The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 160 169 170
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 312 307 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.40% 1.27% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.63% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 218 171
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.38 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.93% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £31.50 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.79 £46.38 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.39 £38.15 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.99% +27.16%
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
17471 18857 16695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.29% 78.03% 77.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12221 13291 11640
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 236 230
Average hourly rate £20.31 £23.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -29.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 April 2015.

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the London region over the 3 months to 20 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
City of London +11 62 £450 +12.50% 26
Uxbridge +4 3 £314 -3.46%
Twickenham - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 - 1
Docklands, London +5 1 £603 +26.84%
Brentford -9 1 £465 +82.35%
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Hillingdon - - - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 203 (30.57%) Finance
2 180 (27.11%) SQL
3 129 (19.43%) Migration
4 108 (16.27%) Data Validation
5 106 (15.96%) Banking
6 86 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 81 (12.20%) Data Migration
9 80 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
10 78 (11.75%) Microsoft
10 78 (11.75%) Windows
11 75 (11.30%) QA
12 70 (10.54%) Test Scripting
13 67 (10.09%) Java
14 65 (9.79%) SQL Server
14 65 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
15 64 (9.64%) Oracle
16 62 (9.34%) Data Modelling
17 60 (9.04%) Project Management
18 59 (8.89%) SAP
19 56 (8.43%) Data Analysis
20 55 (8.28%) MS Excel
20 55 (8.28%) Degree
21 54 (8.13%) UNIX
22 53 (7.98%) ETL
22 53 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
23 48 (7.23%) Management Information System
24 44 (6.63%) HTML
25 42 (6.33%) Change Management
25 42 (6.33%) Analytics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 24 (3.61%) IIS
2 22 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 20 (3.01%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 12 (1.81%) JBoss
6 10 (1.51%) Apache
6 10 (1.51%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (1.36%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.20%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.05%) Confluence
9 7 (1.05%) SAS
9 7 (1.05%) CMS
10 5 (0.75%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.60%) Lync
11 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.45%) Mule
12 3 (0.45%) Drupal
12 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (8.28%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.82%) MS Office
3 17 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.36%) MS Project
6 7 (1.05%) SPSS
7 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.45%) Maya
9 1 (0.15%) FastStats
9 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 10 (1.51%) SAP WM
2 9 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.36%) SAP MM
3 6 (0.90%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.75%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.30%) SAP MDM
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.30%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.15%) OpenLink RightAngle
7 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.15%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.26%) SaaS
2 13 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.51%) PaaS
4 6 (0.90%) IaaS
5 5 (0.75%) GitHub
6 2 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) Force.com
7 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.15%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.15%) Heroku
7 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.81%) Firewall
2 9 (1.36%) Internet
3 7 (1.05%) NAS
3 7 (1.05%) SAN
3 7 (1.05%) DNS
4 6 (0.90%) FTP
4 6 (0.90%) Intranet
5 5 (0.75%) HTTP
6 4 (0.60%) LAN
6 4 (0.60%) WAN
6 4 (0.60%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.45%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.30%) SSL
8 2 (0.30%) VoIP
8 2 (0.30%) DHCP
8 2 (0.30%) Extranet
8 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.30%) Network Security
9 1 (0.15%) HSPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.71%) QlikView
6 17 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (2.11%) Big Data
9 13 (1.96%) MySQL
10 12 (1.81%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.51%) Oracle Database
12 9 (1.36%) Data Mining
13 8 (1.20%) Informix
13 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.20%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (1.05%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (3.31%) Subversion
2 16 (2.41%) JIRA
3 14 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.81%) Selenium
5 11 (1.66%) Cucumber
5 11 (1.66%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.36%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (1.36%) Maven
7 6 (0.90%) Ant
7 6 (0.90%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.90%) eggPlant
7 6 (0.90%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.75%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.75%) Calabash
8 5 (0.75%) Appium
8 5 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (0.75%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.75%) LoadRunner
8 5 (0.75%) JUnit
8 5 (0.75%) Eclipse
General
1 203 (30.57%) Finance
2 106 (15.96%) Banking
3 28 (4.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 27 (4.07%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.46%) Retail
5 23 (3.46%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.01%) Marketing
7 19 (2.86%) Legal
7 19 (2.86%) Front Office
8 12 (1.81%) Games
9 11 (1.66%) Back Office
9 11 (1.66%) Advertising
10 10 (1.51%) Publishing
11 8 (1.20%) Manufacturing
12 7 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.75%) French Language
13 5 (0.75%) Billing
14 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 235 (35.39%) Analyst
2 100 (15.06%) Business Analyst
3 86 (12.95%) Developer
4 69 (10.39%) Consultant
5 54 (8.13%) Data Analyst
6 44 (6.63%) Architect
7 29 (4.37%) Test Analyst
8 24 (3.61%) Tester
9 23 (3.46%) Project Manager
10 19 (2.86%) Test Manager
11 18 (2.71%) Technical Analyst
11 18 (2.71%) SAP Consultant
12 17 (2.56%) Senior Architect
13 16 (2.41%) Test Leader
14 15 (2.26%) Administrator
15 14 (2.11%) SAP Analyst
16 13 (1.96%) SAP Data Analyst
16 13 (1.96%) Functional Analyst
16 13 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
17 12 (1.81%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.63%) HTML
2 36 (5.42%) CSS
3 34 (5.12%) .NET
4 32 (4.82%) XML
5 28 (4.22%) Web Services
6 24 (3.61%) Spring
7 22 (3.31%) jQuery
8 21 (3.16%) REST
9 18 (2.71%) SOAP
10 16 (2.41%) Ajax
11 15 (2.26%) JSON
12 14 (2.11%) ASP.NET
13 13 (1.96%) AngularJS
13 13 (1.96%) J2EE
14 11 (1.66%) HTML5
15 10 (1.51%) BAPI
15 10 (1.51%) JSP
15 10 (1.51%) XSD
16 8 (1.20%) Struts
17 7 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (7.23%) Management Information System
3 33 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.67%) Fixed Income
5 23 (3.46%) Visualisation
6 20 (3.01%) Mathematics
6 20 (3.01%) Derivative
7 18 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 15 (2.26%) Statistics
8 15 (2.26%) Market Risk
9 14 (2.11%) User Experience
10 12 (1.81%) SWIFT
11 11 (1.66%) Data Conversion
12 10 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.36%) FMCG
13 9 (1.36%) Physics
13 9 (1.36%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.20%) NHS
14 8 (1.20%) iPad
14 8 (1.20%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.75%) Windows
2 54 (8.13%) UNIX
3 29 (4.37%) Linux
4 26 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 17 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.81%) Android
7 8 (1.20%) AIX
7 8 (1.20%) Solaris
8 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.60%) CentOS
10 3 (0.45%) zOS
11 2 (0.30%) VMS
11 2 (0.30%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (19.43%) Migration
2 108 (16.27%) Data Validation
3 86 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 81 (12.20%) Data Migration
6 70 (10.54%) Test Scripting
7 65 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (9.34%) Data Modelling
9 60 (9.04%) Project Management
10 56 (8.43%) Data Analysis
11 53 (7.98%) ETL
11 53 (7.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 42 (6.33%) Change Management
12 42 (6.33%) Analytics
13 41 (6.17%) ITIL
14 40 (6.02%) GAP Analysis
14 40 (6.02%) Data Management
15 39 (5.87%) Data Cleansing
16 38 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (5.42%) UML
Programming Languages
1 180 (27.11%) SQL
2 67 (10.09%) Java
3 39 (5.87%) JavaScript
4 34 (5.12%) Python
5 28 (4.22%) C#
6 27 (4.07%) C++
7 19 (2.86%) Ruby
8 17 (2.56%) PL/SQL
8 17 (2.56%) VBA
9 16 (2.41%) Perl
10 15 (2.26%) PHP
11 12 (1.81%) R
12 11 (1.66%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.66%) C
13 8 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.05%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.90%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.75%) Scala
17 4 (0.60%) SOQL
18 3 (0.45%) Lua
Qualifications
1 55 (8.28%) Degree
2 31 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.46%) ISEB
4 19 (2.86%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (1.96%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (1.36%) PhD
9 8 (1.20%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.05%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.90%) PMP
12 4 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.60%) VCAP
13 3 (0.45%) VCDX
13 3 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (11.30%) QA
2 19 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.81%) SLA
4 10 (1.51%) GMP
5 8 (1.20%) GAMP
6 7 (1.05%) GxP
6 7 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.60%) COBIT
7 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.45%) COREP
8 3 (0.45%) FINREP
8 3 (0.45%) GCP
9 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.30%) Basel II
9 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.30%) MiFID
10 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.15%) DICOM
10 1 (0.15%) EMIR
System Software
1 18 (2.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.56%) RACF
3 13 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.51%) vCloud
4 10 (1.51%) vSphere
5 4 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.30%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (4.22%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.51%) Puppet
2 10 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.90%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.45%) SCCM
4 3 (0.45%) SCOM
5 2 (0.30%) Control-M
6 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.15%) WMI
6 1 (0.15%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.15%) Nmap
Vendors
1 78 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.64%) Oracle
3 59 (8.89%) SAP
4 26 (3.92%) VMware
5 21 (3.16%) IBM
6 18 (2.71%) HP
6 18 (2.71%) Business Objects
7 16 (2.41%) Citrix
8 15 (2.26%) Tableau
8 15 (2.26%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (1.66%) Cisco
10 10 (1.51%) hybris
11 9 (1.36%) Talend
11 9 (1.36%) Alteryx
11 9 (1.36%) Perforce
12 8 (1.20%) Teradata
12 8 (1.20%) Sybase
12 8 (1.20%) Remedy
12 8 (1.20%) JD Edwards
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