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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 176 161 209
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +48
Contract jobs citing Validation 308 338 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.28% 1.41% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.78% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 227 149
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £306 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £18.20 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £42.20 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
19178 18942 19608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.67% 79.00% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13701 13153 13715
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 216 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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 +11 82 £500 +11.11% 12
Croydon - 8 £500 -
Bromley - 3 £450 -
Brentford -2 2 £135 -70.00% 1
Canary Wharf -8 2 £500 +11.11%
Uxbridge +3 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £300 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 194 (32.50%) Finance
2 188 (31.49%) SQL
3 110 (18.43%) Banking
4 94 (15.75%) Migration
5 89 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
7 82 (13.74%) Data Validation
8 78 (13.07%) Java
9 72 (12.06%) Microsoft
10 71 (11.89%) Business Analysis
11 63 (10.55%) Data Modelling
11 63 (10.55%) Oracle
12 62 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 62 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 61 (10.22%) Data Migration
14 59 (9.88%) Project Management
15 58 (9.72%) MS Excel
15 58 (9.72%) Degree
16 54 (9.05%) JavaScript
17 53 (8.88%) Analytics
18 52 (8.71%) ETL
19 51 (8.54%) HTML
20 50 (8.38%) QA
21 49 (8.21%) Data Analysis
22 47 (7.87%) SQL Server
22 47 (7.87%) CRM
23 45 (7.54%) Data Warehouse
24 43 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
24 43 (7.20%) Test Scripting
25 41 (6.87%) CSS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 27 (4.52%) Tomcat
2 21 (3.52%) JBoss
3 19 (3.18%) SAS
4 16 (2.68%) WebLogic
4 16 (2.68%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.51%) Apache
5 15 (2.51%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.35%) GlassFish
6 14 (2.35%) Confluence
7 11 (1.84%) Node.js
8 10 (1.68%) Jetty
8 10 (1.68%) Mule
8 10 (1.68%) nginx
8 10 (1.68%) iPlanet
8 10 (1.68%) Tornado
8 10 (1.68%) WildFly
8 10 (1.68%) Mule ESB
8 10 (1.68%) Apache TomEE
9 9 (1.51%) IIS
9 9 (1.51%) Alfresco
Applications
1 58 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.52%) MS Office
3 26 (4.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (3.18%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.51%) MS Project
6 7 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.84%) Maya
8 4 (0.67%) Mathematica
8 4 (0.67%) LaTeX
8 4 (0.67%) Maple
9 3 (0.50%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.50%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.50%) SPSS
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.67%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.67%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.50%) Maximo
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.34%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.34%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.34%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.34%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.34%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.34%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.17%) Tridion
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.17%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.85%) SaaS
2 10 (1.68%) PaaS
3 9 (1.51%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.50%) Force.com
5 2 (0.34%) Basecamp
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) Veeva
6 1 (0.17%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.51%) HTTP
2 11 (1.84%) Internet
3 9 (1.51%) OpenLDAP
4 8 (1.34%) LAN
4 8 (1.34%) WAN
5 7 (1.17%) SAN
5 7 (1.17%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.01%) DNS
6 6 (1.01%) DHCP
7 5 (0.84%) Firewall
8 4 (0.67%) NAS
9 3 (0.50%) VoIP
9 3 (0.50%) LDAP
9 3 (0.50%) VPN
9 3 (0.50%) Network Security
10 2 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.34%) Multicast
10 2 (0.34%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.34%) Intranet
10 2 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.54%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (3.69%) Big Data
4 19 (3.18%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.35%) MySQL
6 13 (2.18%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (1.84%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (1.68%) Redis
10 9 (1.51%) Riak
10 9 (1.51%) Infinispan
10 9 (1.51%) InterSystems Cache
10 9 (1.51%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.34%) QlikView
12 7 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.17%) MS Access
13 6 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (4.69%) JIRA
2 16 (2.68%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.51%) JMeter
4 14 (2.35%) Selenium
4 14 (2.35%) Git (software)
4 14 (2.35%) Maven
5 10 (1.68%) JUnit
6 9 (1.51%) Mocha
6 9 (1.51%) Gerrit
6 9 (1.51%) Gradle
6 9 (1.51%) Artifactory
6 9 (1.51%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.84%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.84%) CruiseControl
7 5 (0.84%) Ant
7 5 (0.84%) Subversion
8 4 (0.67%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.50%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 194 (32.50%) Finance
2 110 (18.43%) Banking
3 30 (5.03%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.52%) Retail
5 20 (3.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 19 (3.18%) Marketing
7 16 (2.68%) Front Office
8 14 (2.35%) Legal
9 12 (2.01%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.84%) Back Office
11 9 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.51%) Publishing
12 6 (1.01%) Billing
13 5 (0.84%) Games
13 5 (0.84%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.84%) Local Government
14 4 (0.67%) Law
14 4 (0.67%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (35.01%) Analyst
2 94 (15.75%) Business Analyst
3 85 (14.24%) Developer
4 57 (9.55%) Data Analyst
5 37 (6.20%) Architect
6 33 (5.53%) Project Manager
7 30 (5.03%) Consultant
8 28 (4.69%) Test Analyst
9 22 (3.69%) Test Manager
10 16 (2.68%) Banking Business Analyst
10 16 (2.68%) Senior Architect
11 15 (2.51%) Tester
11 15 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (2.35%) Quantitative Analyst
13 12 (2.01%) Java Developer
13 12 (2.01%) Test Engineer
13 12 (2.01%) Technical Analyst
14 11 (1.84%) Senior Business Analyst
14 11 (1.84%) Systems Analyst
15 10 (1.68%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.54%) HTML
2 41 (6.87%) CSS
3 29 (4.86%) HTML5
4 25 (4.19%) XML
5 21 (3.52%) REST
5 21 (3.52%) CSS3
5 21 (3.52%) Spring
6 20 (3.35%) J2EE
7 18 (3.02%) Web Services
8 17 (2.85%) AngularJS
9 16 (2.68%) Middleware
10 15 (2.51%) Ajax
10 15 (2.51%) Struts
10 15 (2.51%) JSON
11 14 (2.35%) SOAP
12 13 (2.18%) jQuery
13 12 (2.01%) Apache Flex
13 12 (2.01%) .NET
14 11 (1.84%) Hibernate
14 11 (1.84%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 86 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.70%) Management Information System
3 32 (5.36%) Statistics
4 27 (4.52%) User Experience
5 26 (4.36%) Mathematics
6 24 (4.02%) Credit Risk
6 24 (4.02%) Data Integration
7 23 (3.85%) Computer Science
8 19 (3.18%) Data Centre
9 16 (2.68%) Visualisation
10 14 (2.35%) Fixed Income
10 14 (2.35%) W3C
11 11 (1.84%) Market Risk
12 10 (1.68%) CMDB
12 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.68%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.68%) Physics
13 9 (1.51%) Derivative
13 9 (1.51%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.86%) Windows
1 35 (5.86%) Linux
2 32 (5.36%) UNIX
3 13 (2.18%) Windows 7
3 13 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (1.68%) CentOS
5 9 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.51%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.84%) Android
7 5 (0.84%) AIX
8 4 (0.67%) Solaris
8 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.34%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (15.75%) Migration
2 89 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (13.74%) Data Validation
4 71 (11.89%) Business Analysis
5 63 (10.55%) Data Modelling
6 62 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 62 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 61 (10.22%) Data Migration
8 59 (9.88%) Project Management
9 53 (8.88%) Analytics
10 52 (8.71%) ETL
11 49 (8.21%) Data Analysis
12 47 (7.87%) CRM
13 43 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (7.20%) Test Scripting
14 41 (6.87%) ITIL
14 41 (6.87%) Change Management
15 32 (5.36%) Data Cleansing
16 31 (5.19%) Data Mapping
17 28 (4.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 188 (31.49%) SQL
2 78 (13.07%) Java
3 54 (9.05%) JavaScript
4 29 (4.86%) C++
5 23 (3.85%) Python
6 22 (3.69%) T-SQL
7 21 (3.52%) R
8 20 (3.35%) C#
9 15 (2.51%) Perl
9 15 (2.51%) VBA
10 13 (2.18%) Scala
11 11 (1.84%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.51%) VB
14 8 (1.34%) C
14 8 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.17%) Ruby
16 6 (1.01%) PHP
17 5 (0.84%) Lua
17 5 (0.84%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 58 (9.72%) Degree
2 35 (5.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.68%) ISEB
5 15 (2.51%) ISTQB
6 14 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (0.84%) PhD
9 4 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.50%) CCIE
10 3 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.34%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.34%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.34%) PMP
11 2 (0.34%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.34%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.38%) QA
2 16 (2.68%) SLA
3 12 (2.01%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.34%) GMP
5 7 (1.17%) GCP
6 6 (1.01%) GAMP
6 6 (1.01%) MiFID
7 5 (0.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.84%) GxP
8 4 (0.67%) WCAG
8 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.67%) COREP
9 3 (0.50%) FINREP
9 3 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.50%) GLP
9 3 (0.50%) DICOM
10 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.34%) Basel II
10 2 (0.34%) EMIR
System Software
1 29 (4.86%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.68%) Squid
3 10 (1.68%) Varnish
4 9 (1.51%) vCloud
5 4 (0.67%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.50%) XenApp
6 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.17%) KVM
7 1 (0.17%) RHEV
7 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) RACF
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (3.35%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.68%) Puppet
2 10 (1.68%) Ansible
3 9 (1.51%) logstash
3 9 (1.51%) Salt
3 9 (1.51%) Kibana
3 9 (1.51%) Rundeck
3 9 (1.51%) HAProxy
3 9 (1.51%) SCCM
3 9 (1.51%) ZABBIX
4 4 (0.67%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.17%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.17%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) WMI
5 1 (0.17%) yum
Vendors
1 72 (12.06%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.55%) Oracle
3 29 (4.86%) SAP
4 28 (4.69%) VMware
5 24 (4.02%) IBM
6 18 (3.02%) Tableau
7 17 (2.85%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (2.01%) Cognos
9 12 (2.01%) WorldPay
10 11 (1.84%) Cisco
10 11 (1.84%) Citrix
11 10 (1.68%) Twitter
12 9 (1.51%) hybris
12 9 (1.51%) Splunk
12 9 (1.51%) Pega
12 9 (1.51%) BMC
12 9 (1.51%) MicroStrategy
12 9 (1.51%) Sybase
12 9 (1.51%) HP
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, London
InfoURGE Technologies
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago