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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / South East
Rank 119 122 97
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs citing Validation 130 144 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.71% 1.68% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 2.07% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 68 86
Median daily rate £428 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £268 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £342 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.57% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 9
Median hourly rate £36.50 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £12.00 £28.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £60.90 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +35.17%

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
6133 6948 7637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 80.97% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3617 4286 4183
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 272 252
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +17 46 £378 +14.39% 10
Berkshire +3 35 £425 +6.25% 8
Buckinghamshire 0 19 £431 +32.69%
Surrey +15 13 £430 +5.84% 3
West Sussex -16 8 £550 +37.50%
Kent +1 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £500 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 47 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 45 (17.31%) Degree
3 44 (16.92%) Finance
4 40 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 37 (14.23%) ITIL
6 35 (13.46%) Configuration Management
7 34 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (12.31%) Microsoft
9 31 (11.92%) SQL
10 29 (11.15%) SQL Server
10 29 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (10.77%) Migration
12 27 (10.38%) MS Excel
13 25 (9.62%) Oracle
14 24 (9.23%) QA
15 23 (8.85%) Windows
16 22 (8.46%) Project Management
17 21 (8.08%) Manufacturing
18 20 (7.69%) Test Scripting
19 19 (7.31%) Visualisation
19 19 (7.31%) Data Analysis
19 19 (7.31%) Management Information System
19 19 (7.31%) Java
19 19 (7.31%) Functional Testing
20 18 (6.92%) XML
20 18 (6.92%) Linux
20 18 (6.92%) Statistics
20 18 (6.92%) Data Validation
21 17 (6.54%) Scrum
22 16 (6.15%) Back Office

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 7 (2.69%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (2.31%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.31%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.92%) Confluence
4 4 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.54%) GemFire
5 3 (1.15%) Apache
5 3 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) CICS
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.85%) MS Office
3 7 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Simulink
5 1 (0.38%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.38%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.31%) HFM
2 4 (1.54%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.38%) Maximo
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.38%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.62%) PaaS
2 9 (3.46%) IaaS
3 4 (1.54%) GitHub
4 2 (0.77%) CallidusCloud
4 2 (0.77%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.38%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.38%) Taleo
5 1 (0.38%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.46%) LAN
1 9 (3.46%) WAN
2 8 (3.08%) Firewall
2 8 (3.08%) MPLS
2 8 (3.08%) VoIP
3 7 (2.69%) Ethernet
3 7 (2.69%) SAN
3 7 (2.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.31%) Skype
4 6 (2.31%) VoLTE
5 5 (1.92%) DNS
5 5 (1.92%) LDAP
6 4 (1.54%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.15%) 3G
7 3 (1.15%) 3GPP
7 3 (1.15%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.15%) SSL
7 3 (1.15%) VPN
7 3 (1.15%) X.500
8 2 (0.77%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.69%) Essbase
4 7 (2.69%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (2.31%) MS Access
5 6 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.92%) MySQL
6 5 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (1.92%) Power BI
6 5 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.54%) HBase
7 4 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.15%) Big Data
8 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (5.77%) Git (software)
1 15 (5.77%) JIRA
2 10 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.46%) Eclipse
4 8 (3.08%) Selenium
4 8 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.92%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.92%) JUnit
5 5 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.54%) AdminStudio
6 4 (1.54%) Gradle
6 4 (1.54%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.54%) MSI
6 4 (1.54%) Protractor
6 4 (1.54%) SilkTest
6 4 (1.54%) SpecFlow
6 4 (1.54%) Subversion
6 4 (1.54%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.15%) SoapUI
General
1 44 (16.92%) Finance
2 21 (8.08%) Manufacturing
3 16 (6.15%) Back Office
4 15 (5.77%) Front Office
4 15 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 12 (4.62%) Electronics
6 11 (4.23%) Marketing
6 11 (4.23%) Retail
6 11 (4.23%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.08%) German Language
8 7 (2.69%) French Language
8 7 (2.69%) Legal
9 6 (2.31%) Billing
10 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.15%) Banking
11 2 (0.77%) Automotive
12 1 (0.38%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (18.08%) Analyst
2 35 (13.46%) Developer
3 18 (6.92%) Project Manager
4 15 (5.77%) Consultant
5 14 (5.38%) Test Engineer
6 13 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 11 (4.23%) Data Analyst
7 11 (4.23%) Java Developer
8 10 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (3.85%) Test Analyst
9 8 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (3.08%) Designer
9 8 (3.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 7 (2.69%) Architect
10 7 (2.69%) Wintel Engineer
11 6 (2.31%) C++ Developer
11 6 (2.31%) Design Engineer
11 6 (2.31%) Electrical Engineer
11 6 (2.31%) Quality Manager
11 6 (2.31%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.92%) XML
2 8 (3.08%) JSON
2 8 (3.08%) Spring
3 6 (2.31%) .NET
3 6 (2.31%) Kafka
3 6 (2.31%) REST
3 6 (2.31%) Spring Boot
3 6 (2.31%) Web Services
4 5 (1.92%) MFC
4 5 (1.92%) Middleware
4 5 (1.92%) SOAP
4 5 (1.92%) WCF
4 5 (1.92%) XML Messaging
5 4 (1.54%) HTML
6 3 (1.15%) Spark Streaming
6 3 (1.15%) Spring Integration
6 3 (1.15%) Velocity
7 2 (0.77%) EclipseLink
7 2 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.77%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.31%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.38%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.62%) Life Science
5 11 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.85%) CMDB
6 10 (3.85%) User Experience
7 9 (3.46%) Replication
8 8 (3.08%) Virtual Team
9 7 (2.69%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.54%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.54%) NHS
10 4 (1.54%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.15%) PKI
12 2 (0.77%) Biotechnology
12 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.77%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.85%) Windows
2 18 (6.92%) Linux
3 13 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (4.23%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.46%) Unix
7 4 (1.54%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.77%) AIX
9 2 (0.77%) Android
9 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.77%) Solaris
9 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.23%) ITIL
2 35 (13.46%) Configuration Management
3 34 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (11.15%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (10.77%) Migration
6 22 (8.46%) Project Management
7 20 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 19 (7.31%) Data Analysis
8 19 (7.31%) Functional Testing
8 19 (7.31%) Visualisation
9 18 (6.92%) Data Validation
9 18 (6.92%) Statistics
10 17 (6.54%) Scrum
11 16 (6.15%) Analytics
11 16 (6.15%) Fault Management
11 16 (6.15%) SDLC
12 15 (5.77%) Capacity Management
12 15 (5.77%) Data Migration
12 15 (5.77%) Software Engineering
13 14 (5.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.92%) SQL
2 19 (7.31%) Java
3 12 (4.62%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.46%) C#
4 9 (3.46%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.69%) C++
5 7 (2.69%) VBScript
6 4 (1.54%) C
6 4 (1.54%) Ruby
6 4 (1.54%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.15%) Python
8 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.38%) COBOL
9 1 (0.38%) JCL
9 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 45 (17.31%) Degree
3 40 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.23%) ISEB
5 10 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.69%) MCITP
7 7 (2.69%) MCSA
8 5 (1.92%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.15%) MCP
9 3 (1.15%) MCTS
9 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.77%) HNC
10 2 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.77%) PMP
11 1 (0.38%) CCNP
11 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.23%) QA
2 12 (4.62%) SLA
3 10 (3.85%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.92%) GxP
5 4 (1.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (1.15%) GAMP
6 3 (1.15%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.77%) GMP
8 1 (0.38%) GCP
8 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.38%) ISO26262
8 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (5.38%) Firmware
2 13 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.31%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.15%) HDFS
6 3 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.38%) Docker
8 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (5.00%) SCCM
2 5 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.15%) SCOM
4 2 (0.77%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.77%) Kibana
4 2 (0.77%) logstash
4 2 (0.77%) WSUS
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.38%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.38%) PowerBroker
5 1 (0.38%) vMotion
5 1 (0.38%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 32 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.62%) Oracle
3 15 (5.77%) VMware
4 14 (5.38%) HP
5 13 (5.00%) Cisco
6 9 (3.46%) Huawei
6 9 (3.46%) SAP
7 8 (3.08%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (2.31%) Citrix
8 6 (2.31%) Hyperion
8 6 (2.31%) IBM
8 6 (2.31%) NetApp
9 5 (1.92%) Cognos
9 5 (1.92%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.92%) Telerik
10 3 (1.15%) Callidus
10 3 (1.15%) EMC
10 3 (1.15%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.15%) Remedy
10 3 (1.15%) webMethods
Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire
Patheon UK
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Mason Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago