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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 159 145 168
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs citing Validation 691 735 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.46% 1.59% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.05% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 410 329
Average daily rate £405 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £263 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £565 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 41 36
Average hourly rate £41.25 £31.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.11 £11.30 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.80 £52.50 £43.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
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
38364 35865 34140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.30% 77.81% 77.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25447 23262 21094
Average daily rate £425 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 964 1067
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the England region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -33 289 £474 +5.33% 66
South East -20 146 £363 -3.33% 29
East of England +26 59 £450 +12.50% 22
North West -22 55 £375 +22.95% 15
South West +11 52 £400 +15.10% 21
Yorkshire -2 34 £361 -9.68% 8
West Midlands -8 31 £375 +26.74% 13
East Midlands -10 20 £290 -7.20% 6
North East -31 2 £297 -37.51% 3
South Coast -3 1 - -
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 331 (23.80%) Finance
2 309 (22.21%) SQL
3 195 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
4 189 (13.59%) Security Cleared
5 186 (13.37%) Microsoft
6 185 (13.30%) Migration
7 182 (13.08%) MS Excel
8 178 (12.80%) Project Management
9 173 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
10 166 (11.93%) Banking
11 164 (11.79%) Data Validation
12 156 (11.21%) Degree
13 140 (10.06%) Data Quality
14 136 (9.78%) Oracle
15 134 (9.63%) SC Cleared
16 128 (9.20%) QA
17 126 (9.06%) SQL Server
18 122 (8.77%) Data Analysis
19 103 (7.40%) Data Migration
20 101 (7.26%) Business Analysis
21 100 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
22 96 (6.90%) Data Modelling
22 96 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
23 95 (6.83%) Change Management
24 91 (6.54%) ETL
25 88 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
26 87 (6.25%) MS Office
27 86 (6.18%) Management Information System
28 85 (6.11%) Windows
29 80 (5.75%) SDLC

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.09%) SAS
2 42 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 22 (1.58%) IIS
4 21 (1.51%) WebSphere
5 19 (1.37%) JBoss
6 17 (1.22%) Confluence
6 17 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.86%) CMS
8 9 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.50%) Apache
11 6 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.36%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.36%) Apache TomEE
12 5 (0.36%) Jetty
12 5 (0.36%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.36%) PowerExchange
12 5 (0.36%) SharePoint Foundation
13 4 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 182 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 87 (6.25%) MS Office
3 79 (5.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 50 (3.59%) MS Visio
5 37 (2.66%) MS Project
6 14 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.65%) Simulink
8 6 (0.43%) PowerPivot
9 4 (0.29%) Stateflow
9 4 (0.29%) TargetLink
10 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.22%) SPSS
11 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.072%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.072%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 23 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.08%) SAP ERP
3 8 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
3 8 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.22%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.22%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.14%) Aligne
8 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.14%) Maximo
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.14%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.79%) SaaS
3 9 (0.65%) GitHub
4 7 (0.50%) Force.com
4 7 (0.50%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.29%) IaaS
6 4 (0.29%) PaaS
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.22%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.22%) Route 53
8 2 (0.14%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.37%) TCP/IP
2 32 (2.30%) DNS
3 25 (1.80%) MPLS
4 23 (1.65%) Firewall
5 21 (1.51%) BGP
5 21 (1.51%) WAN
6 20 (1.44%) LAN
7 19 (1.37%) SNMP
8 16 (1.15%) Diameter Protocol
8 16 (1.15%) HTTP
9 15 (1.08%) Internet
9 15 (1.08%) VPN
10 14 (1.01%) DHCP
10 14 (1.01%) VoIP
11 13 (0.93%) SMTP
12 12 (0.86%) Network Security
12 12 (0.86%) OSPF
13 11 (0.79%) 3G
13 11 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (0.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (3.16%) MS Access
5 38 (2.73%) Oracle Database
6 36 (2.59%) Relational Database
7 30 (2.16%) Big Data
7 30 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 27 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (1.73%) Data Mining
11 22 (1.58%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.29%) MySQL
12 18 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
13 17 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
13 17 (1.22%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.15%) OLAP
15 15 (1.08%) DB2
16 14 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
17 12 (0.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (3.16%) JIRA
2 39 (2.80%) Rational DOORS
3 24 (1.73%) Selenium
3 24 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 23 (1.65%) Subversion
5 20 (1.44%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
7 16 (1.15%) Eclipse
8 13 (0.93%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.86%) HP UFT
9 12 (0.86%) JUnit
10 11 (0.79%) JMeter
10 11 (0.79%) VectorCAST
11 9 (0.65%) LabVIEW
11 9 (0.65%) Maven
11 9 (0.65%) Toad
12 8 (0.58%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.58%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.50%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 331 (23.80%) Finance
2 166 (11.93%) Banking
3 69 (4.96%) Retail
4 64 (4.60%) Front Office
5 58 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 54 (3.88%) Manufacturing
7 49 (3.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 41 (2.95%) Legal
9 39 (2.80%) Electronics
10 37 (2.66%) Back Office
11 34 (2.44%) Investment Banking
12 30 (2.16%) Marketing
13 23 (1.65%) Automotive
14 21 (1.51%) Retail Banking
15 19 (1.37%) Aerospace
16 14 (1.01%) Billing
17 13 (0.93%) Games
18 10 (0.72%) French Language
19 8 (0.58%) Avionics
19 8 (0.58%) German Language
Job Titles
1 447 (32.14%) Analyst
2 188 (13.52%) Business Analyst
3 139 (9.99%) Developer
4 107 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 98 (7.05%) Consultant
6 71 (5.10%) Test Analyst
7 67 (4.82%) Project Manager
8 58 (4.17%) Architect
9 43 (3.09%) Test Engineer
10 41 (2.95%) SQL Analyst
11 40 (2.88%) Banking Analyst
12 36 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
13 31 (2.23%) SQL Data Analyst
14 30 (2.16%) Data Business Analyst
14 30 (2.16%) Financial Analyst
15 29 (2.08%) Software Engineer
16 28 (2.01%) Test Manager
17 27 (1.94%) Administrator
18 25 (1.80%) Senior Analyst
19 22 (1.58%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (3.52%) Web Services
1 49 (3.52%) XML
2 42 (3.02%) .NET
3 40 (2.88%) HTML
4 35 (2.52%) CSS
5 28 (2.01%) SOAP
6 18 (1.29%) Ajax
6 18 (1.29%) Middleware
7 17 (1.22%) jQuery
7 17 (1.22%) Spring
8 14 (1.01%) J2EE
9 13 (0.93%) REST
10 12 (0.86%) AngularJS
11 11 (0.79%) ASP.NET
12 10 (0.72%) HTML5
12 10 (0.72%) XSD
13 9 (0.65%) Hibernate
13 9 (0.65%) WCF
14 8 (0.58%) JSP
14 8 (0.58%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 195 (14.02%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.18%) Management Information System
3 69 (4.96%) Statistics
4 58 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 46 (3.31%) Mathematics
6 34 (2.44%) NHS
7 33 (2.37%) Credit Risk
8 31 (2.23%) User Experience
9 30 (2.16%) Derivative
10 28 (2.01%) Data Centre
10 28 (2.01%) Market Risk
11 25 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 22 (1.58%) Visualisation
13 21 (1.51%) Mainframe
14 19 (1.37%) Data Integration
15 18 (1.29%) Data Structures
15 18 (1.29%) Mobile App
16 16 (1.15%) Algorithms
17 15 (1.08%) Data Extraction
18 13 (0.93%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 85 (6.11%) Windows
2 77 (5.54%) Linux
3 65 (4.67%) Unix
4 26 (1.87%) Solaris
5 24 (1.73%) Windows Server
6 23 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (1.29%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.01%) Android
10 13 (0.93%) zOS
11 12 (0.86%) VxWorks
12 11 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.65%) AIX
14 6 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.43%) MVS
14 6 (0.43%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.14%) SUSE
15 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.072%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (13.30%) Migration
2 178 (12.80%) Project Management
3 173 (12.44%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (11.79%) Data Validation
5 122 (8.77%) Data Analysis
6 103 (7.40%) Data Migration
7 101 (7.26%) Business Analysis
8 100 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 96 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 96 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 95 (6.83%) Change Management
11 91 (6.54%) ETL
12 88 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
13 80 (5.75%) SDLC
14 78 (5.61%) ITIL
14 78 (5.61%) Test Scripting
15 70 (5.03%) Analytics
16 69 (4.96%) UML
17 67 (4.82%) Data Management
18 66 (4.74%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 309 (22.21%) SQL
2 78 (5.61%) Java
3 69 (4.96%) C++
4 56 (4.03%) JavaScript
5 49 (3.52%) C
6 44 (3.16%) Python
7 42 (3.02%) C#
8 32 (2.30%) VBA
9 30 (2.16%) T-SQL
10 27 (1.94%) R
11 22 (1.58%) PL/SQL
11 22 (1.58%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.51%) MATLAB
12 21 (1.51%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.29%) VB
14 17 (1.22%) Ada
14 17 (1.22%) Perl
15 11 (0.79%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.58%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 189 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 156 (11.21%) Degree
3 134 (9.63%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.95%) DV Cleared
5 26 (1.87%) ISTQB
6 23 (1.65%) ISEB
7 22 (1.58%) PhD
8 15 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 10 (0.72%) IIBA
11 10 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.58%) HNC
13 8 (0.58%) HND
13 8 (0.58%) MCP
13 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (10.06%) Data Quality
2 128 (9.20%) QA
3 38 (2.73%) SLA
4 18 (1.29%) GMP
4 18 (1.29%) IEC 61508
5 16 (1.15%) GxP
6 14 (1.01%) ISO 9001
6 14 (1.01%) MiFID
7 10 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 10 (0.72%) GAMP
8 8 (0.58%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.43%) DO-254
9 6 (0.43%) ISO26262
10 5 (0.36%) Basel II
10 5 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (0.36%) JTAG
10 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
11 4 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.08%) Firmware
2 15 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.93%) ACF2
4 4 (0.29%) RACF
5 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.22%) Cygwin
5 3 (0.22%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.22%) vSphere
6 2 (0.14%) Docker
6 2 (0.14%) HDFS
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.14%) SRDF
6 2 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.072%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.072%) NFS
7 1 (0.072%) Samba
7 1 (0.072%) Snort
7 1 (0.072%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.072%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.22%) zSecure
3 16 (1.15%) Puppet
4 7 (0.50%) SCCM
5 5 (0.36%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.22%) Ansible
7 3 (0.22%) Nessus
7 3 (0.22%) Nmap
7 3 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.14%) CA LISA
8 2 (0.14%) DameWare
8 2 (0.14%) FreeIPA
8 2 (0.14%) SELinux
8 2 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.072%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.072%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.072%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.072%) HP Fortify
9 1 (0.072%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 186 (13.37%) Microsoft
2 136 (9.78%) Oracle
3 69 (4.96%) SAP
4 57 (4.10%) HP
5 38 (2.73%) Cisco
6 31 (2.23%) IBM
7 24 (1.73%) Informatica
7 24 (1.73%) Red Hat
8 21 (1.51%) EMC
8 21 (1.51%) VMware
9 20 (1.44%) Cognos
10 19 (1.37%) Huawei
10 19 (1.37%) WorldPay
11 17 (1.22%) Tableau
12 14 (1.01%) Remedy
12 14 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.93%) Citrix
13 13 (0.93%) MicroStrategy
14 12 (0.86%) CA
14 12 (0.86%) Juniper
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