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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 132 150 176
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +26
Contract jobs citing Validation 743 608 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.61% 1.37% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.83% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 327 247
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £540 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £316
% change year-on-year
- +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 37 42
Average hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.97 £16.70 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.57 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -3.33%
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
34808 33292 29402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.37% 74.79% 72.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 22734 20665 17754
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1066 1240
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -13.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +45 353 £445 +7.22% 77
South East -6 168 £350 -13.84% 48
North West +9 58 £310 -8.14% 12
South West -1 43 £348 +8.59% 18
East of England +8 30 £343 +5.38% 10
Yorkshire +5 30 £400 +77.77% 9
West Midlands -19 26 £355 +9.23% 9
East Midlands +18 22 £300 -14.28% 3
Midlands -5 1 £220 -63.33% 1
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 345 (22.49%) SQL
2 321 (20.93%) Finance
3 214 (13.95%) Migration
4 209 (13.62%) Microsoft
5 208 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
6 207 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
7 205 (13.36%) Windows
8 190 (12.39%) Data Validation
9 179 (11.67%) Security Cleared
10 161 (10.50%) Project Management
11 156 (10.17%) MS Excel
12 155 (10.10%) Telecoms
13 154 (10.04%) Degree
14 152 (9.91%) Oracle
15 142 (9.26%) SC Cleared
16 141 (9.19%) Java
17 137 (8.93%) Linux
18 135 (8.80%) UNIX
19 128 (8.34%) Data Migration
19 128 (8.34%) Banking
20 126 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
21 121 (7.89%) SAP
22 115 (7.50%) ITIL
23 114 (7.43%) Test Scripting
24 111 (7.24%) Management Information System
25 110 (7.17%) QA
26 103 (6.71%) HTML
27 102 (6.65%) SQL Server
28 100 (6.52%) XML
28 100 (6.52%) Data Modelling

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 43 (2.80%) SharePoint
2 29 (1.89%) SAS
2 29 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 22 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 21 (1.37%) Apache
5 20 (1.30%) IIS
6 16 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.04%) Confluence
7 14 (0.91%) CMS
8 9 (0.59%) OpenStack
9 8 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.52%) Mule
9 8 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.46%) Lync
10 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (0.33%) Node.js
13 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 156 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 94 (6.13%) MS Office
3 60 (3.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (2.93%) MS Project
5 44 (2.87%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.78%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.39%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.26%) SPSS
10 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.13%) Simulink
10 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.065%) FastStats
11 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.065%) Stata
Business Applications
1 25 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.78%) SAP MM
5 10 (0.65%) ENOVIA
6 8 (0.52%) SAP WM
6 8 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.39%) SAP MDM
8 6 (0.39%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.39%) Sentinel
8 6 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.33%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.33%) SAP PP
10 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.91%) SaaS
2 11 (0.72%) IaaS
3 7 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.33%) GitHub
5 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.065%) Heroku
6 1 (0.065%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 74 (4.82%) Firewall
2 58 (3.78%) TCP/IP
3 50 (3.26%) LTE
4 49 (3.19%) Network Security
5 44 (2.87%) 3G
6 38 (2.48%) Internet
7 36 (2.35%) LAN
8 35 (2.28%) SSL
9 34 (2.22%) DNS
10 32 (2.09%) WAN
11 28 (1.83%) Radio Access Network
12 27 (1.76%) 4G
12 27 (1.76%) MPLS
13 26 (1.69%) VPN
14 25 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (1.63%) IPsec
15 24 (1.56%) HTTPS
16 23 (1.50%) Wireless
17 21 (1.37%) VoLTE
17 21 (1.37%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (6.65%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 70 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (2.54%) MySQL
5 37 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
7 35 (2.28%) RDBMS
8 33 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (2.02%) Oracle Database
10 24 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 22 (1.43%) MS Access
12 20 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (1.17%) SAP BW
14 17 (1.11%) QlikView
15 16 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
16 14 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
17 13 (0.85%) Base SAS
17 13 (0.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 10 (0.65%) SAP BI
18 10 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 36 (2.35%) Subversion
2 33 (2.15%) Eclipse
2 33 (2.15%) Selenium
3 32 (2.09%) Git (software)
4 31 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
5 30 (1.96%) JIRA
6 24 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 23 (1.50%) JUnit
8 18 (1.17%) Visual Studio
9 16 (1.04%) Ant
10 13 (0.85%) Toad
11 12 (0.78%) Jenkins
11 12 (0.78%) Cucumber
11 12 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
11 12 (0.78%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.72%) LSMW
12 11 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.65%) MSI
13 10 (0.65%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 321 (20.93%) Finance
2 155 (10.10%) Telecoms
3 128 (8.34%) Banking
4 57 (3.72%) Legal
5 56 (3.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 55 (3.59%) Retail
7 46 (3.00%) Investment Banking
8 41 (2.67%) Manufacturing
9 38 (2.48%) Marketing
10 25 (1.63%) Front Office
11 24 (1.56%) Automotive
11 24 (1.56%) Billing
12 20 (1.30%) Advertising
13 15 (0.98%) Electronics
14 13 (0.85%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.72%) Local Government
15 11 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.72%) Games
16 10 (0.65%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 449 (29.27%) Analyst
2 218 (14.21%) Developer
3 195 (12.71%) Business Analyst
4 113 (7.37%) Consultant
5 90 (5.87%) Data Analyst
6 65 (4.24%) Architect
7 61 (3.98%) Test Engineer
8 59 (3.85%) Test Analyst
9 54 (3.52%) Project Manager
10 41 (2.67%) Tester
11 38 (2.48%) Administrator
11 38 (2.48%) Designer
12 29 (1.89%) Senior Analyst
12 29 (1.89%) Software Engineer
12 29 (1.89%) Test Manager
13 26 (1.69%) SAP Consultant
14 25 (1.63%) Test Leader
15 24 (1.56%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (1.50%) Systems Engineer
16 23 (1.50%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (6.71%) HTML
2 100 (6.52%) XML
3 88 (5.74%) .NET
4 80 (5.22%) CSS
5 68 (4.43%) Web Services
6 46 (3.00%) Ajax
7 39 (2.54%) jQuery
8 38 (2.48%) JSP
9 35 (2.28%) SOAP
10 34 (2.22%) HTML5
11 31 (2.02%) J2EE
12 30 (1.96%) ASP.NET
13 26 (1.69%) XSD
13 26 (1.69%) Spring
14 24 (1.56%) REST
15 23 (1.50%) XHTML
16 15 (0.98%) Spring MVC
17 14 (0.91%) JSON
18 13 (0.85%) AngularJS
19 12 (0.78%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 208 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (7.24%) Management Information System
3 53 (3.46%) Computer Science
4 36 (2.35%) User Experience
5 33 (2.15%) NHS
6 25 (1.63%) Derivative
7 24 (1.56%) Fixed Income
7 24 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 24 (1.56%) Market Risk
8 22 (1.43%) Visualisation
9 21 (1.37%) Data Conversion
10 17 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 17 (1.11%) SecurID
10 17 (1.11%) Credit Risk
11 16 (1.04%) Statistics
12 15 (0.98%) Replication
13 14 (0.91%) Clustering
13 14 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.91%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 205 (13.36%) Windows
2 137 (8.93%) Linux
3 135 (8.80%) UNIX
4 58 (3.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (3.00%) Windows 7
6 41 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (1.76%) Windows XP
8 26 (1.69%) Solaris
9 21 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.72%) Android
11 11 (0.72%) Windows 2000
12 10 (0.65%) VMS
13 8 (0.52%) CentOS
14 7 (0.46%) AIX
15 6 (0.39%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.33%) zOS
17 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (13.95%) Migration
2 207 (13.49%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (12.39%) Data Validation
4 161 (10.50%) Project Management
5 128 (8.34%) Data Migration
6 126 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 115 (7.50%) ITIL
8 114 (7.43%) Test Scripting
9 100 (6.52%) Data Modelling
10 88 (5.74%) Unit Testing
11 87 (5.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 85 (5.54%) Scrum
13 84 (5.48%) Data Analysis
14 83 (5.41%) Business Analysis
14 83 (5.41%) ETL
15 78 (5.08%) Software Testing
16 77 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
17 74 (4.82%) Test Strategy
18 73 (4.76%) Change Management
19 72 (4.69%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 345 (22.49%) SQL
2 141 (9.19%) Java
3 88 (5.74%) JavaScript
4 54 (3.52%) PL/SQL
5 51 (3.32%) C#
6 47 (3.06%) C++
7 40 (2.61%) Python
7 40 (2.61%) C
8 31 (2.02%) Perl
9 27 (1.76%) PHP
10 26 (1.69%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.63%) VBA
12 19 (1.24%) Ruby
13 18 (1.17%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.11%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.11%) VBScript
14 17 (1.11%) VB
15 12 (0.78%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.72%) Korn
16 11 (0.72%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 179 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 154 (10.04%) Degree
3 142 (9.26%) SC Cleared
4 63 (4.11%) ISEB
5 40 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 31 (2.02%) CCNP
7 31 (2.02%) ISTQB
8 30 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 24 (1.56%) MCSE
10 22 (1.43%) HND
11 18 (1.17%) CISSP
12 16 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (0.91%) MCITP
15 12 (0.78%) CCIE
16 11 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (0.72%) MCP
17 10 (0.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (7.17%) QA
2 40 (2.61%) SLA
3 24 (1.56%) Data Quality
4 23 (1.50%) GxP
5 20 (1.30%) GAMP
6 19 (1.24%) GMP
7 15 (0.98%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.65%) Solvency II
8 10 (0.65%) DO-178B
9 9 (0.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.39%) COBIT
11 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.39%) Basel III
12 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.33%) WCAG
13 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.13%) GCP
14 2 (0.13%) Basel II
14 2 (0.13%) CDISC
System Software
1 64 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.80%) RACF
3 38 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.85%) XenApp
5 11 (0.72%) NFS
6 10 (0.65%) Nmap
6 10 (0.65%) vSphere
7 9 (0.59%) vCloud
7 9 (0.59%) Firmware
8 7 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.20%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.065%) ACF2
13 1 (0.065%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 60 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (0.98%) Puppet
3 12 (0.78%) SCCM
4 10 (0.65%) Nessus
5 9 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.39%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.33%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.20%) NSN NetAct
9 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.13%) Control-M
10 2 (0.13%) WMI
10 2 (0.13%) SCOM
11 1 (0.065%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.065%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.065%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.065%) Nagios
Vendors
1 209 (13.62%) Microsoft
2 152 (9.91%) Oracle
3 121 (7.89%) SAP
4 82 (5.35%) HP
5 64 (4.17%) VMware
6 56 (3.65%) Cisco
7 41 (2.67%) CheckPoint
8 34 (2.22%) F5
9 31 (2.02%) Citrix
10 29 (1.89%) Business Objects
10 29 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 27 (1.76%) Informatica
12 26 (1.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 24 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
14 23 (1.50%) IBM
15 19 (1.24%) Fortinet
16 18 (1.17%) Juniper
17 16 (1.04%) Cognos
17 16 (1.04%) hybris
17 16 (1.04%) Tufin
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £120 - 160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Very Competitive daily rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The People Network
Rate: £470 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 500 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Riding
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Very Competitive daily rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Aquent
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day - 12 month contract, Immediate start
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago