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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / London
Rank 172 175 141
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -34
Contract jobs citing Validation 274 299 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.41% 1.42% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.69% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 171 209
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Median hourly rate £19.97 £17.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.11% -66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +44.26%

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
16426 17684 17259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.49% 84.21% 81.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11871 12549 12487
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 209 193
Median hourly rate £32.00 £24.23 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.06% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -14 42 £425 -15.00% 16
Canary Wharf +1 2 £450 -5.26%
Croydon -7 2 £413 +10.00% 1
Hillingdon - 2 £375 -
Bromley +3 1 £500 +17.64% 1
Docklands, London -3 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 161 (28.30%) Finance
2 97 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (16.87%) SQL
4 82 (14.41%) Migration
5 71 (12.48%) Banking
6 66 (11.60%) Change Management
7 65 (11.42%) Oracle
7 65 (11.42%) MS Excel
8 64 (11.25%) QA
9 62 (10.90%) Degree
9 62 (10.90%) Microsoft
10 57 (10.02%) Windows
10 57 (10.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 55 (9.67%) Management Information System
12 53 (9.31%) Retail
12 53 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
13 51 (8.96%) Data Migration
13 51 (8.96%) Data Validation
14 45 (7.91%) Project Management
14 45 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 44 (7.73%) MS Office
16 43 (7.56%) Java
16 43 (7.56%) Unix
17 40 (7.03%) Business Analysis
18 39 (6.85%) Linux
18 39 (6.85%) SDLC
19 37 (6.50%) Web Services
19 37 (6.50%) XML
19 37 (6.50%) Test Scripting
20 35 (6.15%) Analytics

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 20 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.46%) IIS
2 14 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.11%) SAS
4 9 (1.58%) Apache
4 9 (1.58%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.41%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.05%) Confluence
6 6 (1.05%) JBoss
6 6 (1.05%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.88%) GlassFish
7 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.70%) CMS
8 4 (0.70%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 65 (11.42%) MS Excel
2 44 (7.73%) MS Office
3 22 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (3.51%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.88%) SPSS
7 2 (0.35%) 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 (0.70%) Eloqua
1 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.70%) SAP PM
2 3 (0.53%) BPCS
2 3 (0.53%) Demantra
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.35%) Maximo
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Epicor iScala
4 1 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.64%) Office 365
4 10 (1.76%) IaaS
5 8 (1.41%) GitHub
6 6 (1.05%) SaaS
7 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.88%) PaaS
8 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.70%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.53%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.53%) Route 53
10 2 (0.35%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.39%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.69%) LAN
3 18 (3.16%) Internet
4 17 (2.99%) Ethernet
4 17 (2.99%) Wireless
5 16 (2.81%) Firewall
6 15 (2.64%) WAN
6 15 (2.64%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (2.46%) DNS
8 12 (2.11%) VPN
9 11 (1.93%) VoIP
10 9 (1.58%) Network Security
11 8 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (1.41%) HTTP
12 7 (1.23%) DHCP
13 6 (1.05%) SMTP
14 5 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.88%) SSL
15 4 (0.70%) SNMP
15 4 (0.70%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.22%) Big Data
3 16 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.46%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.93%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 6 (1.05%) OLTP
7 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.05%) QlikView
8 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.88%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.88%) MySQL
8 5 (0.88%) SAP BW
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.70%) Data Mart
9 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (4.04%) JIRA
2 19 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.81%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.46%) Selenium
5 10 (1.76%) Appium
5 10 (1.76%) Subversion
6 8 (1.41%) Ant
6 8 (1.41%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.05%) Maven
8 5 (0.88%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.70%) Android Studio
9 4 (0.70%) JMeter
9 4 (0.70%) Mocha
9 4 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.70%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.53%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.53%) TestRail
11 2 (0.35%) ERwin
11 2 (0.35%) HP UFT
General
1 161 (28.30%) Finance
2 71 (12.48%) Banking
3 53 (9.31%) Retail
4 31 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 26 (4.57%) Front Office
6 24 (4.22%) Marketing
7 20 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (2.46%) Back Office
9 13 (2.28%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.93%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.58%) Legal
12 8 (1.41%) Games
13 7 (1.23%) Law
14 4 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.53%) Advertising
15 3 (0.53%) Billing
15 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 164 (28.82%) Analyst
2 81 (14.24%) Developer
3 62 (10.90%) Business Analyst
4 51 (8.96%) Consultant
5 33 (5.80%) Architect
6 30 (5.27%) Data Analyst
7 27 (4.75%) Test Analyst
8 26 (4.57%) Project Manager
9 17 (2.99%) Security Consultant
10 16 (2.81%) Information Security Consultant
11 15 (2.64%) Risk Analyst
12 14 (2.46%) Migration Analyst
13 13 (2.28%) Data Migration Analyst
13 13 (2.28%) Qualitative Analyst
13 13 (2.28%) Quantitative Analyst
13 13 (2.28%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
13 13 (2.28%) Systems Analyst
14 12 (2.11%) Business Systems Analyst
14 12 (2.11%) Java Developer
14 12 (2.11%) Market Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.50%) Web Services
1 37 (6.50%) XML
2 34 (5.98%) HTML
3 22 (3.87%) CSS
4 20 (3.51%) HTML5
5 16 (2.81%) SOAP
6 14 (2.46%) .NET
7 13 (2.28%) Spring
8 12 (2.11%) CSS3
8 12 (2.11%) J2EE
8 12 (2.11%) REST
9 11 (1.93%) XML Schema
10 10 (1.76%) Middleware
10 10 (1.76%) XSD
11 9 (1.58%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.41%) Struts
13 7 (1.23%) JSTL
13 7 (1.23%) Node.js
13 7 (1.23%) XML Messaging
14 6 (1.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.67%) Management Information System
2 53 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.92%) Mathematics
4 21 (3.69%) Client/Server
5 20 (3.51%) Market Risk
5 20 (3.51%) User Experience
6 18 (3.16%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.99%) Statistics
8 16 (2.81%) Blackberry
9 15 (2.64%) Computer Science
10 14 (2.46%) Credit Risk
10 14 (2.46%) Derivative
11 12 (2.11%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.93%) FMCG
13 10 (1.76%) Equities
13 10 (1.76%) W3C
14 9 (1.58%) Physics
15 8 (1.41%) Data Extraction
16 7 (1.23%) Virtual Team
17 6 (1.05%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.02%) Windows
2 43 (7.56%) Unix
3 39 (6.85%) Linux
4 32 (5.62%) Apple iOS
5 20 (3.51%) Android
6 17 (2.99%) Windows Server
7 16 (2.81%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.41%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) CentOS
10 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.18%) HPUX
11 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (14.41%) Migration
3 66 (11.60%) Change Management
4 57 (10.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (8.96%) Data Migration
5 51 (8.96%) Data Validation
6 45 (7.91%) Project Management
6 45 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (7.03%) Business Analysis
8 39 (6.85%) SDLC
9 37 (6.50%) Test Scripting
10 35 (6.15%) Analytics
10 35 (6.15%) ERP
10 35 (6.15%) Scrum
11 34 (5.98%) Data Modelling
12 30 (5.27%) DevOps
12 30 (5.27%) Workflow
13 29 (5.10%) Risk Management
13 29 (5.10%) TDD
14 28 (4.92%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 96 (16.87%) SQL
2 43 (7.56%) Java
3 33 (5.80%) C++
4 30 (5.27%) C#
5 29 (5.10%) Python
6 27 (4.75%) JavaScript
7 23 (4.04%) Perl
8 20 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 17 (2.99%) C
9 17 (2.99%) VBA
10 14 (2.46%) Shell Script
11 12 (2.11%) Ruby
12 11 (1.93%) VBScript
13 7 (1.23%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.23%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.05%) VB
15 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.70%) R
16 4 (0.70%) Scala
16 4 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (10.90%) Degree
2 34 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.34%) CISSP
4 18 (3.16%) DV Cleared
4 18 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.81%) MCSE
5 16 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (2.64%) ACDT
6 15 (2.64%) ACHDS
6 15 (2.64%) ACTC
6 15 (2.64%) CISA
6 15 (2.64%) CISM
6 15 (2.64%) MCDST
6 15 (2.64%) MCP
6 15 (2.64%) MCSA
6 15 (2.64%) MCSM
6 15 (2.64%) Network+ Certification
6 15 (2.64%) PCI QSA
7 13 (2.28%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (11.25%) QA
2 17 (2.99%) Data Quality
2 17 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.93%) GxP
4 10 (1.76%) GMP
5 9 (1.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 8 (1.41%) WCAG
7 7 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.05%) SLA
9 5 (0.88%) MiFID
10 4 (0.70%) GAMP
10 4 (0.70%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.53%) GDPR
11 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 2 (0.35%) Basel III
12 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.35%) FATCA
12 2 (0.35%) HL7
13 1 (0.18%) ISO22301
13 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 30 (5.27%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.64%) Virtual Servers
3 8 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.70%) XenApp
7 3 (0.53%) Docker
8 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (2.11%) Puppet
2 8 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.23%) Ansible
4 6 (1.05%) Nagios
4 6 (1.05%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.88%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.70%) Control-M
6 4 (0.70%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.53%) SCOM
8 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.18%) Mesos
8 1 (0.18%) Oozie
8 1 (0.18%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.18%) SCCM
8 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 65 (11.42%) Oracle
2 62 (10.90%) Microsoft
3 31 (5.45%) Cisco
3 31 (5.45%) SAP
4 26 (4.57%) Citrix
5 22 (3.87%) VMware
6 16 (2.81%) Apple
7 12 (2.11%) Dell
8 10 (1.76%) hybris
8 10 (1.76%) IBM
9 8 (1.41%) Informatica
9 8 (1.41%) Lotus
9 8 (1.41%) Tableau
9 8 (1.41%) Yardi
10 7 (1.23%) Sybase
11 6 (1.05%) HP
12 5 (0.88%) Huawei
13 4 (0.70%) Blue Coat
13 4 (0.70%) DataSynapse
13 4 (0.70%) Teradata
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