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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 117 136 91
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -45
Contract jobs citing Validation 134 137 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.75% 1.44% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.81% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 47 98
Median daily rate £400 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.68 £19.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.53% +30.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £12.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.97 £56.50 £37.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
6122 7581 7607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.15% 79.66% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4468 4276
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 309 283
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Hampshire +38 41 £450 +36.36% 4
Berkshire -1 40 £340 +6.25% 7
Buckinghamshire +5 19 £388 +13.97% 1
Surrey +19 14 £450 +20.00% 3
West Sussex +15 5 £413 +30.95% 1
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Kent +4 1 £375 -
Middlesex -7 1 £450 +12.50%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 64 (21.84%) SQL
2 58 (19.80%) Finance
3 45 (15.36%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (15.36%) Degree
4 40 (13.65%) Security Cleared
5 39 (13.31%) Java
6 37 (12.63%) MS Excel
7 36 (12.29%) QA
8 35 (11.95%) Microsoft
8 35 (11.95%) Configuration Management
9 34 (11.60%) Project Management
9 34 (11.60%) ITIL
10 33 (11.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 33 (11.26%) Migration
11 32 (10.92%) SC Cleared
12 31 (10.58%) Change Management
13 30 (10.24%) Data Validation
13 30 (10.24%) Data Analysis
14 29 (9.90%) JIRA
14 29 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (9.90%) Scrum
15 26 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (8.53%) SAP
16 25 (8.53%) Linux
17 24 (8.19%) ETL
17 24 (8.19%) SQL Server
18 23 (7.85%) Data Migration
18 23 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
19 22 (7.51%) Business Analysis

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 17 (5.80%) Confluence
2 10 (3.41%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.73%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (2.39%) GemFire
6 6 (2.05%) Apache
7 3 (1.02%) CMS
7 3 (1.02%) JBoss
8 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.68%) IIS
8 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.48%) MS Office
3 9 (3.07%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.34%) Simulink
6 1 (0.34%) Solid Edge
6 1 (0.34%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.34%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.05%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.02%) SAP APO
2 3 (1.02%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.68%) HFM
3 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.34%) Magento
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.34%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.12%) PaaS
2 10 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.39%) GitHub
3 7 (2.39%) IaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.34%) CallidusCloud
4 1 (0.34%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.73%) LDAP
2 7 (2.39%) DNS
2 7 (2.39%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.71%) Ethernet
3 5 (1.71%) Kerberos
3 5 (1.71%) LAN
3 5 (1.71%) SNMP
3 5 (1.71%) X.500
4 4 (1.37%) SSL
4 4 (1.37%) VPN
5 3 (1.02%) MPLS
5 3 (1.02%) VoIP
6 2 (0.68%) 2G
6 2 (0.68%) 3G
6 2 (0.68%) BGP
6 2 (0.68%) DHCP
6 2 (0.68%) DOCSIS
6 2 (0.68%) OSPF
6 2 (0.68%) RIP
6 2 (0.68%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.41%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (2.73%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.73%) HBase
5 7 (2.39%) Apache Hive
5 7 (2.39%) Big Data
6 6 (2.05%) MySQL
6 6 (2.05%) OLTP
6 6 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.71%) MS Access
7 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.02%) Power BI
10 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (9.90%) JIRA
2 21 (7.17%) JUnit
3 20 (6.83%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.44%) Maven
4 13 (4.44%) Talend Open Studio
5 12 (4.10%) Eclipse
5 12 (4.10%) Git (software)
5 12 (4.10%) SoapUI
6 11 (3.75%) LSMW
7 7 (2.39%) Gradle
8 6 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.05%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
9 5 (1.71%) Subversion
10 3 (1.02%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.68%) JMeter
11 2 (0.68%) Selenium
11 2 (0.68%) SpecFlow
General
1 58 (19.80%) Finance
2 33 (11.26%) Pharmaceutical
3 21 (7.17%) Manufacturing
4 16 (5.46%) Back Office
4 16 (5.46%) Retail
5 14 (4.78%) Electronics
5 14 (4.78%) Front Office
5 14 (4.78%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.75%) German Language
7 10 (3.41%) French Language
8 9 (3.07%) Marketing
9 7 (2.39%) Banking
10 6 (2.05%) Automotive
10 6 (2.05%) Billing
10 6 (2.05%) Publishing
11 5 (1.71%) Legal
12 3 (1.02%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.68%) Games
14 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (24.91%) Analyst
2 31 (10.58%) Developer
3 23 (7.85%) Business Analyst
4 22 (7.51%) Consultant
5 17 (5.80%) Test Analyst
6 16 (5.46%) Project Manager
7 14 (4.78%) Data Analyst
8 12 (4.10%) Java Developer
9 10 (3.41%) Data Consultant
9 10 (3.41%) Quality Manager
9 10 (3.41%) SAP Consultant
9 10 (3.41%) SAP Data Consultant
9 10 (3.41%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.07%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.07%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (2.73%) Migration Consultant
12 7 (2.39%) Design Engineer
12 7 (2.39%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.39%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.80%) Web Services
2 13 (4.44%) JSON
2 13 (4.44%) SOAP
3 12 (4.10%) Spring
3 12 (4.10%) XML
4 8 (2.73%) Kafka
4 8 (2.73%) Spring Boot
5 7 (2.39%) .NET
6 6 (2.05%) BAPI
6 6 (2.05%) MFC
6 6 (2.05%) REST
6 6 (2.05%) Spark Streaming
6 6 (2.05%) Spring Integration
6 6 (2.05%) XML Messaging
7 5 (1.71%) WCF
8 4 (1.37%) Middleware
9 3 (1.02%) HTML
9 3 (1.02%) J2EE
9 3 (1.02%) RESTful
10 2 (0.68%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.48%) Data Extraction
3 17 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 17 (5.80%) Life Science
4 16 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.46%) Statistics
5 13 (4.44%) Replication
6 10 (3.41%) CMDB
6 10 (3.41%) Data Conversion
6 10 (3.41%) Virtual Team
7 9 (3.07%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.73%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.73%) Visualisation
9 6 (2.05%) Data Integration
9 6 (2.05%) PKI
10 4 (1.37%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.37%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.53%) Linux
2 21 (7.17%) Windows
3 16 (5.46%) Unix
4 10 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.05%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.71%) Android
8 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.37%) AIX
10 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.68%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (15.36%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (11.95%) Configuration Management
3 34 (11.60%) ITIL
3 34 (11.60%) Project Management
4 33 (11.26%) Migration
5 31 (10.58%) Change Management
6 30 (10.24%) Data Analysis
6 30 (10.24%) Data Validation
7 29 (9.90%) Scrum
7 29 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (8.19%) ETL
10 23 (7.85%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (7.85%) Data Migration
11 22 (7.51%) Business Analysis
12 20 (6.83%) Data Cleansing
13 19 (6.48%) Test Scripting
14 18 (6.14%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (5.80%) Performance Testing
15 17 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (21.84%) SQL
2 39 (13.31%) Java
3 9 (3.07%) C
3 9 (3.07%) C++
4 7 (2.39%) C#
4 7 (2.39%) Shell Script
4 7 (2.39%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.71%) VBA
6 4 (1.37%) Python
6 4 (1.37%) Ruby
7 3 (1.02%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.02%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.68%) Perl
8 2 (0.68%) Scala
8 2 (0.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.34%) COBOL
9 1 (0.34%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.34%) JCL
Qualifications
1 45 (15.36%) Degree
2 40 (13.65%) Security Cleared
3 32 (10.92%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.41%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.07%) ISEB
6 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.39%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.71%) MCP
8 5 (1.71%) MCTS
9 4 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.02%) MCITP
10 3 (1.02%) MCSA
11 2 (0.68%) CCNA
11 2 (0.68%) CCNP
11 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.68%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.68%) VCP4
11 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (12.29%) QA
2 17 (5.80%) Data Quality
3 16 (5.46%) SLA
4 15 (5.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 8 (2.73%) GxP
6 5 (1.71%) GAMP
7 4 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.02%) ISO26262
8 3 (1.02%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.68%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.68%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.34%) GMP
10 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (5.12%) Firmware
2 13 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.05%) HDFS
4 5 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.34%) Docker
8 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (3.75%) SCCM
2 5 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (1.71%) SCOM
3 4 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (1.37%) WSUS
4 2 (0.68%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.34%) Kibana
5 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.34%) logstash
Vendors
1 35 (11.95%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.53%) SAP
3 16 (5.46%) HP
3 16 (5.46%) Oracle
4 13 (4.44%) Talend
5 9 (3.07%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.73%) Huawei
7 7 (2.39%) EMC
7 7 (2.39%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (2.05%) Ericsson
8 6 (2.05%) Remedy
8 6 (2.05%) VMware
9 5 (1.71%) Cognos
9 5 (1.71%) Telerik
10 4 (1.37%) Citrix
10 4 (1.37%) IBM
10 4 (1.37%) NetSuite
10 4 (1.37%) Siebel
11 3 (1.02%) Cisco
11 3 (1.02%) webMethods
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IT Talent Solutions Ltd
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Hampshire
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