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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 186 179 194
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing Validation 285 286 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.31% 1.24% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.53% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 180 190
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £628 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Median hourly rate £47.50 £19.86 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.20% -52.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.36 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.50 £39.87 £55.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -6.66%
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
18347 18660 18912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.35% 81.18% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13426 13254 13392
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 240 234
Median hourly rate £21.64 £22.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +11.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £57.60 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -9 24 £450 - 3
Bromley -5 4 £450 -
Hayes - 3 £350 -
Brentford +3 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £425 -
Docklands, London +5 1 - -
Uxbridge +4 1 - - 1
Paddington - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 217 (35.63%) Finance
2 137 (22.50%) SQL
3 101 (16.58%) Migration
4 94 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (15.27%) Banking
6 88 (14.45%) Microsoft
7 82 (13.46%) MS Excel
8 79 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
9 63 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 63 (10.34%) Data Migration
10 62 (10.18%) Data Validation
10 62 (10.18%) Degree
11 58 (9.52%) Management Information System
11 58 (9.52%) Project Management
12 54 (8.87%) Front Office
12 54 (8.87%) QA
13 53 (8.70%) Oracle
14 52 (8.54%) Test Scripting
15 47 (7.72%) Business Analysis
16 46 (7.55%) SQL Server
17 45 (7.39%) Service Management
17 45 (7.39%) Data Analysis
18 44 (7.22%) Java
18 44 (7.22%) Windows
19 43 (7.06%) Security Cleared
20 41 (6.73%) Linux
20 41 (6.73%) Data Modelling
21 40 (6.57%) Python
21 40 (6.57%) XML
22 39 (6.40%) Web Services

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 16 (2.63%) SAS
2 13 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.31%) WebSphere
4 5 (0.82%) Apache
4 5 (0.82%) Confluence
4 5 (0.82%) MS Project Server
4 5 (0.82%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.49%) Apache TomEE
5 3 (0.49%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.49%) CMS
5 3 (0.49%) JBoss
5 3 (0.49%) Jetty
5 3 (0.49%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.33%) Captiva
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.33%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 82 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.40%) MS Office
3 30 (4.93%) MS Visio
4 22 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (2.96%) MS Project
6 12 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.49%) LaTeX
7 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.16%) GIMP
8 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.33%) BPCS
4 2 (0.33%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.33%) Minerva
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.15%) Amazon S3
3 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 6 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (0.99%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 6 (0.99%) CloudFront
3 6 (0.99%) Route 53
4 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.82%) Office 365
4 5 (0.82%) PaaS
4 5 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.66%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.66%) SaaS
6 3 (0.49%) Boomi
6 3 (0.49%) GitHub
6 3 (0.49%) IaaS
7 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.97%) Firewall
2 8 (1.31%) HTTP
2 8 (1.31%) LDAP
3 7 (1.15%) Internet
4 6 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (0.99%) LAN
4 6 (0.99%) WAN
5 4 (0.66%) DMZ
5 4 (0.66%) DNS
5 4 (0.66%) Intranet
6 3 (0.49%) BGP
6 3 (0.49%) DHCP
6 3 (0.49%) MPLS
6 3 (0.49%) SAN
7 2 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.33%) IPv6
7 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.33%) OSPF
7 2 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.30%) DB2
5 12 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.81%) MS Access
7 10 (1.64%) Data Mart
7 10 (1.64%) GIS
8 9 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.48%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.15%) MySQL
10 7 (1.15%) OLTP
10 7 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
10 7 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (3.28%) JIRA
2 16 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.64%) Subversion
4 8 (1.31%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.31%) ERwin
4 8 (1.31%) Selenium
5 7 (1.15%) Artifactory
5 7 (1.15%) Maven
6 6 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.99%) JMeter
7 5 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.66%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.66%) LSMW
8 4 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.66%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.49%) GitLab
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.49%) TestRail
General
1 217 (35.63%) Finance
2 93 (15.27%) Banking
3 54 (8.87%) Front Office
4 31 (5.09%) Retail
5 21 (3.45%) Back Office
5 21 (3.45%) Marketing
6 18 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.30%) Legal
7 14 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.31%) Games
9 7 (1.15%) Advertising
10 6 (0.99%) Billing
10 6 (0.99%) Publishing
10 6 (0.99%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.66%) Law
12 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 204 (33.50%) Analyst
2 78 (12.81%) Developer
3 71 (11.66%) Business Analyst
4 49 (8.05%) Consultant
5 44 (7.22%) Data Analyst
6 27 (4.43%) Test Analyst
7 26 (4.27%) Architect
7 26 (4.27%) Test Manager
8 25 (4.11%) Risk Analyst
9 21 (3.45%) Qualitative Analyst
9 21 (3.45%) Quantitative Analyst
10 20 (3.28%) Project Manager
10 20 (3.28%) SQL Analyst
11 18 (2.96%) SQL Developer
12 17 (2.79%) Test Leader
13 16 (2.63%) Java Developer
13 16 (2.63%) Security Technician
14 15 (2.46%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
15 14 (2.30%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (2.30%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.57%) XML
2 39 (6.40%) Web Services
3 20 (3.28%) SOAP
4 13 (2.13%) CSS
5 12 (1.97%) HTML
5 12 (1.97%) REST
6 9 (1.48%) Java SE
6 9 (1.48%) XSLT
7 8 (1.31%) .NET
8 7 (1.15%) Ajax
8 7 (1.15%) JMS
8 7 (1.15%) Murex MxML
8 7 (1.15%) STL
8 7 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (1.15%) XSD
9 6 (0.99%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.99%) JSON
9 6 (0.99%) Middleware
9 6 (0.99%) Spring
10 5 (0.82%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.76%) Credit Risk
4 28 (4.60%) Mathematics
5 27 (4.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 25 (4.11%) Mainframe
7 23 (3.78%) Market Risk
7 23 (3.78%) User Experience
8 20 (3.28%) Derivative
8 20 (3.28%) Fixed Income
9 16 (2.63%) Statistics
10 11 (1.81%) Credit Derivative
10 11 (1.81%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.81%) Reference Data
11 10 (1.64%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.64%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.64%) Data Integration
11 10 (1.64%) Informatics
12 9 (1.48%) Performance Metrics
13 8 (1.31%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.22%) Windows
2 41 (6.73%) Linux
3 33 (5.42%) Unix
4 11 (1.81%) zOS
5 10 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.48%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.31%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.15%) Android
8 7 (1.15%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.66%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.49%) Solaris
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.33%) AIX
12 2 (0.33%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (16.58%) Migration
2 94 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (10.34%) Data Migration
3 63 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 62 (10.18%) Data Validation
5 58 (9.52%) Project Management
6 52 (8.54%) Test Scripting
7 47 (7.72%) Business Analysis
8 45 (7.39%) Data Analysis
8 45 (7.39%) Service Management
9 41 (6.73%) Data Modelling
10 39 (6.40%) ETL
11 37 (6.08%) SDLC
11 37 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 35 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
12 35 (5.75%) Risk Management
13 32 (5.25%) Change Management
14 30 (4.93%) Test Strategy
15 28 (4.60%) Scrum
15 28 (4.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 137 (22.50%) SQL
2 44 (7.22%) Java
3 40 (6.57%) Python
4 36 (5.91%) C++
5 29 (4.76%) C#
6 24 (3.94%) C
7 18 (2.96%) JavaScript
7 18 (2.96%) Perl
7 18 (2.96%) VBA
8 16 (2.63%) R
9 14 (2.30%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.48%) MATLAB
11 8 (1.31%) VB
12 6 (0.99%) PHP
12 6 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.82%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.82%) Korn
13 5 (0.82%) SOQL
13 5 (0.82%) SOSL
14 4 (0.66%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (10.18%) Degree
2 43 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 20 (3.28%) PhD
5 19 (3.12%) SC Cleared
6 18 (2.96%) ISEB
7 12 (1.97%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
9 4 (0.66%) PMP
10 3 (0.49%) CCNA
10 3 (0.49%) CIMA
10 3 (0.49%) CISSP
10 3 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.33%) CCIE
11 2 (0.33%) IIBA
11 2 (0.33%) MCSM
11 2 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (8.87%) QA
2 35 (5.75%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.48%) SLA
4 5 (0.82%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.66%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.33%) Basel II
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.16%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) GMP
8 1 (0.16%) GxP
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) MiFID
8 1 (0.16%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.16%) UCITS
System Software
1 17 (2.79%) ACF2
2 14 (2.30%) RACF
3 13 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.33%) Docker
5 2 (0.33%) Firmware
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.33%) vSphere
6 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
6 1 (0.16%) NFS
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 31 (5.09%) zSecure
2 18 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (1.81%) Puppet
4 9 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.49%) Ansible
5 3 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.33%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.33%) Mesos
6 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.33%) SCCM
7 1 (0.16%) Control-M
Vendors
1 88 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.70%) Oracle
3 33 (5.42%) SAP
4 18 (2.96%) Informatica
5 16 (2.63%) Murex
6 15 (2.46%) VMware
7 14 (2.30%) Tableau
8 11 (1.81%) Alteryx
8 11 (1.81%) IBM
9 10 (1.64%) Bloomberg
9 10 (1.64%) CA
9 10 (1.64%) HP
9 10 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.48%) Cisco
11 8 (1.31%) Citrix
11 8 (1.31%) Reuters
11 8 (1.31%) Splunk
12 7 (1.15%) Google
12 7 (1.15%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.15%) Sybase
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