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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 95 138 133
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 170 109 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.83% 1.26% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 1.77% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 51 55
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£347 £370 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% +8.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £190 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £361
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £32.00 £24.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.75 £66.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
Validation
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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
6818 6171 7091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.46% 71.56% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3853 3428 3388
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 250 313
Average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +21 52 £400 +6.66% 3
Hampshire +1 41 £348 +5.45% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 29 £189 -51.29% 2
Surrey +18 27 £368 -13.52% 7
Kent -9 5 £115 -64.34%
West Sussex 0 4 - - 6
East Sussex -10 3 £275 -21.42%
Middlesex -2 2 £140 -49.09%
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
Validation
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 68 (21.45%) Telecoms
2 65 (20.50%) Microsoft
3 59 (18.61%) Windows
4 55 (17.35%) Security Cleared
5 54 (17.03%) Project Management
6 49 (15.46%) MS Excel
7 47 (14.83%) LTE
8 44 (13.88%) Data Validation
9 41 (12.93%) Finance
10 40 (12.62%) SQL
10 40 (12.62%) MS Office
10 40 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
11 39 (12.30%) CRM
11 39 (12.30%) XML
12 38 (11.99%) Degree
13 37 (11.67%) HTML
13 37 (11.67%) Migration
14 36 (11.36%) .NET
15 34 (10.73%) UNIX
15 34 (10.73%) HP
16 33 (10.41%) Oracle
16 33 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (10.09%) 3G
17 32 (10.09%) Linux
18 30 (9.46%) Java
18 30 (9.46%) TCP/IP
18 30 (9.46%) SC Cleared
19 29 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (9.15%) ITIL
19 29 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 8 (2.52%) MS Exchange
1 8 (2.52%) Tomcat
1 8 (2.52%) Confluence
2 6 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.58%) Documentum
3 5 (1.58%) Mule
3 5 (1.58%) IIS
4 4 (1.26%) Oracle Spatial
4 4 (1.26%) ArcGIS
5 3 (0.95%) SAS
5 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.63%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.63%) SAP EP
6 2 (0.63%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.63%) WordPress
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 49 (15.46%) MS Excel
2 40 (12.62%) MS Office
3 17 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.47%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (3.47%) MS Visio
5 9 (2.84%) MS Project
6 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 12 (3.79%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 3 (0.95%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.95%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.95%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.63%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.63%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.63%) SAP MRS
4 2 (0.63%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.58%) Force.com
2 3 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (14.83%) LTE
2 32 (10.09%) 3G
3 30 (9.46%) TCP/IP
4 20 (6.31%) SNMP
5 19 (5.99%) VoIP
6 17 (5.36%) SSL
7 15 (4.73%) Ethernet
7 15 (4.73%) Wireshark
7 15 (4.73%) Firewall
7 15 (4.73%) Radio Access Network
8 14 (4.42%) VoLTE
9 13 (4.10%) IPsec
9 13 (4.10%) UMTS
9 13 (4.10%) DNS
9 13 (4.10%) MPLS
10 12 (3.79%) BGP
10 12 (3.79%) HTTPS
11 10 (3.15%) VPN
11 10 (3.15%) OSPF
11 10 (3.15%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.36%) MySQL
3 13 (4.10%) MS Access
3 13 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.47%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.21%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.32%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.32%) Big Data
11 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
11 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 16 (5.05%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.15%) JUnit
2 10 (3.15%) Subversion
2 10 (3.15%) JIRA
3 7 (2.21%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.58%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (1.26%) Ant
5 4 (1.26%) MSI
6 3 (0.95%) Selenium
6 3 (0.95%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.95%) TestDirector
6 3 (0.95%) LSMW
6 3 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
6 3 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.63%) Maven
7 2 (0.63%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.32%) Lombardi
8 1 (0.32%) Firebug
8 1 (0.32%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
General
1 68 (21.45%) Telecoms
2 41 (12.93%) Finance
3 13 (4.10%) Billing
4 12 (3.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (3.15%) Marketing
6 7 (2.21%) Electronics
6 7 (2.21%) Legal
7 5 (1.58%) Retail
8 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.26%) Military
9 3 (0.95%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.63%) German Language
10 2 (0.63%) Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (24.92%) Analyst
2 33 (10.41%) Business Analyst
3 32 (10.09%) Developer
4 28 (8.83%) Consultant
5 21 (6.62%) Architect
6 14 (4.42%) Test Engineer
7 13 (4.10%) Test Analyst
7 13 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
7 13 (4.10%) Design Engineer
8 12 (3.79%) Software Engineer
9 11 (3.47%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.47%) Technical Leader
10 10 (3.15%) CRM Consultant
10 10 (3.15%) Microsoft Consultant
10 10 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 10 (3.15%) Designer
10 10 (3.15%) Senior Architect
10 10 (3.15%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
11 9 (2.84%) Senior Developer
11 9 (2.84%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (12.30%) XML
2 37 (11.67%) HTML
3 36 (11.36%) .NET
4 23 (7.26%) ASP.NET
4 23 (7.26%) CSS
5 21 (6.62%) JSP
6 14 (4.42%) Web Services
7 13 (4.10%) XSD
7 13 (4.10%) Ajax
8 12 (3.79%) J2EE
8 12 (3.79%) jQuery
9 11 (3.47%) Spring
10 10 (3.15%) WSDL
11 8 (2.52%) Spring MVC
11 8 (2.52%) SOAP
12 6 (1.89%) REST
13 5 (1.58%) RESTful
13 5 (1.58%) Visualforce
14 4 (1.26%) ArcObjects
15 3 (0.95%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 40 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.21%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.21%) Device Driver
5 7 (2.21%) NHS
6 6 (1.89%) Firmware
6 6 (1.89%) Data Conversion
6 6 (1.89%) PKI
7 4 (1.26%) Statistics
7 4 (1.26%) FMCG
7 4 (1.26%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.26%) GIS
8 3 (0.95%) Replication
8 3 (0.95%) CLARiiON
8 3 (0.95%) DTV
8 3 (0.95%) W3C
8 3 (0.95%) Life Science
9 2 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 59 (18.61%) Windows
2 34 (10.73%) UNIX
3 32 (10.09%) Linux
4 24 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.73%) Windows XP
7 14 (4.42%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.47%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.63%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) VMS
11 1 (0.32%) zOS
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.03%) Project Management
2 44 (13.88%) Data Validation
3 39 (12.30%) CRM
4 37 (11.67%) Migration
5 33 (10.41%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (9.15%) ITIL
7 21 (6.62%) Test Scripting
8 19 (5.99%) Configuration Management
9 18 (5.68%) Software Testing
9 18 (5.68%) Data Migration
9 18 (5.68%) Test Strategy
10 17 (5.36%) Workflow
11 16 (5.05%) Business Analysis
12 15 (4.73%) Unit Testing
13 14 (4.42%) Integration Testing
13 14 (4.42%) Software Engineering
13 14 (4.42%) E-Commerce
13 14 (4.42%) Data Modelling
13 14 (4.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.62%) SQL
2 30 (9.46%) Java
3 27 (8.52%) JavaScript
4 16 (5.05%) C#
5 14 (4.42%) PowerShell
6 10 (3.15%) VBScript
7 9 (2.84%) C++
8 8 (2.52%) Perl
9 7 (2.21%) C
9 7 (2.21%) ABAP
10 6 (1.89%) VBA
11 5 (1.58%) Python
11 5 (1.58%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.58%) SOQL
11 5 (1.58%) SOSL
12 4 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.95%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.95%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.63%) Ada
Qualifications
1 55 (17.35%) Security Cleared
2 38 (11.99%) Degree
3 30 (9.46%) SC Cleared
4 29 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.31%) DV Cleared
6 15 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (4.42%) ISTQB
8 13 (4.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 13 (4.10%) MCSE
9 9 (2.84%) CCIE
10 7 (2.21%) ISEB
10 7 (2.21%) MCITP
11 6 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.58%) CCNP
12 5 (1.58%) PMP
12 5 (1.58%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.95%) MCP
13 3 (0.95%) CCNA
13 3 (0.95%) MCSA
13 3 (0.95%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.36%) QA
2 11 (3.47%) SLA
3 10 (3.15%) GxP
4 3 (0.95%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.95%) WCAG
4 3 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.63%) GAMP
6 1 (0.32%) GCP
6 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.32%) CDISC
6 1 (0.32%) DO-178B
System Software
1 23 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.47%) Nmap
2 11 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
4 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 11 (3.47%) Nessus
3 6 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.89%) SCCM
4 5 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.32%) Salt
7 1 (0.32%) WSUS
7 1 (0.32%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.32%) Puppet
7 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (20.50%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.73%) HP
3 33 (10.41%) Oracle
4 26 (8.20%) SAP
5 21 (6.62%) Cisco
6 20 (6.31%) VMware
7 14 (4.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 12 (3.79%) Huawei
8 12 (3.79%) Juniper
8 12 (3.79%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (2.84%) Ericsson
10 8 (2.52%) Nokia
10 8 (2.52%) Radware
10 8 (2.52%) Redback
10 8 (2.52%) hybris
11 7 (2.21%) Informatica
11 7 (2.21%) Business Objects
11 7 (2.21%) PeopleSoft
12 6 (1.89%) EMC
12 6 (1.89%) CheckPoint
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