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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 171 176 189
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 300 299 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.27% 1.27% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.60% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 207 181
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £298 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £630 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £50.75 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.59% +41.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £27.70 £19.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £55.95 £45.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
18668 18664 19051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.27% 79.03% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13353 13049 13235
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 227 267
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.00 £53.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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
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 2015.

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 29 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
City of London +14 84 £475 +1.87% 18
Croydon - 13 £250 -
Docklands, London -11 4 £550 +10.00%
Uxbridge +1 2 £425 +55.96%
Brentford +1 2 £135 -70.00%
Canary Wharf -9 2 £500 -
Bromley - 2 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - - 1
Enfield - 1 - - 1
Hackney - 1 £300 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 213 (34.86%) Finance
2 197 (32.24%) SQL
3 116 (18.99%) Banking
4 100 (16.37%) Migration
5 89 (14.57%) Data Validation
6 88 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
8 79 (12.93%) Business Analysis
8 79 (12.93%) Java
9 72 (11.78%) Microsoft
10 64 (10.47%) Data Migration
11 63 (10.31%) Oracle
11 63 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 62 (10.15%) Project Management
13 61 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing
14 58 (9.49%) Analytics
15 57 (9.33%) SQL Server
15 57 (9.33%) ETL
16 55 (9.00%) Data Modelling
16 55 (9.00%) QA
17 54 (8.84%) MS Excel
17 54 (8.84%) Data Analysis
18 53 (8.67%) Degree
19 50 (8.18%) Test Scripting
20 47 (7.69%) JavaScript
21 45 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
22 44 (7.20%) HTML
23 42 (6.87%) ITIL
23 42 (6.87%) CRM
23 42 (6.87%) Management Information System

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (3.60%) Tomcat
2 20 (3.27%) JBoss
3 18 (2.95%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.95%) WebSphere
4 16 (2.62%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.13%) Apache
6 12 (1.96%) GlassFish
6 12 (1.96%) SAS
7 10 (1.64%) IIS
8 9 (1.47%) Confluence
9 8 (1.31%) MS Exchange
10 7 (1.15%) iPlanet
10 7 (1.15%) Jetty
10 7 (1.15%) nginx
10 7 (1.15%) Mule
10 7 (1.15%) Tornado
10 7 (1.15%) WildFly
10 7 (1.15%) Mule ESB
10 7 (1.15%) Apache TomEE
11 6 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 54 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.75%) MS Office
3 23 (3.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (3.11%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.96%) MS Project
6 6 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.82%) Maya
8 3 (0.49%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.49%) LaTeX
8 3 (0.49%) Maple
8 3 (0.49%) SPSS
9 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.65%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.49%) Maximo
4 3 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.33%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.33%) HFM
5 2 (0.33%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.16%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.29%) SaaS
2 10 (1.64%) PaaS
3 7 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.98%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.33%) Force.com
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) Taleo
6 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.29%) Internet
2 13 (2.13%) HTTP
3 8 (1.31%) SAN
4 7 (1.15%) NAS
5 6 (0.98%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.98%) OpenLDAP
6 4 (0.65%) LAN
6 4 (0.65%) WAN
6 4 (0.65%) Firewall
7 3 (0.49%) Network Security
7 3 (0.49%) Intranet
7 3 (0.49%) LDAP
7 3 (0.49%) VPN
7 3 (0.49%) VoIP
8 2 (0.33%) DNS
8 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.33%) DHCP
8 2 (0.33%) Extranet
8 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (3.76%) Big Data
4 18 (2.95%) Relational Database
4 18 (2.95%) MySQL
5 16 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (2.13%) QlikView
8 11 (1.80%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.64%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.15%) Redis
11 7 (1.15%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.15%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.98%) InterSystems Cache
12 6 (0.98%) Riak
Development Applications
1 24 (3.93%) JIRA
2 16 (2.62%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.29%) Selenium
4 13 (2.13%) JMeter
4 13 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 12 (1.96%) Maven
6 9 (1.47%) Subversion
7 8 (1.31%) JUnit
8 7 (1.15%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.98%) Mocha
9 6 (0.98%) Gerrit
9 6 (0.98%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.98%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.98%) Gradle
9 6 (0.98%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.98%) Ant
9 6 (0.98%) SonarQube
10 5 (0.82%) WebDriver
10 5 (0.82%) CruiseControl
General
1 213 (34.86%) Finance
2 116 (18.99%) Banking
3 31 (5.07%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 21 (3.44%) Marketing
6 17 (2.78%) Front Office
6 17 (2.78%) Retail
7 13 (2.13%) Back Office
7 13 (2.13%) Legal
8 10 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.64%) Corporate Banking
9 9 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.15%) Publishing
11 6 (0.98%) Games
11 6 (0.98%) Billing
12 5 (0.82%) Local Government
13 4 (0.65%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.65%) Advertising
13 4 (0.65%) Law
13 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 223 (36.50%) Analyst
2 92 (15.06%) Business Analyst
3 79 (12.93%) Developer
4 61 (9.98%) Data Analyst
5 38 (6.22%) Project Manager
6 36 (5.89%) Architect
7 34 (5.56%) Consultant
8 30 (4.91%) Test Analyst
9 21 (3.44%) Technical Analyst
10 20 (3.27%) Tester
11 16 (2.62%) Senior Architect
12 14 (2.29%) Test Manager
13 12 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (1.96%) Systems Tester
13 12 (1.96%) Test Engineer
13 12 (1.96%) Banking Business Analyst
14 11 (1.80%) SQL Developer
14 11 (1.80%) Quantitative Analyst
14 11 (1.80%) Systems Analyst
15 10 (1.64%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (7.20%) HTML
2 32 (5.24%) CSS
3 26 (4.26%) XML
4 25 (4.09%) HTML5
5 24 (3.93%) J2EE
6 23 (3.76%) Spring
6 23 (3.76%) REST
7 20 (3.27%) .NET
7 20 (3.27%) Web Services
8 19 (3.11%) AngularJS
9 17 (2.78%) SOAP
10 16 (2.62%) jQuery
11 15 (2.45%) JSON
11 15 (2.45%) Struts
11 15 (2.45%) Middleware
12 14 (2.29%) Ajax
13 13 (2.13%) CSS3
14 9 (1.47%) Spring MVC
14 9 (1.47%) Apache Flex
14 9 (1.47%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 84 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 27 (4.42%) Fixed Income
4 26 (4.26%) Statistics
4 26 (4.26%) User Experience
5 24 (3.93%) Computer Science
6 23 (3.76%) Data Integration
6 23 (3.76%) Visualisation
7 21 (3.44%) Credit Risk
8 19 (3.11%) Mathematics
9 16 (2.62%) Data Centre
10 15 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (2.29%) Market Risk
12 12 (1.96%) SWIFT
13 11 (1.80%) Derivative
14 9 (1.47%) W3C
14 9 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.31%) Data Structures
15 8 (1.31%) Algorithms
15 8 (1.31%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 41 (6.71%) Windows
2 39 (6.38%) UNIX
3 34 (5.56%) Linux
4 19 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (1.64%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.47%) CentOS
7 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.98%) AIX
9 5 (0.82%) Android
9 5 (0.82%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.65%) Solaris
11 2 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (16.37%) Migration
2 89 (14.57%) Data Validation
3 88 (14.40%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (12.93%) Business Analysis
5 64 (10.47%) Data Migration
6 63 (10.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 62 (10.15%) Project Management
8 61 (9.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 58 (9.49%) Analytics
10 57 (9.33%) ETL
11 55 (9.00%) Data Modelling
12 54 (8.84%) Data Analysis
13 50 (8.18%) Test Scripting
14 42 (6.87%) CRM
14 42 (6.87%) ITIL
15 41 (6.71%) Change Management
16 33 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
16 33 (5.40%) Scrum
17 31 (5.07%) Data Cleansing
18 30 (4.91%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (32.24%) SQL
2 79 (12.93%) Java
3 47 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 32 (5.24%) Python
5 25 (4.09%) C++
6 21 (3.44%) T-SQL
7 20 (3.27%) C#
8 19 (3.11%) VBA
9 18 (2.95%) Perl
10 17 (2.78%) R
11 13 (2.13%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.96%) Ruby
12 12 (1.96%) Scala
12 12 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.64%) VB
14 9 (1.47%) C
14 9 (1.47%) PHP
15 7 (1.15%) PowerShell
16 5 (0.82%) Lua
17 4 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 53 (8.67%) Degree
2 23 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.95%) ISEB
4 14 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.13%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.47%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.31%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.82%) PMP
9 5 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.65%) PhD
11 3 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.49%) MCSE
11 3 (0.49%) MCITP
12 2 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.33%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (9.00%) QA
2 14 (2.29%) SLA
3 11 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.31%) GMP
5 7 (1.15%) MiFID
5 7 (1.15%) GAMP
5 7 (1.15%) GCP
6 6 (0.98%) GxP
7 5 (0.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.49%) Basel II
8 3 (0.49%) GLP
8 3 (0.49%) DICOM
8 3 (0.49%) COREP
8 3 (0.49%) FINREP
9 2 (0.33%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.33%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (3.76%) Active Directory
1 23 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (1.64%) vCloud
3 7 (1.15%) Varnish
3 7 (1.15%) Squid
4 4 (0.65%) vSphere
5 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.33%) XenApp
6 2 (0.33%) RACF
7 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.16%) KVM
7 1 (0.16%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 21 (3.44%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.80%) Puppet
3 10 (1.64%) ZABBIX
4 7 (1.15%) Ansible
5 6 (0.98%) logstash
5 6 (0.98%) Salt
5 6 (0.98%) Kibana
5 6 (0.98%) Rundeck
5 6 (0.98%) HAProxy
5 6 (0.98%) SCCM
6 4 (0.65%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.33%) zSecure
8 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.16%) yum
8 1 (0.16%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.16%) SCOM
8 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 72 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.31%) Oracle
3 31 (5.07%) SAP
4 29 (4.75%) IBM
5 27 (4.42%) VMware
6 19 (3.11%) Tableau
7 15 (2.45%) Red Hat
8 13 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.64%) Cisco
9 10 (1.64%) Citrix
9 10 (1.64%) hybris
10 9 (1.47%) Alteryx
10 9 (1.47%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.47%) Perforce
10 9 (1.47%) HP
10 9 (1.47%) Sybase
11 8 (1.31%) Cadence
12 7 (1.15%) Talend
12 7 (1.15%) Twitter
12 7 (1.15%) Adobe
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £280 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: Competitive (dependant on experience) plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25000.00 per annum + Pro Rata for 9 months
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 15 days ago