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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 145 135 174
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +39
Contract jobs citing Validation 756 756 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.54% 1.58% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.10% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 380 268
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 75 50
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +4.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £30.60 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.63 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
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 £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +2 305 £450 +5.88% 66
South East 0 162 £350 -6.66% 38
North West +7 75 £400 - 14
East of England -2 48 £360 +15.20% 20
Yorkshire -11 39 £375 -5.30% 11
West Midlands -35 36 £420 +41.17% 20
North East +13 30 £451 +87.80% 2
South West -19 28 £275 -41.48% 11
East Midlands -1 26 £230 -28.12% 14
Midlands -2 1 - - 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 381 (25.38%) SQL
2 373 (24.85%) Finance
3 231 (15.39%) Migration
4 193 (12.86%) Microsoft
5 190 (12.66%) Data Validation
6 178 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
7 175 (11.66%) Windows
8 165 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
9 158 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 148 (9.86%) Project Management
11 146 (9.73%) Degree
12 145 (9.66%) Banking
13 140 (9.33%) Data Migration
14 139 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 134 (8.93%) Telecoms
16 133 (8.86%) MS Excel
17 132 (8.79%) ETL
18 129 (8.59%) Java
18 129 (8.59%) SC Cleared
18 129 (8.59%) QA
19 128 (8.53%) ITIL
20 125 (8.33%) Test Scripting
20 125 (8.33%) Data Analysis
21 124 (8.26%) SAP
22 123 (8.19%) SQL Server
23 121 (8.06%) Business Analysis
24 116 (7.73%) Oracle
25 113 (7.53%) Data Modelling
26 109 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
27 105 (7.00%) UNIX

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 60 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.73%) WebSphere
3 40 (2.66%) SAS
4 28 (1.87%) IIS
5 21 (1.40%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.07%) WebLogic
7 16 (1.07%) JBoss
7 16 (1.07%) Apache
8 12 (0.80%) Lync
9 11 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.67%) CMS
10 10 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.60%) Confluence
11 9 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.60%) GlassFish
11 9 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (0.53%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 133 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 71 (4.73%) MS Office
3 50 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 15 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.93%) MS Project
7 7 (0.47%) SPSS
8 6 (0.40%) Simulink
9 4 (0.27%) Maya
10 1 (0.067%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.067%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.067%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.067%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 27 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (0.60%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.47%) SAP WM
5 6 (0.40%) SAP PP
5 6 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.33%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.27%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.20%) SAP BCA
9 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Primavera
9 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.07%) SaaS
1 16 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.67%) PaaS
3 5 (0.33%) Office 365
3 5 (0.33%) GitHub
3 5 (0.33%) IaaS
4 4 (0.27%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.067%) Force.com
5 1 (0.067%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.067%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.067%) Taleo
5 1 (0.067%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.00%) Firewall
2 43 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 35 (2.33%) LAN
4 33 (2.20%) Wireless
5 30 (2.00%) VPN
6 29 (1.93%) WAN
7 27 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
7 27 (1.80%) Internet
8 24 (1.60%) 3G
8 24 (1.60%) Network Security
9 23 (1.53%) MPLS
9 23 (1.53%) OSPF
9 23 (1.53%) SSL
9 23 (1.53%) Ethernet
10 22 (1.47%) LTE
11 21 (1.40%) WLAN
12 18 (1.20%) Unified Communications
12 18 (1.20%) 4G
13 15 (1.00%) DNS
13 15 (1.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 101 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 58 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (2.00%) Oracle Database
8 22 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (1.40%) QlikView
9 21 (1.40%) Data Mining
10 19 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (1.27%) Big Data
11 18 (1.20%) MySQL
12 16 (1.07%) SAP BW
12 16 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (1.00%) Base SAS
14 12 (0.80%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
15 11 (0.73%) SAS Enterprise Guide
16 10 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 36 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 33 (2.20%) Selenium
3 31 (2.07%) Eclipse
4 30 (2.00%) JIRA
5 20 (1.33%) Ant
5 20 (1.33%) Subversion
6 18 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
6 18 (1.20%) SoapUI
6 18 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (1.00%) Jenkins
7 15 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
7 15 (1.00%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.93%) Maven
9 13 (0.87%) Cucumber
10 12 (0.80%) WebDriver
11 11 (0.73%) JUnit
12 10 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
13 9 (0.60%) JMeter
14 7 (0.47%) LabVIEW
15 6 (0.40%) ERwin
General
1 373 (24.85%) Finance
2 145 (9.66%) Banking
3 134 (8.93%) Telecoms
4 82 (5.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 53 (3.53%) Marketing
6 49 (3.26%) Manufacturing
7 41 (2.73%) Retail
8 36 (2.40%) Legal
9 35 (2.33%) Investment Banking
10 33 (2.20%) Electronics
11 27 (1.80%) Automotive
12 20 (1.33%) Front Office
13 17 (1.13%) Back Office
14 14 (0.93%) Advertising
14 14 (0.93%) Publishing
15 13 (0.87%) Billing
15 13 (0.87%) Games
16 11 (0.73%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.67%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.53%) French Language
Job Titles
1 501 (33.38%) Analyst
2 199 (13.26%) Business Analyst
3 176 (11.73%) Developer
4 132 (8.79%) Data Analyst
5 104 (6.93%) Architect
6 96 (6.40%) Consultant
7 78 (5.20%) Test Analyst
8 65 (4.33%) Project Manager
9 64 (4.26%) Test Engineer
10 41 (2.73%) Tester
10 41 (2.73%) Software Engineer
11 34 (2.27%) Test Leader
12 30 (2.00%) Test Manager
12 30 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
12 30 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
13 29 (1.93%) Systems Engineer
14 28 (1.87%) SQL Developer
15 26 (1.73%) Java Developer
16 23 (1.53%) Data Manager
17 22 (1.47%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (5.60%) HTML
2 81 (5.40%) XML
3 58 (3.86%) CSS
4 57 (3.80%) .NET
5 52 (3.46%) Web Services
6 41 (2.73%) J2EE
7 39 (2.60%) SOAP
8 37 (2.47%) HTML5
9 32 (2.13%) Ajax
10 29 (1.93%) REST
10 29 (1.93%) jQuery
11 26 (1.73%) Spring
12 20 (1.33%) ASP.NET
12 20 (1.33%) JSP
12 20 (1.33%) JSON
13 18 (1.20%) AngularJS
13 18 (1.20%) EclipseLink
13 18 (1.20%) XHTML
14 16 (1.07%) JAX-RS
15 14 (0.93%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 165 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 37 (2.47%) NHS
4 37 (2.47%) Visualisation
5 36 (2.40%) User Experience
6 35 (2.33%) Data Integration
7 30 (2.00%) Fixed Income
8 23 (1.53%) Mathematics
8 23 (1.53%) Replication
9 20 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 17 (1.13%) Statistics
11 17 (1.13%) Market Risk
12 16 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (1.07%) PMI
12 16 (1.07%) Data Extraction
13 15 (1.00%) SWIFT
13 15 (1.00%) Informatics
14 13 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 175 (11.66%) Windows
2 105 (7.00%) UNIX
3 88 (5.86%) Linux
4 45 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (2.47%) Windows 7
6 29 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (1.67%) Solaris
8 14 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.87%) Android
9 13 (0.87%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.53%) AIX
10 8 (0.53%) CentOS
11 6 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.33%) VME
13 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.20%) HPUX
14 3 (0.20%) VMS
15 2 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (15.39%) Migration
2 190 (12.66%) Data Validation
3 178 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (9.86%) Project Management
5 140 (9.33%) Data Migration
6 139 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 132 (8.79%) ETL
8 128 (8.53%) ITIL
9 125 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 125 (8.33%) Data Analysis
10 121 (8.06%) Business Analysis
11 113 (7.53%) Data Modelling
12 109 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
13 97 (6.46%) User Acceptance Testing
14 82 (5.46%) Change Management
15 77 (5.13%) Data Management
16 71 (4.73%) Software Testing
17 68 (4.53%) Software Engineering
18 64 (4.26%) Scrum
19 63 (4.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 381 (25.38%) SQL
2 129 (8.59%) Java
3 79 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 59 (3.93%) C#
5 47 (3.13%) C
6 44 (2.93%) Python
7 43 (2.86%) C++
7 43 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 34 (2.27%) VBA
9 32 (2.13%) PL/SQL
10 22 (1.47%) PowerShell
11 21 (1.40%) Perl
12 20 (1.33%) Ruby
13 17 (1.13%) PHP
14 15 (1.00%) MATLAB
15 12 (0.80%) Shell Script
16 11 (0.73%) R
17 10 (0.67%) VBScript
18 9 (0.60%) Embedded C
19 7 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 158 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 146 (9.73%) Degree
3 129 (8.59%) SC Cleared
4 85 (5.66%) ISEB
5 47 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (2.73%) CCNP
7 30 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (1.93%) ISTQB
8 29 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (1.67%) PMI Certification
10 24 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 19 (1.27%) HND
12 16 (1.07%) JNCIS
13 15 (1.00%) CISSP
14 14 (0.93%) MCSE
15 12 (0.80%) CCIE
15 12 (0.80%) CCNA
16 11 (0.73%) MCITP
16 11 (0.73%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (8.59%) QA
2 41 (2.73%) GMP
3 37 (2.47%) Data Quality
4 32 (2.13%) GxP
5 28 (1.87%) SLA
5 28 (1.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 25 (1.67%) GAMP
7 12 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.60%) FINREP
8 9 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (0.53%) JSP 440
9 8 (0.53%) Solvency II
10 7 (0.47%) GCP
11 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.33%) COBIT
13 4 (0.27%) Basel II
13 4 (0.27%) COREP
14 3 (0.20%) DO-178B
14 3 (0.20%) WCAG
14 3 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 61 (4.06%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.33%) XenApp
4 15 (1.00%) vSphere
5 14 (0.93%) vCloud
6 10 (0.67%) RACF
7 9 (0.60%) Firmware
8 4 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.27%) Squid
8 4 (0.27%) Varnish
9 3 (0.20%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.067%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 54 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.80%) Puppet
3 10 (0.67%) SCCM
3 10 (0.67%) ZABBIX
3 10 (0.67%) TrustSec
4 8 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.33%) Ansible
5 5 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.27%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.27%) logstash
6 4 (0.27%) Salt
6 4 (0.27%) Kibana
6 4 (0.27%) Rundeck
7 3 (0.20%) Iperf
7 3 (0.20%) WMI
7 3 (0.20%) SCOM
8 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.13%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 193 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 124 (8.26%) SAP
3 116 (7.73%) Oracle
4 66 (4.40%) Cisco
5 53 (3.53%) VMware
6 51 (3.40%) HP
6 51 (3.40%) IBM
7 34 (2.27%) Citrix
8 33 (2.20%) CheckPoint
9 30 (2.00%) Business Objects
10 29 (1.93%) Juniper
11 27 (1.80%) F5
12 23 (1.53%) Red Hat
13 19 (1.27%) Informatica
14 16 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (1.07%) Tableau
15 15 (1.00%) Talend
15 15 (1.00%) Teradata
16 13 (0.87%) Remedy
17 12 (0.80%) AppSense
East London
Aston Carter
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 160 per day plus Expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 42 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Aerotek
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: Not specified
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago