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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 205 194 164
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Contract jobs citing Validation 263 296 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.16% 1.25% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.52% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 176 230
Median daily rate £433 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £273 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.40 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.20 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.04% +6.42%
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
19477 19478 19794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.78% 82.37% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13973 13893 13777
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 217 237
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -14 34 £475 -5.00% 2
Canary Wharf +6 5 £263 -47.50%
Croydon -16 3 £425 -15.00%
Paddington - 3 £600 -
Bromley 0 2 £425 -5.55%
Isleworth - 2 £450 -
Brentford +1 1 - - 1
Uxbridge -1 1 - - 1
Twickenham - 1 £405 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 204 (34.81%) Finance
2 124 (21.16%) Migration
3 113 (19.28%) SQL
4 100 (17.06%) Banking
5 92 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
6 87 (14.85%) Data Migration
7 85 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
8 79 (13.48%) Microsoft
9 73 (12.46%) Degree
10 72 (12.29%) MS Excel
11 66 (11.26%) Management Information System
12 65 (11.09%) Data Validation
13 63 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
14 55 (9.39%) Change Management
15 50 (8.53%) Project Management
15 50 (8.53%) Oracle
15 50 (8.53%) Windows
15 50 (8.53%) QA
16 47 (8.02%) Test Scripting
17 44 (7.51%) MS Office
17 44 (7.51%) Java
18 42 (7.17%) Business Analysis
19 41 (7.00%) Retail
19 41 (7.00%) Data Modelling
19 41 (7.00%) Service Management
20 39 (6.66%) Web Services
20 39 (6.66%) Front Office
21 38 (6.48%) Python
21 38 (6.48%) Security Cleared
22 37 (6.31%) XML

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 21 (3.58%) SAS
2 14 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.54%) IIS
3 9 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.19%) IBM Notes
5 6 (1.02%) Apache
5 6 (1.02%) Confluence
5 6 (1.02%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.85%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.68%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.51%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.51%) CMS
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.34%) Captiva
9 2 (0.34%) CICS
9 2 (0.34%) Documentum
9 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
Applications
1 72 (12.29%) MS Excel
2 44 (7.51%) MS Office
3 30 (5.12%) MS Visio
4 20 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.05%) MS Project
6 11 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.51%) LaTeX
7 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.51%) SPSS
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.17%) EViews
9 1 (0.17%) GIMP
9 1 (0.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.51%) SAP PM
4 2 (0.34%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.34%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.34%) Minerva
4 2 (0.34%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.34%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.34%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle AML
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.19%) Office 365
3 5 (0.85%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.85%) IaaS
3 5 (0.85%) PaaS
3 5 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (0.68%) CloudFront
4 4 (0.68%) GitHub
4 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
4 4 (0.68%) Route 53
5 3 (0.51%) Boomi
5 3 (0.51%) SaaS
6 2 (0.34%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.39%) Firewall
2 13 (2.22%) Internet
3 12 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.88%) LAN
4 11 (1.88%) WAN
5 9 (1.54%) LDAP
6 8 (1.37%) DNS
6 8 (1.37%) Ethernet
6 8 (1.37%) Wireless
7 5 (0.85%) DHCP
7 5 (0.85%) HTTP
8 4 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.68%) DMZ
8 4 (0.68%) Intranet
8 4 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.51%) BGP
9 3 (0.51%) MPLS
9 3 (0.51%) SSL
9 3 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.46%) Data Warehouse
1 32 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.73%) DB2
3 9 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (1.37%) GIS
4 8 (1.37%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.19%) MySQL
5 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.19%) QlikView
6 6 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.02%) Data Mart
6 6 (1.02%) OLTP
6 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.85%) Big Data
7 5 (0.85%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.68%) MS Access
9 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 15 (2.56%) JIRA
2 9 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.37%) Eclipse
4 7 (1.19%) Subversion
5 6 (1.02%) Selenium
5 6 (1.02%) SonarQube
6 5 (0.85%) Artifactory
6 5 (0.85%) ERwin
6 5 (0.85%) JMeter
6 5 (0.85%) LSMW
6 5 (0.85%) Maven
6 5 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.68%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.68%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.68%) Talend Open Studio
8 3 (0.51%) MSI
8 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
General
1 204 (34.81%) Finance
2 100 (17.06%) Banking
3 41 (7.00%) Retail
4 39 (6.66%) Front Office
5 24 (4.10%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.75%) Marketing
7 18 (3.07%) Back Office
8 17 (2.90%) Legal
9 14 (2.39%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.19%) Advertising
12 6 (1.02%) Financial Institution
12 6 (1.02%) Publishing
13 4 (0.68%) Law
14 3 (0.51%) Billing
15 2 (0.34%) Games
15 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.34%) Local Government
16 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 187 (31.91%) Analyst
2 84 (14.33%) Developer
3 61 (10.41%) Business Analyst
4 48 (8.19%) Consultant
5 43 (7.34%) Data Analyst
6 31 (5.29%) Architect
7 29 (4.95%) Risk Analyst
8 28 (4.78%) Project Manager
9 25 (4.27%) Test Analyst
10 23 (3.92%) Qualitative Analyst
10 23 (3.92%) Quantitative Analyst
11 20 (3.41%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
12 18 (3.07%) Migration Analyst
12 18 (3.07%) Test Manager
13 17 (2.90%) Quantitative Developer
13 17 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (2.73%) Security Technician
15 15 (2.56%) Data Migration Analyst
15 15 (2.56%) Test Leader
16 13 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.66%) Web Services
2 37 (6.31%) XML
3 20 (3.41%) HTML
4 18 (3.07%) SOAP
5 17 (2.90%) CSS
6 14 (2.39%) REST
7 10 (1.71%) .NET
8 9 (1.54%) Ajax
8 9 (1.54%) JSON
8 9 (1.54%) XML Schema
9 7 (1.19%) CSS3
9 7 (1.19%) XSD
9 7 (1.19%) XSLT
10 6 (1.02%) J2EE
10 6 (1.02%) jQuery
10 6 (1.02%) Middleware
10 6 (1.02%) STL
11 5 (0.85%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.85%) HTML5
11 5 (0.85%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 92 (15.70%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (11.26%) Management Information System
3 26 (4.44%) User Experience
4 23 (3.92%) Mainframe
5 21 (3.58%) Credit Risk
5 21 (3.58%) Fixed Income
6 18 (3.07%) Data Centre
6 18 (3.07%) Mathematics
7 16 (2.73%) Market Risk
8 13 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (2.05%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.88%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.88%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.88%) Data Extraction
11 10 (1.71%) Derivative
12 9 (1.54%) Statistics
13 8 (1.37%) FMCG
13 8 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
14 7 (1.19%) Data Integration
14 7 (1.19%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.53%) Windows
2 36 (6.14%) Linux
3 25 (4.27%) Unix
4 18 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.05%) Android
5 12 (2.05%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.02%) zOS
9 5 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.68%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (21.16%) Migration
2 87 (14.85%) Data Migration
3 85 (14.51%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (11.09%) Data Validation
5 63 (10.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 55 (9.39%) Change Management
7 50 (8.53%) Project Management
8 47 (8.02%) Test Scripting
9 42 (7.17%) Business Analysis
10 41 (7.00%) Data Modelling
10 41 (7.00%) Service Management
11 37 (6.31%) Data Analysis
11 37 (6.31%) ETL
12 34 (5.80%) Scrum
13 33 (5.63%) Data Management
13 33 (5.63%) SDLC
14 32 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (5.29%) Risk Management
15 31 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (4.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (19.28%) SQL
2 44 (7.51%) Java
3 38 (6.48%) Python
4 26 (4.44%) C++
5 25 (4.27%) C
6 23 (3.92%) C#
6 23 (3.92%) VBA
7 22 (3.75%) JavaScript
8 19 (3.24%) Perl
9 18 (3.07%) R
10 15 (2.56%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.54%) MATLAB
11 9 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.19%) Ruby
12 7 (1.19%) VB
12 7 (1.19%) VBScript
13 6 (1.02%) PHP
14 5 (0.85%) Apex Code
14 5 (0.85%) SOQL
14 5 (0.85%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 73 (12.46%) Degree
2 38 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.73%) DV Cleared
4 16 (2.73%) ISEB
5 10 (1.71%) PhD
6 9 (1.54%) PMP
7 8 (1.37%) A+ Certification
7 8 (1.37%) ACDT
7 8 (1.37%) ACHDS
7 8 (1.37%) ACTC
7 8 (1.37%) MCDST
7 8 (1.37%) MCP
7 8 (1.37%) MCSA
7 8 (1.37%) MCSE
7 8 (1.37%) MCSM
7 8 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (1.19%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.53%) QA
2 20 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.88%) SLA
4 6 (1.02%) GxP
4 6 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.85%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.68%) SAS 70
7 3 (0.51%) GMP
8 2 (0.34%) Basel III
8 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.34%) FATCA
8 2 (0.34%) MiFID
8 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.17%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.17%) GLP
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.17%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.17%) MISRA
9 1 (0.17%) UCITS
System Software
1 25 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.39%) RACF
3 13 (2.22%) ACF2
4 9 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.34%) Docker
5 2 (0.34%) Firmware
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.17%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) NFS
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (4.61%) zSecure
2 18 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.88%) Puppet
5 6 (1.02%) Ansible
6 3 (0.51%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.51%) Nagios
6 3 (0.51%) SCCM
6 3 (0.51%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.34%) Mesos
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.53%) Oracle
3 36 (6.14%) SAP
4 19 (3.24%) VMware
5 17 (2.90%) Tableau
6 14 (2.39%) Informatica
7 13 (2.22%) Dell
8 11 (1.88%) Alteryx
8 11 (1.88%) Citrix
9 10 (1.71%) Cisco
9 10 (1.71%) IBM
10 9 (1.54%) Apple
10 9 (1.54%) Sybase
11 8 (1.37%) Murex
11 8 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.37%) Splunk
11 8 (1.37%) Yardi
12 7 (1.19%) Lotus
12 7 (1.19%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.02%) CA
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