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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 121 98 110
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 148 179 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.73% 1.89% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 2.44% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 86 63
Average daily rate £363 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £510 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £26.26 £23.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.75 £42.50 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
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
6805 7324 6228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 77.35% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4175 4011 3318
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 240 261
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £45.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 8 February 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 -6 45 £381 +3.38% 7
Hampshire +8 42 £320 -20.69% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 23 £339 +14.91% 3
West Sussex +4 15 £400 -11.11%
Surrey -1 11 £413 +0.60% 6
East Sussex +8 4 £285 -27.38% 4
Middlesex 0 2 £400 +77.77%
Oxfordshire -2 2 £525 +19.31% 1
Kent -4 1 £188 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 68 (23.45%) SQL
2 54 (18.62%) Security Cleared
3 47 (16.21%) Finance
4 44 (15.17%) MS Excel
4 44 (15.17%) Degree
5 40 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 40 (13.79%) Project Management
5 40 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (13.45%) Data Quality
6 39 (13.45%) SC Cleared
7 37 (12.76%) Data Validation
8 33 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (10.34%) Oracle
10 27 (9.31%) Data Analysis
11 26 (8.97%) MS Office
12 24 (8.28%) SharePoint
12 24 (8.28%) Migration
13 22 (7.59%) DNS
13 22 (7.59%) HP
13 22 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
13 22 (7.59%) Computer Science
14 21 (7.24%) Test Scripting
14 21 (7.24%) TCP/IP
14 21 (7.24%) Risk Management
15 20 (6.90%) SQL Server
15 20 (6.90%) Data Cleansing
16 19 (6.55%) Statistics
16 19 (6.55%) Banking
17 18 (6.21%) QA
18 17 (5.86%) Test Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 24 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.83%) SAS
3 8 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.03%) CMS
5 3 (1.03%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.69%) Confluence
7 1 (0.34%) Node.js
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (15.17%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.97%) MS Office
3 22 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.03%) MS Project
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%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Primavera
3 1 (0.34%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.34%) JDE EnterpriseOne
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%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.69%) Force.com
2 2 (0.69%) GitHub
2 2 (0.69%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) IaaS
3 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.59%) DNS
2 21 (7.24%) TCP/IP
3 15 (5.17%) SNMP
4 14 (4.83%) Diameter Protocol
5 11 (3.79%) 3G
5 11 (3.79%) VoIP
6 10 (3.45%) BGP
6 10 (3.45%) SMTP
7 9 (3.10%) MPLS
7 9 (3.10%) OSPF
8 7 (2.41%) LDAP
9 6 (2.07%) 4G
9 6 (2.07%) LTE
9 6 (2.07%) RIP
9 6 (2.07%) VPN
10 5 (1.72%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.72%) SSH
10 5 (1.72%) VoLTE
10 5 (1.72%) WAN
10 5 (1.72%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.79%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.76%) DB2
5 8 (2.76%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.07%) Base SAS
7 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 2 (0.69%) GIS
9 2 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.69%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.34%) MySQL
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.34%) QlikView
10 1 (0.34%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.10%) JUnit
1 9 (3.10%) Selenium
2 6 (2.07%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.07%) SoapUI
2 6 (2.07%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.72%) HP UFT
3 5 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (1.72%) TestComplete
3 5 (1.72%) WATIR
4 4 (1.38%) JIRA
4 4 (1.38%) Maven
4 4 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.03%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.03%) WiX
6 2 (0.69%) Ant
6 2 (0.69%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.69%) MSI
6 2 (0.69%) TestDirector
General
1 47 (16.21%) Finance
2 19 (6.55%) Banking
3 17 (5.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 17 (5.86%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.52%) Back Office
5 15 (5.17%) Front Office
6 11 (3.79%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.45%) Marketing
8 9 (3.10%) Aerospace
9 7 (2.41%) Billing
9 7 (2.41%) Games
10 6 (2.07%) Electronics
11 4 (1.38%) French Language
11 4 (1.38%) German Language
12 3 (1.03%) Automotive
12 3 (1.03%) Retail
13 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.34%) Publishing
14 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (28.62%) Analyst
2 29 (10.00%) Developer
3 21 (7.24%) Business Analyst
4 20 (6.90%) Consultant
4 20 (6.90%) Data Analyst
4 20 (6.90%) Test Analyst
5 15 (5.17%) Back Office Engineer
5 15 (5.17%) Test Engineer
6 14 (4.83%) Financial Analyst
7 11 (3.79%) Project Manager
7 11 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (3.10%) Designer
9 8 (2.76%) Architect
9 8 (2.76%) Integration Engineer
9 8 (2.76%) SharePoint Engineer
10 7 (2.41%) Junior
11 6 (2.07%) Applications Developer
11 6 (2.07%) Quality Manager
11 6 (2.07%) SAP Consultant
11 6 (2.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.17%) XML
2 14 (4.83%) Web Services
3 8 (2.76%) .NET
4 7 (2.41%) HTML
4 7 (2.41%) jQuery
4 7 (2.41%) SOAP
5 6 (2.07%) XML Messaging
6 5 (1.72%) Hibernate
6 5 (1.72%) Spring
7 4 (1.38%) CSS
7 4 (1.38%) J2EE
7 4 (1.38%) JSP
7 4 (1.38%) Servlets
7 4 (1.38%) Silverlight
7 4 (1.38%) Struts
8 3 (1.03%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.03%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.69%) REST
9 2 (0.69%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 19 (6.55%) Statistics
4 11 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.41%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.07%) Replication
7 5 (1.72%) Data Extraction
7 5 (1.72%) PKI
7 5 (1.72%) PMI
8 4 (1.38%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.38%) Chemistry
8 4 (1.38%) DTV
8 4 (1.38%) IPTV
8 4 (1.38%) MPEG
8 4 (1.38%) NHS
8 4 (1.38%) Streaming Video
8 4 (1.38%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.83%) Unix
2 10 (3.45%) Linux
2 10 (3.45%) Windows
3 5 (1.72%) MVS
4 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.69%) Android
5 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.34%) AIX
6 1 (0.34%) HPUX
6 1 (0.34%) Solaris
6 1 (0.34%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.79%) Project Management
2 37 (12.76%) Data Validation
3 33 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (9.31%) Data Analysis
5 24 (8.28%) Migration
6 21 (7.24%) Risk Management
6 21 (7.24%) Test Scripting
7 20 (6.90%) Data Cleansing
8 17 (5.86%) Test Management
8 17 (5.86%) Test Planning
8 17 (5.86%) UML
9 16 (5.52%) Capacity Management
10 15 (5.17%) Change Management
10 15 (5.17%) Data Migration
10 15 (5.17%) ITIL
11 14 (4.83%) CRM
11 14 (4.83%) Functional Testing
11 14 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (4.48%) Test Strategy
13 12 (4.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.45%) SQL
2 14 (4.83%) Java
3 10 (3.45%) C
4 9 (3.10%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.76%) C#
5 8 (2.76%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.76%) VBA
6 6 (2.07%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.07%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.38%) C++
8 3 (1.03%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.03%) PHP
8 3 (1.03%) Python
9 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.69%) Perl
9 2 (0.69%) VB
9 2 (0.69%) VB6
10 1 (0.34%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 54 (18.62%) Security Cleared
2 44 (15.17%) Degree
3 39 (13.45%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.17%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.10%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.10%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.76%) MCP
6 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.41%) ISEB
8 6 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.07%) MCTS
9 5 (1.72%) PMP
10 4 (1.38%) Sun Certification
11 3 (1.03%) CCNA
12 2 (0.69%) CCNP
12 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.69%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.69%) JNCIS
12 2 (0.69%) MCSE
12 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (13.45%) Data Quality
2 18 (6.21%) QA
3 15 (5.17%) SLA
4 6 (2.07%) GxP
5 5 (1.72%) GMP
6 3 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.69%) GAMP
8 1 (0.34%) CDISC
8 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.38%) Firmware
3 3 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.69%) Ansible
2 2 (0.69%) SCCM
2 2 (0.69%) vRealize
3 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 40 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.34%) Oracle
3 22 (7.59%) HP
4 17 (5.86%) SAP
5 12 (4.14%) Huawei
6 9 (3.10%) Cisco
7 5 (1.72%) Adobe
7 5 (1.72%) Sun
7 5 (1.72%) Telerik
8 4 (1.38%) Apple
8 4 (1.38%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.38%) Juniper
8 4 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.38%) WorldPay
9 3 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.03%) Nokia
9 3 (1.03%) Progress
9 3 (1.03%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.03%) Tektronix
9 3 (1.03%) VMware
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