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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 157 215 161
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -54
Contract jobs citing Validation 334 252 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.36% 1.00% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.29% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 156 185
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £263 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Average hourly rate £48.00 £22.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £57.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 +37 69 £415 -7.77% 17
Feltham +7 5 £176 -58.09%
Canary Wharf +21 2 £450 -4.66%
Uxbridge - 2 £273 -
Croydon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 159 (25.48%) Finance
2 120 (19.23%) SQL
3 114 (18.27%) Banking
4 101 (16.19%) Migration
5 84 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
7 75 (12.02%) Oracle
8 72 (11.54%) Investment Banking
9 71 (11.38%) QA
10 70 (11.22%) Project Management
11 69 (11.06%) Business Analysis
12 68 (10.90%) Management Information System
12 68 (10.90%) SAP
13 65 (10.42%) Data Migration
14 63 (10.10%) MS Excel
15 62 (9.94%) Data Validation
16 56 (8.97%) Unit Testing
16 56 (8.97%) Degree
17 53 (8.49%) Windows
18 50 (8.01%) Data Analysis
19 49 (7.85%) Microsoft
20 48 (7.69%) XML
21 47 (7.53%) UNIX
22 45 (7.21%) Front Office
23 44 (7.05%) Linux
24 43 (6.89%) User Acceptance Testing
25 42 (6.73%) Use Case
25 42 (6.73%) UML
26 41 (6.57%) SQL Server
26 41 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 11 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.44%) Confluence
2 9 (1.44%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.80%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.48%) IIS
5 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.32%) SAS
7 1 (0.16%) Drupal
7 1 (0.16%) Captiva
7 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.16%) Lync
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.16%) Node.js
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 63 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.33%) MS Project
3 25 (4.01%) MS Office
4 20 (3.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.88%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.60%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.48%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 25 (4.01%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (2.72%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
3 16 (2.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 16 (2.56%) Oracle Assets
3 16 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
4 8 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (1.12%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.64%) SAP WM
7 4 (0.64%) BPCS
7 4 (0.64%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.64%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.48%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle HRMS
8 3 (0.48%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.32%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.32%) PolarLake
9 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.96%) IaaS
2 3 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.21%) Firewall
2 17 (2.72%) WAN
3 16 (2.56%) Network Security
4 14 (2.24%) LAN
4 14 (2.24%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.44%) NAS
5 9 (1.44%) SSL
5 9 (1.44%) SAN
6 8 (1.28%) DNS
7 7 (1.12%) VPN
8 6 (0.96%) Broadband
8 6 (0.96%) DHCP
9 5 (0.80%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.80%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.80%) IPsec
9 5 (0.80%) DMZ
9 5 (0.80%) DWDM
9 5 (0.80%) MPLS
10 4 (0.64%) Intranet
10 4 (0.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.37%) Oracle Reports
4 21 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (3.21%) Oracle Database
6 19 (3.04%) Oracle ODI
7 18 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 14 (2.24%) SAP Data Services
9 13 (2.08%) QlikView
10 10 (1.60%) MS Access
11 9 (1.44%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
11 9 (1.44%) MySQL
12 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.12%) OLAP
13 7 (1.12%) SAP BI
14 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (3.53%) JUnit
2 18 (2.88%) JIRA
3 17 (2.72%) Subversion
4 12 (1.92%) Toad
5 10 (1.60%) PVCS
6 8 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (1.12%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.96%) PowerDesigner
8 6 (0.96%) Ant
9 5 (0.80%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.48%) Maven
12 2 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.32%) XMLUnit
13 1 (0.16%) Selenium
13 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 159 (25.48%) Finance
2 114 (18.27%) Banking
3 72 (11.54%) Investment Banking
4 45 (7.21%) Front Office
5 20 (3.21%) Retail
5 20 (3.21%) Publishing
5 20 (3.21%) Legal
6 18 (2.88%) Financial Institution
7 17 (2.72%) Back Office
8 16 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (2.24%) Marketing
10 13 (2.08%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.60%) Advertising
12 9 (1.44%) Telecoms
13 7 (1.12%) Games
14 5 (0.80%) Local Government
15 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.48%) Billing
15 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 213 (34.13%) Analyst
2 109 (17.47%) Business Analyst
3 99 (15.87%) Developer
4 58 (9.29%) Consultant
5 49 (7.85%) Data Analyst
6 34 (5.45%) Architect
7 33 (5.29%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.01%) SAP Consultant
9 22 (3.53%) Quantitative Developer
10 21 (3.37%) Administrator
11 19 (3.04%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 17 (2.72%) Banking Business Analyst
13 16 (2.56%) C++ Developer
14 15 (2.40%) Test Manager
14 15 (2.40%) Systems Analyst
15 13 (2.08%) Data Consultant
15 13 (2.08%) Technical Consultant
16 12 (1.92%) Test Analyst
16 12 (1.92%) MI Analyst
17 11 (1.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.69%) XML
2 40 (6.41%) HTML
3 35 (5.61%) CSS
4 23 (3.69%) .NET
5 21 (3.37%) XSD
5 21 (3.37%) Ajax
6 20 (3.21%) jQuery
7 18 (2.88%) XSLT
8 14 (2.24%) Web Services
9 12 (1.92%) JSP
10 10 (1.60%) Spring
10 10 (1.60%) HTML5
11 9 (1.44%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.28%) JSON
12 8 (1.28%) Spring MVC
12 8 (1.28%) Dojo
13 7 (1.12%) XHTML
14 6 (0.96%) FpML
14 6 (0.96%) Middleware
14 6 (0.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (10.90%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (3.04%) Market Risk
6 18 (2.88%) Fixed Income
7 17 (2.72%) Derivative
8 16 (2.56%) Data Conversion
8 16 (2.56%) FMCG
9 13 (2.08%) User Experience
9 13 (2.08%) NHS
10 12 (1.92%) W3C
10 12 (1.92%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.28%) Credit Risk
12 7 (1.12%) Equities
13 6 (0.96%) Statistics
13 6 (0.96%) Semantic Web
13 6 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.80%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (0.80%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.49%) Windows
2 47 (7.53%) UNIX
3 44 (7.05%) Linux
4 11 (1.76%) Solaris
5 9 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.96%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.80%) Windows 2000
8 4 (0.64%) zOS
8 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.48%) Android
9 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.16%) CentOS
10 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (16.19%) Migration
2 84 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (11.22%) Project Management
4 69 (11.06%) Business Analysis
5 65 (10.42%) Data Migration
6 62 (9.94%) Data Validation
7 56 (8.97%) Unit Testing
8 50 (8.01%) Data Analysis
9 43 (6.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 42 (6.73%) Use Case
10 42 (6.73%) UML
11 41 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (6.41%) GAP Analysis
13 39 (6.25%) ITIL
14 38 (6.09%) Analytics
15 36 (5.77%) ETL
16 34 (5.45%) Test Scripting
17 33 (5.29%) Data Modelling
18 29 (4.65%) Scrum
18 29 (4.65%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 120 (19.23%) SQL
2 33 (5.29%) C++
3 31 (4.97%) T-SQL
4 28 (4.49%) Java
4 28 (4.49%) JavaScript
5 25 (4.01%) C#
5 25 (4.01%) PL/SQL
6 22 (3.53%) Python
7 20 (3.21%) VBA
8 16 (2.56%) Perl
9 11 (1.76%) C
10 9 (1.44%) VB
11 7 (1.12%) VBScript
11 7 (1.12%) XQuery
12 6 (0.96%) SPARQL
13 4 (0.64%) RPG
13 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.32%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 56 (8.97%) Degree
2 32 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.69%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.88%) ISEB
5 12 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.60%) PhD
7 7 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.80%) VCDX
9 5 (0.80%) VCAP
9 5 (0.80%) CISM
9 5 (0.80%) CISSP
9 5 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.80%) CCNP
10 4 (0.64%) CCIE
10 4 (0.64%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.48%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (11.38%) QA
2 10 (1.60%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.96%) SLA
5 3 (0.48%) Basel III
5 3 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.48%) GMP
5 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.32%) GxP
6 2 (0.32%) GAMP
6 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
7 1 (0.16%) WAI
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 14443
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 7816
7 1 (0.16%) COREP
7 1 (0.16%) EMIR
7 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (4.81%) RACF
2 7 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.96%) vSphere
4 5 (0.80%) vCloud
5 4 (0.64%) Nmap
6 2 (0.32%) NFS
6 2 (0.32%) ACF2
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.96%) Puppet
3 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.64%) Nessus
5 3 (0.48%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
6 1 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.16%) Control-M
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 75 (12.02%) Oracle
2 68 (10.90%) SAP
3 49 (7.85%) Microsoft
4 29 (4.65%) HP
5 13 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.92%) IBM
6 12 (1.92%) Informatica
6 12 (1.92%) Tableau
7 10 (1.60%) Cisco
7 10 (1.60%) CODA
7 10 (1.60%) Cognos
8 9 (1.44%) VMware
8 9 (1.44%) Sybase
9 8 (1.28%) Talend
9 8 (1.28%) hybris
10 6 (0.96%) CA
10 6 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
10 6 (0.96%) Fortinet
11 5 (0.80%) TippingPoint
11 5 (0.80%) Tufin
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