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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / London
Rank 180 163 157
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 239 317 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.25% 1.48% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.74% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 190 201
Median daily rate £450 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £705 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.36 £17.50 £21.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £28.20 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +31.99%

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
16220 18227 17535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.93% 84.99% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11750 13050 12485
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 218 207
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £53.00 £54.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -16 27 £425 -19.04% 13
Uxbridge +8 3 - -
Bromley +11 2 £525 +23.52%
Hammersmith - 2 £530 -
Croydon +1 1 £450 +94.07%
Canary Wharf -3 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - - 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £250 -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 155 (28.18%) Finance
2 94 (17.09%) SQL
3 85 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (11.27%) MS Excel
5 60 (10.91%) Degree
5 60 (10.91%) QA
6 59 (10.73%) Banking
7 55 (10.00%) Oracle
7 55 (10.00%) Change Management
8 52 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 49 (8.91%) Microsoft
10 48 (8.73%) Migration
11 47 (8.55%) Retail
12 45 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 44 (8.00%) MS Office
13 44 (8.00%) Project Management
13 44 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
14 43 (7.82%) Data Validation
14 43 (7.82%) Management Information System
14 43 (7.82%) Windows
15 40 (7.27%) Java
16 38 (6.91%) Unix
17 37 (6.73%) Test Scripting
17 37 (6.73%) Analytics
18 36 (6.55%) Mathematics
18 36 (6.55%) Web Services
18 36 (6.55%) C++
18 36 (6.55%) Business Analysis
19 34 (6.18%) HTML
20 33 (6.00%) ERP

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 21 (3.82%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.55%) Tomcat
3 9 (1.64%) JBoss
3 9 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.45%) GlassFish
4 8 (1.45%) IIS
4 8 (1.45%) SAS
4 8 (1.45%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.09%) Confluence
5 6 (1.09%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.91%) Apache
7 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.73%) CMS
7 4 (0.73%) DataSynapse
7 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 62 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 44 (8.00%) MS Office
3 22 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (2.55%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) SPSS
7 2 (0.36%) MS Project
8 1 (0.18%) EViews
8 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) InVision
8 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Pixate
8 1 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.55%) BPCS
2 3 (0.55%) Demantra
2 3 (0.55%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.36%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Epicor iScala
4 1 (0.18%) Maximo
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.18%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.55%) Office 365
3 12 (2.18%) IaaS
4 7 (1.27%) SaaS
5 5 (0.91%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.73%) CloudFront
6 4 (0.73%) GitHub
6 4 (0.73%) PaaS
6 4 (0.73%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.55%) Route 53
8 2 (0.36%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 18 (3.27%) Internet
2 18 (3.27%) VoIP
3 16 (2.91%) LAN
4 14 (2.55%) Ethernet
4 14 (2.55%) Firewall
4 14 (2.55%) Wireless
5 13 (2.36%) DNS
5 13 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (2.18%) Network Security
6 12 (2.18%) VPN
7 10 (1.82%) WAN
8 8 (1.45%) HTTP
8 8 (1.45%) SMTP
9 7 (1.27%) DHCP
9 7 (1.27%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.09%) GGSN
10 6 (1.09%) LTE
10 6 (1.09%) SNMP
10 6 (1.09%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.36%) Big Data
3 18 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.18%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.18%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (1.27%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.09%) OLTP
9 5 (0.91%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.91%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.73%) Data Mart
10 4 (0.73%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (4.73%) JIRA
2 14 (2.55%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.55%) Subversion
3 12 (2.18%) Selenium
4 9 (1.64%) Appium
5 8 (1.45%) Ant
5 8 (1.45%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.09%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.91%) Maven
7 5 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.73%) Android Studio
8 4 (0.73%) Mocha
9 3 (0.55%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.55%) TestLink
10 2 (0.36%) ERwin
10 2 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 155 (28.18%) Finance
2 59 (10.73%) Banking
3 47 (8.55%) Retail
4 31 (5.64%) Front Office
5 27 (4.91%) Investment Banking
6 26 (4.73%) Pharmaceutical
7 18 (3.27%) Marketing
8 13 (2.36%) Back Office
8 13 (2.36%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.64%) Games
10 8 (1.45%) Law
10 8 (1.45%) Retail Banking
11 6 (1.09%) Legal
12 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.73%) Publishing
14 3 (0.55%) Billing
14 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.55%) French Language
14 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 150 (27.27%) Analyst
2 78 (14.18%) Developer
3 62 (11.27%) Business Analyst
4 49 (8.91%) Consultant
5 40 (7.27%) Architect
6 27 (4.91%) Test Analyst
7 25 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 19 (3.45%) Data Analyst
9 18 (3.27%) Security Consultant
10 16 (2.91%) Information Security Consultant
11 14 (2.55%) Designer
12 13 (2.36%) Qualitative Analyst
12 13 (2.36%) Quantitative Analyst
12 13 (2.36%) Risk Analyst
13 12 (2.18%) Market Risk Analyst
13 12 (2.18%) Technical Leader
14 11 (2.00%) Java Developer
14 11 (2.00%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
14 11 (2.00%) Test Manager
14 11 (2.00%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (6.55%) Web Services
2 34 (6.18%) HTML
3 31 (5.64%) XML
4 25 (4.55%) HTML5
5 24 (4.36%) CSS
6 17 (3.09%) SOAP
7 16 (2.91%) CSS3
8 15 (2.73%) Spring
9 14 (2.55%) .NET
9 14 (2.55%) AngularJS
9 14 (2.55%) REST
10 12 (2.18%) J2EE
11 11 (2.00%) Node.js
11 11 (2.00%) Struts
12 10 (1.82%) JSTL
12 10 (1.82%) Middleware
13 7 (1.27%) XML Messaging
13 7 (1.27%) XSD
14 6 (1.09%) STL
14 6 (1.09%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (7.82%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.18%) User Experience
4 21 (3.82%) Market Risk
5 20 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 18 (3.27%) Client/Server
7 17 (3.09%) Derivative
8 15 (2.73%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.55%) Credit Risk
10 13 (2.36%) Blackberry
10 13 (2.36%) Data Centre
11 11 (2.00%) W3C
12 10 (1.82%) Equities
13 9 (1.64%) FMCG
14 7 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (1.27%) Handset
14 7 (1.27%) IVR
15 6 (1.09%) Grid Computing
15 6 (1.09%) Reference Data
16 5 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 43 (7.82%) Windows
2 38 (6.91%) Unix
3 32 (5.82%) Linux
4 24 (4.36%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.55%) Android
6 13 (2.36%) Windows Server
7 12 (2.18%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.45%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.36%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) AIX
10 1 (0.18%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.18%) HPUX
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (10.00%) Change Management
3 52 (9.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 48 (8.73%) Migration
5 45 (8.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (8.00%) Project Management
7 43 (7.82%) Data Validation
8 37 (6.73%) Analytics
8 37 (6.73%) Test Scripting
9 36 (6.55%) Business Analysis
9 36 (6.55%) Mathematics
10 33 (6.00%) ERP
10 33 (6.00%) SDLC
11 30 (5.45%) Data Modelling
11 30 (5.45%) Information Security
11 30 (5.45%) Scrum
12 29 (5.27%) Risk Management
13 28 (5.09%) TDD
13 28 (5.09%) Workflow
14 27 (4.91%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 94 (17.09%) SQL
2 40 (7.27%) Java
3 36 (6.55%) C++
4 30 (5.45%) Python
5 27 (4.91%) C#
5 27 (4.91%) JavaScript
6 20 (3.64%) Perl
7 17 (3.09%) C
8 14 (2.55%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.36%) VBA
10 9 (1.64%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.64%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.27%) MATLAB
12 6 (1.09%) VBScript
13 5 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.91%) Ruby
13 5 (0.91%) Scala
14 4 (0.73%) AWK
14 4 (0.73%) R
14 4 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 60 (10.91%) Degree
2 32 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.64%) CISSP
4 17 (3.09%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.09%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.91%) CISA
5 16 (2.91%) CISM
5 16 (2.91%) ISTQB
6 15 (2.73%) PCI QSA
7 13 (2.36%) MCSE
7 13 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (2.18%) ACDT
8 12 (2.18%) ACHDS
8 12 (2.18%) ACTC
8 12 (2.18%) MCDST
8 12 (2.18%) MCP
8 12 (2.18%) MCSA
8 12 (2.18%) MCSM
8 12 (2.18%) Network+ Certification
9 10 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (10.91%) QA
2 19 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.73%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.55%) GxP
5 12 (2.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 11 (2.00%) GMP
7 10 (1.82%) WCAG
8 7 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (1.09%) MiFID
9 6 (1.09%) PMO
10 5 (0.91%) IFRS
11 4 (0.73%) GAMP
11 4 (0.73%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.73%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.55%) GDPR
12 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.55%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.55%) SLA
13 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.18%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.73%) XenApp
6 3 (0.55%) Docker
7 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.27%) Puppet
2 5 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (0.73%) Ansible
3 4 (0.73%) Control-M
3 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.55%) Nagios
4 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.36%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.36%) PowerBroker
5 2 (0.36%) SCOM
6 1 (0.18%) FlexNet
6 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.18%) Mesos
6 1 (0.18%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.18%) rkt
6 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (10.00%) Oracle
2 49 (8.91%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.45%) Cisco
4 28 (5.09%) SAP
5 22 (4.00%) Citrix
6 14 (2.55%) VMware
7 13 (2.36%) Apple
8 11 (2.00%) hybris
9 7 (1.27%) Huawei
9 7 (1.27%) IBM
9 7 (1.27%) Verint
10 6 (1.09%) Dell
10 6 (1.09%) HP
10 6 (1.09%) Informatica
10 6 (1.09%) Lotus
11 5 (0.91%) Tableau
11 5 (0.91%) Teradata
12 4 (0.73%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.73%) Reuters
12 4 (0.73%) Sybase
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £217.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago