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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 136 185 178
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 335 248 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.60% 1.15% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.46% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 172 142
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £372 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +18.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £21.06 £43.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.86% +21.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.21 £36.75 £30.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £46.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-16.08% +19.04%
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
16501 16971 15029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.77% 78.66% 76.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11685 11633 10573
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 232 228
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £70.00 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 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 5 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 +17 69 £500 +11.11% 15
Brentford -4 6 £374 +46.56%
Canary Wharf +13 4 £525 -
Docklands, London +7 3 £525 +23.52%
Uxbridge +4 2 £314 -3.46% 1
Harrow - 2 £305 -
Feltham - 1 £415 - 1
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 178 (27.13%) Finance
2 156 (23.78%) SQL
3 131 (19.97%) Migration
4 108 (16.46%) Data Validation
5 98 (14.94%) Banking
6 91 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
7 83 (12.65%) Data Migration
8 82 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 78 (11.89%) Windows
10 67 (10.21%) Microsoft
11 66 (10.06%) SAP
11 66 (10.06%) Oracle
11 66 (10.06%) QA
12 64 (9.76%) Project Management
13 62 (9.45%) Management Information System
14 60 (9.15%) Java
14 60 (9.15%) Test Scripting
15 56 (8.54%) Data Analysis
16 55 (8.38%) Business Analysis
16 55 (8.38%) SQL Server
17 54 (8.23%) MS Excel
18 53 (8.08%) Unit Testing
19 51 (7.77%) Data Modelling
19 51 (7.77%) Degree
20 49 (7.47%) UNIX
21 48 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
22 46 (7.01%) User Acceptance Testing
23 45 (6.86%) HTML
24 44 (6.71%) CSS
25 43 (6.55%) ITIL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (4.12%) IIS
2 22 (3.35%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.98%) OpenStack
4 12 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.52%) Apache
5 10 (1.52%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.22%) MS Exchange
6 8 (1.22%) Confluence
7 7 (1.07%) CMS
8 6 (0.91%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.91%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (0.61%) Lync
10 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.46%) Mule
10 3 (0.46%) Drupal
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.46%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.46%) SAS
11 2 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 54 (8.23%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.96%) MS Office
3 21 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.59%) MS Project
5 8 (1.22%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.61%) SPSS
7 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.15%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 15 (2.29%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (1.52%) SAP WM
3 9 (1.37%) SAP MM
4 6 (0.91%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.76%) SAP PP
6 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.46%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.46%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.30%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.30%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.30%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.15%) Radian6
8 1 (0.15%) JDE World
8 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.52%) IaaS
2 7 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.07%) SaaS
3 5 (0.76%) GitHub
4 2 (0.30%) Force.com
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.15%) Heroku
5 1 (0.15%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.59%) Firewall
2 13 (1.98%) Internet
3 8 (1.22%) Intranet
3 8 (1.22%) FTP
3 8 (1.22%) DNS
4 7 (1.07%) Network Security
4 7 (1.07%) NAS
4 7 (1.07%) HTTP
4 7 (1.07%) SAN
5 6 (0.91%) WAN
5 6 (0.91%) LAN
6 5 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.61%) SSL
7 4 (0.61%) SMTP
7 4 (0.61%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.46%) Broadband
8 3 (0.46%) CTI
9 2 (0.30%) Extranet
9 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.15%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.18%) Relational Database
3 29 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (2.74%) MySQL
6 17 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (2.44%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.44%) QlikView
8 13 (1.98%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.37%) Big Data
11 8 (1.22%) SAP BW
11 8 (1.22%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.22%) Informix
12 7 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.07%) DB2
13 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.91%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (4.12%) Subversion
2 16 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.13%) JIRA
4 13 (1.98%) Selenium
5 12 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.37%) JUnit
7 8 (1.22%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
8 7 (1.07%) LSMW
8 7 (1.07%) Toad
9 6 (0.91%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.91%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.91%) eggPlant
10 5 (0.76%) Appium
10 5 (0.76%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.76%) Calabash
10 5 (0.76%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.76%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.61%) Ant
General
1 178 (27.13%) Finance
2 98 (14.94%) Banking
3 35 (5.34%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 26 (3.96%) Retail
5 26 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 23 (3.51%) Legal
7 17 (2.59%) Front Office
8 15 (2.29%) Marketing
9 12 (1.83%) Advertising
10 10 (1.52%) Games
11 8 (1.22%) Publishing
12 7 (1.07%) Local Government
13 6 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.61%) Back Office
15 4 (0.61%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.61%) French Language
16 2 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 243 (37.04%) Analyst
2 105 (16.01%) Business Analyst
3 80 (12.20%) Developer
4 71 (10.82%) Consultant
5 52 (7.93%) Data Analyst
6 32 (4.88%) Architect
7 27 (4.12%) Test Analyst
8 26 (3.96%) Administrator
9 20 (3.05%) SAP Consultant
9 20 (3.05%) Tester
10 19 (2.90%) Project Manager
11 17 (2.59%) Technical Analyst
12 16 (2.44%) Test Manager
13 14 (2.13%) Functional Analyst
13 14 (2.13%) SAP Analyst
14 13 (1.98%) Test Leader
14 13 (1.98%) SAP Data Analyst
14 13 (1.98%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (1.68%) Designer
15 11 (1.68%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.86%) HTML
2 44 (6.71%) CSS
3 40 (6.10%) .NET
4 29 (4.42%) XML
5 27 (4.12%) Web Services
6 24 (3.66%) jQuery
7 21 (3.20%) Ajax
8 18 (2.74%) Spring
8 18 (2.74%) REST
9 17 (2.59%) SOAP
10 16 (2.44%) ASP.NET
11 15 (2.29%) JSON
12 13 (1.98%) HTML5
13 12 (1.83%) J2EE
13 12 (1.83%) JSP
13 12 (1.83%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.52%) XSD
14 10 (1.52%) BAPI
15 8 (1.22%) XHTML
16 7 (1.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 82 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (9.45%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.73%) Fixed Income
3 31 (4.73%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.81%) Derivative
5 21 (3.20%) User Experience
6 18 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 18 (2.74%) Visualisation
6 18 (2.74%) Market Risk
7 15 (2.29%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.83%) Credit Risk
9 11 (1.68%) Data Conversion
9 11 (1.68%) FMCG
9 11 (1.68%) Statistics
10 10 (1.52%) iPad
11 9 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.37%) Data Extraction
11 9 (1.37%) Equity Derivative
12 8 (1.22%) Equities
13 7 (1.07%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.89%) Windows
2 49 (7.47%) UNIX
3 27 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (3.96%) Linux
5 18 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.68%) Apple iOS
7 11 (1.68%) Android
8 9 (1.37%) Solaris
9 8 (1.22%) AIX
9 8 (1.22%) CentOS
10 5 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.46%) zOS
13 2 (0.30%) VMS
13 2 (0.30%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (19.97%) Migration
2 108 (16.46%) Data Validation
3 91 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
4 83 (12.65%) Data Migration
5 64 (9.76%) Project Management
6 60 (9.15%) Test Scripting
7 56 (8.54%) Data Analysis
8 55 (8.38%) Business Analysis
9 53 (8.08%) Unit Testing
10 51 (7.77%) Data Modelling
11 48 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (7.01%) User Acceptance Testing
13 43 (6.55%) ITIL
13 43 (6.55%) Data Management
14 39 (5.95%) Scrum
14 39 (5.95%) Data Cleansing
15 37 (5.64%) ETL
16 36 (5.49%) GAP Analysis
17 34 (5.18%) Service Management
17 34 (5.18%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 156 (23.78%) SQL
2 60 (9.15%) Java
3 39 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 31 (4.73%) Python
5 23 (3.51%) Ruby
6 22 (3.35%) PL/SQL
7 21 (3.20%) C#
8 19 (2.90%) PHP
8 19 (2.90%) VBA
9 18 (2.74%) C++
10 15 (2.29%) Perl
11 10 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.37%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.22%) C
13 8 (1.22%) R
14 5 (0.76%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.76%) VBScript
14 5 (0.76%) VB
15 4 (0.61%) Scala
15 4 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (7.77%) Degree
2 32 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.51%) ISEB
4 22 (3.35%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.83%) ISTQB
6 11 (1.68%) VCP4
7 10 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.07%) PhD
10 6 (0.91%) PMP
11 4 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.61%) VCAP
11 4 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.46%) VCDX
12 3 (0.46%) HND
13 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (10.06%) QA
2 18 (2.74%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.13%) SLA
4 7 (1.07%) GMP
4 7 (1.07%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.76%) COBIT
5 5 (0.76%) GAMP
5 5 (0.76%) GxP
6 3 (0.46%) GCP
6 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.30%) Basel II
7 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.30%) MiFID
7 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.30%) Basel III
7 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.30%) COREP
7 2 (0.30%) FINREP
System Software
1 34 (5.18%) RACF
2 14 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.98%) vCloud
3 13 (1.98%) vSphere
4 4 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) ACF2
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.15%) Nmap
6 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (3.81%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.13%) Puppet
3 13 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.37%) ZABBIX
5 3 (0.46%) SCOM
6 2 (0.30%) Control-M
7 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.15%) SCCM
7 1 (0.15%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.15%) Nessus
7 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 67 (10.21%) Microsoft
2 66 (10.06%) SAP
2 66 (10.06%) Oracle
3 30 (4.57%) VMware
4 21 (3.20%) Business Objects
5 20 (3.05%) HP
6 19 (2.90%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.29%) IBM
9 12 (1.83%) Citrix
9 12 (1.83%) Tableau
10 9 (1.37%) New Relic
10 9 (1.37%) AppDynamics
10 9 (1.37%) hybris
10 9 (1.37%) Perforce
10 9 (1.37%) Cisco
11 8 (1.22%) JD Edwards
11 8 (1.22%) Informatica
11 8 (1.22%) F5
12 7 (1.07%) Talend
City, London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + neg
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 480 per day + .
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Total Gas & Power Limited
Rate: £18,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Annual Leave Entitlement
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £410.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Barclay Anderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: €430 - €450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £485 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago