The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK
Rank 172 156 128
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -28
Contract jobs citing Validation 672 783 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.54% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.88% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 404 477
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 53
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +28.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.27 £17.04 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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
36765 41589 39944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.75% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24383 26919 25819
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1211 1063
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.34 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 +4 631 £425 +6.25% 131
London +7 278 £475 +5.55% 42
South East +21 146 £434 +20.48% 19
South West +23 53 £415 +10.66% 22
Hampshire +23 53 £444 +36.53% 6
North West +19 45 £375 - 13
Berkshire +3 42 £375 -6.25% 4
City of London -18 42 £425 -15.00% 15
East of England -12 39 £472 +4.83% 8
West Midlands -2 27 £300 -20.00% 16
Wiltshire +23 25 £355 -21.11% 6
Manchester +13 20 £358 +25.43% 9
East Midlands +3 20 £288 +2.67% 3
Buckinghamshire -3 17 £419 +21.55% 1
Reading 0 16 £330 +19.45% 1
Surrey +24 15 £423 +10.45% 3
Bristol +1 13 £447 -4.84% 11
Fareham -3 11 £525 - 1
Belfast -21 11 £288 +4.54% 1
County Antrim -21 11 £288 +4.54% 1
Northern Ireland -22 11 £288 +4.54% 1
Derbyshire +9 10 £110 -
Bracknell +5 10 £340 +6.25%
Suffolk +2 10 £200 - 1
Bedfordshire -4 10 £525 +20.00%
Scotland -10 10 £225 -29.68% 1
Birmingham +6 9 £300 - 7
Portsmouth +3 9 £413 -34.00% 1
Wales -4 9 £423 +25.18% 2
Hertfordshire -9 9 £469 +9.59% 3

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Validation.

1 340 (24.30%) Finance
2 245 (17.51%) SQL
2 245 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (15.01%) Migration
4 172 (12.29%) Degree
5 170 (12.15%) Security Cleared
6 163 (11.65%) Windows
7 162 (11.58%) Microsoft
8 158 (11.29%) MS Excel
9 153 (10.94%) Oracle
10 135 (9.65%) QA
11 130 (9.29%) Data Validation
12 122 (8.72%) Data Migration
12 122 (8.72%) Linux
12 122 (8.72%) Project Management
13 119 (8.51%) SC Cleared
13 119 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
14 114 (8.15%) SQL Server
14 114 (8.15%) Java
15 112 (8.01%) Change Management
16 109 (7.79%) Banking
17 108 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
18 102 (7.29%) SAP
19 101 (7.22%) Management Information System
19 101 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
20 94 (6.72%) MS Office
21 92 (6.58%) XML
22 89 (6.36%) Unix
22 89 (6.36%) Scrum
23 88 (6.29%) ITIL

Validation
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 39 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.36%) WebSphere
3 30 (2.14%) Tomcat
4 29 (2.07%) IIS
5 18 (1.29%) CICS
6 17 (1.22%) Apache
6 17 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.22%) JBoss
6 17 (1.22%) SAS
7 14 (1.00%) CMS
8 13 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
9 11 (0.79%) Confluence
9 11 (0.79%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.64%) GlassFish
10 9 (0.64%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.64%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.64%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.50%) GemFire
12 6 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 158 (11.29%) MS Excel
2 94 (6.72%) MS Office
3 45 (3.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (2.57%) MS Visio
5 33 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (1.50%) MS Project
7 10 (0.71%) Simulink
8 8 (0.57%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.36%) SPSS
10 3 (0.21%) Windchill
11 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.14%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.14%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.071%) CATIA
12 1 (0.071%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.071%) InVision
12 1 (0.071%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.071%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.071%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 17 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (0.57%) Teamcenter
4 7 (0.50%) SAP ERP
4 7 (0.50%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.50%) SAP HR
4 7 (0.50%) SAP MDM
4 7 (0.50%) SAP PM
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.36%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.36%) HFM
6 5 (0.36%) Maximo
6 5 (0.36%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.36%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.29%) BPCS
7 4 (0.29%) ENOVIA
7 4 (0.29%) Epicor iScala
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.14%) IaaS
3 29 (2.07%) PaaS
4 23 (1.64%) Office 365
5 21 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (1.22%) GitHub
6 17 (1.22%) SaaS
7 6 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.29%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.21%) Basecamp
9 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.15%) TCP/IP
2 33 (2.36%) DNS
3 32 (2.29%) LAN
4 30 (2.14%) Ethernet
5 28 (2.00%) Firewall
6 27 (1.93%) Internet
6 27 (1.93%) WAN
7 23 (1.64%) VoIP
8 22 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (1.50%) Wireless
10 19 (1.36%) VPN
11 15 (1.07%) HTTP
12 14 (1.00%) Network Security
13 12 (0.86%) DHCP
13 12 (0.86%) MPLS
13 12 (0.86%) SAN
14 9 (0.64%) LDAP
14 9 (0.64%) SSL
15 8 (0.57%) Kerberos
15 8 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (2.29%) Big Data
4 31 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 28 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.57%) MySQL
8 19 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 19 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 18 (1.29%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
9 18 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 13 (0.93%) DB2
12 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.86%) OLTP
14 11 (0.79%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 50 (3.57%) JIRA
2 49 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.57%) Jenkins
4 34 (2.43%) Selenium
5 28 (2.00%) Cucumber
6 22 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (1.36%) Subversion
8 17 (1.22%) Visual Studio
9 16 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (0.93%) Eclipse
10 13 (0.93%) LSMW
10 13 (0.93%) Talend Open Studio
11 12 (0.86%) Appium
12 11 (0.79%) ERwin
12 11 (0.79%) JUnit
12 11 (0.79%) SonarQube
13 10 (0.71%) Ant
13 10 (0.71%) JMeter
13 10 (0.71%) WebDriver
14 9 (0.64%) MSI
General
1 340 (24.30%) Finance
2 109 (7.79%) Banking
3 76 (5.43%) Retail
4 67 (4.79%) Telecoms
5 64 (4.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 50 (3.57%) Front Office
7 49 (3.50%) Manufacturing
8 42 (3.00%) Marketing
9 36 (2.57%) Back Office
10 35 (2.50%) Investment Banking
11 27 (1.93%) Electronics
11 27 (1.93%) Legal
12 26 (1.86%) Aerospace
13 19 (1.36%) French Language
14 18 (1.29%) German Language
15 14 (1.00%) Automotive
15 14 (1.00%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.79%) Publishing
17 9 (0.64%) Billing
18 8 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 320 (22.87%) Analyst
2 180 (12.87%) Developer
3 114 (8.15%) Business Analyst
3 114 (8.15%) Consultant
4 76 (5.43%) Architect
5 63 (4.50%) Project Manager
6 60 (4.29%) Test Analyst
7 59 (4.22%) Data Analyst
8 43 (3.07%) Test Engineer
9 33 (2.36%) Java Developer
10 31 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
11 28 (2.00%) SAP Consultant
11 28 (2.00%) Tester
12 26 (1.86%) Support Engineer
13 23 (1.64%) Coordinator
13 23 (1.64%) Designer
13 23 (1.64%) Integration Engineer
13 23 (1.64%) Test Leader
14 22 (1.57%) Security Consultant
14 22 (1.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (6.58%) XML
2 68 (4.86%) Web Services
3 64 (4.57%) HTML
4 57 (4.07%) .NET
5 47 (3.36%) CSS
6 46 (3.29%) JSON
7 41 (2.93%) Spring
8 37 (2.64%) HTML5
9 35 (2.50%) SOAP
10 31 (2.22%) REST
11 27 (1.93%) XML Messaging
12 23 (1.64%) CSS3
13 22 (1.57%) RESTful
14 20 (1.43%) J2EE
14 20 (1.43%) Middleware
14 20 (1.43%) Struts
15 18 (1.29%) AngularJS
15 18 (1.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (1.22%) .NET Framework
17 16 (1.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (7.22%) Management Information System
3 54 (3.86%) Mathematics
4 50 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 46 (3.29%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.79%) User Experience
7 38 (2.72%) Statistics
8 34 (2.43%) Visualisation
9 33 (2.36%) Client/Server
10 32 (2.29%) Data Extraction
11 24 (1.72%) Virtual Team
12 20 (1.43%) Data Conversion
12 20 (1.43%) Data Structures
12 20 (1.43%) Market Risk
12 20 (1.43%) Physics
12 20 (1.43%) Replication
13 18 (1.29%) Data Integration
14 17 (1.22%) Blackberry
15 16 (1.14%) Credit Risk
15 16 (1.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 163 (11.65%) Windows
2 122 (8.72%) Linux
3 89 (6.36%) Unix
4 41 (2.93%) Windows Server
5 40 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 35 (2.50%) Windows 7
7 30 (2.14%) Android
8 20 (1.43%) AIX
9 18 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.22%) Solaris
11 15 (1.07%) Windows 10
12 14 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.64%) HPUX
16 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.21%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.21%) zOS
18 2 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (17.51%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (15.01%) Migration
3 130 (9.29%) Data Validation
4 122 (8.72%) Data Migration
4 122 (8.72%) Project Management
5 112 (8.01%) Change Management
6 108 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 101 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 89 (6.36%) Scrum
9 88 (6.29%) ITIL
10 86 (6.15%) SDLC
11 83 (5.93%) Software Engineering
12 81 (5.79%) Test Scripting
13 79 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
13 79 (5.65%) ETL
14 76 (5.43%) Data Modelling
15 75 (5.36%) Business Analysis
16 67 (4.79%) Configuration Management
17 66 (4.72%) ERP
18 65 (4.65%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 245 (17.51%) SQL
2 114 (8.15%) Java
3 81 (5.79%) C#
4 74 (5.29%) C
5 68 (4.86%) Python
6 67 (4.79%) C++
7 64 (4.57%) JavaScript
8 44 (3.15%) PowerShell
9 40 (2.86%) Perl
10 32 (2.29%) VBA
11 27 (1.93%) Ruby
12 26 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 25 (1.79%) T-SQL
14 20 (1.43%) MATLAB
15 17 (1.22%) VBScript
16 12 (0.86%) R
16 12 (0.86%) Scala
16 12 (0.86%) VB
17 8 (0.57%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 172 (12.29%) Degree
2 170 (12.15%) Security Cleared
3 119 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 43 (3.07%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (1.86%) ISTQB
7 25 (1.79%) CISSP
8 24 (1.72%) MCP
9 22 (1.57%) MCSA
10 21 (1.50%) CISM
10 21 (1.50%) ISEB
11 20 (1.43%) MCSE
12 18 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 17 (1.22%) ACDT
13 17 (1.22%) ACHDS
13 17 (1.22%) ACTC
13 17 (1.22%) CISA
13 17 (1.22%) MCDST
13 17 (1.22%) MCSM
13 17 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (9.65%) QA
2 72 (5.15%) Data Quality
3 30 (2.14%) GxP
4 26 (1.86%) SLA
5 23 (1.64%) GMP
6 20 (1.43%) PCI DSS
7 18 (1.29%) GAMP
8 17 (1.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 11 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
11 9 (0.64%) JSP 440
11 9 (0.64%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.64%) WCAG
12 8 (0.57%) GCP
13 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 5 (0.36%) ISO26262
13 5 (0.36%) MiFID
14 4 (0.29%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.29%) MISRA
15 3 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 66 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
4 16 (1.14%) Firmware
5 11 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.43%) Docker
8 6 (0.43%) HDFS
8 6 (0.43%) XenApp
9 4 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.14%) RACF
11 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.071%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.071%) Cygwin
12 1 (0.071%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 26 (1.86%) SCCM
2 17 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.00%) Puppet
4 13 (0.93%) Ansible
5 12 (0.86%) Control-M
6 11 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (0.71%) BladeLogic
8 8 (0.57%) Nagios
8 8 (0.57%) ZABBIX
9 6 (0.43%) SCOM
10 5 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.29%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.29%) PowerCLI
11 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.21%) Nessus
12 3 (0.21%) Nmap
12 3 (0.21%) rkt
12 3 (0.21%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 162 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 153 (10.94%) Oracle
3 102 (7.29%) SAP
4 50 (3.57%) Cisco
5 42 (3.00%) Citrix
6 39 (2.79%) VMware
7 38 (2.72%) HP
8 30 (2.14%) IBM
9 18 (1.29%) Apple
9 18 (1.29%) Huawei
10 17 (1.22%) Dell
11 16 (1.14%) Tableau
12 15 (1.07%) Informatica
13 14 (1.00%) hybris
14 13 (0.93%) Red Hat
14 13 (0.93%) Talend
15 9 (0.64%) Lotus
15 9 (0.64%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.64%) webMethods
16 8 (0.57%) Verint
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