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 3 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 108 113 146
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +33
Contract jobs citing Validation 166 151 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.77% 1.69% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.27% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 58 25
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£377 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.28% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £39.75 £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +1.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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
7214 6642 5966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.10% 74.15% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4214 3656 3114
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 256 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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 +21 64 £377 -5.75% 7
Hampshire +2 36 £327 -10.41% 5
Surrey -4 23 £400 -0.92% 6
Buckinghamshire -2 17 £350 +50.53% 5
East Sussex -4 8 £431 - 7
Oxfordshire -18 8 £423 -
West Sussex -5 7 £353 - 4
Middlesex +3 2 £375 +167.85%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 86 (24.78%) Telecoms
2 76 (21.90%) Security Cleared
3 75 (21.61%) SQL
4 66 (19.02%) SC Cleared
5 60 (17.29%) Migration
6 59 (17.00%) Microsoft
7 52 (14.99%) HP Quality Center
8 50 (14.41%) Finance
9 47 (13.54%) HP
10 46 (13.26%) Project Management
11 44 (12.68%) XML
11 44 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
12 40 (11.53%) Data Analysis
13 38 (10.95%) Degree
14 37 (10.66%) UNIX
14 37 (10.66%) ITIL
14 37 (10.66%) TCP/IP
15 33 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (9.51%) Windows
15 33 (9.51%) MS Excel
16 31 (8.93%) Test Management
17 29 (8.36%) Test Scripting
18 28 (8.07%) Data Validation
19 27 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
19 27 (7.78%) SDLC
20 26 (7.49%) Test Planning
20 26 (7.49%) Software Engineering
20 26 (7.49%) Oracle
21 25 (7.20%) Cisco
21 25 (7.20%) ISEB

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 10 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.02%) ArcGIS
3 6 (1.73%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.73%) SAS
4 5 (1.44%) IIS
4 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.86%) Lync
5 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (0.86%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.58%) CMS
6 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (9.51%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.05%) MS Office
3 9 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.58%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.86%) SAP BCA
2 3 (0.86%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.02%) Office 365
2 3 (0.86%) IaaS
3 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.66%) TCP/IP
2 25 (7.20%) 3G
3 19 (5.48%) Firewall
3 19 (5.48%) LTE
4 18 (5.19%) VoLTE
5 15 (4.32%) Diameter Protocol
6 14 (4.03%) 4G
6 14 (4.03%) VPN
7 11 (3.17%) MPLS
7 11 (3.17%) LAN
7 11 (3.17%) Ethernet
7 11 (3.17%) Radio Access Network
8 10 (2.88%) Wireless
8 10 (2.88%) VoIP
8 10 (2.88%) WAN
8 10 (2.88%) SMS
8 10 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (2.59%) Unified Communications
9 9 (2.59%) OSPF
9 9 (2.59%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (4.03%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.88%) Data Mining
5 8 (2.31%) DB2
6 7 (2.02%) SAP BW
7 5 (1.44%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.44%) Base SAS
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.15%) QlikView
9 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (0.86%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.29%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.29%) Big Data
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (4.61%) SoapUI
2 9 (2.59%) JIRA
3 6 (1.73%) LabVIEW
4 5 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.15%) Subversion
5 4 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.86%) Selenium
6 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.86%) Trac
7 2 (0.58%) JMeter
7 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.58%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.29%) TestPartner
8 1 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 86 (24.78%) Telecoms
2 50 (14.41%) Finance
3 22 (6.34%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (4.03%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.59%) Legal
6 8 (2.31%) Back Office
6 8 (2.31%) Electronics
7 6 (1.73%) Front Office
8 5 (1.44%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.44%) Marketing
8 5 (1.44%) Military
9 3 (0.86%) Publishing
10 2 (0.58%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Retail
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 94 (27.09%) Analyst
2 41 (11.82%) Test Engineer
3 30 (8.65%) Test Analyst
4 28 (8.07%) Data Analyst
5 24 (6.92%) Architect
6 18 (5.19%) Consultant
7 17 (4.90%) Business Analyst
7 17 (4.90%) Software Engineer
8 16 (4.61%) Developer
9 13 (3.75%) Tester
9 13 (3.75%) Test Leader
10 12 (3.46%) Vendor Manager
10 12 (3.46%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.17%) Designer
12 10 (2.88%) IP Engineer
13 8 (2.31%) Test Architect
13 8 (2.31%) Release Manager
13 8 (2.31%) Technical Tester
14 7 (2.02%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.68%) XML
2 17 (4.90%) SOAP
3 14 (4.03%) XML Messaging
4 9 (2.59%) HTML
4 9 (2.59%) .NET
5 8 (2.31%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.02%) JSP
7 6 (1.73%) JSON
8 4 (1.15%) Visualforce
8 4 (1.15%) XSLT
8 4 (1.15%) Web Services
9 3 (0.86%) SAP ALE
9 3 (0.86%) SAP Smart Forms
9 3 (0.86%) BAPI
9 3 (0.86%) SAP XI
9 3 (0.86%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.58%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.58%) Application Packaging
11 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.29%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.75%) Replication
3 12 (3.46%) Data Integration
3 12 (3.46%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.59%) PKI
6 7 (2.02%) Statistics
6 7 (2.02%) GIS
6 7 (2.02%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.73%) DTV
7 6 (1.73%) LIMS
7 6 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.73%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.44%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.44%) Human Factors
9 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.15%) Life Science
9 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.66%) UNIX
2 33 (9.51%) Windows
3 10 (2.88%) Linux
4 9 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.59%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.73%) Windows XP
5 6 (1.73%) AIX
6 5 (1.44%) VMS
7 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.29%) MVS
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (17.29%) Migration
2 46 (13.26%) Project Management
3 40 (11.53%) Data Analysis
4 37 (10.66%) ITIL
5 33 (9.51%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (8.93%) Test Management
7 29 (8.36%) Test Scripting
8 28 (8.07%) Data Validation
9 27 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (7.78%) SDLC
10 26 (7.49%) Test Planning
10 26 (7.49%) Software Engineering
11 23 (6.63%) Data Modelling
12 22 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (6.05%) Test Strategy
14 20 (5.76%) Data Migration
15 19 (5.48%) ETL
15 19 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (5.19%) Service Delivery
16 18 (5.19%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (21.61%) SQL
2 18 (5.19%) PL/SQL
3 15 (4.32%) C
3 15 (4.32%) Java
4 14 (4.03%) Perl
4 14 (4.03%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.75%) Python
6 11 (3.17%) C#
7 9 (2.59%) VBA
8 8 (2.31%) C++
8 8 (2.31%) MATLAB
9 7 (2.02%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.73%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.44%) VBScript
12 4 (1.15%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.15%) ABAP
12 4 (1.15%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.15%) Embedded C
13 3 (0.86%) SAPscript
13 3 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 76 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 66 (19.02%) SC Cleared
3 38 (10.95%) Degree
4 25 (7.20%) ISEB
5 17 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (4.61%) CCNP
6 16 (4.61%) ISTQB
7 14 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (3.75%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.31%) JNCIS
10 7 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.02%) CCNA
11 6 (1.73%) CCIP
11 6 (1.73%) MCSE
11 6 (1.73%) CISSP
12 5 (1.44%) MCSA
12 5 (1.44%) MCITP
13 3 (0.86%) IIBA
13 3 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.34%) QA
2 14 (4.03%) GAMP
2 14 (4.03%) GxP
3 11 (3.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 10 (2.88%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.73%) JSP 440
5 6 (1.73%) GMP
6 5 (1.44%) SLA
6 5 (1.44%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.29%) GCP
9 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (4.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.02%) XenApp
3 7 (2.02%) vSphere
4 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.58%) vCloud
4 2 (0.58%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 52 (14.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.15%) SCCM
3 3 (0.86%) HP NNM
3 3 (0.86%) OpenView
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.29%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.29%) Nessus
5 1 (0.29%) Nmap
5 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 59 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (13.54%) HP
3 26 (7.49%) Oracle
4 25 (7.20%) Cisco
5 24 (6.92%) SAP
6 15 (4.32%) Juniper
7 12 (3.46%) CheckPoint
8 11 (3.17%) VMware
9 9 (2.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 7 (2.02%) F5
10 7 (2.02%) Mapinfo
11 6 (1.73%) Adobe
11 6 (1.73%) Ab Initio
12 5 (1.44%) Citrix
12 5 (1.44%) Informatica
13 4 (1.15%) Business Objects
13 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.15%) AppSense
13 4 (1.15%) Telelogic
14 3 (0.86%) Huawei
South East
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gillingham, Kent
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harris Global
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Hays Talent Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £60 - £120 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Rate: £38 - £45 per hour + dependant on knowledge of MongoDB
Posted: 25 days ago
Eastbourne
Computer Futures
Rate: £42 - £48 per hour + half day on a Friday
Posted: 25 days ago