%) CMS
7 15 (0.98%) Apache
8 13 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.79%) Confluence
10 11 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (0.52%) Lync
14 7 (0.46%) Mule
15 6 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
16 5 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.33%) Documentum
17 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 147 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 89 (5.84%) MS Office
3 55 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (2.62%) MS Visio
5 32 (2.10%) MS Project
6 16 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.26%) SPSS
9 3 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.20%) Simulink
10 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.066%) FastStats
11 1 (0.066%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 19 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.72%) SAP MM
5 9 (0.59%) SAP WM
6 7 (0.46%) SAP ERP
6 7 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.39%) Sentinel
7 6 (0.39%) SAP PP
7 6 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.33%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.26%) SAP MDM
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.20%) TrackWise
10 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.85%) IaaS
2 10 (0.66%) SaaS
3 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.33%) GitHub
5 2 (0.13%) Force.com
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.066%) Taleo
6 1 (0.066%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.74%) Firewall
2 45 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 44 (2.89%) 3G
4 42 (2.75%) LTE
5 40 (2.62%) Internet
6 36 (2.36%) Network Security
7 29 (1.90%) 4G
8 26 (1.70%) Radio Access Network
8 26 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (1.70%) DNS
9 25 (1.64%) LAN
10 23 (1.51%) SSL
11 22 (1.44%) VPN
11 22 (1.44%) Wireless
12 21 (1.38%) MPLS
12 21 (1.38%) VoLTE
13 20 (1.31%) Ethernet
14 18 (1.18%) IPsec
15 17 (1.11%) OSPF
15 17 (1.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (6.89%) SQL Server
2 85 (5.57%) Relational Database
3 72 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (2.36%) Oracle Database
7 35 (2.30%) MySQL
8 31 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
9 25 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (1.57%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.38%) SAP BW
12 20 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (1.25%) QlikView
14 17 (1.11%) Data Mining
14 17 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (1.05%) Base SAS
16 14 (0.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 14 (0.92%) MS Access
16 14 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 37 (2.43%) Subversion
1 37 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 36 (2.36%) Eclipse
3 35 (2.30%) Selenium
4 25 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 25 (1.64%) JIRA
5 19 (1.25%) Ant
5 19 (1.25%) SoapUI
6 18 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
7 17 (1.11%) JUnit
8 15 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.92%) Cucumber
10 13 (0.85%) WebDriver
11 12 (0.79%) Toad
12 11 (0.72%) Jenkins
13 10 (0.66%) MSI
13 10 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
15 8 (0.52%) LoadRunner
15 8 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 357 (23.41%) Finance
2 158 (10.36%) Telecoms
3 132 (8.66%) Banking
4 58 (3.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 54 (3.54%) Legal
6 49 (3.21%) Retail
7 44 (2.89%) Marketing
8 38 (2.49%) Manufacturing
9 37 (2.43%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.51%) Automotive
10 23 (1.51%) Electronics
11 21 (1.38%) Billing
12 20 (1.31%) Front Office
13 19 (1.25%) Advertising
14 13 (0.85%) Retail Banking
15 12 (0.79%) Aerospace
16 11 (0.72%) Games
17 9 (0.59%) Publishing
18 8 (0.52%) Local Government
19 7 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 477 (31.28%) Analyst
2 206 (13.51%) Developer
3 201 (13.18%) Business Analyst
4 112 (7.34%) Consultant
5 93 (6.10%) Data Analyst
6 66 (4.33%) Test Analyst
7 63 (4.13%) Architect
8 59 (3.87%) Test Engineer
9 57 (3.74%) Project Manager
10 43 (2.82%) Tester
11 39 (2.56%) Designer
12 33 (2.16%) Administrator
13 32 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
14 31 (2.03%) Test Manager
15 30 (1.97%) Test Leader
16 24 (1.57%) Solutions Architect
16 24 (1.57%) SAP Consultant
17 23 (1.51%) Java Developer
17 23 (1.51%) Software Engineer
18 22 (1.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.62%) XML
2 98 (6.43%) HTML
3 88 (5.77%) .NET
4 80 (5.25%) CSS
5 73 (4.79%) Web Services
6 45 (2.95%) Ajax
7 42 (2.75%) SOAP
8 38 (2.49%) HTML5
9 37 (2.43%) jQuery
10 35 (2.30%) J2EE
10 35 (2.30%) JSP
11 30 (1.97%) ASP.NET
12 26 (1.70%) XHTML
12 26 (1.70%) REST
13 23 (1.51%) Spring
14 19 (1.25%) XSD
15 17 (1.11%) TopLink
15 17 (1.11%) JSON
16 16 (1.05%) AngularJS
17 15 (0.98%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 199 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 59 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 42 (2.75%) User Experience
5 37 (2.43%) NHS
6 30 (1.97%) Fixed Income
7 29 (1.90%) Visualisation
8 26 (1.70%) Derivative
9 25 (1.64%) Mathematics
10 22 (1.44%) Replication
11 18 (1.18%) Market Risk
12 17 (1.11%) Data Conversion
12 17 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.05%) Data Integration
13 16 (1.05%) Statistics
13 16 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.05%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.85%) iPad
14 13 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 210 (13.77%) Windows
2 131 (8.59%) UNIX
3 119 (7.80%) Linux
4 63 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (3.08%) Windows 7
6 39 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.70%) Solaris
8 24 (1.57%) Windows XP
9 21 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 13 (0.85%) Android
12 10 (0.66%) CentOS
13 8 (0.52%) AIX
14 7 (0.46%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.39%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.39%) VMS
16 4 (0.26%) zOS
16 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (13.44%) Migration
3 187 (12.26%) Data Validation
4 164 (10.75%) Project Management
5 140 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 125 (8.20%) ITIL
7 123 (8.07%) Test Scripting
8 116 (7.61%) Data Migration
9 96 (6.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 95 (6.23%) Data Modelling
10 95 (6.23%) Data Analysis
11 88 (5.77%) Business Analysis
12 86 (5.64%) Scrum
13 85 (5.57%) ETL
14 80 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
15 78 (5.11%) Software Testing
15 78 (5.11%) Unit Testing
16 75 (4.92%) Data Management
17 73 (4.79%) Change Management
18 68 (4.46%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 356 (23.34%) SQL
2 142 (9.31%) Java
3 91 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 57 (3.74%) C#
5 49 (3.21%) PL/SQL
6 48 (3.15%) Python
7 43 (2.82%) C
8 42 (2.75%) C++
9 32 (2.10%) Perl
10 31 (2.03%) PHP
11 27 (1.77%) VBA
11 27 (1.77%) Ruby
12 25 (1.64%) T-SQL
13 17 (1.11%) VBScript
13 17 (1.11%) VB
13 17 (1.11%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.98%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.72%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.59%) Korn
17 8 (0.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 156 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 153 (10.03%) Degree
3 127 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 81 (5.31%) ISEB
5 38 (2.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (1.84%) ISTQB
9 26 (1.70%) CCNP
10 25 (1.64%) VCP4
11 24 (1.57%) MCSE
12 23 (1.51%) HND
13 22 (1.44%) DV Cleared
14 19 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 16 (1.05%) CISSP
16 15 (0.98%) MCITP
17 13 (0.85%) PMI Certification
18 11 (0.72%) MCP
19 10 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (8.00%) QA
2 34 (2.23%) SLA
3 29 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.51%) GxP
4 23 (1.51%) GMP
5 20 (1.31%) GAMP
6 17 (1.11%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.92%) Solvency II
8 13 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 10 (0.66%) JSP 440
10 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.39%) COBIT
11 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.33%) Basel II
13 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.26%) Basel III
13 4 (0.26%) DO-178B
14 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
14 2 (0.13%) CDISC
14 2 (0.13%) COREP
System Software
1 58 (3.80%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.36%) RACF
2 36 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.05%) XenApp
4 15 (0.98%) vSphere
4 15 (0.98%) vCloud
5 7 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.39%) Nmap
6 6 (0.39%) Firmware
7 5 (0.33%) NFS
8 4 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.20%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.066%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.066%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 62 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.18%) Puppet
3 13 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (0.72%) SCCM
5 9 (0.59%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.39%) FortiGate
7 6 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.39%) Nessus
8 4 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.20%) SCOM
9 3 (0.20%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Control-M
10 2 (0.13%) WMI
11 1 (0.066%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.066%) Nagios
11 1 (0.066%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.066%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.066%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 202 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 139 (9.11%) Oracle
3 127 (8.33%) SAP
4 71 (4.66%) HP
5 63 (4.13%) VMware
6 55 (3.61%) Cisco
7 38 (2.49%) Citrix
7 38 (2.49%) CheckPoint
8 34 (2.23%) Business Objects
9 32 (2.10%) F5
10 31 (2.03%) IBM
10 31 (2.03%) Red Hat
11 24 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 19 (1.25%) Juniper
14 17 (1.11%) Informatica
15 15 (0.98%) CA
16 14 (0.92%) AppSense
16 14 (0.92%) hybris
16 14 (0.92%) Fortinet
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