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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 148 199 181
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -18
Contract jobs citing Validation 338 250 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.47% 1.03% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.33% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 148 166
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 £299 £244 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £52.50 £26.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.92% -30.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -5.55%
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
17875 18829 16333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.53% 77.63% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13142 13090 11224
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +9 68 £450 - 22
Docklands, London +18 4 £525 -27.58%
Brentford 0 3 £538 +13.15%
Hounslow - 2 - -
Uxbridge +5 1 £433 -8.94%
Harrow - 1 £360 -
Hillingdon - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 161 (23.96%) Finance
2 133 (19.79%) SQL
3 122 (18.15%) Migration
4 112 (16.67%) Data Validation
5 92 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (13.69%) Banking
6 79 (11.76%) Management Information System
7 78 (11.61%) Data Migration
8 75 (11.16%) Project Management
9 72 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
10 71 (10.57%) SAP
11 70 (10.42%) Oracle
12 68 (10.12%) Business Analysis
13 67 (9.97%) Unit Testing
14 62 (9.23%) Windows
14 62 (9.23%) Data Modelling
15 59 (8.78%) MS Excel
16 58 (8.63%) Microsoft
17 57 (8.48%) Data Analysis
17 57 (8.48%) QA
18 55 (8.18%) UNIX
18 55 (8.18%) Java
19 49 (7.29%) GAP Analysis
19 49 (7.29%) Investment Banking
20 47 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
21 46 (6.85%) HTML
22 45 (6.70%) XML
22 45 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
22 45 (6.70%) Degree
22 45 (6.70%) Security Cleared

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (2.83%) Tomcat
2 15 (2.23%) Confluence
2 15 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.79%) IIS
4 11 (1.64%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.19%) Apache
5 8 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (1.04%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (0.60%) CMS
9 3 (0.45%) Drupal
9 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.30%) SAS
10 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.30%) SAP Portal
10 2 (0.30%) WordPress
11 1 (0.15%) Captiva
Applications
1 59 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.61%) MS Office
3 23 (3.42%) MS Project
4 18 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (2.23%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.49%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.45%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) FastStats
8 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.34%) SAP MM
3 7 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.74%) SAP WM
6 4 (0.60%) SAP PP
6 4 (0.60%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.60%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.60%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.64%) IaaS
2 7 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.74%) SaaS
4 2 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.15%) Force.com
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
5 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (4.61%) Firewall
2 22 (3.27%) Network Security
2 22 (3.27%) WAN
3 19 (2.83%) LAN
4 14 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.08%) DNS
5 13 (1.93%) SSL
6 9 (1.34%) Broadband
6 9 (1.34%) FTP
7 8 (1.19%) HTTPS
8 7 (1.04%) VPN
8 7 (1.04%) Internet
9 6 (0.89%) Intranet
9 6 (0.89%) IPsec
9 6 (0.89%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (0.74%) NGN
10 5 (0.74%) NAS
10 5 (0.74%) HTTP
10 5 (0.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (5.95%) Relational Database
2 36 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (3.13%) RDBMS
5 19 (2.83%) MySQL
5 19 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
6 18 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (2.38%) QlikView
8 15 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.93%) Oracle Database
10 12 (1.79%) MS Access
11 10 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
12 8 (1.19%) SAP BW
12 8 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.04%) OLAP
14 6 (0.89%) DataStage
14 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
15 5 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (4.02%) Subversion
2 21 (3.13%) JUnit
3 20 (2.98%) JIRA
4 10 (1.49%) Toad
5 9 (1.34%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (0.89%) Ant
8 5 (0.74%) Selenium
8 5 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (0.74%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.74%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.74%) eggPlant
8 5 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.74%) LSMW
8 5 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.74%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (0.60%) NeoLoad
9 4 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 161 (23.96%) Finance
2 92 (13.69%) Banking
3 49 (7.29%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.02%) Front Office
5 26 (3.87%) Retail
6 22 (3.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 20 (2.98%) Legal
8 17 (2.53%) Telecoms
9 15 (2.23%) Marketing
10 13 (1.93%) Games
11 12 (1.79%) Financial Institution
12 11 (1.64%) Advertising
12 11 (1.64%) Local Government
13 7 (1.04%) Publishing
13 7 (1.04%) Back Office
14 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.60%) Billing
15 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
17 2 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 241 (35.86%) Analyst
2 131 (19.49%) Business Analyst
3 85 (12.65%) Developer
4 67 (9.97%) Consultant
5 53 (7.89%) Data Analyst
6 36 (5.36%) Architect
7 31 (4.61%) Administrator
8 23 (3.42%) SAP Consultant
9 20 (2.98%) Test Analyst
10 18 (2.68%) Project Manager
11 15 (2.23%) Hybris Developer
12 14 (2.08%) Test Manager
12 14 (2.08%) Tester
12 14 (2.08%) Functional Analyst
12 14 (2.08%) Banking Business Analyst
13 13 (1.93%) SAP Analyst
13 13 (1.93%) SAP Data Analyst
14 12 (1.79%) MI Analyst
14 12 (1.79%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (1.79%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.85%) HTML
2 45 (6.70%) XML
3 41 (6.10%) CSS
4 37 (5.51%) .NET
5 27 (4.02%) Ajax
6 25 (3.72%) jQuery
7 23 (3.42%) JSP
8 22 (3.27%) Spring
9 20 (2.98%) XSD
10 19 (2.83%) Web Services
10 19 (2.83%) ASP.NET
11 14 (2.08%) Spring MVC
12 13 (1.93%) SOAP
13 12 (1.79%) HTML5
14 8 (1.19%) XHTML
15 7 (1.04%) JSON
15 7 (1.04%) J2EE
16 6 (0.89%) FpML
16 6 (0.89%) RESTful
16 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 79 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 72 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.27%) Market Risk
4 20 (2.98%) Derivative
5 19 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.68%) Fixed Income
7 15 (2.23%) Data Conversion
7 15 (2.23%) User Experience
8 13 (1.93%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.79%) Credit Risk
10 11 (1.64%) Data Extraction
11 10 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.49%) Equities
11 10 (1.49%) Statistics
12 9 (1.34%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.34%) iPad
13 8 (1.19%) NHS
13 8 (1.19%) FMCG
13 8 (1.19%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 62 (9.23%) Windows
2 55 (8.18%) UNIX
3 32 (4.76%) Linux
4 14 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 14 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (1.49%) Solaris
7 9 (1.34%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.04%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.74%) zOS
10 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.60%) CentOS
10 4 (0.60%) Android
11 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.30%) VMS
12 2 (0.30%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (18.15%) Migration
2 112 (16.67%) Data Validation
3 92 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (11.61%) Data Migration
5 75 (11.16%) Project Management
6 68 (10.12%) Business Analysis
7 67 (9.97%) Unit Testing
8 62 (9.23%) Data Modelling
9 57 (8.48%) Data Analysis
10 49 (7.29%) GAP Analysis
11 47 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 43 (6.40%) UML
14 42 (6.25%) Scrum
15 41 (6.10%) Data Management
15 41 (6.10%) ITIL
15 41 (6.10%) Test Scripting
16 40 (5.95%) Use Case
17 34 (5.06%) Service Management
18 32 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 133 (19.79%) SQL
2 55 (8.18%) Java
3 37 (5.51%) JavaScript
4 28 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 21 (3.13%) C++
6 20 (2.98%) C#
7 19 (2.83%) VBA
8 16 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 16 (2.38%) Python
9 8 (1.19%) VB
9 8 (1.19%) C
9 8 (1.19%) Perl
9 8 (1.19%) PHP
9 8 (1.19%) Ruby
10 6 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.89%) VBScript
11 3 (0.45%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.30%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.30%) XQuery
12 2 (0.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (6.70%) Degree
1 45 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 19 (2.83%) ISEB
4 15 (2.23%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.49%) PhD
7 7 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.74%) CISM
8 5 (0.74%) CISSP
9 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.60%) CCIE
9 4 (0.60%) CCNP
9 4 (0.60%) MBA
9 4 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (0.60%) VCAP
10 3 (0.45%) VCDX
10 3 (0.45%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.48%) QA
2 18 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.49%) SLA
4 7 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.04%) GMP
5 6 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.74%) Basel III
6 5 (0.74%) GAMP
7 4 (0.60%) COBIT
8 3 (0.45%) GxP
8 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.30%) COREP
9 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.15%) MiFID
10 1 (0.15%) WCAG
10 1 (0.15%) WAI
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 14443
10 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 7816
10 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 43 (6.40%) RACF
2 9 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.34%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.04%) vSphere
3 7 (1.04%) vCloud
4 5 (0.74%) Nmap
5 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) ACF2
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.19%) Puppet
3 7 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.74%) Nessus
5 3 (0.45%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.15%) SCCM
6 1 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.15%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.15%) Control-M
6 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 71 (10.57%) SAP
2 70 (10.42%) Oracle
3 58 (8.63%) Microsoft
4 35 (5.21%) HP
5 15 (2.23%) hybris
5 15 (2.23%) VMware
6 14 (2.08%) Citrix
7 13 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.93%) Business Objects
8 12 (1.79%) Cognos
8 12 (1.79%) IBM
9 11 (1.64%) Tableau
9 11 (1.64%) Informatica
10 10 (1.49%) Cisco
11 9 (1.34%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.89%) F5
13 5 (0.74%) Google
13 5 (0.74%) Fortinet
13 5 (0.74%) TippingPoint
13 5 (0.74%) Tufin
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