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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 105 105 135
Rank change year-on-year
0 +30
Contract jobs citing Validation 162 149 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.74% 1.66% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.32% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 55 34
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £177 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +203.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £29.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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
7059 6436 5756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.65% 71.88% 70.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3994 3588 3039
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 263 240
Average hourly rate £27.25 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Hampshire +17 58 £325 -18.75% 3
Berkshire -8 48 £350 -6.66% 13
Buckinghamshire +13 21 £350 -6.66% 7
Oxfordshire -16 9 £436 - 3
East Sussex -6 8 £413 - 1
Surrey -14 8 £350 -13.31% 6
West Sussex -13 5 £313 - 1
Middlesex -1 3 £375 +4.60%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 93 (27.35%) Telecoms
2 79 (23.24%) Security Cleared
3 75 (22.06%) Microsoft
4 70 (20.59%) SC Cleared
5 61 (17.94%) SQL
6 57 (16.76%) Finance
7 53 (15.59%) Degree
8 50 (14.71%) ITIL
9 47 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
10 42 (12.35%) Migration
11 40 (11.76%) Project Management
11 40 (11.76%) Cisco
12 38 (11.18%) Windows
13 37 (10.88%) MS Excel
14 35 (10.29%) Data Analysis
15 34 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
16 33 (9.71%) CCNP
17 32 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (8.82%) TCP/IP
18 30 (8.82%) Software Engineering
19 29 (8.53%) Data Validation
19 29 (8.53%) XML
19 29 (8.53%) Test Strategy
20 28 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
21 27 (7.94%) Test Scripting
21 27 (7.94%) HP
21 27 (7.94%) CheckPoint
22 26 (7.65%) Firewall
22 26 (7.65%) QA
23 24 (7.06%) HP Quality Center

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.06%) ArcGIS
3 6 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.47%) SAS
4 5 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (1.47%) Lync
5 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.18%) IIS
6 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.59%) CMS
7 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (10.88%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.06%) MS Office
3 14 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.59%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.88%) SAP BCA
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.29%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.29%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.47%) Office 365
2 3 (0.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 26 (7.65%) Firewall
3 22 (6.47%) VPN
3 22 (6.47%) LAN
4 21 (6.18%) Wireless
4 21 (6.18%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (5.59%) SSL
5 19 (5.59%) MPLS
5 19 (5.59%) OSPF
6 18 (5.29%) 3G
6 18 (5.29%) WLAN
7 17 (5.00%) WAN
7 17 (5.00%) Network Security
8 15 (4.41%) LTE
9 12 (3.53%) Internet
9 12 (3.53%) Ethernet
10 11 (3.24%) RIP
10 11 (3.24%) BGP
10 11 (3.24%) 4G
10 11 (3.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.94%) Data Mining
4 7 (2.06%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.76%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.47%) Base SAS
7 4 (1.18%) QlikView
8 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.29%) DB2
10 1 (0.29%) MS Access
10 1 (0.29%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.29%) Big Data
10 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (2.06%) LabVIEW
2 6 (1.76%) JIRA
3 5 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.18%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.18%) Trac
4 4 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.18%) Selenium
4 4 (1.18%) Subversion
5 3 (0.88%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.88%) JUnit
5 3 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.59%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.59%) JMeter
6 2 (0.59%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 93 (27.35%) Telecoms
2 57 (16.76%) Finance
3 21 (6.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (3.53%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.24%) Legal
6 8 (2.35%) Electronics
7 7 (2.06%) Marketing
8 6 (1.76%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.47%) Military
10 4 (1.18%) Front Office
10 4 (1.18%) Back Office
10 4 (1.18%) Publishing
11 2 (0.59%) Banking
11 2 (0.59%) Retail
11 2 (0.59%) Billing
11 2 (0.59%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 81 (23.82%) Analyst
2 45 (13.24%) Test Engineer
3 29 (8.53%) Data Analyst
4 21 (6.18%) Test Analyst
5 19 (5.59%) Consultant
5 19 (5.59%) Software Engineer
5 19 (5.59%) IP Engineer
6 17 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 15 (4.41%) Developer
7 15 (4.41%) Test Leader
7 15 (4.41%) Vendor Manager
8 14 (4.12%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (2.94%) Architect
11 9 (2.65%) Network Engineer
11 9 (2.65%) Voice Engineer
12 8 (2.35%) Release Manager
13 7 (2.06%) Data Manager
13 7 (2.06%) Validation Engineer
14 6 (1.76%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.53%) XML
2 10 (2.94%) HTML
3 9 (2.65%) .NET
3 9 (2.65%) JSP
4 8 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.47%) XSLT
6 3 (0.88%) SOAP
6 3 (0.88%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.88%) Drools
7 2 (0.59%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.59%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.59%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.29%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.29%) Web Services
8 1 (0.29%) CSS
8 1 (0.29%) XSL
8 1 (0.29%) Middleware
8 1 (0.29%) Spring
8 1 (0.29%) Ajax
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.29%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.29%) Replication
3 10 (2.94%) SecurID
3 10 (2.94%) PKI
3 10 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.65%) LIMS
5 7 (2.06%) GIS
5 7 (2.06%) Data Integration
5 7 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.76%) DTV
7 5 (1.47%) Statistics
7 5 (1.47%) Human Factors
8 4 (1.18%) Streaming Video
8 4 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.88%) NHS
9 3 (0.88%) Life Science
9 3 (0.88%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.18%) Windows
2 17 (5.00%) Linux
3 16 (4.71%) UNIX
4 11 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.65%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.47%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.59%) VMS
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.71%) ITIL
2 42 (12.35%) Migration
3 40 (11.76%) Project Management
4 35 (10.29%) Data Analysis
5 32 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 29 (8.53%) Data Validation
7 29 (8.53%) Test Strategy
8 28 (8.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (7.94%) Test Scripting
10 24 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (6.76%) Data Modelling
11 23 (6.76%) Software Testing
12 22 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (5.59%) Service Delivery
14 18 (5.29%) V-Model
15 16 (4.71%) Test Management
15 16 (4.71%) Waterfall
16 15 (4.41%) ITIL V3
16 15 (4.41%) UML
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.94%) SQL
2 19 (5.59%) C
3 15 (4.41%) Java
4 11 (3.24%) C#
5 10 (2.94%) Python
6 9 (2.65%) VBA
7 8 (2.35%) MATLAB
8 7 (2.06%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.06%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.06%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.76%) C++
9 6 (1.76%) VBScript
9 6 (1.76%) Embedded C
10 4 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.88%) Perl
11 3 (0.88%) PHP
12 1 (0.29%) XQuery
12 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 79 (23.24%) Security Cleared
2 70 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 53 (15.59%) Degree
4 34 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (9.71%) CCNP
6 24 (7.06%) ISEB
7 17 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (4.12%) CISSP
9 13 (3.82%) JNCIS
9 13 (3.82%) DV Cleared
10 10 (2.94%) MCSE
11 9 (2.65%) CCNA
12 8 (2.35%) MCITP
12 8 (2.35%) CCIP
13 7 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.76%) MCSA
15 5 (1.47%) CCDP
15 5 (1.47%) CCIE
15 5 (1.47%) MCP
15 5 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.65%) QA
2 14 (4.12%) GAMP
3 12 (3.53%) GxP
4 11 (3.24%) GMP
4 11 (3.24%) PCI DSS
5 10 (2.94%) Data Quality
6 8 (2.35%) JSP 440
7 7 (2.06%) SLA
8 6 (1.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.88%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.29%) GCP
10 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 20 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.35%) XenApp
4 7 (2.06%) vSphere
5 3 (0.88%) Firmware
5 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (7.06%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.94%) TrustSec
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.59%) SCCM
3 2 (0.59%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.29%) OpenView
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.29%) Nessus
4 1 (0.29%) Nmap
4 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.29%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 75 (22.06%) Microsoft
2 40 (11.76%) Cisco
3 27 (7.94%) HP
3 27 (7.94%) CheckPoint
4 22 (6.47%) Juniper
5 20 (5.88%) SAP
6 18 (5.29%) F5
7 16 (4.71%) VMware
8 14 (4.12%) Oracle
9 12 (3.53%) Fortinet
9 12 (3.53%) CA
10 9 (2.65%) AlgoSec
10 9 (2.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 9 (2.65%) Tufin
11 7 (2.06%) Citrix
11 7 (2.06%) Mapinfo
12 5 (1.47%) AppSense
13 4 (1.18%) Huawei
13 4 (1.18%) Telelogic
13 4 (1.18%) Nokia
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35 - 42 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: Not specified
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £380 to £400 per day - 3 Month Contract
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £42,000 per annum 12 Month Fixed Term
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Quanta Consultancy Services
Rate: Not specified
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250.00 - £251.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Vadis People
Rate: up to £255 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive DOE
Posted: 10 days ago