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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 134 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 148 167 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.54% 1.68% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.16% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 79 65
Average daily rate £350 £350 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
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
7656 7738 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.46% 77.76% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4726 4347 3890
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 280 275
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +26 57 £340 -4.56% 6
Hampshire -27 37 £350 -3.18% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 21 £325 +2.36% 4
Surrey -6 14 £413 +17.85% 6
East Sussex -3 4 £350 -17.64% 1
West Sussex -17 3 £525 +13.51% 2
Middlesex -3 2 £350 -6.66%
Kent - 2 £515 -
Oxfordshire +2 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 71 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 54 (18.49%) SQL
3 51 (17.47%) SC Cleared
4 41 (14.04%) Degree
5 39 (13.36%) Data Analysis
6 38 (13.01%) Project Management
7 37 (12.67%) Microsoft
8 34 (11.64%) MS Office
8 34 (11.64%) Finance
9 33 (11.30%) HP
9 33 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (10.96%) Test Scripting
11 31 (10.62%) MS Excel
12 30 (10.27%) Migration
12 30 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (9.59%) SharePoint
13 28 (9.59%) Oracle
14 27 (9.25%) Data Validation
15 23 (7.88%) HP Quality Center
16 22 (7.53%) SQL Server
16 22 (7.53%) Web Services
16 22 (7.53%) XML
16 22 (7.53%) TCP/IP
16 22 (7.53%) DNS
17 21 (7.19%) ITIL
18 20 (6.85%) Statistics
18 20 (6.85%) Computer Science
18 20 (6.85%) Test Planning
18 20 (6.85%) Data Quality
19 19 (6.51%) SAP

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 28 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (3.77%) SAS
4 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.37%) Confluence
6 3 (1.03%) Node.js
6 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.34%) IIS
8 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (11.64%) MS Office
2 31 (10.62%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.40%) MS Project
4 4 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.68%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (0.68%) Primavera
2 2 (0.68%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.34%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.71%) Force.com
2 4 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.03%) GitHub
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.34%) PaaS
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.53%) DNS
1 22 (7.53%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.11%) 3G
2 12 (4.11%) SNMP
3 11 (3.77%) Diameter Protocol
4 10 (3.42%) LDAP
5 8 (2.74%) Kerberos
5 8 (2.74%) SMTP
5 8 (2.74%) VoIP
5 8 (2.74%) X.500
6 7 (2.40%) 4G
6 7 (2.40%) Firewall
7 6 (2.05%) BGP
8 5 (1.71%) LAN
8 5 (1.71%) LTE
8 5 (1.71%) MPLS
8 5 (1.71%) OSPF
8 5 (1.71%) RIP
9 4 (1.37%) SSH
9 4 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.71%) DB2
5 4 (1.37%) Base SAS
5 4 (1.37%) Big Data
6 3 (1.03%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.03%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.03%) OLAP
7 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.68%) MySQL
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.68%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.68%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (4.79%) JUnit
2 11 (3.77%) Eclipse
2 11 (3.77%) Selenium
3 8 (2.74%) SoapUI
4 7 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.40%) Maven
4 7 (2.40%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.40%) WiX
5 6 (2.05%) JIRA
5 6 (2.05%) Subversion
6 5 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (1.37%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.37%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.37%) TestComplete
7 4 (1.37%) WATIR
8 2 (0.68%) Ant
8 2 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.68%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.68%) MSI
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (11.64%) Finance
2 17 (5.82%) Back Office
2 17 (5.82%) Front Office
2 17 (5.82%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (4.45%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.08%) Retail
6 8 (2.74%) French Language
6 8 (2.74%) German Language
7 6 (2.05%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.71%) Banking
8 5 (1.71%) Electronics
8 5 (1.71%) Marketing
9 3 (1.03%) Games
10 2 (0.68%) Billing
10 2 (0.68%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Avionics
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (23.29%) Analyst
2 34 (11.64%) Developer
3 26 (8.90%) Consultant
4 22 (7.53%) Test Engineer
5 20 (6.85%) Data Analyst
6 18 (6.16%) Test Analyst
7 15 (5.14%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (3.77%) Back Office Engineer
10 10 (3.42%) Architect
11 9 (3.08%) Active Directory Engineer
11 9 (3.08%) Integration Engineer
11 9 (3.08%) Java Developer
11 9 (3.08%) SharePoint Engineer
11 9 (3.08%) Tester
12 8 (2.74%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.74%) Software Developer
12 8 (2.74%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.74%) Validation Specialist
13 7 (2.40%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.53%) Web Services
1 22 (7.53%) XML
2 13 (4.45%) SOAP
3 11 (3.77%) Spring
4 10 (3.42%) .NET
4 10 (3.42%) jQuery
5 9 (3.08%) HTML
6 8 (2.74%) Hibernate
6 8 (2.74%) J2EE
6 8 (2.74%) XML Messaging
7 7 (2.40%) CSS
7 7 (2.40%) JSP
8 6 (2.05%) REST
8 6 (2.05%) Visualforce
9 5 (1.71%) Ajax
9 5 (1.71%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.71%) Middleware
9 5 (1.71%) RESTful
9 5 (1.71%) Servlets
9 5 (1.71%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.85%) Computer Science
2 20 (6.85%) Statistics
3 12 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.77%) Replication
5 9 (3.08%) PKI
6 8 (2.74%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.05%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.05%) Data Extraction
7 6 (2.05%) FMCG
7 6 (2.05%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.71%) SCADA
9 4 (1.37%) Chemistry
9 4 (1.37%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.37%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.03%) DTV
10 3 (1.03%) IPTV
10 3 (1.03%) MPEG
10 3 (1.03%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.03%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.16%) Unix
2 15 (5.14%) Linux
3 11 (3.77%) Windows
4 6 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.03%) Android
6 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.68%) MVS
7 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.34%) Solaris
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.36%) Data Analysis
2 38 (13.01%) Project Management
3 32 (10.96%) Test Scripting
4 30 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (10.27%) Migration
5 27 (9.25%) Data Validation
6 21 (7.19%) ITIL
7 20 (6.85%) Test Planning
8 18 (6.16%) Configuration Management
9 17 (5.82%) Capacity Management
9 17 (5.82%) Functional Testing
9 17 (5.82%) Use Case
9 17 (5.82%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (5.48%) Test Management
11 15 (5.14%) Change Management
11 15 (5.14%) GAP Analysis
11 15 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (4.45%) Analytics
12 13 (4.45%) Defect Management
12 13 (4.45%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 54 (18.49%) SQL
2 19 (6.51%) Java
3 11 (3.77%) C
3 11 (3.77%) C#
4 10 (3.42%) C++
4 10 (3.42%) PHP
4 10 (3.42%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.05%) Apex Code
7 5 (1.71%) Python
7 5 (1.71%) VBA
8 4 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.03%) SOQL
9 3 (1.03%) SOSL
10 2 (0.68%) R
11 1 (0.34%) Erlang
11 1 (0.34%) Korn
11 1 (0.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 71 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 51 (17.47%) SC Cleared
3 41 (14.04%) Degree
4 17 (5.82%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.79%) ISTQB
6 12 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (3.77%) MCP
8 10 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (3.08%) MCTS
10 7 (2.40%) CCNA
10 7 (2.40%) ISEB
10 7 (2.40%) Sun Certification
11 5 (1.71%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.71%) PMP
12 4 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.03%) CCNP
13 3 (1.03%) CISSP
13 3 (1.03%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.85%) Data Quality
2 12 (4.11%) QA
3 9 (3.08%) SLA
4 8 (2.74%) GxP
5 6 (2.05%) GMP
6 1 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.34%) JTAG
6 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.03%) Firmware
4 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (7.88%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.37%) SCCM
3 2 (0.68%) Ansible
3 2 (0.68%) vRealize
4 1 (0.34%) Endace
4 1 (0.34%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.34%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) vMotion
4 1 (0.34%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 37 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.30%) HP
3 28 (9.59%) Oracle
4 19 (6.51%) SAP
5 9 (3.08%) Huawei
5 9 (3.08%) JD Edwards
6 8 (2.74%) Cisco
7 7 (2.40%) Sun
8 6 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.05%) VMware
9 4 (1.37%) Adobe
9 4 (1.37%) Juniper
9 4 (1.37%) Telerik
10 3 (1.03%) Apple
10 3 (1.03%) BMC
10 3 (1.03%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.03%) NetApp
10 3 (1.03%) Nokia
10 3 (1.03%) Remedy
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Posted: 3 hours ago
Surrey
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Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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