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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation Specialist
UK
Rank - 622 622
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Specialist 0 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.010% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.010% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £53.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.00 -

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (37.50%) SaaS
2 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 3 (37.50%) Web Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Statistics
2 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Credit Risk
2 3 (37.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (37.50%) GAMP
2 3 (37.50%) GxP
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) SAS
3 2 (25.00%) Market Risk
3 2 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Base SAS
3 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 2 (25.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
2 2 (25.00%) Base SAS
2 2 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
1 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Credit Risk
2 2 (25.00%) Market Risk
3 1 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Validation
2 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (37.50%) Statistics
2 3 (37.50%) Web Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Statistical Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (37.50%) GAMP
1 3 (37.50%) GxP