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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 88 119 134
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +15
Contract jobs citing Validation 196 118 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.02% 1.37% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.92% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 50 47
Average daily rate
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£347 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £240 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £478 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 13
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £32.50 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +7.57%
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
7089 6153 6619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.94% 71.57% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4032 3421 3194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 241 331
Average hourly rate £21.00 £33.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.31% +59.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +28 61 £400 +3.89% 3
Hampshire +5 43 £348 +5.45% 6
Buckinghamshire +18 35 £260 -0.95% 4
Surrey +17 35 £318 -25.29% 2
West Sussex -4 5 £368 +50.00% 1
East Sussex -6 5 £388 +1.63% 1
Oxfordshire -9 2 - - 5
Kent -15 2 - - 1
Middlesex -1 1 £75 -80.79% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 80 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 78 (22.16%) Microsoft
3 70 (19.89%) Windows
4 63 (17.90%) Security Cleared
5 62 (17.61%) MS Excel
6 53 (15.06%) SQL
7 51 (14.49%) Project Management
7 51 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (13.92%) LTE
9 47 (13.35%) Data Validation
10 44 (12.50%) Migration
11 43 (12.22%) Finance
12 40 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (11.36%) SC Cleared
13 39 (11.08%) Degree
13 39 (11.08%) CRM
13 39 (11.08%) XML
14 38 (10.80%) MS Office
15 37 (10.51%) Oracle
15 37 (10.51%) ITIL
15 37 (10.51%) UNIX
16 36 (10.23%) Linux
16 36 (10.23%) 3G
17 35 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 32 (9.09%) HTML
19 31 (8.81%) HP
19 31 (8.81%) TCP/IP
19 31 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
19 31 (8.81%) Test Scripting
20 30 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 13 (3.69%) SharePoint
1 13 (3.69%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (1.70%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.70%) Confluence
3 5 (1.42%) Mule
4 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle Spatial
4 4 (1.14%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.14%) CMS
4 4 (1.14%) Documentum
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.85%) LiveCycle
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.57%) WordPress
6 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.57%) IIS
6 2 (0.57%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.28%) SAP EP
Applications
1 62 (17.61%) MS Excel
2 38 (10.80%) MS Office
3 17 (4.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (3.69%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (3.41%) MS Project
6 11 (3.13%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.84%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.85%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.85%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.85%) SAP MM
4 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.57%) SAP MRS
5 2 (0.57%) SAP EWM
5 2 (0.57%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.28%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.14%) Force.com
2 3 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (13.92%) LTE
2 36 (10.23%) 3G
3 31 (8.81%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.25%) SNMP
5 21 (5.97%) Firewall
6 20 (5.68%) VoLTE
7 19 (5.40%) Radio Access Network
8 16 (4.55%) MPLS
9 15 (4.26%) BGP
9 15 (4.26%) SSL
9 15 (4.26%) Ethernet
10 14 (3.98%) 4G
11 13 (3.69%) DNS
11 13 (3.69%) UMTS
12 12 (3.41%) VoIP
12 12 (3.41%) IPsec
13 11 (3.13%) 2G
13 11 (3.13%) VPN
14 10 (2.84%) DHCP
14 10 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.11%) MySQL
3 15 (4.26%) MS Access
4 12 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.99%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.99%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.14%) SAP BW
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.27%) JUnit
3 7 (1.99%) Subversion
3 7 (1.99%) JIRA
4 6 (1.70%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.70%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.85%) MSI
5 3 (0.85%) Ant
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.85%) Selenium
5 3 (0.85%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.85%) LSMW
5 3 (0.85%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.57%) PHPUnit
6 2 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.57%) Zend Studio
6 2 (0.57%) Maven
General
1 80 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 43 (12.22%) Finance
3 20 (5.68%) Billing
4 13 (3.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (2.84%) Marketing
6 7 (1.99%) Legal
7 4 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.14%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.85%) Electronics
8 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.57%) German Language
9 2 (0.57%) Military
9 2 (0.57%) Banking
9 2 (0.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 91 (25.85%) Analyst
2 36 (10.23%) Developer
3 33 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 20 (5.68%) Test Engineer
5 19 (5.40%) Consultant
6 18 (5.11%) Designer
7 17 (4.83%) Test Analyst
8 16 (4.55%) Architect
8 16 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 13 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.69%) Design Engineer
10 10 (2.84%) Test Leader
11 9 (2.56%) Senior Developer
11 9 (2.56%) PMO Analyst
12 8 (2.27%) Coordinator
12 8 (2.27%) Test Manager
12 8 (2.27%) IP Engineer
13 7 (1.99%) Senior Architect
13 7 (1.99%) Software Engineer
13 7 (1.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.08%) XML
2 32 (9.09%) HTML
3 30 (8.52%) .NET
4 17 (4.83%) ASP.NET
4 17 (4.83%) JSP
5 16 (4.55%) CSS
6 14 (3.98%) Web Services
7 11 (3.13%) J2EE
7 11 (3.13%) XSD
7 11 (3.13%) jQuery
8 10 (2.84%) Ajax
9 9 (2.56%) Spring
10 6 (1.70%) SOAP
10 6 (1.70%) REST
10 6 (1.70%) Spring MVC
11 4 (1.14%) RESTful
11 4 (1.14%) Visualforce
11 4 (1.14%) ArcObjects
11 4 (1.14%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.26%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.56%) NHS
4 9 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.99%) Data Conversion
5 7 (1.99%) PKI
5 7 (1.99%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.70%) Device Driver
7 5 (1.42%) Replication
7 5 (1.42%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.14%) Clustering
8 4 (1.14%) Statistics
8 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.14%) GIS
9 3 (0.85%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.85%) FMCG
9 3 (0.85%) Open Source
10 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 70 (19.89%) Windows
2 37 (10.51%) UNIX
3 36 (10.23%) Linux
4 30 (8.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.83%) Windows 7
6 16 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (3.69%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.56%) Windows 2000
9 7 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.57%) openSUSE
10 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.57%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.49%) Project Management
2 47 (13.35%) Data Validation
3 44 (12.50%) Migration
4 40 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (11.08%) CRM
6 37 (10.51%) ITIL
7 35 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (8.81%) Test Scripting
9 25 (7.10%) Test Strategy
10 21 (5.97%) Software Testing
11 18 (5.11%) Workflow
11 18 (5.11%) Data Modelling
11 18 (5.11%) Data Migration
11 18 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (4.83%) Configuration Management
12 17 (4.83%) Scrum
12 17 (4.83%) Data Analysis
12 17 (4.83%) Business Analysis
13 16 (4.55%) ETL
13 16 (4.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.06%) SQL
2 28 (7.95%) Java
3 22 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.69%) VBScript
6 12 (3.41%) C#
7 10 (2.84%) Perl
8 9 (2.56%) C
9 7 (1.99%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.70%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.70%) C++
10 6 (1.70%) VBA
11 5 (1.42%) ABAP
12 4 (1.14%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.14%) SOQL
12 4 (1.14%) SOSL
12 4 (1.14%) Python
13 2 (0.57%) Ada
13 2 (0.57%) PHP
13 2 (0.57%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 63 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 39 (11.08%) Degree
4 31 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (5.68%) DV Cleared
6 18 (5.11%) MCSE
7 15 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.41%) MCITP
8 12 (3.41%) ISTQB
9 11 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (3.13%) ISEB
10 9 (2.56%) CCIE
11 7 (1.99%) MCSA
11 7 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.99%) MCP
12 5 (1.42%) CCNP
12 5 (1.42%) PMP
12 5 (1.42%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.25%) QA
2 14 (3.98%) SLA
3 10 (2.84%) GxP
4 5 (1.42%) Solvency II
4 5 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.85%) GAMP
6 3 (0.85%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.57%) WCAG
8 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.28%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.28%) GMP
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.56%) Nmap
4 8 (2.27%) Firmware
5 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.85%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
7 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.56%) Nessus
4 6 (1.70%) SCCM
5 4 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.85%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.85%) NSN NetAct
6 3 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 78 (22.16%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.51%) Oracle
3 31 (8.81%) HP
4 28 (7.95%) SAP
5 25 (7.10%) VMware
6 23 (6.53%) Cisco
7 20 (5.68%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 15 (4.26%) Business Objects
9 13 (3.69%) Huawei
10 11 (3.13%) Juniper
10 11 (3.13%) Ericsson
11 10 (2.84%) Nokia
11 10 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (2.56%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (2.27%) Radware
13 8 (2.27%) Redback
14 7 (1.99%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.99%) Informatica
15 6 (1.70%) Capita
Reading, Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Hays London City Projects
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £43 per hour + competitive
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Huxley Associates
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