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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / South East
Rank 103 118 97
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs citing Validation 146 145 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.99% 1.77% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 2.21% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 58 85
Median daily rate £431 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.34% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £221 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 9
Median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £36.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +36.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £12.00 £10.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £60.90 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.25 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +39.65%

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
5884 6563 7065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.39% 79.99% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3451 3925 3900
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 284 242
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +24 53 £438 +34.61% 7
Berkshire -7 43 £375 -6.25% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 17 £419 +23.52% 1
Surrey +21 14 £415 +8.49% 2
West Sussex -1 8 £650 +62.50%
Middlesex +2 2 £475 +18.75%
Kent -4 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 51 (19.03%) Finance
2 48 (17.91%) SQL
3 47 (17.54%) Security Cleared
4 40 (14.93%) Degree
5 39 (14.55%) SC Cleared
6 36 (13.43%) Configuration Management
7 32 (11.94%) MS Excel
7 32 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (11.57%) Microsoft
8 31 (11.57%) Java
8 31 (11.57%) Migration
9 30 (11.19%) ITIL
10 26 (9.70%) SQL Server
10 26 (9.70%) Linux
11 25 (9.33%) Windows
12 24 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (8.58%) Data Analysis
14 22 (8.21%) QA
14 22 (8.21%) Manufacturing
14 22 (8.21%) Project Management
15 20 (7.46%) Oracle
15 20 (7.46%) Statistics
15 20 (7.46%) Software Engineering
15 20 (7.46%) Data Migration
16 19 (7.09%) ETL
16 19 (7.09%) Management Information System
16 19 (7.09%) Scrum
17 18 (6.72%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (6.72%) SAP

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 10 (3.73%) Tomcat
2 8 (2.99%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.61%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (2.61%) GemFire
4 6 (2.24%) Apache
5 5 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.12%) JBoss
6 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.75%) CMS
7 2 (0.75%) Confluence
7 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.75%) IIS
7 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.37%) CICS
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.85%) MS Office
3 5 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Simulink
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.37%) Stateflow
4 1 (0.37%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) HFM
2 4 (1.49%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.75%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.37%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.60%) PaaS
2 7 (2.61%) GitHub
2 7 (2.61%) IaaS
3 2 (0.75%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.37%) CallidusCloud
4 1 (0.37%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.37%) Taleo
4 1 (0.37%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.99%) LAN
1 8 (2.99%) WAN
2 7 (2.61%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.61%) MPLS
3 6 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.87%) DNS
4 5 (1.87%) SAN
4 5 (1.87%) VoIP
5 4 (1.49%) Firewall
5 4 (1.49%) SSL
5 4 (1.49%) VoLTE
6 3 (1.12%) 3G
6 3 (1.12%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.12%) LDAP
6 3 (1.12%) VPN
6 3 (1.12%) X.500
7 2 (0.75%) 2G
7 2 (0.75%) DHCP
7 2 (0.75%) Skype
7 2 (0.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.99%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.99%) HBase
3 8 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.61%) Apache Hive
4 7 (2.61%) Big Data
4 7 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (2.24%) MySQL
5 6 (2.24%) OLTP
5 6 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.24%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (1.87%) Essbase
6 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.49%) MS Access
7 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.22%) JIRA
3 12 (4.48%) Eclipse
4 10 (3.73%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.99%) JUnit
6 7 (2.61%) Gradle
6 7 (2.61%) LSMW
6 7 (2.61%) Rational DOORS
6 7 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.61%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.24%) Subversion
8 5 (1.87%) Selenium
9 4 (1.49%) AdminStudio
9 4 (1.49%) MSI
9 4 (1.49%) Protractor
9 4 (1.49%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.49%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.12%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.12%) JMeter
10 3 (1.12%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (19.03%) Finance
2 22 (8.21%) Manufacturing
3 18 (6.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 17 (6.34%) Back Office
5 16 (5.97%) Front Office
6 14 (5.22%) Electronics
7 13 (4.85%) Retail
8 11 (4.10%) German Language
9 10 (3.73%) French Language
9 10 (3.73%) Telecoms
10 7 (2.61%) Marketing
11 6 (2.24%) Automotive
12 5 (1.87%) Legal
13 4 (1.49%) Banking
14 3 (1.12%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.75%) Billing
15 2 (0.75%) Publishing
16 1 (0.37%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (19.03%) Analyst
2 34 (12.69%) Developer
3 19 (7.09%) Consultant
4 18 (6.72%) Business Analyst
5 16 (5.97%) Project Manager
6 12 (4.48%) Data Analyst
6 12 (4.48%) Java Developer
7 11 (4.10%) Test Engineer
8 8 (2.99%) Architect
8 8 (2.99%) Support Engineer
8 8 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (2.99%) Test Analyst
9 7 (2.61%) Auditor
9 7 (2.61%) Design Engineer
9 7 (2.61%) Designer
9 7 (2.61%) Quality Manager
9 7 (2.61%) SAP Consultant
9 7 (2.61%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 6 (2.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (2.24%) SAP Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.60%) JSON
1 15 (5.60%) XML
2 13 (4.85%) Spring
3 9 (3.36%) Kafka
3 9 (3.36%) Spring Boot
4 7 (2.61%) .NET
4 7 (2.61%) REST
5 6 (2.24%) MFC
5 6 (2.24%) Spark Streaming
5 6 (2.24%) Spring Integration
5 6 (2.24%) XML Messaging
6 5 (1.87%) HTML
6 5 (1.87%) WCF
6 5 (1.87%) Web Services
7 4 (1.49%) BAPI
7 4 (1.49%) J2EE
7 4 (1.49%) Middleware
7 4 (1.49%) RESTful
7 4 (1.49%) SOAP
8 3 (1.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.46%) Statistics
2 19 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.34%) Visualisation
4 13 (4.85%) Data Extraction
4 13 (4.85%) Life Science
5 12 (4.48%) Data Centre
5 12 (4.48%) Replication
6 11 (4.10%) Virtual Team
7 10 (3.73%) CMDB
7 10 (3.73%) User Experience
8 9 (3.36%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.99%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.61%) Data Integration
11 6 (2.24%) Data Conversion
12 4 (1.49%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.49%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.49%) NHS
12 4 (1.49%) PKI
12 4 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.70%) Linux
2 25 (9.33%) Windows
3 13 (4.85%) Unix
4 12 (4.48%) Windows 7
5 11 (4.10%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.87%) Android
8 5 (1.87%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.49%) Solaris
10 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.75%) AIX
11 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (13.43%) Configuration Management
2 32 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (11.57%) Migration
4 30 (11.19%) ITIL
5 24 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (8.58%) Data Analysis
7 22 (8.21%) Project Management
8 20 (7.46%) Data Migration
8 20 (7.46%) Software Engineering
9 19 (7.09%) ETL
9 19 (7.09%) Scrum
10 17 (6.34%) Business Analysis
10 17 (6.34%) Change Management
10 17 (6.34%) Fault Management
10 17 (6.34%) Functional Testing
11 16 (5.97%) Capacity Management
11 16 (5.97%) Data Validation
12 15 (5.60%) Test Scripting
13 14 (5.22%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.91%) SQL
2 31 (11.57%) Java
3 9 (3.36%) C#
3 9 (3.36%) C++
3 9 (3.36%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.61%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.24%) C
6 6 (2.24%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.49%) Python
7 4 (1.49%) Ruby
7 4 (1.49%) VBScript
8 2 (0.75%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.75%) Scala
8 2 (0.75%) VBA
9 1 (0.37%) COBOL
9 1 (0.37%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.37%) JCL
9 1 (0.37%) R
9 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 47 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 40 (14.93%) Degree
3 39 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.36%) ISEB
5 8 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (1.87%) MCITP
7 5 (1.87%) MCSA
8 4 (1.49%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.12%) MCP
9 3 (1.12%) MCTS
9 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.75%) CCNA
10 2 (0.75%) CCNP
10 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.75%) PMP
10 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.21%) QA
2 14 (5.22%) Data Quality
3 13 (4.85%) SLA
4 5 (1.87%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (1.87%) GxP
5 3 (1.12%) ISO26262
5 3 (1.12%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.75%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.75%) GAMP
6 2 (0.75%) GMP
6 2 (0.75%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.37%) GCP
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (5.22%) Firmware
2 11 (4.10%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.24%) HDFS
3 6 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.37%) Docker
6 1 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (4.85%) SCCM
2 7 (2.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.12%) SCOM
4 2 (0.75%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.75%) Kibana
4 2 (0.75%) logstash
4 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.75%) WSUS
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.37%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) vMotion
5 1 (0.37%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 31 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.46%) Oracle
3 18 (6.72%) SAP
4 13 (4.85%) HP
5 10 (3.73%) VMware
6 9 (3.36%) Huawei
6 9 (3.36%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.99%) Cisco
7 8 (2.99%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (2.61%) IBM
9 6 (2.24%) Citrix
9 6 (2.24%) Cognos
10 5 (1.87%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.87%) Telerik
10 5 (1.87%) webMethods
11 3 (1.12%) Ericsson
11 3 (1.12%) NetApp
11 3 (1.12%) NetSuite
11 3 (1.12%) Remedy
11 3 (1.12%) ServiceNow
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