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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 185 160 153
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 746 830 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.46% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.82% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 442 392
Median daily rate £400 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £242 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-0.07% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 68
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.72 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.66% -12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £43.39 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%

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
44552 45498 42918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.95% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29465 29481 26581
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1038 1209 1201
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -20 674 £400 - 127
London -17 259 £450 - 41
South East -4 155 £406 +4.16% 23
East of England +22 61 £350 +2.94% 16
Berkshire -6 60 £383 +0.92% 2
Scotland -3 47 £318 -8.50% 5
North West +1 46 £355 -11.25% 10
South West +15 38 £400 +10.34% 15
Yorkshire -5 31 £380 +1.33% 6
North East -29 31 £300 +4.06% 1
Hampshire +1 30 £380 +8.57% 3
Tyne and Wear -28 25 £305 +27.49%
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 25 £305 -7.04%
City of London -14 22 £393 -20.30% 12
Cambridgeshire +27 21 £190 -45.71% 11
Bristol +13 21 £225 -35.34% 5
Edinburgh 0 20 £375 +7.14% 5
West Midlands -49 20 £400 +33.33% 7
Reading +4 16 £300 -25.00% 1
Hertfordshire +5 15 £288 -7.25% 1
East Midlands -16 14 £350 +118.75% 7
Surrey -16 14 £375 -6.25% 7
Cambridge +25 13 £175 -37.50% 11
Buckinghamshire +11 13 £400 +14.28% 1
Oxfordshire +4 13 £450 +6.50% 1
Manchester -20 13 £438 +12.90% 3
Cheshire +4 12 £313 -21.87% 5
West Yorkshire -12 12 £400 +6.66% 4
West Sussex -7 11 £400 - 3
South Yorkshire +1 10 £340 -1.44% 1

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 428 (26.87%) Finance
2 311 (19.52%) SQL
3 225 (14.12%) Migration
4 206 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
5 200 (12.55%) Security Cleared
6 190 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
7 180 (11.30%) Degree
8 170 (10.67%) Microsoft
9 166 (10.42%) Data Validation
10 163 (10.23%) Project Management
11 160 (10.04%) Banking
12 152 (9.54%) Oracle
13 144 (9.04%) MS Excel
14 137 (8.60%) QA
15 131 (8.22%) Windows
15 131 (8.22%) Change Management
16 130 (8.16%) SC Cleared
17 129 (8.10%) Java
18 128 (8.04%) SQL Server
19 124 (7.78%) SAP
20 123 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
21 119 (7.47%) Linux
22 116 (7.28%) Unix
23 115 (7.22%) ITIL
23 115 (7.22%) Business Analysis
24 114 (7.16%) Test Scripting
25 110 (6.91%) MS Office
26 109 (6.84%) Data Migration
27 106 (6.65%) Management Information System
28 103 (6.47%) Service 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 70 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 55 (3.45%) SAS
3 23 (1.44%) Apache
4 22 (1.38%) Confluence
5 19 (1.19%) JBoss
6 18 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 14 (0.88%) CMS
9 13 (0.82%) IIS
9 13 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 8 (0.50%) MS Exchange
13 7 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.31%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
16 4 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 144 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 110 (6.91%) MS Office
3 49 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 48 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (2.07%) MS Project
6 23 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.94%) Simulink
8 8 (0.50%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.44%) SPSS
10 3 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.19%) CATIA
10 3 (0.19%) LaTeX
10 3 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.13%) OrCAD
11 2 (0.13%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.063%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.063%) GIMP
12 1 (0.063%) Solid Edge
12 1 (0.063%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (0.56%) SAP ERP
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.44%) SAP HR
5 7 (0.44%) SAP IS-U
5 7 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.31%) ENOVIA
7 5 (0.31%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.25%) Lorenzo
8 4 (0.25%) SAP APO
8 4 (0.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.69%) SaaS
4 9 (0.56%) Office 365
5 8 (0.50%) PaaS
6 6 (0.38%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.38%) IaaS
6 6 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 5 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 5 (0.31%) CloudFront
7 5 (0.31%) Route 53
8 4 (0.25%) GitHub
8 4 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.19%) Force.com
9 3 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.76%) TCP/IP
2 41 (2.57%) Firewall
3 38 (2.39%) WAN
4 36 (2.26%) DNS
5 30 (1.88%) LAN
6 28 (1.76%) LDAP
7 26 (1.63%) SAN
8 18 (1.13%) HTTP
9 17 (1.07%) Internet
10 15 (0.94%) Wireless
11 14 (0.88%) SSH
12 11 (0.69%) FTP
12 11 (0.69%) SNMP
12 11 (0.69%) VPN
13 10 (0.63%) DHCP
13 10 (0.63%) VoIP
14 9 (0.56%) 3G
14 9 (0.56%) iSCSI
14 9 (0.56%) Kerberos
14 9 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (2.45%) Data Mining
4 34 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 31 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (1.63%) MySQL
6 26 (1.63%) Relational Database
7 24 (1.51%) DB2
7 24 (1.51%) SAP Data Services
8 21 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (1.13%) GIS
11 17 (1.07%) Base SAS
11 17 (1.07%) Big Data
11 17 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.88%) RDBMS
12 14 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
14 12 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 54 (3.39%) JIRA
2 28 (1.76%) Rational DOORS
3 27 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 27 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 26 (1.63%) Jenkins
5 24 (1.51%) JUnit
5 24 (1.51%) Selenium
6 22 (1.38%) Maven
7 21 (1.32%) Cucumber
7 21 (1.32%) Eclipse
8 19 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
9 17 (1.07%) SoapUI
10 16 (1.00%) Subversion
11 15 (0.94%) LSMW
12 14 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.69%) ERwin
14 8 (0.50%) HP UFT
14 8 (0.50%) WebDriver
15 7 (0.44%) Ant
15 7 (0.44%) WiX
General
1 428 (26.87%) Finance
2 160 (10.04%) Banking
3 73 (4.58%) Retail
4 67 (4.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 66 (4.14%) Front Office
6 62 (3.89%) Telecoms
7 53 (3.33%) Back Office
8 51 (3.20%) Manufacturing
9 41 (2.57%) Marketing
10 28 (1.76%) Legal
11 23 (1.44%) Aerospace
11 23 (1.44%) Investment Banking
12 19 (1.19%) Billing
13 16 (1.00%) Electronics
13 16 (1.00%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.88%) Military
14 14 (0.88%) Publishing
15 13 (0.82%) Automotive
16 10 (0.63%) French Language
17 8 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 436 (27.37%) Analyst
2 178 (11.17%) Developer
3 146 (9.17%) Business Analyst
4 129 (8.10%) Consultant
5 91 (5.71%) Data Analyst
6 85 (5.34%) Architect
7 79 (4.96%) Project Manager
8 76 (4.77%) Test Analyst
9 45 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
10 43 (2.70%) Tester
11 39 (2.45%) Test Manager
12 36 (2.26%) Test Engineer
13 34 (2.13%) SQL Developer
14 33 (2.07%) Risk Analyst
15 32 (2.01%) Senior Analyst
16 29 (1.82%) Financial Analyst
17 28 (1.76%) Software Engineer
18 27 (1.69%) Quantitative Analyst
18 27 (1.69%) SAP Consultant
18 27 (1.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (6.15%) XML
2 80 (5.02%) Web Services
3 68 (4.27%) SOAP
4 53 (3.33%) CSS
5 52 (3.26%) HTML
6 41 (2.57%) .NET
7 29 (1.82%) Middleware
7 29 (1.82%) REST
8 26 (1.63%) jQuery
9 21 (1.32%) JSON
10 20 (1.26%) Ajax
11 18 (1.13%) J2EE
12 17 (1.07%) .NET Framework
12 17 (1.07%) CSS3
13 16 (1.00%) Spring
14 15 (0.94%) HTML5
14 15 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (0.88%) RESTful
16 13 (0.82%) XSLT
17 12 (0.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 190 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (6.65%) Management Information System
3 61 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 47 (2.95%) Data Centre
5 45 (2.82%) Credit Risk
6 42 (2.64%) Mainframe
7 41 (2.57%) Data Extraction
8 39 (2.45%) Statistics
8 39 (2.45%) User Experience
9 36 (2.26%) Mathematics
10 29 (1.82%) Visualisation
11 28 (1.76%) Algorithms
12 26 (1.63%) Life Science
13 22 (1.38%) Fixed Income
14 21 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 21 (1.32%) Market Risk
15 19 (1.19%) Mobile App
16 17 (1.07%) Data Structures
16 17 (1.07%) FMCG
16 17 (1.07%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 131 (8.22%) Windows
2 119 (7.47%) Linux
3 116 (7.28%) Unix
4 28 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.26%) Solaris
7 15 (0.94%) zOS
8 14 (0.88%) Windows 7
8 14 (0.88%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.82%) AIX
10 12 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.56%) Android
13 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.25%) CentOS
14 4 (0.25%) HPUX
14 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (14.12%) Migration
2 206 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
3 166 (10.42%) Data Validation
4 163 (10.23%) Project Management
5 131 (8.22%) Change Management
6 123 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 115 (7.22%) Business Analysis
7 115 (7.22%) ITIL
8 114 (7.16%) Test Scripting
9 109 (6.84%) Data Migration
10 103 (6.47%) Service Management
11 101 (6.34%) Data Modelling
12 100 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 96 (6.03%) ETL
14 95 (5.96%) Data Analysis
15 90 (5.65%) Scrum
16 86 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
17 84 (5.27%) SDLC
18 76 (4.77%) Continuous Improvement
19 70 (4.39%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 311 (19.52%) SQL
2 129 (8.10%) Java
3 77 (4.83%) C++
4 74 (4.65%) C
5 67 (4.21%) Python
6 60 (3.77%) C#
7 55 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 55 (3.45%) Perl
8 48 (3.01%) VBA
9 31 (1.95%) MATLAB
10 27 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 25 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.38%) PHP
12 22 (1.38%) R
13 21 (1.32%) Korn
14 19 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 19 (1.19%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.00%) VB
16 13 (0.82%) PowerShell
17 11 (0.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 200 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 180 (11.30%) Degree
3 130 (8.16%) SC Cleared
4 41 (2.57%) DV Cleared
5 38 (2.39%) ISEB
6 29 (1.82%) ISTQB
7 22 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (1.19%) PhD
8 19 (1.19%) PMP
9 15 (0.94%) MCP
10 14 (0.88%) CCNA
11 13 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.63%) MCTS
15 9 (0.56%) CCNP
15 9 (0.56%) CISSP
15 9 (0.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (8.60%) QA
2 97 (6.09%) Data Quality
3 48 (3.01%) SLA
4 27 (1.69%) GxP
5 19 (1.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 19 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (1.00%) GMP
7 13 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.44%) GAMP
9 6 (0.38%) DO-178B
9 6 (0.38%) Solvency II
10 5 (0.31%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.31%) MISRA
11 4 (0.25%) DO-160
11 4 (0.25%) GCP
11 4 (0.25%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.25%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.25%) MISRA C
11 4 (0.25%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 29 (1.82%) ACF2
3 23 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (1.32%) RACF
5 14 (0.88%) Firmware
6 9 (0.56%) Samba
6 9 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.50%) NFS
7 8 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.19%) HDFS
9 3 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (0.13%) Cygwin
10 2 (0.13%) Docker
10 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.13%) vSphere
11 1 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 46 (2.89%) zSecure
3 16 (1.00%) SCCM
4 15 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.82%) Puppet
6 10 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.50%) Ansible
8 6 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.25%) Control-M
9 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.25%) SCOM
10 2 (0.13%) DameWare
10 2 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.13%) Nessus
10 2 (0.13%) Nmap
10 2 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 170 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 152 (9.54%) Oracle
3 124 (7.78%) SAP
4 94 (5.90%) HP
5 38 (2.39%) VMware
6 26 (1.63%) Cisco
6 26 (1.63%) IBM
7 24 (1.51%) Informatica
8 22 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 20 (1.26%) Tableau
10 19 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
10 19 (1.19%) Talend
11 16 (1.00%) Citrix
12 14 (0.88%) EMC
13 13 (0.82%) Dell
13 13 (0.82%) ServiceNow
14 12 (0.75%) CA
14 12 (0.75%) Murex
14 12 (0.75%) Splunk
15 11 (0.69%) Alteryx
London
HFG
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Networkers
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £450 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Team Jobs
Rate: From £35 to £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Hydrogen
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Volaris Exec
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + all-inclusive
Posted: 27 days ago
Haverhill, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago