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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 145 144 169
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +25
Contract jobs citing Validation 775 727 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.53% 1.47% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 1.95% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 399 276
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 £265 £231 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 56 49
Average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £28.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +23.93%
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
38699 37323 31833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.60% 75.25% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24528 23655 19464
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1126 1089 990
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.40 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +6 312 £450 +5.88% 70
South East -2 174 £369 -8.89% 39
North West +15 78 £346 -15.60% 20
East of England +16 48 £380 -3.79% 18
West Midlands -22 41 £420 +29.23% 14
South West -24 34 £375 -18.47% 19
Yorkshire -28 33 £415 +4.79% 9
East Midlands -2 23 £275 -14.06% 10
North East +12 22 £380 +68.88% 6
South Coast 0 1 - -
Midlands -2 1 - - 1
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 374 (24.72%) SQL
2 368 (24.32%) Finance
3 230 (15.20%) Migration
4 201 (13.28%) Data Validation
5 188 (12.43%) Microsoft
6 181 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
7 168 (11.10%) Windows
8 156 (10.31%) Project Management
9 154 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
10 153 (10.11%) Degree
11 151 (9.98%) Security Cleared
12 146 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 145 (9.58%) Banking
14 139 (9.19%) Telecoms
15 130 (8.59%) SAP
15 130 (8.59%) MS Excel
15 130 (8.59%) Data Migration
16 126 (8.33%) Java
17 124 (8.20%) Test Scripting
18 123 (8.13%) SC Cleared
19 122 (8.06%) ITIL
20 121 (8.00%) QA
21 118 (7.80%) Data Analysis
21 118 (7.80%) ETL
22 117 (7.73%) SQL Server
23 116 (7.67%) Business Analysis
24 114 (7.53%) UNIX
25 107 (7.07%) Oracle
26 106 (7.01%) Data Modelling
27 98 (6.48%) Business Intelligence

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 46 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.64%) WebSphere
3 38 (2.51%) SAS
4 27 (1.78%) IIS
5 18 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 16 (1.06%) CMS
7 15 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.79%) JBoss
8 12 (0.79%) WebLogic
9 11 (0.73%) Apache
9 11 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.73%) Lync
10 10 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.59%) Confluence
11 9 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (0.53%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 130 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 78 (5.16%) MS Office
3 46 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (2.64%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.06%) MS Project
5 16 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.46%) SPSS
7 6 (0.40%) Simulink
8 3 (0.20%) Maya
9 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.066%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.066%) FastStats
9 1 (0.066%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.066%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.066%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.066%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.86%) SAP MM
3 10 (0.66%) SAP WM
4 9 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.46%) SAP PP
6 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 6 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.40%) Sentinel
6 6 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 5 (0.33%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.26%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.26%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.20%) SAP BCA
9 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.12%) SaaS
3 10 (0.66%) PaaS
4 7 (0.46%) IaaS
5 5 (0.33%) GitHub
6 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.066%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.066%) Force.com
8 1 (0.066%) Taleo
8 1 (0.066%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.84%) Firewall
2 40 (2.64%) TCP/IP
3 34 (2.25%) LAN
4 33 (2.18%) Wireless
5 29 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
5 29 (1.92%) Internet
6 28 (1.85%) VPN
7 26 (1.72%) WAN
7 26 (1.72%) Network Security
7 26 (1.72%) 3G
8 24 (1.59%) SSL
9 23 (1.52%) OSPF
9 23 (1.52%) LTE
10 22 (1.45%) MPLS
11 21 (1.39%) WLAN
11 21 (1.39%) Ethernet
12 19 (1.26%) 4G
13 17 (1.12%) DNS
14 16 (1.06%) Unified Communications
15 15 (0.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 87 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (4.49%) Relational Database
4 57 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (1.98%) Oracle Database
7 28 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (1.45%) QlikView
9 20 (1.32%) Data Mining
10 19 (1.26%) Base SAS
11 18 (1.19%) Big Data
12 17 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (1.12%) SAP BW
12 17 (1.12%) MySQL
13 16 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (0.99%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 13 (0.86%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (0.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 33 (2.18%) Git (software)
2 31 (2.05%) Eclipse
3 29 (1.92%) Selenium
4 28 (1.85%) Subversion
5 26 (1.72%) JIRA
6 21 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
7 20 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.26%) Ant
9 17 (1.12%) SoapUI
10 14 (0.93%) Visual Studio
10 14 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
11 13 (0.86%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.73%) JUnit
13 10 (0.66%) Maven
13 10 (0.66%) WebDriver
13 10 (0.66%) Jenkins
14 7 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
14 7 (0.46%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.46%) LabVIEW
14 7 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
General
1 368 (24.32%) Finance
2 145 (9.58%) Banking
3 139 (9.19%) Telecoms
4 76 (5.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 48 (3.17%) Marketing
6 46 (3.04%) Retail
7 42 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 41 (2.71%) Legal
9 31 (2.05%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.85%) Electronics
11 25 (1.65%) Automotive
12 20 (1.32%) Front Office
13 14 (0.93%) Back Office
13 14 (0.93%) Advertising
13 14 (0.93%) Billing
14 13 (0.86%) Games
15 12 (0.79%) Publishing
16 11 (0.73%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.66%) Retail Banking
18 7 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 477 (31.53%) Analyst
2 193 (12.76%) Business Analyst
3 188 (12.43%) Developer
4 118 (7.80%) Data Analyst
5 116 (7.67%) Consultant
6 98 (6.48%) Architect
7 69 (4.56%) Test Analyst
8 64 (4.23%) Project Manager
9 54 (3.57%) Test Engineer
10 39 (2.58%) Tester
10 39 (2.58%) Software Engineer
11 33 (2.18%) Test Leader
12 31 (2.05%) Test Manager
12 31 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (2.05%) Senior Analyst
13 30 (1.98%) Systems Engineer
14 27 (1.78%) Java Developer
14 27 (1.78%) SQL Developer
15 26 (1.72%) SAP Consultant
15 26 (1.72%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (5.62%) XML
2 81 (5.35%) HTML
3 67 (4.43%) .NET
4 59 (3.90%) CSS
5 57 (3.77%) Web Services
6 39 (2.58%) SOAP
7 33 (2.18%) Ajax
8 32 (2.12%) HTML5
9 31 (2.05%) jQuery
9 31 (2.05%) J2EE
10 29 (1.92%) JSP
11 27 (1.78%) Spring
12 25 (1.65%) ASP.NET
13 22 (1.45%) REST
14 21 (1.39%) XHTML
15 17 (1.12%) JSON
16 14 (0.93%) AngularJS
17 13 (0.86%) TopLink
18 12 (0.79%) XSD
18 12 (0.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 154 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.75%) Management Information System
3 61 (4.03%) Computer Science
4 42 (2.78%) NHS
5 39 (2.58%) Visualisation
6 34 (2.25%) User Experience
7 33 (2.18%) Data Integration
8 31 (2.05%) Fixed Income
9 25 (1.65%) Mathematics
10 23 (1.52%) Replication
11 21 (1.39%) Derivative
11 21 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.32%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 19 (1.26%) Statistics
14 18 (1.19%) Market Risk
15 16 (1.06%) Informatics
16 15 (0.99%) PMI
17 14 (0.93%) Data Conversion
17 14 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 168 (11.10%) Windows
2 114 (7.53%) UNIX
3 93 (6.15%) Linux
4 45 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 28 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (1.52%) Solaris
8 16 (1.06%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.99%) Android
10 11 (0.73%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.53%) AIX
14 4 (0.26%) VMS
14 4 (0.26%) CentOS
15 3 (0.20%) HPUX
15 3 (0.20%) zOS
15 3 (0.20%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.13%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (15.20%) Migration
2 201 (13.28%) Data Validation
3 181 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
4 156 (10.31%) Project Management
5 146 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 130 (8.59%) Data Migration
7 124 (8.20%) Test Scripting
8 122 (8.06%) ITIL
9 118 (7.80%) ETL
9 118 (7.80%) Data Analysis
10 116 (7.67%) Business Analysis
11 106 (7.01%) Data Modelling
12 98 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
13 95 (6.28%) User Acceptance Testing
14 81 (5.35%) Change Management
15 79 (5.22%) Data Management
16 69 (4.56%) UML
16 69 (4.56%) Software Engineering
17 67 (4.43%) Software Testing
17 67 (4.43%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 374 (24.72%) SQL
2 126 (8.33%) Java
3 77 (5.09%) JavaScript
4 63 (4.16%) C#
5 49 (3.24%) Python
6 47 (3.11%) C++
7 45 (2.97%) C
8 41 (2.71%) T-SQL
9 33 (2.18%) PL/SQL
10 29 (1.92%) VBA
11 23 (1.52%) Perl
11 23 (1.52%) Ruby
12 20 (1.32%) PHP
13 18 (1.19%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.06%) MATLAB
15 13 (0.86%) Shell Script
16 12 (0.79%) R
17 8 (0.53%) Apex Code
17 8 (0.53%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 153 (10.11%) Degree
2 151 (9.98%) Security Cleared
3 123 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 73 (4.82%) ISEB
5 44 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (2.58%) CCNP
7 33 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 29 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (1.78%) ISTQB
10 25 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (1.52%) PMI Certification
11 23 (1.52%) DV Cleared
12 21 (1.39%) HND
13 17 (1.12%) MCSE
13 17 (1.12%) CISSP
14 13 (0.86%) JNCIS
15 11 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 11 (0.73%) CCIE
15 11 (0.73%) CCNA
16 10 (0.66%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (8.00%) QA
2 37 (2.45%) GMP
3 31 (2.05%) GxP
3 31 (2.05%) Data Quality
4 28 (1.85%) SLA
5 27 (1.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 23 (1.52%) GAMP
7 14 (0.93%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.73%) JSP 440
9 10 (0.66%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (0.40%) GCP
12 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.33%) Basel II
12 5 (0.33%) COBIT
13 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.26%) COREP
13 4 (0.26%) FINREP
14 3 (0.20%) Basel III
14 3 (0.20%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 52 (3.44%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.12%) RACF
4 16 (1.06%) vSphere
5 15 (0.99%) XenApp
6 12 (0.79%) vCloud
7 8 (0.53%) Firmware
8 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.13%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.066%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 52 (3.44%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.66%) Puppet
2 10 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.46%) SCCM
4 6 (0.40%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.20%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.20%) Nessus
6 3 (0.20%) Nmap
6 3 (0.20%) WMI
6 3 (0.20%) SCOM
6 3 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.20%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.20%) Iperf
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.13%) Control-M
8 1 (0.066%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.066%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 188 (12.43%) Microsoft
2 130 (8.59%) SAP
3 107 (7.07%) Oracle
4 63 (4.16%) Cisco
5 58 (3.83%) HP
6 48 (3.17%) VMware
7 45 (2.97%) IBM
8 37 (2.45%) Citrix
9 34 (2.25%) CheckPoint
10 31 (2.05%) F5
11 27 (1.78%) Business Objects
12 24 (1.59%) Juniper
13 22 (1.45%) Red Hat
14 17 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
15 15 (0.99%) CA
15 15 (0.99%) Tableau
16 14 (0.93%) Talend
16 14 (0.93%) Fortinet
16 14 (0.93%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 14 (0.93%) Informatica
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