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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 163 147 198
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +51
Contract jobs citing Validation 858 874 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.55% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.03% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 435 292
Average daily rate
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£400 £423 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +9.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 35
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.88 £15.90 £18.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £42.80 £48.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -3.33%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -11 770 £402 -5.47% 201
London -13 313 £460 +2.22% 62
South East -6 176 £400 +21.21% 39
City of London +22 82 £500 +11.11% 15
Scotland -11 57 £345 -4.82% 6
East of England +28 54 £350 +25.00% 20
Berkshire +2 52 £379 -5.25% 6
West Midlands -11 47 £375 +36.36% 14
North West -12 46 £388 -3.12% 12
South West -12 45 £350 -11.11% 38
Yorkshire -19 44 £388 -10.40% 5
Hampshire -7 33 £430 +17.80% 7
Surrey +9 32 £388 +7.63% 6
Buckinghamshire -16 25 £390 +110.81% 5
West Yorkshire -40 21 £390 -11.36% 3
Manchester -6 20 £406 +25.00% 6
Hertfordshire +19 19 £310 -17.33% 9
Milton Keynes -2 19 £353 +90.54% 1
Edinburgh -5 18 £350 -10.82% 4
Birmingham +20 17 £413 +170.49% 4
North East -15 17 £215 -74.32% 1
Leeds -30 17 £383 -17.29% 1
Newbury +5 16 - -
Tyne and Wear -12 16 £215 -74.32% 1
North Yorkshire +8 15 £388 -
Wiltshire +4 15 £413 +275.00% 13
Leatherhead - 15 £400 - 2
Reading -6 14 £400 -5.88% 3
East Midlands -14 14 £160 -49.60% 5
York - 13 £388 -

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 434 (25.57%) SQL
2 366 (21.57%) Finance
3 282 (16.62%) Migration
4 238 (14.02%) Data Validation
5 221 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
6 214 (12.61%) Microsoft
7 205 (12.08%) Banking
8 183 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
9 174 (10.25%) Project Management
10 172 (10.14%) MS Excel
10 172 (10.14%) Security Cleared
11 167 (9.84%) Oracle
12 166 (9.78%) Degree
13 159 (9.37%) Data Analysis
14 158 (9.31%) ETL
15 155 (9.13%) Data Migration
16 152 (8.96%) Business Analysis
17 149 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
18 148 (8.72%) Data Modelling
19 144 (8.49%) Java
20 142 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
21 135 (7.96%) Windows
22 132 (7.78%) ITIL
23 119 (7.01%) User Acceptance Testing
23 119 (7.01%) Test Scripting
24 118 (6.95%) JavaScript
24 118 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
25 115 (6.78%) SAP
26 112 (6.60%) SQL Server
26 112 (6.60%) Change Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 65 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 63 (3.71%) SAS
3 38 (2.24%) JBoss
4 33 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 29 (1.71%) IIS
6 26 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 17 (1.00%) MS Exchange
7 17 (1.00%) Apache
8 16 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.88%) Confluence
10 14 (0.82%) GlassFish
11 12 (0.71%) Mule
11 12 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.65%) Node.js
13 10 (0.59%) nginx
13 10 (0.59%) Tornado
13 10 (0.59%) WildFly
13 10 (0.59%) Mule ESB
13 10 (0.59%) Apache TomEE
13 10 (0.59%) Jetty
Applications
1 172 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 79 (4.66%) MS Office
3 58 (3.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (2.71%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.24%) MS Project
6 14 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.77%) Simulink
8 8 (0.47%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.47%) Siemens NX
9 5 (0.29%) PowerPivot
9 5 (0.29%) Maya
10 4 (0.24%) CATIA
10 4 (0.24%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.24%) Maple
10 4 (0.24%) Stateflow
10 4 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.24%) LaTeX
11 3 (0.18%) SPSS
12 2 (0.12%) TargetLink
13 1 (0.059%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 35 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.53%) Teamcenter
2 9 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 7 (0.41%) SAP SD
3 7 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (0.29%) Misys Midas
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.24%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.24%) Maximo
6 4 (0.24%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.18%) HFM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.12%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.12%) SaaS
2 15 (0.88%) Google Analytics
3 11 (0.65%) PaaS
4 9 (0.53%) OpenShift
5 7 (0.41%) Office 365
5 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.18%) IaaS
7 3 (0.18%) Force.com
8 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.12%) Basecamp
8 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.059%) Veeva
9 1 (0.059%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 48 (2.83%) TCP/IP
2 39 (2.30%) Firewall
3 34 (2.00%) 3G
4 28 (1.65%) 4G
5 26 (1.53%) LTE
6 25 (1.47%) LAN
7 24 (1.41%) WAN
8 23 (1.36%) Radio Access Network
9 22 (1.30%) VoLTE
9 22 (1.30%) MPLS
9 22 (1.30%) BGP
10 20 (1.18%) VPN
10 20 (1.18%) SAN
10 20 (1.18%) HTTP
10 20 (1.18%) Diameter Protocol
11 19 (1.12%) VoIP
11 19 (1.12%) 2G
12 18 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (1.00%) Internet
13 17 (1.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (8.78%) Data Warehouse
2 112 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 58 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 58 (3.42%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.77%) Oracle Database
5 41 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
6 40 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (1.53%) Big Data
9 23 (1.36%) MySQL
10 22 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 22 (1.30%) MS Access
11 20 (1.18%) Data Mining
12 18 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (0.94%) SAP Data Services
14 15 (0.88%) Hadoop
14 15 (0.88%) DB2
15 13 (0.77%) OLAP
15 13 (0.77%) PowerCenter
15 13 (0.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 40 (2.36%) JIRA
2 33 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
3 30 (1.77%) SoapUI
4 24 (1.41%) Visual Studio
5 20 (1.18%) ERwin
6 18 (1.06%) Git (software)
7 16 (0.94%) Selenium
7 16 (0.94%) Maven
7 16 (0.94%) JMeter
7 16 (0.94%) Jenkins
8 12 (0.71%) Ant
9 10 (0.59%) JUnit
9 10 (0.59%) Subversion
9 10 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (0.53%) TestDirector
10 9 (0.53%) Gerrit
10 9 (0.53%) Gradle
10 9 (0.53%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.53%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 366 (21.57%) Finance
2 205 (12.08%) Banking
3 110 (6.48%) Telecoms
4 70 (4.12%) Manufacturing
5 66 (3.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 62 (3.65%) Retail
7 50 (2.95%) Investment Banking
8 45 (2.65%) Electronics
9 40 (2.36%) Marketing
10 31 (1.83%) Back Office
10 31 (1.83%) Automotive
11 29 (1.71%) Front Office
12 22 (1.30%) Retail Banking
13 20 (1.18%) Billing
14 18 (1.06%) Legal
15 15 (0.88%) Publishing
16 12 (0.71%) Aerospace
17 11 (0.65%) General Ledger
18 8 (0.47%) Local Government
18 8 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 601 (35.42%) Analyst
2 239 (14.08%) Business Analyst
3 184 (10.84%) Developer
4 148 (8.72%) Data Analyst
5 128 (7.54%) Architect
6 112 (6.60%) Test Analyst
7 75 (4.42%) Project Manager
8 71 (4.18%) Consultant
9 55 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
10 53 (3.12%) Test Engineer
11 48 (2.83%) Software Engineer
12 46 (2.71%) Tester
12 46 (2.71%) Test Manager
13 41 (2.42%) Systems Engineer
14 34 (2.00%) Solutions Architect
14 34 (2.00%) Banking Business Analyst
15 29 (1.71%) Designer
16 27 (1.59%) Senior Business Analyst
17 24 (1.41%) Systems Analyst
18 22 (1.30%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (6.31%) XML
2 103 (6.07%) HTML
3 69 (4.07%) CSS
4 59 (3.48%) .NET
5 55 (3.24%) Web Services
6 44 (2.59%) SOAP
7 39 (2.30%) HTML5
8 29 (1.71%) J2EE
9 28 (1.65%) JSON
10 25 (1.47%) Spring
10 25 (1.47%) AngularJS
11 24 (1.41%) CSS3
11 24 (1.41%) Ajax
11 24 (1.41%) jQuery
12 23 (1.36%) REST
13 22 (1.30%) XML Messaging
14 20 (1.18%) Middleware
15 17 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (0.88%) JAX-RS
16 15 (0.88%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 221 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (4.54%) Management Information System
3 60 (3.54%) Computer Science
4 51 (3.01%) Data Integration
5 46 (2.71%) Statistics
6 45 (2.65%) User Experience
7 44 (2.59%) Data Centre
8 33 (1.94%) Mathematics
8 33 (1.94%) Credit Risk
9 27 (1.59%) Visualisation
10 25 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.41%) Data Extraction
11 24 (1.41%) NHS
12 23 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.12%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.12%) Fixed Income
14 16 (0.94%) Derivative
15 14 (0.82%) Informatics
15 14 (0.82%) Reference Data
15 14 (0.82%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 135 (7.96%) Windows
2 111 (6.54%) UNIX
3 72 (4.24%) Linux
4 37 (2.18%) Windows 7
5 30 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (0.94%) Solaris
7 16 (0.94%) AIX
8 14 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 11 (0.65%) Android
10 10 (0.59%) CentOS
11 9 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
11 9 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.41%) MVS
12 7 (0.41%) VMS
13 5 (0.29%) VME
13 5 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (16.62%) Migration
2 238 (14.02%) Data Validation
3 183 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (10.25%) Project Management
5 159 (9.37%) Data Analysis
6 158 (9.31%) ETL
7 155 (9.13%) Data Migration
8 152 (8.96%) Business Analysis
9 148 (8.72%) Data Modelling
10 142 (8.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 132 (7.78%) ITIL
12 119 (7.01%) User Acceptance Testing
12 119 (7.01%) Test Scripting
13 118 (6.95%) Business Intelligence
14 112 (6.60%) Change Management
15 89 (5.24%) Analytics
16 80 (4.71%) PRINCE2
17 77 (4.54%) CRM
18 74 (4.36%) Data Cleansing
19 73 (4.30%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 434 (25.57%) SQL
2 144 (8.49%) Java
3 118 (6.95%) JavaScript
4 78 (4.60%) C++
5 47 (2.77%) C
6 45 (2.65%) Perl
7 40 (2.36%) Python
8 39 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 37 (2.18%) PL/SQL
9 37 (2.18%) C#
10 36 (2.12%) Shell Script
11 30 (1.77%) VBA
12 23 (1.36%) MATLAB
12 23 (1.36%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.30%) R
14 18 (1.06%) VB
15 13 (0.77%) Scala
16 12 (0.71%) VBScript
17 11 (0.65%) Apex Code
18 10 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 172 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 166 (9.78%) Degree
3 112 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 64 (3.77%) ISEB
5 59 (3.48%) ISTQB
6 38 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (1.94%) DV Cleared
8 26 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (1.24%) CCNP
10 19 (1.12%) PMI Certification
11 14 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 14 (0.82%) MCTS
12 13 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (0.59%) MCITP
13 10 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 10 (0.59%) MCP
14 9 (0.53%) MCSA
14 9 (0.53%) CCIE
14 9 (0.53%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.83%) QA
2 48 (2.83%) SLA
3 40 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 35 (2.06%) GxP
5 25 (1.47%) GMP
6 21 (1.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 21 (1.24%) GAMP
7 18 (1.06%) IEC 61508
8 11 (0.65%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.47%) FINREP
11 7 (0.41%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.35%) DO-178B
12 6 (0.35%) MiFID
13 5 (0.29%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.29%) DO-160
13 5 (0.29%) WCAG
13 5 (0.29%) GCP
14 4 (0.24%) GLP
System Software
1 55 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 46 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.88%) XenApp
4 10 (0.59%) Varnish
4 10 (0.59%) Squid
5 9 (0.53%) Firmware
5 9 (0.53%) vCloud
6 8 (0.47%) vSphere
7 5 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.29%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.12%) XenServer
10 2 (0.12%) RACF
10 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.059%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.059%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.059%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.059%) KVM
Systems Management
1 74 (4.36%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (1.06%) SCCM
2 18 (1.06%) Puppet
3 12 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 10 (0.59%) Ansible
5 9 (0.53%) logstash
5 9 (0.53%) Salt
5 9 (0.53%) Kibana
5 9 (0.53%) HAProxy
5 9 (0.53%) Rundeck
5 9 (0.53%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.35%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.24%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.18%) OpenView
8 3 (0.18%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.12%) CA LISA
9 2 (0.12%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.12%) zSecure
9 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 214 (12.61%) Microsoft
2 167 (9.84%) Oracle
3 115 (6.78%) SAP
4 73 (4.30%) HP
5 50 (2.95%) VMware
6 47 (2.77%) IBM
7 46 (2.71%) Cisco
8 28 (1.65%) Informatica
9 26 (1.53%) Red Hat
10 25 (1.47%) Citrix
11 23 (1.36%) webMethods
12 20 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (1.18%) WorldPay
13 19 (1.12%) Tableau
14 18 (1.06%) Google
15 17 (1.00%) Splunk
15 17 (1.00%) Juniper
15 17 (1.00%) Cognos
16 16 (0.94%) CheckPoint
17 15 (0.88%) Software AG
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