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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 115 112 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 169 185 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.92% 1.89% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.38% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 95 55
Median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £257 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £480 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 12
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.80 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.25 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+6.71% -1.06%
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
7198 7767 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.77% 79.42% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4380 4775 3924
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 252 264
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.68 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +9 67 £375 -3.72% 2
Hampshire +2 35 £409 -4.94% 2
Oxfordshire -6 14 £450 -2.17% 3
West Sussex +4 13 £406 +16.07%
Buckinghamshire +9 12 £413 +30.95% 2
Surrey -13 12 £275 -29.03% 4
Kent +12 3 £440 +105.84%
East Sussex +10 3 £450 -1.90% 1
M4 Corridor - 3 - -
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 60 (19.67%) SQL
2 52 (17.05%) Security Cleared
3 49 (16.07%) Finance
4 42 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (12.79%) SC Cleared
5 39 (12.79%) Project Management
5 39 (12.79%) Java
6 36 (11.80%) ITIL
7 35 (11.48%) Test Scripting
8 34 (11.15%) Microsoft
9 33 (10.82%) Migration
10 32 (10.49%) Data Validation
11 31 (10.16%) MS Excel
12 30 (9.84%) Change Management
12 30 (9.84%) Degree
13 29 (9.51%) Configuration Management
14 28 (9.18%) Scrum
14 28 (9.18%) MS Office
14 28 (9.18%) SAP
14 28 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (8.85%) QA
16 26 (8.52%) Web Services
17 25 (8.20%) Unix
17 25 (8.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 25 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
17 25 (8.20%) JIRA
18 24 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
19 23 (7.54%) Telecoms
19 23 (7.54%) HP
19 23 (7.54%) Data 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 (5.57%) Confluence
2 16 (5.25%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.97%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.31%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.31%) SAS
6 3 (0.98%) Apache
6 3 (0.98%) CMS
6 3 (0.98%) GemFire
6 3 (0.98%) JBoss
7 2 (0.66%) IIS
7 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 28 (9.18%) MS Office
3 7 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) MS Project
6 1 (0.33%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.33%) Solid Edge
6 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.97%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.64%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.98%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.66%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.33%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.33%) Magento
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.33%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.33%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.31%) GitHub
2 4 (1.31%) PaaS
3 2 (0.66%) Force.com
3 2 (0.66%) Office 365
3 2 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.61%) LDAP
2 10 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.62%) DNS
4 7 (2.30%) 3G
4 7 (2.30%) 4G
4 7 (2.30%) Value-Added Service
5 5 (1.64%) Firewall
5 5 (1.64%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.64%) LAN
5 5 (1.64%) LTE
5 5 (1.64%) MVNO
5 5 (1.64%) SNMP
5 5 (1.64%) X.500
6 4 (1.31%) BGP
6 4 (1.31%) SSL
6 4 (1.31%) VPN
7 3 (0.98%) IPsec
7 3 (0.98%) MPLS
7 3 (0.98%) SAN
7 3 (0.98%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.28%) SAP Data Services
3 9 (2.95%) Big Data
4 7 (2.30%) Data Mining
4 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.64%) MySQL
6 5 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.31%) Apache Hive
7 4 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.31%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.31%) HBase
8 3 (0.98%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.98%) OLAP
8 3 (0.98%) OLTP
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (8.20%) JIRA
2 20 (6.56%) JUnit
3 16 (5.25%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.92%) SoapUI
5 14 (4.59%) Maven
6 12 (3.93%) Talend Open Studio
7 11 (3.61%) LSMW
8 9 (2.95%) Subversion
9 8 (2.62%) Eclipse
10 7 (2.30%) Git (software)
11 6 (1.97%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (1.31%) Gradle
12 4 (1.31%) WiX
13 3 (0.98%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.66%) Protractor
14 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
15 1 (0.33%) VectorCAST
General
1 49 (16.07%) Finance
2 25 (8.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 23 (7.54%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.25%) Back Office
5 15 (4.92%) Front Office
6 12 (3.93%) Retail
7 9 (2.95%) Marketing
8 7 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.97%) Billing
9 6 (1.97%) Publishing
10 5 (1.64%) Banking
10 5 (1.64%) French Language
10 5 (1.64%) German Language
11 4 (1.31%) Automotive
11 4 (1.31%) Electronics
11 4 (1.31%) Legal
12 2 (0.66%) Games
12 2 (0.66%) Military
13 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 81 (26.56%) Analyst
2 33 (10.82%) Consultant
3 28 (9.18%) Test Analyst
4 25 (8.20%) Developer
5 22 (7.21%) Business Analyst
6 18 (5.90%) Test Engineer
7 13 (4.26%) Tester
8 12 (3.93%) SAP Consultant
8 12 (3.93%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (3.61%) Data Consultant
9 11 (3.61%) Migration Consultant
9 11 (3.61%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.28%) SAP Data Consultant
11 9 (2.95%) Transition Analyst
12 8 (2.62%) Architect
12 8 (2.62%) Data Analyst
12 8 (2.62%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.62%) Systems Analyst
13 7 (2.30%) Java Developer
13 7 (2.30%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.52%) Web Services
2 20 (6.56%) XML
3 18 (5.90%) SOAP
4 11 (3.61%) Spring
5 9 (2.95%) JSON
6 8 (2.62%) HTML
7 7 (2.30%) CSS
7 7 (2.30%) REST
7 7 (2.30%) XML Messaging
8 6 (1.97%) BAPI
8 6 (1.97%) Middleware
9 5 (1.64%) .NET
9 5 (1.64%) Ajax
9 5 (1.64%) RESTful
10 4 (1.31%) J2EE
10 4 (1.31%) Spring Boot
10 4 (1.31%) Spring Integration
11 3 (0.98%) Kafka
11 3 (0.98%) Spark Streaming
11 3 (0.98%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.25%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.92%) Data Extraction
4 14 (4.59%) Statistics
5 12 (3.93%) Replication
5 12 (3.93%) Smart Meter
6 11 (3.61%) Data Conversion
7 9 (2.95%) Algorithms
7 9 (2.95%) Life Science
7 9 (2.95%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.62%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.30%) PKI
10 6 (1.97%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.97%) Visualisation
11 5 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.64%) SCADA
12 4 (1.31%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.31%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.98%) AS400
13 3 (0.98%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.20%) Unix
2 19 (6.23%) Linux
3 17 (5.57%) Windows
4 10 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.64%) Android
8 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.66%) AIX
9 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.66%) Solaris
10 1 (0.33%) pSOS
10 1 (0.33%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (12.79%) Project Management
3 36 (11.80%) ITIL
4 35 (11.48%) Test Scripting
5 33 (10.82%) Migration
6 32 (10.49%) Data Validation
7 30 (9.84%) Change Management
8 29 (9.51%) Configuration Management
9 28 (9.18%) Scrum
10 25 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 24 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (7.54%) Data Analysis
13 22 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (6.56%) Business Analysis
15 19 (6.23%) Change Control
15 19 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (5.90%) ETL
16 18 (5.90%) Functional Testing
16 18 (5.90%) Service Management
17 17 (5.57%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (19.67%) SQL
2 39 (12.79%) Java
3 13 (4.26%) C
4 10 (3.28%) C++
5 6 (1.97%) PHP
5 6 (1.97%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.97%) VBA
6 5 (1.64%) C#
7 4 (1.31%) Python
7 4 (1.31%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.98%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.98%) Perl
8 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.98%) R
9 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.66%) Scala
9 2 (0.66%) SOQL
9 2 (0.66%) SOSL
9 2 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 39 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 30 (9.84%) Degree
4 16 (5.25%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.61%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.61%) ISEB
6 8 (2.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.64%) CCNP
8 5 (1.64%) MCP
8 5 (1.64%) MCTS
9 4 (1.31%) CCNA
9 4 (1.31%) CISSP
9 4 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.98%) MCITP
10 3 (0.98%) MCSA
11 2 (0.66%) CEH
11 2 (0.66%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.85%) QA
2 17 (5.57%) Data Quality
3 14 (4.59%) SLA
4 13 (4.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 7 (2.30%) GxP
6 5 (1.64%) GAMP
6 5 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.66%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.66%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.66%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.33%) GMP
8 1 (0.33%) JTAG
8 1 (0.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.62%) Firmware
3 5 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.98%) HDFS
4 3 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (3.93%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.62%) SCCM
3 5 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.31%) 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%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 34 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 28 (9.18%) SAP
3 23 (7.54%) HP
4 19 (6.23%) Oracle
5 12 (3.93%) Talend
6 7 (2.30%) EMC
6 7 (2.30%) VMware
7 6 (1.97%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.97%) Siebel
8 5 (1.64%) Cisco
8 5 (1.64%) Ericsson
8 5 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (1.64%) Remedy
9 4 (1.31%) Juniper
10 3 (0.98%) F5
10 3 (0.98%) hybris
10 3 (0.98%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.98%) webMethods
11 2 (0.66%) Supermicro
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