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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 123 116 108
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 148 166 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.66% 1.76% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 2.21% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 80 58
Median daily rate £356 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% +6.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £451 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 10
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £26.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.42 £47.83 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -6.66%
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
7170 7498 6961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.58% 79.66% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4365 4359 3857
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 243 260
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -15 51 £316 -16.55% 4
Hampshire -1 28 £356 +8.71% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 19 £181 -45.71% 1
Surrey -7 14 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire +12 10 £444 +5.02%
West Sussex -9 8 £400 +13.47%
Kent - 4 £580 -
East Sussex +1 3 £463 +7.24% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Middlesex -6 1 £350 -6.66%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 59 (19.09%) Security Cleared
2 50 (16.18%) SQL
3 46 (14.89%) Finance
4 43 (13.92%) Project Management
5 42 (13.59%) SC Cleared
6 38 (12.30%) Microsoft
7 37 (11.97%) Test Scripting
8 35 (11.33%) Data Analysis
8 35 (11.33%) Degree
8 35 (11.33%) ITIL
9 34 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (11.00%) Data Validation
10 33 (10.68%) MS Office
10 33 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
11 30 (9.71%) MS Excel
12 29 (9.39%) HP
13 28 (9.06%) Change Management
13 28 (9.06%) Configuration Management
13 28 (9.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 27 (8.74%) Oracle
15 26 (8.41%) QA
16 25 (8.09%) Java
16 25 (8.09%) Unix
16 25 (8.09%) Migration
17 24 (7.77%) Telecoms
18 23 (7.44%) SharePoint
19 22 (7.12%) Web Services
19 22 (7.12%) Scrum
20 21 (6.80%) SAP
21 20 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management

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 23 (7.44%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.53%) Confluence
3 11 (3.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (2.59%) SAS
5 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.97%) CMS
6 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (10.68%) MS Office
2 30 (9.71%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.27%) MS Project
4 6 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Primavera
1 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.65%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.65%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle iStore
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.32%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.97%) Force.com
3 2 (0.65%) Office 365
3 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.32%) GitHub
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.18%) TCP/IP
2 12 (3.88%) LDAP
3 9 (2.91%) DNS
4 8 (2.59%) Firewall
4 8 (2.59%) SNMP
5 7 (2.27%) 3G
5 7 (2.27%) 4G
5 7 (2.27%) Value-Added Service
6 6 (1.94%) BGP
7 5 (1.62%) Diameter Protocol
7 5 (1.62%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.62%) LAN
7 5 (1.62%) LTE
7 5 (1.62%) MVNO
7 5 (1.62%) WAN
7 5 (1.62%) X.500
8 4 (1.29%) MPLS
8 4 (1.29%) OSPF
8 4 (1.29%) RIP
8 4 (1.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.59%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.62%) Big Data
3 5 (1.62%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.62%) DB2
4 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.97%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.97%) OLAP
5 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.65%) MySQL
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.65%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.32%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.32%) MS Access
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 19 (6.15%) JUnit
2 18 (5.83%) JIRA
3 16 (5.18%) Maven
4 13 (4.21%) SoapUI
5 11 (3.56%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.59%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.59%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (2.27%) WiX
8 6 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (1.94%) Selenium
8 6 (1.94%) Subversion
9 5 (1.62%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.97%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.65%) Protractor
12 1 (0.32%) AppScan
12 1 (0.32%) Gerrit
12 1 (0.32%) Gradle
12 1 (0.32%) Redmine
General
1 46 (14.89%) Finance
2 28 (9.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 24 (7.77%) Telecoms
4 17 (5.50%) Back Office
4 17 (5.50%) Front Office
5 12 (3.88%) Retail
6 11 (3.56%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.91%) Marketing
8 8 (2.59%) French Language
8 8 (2.59%) German Language
9 6 (1.94%) Banking
9 6 (1.94%) Billing
10 4 (1.29%) Games
10 4 (1.29%) Legal
10 4 (1.29%) Publishing
11 3 (0.97%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.97%) Electronics
12 2 (0.65%) Military
13 1 (0.32%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 81 (26.21%) Analyst
2 30 (9.71%) Consultant
3 25 (8.09%) Developer
4 24 (7.77%) Test Analyst
5 18 (5.83%) Business Analyst
5 18 (5.83%) Test Engineer
6 17 (5.50%) Data Analyst
7 14 (4.53%) Systems Engineer
7 14 (4.53%) Tester
8 10 (3.24%) Validation Specialist
9 9 (2.91%) Architect
9 9 (2.91%) Transition Analyst
10 8 (2.59%) Software Developer
10 8 (2.59%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.27%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (1.94%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (1.94%) Business IT Analyst
12 6 (1.94%) J2EE Developer
12 6 (1.94%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.12%) Web Services
2 16 (5.18%) SOAP
2 16 (5.18%) XML
3 9 (2.91%) Spring
4 8 (2.59%) HTML
4 8 (2.59%) jQuery
5 7 (2.27%) CSS
5 7 (2.27%) J2EE
6 6 (1.94%) Hibernate
6 6 (1.94%) JSP
6 6 (1.94%) XML Messaging
7 5 (1.62%) .NET
7 5 (1.62%) Ajax
7 5 (1.62%) RESTful
8 4 (1.29%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.29%) Middleware
8 4 (1.29%) REST
8 4 (1.29%) Servlets
8 4 (1.29%) Silverlight
8 4 (1.29%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.85%) Statistics
4 10 (3.24%) Algorithms
4 10 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.91%) Smart Meter
6 8 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.27%) Life Science
7 7 (2.27%) Replication
8 6 (1.94%) FMCG
8 6 (1.94%) PKI
8 6 (1.94%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.62%) SCADA
10 4 (1.29%) Data Extraction
10 4 (1.29%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.29%) Digital TV
10 4 (1.29%) IPTV
10 4 (1.29%) MPEG
10 4 (1.29%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.29%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 25 (8.09%) Unix
2 13 (4.21%) Linux
2 13 (4.21%) Windows
3 7 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.65%) AIX
5 2 (0.65%) Android
5 2 (0.65%) MVS
5 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) pSOS
6 1 (0.32%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.32%) VMS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (13.92%) Project Management
2 37 (11.97%) Test Scripting
3 35 (11.33%) Data Analysis
3 35 (11.33%) ITIL
4 34 (11.00%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (11.00%) Data Validation
5 28 (9.06%) Change Management
5 28 (9.06%) Configuration Management
6 25 (8.09%) Migration
7 22 (7.12%) Scrum
8 20 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (6.15%) Change Control
9 19 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (5.83%) Network Design
10 18 (5.83%) Service Management
10 18 (5.83%) Test Management
11 17 (5.50%) Capacity Management
11 17 (5.50%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (5.50%) Functional Testing
12 15 (4.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 50 (16.18%) SQL
2 25 (8.09%) Java
3 11 (3.56%) C
4 10 (3.24%) PHP
5 9 (2.91%) C++
6 7 (2.27%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.94%) C#
8 5 (1.62%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.29%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.29%) Python
9 4 (1.29%) VBA
10 3 (0.97%) Perl
10 3 (0.97%) SOQL
10 3 (0.97%) SOSL
11 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.65%) R
11 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.32%) Erlang
12 1 (0.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 59 (19.09%) Security Cleared
2 42 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 35 (11.33%) Degree
4 15 (4.85%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.53%) ISTQB
6 10 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.27%) CCNA
8 6 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.94%) Sun Certification
9 5 (1.62%) ISEB
9 5 (1.62%) MCP
9 5 (1.62%) MCTS
10 4 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.97%) CCNP
11 3 (0.97%) CISSP
12 2 (0.65%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.65%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.41%) QA
2 14 (4.53%) SLA
3 12 (3.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 11 (3.56%) Data Quality
5 8 (2.59%) GxP
6 4 (1.29%) GMP
7 2 (0.65%) GAMP
8 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.32%) JTAG
8 1 (0.32%) RMADS
8 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (4.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.59%) Firmware
3 6 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (5.50%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.59%) SCCM
3 4 (1.29%) SCOM
4 3 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.65%) vRealize
5 2 (0.65%) WSUS
6 1 (0.32%) Ansible
6 1 (0.32%) Endace
6 1 (0.32%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.32%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.32%) vMotion
6 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 38 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.39%) HP
3 27 (8.74%) Oracle
4 21 (6.80%) SAP
5 8 (2.59%) EMC
5 8 (2.59%) Talend
5 8 (2.59%) VMware
6 7 (2.27%) Cisco
6 7 (2.27%) JD Edwards
7 6 (1.94%) Remedy
7 6 (1.94%) Siebel
7 6 (1.94%) Sun
8 5 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.29%) Adobe
9 4 (1.29%) Apple
9 4 (1.29%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.29%) Ericsson
9 4 (1.29%) Juniper
9 4 (1.29%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.97%) BMC
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