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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 91 111 123
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 199 134 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.01% 1.57% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.75% 2.21% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 51 37
Average daily rate
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£349 £418 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% +19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £240 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 17
Average hourly rate £28.00 £29.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% -11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £19.33 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.94 £39.50 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -5.55%
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
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +25 76 £356 +18.75% 7
Buckinghamshire +23 42 £290 -17.14% 7
Hampshire -16 35 £348 -18.11% 7
Surrey -2 18 £315 -30.38% 2
Oxfordshire - 8 £425 - 3
West Sussex 0 7 £375 -
East Sussex -2 3 £500 -9.09% 1
Kent -13 3 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 94 (25.82%) Microsoft
1 94 (25.82%) Telecoms
2 67 (18.41%) Security Cleared
3 65 (17.86%) SQL
3 65 (17.86%) MS Excel
4 64 (17.58%) Windows
5 57 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (15.11%) SC Cleared
7 54 (14.84%) Degree
8 49 (13.46%) ITIL
9 48 (13.19%) Project Management
9 48 (13.19%) LTE
10 43 (11.81%) 3G
11 42 (11.54%) Linux
12 40 (10.99%) Data Validation
13 39 (10.71%) MS Office
13 39 (10.71%) Finance
13 39 (10.71%) Migration
14 33 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
15 32 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (8.52%) Active Directory
16 31 (8.52%) XML
16 31 (8.52%) Test Strategy
17 30 (8.24%) Cisco
18 29 (7.97%) HP
18 29 (7.97%) UNIX
18 29 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
19 28 (7.69%) Firewall
20 27 (7.42%) User Acceptance Testing
21 26 (7.14%) Test Scripting

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 14 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.02%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.37%) Mule
6 4 (1.10%) CMS
7 3 (0.82%) LiveCycle
7 3 (0.82%) Lync
8 2 (0.55%) SAS
8 2 (0.55%) WordPress
8 2 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.27%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.27%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 65 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 39 (10.71%) MS Office
3 19 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.30%) MS Project
6 11 (3.02%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.82%) TrackWise
3 3 (0.82%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.55%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.55%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.55%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (13.19%) LTE
2 43 (11.81%) 3G
3 28 (7.69%) Firewall
4 26 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 26 (7.14%) Radio Access Network
5 23 (6.32%) VoLTE
6 21 (5.77%) 4G
7 20 (5.49%) MPLS
7 20 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (5.22%) SSL
9 18 (4.95%) DNS
10 17 (4.67%) VPN
11 15 (4.12%) Network Security
11 15 (4.12%) DHCP
11 15 (4.12%) SNMP
11 15 (4.12%) BGP
12 14 (3.85%) OSPF
12 14 (3.85%) IPsec
13 13 (3.57%) Internet
14 12 (3.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.85%) MS Access
3 13 (3.57%) MySQL
4 12 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.10%) SAP BW
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.82%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.27%) IDOL
10 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (1.65%) TestDirector
1 6 (1.65%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.37%) JUnit
3 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.82%) LSMW
4 3 (0.82%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.55%) PHPUnit
5 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.55%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.55%) Selenium
5 2 (0.55%) Zend Studio
5 2 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 94 (25.82%) Telecoms
2 39 (10.71%) Finance
3 17 (4.67%) Billing
4 15 (4.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (3.02%) Legal
6 6 (1.65%) Marketing
7 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.82%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.82%) German Language
9 2 (0.55%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 76 (20.88%) Analyst
2 32 (8.79%) Developer
3 25 (6.87%) Test Engineer
4 23 (6.32%) Business Analyst
5 19 (5.22%) Project Manager
5 19 (5.22%) Designer
6 18 (4.95%) Design Engineer
7 17 (4.67%) Test Analyst
8 15 (4.12%) Consultant
9 12 (3.30%) Architect
10 11 (3.02%) Tester
11 10 (2.75%) Test Leader
11 10 (2.75%) IP Engineer
11 10 (2.75%) Test Manager
11 10 (2.75%) Data Analyst
12 9 (2.47%) Voice Engineer
12 9 (2.47%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.20%) Software Engineer
13 8 (2.20%) Database Developer
13 8 (2.20%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.52%) XML
2 20 (5.49%) HTML
3 18 (4.95%) .NET
4 12 (3.30%) Web Services
5 11 (3.02%) JSP
6 10 (2.75%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.92%) Software Packaging
8 6 (1.65%) J2EE
8 6 (1.65%) CSS
9 5 (1.37%) ODBC
9 5 (1.37%) XSD
9 5 (1.37%) REST
10 4 (1.10%) Drools
10 4 (1.10%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.82%) Ajax
11 3 (0.82%) jQuery
11 3 (0.82%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.55%) Sass
12 2 (0.55%) LESS
12 2 (0.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.75%) Replication
4 10 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.20%) Smart Meter
5 8 (2.20%) Data Conversion
6 7 (1.92%) PKI
6 7 (1.92%) SecurID
6 7 (1.92%) NHS
7 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.10%) User Experience
8 4 (1.10%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.10%) Clustering
9 3 (0.82%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.82%) Open Source
10 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.55%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.58%) Windows
2 42 (11.54%) Linux
3 29 (7.97%) UNIX
4 26 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.40%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.47%) Windows XP
8 6 (1.65%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.55%) openSUSE
9 2 (0.55%) CentOS
9 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.46%) ITIL
2 48 (13.19%) Project Management
3 40 (10.99%) Data Validation
4 39 (10.71%) Migration
5 33 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (8.52%) Test Strategy
7 29 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (7.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (7.14%) Test Scripting
10 20 (5.49%) CRM
10 20 (5.49%) Software Testing
11 19 (5.22%) ETL
12 18 (4.95%) Configuration Management
12 18 (4.95%) Change Management
13 17 (4.67%) Requirements Analysis
13 17 (4.67%) V-Model
13 17 (4.67%) Scrum
13 17 (4.67%) Workflow
14 16 (4.40%) Test Management
14 16 (4.40%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 65 (17.86%) SQL
2 21 (5.77%) Java
3 13 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.30%) Perl
4 12 (3.30%) C
5 11 (3.02%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.20%) C#
6 8 (2.20%) VBScript
7 7 (1.92%) Python
7 7 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.37%) VBA
8 5 (1.37%) C++
9 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.55%) Pascal
10 2 (0.55%) Ada
10 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.55%) PHP
10 2 (0.55%) Ruby
11 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.27%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 67 (18.41%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.11%) SC Cleared
3 54 (14.84%) Degree
4 32 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (6.04%) MCSE
5 22 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (4.67%) CCNP
7 16 (4.40%) MCITP
8 14 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 12 (3.30%) ISEB
10 10 (2.75%) MCP
11 9 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (2.47%) CISSP
12 8 (2.20%) CCIE
12 8 (2.20%) MCSA
12 8 (2.20%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (1.65%) CCNA
15 4 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.59%) QA
2 14 (3.85%) SLA
3 10 (2.75%) GxP
4 8 (2.20%) PCI DSS
5 7 (1.92%) Solvency II
6 5 (1.37%) GAMP
6 5 (1.37%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.10%) GMP
7 4 (1.10%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.55%) WCAG
10 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.27%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.27%) DO-254
System Software
1 31 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.65%) Firmware
3 6 (1.65%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.65%) Nmap
4 4 (1.10%) XenApp
4 4 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.82%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 20 (5.49%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.65%) FortiGate
3 6 (1.65%) Nessus
3 6 (1.65%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.82%) SCCM
4 3 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (0.82%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 94 (25.82%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.24%) Cisco
3 29 (7.97%) HP
4 25 (6.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 25 (6.87%) Oracle
5 24 (6.59%) VMware
6 22 (6.04%) CheckPoint
6 22 (6.04%) SAP
7 17 (4.67%) Business Objects
7 17 (4.67%) F5
8 14 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.30%) Ericsson
10 10 (2.75%) Juniper
10 10 (2.75%) Huawei
11 9 (2.47%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (2.47%) Informatica
12 8 (2.20%) CA
12 8 (2.20%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.92%) McAfee
13 7 (1.92%) Nokia
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