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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 140 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-30 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 138 161 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.73% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.20% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 55
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £365
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 14
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
7459 7329 6781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 78.67% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 4179 3772
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 258 277
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -9 49 £300 -14.28% 10
Hampshire -24 34 £351 +7.51% 4
Surrey +3 18 £413 +17.85% 7
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £210 -40.00% 9
West Sussex -26 5 £490 +56.80% 2
East Sussex 0 3 £350 -15.15% 1
Middlesex -4 2 £350 -6.66%
Kent - 2 £515 - 3
Oxfordshire 0 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 63 (21.80%) Security Cleared
2 48 (16.61%) SQL
3 46 (15.92%) SC Cleared
4 43 (14.88%) Finance
5 41 (14.19%) Project Management
6 38 (13.15%) Data Analysis
7 37 (12.80%) Microsoft
8 36 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
9 34 (11.76%) Test Scripting
10 33 (11.42%) Degree
11 32 (11.07%) MS Office
12 31 (10.73%) HP
13 29 (10.03%) MS Excel
13 29 (10.03%) Migration
14 28 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (9.00%) Oracle
16 25 (8.65%) SharePoint
17 24 (8.30%) Data Validation
18 23 (7.96%) Configuration Management
19 22 (7.61%) ITIL
20 21 (7.27%) XML
21 20 (6.92%) Web Services
21 20 (6.92%) SQL Server
21 20 (6.92%) TCP/IP
21 20 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
21 20 (6.92%) Statistics
22 19 (6.57%) SAP
22 19 (6.57%) Telecoms
23 18 (6.23%) Front Office
23 18 (6.23%) Back Office

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 25 (8.65%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (2.77%) SAS
4 4 (1.38%) Confluence
5 3 (1.04%) Node.js
5 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.35%) CMS
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (11.07%) MS Office
2 29 (10.03%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.77%) MS Project
4 4 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.69%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (0.69%) Primavera
2 2 (0.69%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.69%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle iStore
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.35%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.38%) Force.com
2 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.69%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.92%) TCP/IP
2 18 (6.23%) DNS
3 10 (3.46%) Diameter Protocol
3 10 (3.46%) LDAP
3 10 (3.46%) SNMP
4 9 (3.11%) 3G
4 9 (3.11%) VoIP
5 7 (2.42%) 4G
5 7 (2.42%) Firewall
5 7 (2.42%) Kerberos
5 7 (2.42%) SMTP
5 7 (2.42%) Value-Added Service
5 7 (2.42%) X.500
6 5 (1.73%) LAN
6 5 (1.73%) LTE
6 5 (1.73%) MVNO
6 5 (1.73%) WAN
7 3 (1.04%) IPsec
7 3 (1.04%) SMS
7 3 (1.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.46%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.73%) Big Data
4 5 (1.73%) DB2
5 3 (1.04%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (1.04%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.04%) OLAP
6 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.69%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.69%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (4.50%) JUnit
2 10 (3.46%) Eclipse
2 10 (3.46%) Selenium
3 8 (2.77%) SoapUI
4 7 (2.42%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.42%) Maven
4 7 (2.42%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (2.42%) WiX
5 6 (2.08%) JIRA
5 6 (2.08%) Subversion
6 5 (1.73%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.04%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.04%) TestComplete
7 3 (1.04%) WATIR
8 2 (0.69%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.69%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.69%) Protractor
9 1 (0.35%) Ant
9 1 (0.35%) AppScan
General
1 43 (14.88%) Finance
2 19 (6.57%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.23%) Back Office
3 18 (6.23%) Front Office
4 16 (5.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 14 (4.84%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.46%) Retail
7 8 (2.77%) French Language
7 8 (2.77%) German Language
8 7 (2.42%) Marketing
9 5 (1.73%) Aerospace
10 4 (1.38%) Electronics
11 3 (1.04%) Banking
12 2 (0.69%) Games
12 2 (0.69%) Legal
12 2 (0.69%) Military
13 1 (0.35%) Avionics
13 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (24.22%) Analyst
2 28 (9.69%) Consultant
3 27 (9.34%) Developer
4 19 (6.57%) Data Analyst
4 19 (6.57%) Test Analyst
5 17 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 14 (4.84%) Business Analyst
6 14 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (3.46%) Back Office Engineer
8 9 (3.11%) Architect
8 9 (3.11%) Transition Analyst
9 8 (2.77%) Active Directory Engineer
9 8 (2.77%) Java Developer
9 8 (2.77%) Software Developer
9 8 (2.77%) Validation Specialist
10 7 (2.42%) J2EE Developer
10 7 (2.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 7 (2.42%) SharePoint Engineer
10 7 (2.42%) Support Engineer
10 7 (2.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.27%) XML
2 20 (6.92%) Web Services
3 12 (4.15%) SOAP
4 10 (3.46%) jQuery
4 10 (3.46%) Spring
5 8 (2.77%) .NET
5 8 (2.77%) HTML
5 8 (2.77%) J2EE
5 8 (2.77%) XML Messaging
6 7 (2.42%) CSS
6 7 (2.42%) Hibernate
6 7 (2.42%) JSP
7 5 (1.73%) Ajax
7 5 (1.73%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.73%) REST
7 5 (1.73%) RESTful
7 5 (1.73%) Servlets
7 5 (1.73%) Struts
7 5 (1.73%) Visualforce
8 4 (1.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.46%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.92%) Statistics
3 15 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.46%) Smart Meter
6 9 (3.11%) Replication
7 8 (2.77%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.77%) PKI
8 6 (2.08%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.08%) Data Extraction
8 6 (2.08%) FMCG
8 6 (2.08%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.73%) SCADA
10 4 (1.38%) Chemistry
10 4 (1.38%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.23%) Unix
2 15 (5.19%) Linux
3 10 (3.46%) Windows
4 5 (1.73%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.04%) Android
5 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.69%) MVS
6 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.35%) pSOS
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
7 1 (0.35%) VMS
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.19%) Project Management
2 38 (13.15%) Data Analysis
3 34 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 29 (10.03%) Migration
5 28 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (8.30%) Data Validation
7 23 (7.96%) Configuration Management
8 22 (7.61%) ITIL
9 18 (6.23%) Capacity Management
9 18 (6.23%) Functional Testing
9 18 (6.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (5.88%) Use Case
11 16 (5.54%) Change Management
11 16 (5.54%) Service Management
12 15 (5.19%) GAP Analysis
12 15 (5.19%) ITIL V3
12 15 (5.19%) Network Design
13 14 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (4.84%) Test Management
13 14 (4.84%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 48 (16.61%) SQL
2 17 (5.88%) Java
3 11 (3.81%) C
4 10 (3.46%) C++
4 10 (3.46%) PHP
5 9 (3.11%) C#
6 8 (2.77%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.77%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.73%) Apex Code
7 5 (1.73%) Python
7 5 (1.73%) VBA
8 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.04%) SOQL
9 3 (1.04%) SOSL
10 2 (0.69%) R
11 1 (0.35%) Erlang
11 1 (0.35%) Korn
11 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 63 (21.80%) Security Cleared
2 46 (15.92%) SC Cleared
3 33 (11.42%) Degree
4 13 (4.50%) DV Cleared
4 13 (4.50%) ISTQB
5 10 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.77%) MCP
7 8 (2.77%) MCTS
8 7 (2.42%) CCNA
8 7 (2.42%) Sun Certification
9 5 (1.73%) ISEB
10 3 (1.04%) CCNP
10 3 (1.04%) CISSP
10 3 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.04%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.04%) PMP
10 3 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.69%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.19%) Data Quality
2 14 (4.84%) QA
3 11 (3.81%) SLA
4 9 (3.11%) GxP
5 6 (2.08%) GMP
6 2 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.35%) JTAG
7 1 (0.35%) RMADS
7 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.42%) Firmware
3 4 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.73%) SCCM
3 2 (0.69%) Ansible
3 2 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.69%) SCOM
3 2 (0.69%) vRealize
4 1 (0.35%) Endace
4 1 (0.35%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.35%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.35%) vMotion
4 1 (0.35%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 37 (12.80%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.73%) HP
3 26 (9.00%) Oracle
4 19 (6.57%) SAP
5 10 (3.46%) JD Edwards
6 7 (2.42%) Huawei
6 7 (2.42%) Sun
7 6 (2.08%) Cisco
7 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.08%) VMware
8 3 (1.04%) BMC
8 3 (1.04%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.04%) F5
8 3 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.04%) NetApp
8 3 (1.04%) Remedy
8 3 (1.04%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.04%) Telerik
9 2 (0.69%) Anaplan
9 2 (0.69%) LogRhythm
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