The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 202 182 180
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 258 300 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.17% 1.27% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.56% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 179 207
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £269 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -60.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.20 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.10 £55.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Validation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18899 19269 19282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.37% 81.80% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13645 13773 13493
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 233 235
Median hourly rate £25.69 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £65.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in London

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the London region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in London

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in London

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the London region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in London

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Validation
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
City of London -14 21 £393 -17.36% 12
Canary Wharf +7 6 £263 -47.50%
Brentford +3 2 - - 1
Bromley -2 2 £563 +25.00%
Hayes - 2 £375 -
Uxbridge +2 1 - -
Paddington - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 218 (36.82%) Finance
2 126 (21.28%) SQL
3 103 (17.40%) Migration
4 94 (15.88%) Banking
5 87 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
6 85 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (11.99%) Microsoft
8 69 (11.66%) MS Excel
8 69 (11.66%) Data Migration
9 68 (11.49%) Degree
10 67 (11.32%) Data Validation
11 63 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 56 (9.46%) Management Information System
13 54 (9.12%) QA
14 53 (8.95%) Test Scripting
15 51 (8.61%) Front Office
16 50 (8.45%) Change Management
16 50 (8.45%) Project Management
17 49 (8.28%) Oracle
18 46 (7.77%) Data Modelling
18 46 (7.77%) Business Analysis
19 45 (7.60%) Data Analysis
20 43 (7.26%) Windows
21 42 (7.09%) Java
21 42 (7.09%) Service Management
22 41 (6.93%) ETL
23 39 (6.59%) MS Office
23 39 (6.59%) XML
23 39 (6.59%) Python
23 39 (6.59%) Security Cleared

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 17 (2.87%) SAS
2 15 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.01%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.84%) IBM Notes
4 5 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.68%) Apache
5 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.51%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.51%) Confluence
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.34%) Captiva
7 2 (0.34%) CMS
7 2 (0.34%) Documentum
7 2 (0.34%) IIS
8 1 (0.17%) CICS
8 1 (0.17%) Jetty
8 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 69 (11.66%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.59%) MS Office
3 26 (4.39%) MS Visio
4 20 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.36%) MS Project
6 12 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.84%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.51%) LaTeX
9 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.17%) GIMP
10 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.84%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.34%) BPCS
4 2 (0.34%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.34%) Minerva
4 2 (0.34%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.34%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.34%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (0.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 5 (0.84%) CloudFront
3 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.84%) Office 365
3 5 (0.84%) Route 53
3 5 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.68%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.68%) SaaS
5 3 (0.51%) Boomi
5 3 (0.51%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.51%) IaaS
5 3 (0.51%) PaaS
6 2 (0.34%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.03%) Firewall
2 11 (1.86%) Internet
3 8 (1.35%) LDAP
4 6 (1.01%) Ethernet
4 6 (1.01%) LAN
4 6 (1.01%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.01%) WAN
4 6 (1.01%) Wireless
5 5 (0.84%) DNS
5 5 (0.84%) HTTP
5 5 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.68%) BGP
6 4 (0.68%) DHCP
6 4 (0.68%) DMZ
6 4 (0.68%) Intranet
6 4 (0.68%) MPLS
7 3 (0.51%) IPv6
7 3 (0.51%) VPN
8 2 (0.34%) SAN
8 2 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.53%) DB2
4 11 (1.86%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
6 9 (1.52%) GIS
6 9 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.18%) Data Mart
8 7 (1.18%) MySQL
8 7 (1.18%) OLTP
9 6 (1.01%) MS Access
9 6 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
9 6 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.84%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (2.36%) JIRA
2 11 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.52%) ERwin
4 8 (1.35%) Eclipse
5 6 (1.01%) Selenium
5 6 (1.01%) Subversion
6 5 (0.84%) LSMW
6 5 (0.84%) Maven
6 5 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.68%) Artifactory
7 4 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.51%) JMeter
8 3 (0.51%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.34%) Gatling
9 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
General
1 218 (36.82%) Finance
2 94 (15.88%) Banking
3 51 (8.61%) Front Office
4 38 (6.42%) Retail
5 23 (3.89%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.72%) Marketing
7 17 (2.87%) Back Office
8 15 (2.53%) Legal
9 14 (2.36%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.35%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.01%) Games
12 6 (1.01%) Publishing
13 5 (0.84%) Advertising
13 5 (0.84%) Billing
14 4 (0.68%) Law
15 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 199 (33.61%) Analyst
2 83 (14.02%) Developer
3 68 (11.49%) Business Analyst
4 43 (7.26%) Data Analyst
5 42 (7.09%) Consultant
6 31 (5.24%) Architect
7 29 (4.90%) Risk Analyst
8 28 (4.73%) Test Analyst
9 25 (4.22%) Qualitative Analyst
9 25 (4.22%) Quantitative Analyst
10 22 (3.72%) Project Manager
11 21 (3.55%) Test Manager
12 20 (3.38%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
13 18 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (2.87%) Quantitative Developer
15 16 (2.70%) Security Technician
16 15 (2.53%) SQL Developer
16 15 (2.53%) Test Leader
17 13 (2.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
17 13 (2.20%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.59%) XML
2 37 (6.25%) Web Services
3 18 (3.04%) SOAP
4 16 (2.70%) HTML
5 15 (2.53%) CSS
6 13 (2.20%) REST
7 9 (1.52%) .NET
8 8 (1.35%) Ajax
8 8 (1.35%) XSLT
9 7 (1.18%) Java SE
9 7 (1.18%) STL
9 7 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (1.01%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.01%) jQuery
10 6 (1.01%) JSON
10 6 (1.01%) Middleware
11 5 (0.84%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.84%) JMS
11 5 (0.84%) XML Schema
11 5 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 87 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.05%) Credit Risk
3 24 (4.05%) User Experience
4 23 (3.89%) Mathematics
5 22 (3.72%) Fixed Income
5 22 (3.72%) Mainframe
6 21 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (3.38%) Market Risk
8 14 (2.36%) Derivative
9 13 (2.20%) Data Centre
9 13 (2.20%) Statistics
10 11 (1.86%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.69%) Client/Server
11 10 (1.69%) Data Extraction
11 10 (1.69%) Data Integration
12 9 (1.52%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
13 8 (1.35%) Reference Data
14 7 (1.18%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.26%) Windows
2 38 (6.42%) Linux
3 28 (4.73%) Unix
4 11 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.18%) Android
6 7 (1.18%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.01%) zOS
8 4 (0.68%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.51%) Solaris
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.34%) VMS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (17.40%) Migration
2 85 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (11.66%) Data Migration
4 67 (11.32%) Data Validation
5 63 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 53 (8.95%) Test Scripting
7 50 (8.45%) Change Management
7 50 (8.45%) Project Management
8 46 (7.77%) Business Analysis
8 46 (7.77%) Data Modelling
9 45 (7.60%) Data Analysis
10 42 (7.09%) Service Management
11 41 (6.93%) ETL
12 35 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 33 (5.57%) Scrum
15 32 (5.41%) Risk Management
16 31 (5.24%) SDLC
17 29 (4.90%) ITIL
18 27 (4.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 126 (21.28%) SQL
2 42 (7.09%) Java
3 39 (6.59%) Python
4 33 (5.57%) C++
5 25 (4.22%) C#
6 22 (3.72%) C
6 22 (3.72%) VBA
7 19 (3.21%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.04%) Perl
9 15 (2.53%) R
10 10 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.52%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.18%) VB
13 6 (1.01%) PHP
14 5 (0.84%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.84%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.84%) SOQL
14 5 (0.84%) SOSL
15 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.51%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 68 (11.49%) Degree
2 39 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.04%) ISEB
3 18 (3.04%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.87%) DV Cleared
5 16 (2.70%) PhD
6 8 (1.35%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.18%) PMP
8 6 (1.01%) A+ Certification
8 6 (1.01%) ACDT
8 6 (1.01%) ACHDS
8 6 (1.01%) ACTC
8 6 (1.01%) MCDST
8 6 (1.01%) MCP
8 6 (1.01%) MCSA
8 6 (1.01%) MCSE
8 6 (1.01%) MCSM
8 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (9.12%) QA
2 23 (3.89%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.52%) SLA
4 7 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.84%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.68%) GxP
6 4 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.68%) SAS 70
7 2 (0.34%) Basel II
7 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.34%) FATCA
7 2 (0.34%) GMP
7 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.34%) MiFID
8 1 (0.17%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.17%) GLP
8 1 (0.17%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.17%) MISRA
8 1 (0.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 15 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.36%) RACF
3 13 (2.20%) ACF2
4 9 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.34%) Docker
6 2 (0.34%) Firmware
6 2 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.17%) HDFS
7 1 (0.17%) NFS
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (4.56%) zSecure
2 16 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.52%) Puppet
4 3 (0.51%) Ansible
4 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.34%) Mesos
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.34%) SCCM
6 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 71 (11.99%) Microsoft
2 49 (8.28%) Oracle
3 32 (5.41%) SAP
4 17 (2.87%) Informatica
5 15 (2.53%) VMware
6 14 (2.36%) Tableau
7 11 (1.86%) Alteryx
7 11 (1.86%) Murex
7 11 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.52%) Citrix
8 9 (1.52%) Dell
9 8 (1.35%) Cisco
9 8 (1.35%) Google
9 8 (1.35%) IBM
9 8 (1.35%) Splunk
10 7 (1.18%) Apple
10 7 (1.18%) HP
10 7 (1.18%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.01%) CA
11 6 (1.01%) Sybase
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