The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Validation Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation Specialist
Rank 619 633 646
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Specialist 8 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.007% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.008% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Median daily rate £500 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £438 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate - £438 £375
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Validation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Validation Specialist in the job title.

Validation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Validation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Validation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Validation Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Validation Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Validation Specialist
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 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
England +5 8 £500 +14.28%
London - 7 £500 -
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

Validation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Validation Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Validation Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (53.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (46.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (26.67%) GAMP
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 4 (26.67%) Data Management
4 4 (26.67%) Document Management
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Life Science
4 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk
4 4 (26.67%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Big Data
5 3 (20.00%) Analytics
5 3 (20.00%) Web Analytics
5 3 (20.00%) Statistics
5 3 (20.00%) SaaS
5 3 (20.00%) Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) GxP
5 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) SAS
6 2 (13.33%) Market Risk
6 2 (13.33%) Base SAS
6 2 (13.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk Modelling
7 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking

Validation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (20.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (13.33%) Base SAS
2 2 (13.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 8 (53.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Credit Risk
1 4 (26.67%) Life Science
2 3 (20.00%) Statistics
3 2 (13.33%) Market Risk
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Data Management
2 4 (26.67%) Document Management
2 4 (26.67%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Analytics
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Web Analytics
4 2 (13.33%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) B2B
5 1 (6.67%) Credit Risk Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (26.67%) GAMP
3 3 (20.00%) GxP