The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 212 188 171
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -17
Contract jobs citing Validation 253 298 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.12% 1.27% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.53% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 169 230
Median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £17.40 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £25.00 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
19471 19452 19895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.07% 83.14% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13941 13986 14064
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 219 250
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% +1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £52.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the London region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -13 33 £450 -9.54% 13
Canary Wharf +5 10 £160 -68.00%
Croydon -11 3 £425 -15.00%
Bromley 0 2 £425 -
Isleworth - 2 £450 -
Paddington - 2 £600 -
Brentford +4 1 - -
Southall - 1 £400 -
Twickenham - 1 £405 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 176 (32.59%) Finance
2 118 (21.85%) Migration
3 101 (18.70%) SQL
4 95 (17.59%) Banking
5 90 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
7 81 (15.00%) Data Migration
8 73 (13.52%) Degree
9 69 (12.78%) MS Excel
10 65 (12.04%) Microsoft
11 64 (11.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 61 (11.30%) Management Information System
13 58 (10.74%) Data Validation
14 56 (10.37%) Change Management
15 50 (9.26%) Test Scripting
16 49 (9.07%) QA
17 47 (8.70%) Project Management
18 45 (8.33%) Oracle
19 44 (8.15%) Java
19 44 (8.15%) Windows
20 42 (7.78%) Retail
21 41 (7.59%) MS Office
22 39 (7.22%) XML
22 39 (7.22%) Data Modelling
23 38 (7.04%) Web Services
24 36 (6.67%) Business Analysis
25 35 (6.48%) Data Analysis
25 35 (6.48%) Scrum
26 34 (6.30%) SAP
27 32 (5.93%) Front Office

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (4.63%) SAS
2 10 (1.85%) IBM Notes
2 10 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.67%) IIS
4 8 (1.48%) Apache
4 8 (1.48%) Confluence
5 7 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.74%) CMS
7 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.56%) CICS
8 3 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.37%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.37%) JBoss
9 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 69 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 41 (7.59%) MS Office
3 27 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 17 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (2.04%) MS Project
5 11 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.56%) SPSS
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.19%) EViews
8 1 (0.19%) GIMP
8 1 (0.19%) InVision
8 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.19%) Pixate
8 1 (0.19%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.74%) SAP PM
4 3 (0.56%) BPCS
5 2 (0.37%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.37%) Maximo
5 2 (0.37%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.37%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.37%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.19%) Epicor iScala
6 1 (0.19%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.19%) Minerva
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle AML
6 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.19%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.30%) Office 365
3 4 (0.74%) GitHub
3 4 (0.74%) IaaS
3 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.74%) PaaS
4 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 3 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (0.56%) Boomi
4 3 (0.56%) CloudFront
4 3 (0.56%) Route 53
4 3 (0.56%) SaaS
4 3 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.37%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.33%) Internet
2 16 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 12 (2.22%) LAN
3 12 (2.22%) Wireless
4 11 (2.04%) WAN
5 9 (1.67%) Firewall
6 6 (1.11%) LDAP
6 6 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.93%) Intranet
8 4 (0.74%) BGP
8 4 (0.74%) DNS
8 4 (0.74%) HTTP
8 4 (0.74%) MPLS
9 3 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.56%) IPv4
9 3 (0.56%) IPv6
9 3 (0.56%) SSL
9 3 (0.56%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.67%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.48%) Big Data
4 8 (1.48%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (1.30%) MySQL
5 7 (1.30%) QlikView
5 7 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.11%) Data Mart
6 6 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.93%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.93%) DB2
7 5 (0.93%) GIS
7 5 (0.93%) OLTP
7 5 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.74%) MS Access
8 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (3.52%) JIRA
2 14 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.85%) Subversion
5 9 (1.67%) Selenium
6 8 (1.48%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.11%) JMeter
8 5 (0.93%) Ant
8 5 (0.93%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.93%) ERwin
9 4 (0.74%) Appium
9 4 (0.74%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.74%) LSMW
9 4 (0.74%) Maven
9 4 (0.74%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.56%) MSI
10 3 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.37%) Gatling
11 2 (0.37%) TestRail
General
1 176 (32.59%) Finance
2 95 (17.59%) Banking
3 42 (7.78%) Retail
4 32 (5.93%) Front Office
5 28 (5.19%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.96%) Marketing
7 15 (2.78%) Legal
8 14 (2.59%) Back Office
9 12 (2.22%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.48%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.30%) Advertising
12 7 (1.30%) Publishing
13 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.56%) Billing
15 3 (0.56%) Law
16 2 (0.37%) Local Government
16 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
17 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (30.00%) Analyst
2 84 (15.56%) Developer
3 55 (10.19%) Business Analyst
4 41 (7.59%) Consultant
5 34 (6.30%) Data Analyst
6 31 (5.74%) Architect
7 27 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.63%) Risk Analyst
9 24 (4.44%) Test Analyst
10 19 (3.52%) Qualitative Analyst
10 19 (3.52%) Quantitative Analyst
11 17 (3.15%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
12 16 (2.96%) Migration Analyst
12 16 (2.96%) Quantitative Developer
12 16 (2.96%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (2.78%) Test Leader
14 14 (2.59%) Data Migration Lead
14 14 (2.59%) Security Technician
15 13 (2.41%) Data Migration Analyst
15 13 (2.41%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.22%) XML
2 38 (7.04%) Web Services
3 29 (5.37%) HTML
4 23 (4.26%) CSS
5 17 (3.15%) REST
6 16 (2.96%) SOAP
7 12 (2.22%) HTML5
8 11 (2.04%) CSS3
9 10 (1.85%) .NET
9 10 (1.85%) XML Schema
10 9 (1.67%) Ajax
11 8 (1.48%) J2EE
11 8 (1.48%) JSON
11 8 (1.48%) XSD
12 7 (1.30%) XSLT
13 6 (1.11%) jQuery
13 6 (1.11%) Middleware
13 6 (1.11%) Spring
13 6 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 5 (0.93%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 86 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (11.30%) Management Information System
3 27 (5.00%) User Experience
4 21 (3.89%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.15%) Fixed Income
5 17 (3.15%) Mainframe
6 16 (2.96%) Credit Risk
7 15 (2.78%) Market Risk
8 14 (2.59%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.59%) Mathematics
9 13 (2.41%) Mobile App
10 12 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 12 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (2.04%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.85%) Reference Data
12 10 (1.85%) Statistics
13 9 (1.67%) Data Extraction
13 9 (1.67%) FMCG
14 8 (1.48%) Derivative
14 8 (1.48%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.15%) Windows
2 29 (5.37%) Linux
3 23 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 20 (3.70%) Unix
5 14 (2.59%) Android
6 12 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.48%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.37%) zOS
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) HPUX
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (21.85%) Migration
2 90 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 64 (11.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 58 (10.74%) Data Validation
6 56 (10.37%) Change Management
7 50 (9.26%) Test Scripting
8 47 (8.70%) Project Management
9 39 (7.22%) Data Modelling
10 36 (6.67%) Business Analysis
11 35 (6.48%) Data Analysis
11 35 (6.48%) Scrum
12 32 (5.93%) Data Management
13 31 (5.74%) Service Management
14 30 (5.56%) ETL
15 28 (5.19%) SDLC
15 28 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (4.81%) Risk Management
17 25 (4.63%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (4.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 101 (18.70%) SQL
2 44 (8.15%) Java
3 31 (5.74%) Python
4 25 (4.63%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.52%) C#
6 18 (3.33%) C
6 18 (3.33%) C++
7 17 (3.15%) VBA
8 16 (2.96%) Perl
9 15 (2.78%) R
10 13 (2.41%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.85%) Ruby
11 10 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.67%) VBScript
13 7 (1.30%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.30%) VB
14 6 (1.11%) PHP
15 5 (0.93%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.93%) SOQL
15 5 (0.93%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 73 (13.52%) Degree
2 32 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.96%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.22%) ACDT
5 12 (2.22%) ACHDS
5 12 (2.22%) ACTC
5 12 (2.22%) MCDST
5 12 (2.22%) MCP
5 12 (2.22%) MCSA
5 12 (2.22%) MCSE
5 12 (2.22%) MCSM
5 12 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
6 11 (2.04%) A+ Certification
6 11 (2.04%) ISEB
7 9 (1.67%) PMP
8 7 (1.30%) PhD
9 5 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.07%) QA
2 22 (4.07%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.04%) SLA
4 8 (1.48%) GxP
5 7 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.93%) GMP
6 5 (0.93%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.74%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.74%) SAS 70
7 4 (0.74%) WCAG
8 2 (0.37%) Basel III
8 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.37%) FATCA
8 2 (0.37%) MiFID
8 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.19%) GAMP
9 1 (0.19%) GCP
9 1 (0.19%) GLP
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.19%) ISO22301
System Software
1 29 (5.37%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.59%) RACF
3 13 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (1.11%) ACF2
5 4 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.19%) HDFS
7 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (3.70%) zSecure
2 15 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.48%) Puppet
4 5 (0.93%) Ansible
4 5 (0.93%) BladeLogic
4 5 (0.93%) Nagios
4 5 (0.93%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.74%) PowerCLI
6 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.56%) SCCM
7 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 65 (12.04%) Microsoft
2 45 (8.33%) Oracle
3 34 (6.30%) SAP
4 16 (2.96%) Citrix
5 14 (2.59%) Informatica
6 13 (2.41%) Dell
7 12 (2.22%) Apple
7 12 (2.22%) VMware
8 11 (2.04%) Cisco
8 11 (2.04%) IBM
9 10 (1.85%) Lotus
9 10 (1.85%) Tableau
10 8 (1.48%) Murex
10 8 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.48%) Yardi
11 7 (1.30%) Alteryx
12 5 (0.93%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.74%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.74%) Splunk
13 4 (0.74%) Talend
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £525 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Can be discussed
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Churchill Frank International
Rate: £325 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bluestone Resourcing
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £90000 - £120000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago