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 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 153 208 150
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -58
Contract jobs citing Validation 338 254 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.42% 1.01% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.32% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 160 222
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 £300 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -
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
18326 19215 19765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.93% 76.56% 74.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12760 13440 13274
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 220 231 364
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.34 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +39 70 £450 +12.50% 24
Docklands, London +18 10 £500 +33.33% 1
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 169 (25.96%) Finance
2 122 (18.74%) SQL
3 120 (18.43%) Banking
4 110 (16.90%) Migration
5 79 (12.14%) Oracle
6 78 (11.98%) Investment Banking
7 76 (11.67%) SAP
7 76 (11.67%) Data Validation
8 73 (11.21%) QA
9 72 (11.06%) Data Migration
10 70 (10.75%) Business Analysis
11 67 (10.29%) MS Excel
12 65 (9.98%) Project Management
13 61 (9.37%) Data Analysis
14 60 (9.22%) Degree
15 56 (8.60%) UML
16 55 (8.45%) Management Information System
17 54 (8.29%) SQL Server
18 51 (7.83%) Unit Testing
19 50 (7.68%) Microsoft
20 48 (7.37%) Windows
21 47 (7.22%) XML
21 47 (7.22%) Front Office
21 47 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
22 46 (7.07%) HTML
23 43 (6.61%) Analytics
24 42 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
24 42 (6.45%) C#
24 42 (6.45%) Scrum
25 41 (6.30%) Use Case

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 10 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.38%) CMS
3 7 (1.08%) Tomcat
3 7 (1.08%) Confluence
4 5 (0.77%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.46%) SAS
7 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.31%) IIS
7 2 (0.31%) Drupal
7 2 (0.31%) Node.js
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.15%) Captiva
8 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 67 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 33 (5.07%) MS Office
3 19 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.76%) MS Project
5 15 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (1.54%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.77%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.46%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.15%) Stata
10 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (3.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (2.61%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (2.46%) Oracle General Ledger
3 16 (2.46%) Oracle Payables
3 16 (2.46%) Oracle Receivables
3 16 (2.46%) Oracle Assets
4 10 (1.54%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.23%) SAP FI/CO
5 8 (1.23%) SAP FI
6 7 (1.08%) SAP SD
6 7 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.61%) Workday HCM
8 4 (0.61%) SAP WM
8 4 (0.61%) BPCS
9 3 (0.46%) Oracle HRMS
9 3 (0.46%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.46%) SAP PP
10 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.31%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.92%) IaaS
2 2 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.07%) WAN
2 17 (2.61%) LAN
2 17 (2.61%) Firewall
3 13 (2.00%) Network Security
4 12 (1.84%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.38%) SAN
5 9 (1.38%) NAS
6 8 (1.23%) DNS
6 8 (1.23%) SSL
7 7 (1.08%) VPN
7 7 (1.08%) Intranet
7 7 (1.08%) Internet
8 6 (0.92%) Broadband
8 6 (0.92%) DHCP
9 5 (0.77%) DWDM
9 5 (0.77%) MPLS
9 5 (0.77%) IPsec
10 4 (0.61%) DMZ
10 4 (0.61%) Wireshark
10 4 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 31 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 28 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (2.92%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (2.92%) RDBMS
4 19 (2.92%) Oracle ODI
5 18 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (2.15%) SAP Data Services
6 14 (2.15%) MS Access
7 11 (1.69%) BusinessObjects XI
8 9 (1.38%) QlikView
9 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.08%) OLAP
10 7 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (1.08%) SAP BI
10 7 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (3.38%) JUnit
2 15 (2.30%) Subversion
2 15 (2.30%) JIRA
3 11 (1.69%) Toad
4 10 (1.54%) PVCS
4 10 (1.54%) Axure RP
5 9 (1.38%) Cucumber
5 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Blend
5 9 (1.38%) PowerDesigner
6 8 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.23%) SpecFlow
6 8 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (1.23%) MSTest
7 5 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.77%) LSMW
8 3 (0.46%) Maven
8 3 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (0.46%) Ant
General
1 169 (25.96%) Finance
2 120 (18.43%) Banking
3 78 (11.98%) Investment Banking
4 47 (7.22%) Front Office
5 26 (3.99%) Publishing
6 19 (2.92%) Retail
7 18 (2.76%) Back Office
8 17 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 15 (2.30%) Financial Institution
10 13 (2.00%) Legal
11 12 (1.84%) Manufacturing
12 11 (1.69%) Marketing
13 10 (1.54%) Telecoms
14 8 (1.23%) Advertising
15 7 (1.08%) Games
16 5 (0.77%) Local Government
17 3 (0.46%) Billing
17 3 (0.46%) General Ledger
18 2 (0.31%) Law
18 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 237 (36.41%) Analyst
2 109 (16.74%) Business Analyst
3 101 (15.51%) Developer
4 59 (9.06%) Consultant
5 57 (8.76%) Data Analyst
6 37 (5.68%) Architect
7 35 (5.38%) Project Manager
8 27 (4.15%) Systems Analyst
9 25 (3.84%) SAP Consultant
10 23 (3.53%) Quantitative Developer
11 21 (3.23%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 19 (2.92%) C++ Developer
13 17 (2.61%) Designer
13 17 (2.61%) SAP Analyst
14 16 (2.46%) Administrator
14 16 (2.46%) Test Manager
15 15 (2.30%) SAP Data Analyst
16 14 (2.15%) Banking Business Analyst
16 14 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
17 13 (2.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.22%) XML
2 46 (7.07%) HTML
3 40 (6.14%) CSS
4 35 (5.38%) .NET
5 27 (4.15%) jQuery
6 23 (3.53%) Ajax
7 22 (3.38%) XSLT
8 21 (3.23%) XSD
9 18 (2.76%) Web Services
10 16 (2.46%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.30%) HTML5
12 12 (1.84%) SOAP
12 12 (1.84%) .NET Framework
13 9 (1.38%) JSP
13 9 (1.38%) RESTful
13 9 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (1.38%) WCF
13 9 (1.38%) WPF
13 9 (1.38%) Silverlight
13 9 (1.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.45%) Management Information System
2 27 (4.15%) Computer Science
3 26 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (3.23%) Market Risk
5 20 (3.07%) FMCG
6 19 (2.92%) Data Conversion
7 15 (2.30%) W3C
7 15 (2.30%) Fixed Income
7 15 (2.30%) Derivative
8 14 (2.15%) NHS
9 11 (1.69%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.38%) Semantic Web
11 8 (1.23%) SWIFT
12 6 (0.92%) Credit Risk
12 6 (0.92%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.92%) Equities
13 5 (0.77%) Online Games
14 4 (0.61%) iSeries
14 4 (0.61%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.37%) Windows
2 39 (5.99%) Linux
3 36 (5.53%) UNIX
4 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (0.92%) Solaris
6 5 (0.77%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.77%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.61%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.46%) Android
8 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (16.90%) Migration
2 76 (11.67%) Data Validation
3 72 (11.06%) Data Migration
4 70 (10.75%) Business Analysis
5 65 (9.98%) Project Management
6 61 (9.37%) Data Analysis
7 56 (8.60%) UML
8 51 (7.83%) Unit Testing
9 47 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (6.61%) Analytics
11 42 (6.45%) Scrum
11 42 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 41 (6.30%) Use Case
13 40 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 39 (5.99%) GAP Analysis
14 39 (5.99%) Test Scripting
15 37 (5.68%) Data Modelling
15 37 (5.68%) ETL
16 35 (5.38%) Data Mapping
17 34 (5.22%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (18.74%) SQL
2 42 (6.45%) C#
3 39 (5.99%) T-SQL
4 36 (5.53%) C++
5 34 (5.22%) PL/SQL
6 27 (4.15%) Python
7 23 (3.53%) Java
8 22 (3.38%) JavaScript
9 21 (3.23%) VBA
10 18 (2.76%) Perl
11 12 (1.84%) C
12 10 (1.54%) XQuery
13 9 (1.38%) SPARQL
14 8 (1.23%) VB
14 8 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.77%) VBScript
16 4 (0.61%) RPG
17 3 (0.46%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.46%) MATLAB
18 2 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (9.22%) Degree
2 35 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 27 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.46%) ISEB
5 10 (1.54%) PhD
5 10 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.77%) VCAP
7 5 (0.77%) MBA
7 5 (0.77%) VCDX
7 5 (0.77%) CCNP
7 5 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.61%) CISSP
8 4 (0.61%) CCIE
8 4 (0.61%) CISM
9 3 (0.46%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.46%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (11.21%) QA
2 20 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.61%) GMP
5 4 (0.61%) GxP
6 3 (0.46%) SLA
6 3 (0.46%) Basel III
6 3 (0.46%) EMIR
6 3 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.31%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.15%) COREP
8 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.15%) FATCA
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 14443
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 7816
8 1 (0.15%) Basel II
8 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (2.76%) RACF
2 7 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.92%) vSphere
4 5 (0.77%) vCloud
5 3 (0.46%) Nmap
6 2 (0.31%) NFS
7 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) ACF2
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.77%) Puppet
2 5 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.46%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.46%) Nessus
4 1 (0.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.15%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.15%) Control-M
4 1 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 79 (12.14%) Oracle
2 76 (11.67%) SAP
3 50 (7.68%) Microsoft
4 25 (3.84%) HP
5 13 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (1.84%) Business Objects
6 12 (1.84%) Informatica
7 11 (1.69%) Hyperion
7 11 (1.69%) Sybase
8 10 (1.54%) IBM
8 10 (1.54%) CODA
9 9 (1.38%) Cisco
9 9 (1.38%) Cognos
9 9 (1.38%) VMware
9 9 (1.38%) Tableau
10 8 (1.23%) Talend
11 7 (1.08%) CA
12 6 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (0.92%) hybris
13 5 (0.77%) Fortinet
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + 9 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £420 - £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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MACQUARIE
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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Rate: £375 - 450 per day
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