The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 119 123 110
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Validation 156 166 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.77% 1.74% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.18% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 84 56
Median daily rate £400 £395 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +20.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £460 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.80 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7189 7625 7069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.48% 79.85% 76.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4355 4582 3881
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 245 256
Median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £24.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -1.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £12.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the South East region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the South East region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Berkshire -11 61 £375 -1.05% 2
Hampshire -2 30 £380 +8.57% 3
Surrey -15 14 £375 -6.25% 7
Oxfordshire +11 13 £450 +6.50% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 13 £400 +14.28% 1
West Sussex -6 11 £400 -3.03% 3
Kent +7 3 £440 +120.00%
East Sussex +4 3 £450 -1.90% 1
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Middlesex -3 2 £375 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Validation.

1 59 (19.41%) SQL
2 58 (19.08%) Security Cleared
3 48 (15.79%) Finance
4 43 (14.14%) Project Management
5 40 (13.16%) SC Cleared
6 39 (12.83%) Microsoft
7 37 (12.17%) Test Scripting
8 36 (11.84%) Degree
8 36 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (11.18%) Data Validation
9 34 (11.18%) ITIL
10 33 (10.86%) Java
10 33 (10.86%) Migration
11 32 (10.53%) Change Management
11 32 (10.53%) MS Excel
12 30 (9.87%) MS Office
12 30 (9.87%) SAP
13 28 (9.21%) HP
14 27 (8.88%) Pharmaceutical
14 27 (8.88%) Data Analysis
15 26 (8.55%) QA
15 26 (8.55%) Configuration Management
15 26 (8.55%) Telecoms
15 26 (8.55%) SharePoint
16 25 (8.22%) Scrum
17 24 (7.89%) Unix
17 24 (7.89%) Web Services
17 24 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
17 24 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (7.57%) Oracle

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 26 (8.55%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.59%) Confluence
3 11 (3.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (1.64%) SAS
4 5 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.99%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.99%) CMS
7 2 (0.66%) Apache
7 2 (0.66%) GemFire
7 2 (0.66%) IIS
7 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 30 (9.87%) MS Office
3 7 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.64%) MS Project
5 4 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.33%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) SAP FI
1 4 (1.32%) SAP HR
2 3 (0.99%) SAP APO
3 2 (0.66%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.33%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.33%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle iStore
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.33%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.99%) Force.com
2 3 (0.99%) GitHub
2 3 (0.99%) PaaS
3 2 (0.66%) Office 365
3 2 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.62%) LDAP
1 11 (3.62%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.63%) DNS
3 7 (2.30%) 3G
3 7 (2.30%) 4G
3 7 (2.30%) Value-Added Service
4 6 (1.97%) Firewall
5 5 (1.64%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.64%) LTE
5 5 (1.64%) MVNO
5 5 (1.64%) SNMP
5 5 (1.64%) X.500
6 4 (1.32%) BGP
6 4 (1.32%) LAN
6 4 (1.32%) SAN
6 4 (1.32%) SSL
7 3 (0.99%) IPsec
7 3 (0.99%) MPLS
7 3 (0.99%) SMS
7 3 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.63%) Big Data
3 7 (2.30%) Data Mining
3 7 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.30%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.32%) MySQL
5 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.99%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.99%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (0.99%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.99%) HBase
6 3 (0.99%) OLAP
7 2 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.66%) DB2
7 2 (0.66%) OLTP
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.66%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 22 (7.24%) JIRA
1 22 (7.24%) JUnit
2 17 (5.59%) Maven
3 15 (4.93%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.93%) SoapUI
4 12 (3.95%) Talend Open Studio
5 9 (2.96%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.63%) LSMW
7 7 (2.30%) Git (software)
7 7 (2.30%) Subversion
8 6 (1.97%) WiX
9 4 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.32%) Selenium
9 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.99%) Gradle
11 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.66%) Protractor
12 1 (0.33%) AppScan
12 1 (0.33%) Redmine
12 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (15.79%) Finance
2 27 (8.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 26 (8.55%) Telecoms
4 15 (4.93%) Back Office
5 14 (4.61%) Front Office
6 13 (4.28%) Retail
7 9 (2.96%) Marketing
8 8 (2.63%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.30%) Banking
10 6 (1.97%) Billing
11 5 (1.64%) French Language
11 5 (1.64%) German Language
11 5 (1.64%) Publishing
12 4 (1.32%) Legal
13 3 (0.99%) Electronics
14 2 (0.66%) Games
14 2 (0.66%) Military
15 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 82 (26.97%) Analyst
2 31 (10.20%) Consultant
3 28 (9.21%) Test Analyst
4 25 (8.22%) Developer
5 18 (5.92%) Business Analyst
5 18 (5.92%) Test Engineer
6 13 (4.28%) Data Analyst
6 13 (4.28%) Tester
7 12 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (3.29%) Migration Consultant
9 9 (2.96%) SAP Consultant
9 9 (2.96%) Software Developer
9 9 (2.96%) Transition Analyst
10 8 (2.63%) Architect
10 8 (2.63%) Data Consultant
10 8 (2.63%) Java Developer
10 8 (2.63%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
10 8 (2.63%) Validation Specialist
11 7 (2.30%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.89%) Web Services
2 19 (6.25%) SOAP
2 19 (6.25%) XML
3 10 (3.29%) Spring
4 9 (2.96%) HTML
5 8 (2.63%) CSS
6 7 (2.30%) .NET
6 7 (2.30%) RESTful
6 7 (2.30%) XML Messaging
7 6 (1.97%) Ajax
7 6 (1.97%) J2EE
8 5 (1.64%) jQuery
8 5 (1.64%) Middleware
9 4 (1.32%) BAPI
9 4 (1.32%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.32%) JSON
9 4 (1.32%) JSP
9 4 (1.32%) REST
10 3 (0.99%) Spring Integration
10 3 (0.99%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.58%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.28%) Statistics
4 12 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.95%) Data Extraction
5 10 (3.29%) Algorithms
5 10 (3.29%) Replication
5 10 (3.29%) Smart Meter
6 9 (2.96%) Life Science
6 9 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.63%) Data Conversion
8 7 (2.30%) PKI
9 6 (1.97%) FMCG
9 6 (1.97%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.64%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.64%) SCADA
11 4 (1.32%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.32%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.99%) AS400
12 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.89%) Unix
2 15 (4.93%) Linux
3 14 (4.61%) Windows
4 9 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.99%) Solaris
7 2 (0.66%) AIX
7 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Android
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) pSOS
8 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (14.14%) Project Management
2 37 (12.17%) Test Scripting
3 36 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (11.18%) Data Validation
4 34 (11.18%) ITIL
5 33 (10.86%) Migration
6 32 (10.53%) Change Management
7 27 (8.88%) Data Analysis
8 26 (8.55%) Configuration Management
9 25 (8.22%) Scrum
10 24 (7.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (7.24%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (6.25%) Test Management
14 18 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (5.59%) Change Control
15 17 (5.59%) Test Planning
15 17 (5.59%) Time Management
16 16 (5.26%) Functional Testing
16 16 (5.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (19.41%) SQL
2 33 (10.86%) Java
3 11 (3.62%) C++
4 10 (3.29%) C
5 9 (2.96%) PHP
6 7 (2.30%) C#
7 6 (1.97%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.97%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.64%) VBA
9 4 (1.32%) Python
9 4 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.99%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.99%) MATLAB
10 3 (0.99%) Perl
10 3 (0.99%) R
10 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.99%) SOQL
10 3 (0.99%) SOSL
11 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (19.08%) Security Cleared
2 40 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 36 (11.84%) Degree
4 17 (5.59%) DV Cleared
4 17 (5.59%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.96%) ISEB
7 8 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.30%) CCNA
9 5 (1.64%) CCNP
9 5 (1.64%) MCP
9 5 (1.64%) MCTS
10 4 (1.32%) CISSP
10 4 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.32%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.99%) MCITP
11 3 (0.99%) MCSA
12 2 (0.66%) CEH
12 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.55%) QA
2 15 (4.93%) Data Quality
3 14 (4.61%) SLA
4 13 (4.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (3.29%) GxP
6 4 (1.32%) GAMP
6 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.33%) GMP
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.33%) JTAG
7 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (4.61%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.63%) Firmware
3 5 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.66%) HDFS
6 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.63%) SCCM
3 5 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.32%) SCOM
5 2 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.66%) WSUS
6 1 (0.33%) Endace
6 1 (0.33%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.33%) vMotion
6 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 39 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.87%) SAP
3 28 (9.21%) HP
4 23 (7.57%) Oracle
5 12 (3.95%) Talend
6 8 (2.63%) EMC
6 8 (2.63%) VMware
7 7 (2.30%) JD Edwards
8 6 (1.97%) Remedy
8 6 (1.97%) Siebel
9 5 (1.64%) Cisco
10 4 (1.32%) Ericsson
10 4 (1.32%) Juniper
10 4 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.32%) Sun
11 3 (0.99%) F5
11 3 (0.99%) hybris
12 2 (0.66%) Nokia Networks
12 2 (0.66%) Tektronix
West Sussex
Networkers
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Volaris Exec
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + all-inclusive
Posted: 27 days ago