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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 174 173 154
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing Validation 698 706 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.48% 1.41% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.73% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 359 420
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 59 52
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £34.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +13.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.42 £19.50 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £50.68 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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
39017 40753 39816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.86% 81.41% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26180 26815 26337
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 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1222 1137
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +2 319 £450 - 36
South East +16 137 £410 +16.31% 23
North West +13 62 £400 +3.22% 13
South West +17 47 £320 -17.94% 17
East of England -18 34 £459 +9.67% 13
West Midlands -27 30 £315 -21.25% 9
East Midlands -2 25 £318 +7.17% 4
North East -16 25 £330 -5.71% 2
Yorkshire -35 6 £420 +12.75% 2
Midlands +4 3 £500 +33.33%
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 379 (27.46%) Finance
2 256 (18.55%) SQL
3 229 (16.59%) Migration
4 218 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
5 175 (12.68%) Degree
6 158 (11.45%) Microsoft
7 149 (10.80%) Security Cleared
8 147 (10.65%) MS Excel
9 141 (10.22%) Windows
9 141 (10.22%) Project Management
9 141 (10.22%) Data Migration
10 140 (10.14%) Oracle
11 136 (9.86%) Change Management
12 134 (9.71%) Data Validation
13 130 (9.42%) QA
14 127 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
15 121 (8.77%) SQL Server
16 117 (8.48%) Linux
17 116 (8.41%) SAP
17 116 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
18 110 (7.97%) Java
19 108 (7.83%) Banking
20 106 (7.68%) SC Cleared
21 101 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
22 98 (7.10%) ITIL
23 96 (6.96%) MS Office
24 94 (6.81%) Test Scripting
25 93 (6.74%) Scrum
26 92 (6.67%) ETL
27 88 (6.38%) Management Information System

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 42 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.10%) WebSphere
3 28 (2.03%) Tomcat
4 27 (1.96%) Confluence
4 27 (1.96%) IIS
5 26 (1.88%) SAS
6 18 (1.30%) Apache
6 18 (1.30%) CICS
6 18 (1.30%) JBoss
7 17 (1.23%) Apache Spark
8 14 (1.01%) CMS
9 13 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
10 12 (0.87%) MS Exchange
11 10 (0.72%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.58%) GlassFish
13 8 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.51%) GemFire
15 6 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 147 (10.65%) MS Excel
2 96 (6.96%) MS Office
3 51 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 48 (3.48%) MS Visio
5 27 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (1.81%) MS Project
7 15 (1.09%) Simulink
8 10 (0.72%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.43%) SPSS
10 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.22%) CATIA
11 2 (0.14%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.14%) Windchill
12 1 (0.072%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.072%) EViews
12 1 (0.072%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.072%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.072%) Solid Edge
12 1 (0.072%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 20 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
3 10 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 8 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.58%) SAP HR
5 8 (0.58%) SAP MDM
6 7 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.51%) SAP ERP
7 6 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.36%) Teamcenter
9 4 (0.29%) ENOVIA
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.29%) SAP APO
9 4 (0.29%) SAP MM
9 4 (0.29%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.29%) SAP SD
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (2.03%) PaaS
3 24 (1.74%) IaaS
4 20 (1.45%) SaaS
5 18 (1.30%) Office 365
6 14 (1.01%) GitHub
7 6 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.29%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.22%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.22%) Boomi
10 3 (0.22%) Route 53
10 3 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 33 (2.39%) LAN
3 32 (2.32%) DNS
4 28 (2.03%) Internet
5 27 (1.96%) WAN
6 26 (1.88%) Ethernet
7 23 (1.67%) Wireless
8 21 (1.52%) Firewall
9 20 (1.45%) VPN
10 18 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (1.16%) VoIP
12 12 (0.87%) Network Security
13 11 (0.80%) DHCP
13 11 (0.80%) LDAP
13 11 (0.80%) SAN
14 10 (0.72%) HTTP
14 10 (0.72%) MPLS
14 10 (0.72%) SNMP
15 9 (0.65%) SSL
16 7 (0.51%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (2.32%) Big Data
5 31 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (2.10%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.74%) SAP Data Services
8 23 (1.67%) MySQL
9 22 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
9 22 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.38%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.38%) RDBMS
12 18 (1.30%) MongoDB
13 17 (1.23%) NoSQL
13 17 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
16 13 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
17 12 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 63 (4.57%) JIRA
2 43 (3.12%) Jenkins
3 39 (2.83%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.81%) Talend Open Studio
5 24 (1.74%) Selenium
6 22 (1.59%) JUnit
6 22 (1.59%) Maven
6 22 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (1.45%) Cucumber
7 20 (1.45%) LSMW
7 20 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 15 (1.09%) Subversion
9 14 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (0.94%) Eclipse
10 13 (0.94%) SoapUI
11 11 (0.80%) Appium
11 11 (0.80%) ERwin
11 11 (0.80%) SonarQube
12 10 (0.72%) Ant
13 7 (0.51%) JMeter
General
1 379 (27.46%) Finance
2 108 (7.83%) Banking
3 87 (6.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 77 (5.58%) Retail
5 63 (4.57%) Telecoms
6 48 (3.48%) Manufacturing
7 47 (3.41%) Front Office
8 37 (2.68%) Back Office
9 35 (2.54%) Investment Banking
9 35 (2.54%) Marketing
10 26 (1.88%) Legal
11 23 (1.67%) Aerospace
11 23 (1.67%) Electronics
12 14 (1.01%) Automotive
12 14 (1.01%) French Language
12 14 (1.01%) German Language
13 13 (0.94%) Publishing
14 12 (0.87%) Billing
14 12 (0.87%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 341 (24.71%) Analyst
2 175 (12.68%) Developer
3 121 (8.77%) Business Analyst
4 118 (8.55%) Consultant
5 71 (5.14%) Data Analyst
6 70 (5.07%) Architect
7 67 (4.86%) Project Manager
8 63 (4.57%) Test Analyst
9 34 (2.46%) SAP Consultant
10 33 (2.39%) Test Engineer
11 29 (2.10%) Support Engineer
12 27 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
13 25 (1.81%) Administrator
13 25 (1.81%) Java Developer
13 25 (1.81%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (1.74%) Designer
14 24 (1.74%) Risk Analyst
14 24 (1.74%) Software Engineer
14 24 (1.74%) SQL Developer
15 23 (1.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (5.94%) XML
2 75 (5.43%) Web Services
3 55 (3.99%) .NET
4 54 (3.91%) HTML
5 42 (3.04%) CSS
5 42 (3.04%) JSON
6 39 (2.83%) SOAP
7 35 (2.54%) Spring
8 31 (2.25%) HTML5
9 28 (2.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 27 (1.96%) REST
11 23 (1.67%) .NET Framework
11 23 (1.67%) CSS3
11 23 (1.67%) jQuery
12 22 (1.59%) XML Messaging
13 21 (1.52%) RESTful
14 20 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 18 (1.30%) ASP.NET
15 18 (1.30%) Struts
16 17 (1.23%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.99%) Computer Science
4 49 (3.55%) Data Extraction
5 42 (3.04%) Data Centre
5 42 (3.04%) Mathematics
6 38 (2.75%) Statistics
7 35 (2.54%) Client/Server
8 31 (2.25%) Visualisation
9 27 (1.96%) User Experience
10 22 (1.59%) Life Science
11 21 (1.52%) Credit Risk
12 20 (1.45%) Data Conversion
12 20 (1.45%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.30%) Market Risk
13 18 (1.30%) Replication
13 18 (1.30%) Virtual Team
14 17 (1.23%) Blackberry
14 17 (1.23%) FMCG
15 16 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 141 (10.22%) Windows
2 117 (8.48%) Linux
3 81 (5.87%) Unix
4 37 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 36 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 29 (2.10%) Windows 7
7 28 (2.03%) AIX
8 27 (1.96%) Android
9 20 (1.45%) Solaris
10 17 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.72%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.72%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.65%) HPUX
16 5 (0.36%) CentOS
17 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.29%) zOS
18 3 (0.22%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (16.59%) Migration
2 218 (15.80%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (10.22%) Data Migration
3 141 (10.22%) Project Management
4 136 (9.86%) Change Management
5 134 (9.71%) Data Validation
6 116 (8.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 101 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 98 (7.10%) ITIL
9 94 (6.81%) Test Scripting
10 93 (6.74%) Scrum
11 92 (6.67%) ETL
12 88 (6.38%) Business Analysis
13 82 (5.94%) Data Analysis
14 77 (5.58%) Data Modelling
15 73 (5.29%) Business Intelligence
16 72 (5.22%) SDLC
17 70 (5.07%) ERP
18 69 (5.00%) Configuration Management
18 69 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 256 (18.55%) SQL
2 110 (7.97%) Java
3 75 (5.43%) C#
4 69 (5.00%) C
5 64 (4.64%) Python
6 53 (3.84%) JavaScript
7 51 (3.70%) C++
8 44 (3.19%) Perl
9 38 (2.75%) VBA
10 34 (2.46%) PowerShell
10 34 (2.46%) T-SQL
11 28 (2.03%) Ruby
12 26 (1.88%) Shell Script
13 25 (1.81%) MATLAB
14 16 (1.16%) R
15 13 (0.94%) VBScript
16 12 (0.87%) Bash Shell
17 11 (0.80%) Scala
17 11 (0.80%) VB
18 10 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 175 (12.68%) Degree
2 149 (10.80%) Security Cleared
3 106 (7.68%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 30 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (1.74%) MCP
7 23 (1.67%) ISEB
7 23 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 21 (1.52%) CISSP
9 20 (1.45%) MCSA
10 19 (1.38%) CISM
10 19 (1.38%) MCSE
11 18 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (1.23%) ACDT
12 17 (1.23%) ACHDS
12 17 (1.23%) ACTC
12 17 (1.23%) MCDST
12 17 (1.23%) MCSM
12 17 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
13 15 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (9.42%) QA
2 81 (5.87%) Data Quality
3 37 (2.68%) GxP
4 36 (2.61%) SLA
5 26 (1.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 20 (1.45%) GMP
7 19 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 18 (1.30%) GAMP
8 18 (1.30%) PCI DSS
9 15 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
10 9 (0.65%) JSP 440
10 9 (0.65%) WCAG
11 8 (0.58%) GCP
11 8 (0.58%) MISRA
12 6 (0.43%) MISRA C
13 5 (0.36%) IEC 61508
13 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 4 (0.29%) ISO26262
14 4 (0.29%) SAS 70
15 3 (0.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 62 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
3 19 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.23%) Firmware
5 15 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.43%) HDFS
7 5 (0.36%) Docker
8 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.22%) RACF
9 3 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.22%) XenApp
10 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.072%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.072%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.072%) Samba
11 1 (0.072%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 20 (1.45%) SCCM
2 17 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (1.09%) Puppet
4 14 (1.01%) Control-M
4 14 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.72%) Ansible
6 9 (0.65%) BladeLogic
6 9 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.58%) Nagios
7 8 (0.58%) ZABBIX
8 7 (0.51%) SCOM
9 5 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.29%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.29%) PowerCLI
10 4 (0.29%) WSUS
11 3 (0.22%) Mesos
11 3 (0.22%) rkt
11 3 (0.22%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 158 (11.45%) Microsoft
2 140 (10.14%) Oracle
3 116 (8.41%) SAP
4 37 (2.68%) HP
4 37 (2.68%) VMware
5 35 (2.54%) Citrix
6 29 (2.10%) Cisco
7 26 (1.88%) IBM
8 25 (1.81%) Talend
9 24 (1.74%) Dell
10 20 (1.45%) Apple
11 16 (1.16%) Red Hat
12 15 (1.09%) Huawei
12 15 (1.09%) Informatica
13 13 (0.94%) Tableau
14 11 (0.80%) Remedy
14 11 (0.80%) Saba
15 10 (0.72%) hybris
15 10 (0.72%) Lotus
16 9 (0.65%) ServiceNow
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: £250 per day 12 month contract
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + potential extension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £42,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hays Resource Management - Astrazeneca
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Wiltshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rate £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Networkers
Rate: £45.87 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates + expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 7 days ago
London, Fore Street, EC2Y 5EJ
Prolifics UK
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 7 days ago
Woking
Gibbs S3
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago