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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 102 100 119
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing Validation 172 164 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.74% 1.78% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 2.46% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 66 44
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 9
Average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +254.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £31.20 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +26.00%
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
7432 6658 5873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.04% 72.28% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4184 3709 3086
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 262 245
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Hampshire +1 65 £348 +0.86% 5
Berkshire -10 47 £350 +5.42% 13
Buckinghamshire +14 27 £318 -20.62% 3
Surrey -6 10 £350 -17.64% 5
East Sussex -5 8 £413 -31.25% 2
Oxfordshire -16 6 £450 -
West Sussex - 4 £303 - 3
Middlesex -3 3 £375 +4.60%
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 102 (29.57%) Telecoms
2 75 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 69 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 68 (19.71%) SC Cleared
5 60 (17.39%) SQL
5 60 (17.39%) Finance
6 54 (15.65%) Degree
7 51 (14.78%) ITIL
8 44 (12.75%) Project Management
8 44 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
9 42 (12.17%) Cisco
10 38 (11.01%) Migration
11 35 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (10.14%) MS Excel
12 34 (9.86%) Windows
12 34 (9.86%) CCNP
13 32 (9.28%) Software Engineering
14 31 (8.99%) Data Validation
15 30 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
16 29 (8.41%) TCP/IP
16 29 (8.41%) Test Strategy
17 28 (8.12%) Data Analysis
18 27 (7.83%) Firewall
18 27 (7.83%) CheckPoint
19 26 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
19 26 (7.54%) XML
19 26 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
20 25 (7.25%) QA
20 25 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
20 25 (7.25%) MS Office

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (2.03%) ArcGIS
2 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.74%) Lync
3 5 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.16%) SAS
4 4 (1.16%) IIS
4 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.58%) CMS
5 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.25%) MS Office
3 17 (4.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (2.32%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.58%) MS Project
7 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) SAP BCA
1 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.58%) TrackWise
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FS
3 1 (0.29%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) IaaS
2 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.41%) TCP/IP
2 27 (7.83%) Firewall
3 25 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (7.25%) LAN
4 24 (6.96%) VPN
4 24 (6.96%) Wireless
5 23 (6.67%) SSL
5 23 (6.67%) 3G
6 22 (6.38%) OSPF
7 21 (6.09%) MPLS
7 21 (6.09%) WLAN
8 20 (5.80%) Network Security
9 19 (5.51%) LTE
10 18 (5.22%) WAN
11 15 (4.35%) 4G
12 14 (4.06%) Internet
13 13 (3.77%) BGP
13 13 (3.77%) Ethernet
13 13 (3.77%) RIP
13 13 (3.77%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
1 17 (4.93%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.19%) Data Mining
3 7 (2.03%) SAP BW
4 6 (1.74%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.16%) QlikView
5 4 (1.16%) Base SAS
5 4 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.29%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) DB2
8 1 (0.29%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.29%) Big Data
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.03%) LabVIEW
2 6 (1.74%) JIRA
3 5 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (1.45%) SoapUI
4 4 (1.16%) Selenium
4 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.16%) Subversion
4 4 (1.16%) JUnit
4 4 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.16%) Trac
5 3 (0.87%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.58%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.58%) JMeter
7 1 (0.29%) Maven
7 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
General
1 102 (29.57%) Telecoms
2 60 (17.39%) Finance
3 20 (5.80%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (4.06%) Legal
5 9 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.03%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.03%) Electronics
7 6 (1.74%) Marketing
8 5 (1.45%) Military
9 3 (0.87%) Retail
9 3 (0.87%) Billing
10 2 (0.58%) Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) Front Office
10 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 75 (21.74%) Analyst
2 43 (12.46%) Test Engineer
3 23 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 20 (5.80%) Consultant
5 19 (5.51%) Software Engineer
5 19 (5.51%) Test Analyst
6 18 (5.22%) Developer
7 17 (4.93%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.93%) IP Engineer
8 15 (4.35%) Vendor Manager
8 15 (4.35%) Business Analyst
9 14 (4.06%) Test Leader
10 13 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
11 11 (3.19%) Network Engineer
11 11 (3.19%) Design Engineer
12 10 (2.90%) Architect
13 9 (2.61%) Voice Engineer
14 8 (2.32%) Security Engineer
14 8 (2.32%) Release Manager
15 7 (2.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.54%) XML
2 11 (3.19%) .NET
2 11 (3.19%) JSP
3 9 (2.61%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.61%) HTML
4 5 (1.45%) Web Services
4 5 (1.45%) XSLT
4 5 (1.45%) ODBC
5 4 (1.16%) SOAP
5 4 (1.16%) Drools
6 3 (0.87%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.58%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.58%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.58%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.29%) Spring
8 1 (0.29%) Ajax
8 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.29%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.22%) Replication
2 18 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.48%) SecurID
4 11 (3.19%) PKI
5 9 (2.61%) LIMS
5 9 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.03%) GIS
6 7 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.03%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.45%) Human Factors
7 5 (1.45%) DTV
8 4 (1.16%) Streaming Video
8 4 (1.16%) NHS
8 4 (1.16%) User Experience
8 4 (1.16%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.87%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.87%) Life Science
9 3 (0.87%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.86%) Windows
2 20 (5.80%) Linux
3 18 (5.22%) UNIX
4 11 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.74%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.16%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.58%) VMS
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.78%) ITIL
2 44 (12.75%) Project Management
3 38 (11.01%) Migration
4 32 (9.28%) Software Engineering
5 31 (8.99%) Data Validation
6 30 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (8.41%) Test Strategy
8 28 (8.12%) Data Analysis
9 26 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (6.96%) Software Testing
10 24 (6.96%) Test Scripting
11 18 (5.22%) V-Model
11 18 (5.22%) Data Modelling
12 17 (4.93%) Configuration Management
12 17 (4.93%) Service Delivery
13 16 (4.64%) Risk Assessment
13 16 (4.64%) UML
13 16 (4.64%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (17.39%) SQL
2 19 (5.51%) C
3 17 (4.93%) Java
4 11 (3.19%) C#
4 11 (3.19%) Python
5 8 (2.32%) MATLAB
5 8 (2.32%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.03%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.74%) C++
7 6 (1.74%) Embedded C
8 5 (1.45%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.16%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.16%) Perl
9 4 (1.16%) VBA
9 4 (1.16%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.16%) VBScript
10 3 (0.87%) PHP
11 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.29%) VB
12 1 (0.29%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 75 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 68 (19.71%) SC Cleared
3 54 (15.65%) Degree
4 35 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (9.86%) CCNP
6 24 (6.96%) ISEB
7 16 (4.64%) CISSP
8 14 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (3.77%) DV Cleared
10 11 (3.19%) JNCIS
11 10 (2.90%) CCNA
11 10 (2.90%) MCSE
12 9 (2.61%) CCIP
13 8 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.74%) MCITP
14 6 (1.74%) ISTQB
14 6 (1.74%) CCDP
14 6 (1.74%) CCIE
15 5 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (1.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.25%) QA
2 14 (4.06%) GAMP
3 12 (3.48%) PCI DSS
4 11 (3.19%) GMP
5 10 (2.90%) GxP
6 9 (2.61%) JSP 440
6 9 (2.61%) Data Quality
7 7 (2.03%) SLA
8 5 (1.45%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.87%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.29%) DO-254
10 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.29%) GCP
System Software
1 18 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.32%) XenApp
4 7 (2.03%) vSphere
5 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.87%) Firmware
6 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
2 2 (0.58%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.58%) Nessus
2 2 (0.58%) Nmap
3 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
3 1 (0.29%) SCCM
3 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 69 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (12.17%) Cisco
3 27 (7.83%) CheckPoint
4 25 (7.25%) HP
5 22 (6.38%) F5
6 20 (5.80%) Juniper
7 19 (5.51%) SAP
8 17 (4.93%) Oracle
9 15 (4.35%) VMware
10 14 (4.06%) CA
10 14 (4.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 14 (4.06%) Fortinet
11 11 (3.19%) AlgoSec
11 11 (3.19%) Tufin
12 7 (2.03%) Citrix
12 7 (2.03%) Mapinfo
13 5 (1.45%) Informatica
13 5 (1.45%) AppSense
14 4 (1.16%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.16%) Telelogic
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