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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 182 182 182
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 288 274 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.23% 1.20% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.51% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 187 184
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
Average hourly rate £19.86 £53.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.88% +28.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £25.90 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.87 £56.30 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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
18365 18102 18348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.72% 78.99% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13067 12777 12671
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 226 280
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 -11 71 £450 -14.28% 12
Croydon - 14 £248 -
Docklands, London -8 4 £550 +10.00%
Hammersmith - 3 £475 -
Uxbridge +4 2 £425 +55.96%
Brentford +1 2 £135 -66.25%
Bromley -2 2 £450 -2.70%
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
Hackney - 1 £300 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 213 (34.80%) Finance
2 193 (31.54%) SQL
3 116 (18.95%) Banking
4 94 (15.36%) Migration
5 81 (13.24%) Data Validation
6 76 (12.42%) Microsoft
7 75 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (12.09%) Business Analysis
8 74 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
9 72 (11.76%) Java
10 67 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 67 (10.95%) QA
11 63 (10.29%) Project Management
12 61 (9.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 61 (9.97%) Data Migration
13 59 (9.64%) Oracle
13 59 (9.64%) SQL Server
14 58 (9.48%) Test Scripting
15 54 (8.82%) ETL
16 51 (8.33%) Analytics
17 50 (8.17%) Degree
17 50 (8.17%) Data Analysis
18 49 (8.01%) Windows
19 48 (7.84%) MS Excel
20 46 (7.52%) Data Modelling
21 45 (7.35%) UNIX
21 45 (7.35%) Management Information System
22 43 (7.03%) ITIL
22 43 (7.03%) CRM
23 41 (6.70%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (3.10%) Tomcat
2 18 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.78%) JBoss
3 17 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.45%) IIS
5 14 (2.29%) WebLogic
6 11 (1.80%) MS Exchange
6 11 (1.80%) SAS
7 10 (1.63%) Apache
7 10 (1.63%) GlassFish
8 7 (1.14%) Mule
8 7 (1.14%) Confluence
8 7 (1.14%) Lync
8 7 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.14%) Mule ESB
9 6 (0.98%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.82%) CMS
10 5 (0.82%) iPlanet
10 5 (0.82%) nginx
Applications
1 48 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.74%) MS Office
3 24 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (3.10%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.12%) MS Project
6 5 (0.82%) SPSS
6 5 (0.82%) Maya
7 4 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.33%) Maple
8 2 (0.33%) Mathematica
8 2 (0.33%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.65%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.49%) SAP WM
5 3 (0.49%) Maximo
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.33%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.33%) HFM
6 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.16%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.16%) Summit
7 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP QM
7 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.45%) SaaS
2 10 (1.63%) PaaS
2 10 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.65%) GitHub
3 4 (0.65%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.16%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) Taleo
4 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.12%) Internet
2 11 (1.80%) HTTP
3 8 (1.31%) Firewall
4 6 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.98%) SAN
5 5 (0.82%) NAS
6 4 (0.65%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.65%) Intranet
6 4 (0.65%) WAN
6 4 (0.65%) LAN
6 4 (0.65%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (0.49%) VoIP
7 3 (0.49%) LDAP
7 3 (0.49%) VPN
7 3 (0.49%) Network Security
8 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.33%) VLAN
8 2 (0.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.78%) Big Data
4 15 (2.45%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.45%) MySQL
4 15 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.45%) QlikView
5 14 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (1.63%) Data Mining
6 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.31%) Informix
9 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.82%) Redis
10 5 (0.82%) DB2
10 5 (0.82%) Sybase IQ
10 5 (0.82%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (3.27%) JIRA
2 18 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.29%) Selenium
4 12 (1.96%) Subversion
4 12 (1.96%) Maven
5 11 (1.80%) Jenkins
6 10 (1.63%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.47%) Visual Studio
8 8 (1.31%) JMeter
9 7 (1.14%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.82%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.82%) Ant
10 5 (0.82%) JUnit
10 5 (0.82%) CruiseControl
11 4 (0.65%) Gradle
11 4 (0.65%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.65%) Mocha
11 4 (0.65%) Gerrit
General
1 213 (34.80%) Finance
2 116 (18.95%) Banking
3 35 (5.72%) Investment Banking
4 26 (4.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 24 (3.92%) Marketing
6 19 (3.10%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.94%) Retail
8 17 (2.78%) Front Office
9 14 (2.29%) Back Office
10 12 (1.96%) Legal
11 9 (1.47%) Manufacturing
12 8 (1.31%) Publishing
12 8 (1.31%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (1.14%) Games
14 6 (0.98%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.98%) Advertising
15 5 (0.82%) Local Government
15 5 (0.82%) Billing
16 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.65%) French Language
Job Titles
1 230 (37.58%) Analyst
2 86 (14.05%) Business Analyst
3 68 (11.11%) Developer
4 60 (9.80%) Data Analyst
5 40 (6.54%) Project Manager
6 38 (6.21%) Consultant
7 37 (6.05%) Architect
8 33 (5.39%) Test Analyst
9 26 (4.25%) Tester
10 22 (3.59%) Technical Analyst
11 18 (2.94%) Test Manager
12 16 (2.61%) Senior Architect
13 15 (2.45%) Systems Tester
14 11 (1.80%) SQL Developer
14 11 (1.80%) Quantitative Analyst
14 11 (1.80%) Senior Analyst
14 11 (1.80%) Administrator
14 11 (1.80%) Risk Analyst
14 11 (1.80%) Banking Business Analyst
15 10 (1.63%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.21%) HTML
2 27 (4.41%) CSS
3 25 (4.08%) J2EE
3 25 (4.08%) Web Services
4 24 (3.92%) REST
5 23 (3.76%) .NET
6 21 (3.43%) Spring
7 20 (3.27%) XML
8 17 (2.78%) SOAP
9 16 (2.61%) HTML5
10 15 (2.45%) jQuery
10 15 (2.45%) AngularJS
11 14 (2.29%) JSON
12 13 (2.12%) Struts
12 13 (2.12%) Ajax
13 12 (1.96%) Middleware
14 8 (1.31%) CSS3
15 7 (1.14%) Apache Flex
15 7 (1.14%) Hibernate
15 7 (1.14%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.35%) Management Information System
3 31 (5.07%) Fixed Income
4 27 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.92%) Visualisation
6 23 (3.76%) Statistics
7 20 (3.27%) User Experience
8 18 (2.94%) Data Integration
8 18 (2.94%) Mathematics
9 16 (2.61%) Credit Risk
9 16 (2.61%) Data Centre
10 15 (2.45%) SWIFT
10 15 (2.45%) Market Risk
10 15 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.63%) Derivative
12 8 (1.31%) Physics
12 8 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.14%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.14%) FMCG
13 7 (1.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.01%) Windows
2 45 (7.35%) UNIX
3 28 (4.58%) Linux
4 25 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.63%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.63%) AIX
8 9 (1.47%) CentOS
9 7 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.14%) Solaris
9 7 (1.14%) Android
10 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (15.36%) Migration
2 81 (13.24%) Data Validation
3 75 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (12.09%) Business Analysis
5 67 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (10.29%) Project Management
7 61 (9.97%) Data Migration
7 61 (9.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 58 (9.48%) Test Scripting
9 54 (8.82%) ETL
10 51 (8.33%) Analytics
11 50 (8.17%) Data Analysis
12 46 (7.52%) Data Modelling
13 43 (7.03%) CRM
13 43 (7.03%) ITIL
14 41 (6.70%) Change Management
15 36 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
16 35 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (5.39%) PRINCE2
18 32 (5.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 193 (31.54%) SQL
2 72 (11.76%) Java
3 39 (6.37%) JavaScript
4 34 (5.56%) Python
5 25 (4.08%) C++
6 22 (3.59%) T-SQL
7 21 (3.43%) C#
8 19 (3.10%) Perl
9 17 (2.78%) VBA
9 17 (2.78%) Ruby
10 16 (2.61%) R
11 10 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.63%) PHP
11 10 (1.63%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.63%) C
12 9 (1.47%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.31%) VB
14 6 (0.98%) Scala
15 5 (0.82%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.82%) Lua
Qualifications
1 50 (8.17%) Degree
2 23 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.94%) ISEB
4 16 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.12%) SC Cleared
6 10 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.63%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.14%) PMP
8 6 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.82%) PhD
10 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.49%) MCSE
11 3 (0.49%) MCITP
12 2 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (10.95%) QA
2 15 (2.45%) SLA
3 11 (1.80%) GMP
3 11 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.31%) GxP
4 8 (1.31%) GAMP
5 7 (1.14%) MiFID
6 6 (0.98%) GCP
7 5 (0.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.49%) Basel II
8 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.49%) GLP
8 3 (0.49%) FINREP
9 2 (0.33%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.33%) COREP
9 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.16%) CDISC
10 1 (0.16%) DICOM
System Software
1 25 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.63%) vCloud
4 6 (0.98%) vSphere
4 6 (0.98%) RACF
5 5 (0.82%) Squid
5 5 (0.82%) Varnish
6 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.33%) XenApp
8 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.16%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.16%) KVM
8 1 (0.16%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 24 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.80%) Puppet
3 10 (1.63%) ZABBIX
4 6 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.98%) SCCM
5 5 (0.82%) Ansible
6 4 (0.65%) logstash
6 4 (0.65%) Salt
6 4 (0.65%) Kibana
6 4 (0.65%) Rundeck
6 4 (0.65%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.49%) SCOM
7 3 (0.49%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.16%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.16%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 76 (12.42%) Microsoft
2 59 (9.64%) Oracle
3 32 (5.23%) SAP
4 28 (4.58%) VMware
5 27 (4.41%) IBM
6 18 (2.94%) Tableau
7 16 (2.61%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.45%) Business Objects
9 13 (2.12%) Cisco
10 11 (1.80%) Perforce
11 10 (1.63%) Citrix
12 9 (1.47%) Sybase
12 9 (1.47%) Alteryx
12 9 (1.47%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.31%) JD Edwards
14 7 (1.14%) Talend
15 6 (0.98%) AppDynamics
15 6 (0.98%) Adobe
15 6 (0.98%) HP
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £475.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £22.00 - £24.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: Rate tbc
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Chessington
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 26 days ago