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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 133 177 193
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +16
Contract jobs citing Validation 349 259 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.66% 1.18% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.51% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 163 127
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£445 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.95% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £240 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £360 £316
% change year-on-year
-0.69% +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-16.16% -
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
16368 17109 15026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.97% 78.24% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11726 11840 10436
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 240 307
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.56 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.49% -16.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £79.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +14 78 £445 -1.11% 19
Brentford - 6 £374 -
Docklands, London +14 5 £563 -15.09% 1
Canary Wharf +6 2 £550 -6.77%
Harrow - 2 £305 -
Hounslow - 2 - -
Feltham - 1 £415 -
Croydon - - - -
Romford - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 175 (25.58%) Finance
2 144 (21.05%) SQL
3 133 (19.44%) Migration
4 107 (15.64%) Data Validation
5 100 (14.62%) Banking
6 96 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
7 86 (12.57%) Data Migration
8 82 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
9 79 (11.55%) Windows
10 75 (10.96%) Oracle
11 74 (10.82%) Management Information System
12 71 (10.38%) Project Management
13 69 (10.09%) Microsoft
14 68 (9.94%) SAP
14 68 (9.94%) Unit Testing
15 64 (9.36%) QA
15 64 (9.36%) UNIX
16 63 (9.21%) Data Modelling
17 61 (8.92%) MS Excel
18 59 (8.63%) Java
19 57 (8.33%) Test Scripting
20 54 (7.89%) Business Analysis
21 52 (7.60%) Degree
22 50 (7.31%) Data Analysis
22 50 (7.31%) HTML
23 49 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
24 48 (7.02%) SQL Server
25 45 (6.58%) Investment Banking
25 45 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
26 44 (6.43%) Relational Database

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 20 (2.92%) IIS
2 17 (2.49%) Tomcat
2 17 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.90%) Confluence
4 10 (1.46%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.46%) Apache
5 9 (1.32%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (0.73%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.58%) CMS
8 4 (0.58%) Lync
9 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.44%) Drupal
9 3 (0.44%) SAS
9 3 (0.44%) Mule
9 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 61 (8.92%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.09%) MS Office
3 25 (3.65%) MS Project
4 22 (3.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.32%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.58%) SPSS
8 3 (0.44%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.15%) FastStats
10 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 20 (2.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.32%) SAP MM
3 8 (1.17%) SAP WM
4 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.88%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.73%) SAP PP
6 4 (0.58%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.44%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.44%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.44%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.29%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.46%) IaaS
2 9 (1.32%) SaaS
3 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.73%) GitHub
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.15%) Force.com
6 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.24%) Firewall
2 19 (2.78%) Network Security
3 18 (2.63%) WAN
4 15 (2.19%) LAN
5 10 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.46%) DNS
5 10 (1.46%) Internet
6 9 (1.32%) SSL
7 8 (1.17%) HTTPS
7 8 (1.17%) FTP
8 6 (0.88%) HTTP
8 6 (0.88%) Broadband
8 6 (0.88%) Intranet
9 5 (0.73%) DMZ
9 5 (0.73%) NGN
9 5 (0.73%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.73%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.73%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.58%) NAS
10 4 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.43%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
5 22 (3.22%) RDBMS
6 18 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.49%) MySQL
8 15 (2.19%) QlikView
9 12 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.46%) SAP BW
11 9 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (1.17%) SAP BI
13 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.02%) Informix
13 7 (1.02%) DB2
13 7 (1.02%) MS Access
14 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 28 (4.09%) Subversion
2 19 (2.78%) JIRA
3 16 (2.34%) JUnit
4 10 (1.46%) Selenium
4 10 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.46%) Cucumber
5 9 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 9 (1.32%) Toad
6 8 (1.17%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.02%) LSMW
7 7 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (0.88%) Jenkins
8 6 (0.88%) eggPlant
8 6 (0.88%) Ant
8 6 (0.88%) Maven
9 5 (0.73%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.73%) Calabash
9 5 (0.73%) Appium
9 5 (0.73%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.73%) TeamCity
General
1 175 (25.58%) Finance
2 100 (14.62%) Banking
3 45 (6.58%) Investment Banking
4 31 (4.53%) Retail
5 27 (3.95%) Legal
6 25 (3.65%) Telecoms
7 24 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 23 (3.36%) Front Office
9 17 (2.49%) Marketing
10 12 (1.75%) Advertising
11 11 (1.61%) Games
11 11 (1.61%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.32%) Local Government
13 8 (1.17%) Publishing
14 7 (1.02%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.73%) Back Office
15 5 (0.73%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.58%) Billing
16 4 (0.58%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.29%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 240 (35.09%) Analyst
2 116 (16.96%) Business Analyst
3 87 (12.72%) Developer
4 71 (10.38%) Consultant
5 47 (6.87%) Data Analyst
6 39 (5.70%) Architect
7 30 (4.39%) Administrator
8 28 (4.09%) Test Analyst
9 21 (3.07%) Tester
10 20 (2.92%) SAP Consultant
11 19 (2.78%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.05%) Test Manager
12 14 (2.05%) Functional Analyst
12 14 (2.05%) Banking Business Analyst
12 14 (2.05%) SAP Analyst
13 13 (1.90%) SAP Data Analyst
13 13 (1.90%) Solutions Architect
13 13 (1.90%) Hybris Developer
14 12 (1.75%) Test Leader
15 11 (1.61%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.31%) HTML
2 44 (6.43%) CSS
3 41 (5.99%) .NET
4 37 (5.41%) XML
5 25 (3.65%) Web Services
5 25 (3.65%) Ajax
6 24 (3.51%) jQuery
7 20 (2.92%) JSP
7 20 (2.92%) Spring
8 19 (2.78%) ASP.NET
9 17 (2.49%) SOAP
10 15 (2.19%) XSD
11 13 (1.90%) REST
12 12 (1.75%) Spring MVC
12 12 (1.75%) HTML5
13 11 (1.61%) JSON
14 10 (1.46%) J2EE
15 8 (1.17%) BAPI
15 8 (1.17%) XHTML
16 7 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (10.82%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.65%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.51%) Market Risk
4 24 (3.51%) Fixed Income
5 23 (3.36%) Derivative
6 19 (2.78%) User Experience
7 15 (2.19%) Mathematics
8 13 (1.90%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.75%) Data Conversion
9 12 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.46%) Statistics
10 10 (1.46%) Data Extraction
10 10 (1.46%) iPad
11 9 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.32%) FMCG
11 9 (1.32%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
11 9 (1.32%) Equities
12 7 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 79 (11.55%) Windows
2 64 (9.36%) UNIX
3 33 (4.82%) Linux
4 20 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (2.34%) Solaris
7 13 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.32%) Android
9 8 (1.17%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.02%) AIX
11 6 (0.88%) CentOS
12 5 (0.73%) zOS
12 5 (0.73%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.29%) VMS
14 2 (0.29%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.44%) Migration
2 107 (15.64%) Data Validation
3 96 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (12.57%) Data Migration
5 71 (10.38%) Project Management
6 68 (9.94%) Unit Testing
7 63 (9.21%) Data Modelling
8 57 (8.33%) Test Scripting
9 54 (7.89%) Business Analysis
10 50 (7.31%) Data Analysis
11 49 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
13 44 (6.43%) GAP Analysis
14 42 (6.14%) ITIL
15 41 (5.99%) Scrum
16 40 (5.85%) Data Management
16 40 (5.85%) Business Intelligence
17 38 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
18 35 (5.12%) Service Management
19 33 (4.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 144 (21.05%) SQL
2 59 (8.63%) Java
3 40 (5.85%) JavaScript
4 27 (3.95%) PL/SQL
5 21 (3.07%) C#
6 19 (2.78%) C++
6 19 (2.78%) Python
7 17 (2.49%) VBA
7 17 (2.49%) Ruby
8 12 (1.75%) PHP
8 12 (1.75%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.46%) Perl
10 9 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.02%) C
12 5 (0.73%) VBScript
13 4 (0.58%) VB
13 4 (0.58%) Scala
13 4 (0.58%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.44%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 52 (7.60%) Degree
2 41 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.78%) ISEB
5 15 (2.19%) ISTQB
6 10 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.17%) PhD
9 6 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (0.73%) CISSP
10 5 (0.73%) CISM
11 4 (0.58%) PMP
11 4 (0.58%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.58%) VCAP
11 4 (0.58%) MBA
11 4 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.44%) VCDX
12 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (9.36%) QA
2 19 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.75%) SLA
4 7 (1.02%) GMP
5 6 (0.88%) GAMP
6 5 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.73%) COBIT
6 5 (0.73%) Basel III
6 5 (0.73%) GxP
7 4 (0.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) EMIR
10 1 (0.15%) COREP
10 1 (0.15%) FINREP
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 14443
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 7816
10 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 43 (6.29%) RACF
2 12 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.32%) vSphere
4 9 (1.32%) vCloud
5 4 (0.58%) Nmap
6 3 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.29%) XenApp
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 24 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.46%) Puppet
3 9 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.73%) ZABBIX
5 4 (0.58%) Nessus
6 2 (0.29%) Control-M
6 2 (0.29%) SCOM
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
7 1 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 75 (10.96%) Oracle
2 69 (10.09%) Microsoft
3 68 (9.94%) SAP
4 33 (4.82%) HP
5 23 (3.36%) VMware
6 17 (2.49%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.19%) Business Objects
9 13 (1.90%) Citrix
9 13 (1.90%) hybris
10 12 (1.75%) F5
10 12 (1.75%) Cisco
10 12 (1.75%) Informatica
11 11 (1.61%) Cognos
12 10 (1.46%) Tableau
13 9 (1.32%) IBM
14 7 (1.02%) Perforce
15 6 (0.88%) Teradata
15 6 (0.88%) Google
15 6 (0.88%) JD Edwards
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + neg
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £280 - £315 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £120 - 160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Required IT
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £425 - 450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Docklands
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Rate: £575 - £630 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £517 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £470.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Collingwood Associates
Posted: 14 days ago