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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 156 147 187
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +40
Contract jobs citing Validation 752 730 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.48% 1.52% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.99% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 347 267
Average daily rate
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£400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £248 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £599 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 73 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £20.63 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.94 £43.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
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 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 0 288 £425 -5.55% 59
South East +5 166 £377 +3.28% 42
East of England +16 59 £350 +13.82% 14
North West -6 58 £375 -6.25% 7
Yorkshire -16 42 £388 -8.82% 5
West Midlands -33 40 £390 +30.00% 21
South West -23 32 £310 -17.33% 26
East Midlands +10 30 £160 -48.17% 9
North East -1 23 £550 +115.68%
South Coast - 5 - -
Midlands - 4 - - 3
Validation
UK

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 398 (26.12%) SQL
2 365 (23.95%) Finance
3 235 (15.42%) Migration
4 207 (13.58%) Data Validation
5 185 (12.14%) Microsoft
6 170 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
7 165 (10.83%) Project Management
8 156 (10.24%) Security Cleared
9 153 (10.04%) Banking
10 152 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
11 148 (9.71%) Windows
12 137 (8.99%) ETL
13 135 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
14 133 (8.73%) MS Excel
14 133 (8.73%) Data Analysis
15 131 (8.60%) Degree
16 130 (8.53%) ITIL
17 129 (8.46%) Oracle
18 128 (8.40%) Data Migration
19 126 (8.27%) QA
19 126 (8.27%) Telecoms
20 122 (8.01%) Business Analysis
21 121 (7.94%) SAP
22 120 (7.87%) UNIX
23 119 (7.81%) Test Scripting
23 119 (7.81%) SC Cleared
24 116 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
25 115 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
26 114 (7.48%) Java
27 113 (7.41%) Business Intelligence

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 53 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.15%) SAS
3 32 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 21 (1.38%) IIS
5 20 (1.31%) MS Exchange
6 19 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 17 (1.12%) JBoss
9 12 (0.79%) Apache
9 12 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (0.66%) Lync
10 10 (0.66%) CMS
10 10 (0.66%) GlassFish
11 8 (0.52%) ArcGIS
11 8 (0.52%) Confluence
12 7 (0.46%) Mule
12 7 (0.46%) Mule ESB
13 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 133 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 68 (4.46%) MS Office
3 47 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (2.56%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.18%) MS Project
6 15 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.59%) Simulink
8 5 (0.33%) Maya
8 5 (0.33%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.13%) Stateflow
9 2 (0.13%) Maple
9 2 (0.13%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.066%) TargetLink
10 1 (0.066%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 34 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.39%) SAP SD
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.33%) Misys Midas
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.26%) SAP MII
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.26%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.26%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.20%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.20%) SAP BCA
7 3 (0.20%) Maximo
7 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (0.98%) SaaS
2 14 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.66%) PaaS
4 7 (0.46%) Office 365
5 4 (0.26%) GitHub
5 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.20%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.066%) Taleo
8 1 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.066%) Force.com
8 1 (0.066%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.41%) TCP/IP
2 35 (2.30%) Firewall
3 29 (1.90%) 3G
4 23 (1.51%) LAN
4 23 (1.51%) LTE
5 22 (1.44%) VPN
5 22 (1.44%) Internet
6 21 (1.38%) Wireless
6 21 (1.38%) WAN
6 21 (1.38%) Ethernet
7 19 (1.25%) 4G
8 18 (1.18%) VoLTE
9 16 (1.05%) Unified Communications
9 16 (1.05%) VoIP
9 16 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (0.98%) MPLS
10 15 (0.98%) SAN
10 15 (0.98%) Diameter Protocol
11 14 (0.92%) HTTP
11 14 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
2 109 (7.15%) SQL Server
3 64 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (3.67%) Relational Database
5 41 (2.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (2.62%) Oracle Database
7 33 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (1.51%) Data Mining
9 20 (1.31%) QlikView
10 19 (1.25%) Big Data
11 16 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (1.05%) MySQL
12 15 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (0.92%) Base SAS
14 13 (0.85%) MS Access
14 13 (0.85%) DB2
15 12 (0.79%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.79%) SAP HANA
16 11 (0.72%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 33 (2.17%) JIRA
2 31 (2.03%) SoapUI
3 26 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.38%) Selenium
5 18 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 17 (1.12%) Ant
6 17 (1.12%) Subversion
6 17 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
7 16 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.92%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.85%) Maven
10 12 (0.79%) Talend Open Studio
11 11 (0.72%) WebDriver
12 10 (0.66%) JMeter
12 10 (0.66%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.52%) ERwin
13 8 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
15 6 (0.39%) LabVIEW
16 5 (0.33%) CruiseControl
General
1 365 (23.95%) Finance
2 153 (10.04%) Banking
3 126 (8.27%) Telecoms
4 76 (4.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 53 (3.48%) Manufacturing
6 52 (3.41%) Marketing
7 40 (2.62%) Investment Banking
8 32 (2.10%) Retail
8 32 (2.10%) Electronics
9 29 (1.90%) Automotive
10 24 (1.57%) Legal
11 23 (1.51%) Front Office
12 22 (1.44%) Back Office
13 15 (0.98%) Billing
14 13 (0.85%) Advertising
15 12 (0.79%) Publishing
16 11 (0.72%) Aerospace
17 10 (0.66%) General Ledger
18 9 (0.59%) French Language
18 9 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 537 (35.24%) Analyst
2 197 (12.93%) Business Analyst
3 149 (9.78%) Developer
4 137 (8.99%) Data Analyst
5 119 (7.81%) Architect
6 99 (6.50%) Test Analyst
7 77 (5.05%) Consultant
8 73 (4.79%) Project Manager
9 64 (4.20%) Test Engineer
10 48 (3.15%) Tester
11 41 (2.69%) Software Engineer
12 36 (2.36%) Senior Analyst
13 35 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
14 28 (1.84%) Test Manager
15 27 (1.77%) Designer
15 27 (1.77%) Test Leader
16 25 (1.64%) Systems Engineer
17 23 (1.51%) Technical Analyst
18 22 (1.44%) Java Developer
18 22 (1.44%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (6.17%) XML
2 69 (4.53%) HTML
3 51 (3.35%) Web Services
4 50 (3.28%) SOAP
5 49 (3.22%) .NET
6 44 (2.89%) CSS
7 38 (2.49%) J2EE
8 31 (2.03%) HTML5
9 26 (1.71%) REST
10 25 (1.64%) Ajax
11 22 (1.44%) Spring
12 21 (1.38%) jQuery
13 20 (1.31%) JSON
14 19 (1.25%) XML Messaging
15 17 (1.12%) EclipseLink
16 16 (1.05%) AngularJS
16 16 (1.05%) JAX-RS
17 14 (0.92%) Middleware
17 14 (0.92%) ASP.NET
18 13 (0.85%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 170 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.41%) Computer Science
4 40 (2.62%) Visualisation
5 39 (2.56%) Data Integration
6 38 (2.49%) User Experience
6 38 (2.49%) Data Centre
7 31 (2.03%) Fixed Income
8 30 (1.97%) Statistics
9 29 (1.90%) NHS
10 23 (1.51%) Mathematics
11 22 (1.44%) Credit Risk
12 21 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.31%) Data Structures
14 19 (1.25%) Data Extraction
15 16 (1.05%) Mobile App
15 16 (1.05%) PMI
16 15 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (0.98%) Replication
16 15 (0.98%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 148 (9.71%) Windows
2 120 (7.87%) UNIX
3 63 (4.13%) Linux
4 45 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 27 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.38%) Solaris
8 17 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.05%) AIX
10 14 (0.92%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.59%) Android
11 9 (0.59%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.59%) CentOS
12 7 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.33%) VME
13 5 (0.33%) VMS
13 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.26%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (15.42%) Migration
2 207 (13.58%) Data Validation
3 165 (10.83%) Project Management
4 152 (9.97%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (8.99%) ETL
6 135 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 133 (8.73%) Data Analysis
8 130 (8.53%) ITIL
9 128 (8.40%) Data Migration
10 122 (8.01%) Business Analysis
11 119 (7.81%) Test Scripting
12 115 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
13 113 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
14 112 (7.35%) Data Modelling
15 96 (6.30%) Change Management
16 76 (4.99%) Analytics
17 69 (4.53%) CRM
17 69 (4.53%) PRINCE2
17 69 (4.53%) Data Management
18 67 (4.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 398 (26.12%) SQL
2 114 (7.48%) Java
3 67 (4.40%) JavaScript
4 53 (3.48%) Python
5 50 (3.28%) C++
6 48 (3.15%) C#
7 44 (2.89%) C
7 44 (2.89%) T-SQL
8 38 (2.49%) PL/SQL
9 34 (2.23%) VBA
10 33 (2.17%) Perl
11 26 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.57%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.31%) MATLAB
14 19 (1.25%) Ruby
15 16 (1.05%) PHP
15 16 (1.05%) R
16 14 (0.92%) VBScript
17 11 (0.72%) VB
18 10 (0.66%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 156 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 131 (8.60%) Degree
3 119 (7.81%) SC Cleared
4 81 (5.31%) ISEB
5 45 (2.95%) ISTQB
6 32 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
8 26 (1.71%) CCNP
9 25 (1.64%) PMI Certification
9 25 (1.64%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.79%) MCITP
11 12 (0.79%) MCSE
11 12 (0.79%) CCNA
12 11 (0.72%) JNCIS
13 10 (0.66%) PMP
13 10 (0.66%) CCIE
14 9 (0.59%) CCIP
14 9 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (8.27%) QA
2 34 (2.23%) GMP
2 34 (2.23%) GxP
2 34 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.97%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 27 (1.77%) SLA
5 26 (1.71%) GAMP
6 8 (0.52%) GCP
6 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.52%) FINREP
7 7 (0.46%) MiFID
7 7 (0.46%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.39%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.33%) Basel II
9 5 (0.33%) IEC 61508
10 4 (0.26%) DO-178B
10 4 (0.26%) GLP
11 3 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 53 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.25%) XenApp
4 15 (0.98%) vSphere
5 12 (0.79%) vCloud
6 7 (0.46%) RACF
7 5 (0.33%) Firmware
7 5 (0.33%) Squid
7 5 (0.33%) Varnish
8 3 (0.20%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.13%) XenServer
9 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.066%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.066%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.066%) KVM
10 1 (0.066%) RHEV
10 1 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 79 (5.18%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.72%) Puppet
2 11 (0.72%) SCCM
3 10 (0.66%) ZABBIX
4 6 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.33%) Ansible
5 5 (0.33%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.26%) logstash
6 4 (0.26%) Salt
6 4 (0.26%) Kibana
6 4 (0.26%) Rundeck
6 4 (0.26%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.20%) Iperf
7 3 (0.20%) OpenView
7 3 (0.20%) SCOM
7 3 (0.20%) HP NNM
7 3 (0.20%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 185 (12.14%) Microsoft
2 129 (8.46%) Oracle
3 121 (7.94%) SAP
4 69 (4.53%) HP
5 54 (3.54%) IBM
6 51 (3.35%) Cisco
7 48 (3.15%) VMware
8 35 (2.30%) Citrix
9 29 (1.90%) Business Objects
10 22 (1.44%) Juniper
11 21 (1.38%) Informatica
11 21 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (1.25%) CheckPoint
13 18 (1.18%) Tableau
14 17 (1.12%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.85%) F5
16 12 (0.79%) Talend
16 12 (0.79%) AppSense
16 12 (0.79%) Teradata
16 12 (0.79%) Adobe
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