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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 95 116 130
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +14
Contract jobs citing Validation 162 121 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.77% 1.37% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.91% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 54
Average daily rate
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£330 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £178 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £32.50 £20.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.50 £61.25 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
6658 6342 7051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.79% 71.69% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3742 3467 3362
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 251 329
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.88 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +24 48 £400 +9.58% 6
Hampshire +7 46 £365 +10.60% 7
Buckinghamshire +15 31 £185 -52.25% 5
Surrey -3 15 £360 -15.29% 4
Kent -14 7 £115 -64.06% 1
West Sussex +2 3 - - 5
East Sussex -6 3 £275 -21.42% 1
Middlesex -10 2 £140 -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 61 (19.49%) Security Cleared
2 59 (18.85%) Telecoms
3 55 (17.57%) Microsoft
4 51 (16.29%) Windows
5 50 (15.97%) Project Management
6 47 (15.02%) MS Excel
7 45 (14.38%) Finance
8 44 (14.06%) Data Validation
9 43 (13.74%) SQL
10 42 (13.42%) HTML
11 40 (12.78%) LTE
12 39 (12.46%) MS Office
13 38 (12.14%) Migration
14 37 (11.82%) .NET
15 36 (11.50%) Oracle
15 36 (11.50%) XML
16 34 (10.86%) Linux
16 34 (10.86%) CRM
16 34 (10.86%) JavaScript
16 34 (10.86%) SC Cleared
17 33 (10.54%) Degree
17 33 (10.54%) HP
18 31 (9.90%) UNIX
19 30 (9.58%) Java
19 30 (9.58%) TCP/IP
20 29 (9.27%) CSS
20 29 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
21 26 (8.31%) SAP
21 26 (8.31%) ITIL
21 26 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (2.88%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.56%) Confluence
3 5 (1.60%) IIS
3 5 (1.60%) Documentum
4 4 (1.28%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.28%) Oracle Spatial
4 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (0.96%) SAS
6 2 (0.64%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.64%) Apache
6 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.64%) SAP EP
6 2 (0.64%) MS Project Server
6 2 (0.64%) WordPress
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (15.02%) MS Excel
2 39 (12.46%) MS Office
3 16 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (3.51%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.56%) MS Project
6 2 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (4.79%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (0.96%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.96%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.64%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.64%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.64%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.64%) SAP MRS
6 2 (0.64%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.60%) Force.com
2 3 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.78%) LTE
2 30 (9.58%) TCP/IP
3 24 (7.67%) 3G
4 18 (5.75%) SSL
4 18 (5.75%) VoIP
4 18 (5.75%) SNMP
5 17 (5.43%) Wireshark
6 15 (4.79%) Firewall
7 13 (4.15%) Ethernet
7 13 (4.15%) HTTPS
8 12 (3.83%) DNS
8 12 (3.83%) Radio Access Network
9 11 (3.51%) MPLS
9 11 (3.51%) UMTS
9 11 (3.51%) IPsec
10 10 (3.19%) BGP
11 9 (2.88%) OSPF
11 9 (2.88%) 2G
11 9 (2.88%) VoLTE
12 8 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.11%) MySQL
3 13 (4.15%) MS Access
3 13 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.24%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.96%) IDOL
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.32%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 16 (5.11%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.19%) JUnit
2 10 (3.19%) Subversion
2 10 (3.19%) JIRA
3 9 (2.88%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (1.92%) Firebug
4 6 (1.92%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.92%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (1.60%) MSI
6 4 (1.28%) Ant
7 3 (0.96%) TestDirector
7 3 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.96%) LSMW
7 3 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.64%) Selenium
8 2 (0.64%) Maven
8 2 (0.64%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.32%) Lombardi
9 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.32%) Axure RP
General
1 59 (18.85%) Telecoms
2 45 (14.38%) Finance
3 13 (4.15%) Marketing
4 10 (3.19%) Billing
4 10 (3.19%) Electronics
5 9 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.24%) Military
7 6 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.60%) Retail
8 5 (1.60%) Legal
9 3 (0.96%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.96%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.64%) German Language
10 2 (0.64%) Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Automotive
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (28.12%) Analyst
2 39 (12.46%) Business Analyst
3 34 (10.86%) Developer
4 29 (9.27%) Consultant
5 20 (6.39%) Architect
6 16 (5.11%) Software Engineer
7 14 (4.47%) Test Analyst
8 11 (3.51%) Project Manager
8 11 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (3.51%) Design Engineer
8 11 (3.51%) Technical Leader
9 10 (3.19%) CRM Consultant
9 10 (3.19%) Microsoft Consultant
9 10 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 10 (3.19%) Test Engineer
9 10 (3.19%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 9 (2.88%) Data Analyst
10 9 (2.88%) SAP Consultant
10 9 (2.88%) Coordinator
10 9 (2.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.42%) HTML
2 37 (11.82%) .NET
3 36 (11.50%) XML
4 29 (9.27%) CSS
5 23 (7.35%) JSP
5 23 (7.35%) ASP.NET
6 17 (5.43%) jQuery
7 16 (5.11%) Ajax
8 10 (3.19%) Spring
8 10 (3.19%) WSDL
8 10 (3.19%) Web Services
9 9 (2.88%) SOAP
9 9 (2.88%) XSD
10 8 (2.56%) XHTML
10 8 (2.56%) J2EE
10 8 (2.56%) Spring MVC
11 6 (1.92%) GWT
11 6 (1.92%) Ext JS
11 6 (1.92%) DOM
12 5 (1.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.83%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.88%) Mobile App
2 9 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.56%) Device Driver
3 8 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.24%) W3C
5 6 (1.92%) Firmware
5 6 (1.92%) NHS
5 6 (1.92%) PKI
6 4 (1.28%) Statistics
6 4 (1.28%) DTV
6 4 (1.28%) GIS
6 4 (1.28%) Data Conversion
6 4 (1.28%) FMCG
7 3 (0.96%) Replication
7 3 (0.96%) CLARiiON
7 3 (0.96%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.64%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 51 (16.29%) Windows
2 34 (10.86%) Linux
3 31 (9.90%) UNIX
4 26 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.75%) Windows XP
7 14 (4.47%) Windows 2000
8 13 (4.15%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.64%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.64%) openSUSE
9 2 (0.64%) Android
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.32%) Solaris
10 1 (0.32%) VMS
10 1 (0.32%) zOS
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.97%) Project Management
2 44 (14.06%) Data Validation
3 38 (12.14%) Migration
4 34 (10.86%) CRM
5 29 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (8.31%) ITIL
7 22 (7.03%) Test Scripting
8 20 (6.39%) Test Strategy
8 20 (6.39%) Software Engineering
8 20 (6.39%) Business Analysis
9 19 (6.07%) Workflow
9 19 (6.07%) Software Testing
9 19 (6.07%) UML
10 18 (5.75%) Data Migration
11 17 (5.43%) Configuration Management
12 14 (4.47%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.15%) ETL
13 13 (4.15%) Use Case
13 13 (4.15%) Data Analysis
13 13 (4.15%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.74%) SQL
2 34 (10.86%) JavaScript
3 30 (9.58%) Java
4 16 (5.11%) C#
5 13 (4.15%) C++
5 13 (4.15%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.88%) VBScript
7 8 (2.56%) ABAP
8 7 (2.24%) Perl
9 6 (1.92%) C
9 6 (1.92%) VBA
9 6 (1.92%) MATLAB
10 5 (1.60%) Apex Code
10 5 (1.60%) Python
11 4 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.28%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.64%) Pascal
12 2 (0.64%) Ada
12 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (19.49%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 33 (10.54%) Degree
4 24 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.39%) DV Cleared
6 17 (5.43%) ISTQB
7 15 (4.79%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (4.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 10 (3.19%) MCSE
9 10 (3.19%) ISEB
10 8 (2.56%) CCIE
11 6 (1.92%) CCNP
12 5 (1.60%) PMP
12 5 (1.60%) PMI Certification
12 5 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.28%) MCITP
13 4 (1.28%) IIBA
13 4 (1.28%) CCNA
14 2 (0.64%) CCSP
14 2 (0.64%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.47%) QA
2 11 (3.51%) SLA
3 7 (2.24%) WCAG
3 7 (2.24%) GxP
4 3 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.64%) GAMP
5 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.64%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) CDISC
6 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.32%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.32%) GCP
6 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 20 (6.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.83%) Nmap
3 10 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.64%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (5.75%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (3.83%) Nessus
3 6 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.92%) SCCM
4 5 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.32%) WSUS
6 1 (0.32%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.32%) Puppet
6 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.32%) Salt
Vendors
1 55 (17.57%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.50%) Oracle
3 33 (10.54%) HP
4 26 (8.31%) SAP
5 21 (6.71%) Cisco
6 18 (5.75%) VMware
7 12 (3.83%) Juniper
8 11 (3.51%) Huawei
8 11 (3.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 10 (3.19%) Ericsson
9 10 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (2.88%) Nokia
11 8 (2.56%) hybris
12 7 (2.24%) Radware
12 7 (2.24%) Redback
12 7 (2.24%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
13 6 (1.92%) EMC
13 6 (1.92%) Capita
14 5 (1.60%) ArcSight
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe
Church International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Thame
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Whiteley, Hampshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 6 days ago
Whiteley, Hampshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago