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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 119 116 107
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 137 161 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.62% 1.65% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 2.07% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 72 55
Median daily rate £400 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £201 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £499 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.51% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 12
Median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.97 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
6909 7778 7081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.65% 79.75% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4778 3950
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 264 272
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +72.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.41 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +12 50 £340 -2.85% 3
Hampshire +8 30 £475 +10.46% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 13 £410 +29.74% 2
West Sussex +2 12 £413 +17.85% 2
Surrey -5 10 £350 -6.66% 3
M4 Corridor - 6 - -
Oxfordshire -13 5 £450 -9.54%
Middlesex +2 2 £375 -
Kent +1 2 £338 +58.82%
Isle of Wight - 2 - -
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 59 (21.45%) SQL
2 53 (19.27%) Finance
3 38 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (12.73%) Security Cleared
5 34 (12.36%) Java
6 33 (12.00%) Migration
6 33 (12.00%) Project Management
7 31 (11.27%) MS Excel
8 30 (10.91%) Change Management
8 30 (10.91%) Test Scripting
8 30 (10.91%) Data Validation
9 29 (10.55%) Degree
9 29 (10.55%) SAP
9 29 (10.55%) Microsoft
10 28 (10.18%) SC Cleared
11 27 (9.82%) ITIL
11 27 (9.82%) MS Office
12 26 (9.45%) Configuration Management
12 26 (9.45%) Data Analysis
13 25 (9.09%) QA
13 25 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (9.09%) Scrum
14 24 (8.73%) Pharmaceutical
14 24 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (8.36%) JIRA
15 23 (8.36%) Business Analysis
16 22 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (7.27%) Unix
18 20 (7.27%) Data Migration

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 17 (6.18%) Confluence
2 11 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.18%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.82%) Apache
4 5 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.82%) GemFire
4 5 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.45%) SAS
6 3 (1.09%) CMS
6 3 (1.09%) JBoss
7 2 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.73%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.36%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 27 (9.82%) MS Office
3 9 (3.27%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.36%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.36%) Simulink
6 1 (0.36%) Solid Edge
6 1 (0.36%) SPSS
6 1 (0.36%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.36%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.18%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.45%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.09%) SAP APO
4 2 (0.73%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.73%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.36%) HFM
5 1 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.36%) Magento
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.82%) GitHub
2 5 (1.82%) PaaS
3 2 (0.73%) Office 365
3 2 (0.73%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.36%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.36%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.91%) LDAP
2 7 (2.55%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.82%) DNS
3 5 (1.82%) SNMP
4 4 (1.45%) BGP
4 4 (1.45%) LAN
4 4 (1.45%) SSL
4 4 (1.45%) Value-Added Service
5 3 (1.09%) Firewall
5 3 (1.09%) MPLS
5 3 (1.09%) VoIP
5 3 (1.09%) VoLTE
5 3 (1.09%) VPN
6 2 (0.73%) DHCP
6 2 (0.73%) IPsec
6 2 (0.73%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.73%) RIP
6 2 (0.73%) SAN
6 2 (0.73%) SMS
6 2 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.64%) Big Data
2 10 (3.64%) SAP Data Services
3 7 (2.55%) Data Mining
3 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.18%) Apache Hive
4 6 (2.18%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (2.18%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.18%) HBase
4 6 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.82%) OLTP
6 3 (1.09%) BusinessObjects XI
6 3 (1.09%) MySQL
6 3 (1.09%) OLAP
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (8.36%) JIRA
2 18 (6.55%) JUnit
3 17 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.73%) Maven
4 13 (4.73%) Talend Open Studio
5 12 (4.36%) SoapUI
6 11 (4.00%) LSMW
7 8 (2.91%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.55%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.55%) Subversion
9 6 (2.18%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (1.82%) Gradle
11 3 (1.09%) Artifactory
11 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.73%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.73%) Protractor
13 1 (0.36%) Redmine
13 1 (0.36%) VectorCAST
General
1 53 (19.27%) Finance
2 24 (8.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 17 (6.18%) Retail
4 16 (5.82%) Telecoms
5 15 (5.45%) Back Office
6 14 (5.09%) Front Office
7 10 (3.64%) French Language
7 10 (3.64%) German Language
8 8 (2.91%) Marketing
9 6 (2.18%) Banking
9 6 (2.18%) Billing
9 6 (2.18%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.18%) Publishing
10 5 (1.82%) Automotive
11 4 (1.45%) Electronics
11 4 (1.45%) Legal
12 2 (0.73%) Games
12 2 (0.73%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (29.09%) Analyst
2 29 (10.55%) Test Analyst
3 28 (10.18%) Consultant
4 24 (8.73%) Developer
5 21 (7.64%) Business Analyst
6 13 (4.73%) Test Engineer
7 12 (4.36%) SAP Consultant
7 12 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (4.00%) Data Analyst
8 11 (4.00%) Data Consultant
8 11 (4.00%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.64%) SAP Data Consultant
10 9 (3.27%) Migration Consultant
10 9 (3.27%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (3.27%) Tester
11 8 (2.91%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.55%) Auditor
12 7 (2.55%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
12 7 (2.55%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.91%) Web Services
2 14 (5.09%) SOAP
3 12 (4.36%) XML
4 10 (3.64%) JSON
5 9 (3.27%) Spring
6 6 (2.18%) .NET
6 6 (2.18%) BAPI
6 6 (2.18%) HTML
7 5 (1.82%) CSS
7 5 (1.82%) Kafka
7 5 (1.82%) REST
7 5 (1.82%) Spark Streaming
7 5 (1.82%) Spring Boot
7 5 (1.82%) Spring Integration
8 4 (1.45%) XML Messaging
9 3 (1.09%) MFC
9 3 (1.09%) RESTful
10 2 (0.73%) Ajax
10 2 (0.73%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.55%) Data Extraction
3 14 (5.09%) Computer Science
3 14 (5.09%) Statistics
4 11 (4.00%) Data Conversion
5 10 (3.64%) Life Science
5 10 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.64%) Smart Meter
6 9 (3.27%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.91%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.55%) Replication
8 7 (2.55%) Visualisation
9 6 (2.18%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.82%) SCADA
11 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.45%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.45%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.45%) PKI
12 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.27%) Unix
2 18 (6.55%) Linux
2 18 (6.55%) Windows
3 10 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.45%) Android
5 4 (1.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.09%) AIX
6 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.73%) Solaris
8 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) pSOS
8 1 (0.36%) VMS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (12.00%) Migration
2 33 (12.00%) Project Management
3 30 (10.91%) Change Management
3 30 (10.91%) Data Validation
3 30 (10.91%) Test Scripting
4 27 (9.82%) ITIL
5 26 (9.45%) Configuration Management
5 26 (9.45%) Data Analysis
6 25 (9.09%) Scrum
6 25 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (8.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (8.36%) Business Analysis
9 22 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (7.27%) Data Migration
11 19 (6.91%) Data Cleansing
12 18 (6.55%) ETL
13 17 (6.18%) Change Control
13 17 (6.18%) Functional Testing
13 17 (6.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (21.45%) SQL
2 34 (12.36%) Java
3 9 (3.27%) C
4 6 (2.18%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.18%) VBA
5 5 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.45%) C#
6 4 (1.45%) C++
6 4 (1.45%) MATLAB
7 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.09%) R
8 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.73%) Perl
8 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.73%) Python
8 2 (0.73%) Scala
8 2 (0.73%) VBScript
9 1 (0.36%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.36%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.55%) Degree
3 28 (10.18%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.73%) ISTQB
5 11 (4.00%) ISEB
6 9 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.18%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.45%) CCNP
9 4 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.09%) MCITP
10 3 (1.09%) MCSA
11 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.73%) CCNA
11 2 (0.73%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.73%) MCP
11 2 (0.73%) MCTS
11 2 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.09%) QA
2 18 (6.55%) Data Quality
3 13 (4.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 11 (4.00%) SLA
5 7 (2.55%) GxP
6 5 (1.82%) GAMP
6 5 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (1.09%) ISO26262
8 2 (0.73%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.73%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.36%) JTAG
9 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.27%) Firmware
3 6 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.82%) HDFS
4 5 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (3.64%) SCCM
2 6 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.82%) SCOM
4 3 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.09%) WSUS
5 2 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.36%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 29 (10.55%) Microsoft
1 29 (10.55%) SAP
2 17 (6.18%) HP
2 17 (6.18%) Oracle
3 13 (4.73%) Talend
4 8 (2.91%) EMC
4 8 (2.91%) Red Hat
4 8 (2.91%) VMware
5 6 (2.18%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (2.18%) Siebel
6 5 (1.82%) Ericsson
6 5 (1.82%) Remedy
7 4 (1.45%) Cisco
7 4 (1.45%) Cognos
7 4 (1.45%) Juniper
8 3 (1.09%) Citrix
8 3 (1.09%) F5
8 3 (1.09%) webMethods
8 3 (1.09%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.73%) Supermicro
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £210 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
XIST4 Recruitment
Rate: £400-420/day
Posted: 17 days ago