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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 164 193 161
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -32
Contract jobs citing Validation 322 298 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.50% 1.33% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.59% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 173 197
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £608 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.50 £36.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.95 £17.50 £52.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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
18212 18787 18962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.82% 83.68% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13128 13402 13986
Median daily rate £483 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 232 245
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +8 52 £450 -10.00% 10
Canary Wharf +7 8 £305 -48.08%
Hillingdon - 4 £375 -
Bromley 0 1 £425 -
Docklands, London -2 1 - -
Croydon -19 1 £375 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 178 (30.80%) Finance
2 102 (17.65%) SQL
3 99 (17.13%) Migration
4 93 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (13.32%) Banking
6 72 (12.46%) Change Management
7 70 (12.11%) Degree
8 69 (11.94%) Data Migration
9 67 (11.59%) QA
10 65 (11.25%) MS Excel
11 64 (11.07%) Oracle
12 63 (10.90%) Microsoft
13 61 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
14 60 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
15 59 (10.21%) Windows
16 55 (9.52%) Management Information System
16 55 (9.52%) Data Validation
17 51 (8.82%) MS Office
18 49 (8.48%) Retail
19 47 (8.13%) Project Management
20 45 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
21 44 (7.61%) Test Scripting
22 41 (7.09%) SAP
23 40 (6.92%) Java
23 40 (6.92%) Data Analysis
23 40 (6.92%) Business Analysis
24 38 (6.57%) Linux
25 37 (6.40%) Unix
25 37 (6.40%) Data Modelling
26 36 (6.23%) Investment Banking

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 18 (3.11%) WebSphere
2 15 (2.60%) SAS
3 14 (2.42%) IIS
4 13 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.73%) IBM Notes
7 9 (1.56%) Apache
8 8 (1.38%) Confluence
9 5 (0.87%) JBoss
10 4 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (0.69%) GlassFish
10 4 (0.69%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.69%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.52%) CICS
11 3 (0.52%) CMS
11 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 65 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 51 (8.82%) MS Office
3 24 (4.15%) MS Visio
4 20 (3.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.38%) MS Project
7 3 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.52%) SPSS
8 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.35%) Simulink
9 1 (0.17%) EViews
9 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.17%) InVision
9 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.17%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.69%) SAP PM
2 3 (0.52%) BPCS
2 3 (0.52%) Demantra
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.52%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.35%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.35%) Maximo
3 2 (0.35%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.25%) Office 365
4 9 (1.56%) IaaS
5 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.87%) GitHub
5 5 (0.87%) PaaS
5 5 (0.87%) SaaS
6 4 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.69%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.52%) Route 53
8 2 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.35%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 20 (3.46%) Internet
2 20 (3.46%) LAN
3 19 (3.29%) Ethernet
3 19 (3.29%) Wireless
4 15 (2.60%) WAN
5 13 (2.25%) DNS
5 13 (2.25%) Firewall
5 13 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (2.08%) VPN
7 7 (1.21%) HTTP
7 7 (1.21%) Network Security
8 6 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (1.04%) DHCP
8 6 (1.04%) VoIP
9 5 (0.87%) BGP
9 5 (0.87%) Intranet
9 5 (0.87%) MPLS
9 5 (0.87%) SMTP
9 5 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.81%) Big Data
3 20 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.08%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.21%) QlikView
8 7 (1.21%) SAP Data Services
8 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 6 (1.04%) MySQL
9 6 (1.04%) OLTP
9 6 (1.04%) SAP BW
9 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.87%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 21 (3.63%) JIRA
2 18 (3.11%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.25%) Selenium
5 9 (1.56%) Appium
6 8 (1.38%) Ant
6 8 (1.38%) Subversion
7 7 (1.21%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.04%) Maven
9 5 (0.87%) ERwin
9 5 (0.87%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.69%) Android Studio
10 4 (0.69%) JMeter
10 4 (0.69%) Mocha
11 3 (0.52%) LoadRunner
11 3 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.52%) TestRail
11 3 (0.52%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 178 (30.80%) Finance
2 77 (13.32%) Banking
3 49 (8.48%) Retail
4 36 (6.23%) Investment Banking
5 33 (5.71%) Front Office
6 21 (3.63%) Marketing
7 20 (3.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (2.42%) Back Office
9 11 (1.90%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.73%) Legal
11 9 (1.56%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.38%) Games
13 4 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.69%) Law
14 3 (0.52%) Advertising
14 3 (0.52%) Billing
14 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.52%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 171 (29.58%) Analyst
2 83 (14.36%) Developer
3 65 (11.25%) Business Analyst
4 53 (9.17%) Consultant
5 32 (5.54%) Architect
5 32 (5.54%) Data Analyst
6 28 (4.84%) Test Analyst
7 23 (3.98%) Project Manager
8 21 (3.63%) Risk Analyst
9 18 (3.11%) Qualitative Analyst
9 18 (3.11%) Quantitative Analyst
10 17 (2.94%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 17 (2.94%) Security Consultant
11 16 (2.77%) Information Security Consultant
12 15 (2.60%) Migration Analyst
12 15 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.25%) Data Migration Analyst
13 13 (2.25%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (2.08%) Technical Leader
14 12 (2.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.88%) XML
2 33 (5.71%) Web Services
3 31 (5.36%) HTML
4 21 (3.63%) CSS
5 19 (3.29%) HTML5
6 13 (2.25%) CSS3
6 13 (2.25%) SOAP
7 12 (2.08%) .NET
8 11 (1.90%) XML Schema
9 9 (1.56%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.56%) J2EE
9 9 (1.56%) REST
9 9 (1.56%) Spring
9 9 (1.56%) XSD
10 8 (1.38%) Middleware
11 6 (1.04%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.04%) Node.js
11 6 (1.04%) STL
11 6 (1.04%) Struts
11 6 (1.04%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.15%) Mathematics
4 22 (3.81%) Client/Server
5 18 (3.11%) Market Risk
6 17 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 17 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.94%) User Experience
7 15 (2.60%) Credit Risk
7 15 (2.60%) Statistics
8 13 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 13 (2.25%) Equities
8 13 (2.25%) Mobile App
9 12 (2.08%) Data Extraction
9 12 (2.08%) Derivative
9 12 (2.08%) FMCG
10 10 (1.73%) W3C
11 8 (1.38%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.38%) Physics
12 6 (1.04%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.21%) Windows
2 38 (6.57%) Linux
3 37 (6.40%) Unix
4 32 (5.54%) Apple iOS
5 19 (3.29%) Android
6 18 (3.11%) Windows Server
7 17 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.21%) Windows 8
9 7 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) Solaris
11 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.17%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) CentOS
12 1 (0.17%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.17%) HPUX
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (17.13%) Migration
2 93 (16.09%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (12.46%) Change Management
4 69 (11.94%) Data Migration
5 61 (10.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 55 (9.52%) Data Validation
7 47 (8.13%) Project Management
8 45 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (7.61%) Test Scripting
10 40 (6.92%) Business Analysis
10 40 (6.92%) Data Analysis
11 37 (6.40%) Data Modelling
12 35 (6.06%) ERP
13 34 (5.88%) SDLC
14 33 (5.71%) Scrum
15 32 (5.54%) ITIL
16 29 (5.02%) Risk Management
16 29 (5.02%) Time Management
17 28 (4.84%) Analytics
18 27 (4.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 102 (17.65%) SQL
2 40 (6.92%) Java
3 29 (5.02%) Python
4 27 (4.67%) C#
4 27 (4.67%) C++
5 24 (4.15%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.63%) Perl
7 20 (3.46%) PowerShell
8 15 (2.60%) C
8 15 (2.60%) VBA
9 11 (1.90%) Ruby
9 11 (1.90%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.73%) VBScript
11 8 (1.38%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.04%) R
13 5 (0.87%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.87%) VB
14 3 (0.52%) AWK
14 3 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (12.11%) Degree
2 34 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.11%) CISSP
4 18 (3.11%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.94%) ACDT
5 17 (2.94%) ACHDS
5 17 (2.94%) ACTC
5 17 (2.94%) MCDST
5 17 (2.94%) MCP
5 17 (2.94%) MCSA
5 17 (2.94%) MCSE
5 17 (2.94%) MCSM
5 17 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
6 15 (2.60%) CISM
6 15 (2.60%) PCI QSA
7 13 (2.25%) CISA
8 12 (2.08%) ISTQB
9 10 (1.73%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (11.59%) QA
2 23 (3.98%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.94%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.42%) GxP
5 12 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (1.73%) SLA
7 9 (1.56%) GMP
8 8 (1.38%) WCAG
9 7 (1.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.69%) GAMP
10 4 (0.69%) SAS 70
11 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.52%) MiFID
12 2 (0.35%) Basel III
12 2 (0.35%) FATCA
12 2 (0.35%) ISO22301
13 1 (0.17%) GCP
13 1 (0.17%) GLP
13 1 (0.17%) MISRA
System Software
1 32 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.11%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.35%) Docker
6 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.17%) RACF
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.90%) Puppet
3 7 (1.21%) Ansible
4 6 (1.04%) Nagios
4 6 (1.04%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.87%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.69%) Control-M
6 4 (0.69%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.35%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.17%) Mesos
8 1 (0.17%) Oozie
8 1 (0.17%) rkt
8 1 (0.17%) SCCM
8 1 (0.17%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.17%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 64 (11.07%) Oracle
2 63 (10.90%) Microsoft
3 41 (7.09%) SAP
4 25 (4.33%) Citrix
5 22 (3.81%) Cisco
6 20 (3.46%) VMware
7 18 (3.11%) Apple
8 16 (2.77%) Dell
9 10 (1.73%) IBM
9 10 (1.73%) Lotus
10 8 (1.38%) Yardi
11 7 (1.21%) Tableau
12 6 (1.04%) HP
12 6 (1.04%) hybris
12 6 (1.04%) Informatica
12 6 (1.04%) Sybase
13 5 (0.87%) Huawei
14 4 (0.69%) Adobe
14 4 (0.69%) Google
14 4 (0.69%) Teradata
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