The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 165 180 149
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -31
Contract jobs citing Validation 303 283 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.28% 1.17% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.52% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 183 216
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 £245 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £600 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £50.75 £30.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.16% +34.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £19.20 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.95 £42.40 £25.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18130 18561 19511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.89% 76.53% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12666 12903 12947
Average daily rate £445 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 256 371
Average hourly rate £20.16 £27.50 £27.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.69% -1.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.70 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Validation
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +9 74 £466 +9.70% 23
Docklands, London +16 10 £500 +19.40%
Uxbridge - 2 £273 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 153 (25.42%) Finance
2 117 (19.44%) Banking
3 116 (19.27%) SQL
4 106 (17.61%) Migration
5 79 (13.12%) SAP
6 73 (12.13%) Investment Banking
7 71 (11.79%) Data Validation
8 68 (11.30%) Data Migration
9 66 (10.96%) Business Analysis
9 66 (10.96%) Oracle
10 65 (10.80%) QA
11 62 (10.30%) Degree
12 61 (10.13%) MS Excel
12 61 (10.13%) Data Analysis
13 57 (9.47%) Project Management
14 53 (8.80%) UML
15 50 (8.31%) SQL Server
16 47 (7.81%) Analytics
17 45 (7.48%) XML
18 44 (7.31%) Microsoft
18 44 (7.31%) Front Office
19 43 (7.14%) Windows
19 43 (7.14%) C#
20 42 (6.98%) Management Information System
21 41 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
21 41 (6.81%) HTML
21 41 (6.81%) Data Mapping
22 40 (6.64%) Unit Testing
23 39 (6.48%) Use Case
24 38 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (1.50%) SharePoint
1 9 (1.50%) CMS
2 6 (1.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.00%) SAS
3 5 (0.83%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.66%) Confluence
4 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.33%) Drupal
5 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.33%) IIS
5 2 (0.33%) Node.js
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 61 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.65%) MS Office
3 13 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (2.16%) MS Project
4 10 (1.66%) OmniGraffle
5 5 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (2.66%) Oracle EBS R12
2 14 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (2.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 14 (2.33%) Oracle Assets
2 14 (2.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 14 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
3 13 (2.16%) SAP CO
4 11 (1.83%) SAP FI/CO
4 11 (1.83%) SAP FI
5 10 (1.66%) SAP SD
6 6 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.83%) SAP WM
7 5 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.66%) BPCS
9 3 (0.50%) Oracle HRMS
9 3 (0.50%) SAP PP
9 3 (0.50%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.50%) SAP FSCM
9 3 (0.50%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.50%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.83%) LAN
1 11 (1.83%) WAN
2 10 (1.66%) Firewall
3 9 (1.50%) SAN
3 9 (1.50%) NAS
4 7 (1.16%) Intranet
4 7 (1.16%) Internet
4 7 (1.16%) DNS
5 6 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.00%) VPN
5 6 (1.00%) Network Security
6 5 (0.83%) DHCP
6 5 (0.83%) SSL
7 4 (0.66%) IPsec
7 4 (0.66%) DWDM
7 4 (0.66%) MPLS
7 4 (0.66%) Broadband
8 3 (0.50%) HTTP
8 3 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.31%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.98%) Oracle Database
3 27 (4.49%) Relational Database
4 24 (3.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.99%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
6 16 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.66%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.49%) MS Access
7 15 (2.49%) Oracle ODI
8 13 (2.16%) SAP Data Services
9 11 (1.83%) BusinessObjects XI
10 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.33%) QlikView
11 8 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.83%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.66%) OLAP
14 4 (0.66%) SAP BI
14 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.99%) JUnit
2 11 (1.83%) JIRA
2 11 (1.83%) Subversion
3 10 (1.66%) PVCS
3 10 (1.66%) Toad
3 10 (1.66%) Axure RP
4 9 (1.50%) Cucumber
4 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Blend
4 9 (1.50%) PowerDesigner
4 9 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
5 8 (1.33%) MSTest
5 8 (1.33%) SpecFlow
6 6 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (0.83%) LSMW
7 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.66%) Ant
9 3 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
10 2 (0.33%) Mocha
General
1 153 (25.42%) Finance
2 117 (19.44%) Banking
3 73 (12.13%) Investment Banking
4 44 (7.31%) Front Office
5 28 (4.65%) Publishing
6 17 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (2.66%) Back Office
7 16 (2.66%) Retail
8 12 (1.99%) Legal
8 12 (1.99%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.83%) Marketing
10 9 (1.50%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.16%) Advertising
12 6 (1.00%) Games
13 4 (0.66%) Local Government
14 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.50%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 229 (38.04%) Analyst
2 104 (17.28%) Business Analyst
3 95 (15.78%) Developer
4 58 (9.63%) Data Analyst
5 53 (8.80%) Consultant
6 35 (5.81%) Architect
7 29 (4.82%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.15%) Systems Analyst
8 25 (4.15%) SAP Consultant
8 25 (4.15%) Quantitative Developer
9 22 (3.65%) SAP Analyst
9 22 (3.65%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 21 (3.49%) C++ Developer
11 19 (3.16%) SAP Data Analyst
12 17 (2.82%) Designer
13 15 (2.49%) Test Manager
14 14 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
15 13 (2.16%) Administrator
15 13 (2.16%) Functional Analyst
15 13 (2.16%) User Experience Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.48%) XML
2 41 (6.81%) HTML
3 37 (6.15%) CSS
4 34 (5.65%) .NET
5 23 (3.82%) XSLT
6 22 (3.65%) jQuery
7 20 (3.32%) Ajax
8 18 (2.99%) XSD
9 17 (2.82%) Web Services
10 14 (2.33%) ASP.NET
11 13 (2.16%) HTML5
12 12 (1.99%) SOAP
12 12 (1.99%) .NET Framework
13 10 (1.66%) RESTful
14 9 (1.50%) WPF
14 9 (1.50%) Silverlight
14 9 (1.50%) CSS3
14 9 (1.50%) Middleware
15 8 (1.33%) JSON
15 8 (1.33%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 28 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (3.99%) FMCG
5 18 (2.99%) Data Conversion
6 14 (2.33%) W3C
6 14 (2.33%) Derivative
7 13 (2.16%) Market Risk
8 12 (1.99%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.99%) NHS
8 12 (1.99%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.50%) Semantic Web
10 8 (1.33%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.16%) SWIFT
12 6 (1.00%) Equities
12 6 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.83%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.83%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.66%) Reference Data
14 4 (0.66%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.14%) Windows
2 35 (5.81%) Linux
3 23 (3.82%) UNIX
4 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
4 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.50%) Android
6 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.50%) Solaris
7 2 (0.33%) zOS
7 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.17%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (17.61%) Migration
2 71 (11.79%) Data Validation
3 68 (11.30%) Data Migration
4 66 (10.96%) Business Analysis
5 61 (10.13%) Data Analysis
6 57 (9.47%) Project Management
7 53 (8.80%) UML
8 47 (7.81%) Analytics
9 41 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (6.81%) Data Mapping
10 40 (6.64%) Unit Testing
11 39 (6.48%) Use Case
12 38 (6.31%) User Acceptance Testing
13 37 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (5.98%) Test Scripting
15 35 (5.81%) Scrum
15 35 (5.81%) Data Modelling
16 34 (5.65%) Software Engineering
17 33 (5.48%) ETL
17 33 (5.48%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 116 (19.27%) SQL
2 43 (7.14%) C#
3 37 (6.15%) C++
4 36 (5.98%) T-SQL
5 30 (4.98%) PL/SQL
6 28 (4.65%) Python
7 22 (3.65%) Perl
8 20 (3.32%) Java
8 20 (3.32%) VBA
9 18 (2.99%) JavaScript
10 12 (1.99%) C
11 10 (1.66%) XQuery
11 10 (1.66%) VB
12 9 (1.50%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.50%) SPARQL
13 5 (0.83%) VBScript
14 4 (0.66%) RPG
15 2 (0.33%) ABAP
15 2 (0.33%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (10.30%) Degree
2 26 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.82%) ISEB
5 10 (1.66%) PhD
6 8 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.00%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.83%) VCDX
9 5 (0.83%) VCAP
10 4 (0.66%) MBA
11 3 (0.50%) PMP
11 3 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.50%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.50%) CCNP
12 2 (0.33%) CCDP
12 2 (0.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (10.80%) QA
2 22 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.66%) GMP
4 4 (0.66%) GxP
5 3 (0.50%) EMIR
5 3 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.33%) COREP
6 2 (0.33%) SLA
6 2 (0.33%) Basel II
6 2 (0.33%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.17%) FATCA
7 1 (0.17%) Basel III
7 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.17%) FINREP
System Software
1 12 (1.99%) RACF
2 7 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.00%) vSphere
4 5 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.83%) vCloud
5 2 (0.33%) NFS
6 1 (0.17%) ACF2
6 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) Nmap
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.83%) Puppet
2 5 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.50%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.17%) Control-M
4 1 (0.17%) Nessus
4 1 (0.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (13.12%) SAP
2 66 (10.96%) Oracle
3 44 (7.31%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.82%) HP
5 14 (2.33%) Business Objects
6 13 (2.16%) Sybase
6 13 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.83%) IBM
7 11 (1.83%) Hyperion
8 10 (1.66%) Informatica
9 9 (1.50%) VMware
10 8 (1.33%) CODA
10 8 (1.33%) CA
11 7 (1.16%) Cognos
12 6 (1.00%) Cisco
12 6 (1.00%) Talend
13 5 (0.83%) Tableau
13 5 (0.83%) SunGard
14 4 (0.66%) Nortel
14 4 (0.66%) Ariba
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Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable / £good
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago