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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 108 110 146
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +36
Contract jobs citing Validation 169 152 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.77% 1.65% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.22% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 53 28
Average daily rate
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£390 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £165 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £408 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £19.80 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £41.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
7350 6861 6112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.60% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 3767 3293
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 250 270
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
Berkshire +21 69 £379 +1.06% 6
Hampshire -7 35 £350 -4.10% 4
Surrey +2 25 £400 +7.74% 4
Buckinghamshire -13 13 £350 +89.18% 1
West Sussex +2 11 £400 -
Oxfordshire -17 8 £423 - 7
East Sussex -4 4 £459 -
Kent -8 3 £200 +73.91% 3
Middlesex +2 1 £375 +167.85% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 82 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 81 (23.62%) SQL
3 80 (23.32%) Telecoms
4 69 (20.12%) SC Cleared
5 66 (19.24%) Migration
6 56 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
7 55 (16.03%) Microsoft
8 53 (15.45%) HP
9 49 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 45 (13.12%) XML
11 43 (12.54%) Finance
11 43 (12.54%) Data Analysis
12 39 (11.37%) Project Management
13 37 (10.79%) UNIX
13 37 (10.79%) TCP/IP
14 35 (10.20%) Degree
14 35 (10.20%) Test Management
15 34 (9.91%) Test Planning
16 32 (9.33%) Data Validation
17 31 (9.04%) Windows
17 31 (9.04%) MS Excel
18 30 (8.75%) ITIL
18 30 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (8.45%) Oracle
19 29 (8.45%) Test Scripting
20 28 (8.16%) 3G
21 24 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
21 24 (7.00%) VoLTE
22 23 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
22 23 (6.71%) LTE

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.33%) SAS
3 7 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.75%) ArcGIS
5 5 (1.46%) IIS
5 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (0.87%) Lync
6 3 (0.87%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.58%) CMS
7 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Confluence
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.83%) MS Office
3 9 (2.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (2.62%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.58%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.87%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.29%) SAP BCA
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.04%) Office 365
2 3 (0.87%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.79%) TCP/IP
2 28 (8.16%) 3G
3 24 (7.00%) VoLTE
4 23 (6.71%) LTE
5 21 (6.12%) Firewall
6 19 (5.54%) Diameter Protocol
7 17 (4.96%) 4G
8 15 (4.37%) VPN
9 13 (3.79%) Radio Access Network
10 12 (3.50%) Wireshark
10 12 (3.50%) VoIP
11 11 (3.21%) UMTS
11 11 (3.21%) GPRS
11 11 (3.21%) GSM
11 11 (3.21%) RNC
12 10 (2.92%) LAN
12 10 (2.92%) SMS
12 10 (2.92%) WAN
12 10 (2.92%) Ethernet
12 10 (2.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (4.66%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.92%) Data Mining
4 8 (2.33%) DB2
5 7 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.46%) Base SAS
6 5 (1.46%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.46%) SAP BW
7 4 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 4 (1.17%) QlikView
8 3 (0.87%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.29%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) Big Data
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 18 (5.25%) SoapUI
2 8 (2.33%) JIRA
3 5 (1.46%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.87%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.58%) JMeter
6 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.58%) Selenium
6 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.29%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.29%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.29%) Subversion
7 1 (0.29%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.29%) Maven
7 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 80 (23.32%) Telecoms
2 43 (12.54%) Finance
3 19 (5.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 16 (4.66%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.79%) Back Office
6 9 (2.62%) Front Office
7 8 (2.33%) Electronics
8 7 (2.04%) Military
9 6 (1.75%) Legal
10 4 (1.17%) Marketing
11 3 (0.87%) Publishing
11 3 (0.87%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.58%) Games
12 2 (0.58%) Banking
12 2 (0.58%) Retail
13 1 (0.29%) Billing
13 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 93 (27.11%) Analyst
2 35 (10.20%) Test Engineer
3 32 (9.33%) Data Analyst
4 30 (8.75%) Test Analyst
5 27 (7.87%) Architect
6 20 (5.83%) Tester
7 18 (5.25%) Consultant
8 15 (4.37%) Software Engineer
8 15 (4.37%) Developer
8 15 (4.37%) Technical Tester
9 14 (4.08%) Project Manager
9 14 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (3.50%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.92%) Test Leader
11 10 (2.92%) Designer
12 8 (2.33%) Test Architect
13 7 (2.04%) Test and Integration Engineer
13 7 (2.04%) Integration Engineer
13 7 (2.04%) Programmer
14 6 (1.75%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.12%) XML
2 19 (5.54%) SOAP
3 16 (4.66%) XML Messaging
4 9 (2.62%) HTML
4 9 (2.62%) .NET
5 8 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.04%) Web Services
6 7 (2.04%) JSON
7 6 (1.75%) JSP
8 4 (1.17%) Visualforce
9 3 (0.87%) SAP PI
9 3 (0.87%) SAP ALE
9 3 (0.87%) SAP Smart Forms
9 3 (0.87%) BAPI
9 3 (0.87%) SAP XI
10 2 (0.58%) LAMP
10 2 (0.58%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.58%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.29%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.79%) Data Integration
3 12 (3.50%) Replication
3 12 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.92%) Statistics
5 10 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.62%) PKI
7 7 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.04%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.75%) Human Factors
8 6 (1.75%) DTV
8 6 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.75%) GIS
8 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.17%) Life Science
11 3 (0.87%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.79%) UNIX
2 31 (9.04%) Windows
3 11 (3.21%) Linux
4 10 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.62%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.04%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.75%) Windows 2000
7 6 (1.75%) AIX
7 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (1.46%) VMS
9 2 (0.58%) MVS
9 2 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.24%) Migration
2 43 (12.54%) Data Analysis
3 39 (11.37%) Project Management
4 35 (10.20%) Test Management
5 34 (9.91%) Test Planning
6 32 (9.33%) Data Validation
7 30 (8.75%) ITIL
7 30 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (8.45%) Test Scripting
9 23 (6.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (6.41%) Data Migration
10 22 (6.41%) SDLC
11 21 (6.12%) Data Modelling
12 20 (5.83%) ETL
12 20 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (5.83%) Software Engineering
13 19 (5.54%) Use Case
14 17 (4.96%) Security Testing
15 16 (4.66%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (4.37%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 81 (23.62%) SQL
2 20 (5.83%) PL/SQL
3 18 (5.25%) Perl
4 16 (4.66%) Shell Script
5 15 (4.37%) C
6 14 (4.08%) Java
7 11 (3.21%) C#
8 9 (2.62%) VBA
9 8 (2.33%) Python
9 8 (2.33%) C++
9 8 (2.33%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.04%) MATLAB
10 7 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.46%) VBScript
12 4 (1.17%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.17%) ABAP
12 4 (1.17%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.87%) SAPscript
13 3 (0.87%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 82 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 69 (20.12%) SC Cleared
3 35 (10.20%) Degree
4 21 (6.12%) ISEB
5 20 (5.83%) ISTQB
6 16 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (4.66%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.21%) CCNP
9 7 (2.04%) CCNA
10 6 (1.75%) CCIP
10 6 (1.75%) MCSE
10 6 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.46%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.46%) MCTS
11 5 (1.46%) MCITP
11 5 (1.46%) MCSA
11 5 (1.46%) CISSP
12 4 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.87%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.66%) QA
2 13 (3.79%) GxP
3 11 (3.21%) Data Quality
4 10 (2.92%) GAMP
5 9 (2.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 6 (1.75%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.75%) SLA
7 5 (1.46%) JSP 440
8 4 (1.17%) GMP
9 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.29%) GCP
11 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.04%) XenApp
3 7 (2.04%) vSphere
4 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.58%) vCloud
4 2 (0.58%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 56 (16.33%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.04%) SCCM
3 3 (0.87%) HP NNM
3 3 (0.87%) OpenView
4 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.29%) Nessus
5 1 (0.29%) Nmap
5 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 55 (16.03%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.45%) HP
3 29 (8.45%) Oracle
4 22 (6.41%) SAP
4 22 (6.41%) Cisco
5 12 (3.50%) Juniper
6 10 (2.92%) VMware
7 9 (2.62%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 9 (2.62%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.75%) Mapinfo
8 6 (1.75%) Ab Initio
8 6 (1.75%) Adobe
9 5 (1.46%) Informatica
9 5 (1.46%) F5
10 4 (1.17%) Citrix
10 4 (1.17%) Telelogic
10 4 (1.17%) AppSense
10 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.87%) Nokia
11 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
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