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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 169 156 145
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 738 750 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.50% 1.52% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.92% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 406 364
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £550 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 79
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.20 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £47.63 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
40423 39105 37846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.09% 79.40% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27171 25311 24283
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £576 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 899 1103 1146
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +21 325 £461 +2.50% 36
South East -46 123 £350 - 34
South West +33 69 £450 +36.36% 9
North West -27 63 £400 +20.84% 15
North East -30 43 £295 -45.11% 1
East of England -7 35 £400 +11.11% 18
West Midlands -31 27 £350 -16.66% 5
Yorkshire -19 21 £423 +12.66% 6
East Midlands -7 18 £425 +80.85% 5
Midlands +5 8 £338 - 1
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 354 (24.70%) Finance
2 286 (19.96%) SQL
3 196 (13.68%) Security Cleared
4 186 (12.98%) Migration
5 183 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
7 170 (11.86%) Microsoft
8 166 (11.58%) Project Management
9 159 (11.10%) Banking
10 152 (10.61%) MS Excel
11 146 (10.19%) Data Validation
12 144 (10.05%) Oracle
13 143 (9.98%) Degree
14 128 (8.93%) SC Cleared
15 124 (8.65%) Windows
16 123 (8.58%) SQL Server
17 121 (8.44%) QA
18 115 (8.03%) Linux
19 113 (7.89%) Data Analysis
20 109 (7.61%) Management Information System
21 106 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
22 104 (7.26%) Service Management
23 103 (7.19%) Java
23 103 (7.19%) Data Quality
24 101 (7.05%) Test Scripting
25 99 (6.91%) Unix
26 95 (6.63%) Data Migration
27 90 (6.28%) Business Analysis
27 90 (6.28%) MS Office
28 88 (6.14%) Data Modelling

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 60 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.07%) SAS
3 20 (1.40%) Tomcat
3 20 (1.40%) WebSphere
4 19 (1.33%) JBoss
5 18 (1.26%) Confluence
6 17 (1.19%) Apache
7 13 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.77%) IIS
9 10 (0.70%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.63%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.49%) CMS
12 5 (0.35%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.35%) Node.js
12 5 (0.35%) PowerExchange
12 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.28%) Apache TomEE
13 4 (0.28%) Jetty
13 4 (0.28%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 152 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 90 (6.28%) MS Office
3 45 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 39 (2.72%) MS Project
6 24 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.77%) Simulink
8 6 (0.42%) SPSS
9 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.21%) LaTeX
11 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.070%) GIMP
12 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.070%) OrCAD
12 1 (0.070%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 21 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.49%) SAP ERP
2 7 (0.49%) SAP IS-U
3 6 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.35%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.35%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.21%) ENOVIA
6 3 (0.21%) Lorenzo
6 3 (0.21%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.14%) BPCS
7 2 (0.14%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.14%) Primavera
8 1 (0.070%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.56%) Amazon S3
3 8 (0.56%) PaaS
3 8 (0.56%) SaaS
4 7 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 7 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
4 7 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (0.49%) CloudFront
4 7 (0.49%) Force.com
4 7 (0.49%) Route 53
5 6 (0.42%) GitHub
6 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.35%) IaaS
6 5 (0.35%) Office 365
7 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.79%) Firewall
2 38 (2.65%) TCP/IP
3 36 (2.51%) DNS
4 30 (2.09%) WAN
5 26 (1.81%) HTTP
5 26 (1.81%) LAN
6 25 (1.74%) LDAP
7 17 (1.19%) SAN
8 16 (1.12%) Internet
9 14 (0.98%) SSH
10 11 (0.77%) 3G
10 11 (0.77%) SNMP
11 10 (0.70%) Diameter Protocol
11 10 (0.70%) FTP
11 10 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (0.70%) MPLS
11 10 (0.70%) VoIP
12 9 (0.63%) 4G
12 9 (0.63%) BGP
12 9 (0.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 70 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 38 (2.65%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.95%) Data Mining
6 27 (1.88%) MS Access
6 27 (1.88%) MySQL
7 26 (1.81%) DB2
8 24 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (1.19%) Big Data
11 16 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.91%) Base SAS
14 13 (0.91%) GIS
15 12 (0.84%) Data Mart
16 11 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
17 10 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (3.00%) JIRA
2 36 (2.51%) Rational DOORS
3 31 (2.16%) Selenium
4 27 (1.88%) Git (software)
5 26 (1.81%) Subversion
6 25 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 22 (1.54%) Eclipse
8 20 (1.40%) Cucumber
9 18 (1.26%) JUnit
10 15 (1.05%) Maven
11 13 (0.91%) HP UFT
11 13 (0.91%) JMeter
12 10 (0.70%) LoadRunner
12 10 (0.70%) SoapUI
12 10 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.63%) ERwin
13 9 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.56%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
14 8 (0.56%) Toad
General
1 354 (24.70%) Finance
2 159 (11.10%) Banking
3 77 (5.37%) Front Office
4 59 (4.12%) Back Office
4 59 (4.12%) Retail
5 54 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 44 (3.07%) Manufacturing
7 35 (2.44%) Marketing
7 35 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 24 (1.67%) Aerospace
9 23 (1.61%) Legal
10 17 (1.19%) Investment Banking
11 15 (1.05%) Billing
11 15 (1.05%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.91%) French Language
12 13 (0.91%) Military
13 12 (0.84%) Electronics
14 10 (0.70%) Advertising
14 10 (0.70%) Automotive
14 10 (0.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 396 (27.63%) Analyst
2 150 (10.47%) Developer
3 140 (9.77%) Business Analyst
4 119 (8.30%) Consultant
5 98 (6.84%) Data Analyst
6 73 (5.09%) Architect
7 64 (4.47%) Project Manager
8 56 (3.91%) Test Analyst
9 47 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
10 38 (2.65%) Test Engineer
10 38 (2.65%) Test Manager
10 38 (2.65%) Tester
11 33 (2.30%) SQL Analyst
12 31 (2.16%) Support Engineer
13 30 (2.09%) SQL Developer
14 26 (1.81%) Administrator
14 26 (1.81%) Java Developer
15 25 (1.74%) Security Consultant
15 25 (1.74%) Senior Analyst
16 24 (1.67%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (6.07%) XML
2 81 (5.65%) Web Services
3 56 (3.91%) SOAP
4 42 (2.93%) HTML
5 40 (2.79%) CSS
6 36 (2.51%) .NET
7 30 (2.09%) REST
8 27 (1.88%) Middleware
9 24 (1.67%) Ajax
10 23 (1.61%) jQuery
11 21 (1.47%) Spring
12 19 (1.33%) J2EE
13 18 (1.26%) XSD
14 15 (1.05%) JSON
15 14 (0.98%) CSS3
15 14 (0.98%) Visualforce
16 13 (0.91%) AngularJS
16 13 (0.91%) XSLT
17 12 (0.84%) HTML5
17 12 (0.84%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 180 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 51 (3.56%) Statistics
4 49 (3.42%) Mainframe
5 45 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 43 (3.00%) Credit Risk
7 38 (2.65%) Mathematics
8 33 (2.30%) User Experience
9 32 (2.23%) Data Centre
10 31 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (1.95%) Market Risk
12 27 (1.88%) Algorithms
12 27 (1.88%) Derivative
13 25 (1.74%) Mobile App
14 24 (1.67%) Visualisation
15 21 (1.47%) Data Structures
15 21 (1.47%) Fixed Income
16 20 (1.40%) Data Extraction
17 19 (1.33%) NHS
18 18 (1.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 124 (8.65%) Windows
2 115 (8.03%) Linux
3 99 (6.91%) Unix
4 26 (1.81%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.40%) zOS
6 17 (1.19%) Android
6 17 (1.19%) Solaris
7 16 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.91%) Windows XP
9 12 (0.84%) Windows 7
10 11 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.56%) AIX
13 7 (0.49%) VxWorks
13 7 (0.49%) Windows 10
14 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.35%) MVS
16 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (12.98%) Migration
2 183 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (11.58%) Project Management
4 146 (10.19%) Data Validation
5 113 (7.89%) Data Analysis
6 106 (7.40%) User Acceptance Testing
7 104 (7.26%) Service Management
8 101 (7.05%) Test Scripting
9 95 (6.63%) Data Migration
10 90 (6.28%) Business Analysis
11 88 (6.14%) Data Modelling
12 87 (6.07%) SDLC
13 83 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
13 83 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 82 (5.72%) ETL
14 82 (5.72%) ITIL
15 76 (5.30%) Change Management
16 68 (4.75%) Functional Testing
17 67 (4.68%) Unit Testing
18 62 (4.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 286 (19.96%) SQL
2 103 (7.19%) Java
3 78 (5.44%) C++
4 65 (4.54%) C
5 60 (4.19%) C#
6 59 (4.12%) Python
7 46 (3.21%) JavaScript
8 39 (2.72%) Perl
9 35 (2.44%) VBA
10 26 (1.81%) Shell Script
11 25 (1.74%) MATLAB
12 24 (1.67%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.61%) R
14 19 (1.33%) Korn
14 19 (1.33%) PHP
15 17 (1.19%) PowerShell
15 17 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 17 (1.19%) VB
16 14 (0.98%) Apex Code
17 12 (0.84%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 196 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 143 (9.98%) Degree
3 128 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.37%) ISEB
6 33 (2.30%) ISTQB
7 23 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (1.61%) PhD
8 15 (1.05%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.05%) PMP
9 13 (0.91%) CCNA
10 11 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.70%) MCP
12 9 (0.63%) CCNP
12 9 (0.63%) MCTS
13 8 (0.56%) CISSP
14 7 (0.49%) CCIE
14 7 (0.49%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (8.44%) QA
2 103 (7.19%) Data Quality
3 26 (1.81%) SLA
4 17 (1.19%) GMP
5 15 (1.05%) GxP
6 11 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.35%) Basel II
8 5 (0.35%) DO-178B
8 5 (0.35%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.28%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.21%) DO-160
10 3 (0.21%) DO-254
10 3 (0.21%) ECSS
10 3 (0.21%) GAMP
10 3 (0.21%) IEC 61508
10 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.65%) ACF2
3 20 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.19%) RACF
5 11 (0.77%) Firmware
6 8 (0.56%) NFS
7 4 (0.28%) Cygwin
7 4 (0.28%) Samba
8 2 (0.14%) Docker
8 2 (0.14%) SRDF
8 2 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.070%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.070%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.070%) HDFS
9 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.070%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.070%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 51 (3.56%) zSecure
2 45 (3.14%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.91%) Puppet
5 7 (0.49%) SCCM
6 5 (0.35%) Ansible
6 5 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.21%) DameWare
7 3 (0.21%) Nessus
7 3 (0.21%) Nmap
7 3 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.14%) HP Fortify
8 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.14%) Mesos
8 2 (0.14%) SCOM
8 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.14%) vRealize
8 2 (0.14%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.070%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 170 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 144 (10.05%) Oracle
3 82 (5.72%) HP
4 76 (5.30%) SAP
5 30 (2.09%) Cisco
6 29 (2.02%) IBM
6 29 (2.02%) VMware
7 27 (1.88%) Informatica
8 22 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.33%) CA
10 19 (1.33%) Tableau
11 14 (0.98%) JD Edwards
11 14 (0.98%) Murex
11 14 (0.98%) ServiceNow
12 13 (0.91%) Bloomberg
13 12 (0.84%) Citrix
13 12 (0.84%) Huawei
13 12 (0.84%) Remedy
14 11 (0.77%) EMC
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £341.00 - £342.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £360.80 - £432.96 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £130.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Team Jobs
Rate: From £35 to £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £9.98 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £50.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £342.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
TDA Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £10.44 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
EYC Symphony
Rate: From £350 to £500 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton
aap3
Rate: £50.78 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Leicestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 24 days ago
Essex
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum + PERKS
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton
aap3
Rate: £50.7800 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Optimus Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago