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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 146 161 148
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 749 575 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.43% 1.31% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.79% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 290 423
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £367
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 37
Average hourly rate £38.50 £30.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £12.00 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.15 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+27.16% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38680 32060 38909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.86% 73.00% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24376 19605 22634
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1017 1335
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £13.55 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Validation
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +10 323 £425 -5.55% 61
South East +9 163 £381 +17.30% 36
South West +22 56 £470 +84.31% 30
East of England -25 46 £395 +1.93% 20
North West +3 43 £410 +56.19% 19
West Midlands -5 43 £295 -21.33% 10
Yorkshire -4 32 £411 +9.46% 12
East Midlands -7 22 £320 +8.47% 14
North East -25 8 £225 -25.12% 2
Midlands +1 4 £200 -50.00% 2
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 252 (18.72%) Finance
2 236 (17.53%) SQL
3 234 (17.38%) Migration
4 172 (12.78%) Oracle
5 164 (12.18%) Security Cleared
6 160 (11.89%) Project Management
7 150 (11.14%) SAP
8 144 (10.70%) Data Validation
9 139 (10.33%) Banking
10 136 (10.10%) XML
11 133 (9.88%) MS Excel
12 132 (9.81%) Data Migration
13 128 (9.51%) Microsoft
14 119 (8.84%) QA
15 116 (8.62%) HTML
16 109 (8.10%) Degree
17 106 (7.88%) Windows
18 105 (7.80%) SQL Server
18 105 (7.80%) SC Cleared
19 102 (7.58%) UNIX
20 97 (7.21%) Java
21 95 (7.06%) CSS
22 94 (6.98%) Linux
23 89 (6.61%) .NET
23 89 (6.61%) Data Modelling
24 88 (6.54%) Data Analysis
25 85 (6.32%) Business Analysis
25 85 (6.32%) JavaScript
26 84 (6.24%) UML
27 81 (6.02%) Configuration Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.15%) WebLogic
3 25 (1.86%) SAS
4 21 (1.56%) IIS
4 21 (1.56%) Confluence
5 19 (1.41%) CMS
6 17 (1.26%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.19%) Apache
8 12 (0.89%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.30%) nginx
10 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.22%) Drupal
11 3 (0.22%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.22%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.15%) Node.js
12 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 133 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 80 (5.94%) MS Office
3 43 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 29 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
6 23 (1.71%) MS Project
7 16 (1.19%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.59%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.52%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.15%) Simulink
12 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.074%) Stata
12 1 (0.074%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (2.30%) SAP FI
2 28 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (2.01%) SAP SD
4 22 (1.63%) SAP CO
5 21 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 21 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 19 (1.41%) SAP MM
7 18 (1.34%) Oracle Applications
8 16 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (1.11%) Oracle General Ledger
10 14 (1.04%) Oracle Payables
10 14 (1.04%) Oracle Receivables
10 14 (1.04%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.82%) SAP ERP
12 9 (0.67%) ENOVIA
12 9 (0.67%) SAP CRM
13 8 (0.59%) SAP WM
14 5 (0.37%) SAP PM
14 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
15 4 (0.30%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.45%) Force.com
2 5 (0.37%) SaaS
2 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.15%) Office 365
5 1 (0.074%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.05%) SSL
2 28 (2.08%) LTE
3 27 (2.01%) Internet
4 26 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.78%) 3G
6 23 (1.71%) Wireshark
7 22 (1.63%) LDAP
8 20 (1.49%) X.509
9 19 (1.41%) Radio Access Network
10 18 (1.34%) HTTPS
11 17 (1.26%) HTTP
11 17 (1.26%) LAN
12 15 (1.11%) WAN
13 13 (0.97%) GSM
14 12 (0.89%) VoIP
14 12 (0.89%) Firewall
15 11 (0.82%) DHCP
15 11 (0.82%) 4G
16 10 (0.74%) Intranet
17 9 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 57 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 48 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (2.67%) Oracle Database
6 32 (2.38%) RDBMS
7 31 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (2.15%) MySQL
9 27 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (1.71%) MS Access
11 18 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.26%) Oracle ODI
13 15 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
14 14 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.97%) BusinessObjects XI
16 11 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (0.59%) MongoDB
17 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
18 7 (0.52%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 46 (3.42%) Subversion
2 36 (2.67%) JIRA
2 36 (2.67%) JUnit
3 33 (2.45%) Rational DOORS
4 31 (2.30%) LSMW
5 28 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 25 (1.86%) Ant
7 21 (1.56%) Jenkins
8 19 (1.41%) Axure RP
9 18 (1.34%) Eclipse
10 17 (1.26%) Microsoft Blend
11 16 (1.19%) Rational Rhapsody
12 14 (1.04%) Git (software)
12 14 (1.04%) Toad
12 14 (1.04%) Maven
13 11 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
13 11 (0.82%) Gradle
14 10 (0.74%) Mockito
15 9 (0.67%) Selenium
15 9 (0.67%) SoapUI
General
1 252 (18.72%) Finance
2 139 (10.33%) Banking
3 66 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.16%) Investment Banking
5 51 (3.79%) Manufacturing
6 42 (3.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 40 (2.97%) Publishing
8 34 (2.53%) Retail
9 33 (2.45%) Legal
9 33 (2.45%) Marketing
10 25 (1.86%) Front Office
11 24 (1.78%) Electronics
11 24 (1.78%) Military
12 23 (1.71%) Billing
13 19 (1.41%) Financial Institution
14 17 (1.26%) Aerospace
15 15 (1.11%) Automotive
16 14 (1.04%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.97%) Back Office
18 9 (0.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 424 (31.50%) Analyst
2 171 (12.70%) Developer
2 171 (12.70%) Business Analyst
3 115 (8.54%) Consultant
4 82 (6.09%) Architect
5 81 (6.02%) Data Analyst
6 63 (4.68%) Project Manager
7 56 (4.16%) Designer
8 47 (3.49%) Test Analyst
9 42 (3.12%) Senior Analyst
10 40 (2.97%) Software Engineer
11 33 (2.45%) Systems Analyst
12 31 (2.30%) SAP Consultant
13 30 (2.23%) SAP Analyst
14 26 (1.93%) Senior Developer
14 26 (1.93%) Test Manager
14 26 (1.93%) User Experience Designer
15 25 (1.86%) Tester
15 25 (1.86%) Administrator
15 25 (1.86%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (10.10%) XML
2 116 (8.62%) HTML
3 95 (7.06%) CSS
4 89 (6.61%) .NET
5 65 (4.83%) jQuery
6 51 (3.79%) Ajax
7 50 (3.71%) ASP.NET
8 40 (2.97%) Web Services
9 38 (2.82%) Spring
10 35 (2.60%) XHTML
11 34 (2.53%) JSP
12 30 (2.23%) SOAP
12 30 (2.23%) XSLT
13 25 (1.86%) XSD
14 24 (1.78%) Spring MVC
15 23 (1.71%) HTML5
16 18 (1.34%) SAML
16 18 (1.34%) Middleware
17 17 (1.26%) .NET Framework
17 17 (1.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (3.86%) Management Information System
2 32 (2.38%) NHS
3 31 (2.30%) Data Conversion
4 27 (2.01%) Mathematics
5 24 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (1.49%) FMCG
8 19 (1.41%) Market Risk
8 19 (1.41%) W3C
9 18 (1.34%) Derivative
10 16 (1.19%) Visualisation
11 13 (0.97%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.89%) SWIFT
13 11 (0.82%) Credit Risk
13 11 (0.82%) Replication
13 11 (0.82%) PMI
14 10 (0.74%) Statistics
15 9 (0.67%) Data Extraction
15 9 (0.67%) iPad
16 8 (0.59%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 106 (7.88%) Windows
2 102 (7.58%) UNIX
3 94 (6.98%) Linux
4 34 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (2.30%) Windows XP
7 19 (1.41%) Windows 2000
8 17 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.11%) Solaris
10 14 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.52%) AIX
12 6 (0.45%) HPUX
13 5 (0.37%) Android
13 5 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.15%) VxWorks
17 1 (0.074%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (17.38%) Migration
2 160 (11.89%) Project Management
3 144 (10.70%) Data Validation
4 132 (9.81%) Data Migration
5 89 (6.61%) Data Modelling
6 88 (6.54%) Data Analysis
7 85 (6.32%) Business Analysis
8 84 (6.24%) UML
9 81 (6.02%) Configuration Management
10 78 (5.79%) Data Cleansing
10 78 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 78 (5.79%) Test Scripting
11 74 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
11 74 (5.50%) Scrum
12 73 (5.42%) ITIL
13 68 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 68 (5.05%) Software Engineering
14 64 (4.75%) Agile Software Development
15 62 (4.61%) Change Management
15 62 (4.61%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 236 (17.53%) SQL
2 97 (7.21%) Java
3 85 (6.32%) JavaScript
4 52 (3.86%) C#
4 52 (3.86%) C++
5 51 (3.79%) T-SQL
6 40 (2.97%) PL/SQL
7 34 (2.53%) C
8 32 (2.38%) Python
9 30 (2.23%) VBA
10 21 (1.56%) MATLAB
11 20 (1.49%) Perl
12 17 (1.26%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.26%) ABAP
13 14 (1.04%) XQuery
14 12 (0.89%) PHP
14 12 (0.89%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.82%) VB
16 9 (0.67%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 164 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 109 (8.10%) Degree
3 105 (7.80%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.53%) ISEB
6 31 (2.30%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.34%) PMI Certification
8 16 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.19%) PMP
9 12 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.67%) PhD
12 8 (0.59%) HNC
12 8 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
14 5 (0.37%) MBA
14 5 (0.37%) IIBA
15 4 (0.30%) MCSD
15 4 (0.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (8.84%) QA
2 39 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.93%) GxP
4 20 (1.49%) SLA
5 16 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 11 (0.82%) GMP
7 9 (0.67%) Basel III
7 9 (0.67%) CRD IV
7 9 (0.67%) COREP
7 9 (0.67%) FINREP
8 6 (0.45%) GAMP
8 6 (0.45%) TickIT
9 5 (0.37%) WCAG
9 5 (0.37%) DO-178B
10 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.22%) COBIT
10 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.22%) GCP
10 3 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 43 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.34%) Nmap
4 6 (0.45%) XenApp
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.15%) KVM
6 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.15%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) PowerHA
6 2 (0.15%) vCloud
6 2 (0.15%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.074%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.26%) Nessus
3 9 (0.67%) SCCM
4 7 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (0.52%) Puppet
5 6 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.30%) HAProxy
6 4 (0.30%) Capistrano
7 3 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.15%) ZENworks
8 2 (0.15%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.15%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.074%) WSUS
9 1 (0.074%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.074%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.074%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.074%) Netcool
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 172 (12.78%) Oracle
2 150 (11.14%) SAP
3 128 (9.51%) Microsoft
4 44 (3.27%) HP
5 42 (3.12%) IBM
6 36 (2.67%) VMware
7 30 (2.23%) Business Objects
8 29 (2.15%) Cisco
9 26 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (1.71%) Citrix
11 22 (1.63%) Informatica
12 18 (1.34%) hybris
13 17 (1.26%) Cognos
14 15 (1.11%) EMC
15 14 (1.04%) CA
16 12 (0.89%) Sybase
17 11 (0.82%) Teradata
17 11 (0.82%) Adobe
17 11 (0.82%) Hyperion
18 10 (0.74%) Tableau
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £560.00 - £685.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £23.15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £34 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Profile 29 Limited
Rate: Up to £350 per day for 6 months
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
The Pirbright Institute
Rate: From £36,033 to £37,534 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis IT
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £38 - £42.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago