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 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 179 146 187
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +41
Contract jobs citing Validation 289 335 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.37% 1.61% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.00% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 203 161
Average daily rate £474 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £286 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £52.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
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
17610 16725 17372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.27% 80.29% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12571 11968 11925
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 195 238
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the London 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
City of London +16 51 £525 +16.66% 9
Canary Wharf -1 2 £475 -13.63%
Bromley -7 2 £425 +112.50%
Docklands, London +5 1 £375 -28.57%
Harrow -1 1 £463 +51.63% 1
Uxbridge - 1 £310 - 1
Croydon - 1 £375 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 201 (33.33%) Finance
2 148 (24.54%) SQL
3 122 (20.23%) Banking
4 96 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
6 81 (13.43%) MS Excel
7 78 (12.94%) Microsoft
8 72 (11.94%) Data Validation
9 66 (10.95%) Data Quality
9 66 (10.95%) Project Management
9 66 (10.95%) Migration
10 65 (10.78%) Oracle
11 63 (10.45%) Business Analysis
12 58 (9.62%) QA
13 56 (9.29%) Degree
13 56 (9.29%) Data Modelling
14 55 (9.12%) Data Analysis
15 54 (8.96%) SQL Server
15 54 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
16 51 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
17 50 (8.29%) Retail
17 50 (8.29%) Security Cleared
18 49 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
19 47 (7.79%) Front Office
20 41 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
20 41 (6.80%) Windows
20 41 (6.80%) Management Information System
20 41 (6.80%) Mathematics
20 41 (6.80%) Analytics
21 40 (6.63%) Statistics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (3.32%) SAS
2 11 (1.82%) IIS
2 11 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.66%) Confluence
3 10 (1.66%) JBoss
3 10 (1.66%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.16%) Apache
4 7 (1.16%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.83%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.83%) Apache TomEE
5 5 (0.83%) CMS
5 5 (0.83%) Jetty
5 5 (0.83%) PowerExchange
5 5 (0.83%) SharePoint Foundation
6 4 (0.66%) MS Project Server
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.50%) Lync
7 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 81 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.64%) MS Office
3 31 (5.14%) MS Visio
4 29 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (3.81%) MS Project
6 8 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.66%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.33%) SPSS
9 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.83%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.50%) Northgate Housing
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.50%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.50%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.33%) Aligne
6 2 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.33%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.33%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.16%) GitHub
2 5 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.83%) SaaS
3 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (0.50%) CloudFront
4 3 (0.50%) Route 53
5 2 (0.33%) Basecamp
5 2 (0.33%) Force.com
5 2 (0.33%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.17%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.49%) DHCP
1 9 (1.49%) HTTP
1 9 (1.49%) LAN
1 9 (1.49%) WAN
2 7 (1.16%) DNS
2 7 (1.16%) Firewall
2 7 (1.16%) SAN
3 6 (1.00%) Internet
4 5 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (0.83%) MPLS
4 5 (0.83%) NAS
4 5 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.83%) VPN
5 4 (0.66%) BGP
5 4 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (0.66%) Intranet
5 4 (0.66%) Kerberos
5 4 (0.66%) LDAP
5 4 (0.66%) VXLAN
6 3 (0.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (4.64%) Big Data
4 23 (3.81%) MS Access
5 22 (3.65%) Hadoop
5 22 (3.65%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.99%) Data Mining
7 15 (2.49%) Oracle BI EE
7 15 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.32%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (1.99%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.82%) OLAP
11 10 (1.66%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.66%) QlikView
12 9 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.16%) MySQL
13 7 (1.16%) Star Schema
14 6 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (4.48%) JIRA
2 13 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.66%) JMeter
3 10 (1.66%) Selenium
4 8 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 8 (1.33%) Subversion
5 7 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.00%) Maven
7 5 (0.83%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.83%) GitLab
7 5 (0.83%) HP UFT
7 5 (0.83%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.83%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.66%) Artifactory
8 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.66%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.50%) ERwin
9 3 (0.50%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 201 (33.33%) Finance
2 122 (20.23%) Banking
3 50 (8.29%) Retail
4 47 (7.79%) Front Office
5 32 (5.31%) Investment Banking
6 27 (4.48%) Legal
7 17 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 16 (2.65%) Back Office
9 13 (2.16%) Retail Banking
10 12 (1.99%) Marketing
11 7 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (1.00%) Games
13 5 (0.83%) Advertising
13 5 (0.83%) Billing
13 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.66%) Local Government
15 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.50%) French Language
15 3 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 233 (38.64%) Analyst
2 113 (18.74%) Business Analyst
3 72 (11.94%) Developer
4 55 (9.12%) Data Analyst
5 45 (7.46%) Consultant
6 35 (5.80%) Architect
7 29 (4.81%) Banking Analyst
7 29 (4.81%) SQL Analyst
8 25 (4.15%) Project Manager
9 23 (3.81%) Test Analyst
10 20 (3.32%) SQL Data Analyst
11 19 (3.15%) Data Business Analyst
11 19 (3.15%) Quantitative Analyst
12 17 (2.82%) Administrator
13 15 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (2.49%) Systems Analyst
14 14 (2.32%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (2.16%) Oracle Architect
15 13 (2.16%) Risk Analyst
16 12 (1.99%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.15%) Web Services
2 17 (2.82%) .NET
2 17 (2.82%) CSS
2 17 (2.82%) HTML
2 17 (2.82%) XML
3 11 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 11 (1.82%) SOAP
4 10 (1.66%) Spring
5 9 (1.49%) WCF
6 8 (1.33%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.33%) CSS3
6 8 (1.33%) REST
7 7 (1.16%) HTML5
7 7 (1.16%) J2EE
7 7 (1.16%) JRules
7 7 (1.16%) WPF
8 6 (1.00%) Ajax
8 6 (1.00%) XSD
8 6 (1.00%) XSLT
9 5 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 86 (14.26%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (6.80%) Management Information System
2 41 (6.80%) Mathematics
3 40 (6.63%) Statistics
4 30 (4.98%) Derivative
5 29 (4.81%) Credit Risk
6 28 (4.64%) Market Risk
7 25 (4.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (3.65%) Computer Science
9 19 (3.15%) User Experience
10 16 (2.65%) Data Centre
11 13 (2.16%) NHS
12 12 (1.99%) Credit Derivative
12 12 (1.99%) Mainframe
12 12 (1.99%) Physics
13 11 (1.82%) Economics
13 11 (1.82%) Neural Network
14 10 (1.66%) Data Integration
14 10 (1.66%) Data Structures
14 10 (1.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.80%) Windows
2 33 (5.47%) Linux
3 22 (3.65%) Unix
4 15 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.66%) zOS
7 9 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.16%) AIX
9 7 (1.16%) Android
10 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.66%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.66%) Solaris
11 4 (0.66%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.33%) SUSE
13 1 (0.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (11.94%) Data Validation
3 66 (10.95%) Migration
3 66 (10.95%) Project Management
4 63 (10.45%) Business Analysis
5 56 (9.29%) Data Modelling
6 55 (9.12%) Data Analysis
7 54 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 51 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (8.13%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (6.80%) Analytics
11 40 (6.63%) SDLC
12 38 (6.30%) ETL
13 37 (6.14%) CRM
14 36 (5.97%) Change Management
15 35 (5.80%) Risk Management
16 34 (5.64%) Data Management
17 33 (5.47%) Data Migration
17 33 (5.47%) Service Management
18 32 (5.31%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 148 (24.54%) SQL
2 36 (5.97%) Java
3 35 (5.80%) C++
4 29 (4.81%) C#
5 26 (4.31%) JavaScript
5 26 (4.31%) Python
6 24 (3.98%) R
7 20 (3.32%) VBA
8 14 (2.32%) C
8 14 (2.32%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.82%) MATLAB
9 11 (1.82%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.49%) VB
11 8 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.16%) Perl
12 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.16%) Scala
13 6 (1.00%) Korn
13 6 (1.00%) XPath
14 5 (0.83%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 56 (9.29%) Degree
2 50 (8.29%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.15%) PhD
5 17 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.16%) ISEB
6 13 (2.16%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.16%) IIBA
9 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.50%) CBAP
11 3 (0.50%) CCIE
12 2 (0.33%) CCNP
13 1 (0.17%) CCNA
13 1 (0.17%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (10.95%) Data Quality
2 58 (9.62%) QA
3 14 (2.32%) MiFID
4 9 (1.49%) SLA
5 7 (1.16%) GxP
6 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.66%) WCAG
8 3 (0.50%) EMIR
9 2 (0.33%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.33%) Basel II
9 2 (0.33%) Basel III
9 2 (0.33%) GMP
9 2 (0.33%) SAS 70
9 2 (0.33%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 19 (3.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.82%) ACF2
3 10 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.66%) RACF
5 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.50%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.33%) HDFS
6 2 (0.33%) SRDF
6 2 (0.33%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Docker
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) NFS
7 1 (0.17%) Snort
7 1 (0.17%) Xen
7 1 (0.17%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (2.49%) zSecure
2 14 (2.32%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (1.82%) Puppet
4 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.66%) SCCM
5 2 (0.33%) FreeIPA
5 2 (0.33%) SELinux
6 1 (0.17%) Ansible
6 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.17%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.17%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 78 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 65 (10.78%) Oracle
3 23 (3.81%) SAP
4 18 (2.99%) Cognos
4 18 (2.99%) Informatica
5 17 (2.82%) HP
5 17 (2.82%) IBM
6 16 (2.65%) Tableau
7 15 (2.49%) WorldPay
8 14 (2.32%) Cisco
8 14 (2.32%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.16%) MicroStrategy
9 13 (2.16%) Remedy
10 12 (1.99%) VMware
11 9 (1.49%) Bloomberg
11 9 (1.49%) Citrix
11 9 (1.49%) EMC
11 9 (1.49%) Murex
11 9 (1.49%) Reuters
12 8 (1.33%) BMC
London
Apollo Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Good rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Xcede
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £280 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £217 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: Excellent plus benefits and company bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £420 - 460 per day + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 21 days ago