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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 152 164 179
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Contract jobs citing Validation 320 309 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.46% 1.34% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.71% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 222 157
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.38 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.93% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £31.50 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.79 £46.38 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.15 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-3.01% +21.11%
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
17229 18076 16090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.61% 78.59% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12130 12626 11348
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 242 214
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.73 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -10 62 £450 +12.50% 27
Brentford -6 4 £341 -3.19%
Uxbridge +3 3 £314 -3.46%
Twickenham - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Docklands, London - 1 £603 -
Harrow - 1 £250 -
Hounslow - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 200 (29.99%) Finance
2 174 (26.09%) SQL
3 140 (20.99%) Migration
4 112 (16.79%) Data Validation
5 102 (15.29%) Banking
6 88 (13.19%) Data Migration
7 86 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
8 77 (11.54%) Windows
8 77 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
9 74 (11.09%) Microsoft
10 70 (10.49%) Business Analysis
10 70 (10.49%) QA
11 68 (10.19%) Java
12 67 (10.04%) Oracle
13 65 (9.75%) SQL Server
14 64 (9.60%) SAP
14 64 (9.60%) Test Scripting
15 63 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
16 62 (9.30%) Data Modelling
16 62 (9.30%) Project Management
17 59 (8.85%) Data Analysis
18 56 (8.40%) MS Excel
19 55 (8.25%) UNIX
20 54 (8.10%) ETL
20 54 (8.10%) Degree
21 52 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
22 50 (7.50%) Management Information System
23 46 (6.90%) Data Management
24 44 (6.60%) HTML
25 43 (6.45%) Unit Testing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 27 (4.05%) IIS
2 22 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.10%) Tomcat
5 11 (1.65%) OpenStack
6 10 (1.50%) Apache
7 9 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.35%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.20%) Confluence
9 7 (1.05%) CMS
9 7 (1.05%) JBoss
10 6 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
11 5 (0.75%) SAS
12 4 (0.60%) Lync
12 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.45%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 56 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.80%) MS Office
3 18 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.80%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.65%) MS Project
6 4 (0.60%) SPSS
6 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) FastStats
7 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.50%) SAP WM
2 9 (1.35%) SAP MM
2 9 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (0.90%) Sentinel
4 5 (0.75%) SAP PP
5 3 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.30%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.30%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.50%) SaaS
1 10 (1.50%) IaaS
2 7 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.75%) GitHub
4 4 (0.60%) PaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Force.com
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.15%) Taleo
6 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.55%) Firewall
2 11 (1.65%) Internet
3 9 (1.35%) DNS
4 8 (1.20%) FTP
4 8 (1.20%) Intranet
5 7 (1.05%) SAN
5 7 (1.05%) HTTP
5 7 (1.05%) Network Security
5 7 (1.05%) NAS
6 6 (0.90%) LAN
6 6 (0.90%) WAN
7 5 (0.75%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.75%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.60%) SSL
9 3 (0.45%) CTI
9 3 (0.45%) SMTP
9 3 (0.45%) Broadband
10 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.30%) Extranet
11 1 (0.15%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.40%) Relational Database
3 33 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (3.15%) QlikView
5 18 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (2.70%) MySQL
6 17 (2.55%) RDBMS
7 15 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
8 12 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 12 (1.80%) Big Data
9 11 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.20%) Informix
10 8 (1.20%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.20%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (1.05%) SAP BW
11 7 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 25 (3.75%) Subversion
2 17 (2.55%) JIRA
3 14 (2.10%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.95%) Selenium
5 12 (1.80%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
7 8 (1.20%) LSMW
7 8 (1.20%) JUnit
7 8 (1.20%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.05%) Toad
9 6 (0.90%) Maven
9 6 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.90%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.90%) eggPlant
10 5 (0.75%) Calabash
10 5 (0.75%) Appium
10 5 (0.75%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.75%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.75%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 200 (29.99%) Finance
2 102 (15.29%) Banking
3 26 (3.90%) Investment Banking
3 26 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 24 (3.60%) Retail
6 19 (2.85%) Front Office
6 19 (2.85%) Legal
7 15 (2.25%) Marketing
8 12 (1.80%) Advertising
9 10 (1.50%) Games
10 9 (1.35%) Publishing
10 9 (1.35%) Back Office
11 7 (1.05%) Local Government
11 7 (1.05%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.75%) French Language
12 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.75%) Billing
13 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 247 (37.03%) Analyst
2 105 (15.74%) Business Analyst
3 87 (13.04%) Developer
4 74 (11.09%) Consultant
5 55 (8.25%) Data Analyst
6 36 (5.40%) Architect
7 28 (4.20%) Test Analyst
8 23 (3.45%) Project Manager
9 22 (3.30%) Tester
10 20 (3.00%) SAP Consultant
11 19 (2.85%) Technical Analyst
11 19 (2.85%) Test Manager
11 19 (2.85%) Administrator
12 14 (2.10%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (2.10%) SAP Analyst
12 14 (2.10%) Test Leader
13 13 (1.95%) SAP Data Analyst
13 13 (1.95%) Functional Analyst
13 13 (1.95%) Senior Business Analyst
14 11 (1.65%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.60%) HTML
2 41 (6.15%) CSS
3 37 (5.55%) .NET
4 32 (4.80%) XML
5 27 (4.05%) Web Services
6 24 (3.60%) Spring
6 24 (3.60%) jQuery
7 20 (3.00%) REST
8 19 (2.85%) Ajax
9 17 (2.55%) SOAP
10 15 (2.25%) ASP.NET
10 15 (2.25%) JSON
11 13 (1.95%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.95%) J2EE
12 12 (1.80%) JSP
12 12 (1.80%) XSD
12 12 (1.80%) HTML5
13 10 (1.50%) BAPI
14 7 (1.05%) Spring MVC
14 7 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 32 (4.80%) Fixed Income
3 32 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.45%) Derivative
5 21 (3.15%) Visualisation
6 20 (3.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 17 (2.55%) Mathematics
7 17 (2.55%) User Experience
8 16 (2.40%) Market Risk
9 12 (1.80%) Statistics
10 11 (1.65%) Data Conversion
10 11 (1.65%) FMCG
11 10 (1.50%) iPad
11 10 (1.50%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.50%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.35%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.35%) SWIFT
13 8 (1.20%) Data Extraction
13 8 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 77 (11.54%) Windows
2 55 (8.25%) UNIX
3 26 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (3.60%) Linux
5 19 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (1.95%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.80%) Android
8 8 (1.20%) AIX
9 7 (1.05%) Solaris
10 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.75%) CentOS
12 4 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.45%) zOS
14 2 (0.30%) VMS
14 2 (0.30%) OpenVMS
14 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (20.99%) Migration
2 112 (16.79%) Data Validation
3 88 (13.19%) Data Migration
4 86 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (10.49%) Business Analysis
6 64 (9.60%) Test Scripting
7 63 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 62 (9.30%) Data Modelling
8 62 (9.30%) Project Management
9 59 (8.85%) Data Analysis
10 54 (8.10%) ETL
11 52 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 46 (6.90%) Data Management
13 43 (6.45%) Unit Testing
13 43 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
14 38 (5.70%) GAP Analysis
14 38 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
14 38 (5.70%) Analytics
15 37 (5.55%) ITIL
15 37 (5.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 174 (26.09%) SQL
2 68 (10.19%) Java
3 37 (5.55%) JavaScript
4 31 (4.65%) Python
5 24 (3.60%) C#
6 22 (3.30%) VBA
7 21 (3.15%) C++
7 21 (3.15%) PL/SQL
8 20 (3.00%) Ruby
9 17 (2.55%) PHP
10 15 (2.25%) Perl
11 12 (1.80%) R
12 11 (1.65%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.50%) C
14 9 (1.35%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.90%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.90%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.75%) Scala
16 5 (0.75%) VBScript
16 5 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (8.10%) Degree
2 30 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 25 (3.75%) ISEB
4 20 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.10%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (1.20%) PhD
7 8 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.90%) PMP
10 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.60%) VCAP
11 3 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.45%) VCDX
11 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.45%) HND
12 2 (0.30%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (10.49%) QA
2 19 (2.85%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.65%) SLA
4 8 (1.20%) GMP
5 7 (1.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 6 (0.90%) GxP
7 5 (0.75%) GAMP
8 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.60%) COBIT
9 3 (0.45%) GCP
10 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.30%) Basel II
10 2 (0.30%) MiFID
10 2 (0.30%) COREP
10 2 (0.30%) FINREP
10 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.15%) EMIR
11 1 (0.15%) DICOM
System Software
1 22 (3.30%) RACF
2 16 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.65%) vSphere
4 11 (1.65%) vCloud
5 4 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.30%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.65%) Puppet
2 11 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.05%) ZABBIX
4 3 (0.45%) SCCM
4 3 (0.45%) SCOM
5 2 (0.30%) Control-M
6 1 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.15%) Nmap
6 1 (0.15%) WMI
6 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.15%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 74 (11.09%) Microsoft
2 67 (10.04%) Oracle
3 64 (9.60%) SAP
4 29 (4.35%) VMware
5 21 (3.15%) Business Objects
6 20 (3.00%) HP
7 19 (2.85%) IBM
8 17 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (2.40%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.95%) Citrix
11 12 (1.80%) Tableau
12 11 (1.65%) hybris
13 10 (1.50%) Cisco
14 9 (1.35%) Informatica
14 9 (1.35%) Talend
14 9 (1.35%) Alteryx
15 8 (1.20%) F5
15 8 (1.20%) JD Edwards
15 8 (1.20%) Teradata
15 8 (1.20%) Sybase
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £900.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
L.E.K. Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £465.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £460.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago