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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 161 172 174
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 301 302 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.33% 1.29% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.65% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 204 197
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 £294 £241 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £20.25 £48.63 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.35% +17.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £34.13 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.63 £55.95 £45.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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
17786 18261 17285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.64% 78.17% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12539 13110 11901
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.56% -3.44%
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 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 235 269
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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 -19 62 £450 +20.00% 11
Croydon - 12 £248 -
Docklands, London -1 4 £550 +15.78%
Uxbridge - 4 £425 -
Hammersmith - 3 £475 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - - 2
Twickenham - 2 - -
Enfield - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £210 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 216 (34.34%) Finance
2 186 (29.57%) SQL
3 110 (17.49%) Migration
3 110 (17.49%) Banking
4 91 (14.47%) Data Validation
5 81 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
5 81 (12.88%) Data Migration
6 80 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
7 77 (12.24%) QA
8 76 (12.08%) Microsoft
9 75 (11.92%) Business Analysis
10 73 (11.61%) Java
11 70 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 66 (10.49%) Test Scripting
13 65 (10.33%) SQL Server
14 64 (10.17%) Windows
15 62 (9.86%) Oracle
16 60 (9.54%) Project Management
17 59 (9.38%) ETL
18 54 (8.59%) Degree
19 53 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
20 52 (8.27%) Data Analysis
21 51 (8.11%) MS Excel
21 51 (8.11%) Data Modelling
22 47 (7.47%) SAP
22 47 (7.47%) UNIX
23 46 (7.31%) Management Information System
23 46 (7.31%) Analytics
24 45 (7.15%) ITIL
25 44 (7.00%) Data Cleansing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 22 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.34%) IIS
3 19 (3.02%) WebSphere
4 17 (2.70%) JBoss
4 17 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 15 (2.38%) Apache
6 13 (2.07%) WebLogic
7 11 (1.75%) MS Exchange
8 10 (1.59%) GlassFish
8 10 (1.59%) SAS
9 8 (1.27%) Mule
9 8 (1.27%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.27%) Mule ESB
9 8 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.11%) Lync
11 6 (0.95%) Confluence
12 5 (0.79%) iPlanet
12 5 (0.79%) Apache TomEE
12 5 (0.79%) WildFly
Applications
1 51 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.29%) MS Office
3 20 (3.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.43%) MS Project
6 7 (1.11%) SPSS
7 4 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.64%) Maya
8 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.11%) SAP WM
3 7 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.79%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.64%) Sentinel
6 4 (0.64%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.32%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.32%) HFM
8 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 1 (0.16%) Tridion
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.16%) Summit
9 1 (0.16%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.38%) SaaS
2 11 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.59%) PaaS
4 5 (0.79%) GitHub
5 4 (0.64%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Taleo
7 1 (0.16%) FinancialForce.com
7 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.16%) Force.com
7 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.75%) Internet
1 11 (1.75%) Firewall
2 8 (1.27%) HTTP
3 6 (0.95%) NAS
3 6 (0.95%) SAN
4 4 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
4 4 (0.64%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.64%) DNS
5 3 (0.48%) FTP
5 3 (0.48%) VPN
5 3 (0.48%) Intranet
6 2 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.32%) Network Security
6 2 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.32%) VLAN
6 2 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.32%) Extranet
6 2 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.32%) DHCP
6 2 (0.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (3.34%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.54%) QlikView
6 14 (2.23%) Big Data
6 14 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (2.07%) MySQL
7 13 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.43%) Data Mining
8 9 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.27%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (1.27%) Informix
10 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.95%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.79%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.79%) DB2
11 5 (0.79%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 18 (2.86%) JIRA
2 17 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.38%) Selenium
4 13 (2.07%) Maven
4 13 (2.07%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.91%) Subversion
6 11 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.75%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (1.11%) JMeter
8 7 (1.11%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.79%) Ant
9 5 (0.79%) JUnit
9 5 (0.79%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.64%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.64%) Mocha
10 4 (0.64%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.64%) Gradle
10 4 (0.64%) Artifactory
General
1 216 (34.34%) Finance
2 110 (17.49%) Banking
3 34 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 31 (4.93%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.66%) Marketing
6 20 (3.18%) Telecoms
6 20 (3.18%) Retail
7 19 (3.02%) Legal
8 17 (2.70%) Front Office
9 11 (1.75%) Back Office
9 11 (1.75%) Games
10 10 (1.59%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.43%) Advertising
11 9 (1.43%) Publishing
12 7 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.95%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.64%) French Language
15 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.48%) Law
15 3 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 238 (37.84%) Analyst
2 88 (13.99%) Business Analyst
3 74 (11.76%) Developer
4 65 (10.33%) Data Analyst
5 55 (8.74%) Consultant
6 43 (6.84%) Architect
7 32 (5.09%) Project Manager
8 31 (4.93%) Test Analyst
9 26 (4.13%) Tester
10 21 (3.34%) Technical Analyst
11 17 (2.70%) Test Manager
12 16 (2.54%) Senior Architect
13 15 (2.38%) Systems Tester
14 14 (2.23%) Test Leader
15 12 (1.91%) SQL Developer
15 12 (1.91%) SAP Consultant
16 11 (1.75%) Senior Analyst
17 10 (1.59%) Banking Business Analyst
17 10 (1.59%) Risk Analyst
17 10 (1.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.84%) HTML
2 31 (4.93%) CSS
3 28 (4.45%) REST
4 26 (4.13%) .NET
5 25 (3.97%) J2EE
6 24 (3.82%) Web Services
7 22 (3.50%) Spring
8 20 (3.18%) XML
9 19 (3.02%) jQuery
9 19 (3.02%) JSON
10 18 (2.86%) AngularJS
11 17 (2.70%) HTML5
12 16 (2.54%) SOAP
13 13 (2.07%) Struts
13 13 (2.07%) Ajax
14 9 (1.43%) Middleware
15 8 (1.27%) CSS3
15 8 (1.27%) ASP.NET
16 7 (1.11%) STL
16 7 (1.11%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.31%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.93%) Fixed Income
4 26 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.66%) Visualisation
6 17 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (2.70%) Market Risk
6 17 (2.70%) Data Integration
7 16 (2.54%) Mathematics
7 16 (2.54%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.54%) User Experience
8 15 (2.38%) SWIFT
9 14 (2.23%) Statistics
10 13 (2.07%) Derivative
11 10 (1.59%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.27%) FMCG
14 7 (1.11%) NHS
14 7 (1.11%) W3C
14 7 (1.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.17%) Windows
2 47 (7.47%) UNIX
3 30 (4.77%) Linux
4 27 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.59%) Android
7 10 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.43%) Solaris
8 9 (1.43%) Windows 7
9 8 (1.27%) CentOS
9 8 (1.27%) AIX
10 4 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.32%) zOS
13 1 (0.16%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (17.49%) Migration
2 91 (14.47%) Data Validation
3 81 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (12.88%) Data Migration
4 75 (11.92%) Business Analysis
5 70 (11.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (10.49%) Test Scripting
7 60 (9.54%) Project Management
8 59 (9.38%) ETL
9 53 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 52 (8.27%) Data Analysis
11 51 (8.11%) Data Modelling
12 46 (7.31%) Analytics
13 45 (7.15%) ITIL
14 44 (7.00%) Data Cleansing
15 37 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
15 37 (5.88%) Change Management
16 35 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
16 35 (5.56%) Scrum
17 33 (5.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 186 (29.57%) SQL
2 73 (11.61%) Java
3 41 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 29 (4.61%) Python
5 25 (3.97%) C#
6 22 (3.50%) C++
6 22 (3.50%) T-SQL
7 18 (2.86%) Ruby
8 17 (2.70%) VBA
8 17 (2.70%) Perl
9 13 (2.07%) R
10 12 (1.91%) PHP
11 11 (1.75%) PL/SQL
12 9 (1.43%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.27%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.27%) C
14 7 (1.11%) VB
15 6 (0.95%) Scala
16 5 (0.79%) Apex Code
17 4 (0.64%) Lua
Qualifications
1 54 (8.59%) Degree
2 24 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.86%) ISEB
4 14 (2.23%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.43%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (1.11%) PMP
10 6 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.95%) PhD
11 4 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.48%) MCSE
12 3 (0.48%) MCITP
12 3 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.32%) VCDX
13 2 (0.32%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (12.24%) QA
2 19 (3.02%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.54%) SLA
4 14 (2.23%) GMP
5 9 (1.43%) GAMP
6 7 (1.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 6 (0.95%) GxP
7 6 (0.95%) GCP
8 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.64%) MiFID
9 4 (0.64%) COBIT
9 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.64%) FINREP
10 3 (0.48%) GLP
10 3 (0.48%) Basel II
10 3 (0.48%) COREP
11 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.32%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 25 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.91%) vCloud
4 10 (1.59%) RACF
5 8 (1.27%) vSphere
6 5 (0.79%) Squid
6 5 (0.79%) Varnish
7 4 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.48%) XenApp
8 3 (0.48%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.91%) Puppet
3 10 (1.59%) ZABBIX
4 8 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.95%) SCCM
6 5 (0.79%) Ansible
7 4 (0.64%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.64%) logstash
7 4 (0.64%) Salt
7 4 (0.64%) Kibana
7 4 (0.64%) Rundeck
8 3 (0.48%) SCOM
9 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.16%) Control-M
10 1 (0.16%) Nagios
10 1 (0.16%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.16%) WMI
10 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 76 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.86%) Oracle
3 47 (7.47%) SAP
4 33 (5.25%) VMware
5 23 (3.66%) IBM
6 19 (3.02%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.86%) Business Objects
8 16 (2.54%) Tableau
8 16 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (2.07%) Cisco
10 10 (1.59%) Perforce
11 9 (1.43%) Citrix
11 9 (1.43%) HP
11 9 (1.43%) Sybase
11 9 (1.43%) Remedy
11 9 (1.43%) Teradata
11 9 (1.43%) Alteryx
11 9 (1.43%) ServiceNow
11 9 (1.43%) Talend
12 8 (1.27%) JD Edwards
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £24 - £27 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Aston Carter
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: 160 per day plus Expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
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Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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