The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 154 146 180
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +34
Contract jobs citing Validation 841 829 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.47% 1.52% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.99% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 390 288
Average daily rate
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£390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 67 41
Average hourly rate £32.72 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.40 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.29 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Validation
Daily Rate Trend

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Validation
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -12 743 £400 -2.73% 196
London +3 301 £450 - 59
South East -11 166 £395 +20.61% 33
City of London +1 83 £483 +3.48% 12
Berkshire +19 70 £379 +7.51% 6
Scotland +17 58 £350 -3.44% 7
East of England +17 56 £345 +16.25% 18
North West -9 48 £394 -1.56% 15
West Midlands -25 42 £300 +2.12% 19
Yorkshire -26 39 £375 -15.73% 9
Hampshire -5 34 £350 -2.09% 3
South West -21 30 £363 -17.61% 29
East Midlands +2 26 £160 -52.59% 9
West Yorkshire -28 26 £375 -17.49% 8
Surrey -3 22 £400 +7.74% 5
Leeds -24 22 £375 -20.21% 7
Manchester +3 21 £388 +19.23% 4
Reading +4 20 £400 - 3
North East -6 20 £288 +13.05% 2
Edinburgh +7 18 £350 - 3
Hertfordshire -2 17 £310 -17.33% 6
Tyne and Wear -6 17 £239 -6.18% 2
Birmingham +15 15 £275 - 2
Newbury +11 15 - - 1
Lancashire +18 14 £345 +4.54% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 14 £350 +12.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 14 £328 +28.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 14 £350 +89.18% 1
Croydon - 14 £250 -
Nottinghamshire -7 13 £160 -53.45% 4

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 442 (25.67%) SQL
2 400 (23.23%) Finance
3 292 (16.96%) Migration
4 246 (14.29%) Data Validation
5 213 (12.37%) Microsoft
6 209 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
7 202 (11.73%) Banking
8 184 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
9 174 (10.10%) Security Cleared
10 168 (9.76%) Project Management
11 165 (9.58%) ETL
11 165 (9.58%) Business Analysis
12 164 (9.52%) Data Analysis
13 163 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 162 (9.41%) Oracle
15 158 (9.18%) Windows
16 157 (9.12%) Data Migration
17 156 (9.06%) MS Excel
18 147 (8.54%) Degree
19 145 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
20 141 (8.19%) Data Modelling
21 138 (8.01%) Java
22 134 (7.78%) SAP
23 131 (7.61%) ITIL
24 128 (7.43%) UNIX
24 128 (7.43%) SC Cleared
25 127 (7.38%) Test Scripting
26 125 (7.26%) SQL Server
27 123 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
28 115 (6.68%) Telecoms

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 63 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 56 (3.25%) SAS
3 31 (1.80%) WebSphere
4 28 (1.63%) JBoss
5 24 (1.39%) IIS
6 22 (1.28%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 19 (1.10%) MS Exchange
9 16 (0.93%) Apache
10 13 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.75%) GlassFish
11 11 (0.64%) CMS
11 11 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.58%) Confluence
12 10 (0.58%) Mule
13 9 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.46%) Tornado
14 8 (0.46%) nginx
14 8 (0.46%) WildFly
14 8 (0.46%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 156 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 80 (4.65%) MS Office
3 56 (3.25%) MS Visio
4 47 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (1.05%) MS Project
7 11 (0.64%) Simulink
8 8 (0.46%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.46%) Siemens NX
9 5 (0.29%) Maya
10 4 (0.23%) CATIA
11 3 (0.17%) Mathematica
11 3 (0.17%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.17%) Maple
11 3 (0.17%) Stateflow
11 3 (0.17%) SPSS
12 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.058%) TargetLink
13 1 (0.058%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 35 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.52%) Teamcenter
3 8 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.41%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.29%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.23%) SAP MII
7 4 (0.23%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.23%) HFM
8 3 (0.17%) SAP MM
8 3 (0.17%) SAP PP
8 3 (0.17%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.17%) Maximo
8 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.81%) SaaS
2 10 (0.58%) PaaS
2 10 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.41%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.41%) Office 365
4 7 (0.41%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.17%) IaaS
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.12%) Force.com
7 1 (0.058%) Taleo
7 1 (0.058%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 40 (2.32%) 3G
3 34 (1.97%) Firewall
4 28 (1.63%) LTE
4 28 (1.63%) 4G
5 26 (1.51%) VoLTE
6 23 (1.34%) Radio Access Network
6 23 (1.34%) VPN
7 22 (1.28%) LAN
8 21 (1.22%) WAN
9 19 (1.10%) HTTP
9 19 (1.10%) SAN
9 19 (1.10%) Internet
9 19 (1.10%) Diameter Protocol
10 17 (0.99%) 2G
11 16 (0.93%) Wireless
11 16 (0.93%) Ethernet
11 16 (0.93%) VoIP
12 15 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (0.87%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
2 125 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 67 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 67 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 52 (3.02%) Oracle Database
5 43 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
7 28 (1.63%) Data Mining
7 28 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (1.51%) Big Data
9 25 (1.45%) MySQL
10 20 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.10%) QlikView
12 18 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
13 16 (0.93%) MS Access
13 16 (0.93%) Base SAS
14 15 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
15 14 (0.81%) PowerCenter
15 14 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (2.15%) SoapUI
2 36 (2.09%) JIRA
3 24 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
4 23 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 21 (1.22%) Selenium
5 21 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 20 (1.16%) ERwin
7 17 (0.99%) Ant
7 17 (0.99%) JMeter
8 14 (0.81%) Maven
8 14 (0.81%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.75%) Eclipse
10 12 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
12 10 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
12 10 (0.58%) Subversion
12 10 (0.58%) WebDriver
13 8 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (0.46%) JUnit
14 7 (0.41%) Gradle
General
1 400 (23.23%) Finance
2 202 (11.73%) Banking
3 115 (6.68%) Telecoms
4 73 (4.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 72 (4.18%) Manufacturing
6 60 (3.48%) Retail
7 49 (2.85%) Investment Banking
8 46 (2.67%) Marketing
9 35 (2.03%) Electronics
10 31 (1.80%) Automotive
11 28 (1.63%) Back Office
12 25 (1.45%) Front Office
13 21 (1.22%) Legal
14 19 (1.10%) Retail Banking
15 17 (0.99%) Billing
16 12 (0.70%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.64%) Publishing
18 10 (0.58%) Advertising
18 10 (0.58%) General Ledger
18 10 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 613 (35.60%) Analyst
2 244 (14.17%) Business Analyst
3 177 (10.28%) Developer
4 154 (8.94%) Data Analyst
5 137 (7.96%) Architect
6 107 (6.21%) Test Analyst
7 80 (4.65%) Consultant
8 77 (4.47%) Project Manager
9 58 (3.37%) Test Engineer
10 53 (3.08%) Tester
11 52 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
12 47 (2.73%) Software Engineer
13 42 (2.44%) Solutions Architect
14 37 (2.15%) Systems Engineer
15 34 (1.97%) Test Manager
16 30 (1.74%) Banking Business Analyst
17 25 (1.45%) Test Leader
17 25 (1.45%) Systems Analyst
18 24 (1.39%) Senior Business Analyst
18 24 (1.39%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (6.45%) XML
2 91 (5.28%) HTML
3 67 (3.89%) .NET
4 58 (3.37%) Web Services
5 55 (3.19%) CSS
6 50 (2.90%) SOAP
7 42 (2.44%) HTML5
8 38 (2.21%) J2EE
9 29 (1.68%) AngularJS
10 26 (1.51%) REST
10 26 (1.51%) Spring
10 26 (1.51%) Ajax
10 26 (1.51%) jQuery
11 24 (1.39%) JSON
12 20 (1.16%) ASP.NET
12 20 (1.16%) Middleware
12 20 (1.16%) XML Messaging
13 18 (1.05%) EclipseLink
14 17 (0.99%) CSS3
14 17 (0.99%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 209 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 55 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 47 (2.73%) Data Integration
5 45 (2.61%) User Experience
6 40 (2.32%) Visualisation
7 39 (2.26%) Data Centre
8 35 (2.03%) Statistics
9 33 (1.92%) Credit Risk
10 32 (1.86%) Fixed Income
11 27 (1.57%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.51%) NHS
13 25 (1.45%) Mathematics
13 25 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.39%) Data Extraction
15 20 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 18 (1.05%) PMI
17 17 (0.99%) Derivative
17 17 (0.99%) Informatics
18 16 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 158 (9.18%) Windows
2 128 (7.43%) UNIX
3 74 (4.30%) Linux
4 45 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 41 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (1.05%) Solaris
8 17 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.93%) Windows XP
10 13 (0.75%) AIX
11 11 (0.64%) Android
11 11 (0.64%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.58%) CentOS
13 9 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.41%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.41%) VMS
15 6 (0.35%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.35%) VME
15 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (16.96%) Migration
2 246 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 184 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (9.76%) Project Management
5 165 (9.58%) ETL
5 165 (9.58%) Business Analysis
6 164 (9.52%) Data Analysis
7 163 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 157 (9.12%) Data Migration
9 141 (8.19%) Data Modelling
10 131 (7.61%) ITIL
11 127 (7.38%) Test Scripting
12 123 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 111 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
14 108 (6.27%) Change Management
15 86 (4.99%) Analytics
16 82 (4.76%) Requirements Management
17 81 (4.70%) Data Management
18 77 (4.47%) Use Case
19 76 (4.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 442 (25.67%) SQL
2 138 (8.01%) Java
3 100 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 71 (4.12%) C++
5 52 (3.02%) C
6 51 (2.96%) C#
7 46 (2.67%) Python
8 45 (2.61%) PL/SQL
9 43 (2.50%) T-SQL
10 41 (2.38%) Perl
11 36 (2.09%) VBA
12 33 (1.92%) Shell Script
13 26 (1.51%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.22%) MATLAB
15 18 (1.05%) R
16 17 (0.99%) VB
17 16 (0.93%) VBScript
18 14 (0.81%) Ruby
19 12 (0.70%) Scala
20 11 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 174 (10.10%) Security Cleared
2 147 (8.54%) Degree
3 128 (7.43%) SC Cleared
4 78 (4.53%) ISEB
5 51 (2.96%) ISTQB
6 42 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (1.57%) PMI Certification
10 26 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (1.22%) CCNP
12 15 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (0.81%) MCITP
14 12 (0.70%) CCNA
14 12 (0.70%) MCTS
15 11 (0.64%) MCSE
15 11 (0.64%) MCSA
16 9 (0.52%) CCIP
16 9 (0.52%) MCP
16 9 (0.52%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (6.50%) QA
2 41 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 39 (2.26%) GxP
4 32 (1.86%) SLA
5 28 (1.63%) GMP
6 27 (1.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 23 (1.34%) GAMP
8 10 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.58%) FINREP
9 9 (0.52%) GCP
10 8 (0.46%) Solvency II
10 8 (0.46%) IEC 61508
11 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.41%) MiFID
12 6 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.29%) Basel II
13 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
13 5 (0.29%) DO-178B
14 4 (0.23%) DO-160
System Software
1 55 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 47 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.10%) XenApp
4 13 (0.75%) vSphere
4 13 (0.75%) vCloud
5 8 (0.46%) Varnish
5 8 (0.46%) Squid
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.29%) Firmware
7 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.17%) RACF
8 3 (0.17%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.12%) XenServer
9 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.058%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 79 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.05%) SCCM
3 14 (0.81%) Puppet
4 11 (0.64%) ZABBIX
5 8 (0.46%) Ansible
6 7 (0.41%) logstash
6 7 (0.41%) Salt
6 7 (0.41%) Kibana
6 7 (0.41%) HAProxy
6 7 (0.41%) Rundeck
6 7 (0.41%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.23%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.17%) zSecure
8 3 (0.17%) HP NNM
8 3 (0.17%) OpenView
9 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 213 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 162 (9.41%) Oracle
3 134 (7.78%) SAP
4 86 (4.99%) HP
5 56 (3.25%) IBM
6 53 (3.08%) VMware
7 45 (2.61%) Cisco
8 34 (1.97%) Citrix
9 25 (1.45%) Informatica
10 19 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.10%) Tableau
11 18 (1.05%) Juniper
12 15 (0.87%) webMethods
13 14 (0.81%) CheckPoint
13 14 (0.81%) Adobe
14 13 (0.75%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 12 (0.70%) EMC
15 12 (0.70%) CA
16 11 (0.64%) AppSense
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Netsource
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wimborne, Dorset
LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Panoramic Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
North
Quanta Consultancy Services
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £200 to £255 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £280 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Irvine, Ayrshire
Modis
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago