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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 180 168 144
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -24
Contract jobs citing Validation 775 841 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.44% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.79% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 444 432
Median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 59
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.73 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.97 £43.31 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.04% -0.66%

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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 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 -10 711 £400 - 116
London -16 275 £437 -2.94% 29
South East -4 168 £400 - 11
Berkshire +10 66 £363 -9.37% 2
East of England +29 61 £350 +1.44% 11
South West +20 47 £375 -1.18% 21
North West +4 42 £325 -10.34% 10
Yorkshire +2 41 £380 -1.93% 9
Scotland -6 36 £310 -4.98% 4
Hampshire +5 35 £409 -4.94% 2
City of London -8 35 £463 -7.50% 4
West Midlands -49 30 £394 +14.54% 8
Bristol +11 27 £250 -34.12% 13
North East -16 23 £310 +44.18% 5
Cambridgeshire +32 21 £175 -50.00% 5
Hertfordshire +15 18 £288 -7.25% 1
South Yorkshire +11 17 £340 - 4
Edinburgh +6 17 £350 - 4
Tyne and Wear -25 17 £310 +44.18% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 17 £310 +15.14% 3
Cheshire +13 16 £325 +8.33% 1
West Yorkshire 0 16 £420 +10.16% 5
Sheffield - 16 £340 - 4
Reading +9 15 £390 -2.50% 2
Cambridge +30 14 £190 - 5
Oxfordshire +3 14 £450 -6.73% 1
West Sussex -1 13 £406 +16.07%
East Midlands -9 13 £300 +87.50% 9
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £413 +30.95% 1
Surrey -20 12 £275 -29.03% 4

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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.

1 423 (26.62%) Finance
2 308 (19.38%) SQL
3 249 (15.67%) Migration
4 214 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
5 194 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
6 182 (11.45%) Security Cleared
7 181 (11.39%) Degree
8 176 (11.08%) Microsoft
9 166 (10.45%) Banking
10 160 (10.07%) Project Management
10 160 (10.07%) Data Validation
11 156 (9.82%) Oracle
11 156 (9.82%) MS Excel
12 141 (8.87%) Windows
13 140 (8.81%) QA
14 136 (8.56%) Change Management
14 136 (8.56%) Data Migration
15 131 (8.24%) SAP
16 129 (8.12%) Java
17 128 (8.06%) SQL Server
18 127 (7.99%) SC Cleared
19 126 (7.93%) User Acceptance Testing
20 117 (7.36%) Business Analysis
21 116 (7.30%) MS Office
21 116 (7.30%) Linux
22 114 (7.17%) Unix
23 112 (7.05%) ITIL
23 112 (7.05%) Management Information System
24 109 (6.86%) Test Scripting
25 102 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management

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 64 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.59%) SAS
3 26 (1.64%) Apache
4 24 (1.51%) Confluence
5 23 (1.45%) JBoss
6 21 (1.32%) IIS
6 21 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 20 (1.26%) CMS
7 20 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.57%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.50%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.50%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (0.44%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.38%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 156 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 116 (7.30%) MS Office
3 55 (3.46%) MS Visio
4 49 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (1.95%) MS Project
6 23 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (1.01%) Simulink
8 10 (0.63%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.63%) SPSS
9 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.19%) CATIA
9 3 (0.19%) LaTeX
9 3 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.13%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.13%) OrCAD
10 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
11 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.063%) GIMP
11 1 (0.063%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.063%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 20 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.57%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.50%) SAP FI
8 7 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.44%) SAP HR
8 7 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
9 6 (0.38%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.31%) ENOVIA
10 5 (0.31%) SAP CRM
10 5 (0.31%) SAP PM
10 5 (0.31%) Teamcenter
11 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.69%) PaaS
3 11 (0.69%) SaaS
4 10 (0.63%) Office 365
5 8 (0.50%) GitHub
5 8 (0.50%) IaaS
6 7 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.25%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.25%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.25%) Route 53
9 3 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.19%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.21%) TCP/IP
2 43 (2.71%) WAN
3 42 (2.64%) Firewall
4 41 (2.58%) DNS
5 36 (2.27%) LAN
6 30 (1.89%) LDAP
7 25 (1.57%) SAN
8 20 (1.26%) HTTP
9 18 (1.13%) Internet
10 17 (1.07%) Wireless
11 15 (0.94%) SSH
12 12 (0.76%) FTP
13 11 (0.69%) DHCP
13 11 (0.69%) Ethernet
13 11 (0.69%) SNMP
13 11 (0.69%) VPN
14 10 (0.63%) 3G
14 10 (0.63%) Kerberos
14 10 (0.63%) SSL
14 10 (0.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (2.20%) Data Mining
4 34 (2.14%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (1.64%) DB2
6 26 (1.64%) MySQL
6 26 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
7 24 (1.51%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.20%) Big Data
9 18 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
9 18 (1.13%) GIS
9 18 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (1.01%) Base SAS
10 16 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.69%) Data Mart
12 11 (0.69%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.57%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 58 (3.65%) JIRA
2 34 (2.14%) Jenkins
3 31 (1.95%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.76%) Rational DOORS
5 26 (1.64%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.32%) Talend Open Studio
7 20 (1.26%) JUnit
8 19 (1.20%) Eclipse
8 19 (1.20%) Maven
9 18 (1.13%) Cucumber
9 18 (1.13%) LSMW
10 17 (1.07%) Selenium
10 17 (1.07%) SoapUI
10 17 (1.07%) Subversion
10 17 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.57%) ERwin
12 9 (0.57%) WebDriver
13 8 (0.50%) HP UFT
13 8 (0.50%) JMeter
General
1 423 (26.62%) Finance
2 166 (10.45%) Banking
3 74 (4.66%) Retail
4 66 (4.15%) Pharmaceutical
5 59 (3.71%) Telecoms
6 54 (3.40%) Front Office
7 53 (3.34%) Back Office
8 46 (2.89%) Manufacturing
9 43 (2.71%) Marketing
10 34 (2.14%) Legal
11 25 (1.57%) Aerospace
12 24 (1.51%) Investment Banking
13 18 (1.13%) Retail Banking
14 17 (1.07%) Electronics
15 16 (1.01%) Automotive
15 16 (1.01%) Billing
15 16 (1.01%) Publishing
16 11 (0.69%) French Language
17 9 (0.57%) Military
18 8 (0.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 418 (26.31%) Analyst
2 173 (10.89%) Developer
3 145 (9.13%) Business Analyst
4 139 (8.75%) Consultant
5 87 (5.48%) Architect
6 81 (5.10%) Data Analyst
7 78 (4.91%) Project Manager
7 78 (4.91%) Test Analyst
8 44 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
8 44 (2.77%) Tester
9 35 (2.20%) Test Engineer
9 35 (2.20%) Test Manager
10 32 (2.01%) Risk Analyst
10 32 (2.01%) SAP Consultant
10 32 (2.01%) SQL Developer
11 31 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
12 30 (1.89%) Support Engineer
13 29 (1.83%) Administrator
13 29 (1.83%) Financial Analyst
14 27 (1.70%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (5.85%) XML
2 84 (5.29%) Web Services
3 66 (4.15%) SOAP
4 49 (3.08%) HTML
5 48 (3.02%) .NET
6 44 (2.77%) CSS
7 33 (2.08%) REST
8 29 (1.83%) JSON
8 29 (1.83%) Middleware
9 26 (1.64%) jQuery
10 23 (1.45%) .NET Framework
11 20 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 18 (1.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 18 (1.13%) J2EE
13 17 (1.07%) Ajax
13 17 (1.07%) CSS3
13 17 (1.07%) Entity Framework
14 15 (0.94%) HTML5
14 15 (0.94%) RESTful
14 15 (0.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 194 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (7.05%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.84%) Computer Science
4 48 (3.02%) Data Centre
5 47 (2.96%) Data Extraction
6 45 (2.83%) Mainframe
7 41 (2.58%) Credit Risk
8 40 (2.52%) User Experience
9 35 (2.20%) Statistics
10 33 (2.08%) Visualisation
11 31 (1.95%) Mathematics
12 26 (1.64%) Life Science
13 25 (1.57%) Data Conversion
14 23 (1.45%) Algorithms
15 21 (1.32%) Fixed Income
16 19 (1.20%) Data Structures
16 19 (1.20%) Replication
16 19 (1.20%) Virtual Team
17 18 (1.13%) Client/Server
18 17 (1.07%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.87%) Windows
2 116 (7.30%) Linux
3 114 (7.17%) Unix
4 34 (2.14%) Windows Server
5 25 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.26%) Apple iOS
7 17 (1.07%) Android
7 17 (1.07%) Solaris
8 16 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (0.94%) zOS
10 14 (0.88%) AIX
10 14 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.88%) Windows XP
11 13 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (0.44%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.25%) CentOS
14 4 (0.25%) VxWorks
15 3 (0.19%) MVS
15 3 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (15.67%) Migration
2 214 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
3 160 (10.07%) Data Validation
3 160 (10.07%) Project Management
4 136 (8.56%) Change Management
4 136 (8.56%) Data Migration
5 126 (7.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 117 (7.36%) Business Analysis
7 112 (7.05%) ITIL
8 109 (6.86%) Test Scripting
9 102 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 101 (6.36%) Service Management
11 100 (6.29%) ETL
12 98 (6.17%) Data Modelling
13 90 (5.66%) Scrum
14 82 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
15 81 (5.10%) SDLC
16 79 (4.97%) Data Analysis
17 76 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
18 73 (4.59%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 308 (19.38%) SQL
2 129 (8.12%) Java
3 90 (5.66%) C
4 66 (4.15%) Python
5 65 (4.09%) C#
6 64 (4.03%) C++
7 55 (3.46%) VBA
8 54 (3.40%) Perl
9 51 (3.21%) JavaScript
10 30 (1.89%) MATLAB
11 29 (1.83%) T-SQL
12 28 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 24 (1.51%) R
14 22 (1.38%) Korn
15 20 (1.26%) Bash Shell
16 19 (1.20%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.20%) PowerShell
17 18 (1.13%) PHP
18 16 (1.01%) VB
19 15 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 182 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 181 (11.39%) Degree
3 127 (7.99%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.27%) ISEB
5 30 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.76%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (1.32%) PMP
9 17 (1.07%) MCP
10 16 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.82%) PhD
12 13 (0.82%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.69%) MCSA
13 11 (0.69%) MCTS
14 9 (0.57%) A+ Certification
15 8 (0.50%) CCNP
15 8 (0.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (8.81%) QA
2 91 (5.73%) Data Quality
3 44 (2.77%) SLA
4 27 (1.70%) GxP
5 19 (1.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 19 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.88%) GMP
7 13 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (0.57%) GAMP
9 8 (0.50%) DO-178B
9 8 (0.50%) MISRA
10 7 (0.44%) MISRA C
11 6 (0.38%) Solvency II
12 5 (0.31%) DO-160
12 5 (0.31%) GCP
12 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.25%) ARP4754
13 4 (0.25%) ARP4761
13 4 (0.25%) DO-254
13 4 (0.25%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 71 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.83%) ACF2
3 23 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.32%) RACF
5 15 (0.94%) Firmware
6 10 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (0.57%) Samba
8 8 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.50%) NFS
9 4 (0.25%) HDFS
10 3 (0.19%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.13%) Cygwin
11 2 (0.13%) Docker
11 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.13%) vSphere
12 1 (0.063%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.063%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 52 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
2 46 (2.89%) zSecure
3 19 (1.20%) SCCM
4 18 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.01%) Puppet
6 14 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 12 (0.76%) Ansible
8 7 (0.44%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.31%) SCOM
11 4 (0.25%) Control-M
12 3 (0.19%) Nagios
12 3 (0.19%) ZABBIX
13 2 (0.13%) DameWare
13 2 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.13%) Mesos
13 2 (0.13%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
13 2 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 176 (11.08%) Microsoft
2 156 (9.82%) Oracle
3 131 (8.24%) SAP
4 87 (5.48%) HP
5 42 (2.64%) VMware
6 32 (2.01%) IBM
7 27 (1.70%) Cisco
8 24 (1.51%) Red Hat
9 23 (1.45%) Informatica
10 22 (1.38%) Tableau
11 21 (1.32%) Talend
12 18 (1.13%) Citrix
12 18 (1.13%) Dell
13 16 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (0.82%) CA
14 13 (0.82%) ServiceNow
15 12 (0.76%) Apple
15 12 (0.76%) EMC
15 12 (0.76%) Splunk
15 12 (0.76%) Sybase
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