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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 114 108 129
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs citing Validation 176 162 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.76% 1.74% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 2.34% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 56 52
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£400 £330 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £466 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £12.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £61.75 £61.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -3.33%
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
7697 6928 6483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.77% 74.51% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4723 3915 3571
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 273 262
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.25 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.30% -23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.44 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +2 52 £379 -5.25% 5
Hampshire -7 33 £430 +17.80% 7
Surrey +9 32 £388 +7.63% 8
Buckinghamshire -16 25 £390 +110.81% 5
Oxfordshire - 11 £490 - 9
West Sussex -8 10 £350 - 1
Kent +5 9 £213 +84.78% 2
East Sussex +2 4 £459 +66.81%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 82 (24.70%) SQL
2 72 (21.69%) Telecoms
3 66 (19.88%) Migration
4 64 (19.28%) Security Cleared
5 51 (15.36%) SC Cleared
6 49 (14.76%) Microsoft
7 48 (14.46%) HP Quality Center
8 47 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
9 46 (13.86%) HP
10 45 (13.55%) XML
11 41 (12.35%) Oracle
12 38 (11.45%) UNIX
12 38 (11.45%) Project Management
12 38 (11.45%) Data Analysis
13 37 (11.14%) Finance
14 36 (10.84%) Degree
15 34 (10.24%) MS Excel
15 34 (10.24%) TCP/IP
16 33 (9.94%) Data Warehouse
16 33 (9.94%) Data Validation
17 31 (9.34%) Test Management
18 29 (8.73%) Test Planning
19 28 (8.43%) Windows
20 27 (8.13%) ITIL
21 26 (7.83%) SDLC
22 25 (7.53%) ETL
22 25 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
22 25 (7.53%) Data Migration
23 24 (7.23%) 3G
24 23 (6.93%) Test Scripting

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 16 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.01%) SAS
3 6 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.20%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.90%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.90%) IIS
6 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.60%) Lync
7 2 (0.60%) CMS
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 34 (10.24%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.42%) MS Office
3 13 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.90%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.30%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.30%) IaaS
2 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) PaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.24%) TCP/IP
2 24 (7.23%) 3G
3 22 (6.63%) LTE
3 22 (6.63%) VoLTE
4 20 (6.02%) Diameter Protocol
5 19 (5.72%) Firewall
6 17 (5.12%) 4G
7 14 (4.22%) VoIP
8 13 (3.92%) VPN
8 13 (3.92%) RNC
9 12 (3.61%) Radio Access Network
10 11 (3.31%) Wireshark
10 11 (3.31%) MPLS
10 11 (3.31%) BGP
10 11 (3.31%) SMS
10 11 (3.31%) UMTS
10 11 (3.31%) WAN
10 11 (3.31%) GPRS
10 11 (3.31%) GSM
10 11 (3.31%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.94%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (5.12%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.61%) DB2
4 10 (3.01%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.51%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.51%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (0.90%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.90%) QlikView
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.60%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.30%) Big Data
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.30%) MS Access
9 1 (0.30%) MySQL
9 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.30%) SAP BI
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (5.42%) SoapUI
2 7 (2.11%) JIRA
3 5 (1.51%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.90%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.60%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.30%) Subversion
7 1 (0.30%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.30%) Maven
7 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.30%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.30%) MSI
7 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.30%) JMeter
7 1 (0.30%) Selenium
7 1 (0.30%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.30%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 72 (21.69%) Telecoms
2 37 (11.14%) Finance
3 18 (5.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (5.12%) Back Office
5 13 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.61%) Front Office
7 10 (3.01%) Banking
8 6 (1.81%) Electronics
9 5 (1.51%) Billing
9 5 (1.51%) Marketing
10 4 (1.20%) Publishing
11 3 (0.90%) Military
12 2 (0.60%) Legal
12 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.60%) Games
13 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 94 (28.31%) Analyst
2 32 (9.64%) Data Analyst
3 29 (8.73%) Test Engineer
3 29 (8.73%) Architect
4 28 (8.43%) Test Analyst
5 24 (7.23%) Developer
6 20 (6.02%) Tester
7 17 (5.12%) Project Manager
8 15 (4.52%) Technical Tester
9 13 (3.92%) Business Analyst
9 13 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (3.61%) Consultant
10 12 (3.61%) Software Engineer
11 10 (3.01%) Designer
12 9 (2.71%) Back Office Engineer
13 8 (2.41%) Test Architect
13 8 (2.41%) Applications Developer
14 7 (2.11%) Web Developer
14 7 (2.11%) Web Applications Developer
14 7 (2.11%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.55%) XML
2 21 (6.33%) HTML
3 19 (5.72%) SOAP
4 17 (5.12%) XML Messaging
5 13 (3.92%) Web Services
6 11 (3.31%) JSON
7 10 (3.01%) CSS
8 4 (1.20%) Visualforce
9 3 (0.90%) SAP PI
9 3 (0.90%) .NET
9 3 (0.90%) SAP ALE
9 3 (0.90%) SAP Smart Forms
9 3 (0.90%) BAPI
9 3 (0.90%) SAP XI
10 2 (0.60%) LAMP
10 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.60%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.30%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Camel
11 1 (0.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.82%) Data Integration
3 13 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.92%) Statistics
4 9 (2.71%) PKI
5 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.11%) Smart Meter
5 7 (2.11%) Human Factors
6 6 (1.81%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.81%) GIS
6 6 (1.81%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.81%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.51%) DTV
7 5 (1.51%) Replication
7 5 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.90%) Life Science
9 3 (0.90%) Chemistry
10 2 (0.60%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.45%) UNIX
2 28 (8.43%) Windows
3 11 (3.31%) Linux
4 8 (2.41%) AIX
4 8 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.81%) MVS
5 6 (1.81%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.51%) VMS
6 5 (1.51%) Windows 2000
6 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (0.90%) Solaris
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.30%) zOS
8 1 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (19.88%) Migration
2 38 (11.45%) Project Management
2 38 (11.45%) Data Analysis
3 33 (9.94%) Data Validation
4 31 (9.34%) Test Management
5 29 (8.73%) Test Planning
6 27 (8.13%) ITIL
7 26 (7.83%) SDLC
8 25 (7.53%) ETL
8 25 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (7.53%) Data Migration
9 23 (6.93%) Test Scripting
10 22 (6.63%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (6.33%) Data Modelling
12 18 (5.42%) Use Case
12 18 (5.42%) Capacity Management
13 17 (5.12%) Test Strategy
13 17 (5.12%) Data Cleansing
14 16 (4.82%) Security Testing
14 16 (4.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 82 (24.70%) SQL
2 22 (6.63%) Perl
3 21 (6.33%) Java
3 21 (6.33%) Shell Script
4 16 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.82%) PL/SQL
5 10 (3.01%) C
6 7 (2.11%) VBA
6 7 (2.11%) Python
6 7 (2.11%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.81%) C++
8 5 (1.51%) VBScript
8 5 (1.51%) MATLAB
9 4 (1.20%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.20%) ABAP
9 4 (1.20%) C#
10 3 (0.90%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.30%) Ada
11 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 64 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 51 (15.36%) SC Cleared
3 36 (10.84%) Degree
4 20 (6.02%) ISTQB
5 15 (4.52%) DV Cleared
6 14 (4.22%) ISEB
6 14 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.31%) CCNP
9 6 (1.81%) CCIP
9 6 (1.81%) CCNA
10 5 (1.51%) MCSA
10 5 (1.51%) JNCIS
10 5 (1.51%) MCTS
10 5 (1.51%) MCITP
11 4 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.20%) MCSE
12 3 (0.90%) CCDP
12 3 (0.90%) CCIE
12 3 (0.90%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.61%) SLA
1 12 (3.61%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.31%) GxP
3 8 (2.41%) QA
3 8 (2.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 8 (2.41%) GAMP
4 5 (1.51%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.60%) GMP
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (2.71%) Active Directory
1 9 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.51%) vSphere
3 4 (1.20%) XenApp
3 4 (1.20%) Firmware
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 48 (14.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.81%) SCCM
2 6 (1.81%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.90%) OpenView
3 3 (0.90%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 49 (14.76%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.86%) HP
3 41 (12.35%) Oracle
4 19 (5.72%) Cisco
5 16 (4.82%) SAP
6 9 (2.71%) Juniper
6 9 (2.71%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.71%) VMware
7 8 (2.41%) WorldPay
8 7 (2.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 6 (1.81%) Ab Initio
9 6 (1.81%) Adobe
10 5 (1.51%) Informatica
11 4 (1.20%) Citrix
11 4 (1.20%) Huawei
11 4 (1.20%) Mapinfo
11 4 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.20%) Telelogic
11 4 (1.20%) F5
12 3 (0.90%) SevOne
Portsmouth, Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £13 - 18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £18.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago