The table below looks at the statistics for the Validation Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation Consultant
Rank 569 551 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Consultant 14 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.004% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.004% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£410 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Validation Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Validation Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Validation Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation Consultant within the UK.

Validation Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Validation Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Validation Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Validation Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation Consultant within the UK.

Validation Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Validation Consultant
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
England -8 12 £403 -
London +1 8 £526 -
City of London - - - -

Validation Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Validation Consultant in their job title 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 with Validation Consultant in their job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Validation
2 12 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (62.50%) GMP
4 9 (56.25%) QMS
4 9 (56.25%) QA
5 8 (50.00%) Quality Management
6 7 (43.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (31.25%) GAMP
8 4 (25.00%) GxP
9 2 (12.50%) SAP
9 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
9 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (12.50%) COBIT
10 1 (6.25%) Chemistry
10 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
10 1 (6.25%) System Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
10 1 (6.25%) Process Management
10 1 (6.25%) ERP
10 1 (6.25%) SQL
10 1 (6.25%) Oracle
10 1 (6.25%) HP
10 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
10 1 (6.25%) Data Validation
10 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
10 1 (6.25%) V-Model
10 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
10 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement

Validation Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Validation Consultant in their job title 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 with Validation Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Chemistry
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Validation
2 9 (56.25%) QMS
3 8 (50.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
5 1 (6.25%) System Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Process Management
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Data Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) V-Model
5 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (62.50%) GMP
2 9 (56.25%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 5 (31.25%) GAMP
5 4 (25.00%) GxP
6 2 (12.50%) COBIT
7 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) HP