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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
UK
Rank 193 158 143
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -15
Contract jobs citing Validation 603 812 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.33% 1.56% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.89% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 441 470
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £336 £386
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -13.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 57 34
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £31.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +27.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £16.66 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £53.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.25 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-11.24% +34.38%

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
37606 43039 41704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.75% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 28189 26373
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1185 1114
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -16 572 £425 +6.25% 130
London -16 246 £450 - 45
South East +8 131 £425 +21.42% 14
Hampshire +17 47 £378 +14.39% 6
South West +5 47 £418 +6.36% 12
East of England 0 43 £350 -18.12% 11
North West +13 39 £350 +3.70% 17
Berkshire +1 37 £425 +6.25% 3
City of London -30 27 £425 -19.04% 13
West Midlands 0 24 £325 - 6
Wiltshire +21 22 £415 -14.87% 2
Manchester +15 21 £340 +16.23% 10
Buckinghamshire -12 17 £425 +30.76%
Surrey +18 14 £430 +5.84% 3
East Midlands -5 14 £390 +30.00% 7
Slough +16 11 £425 +6.25%
Bedfordshire +2 11 £500 +42.85% 2
Belfast -22 11 £275 - 1
County Antrim -23 11 £275 - 1
Northern Ireland -24 11 £275 - 1
Reading +12 9 £450 -2.70%
Birmingham +6 9 £310 +1.63% 3
Yorkshire 0 9 £393 +12.14% 15
Suffolk -2 9 £200 -20.00%
Hertfordshire -8 9 £350 -18.12% 1
Gloucestershire -10 9 £475 +43.93% 1
Bristol -15 9 £362 -22.62% 8
Swindon +7 8 £420 -13.84% 2
West Yorkshire +5 8 £393 +12.14% 9
Portsmouth -2 8 £375 -11.76% 1

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 326 (24.26%) Finance
2 239 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 219 (16.29%) SQL
4 168 (12.50%) Degree
5 164 (12.20%) Migration
6 163 (12.13%) Security Cleared
7 142 (10.57%) Microsoft
8 141 (10.49%) Windows
8 141 (10.49%) MS Excel
9 138 (10.27%) Oracle
10 126 (9.38%) Data Validation
11 123 (9.15%) QA
12 119 (8.85%) Project Management
13 116 (8.63%) SC Cleared
14 112 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
15 102 (7.59%) Linux
16 100 (7.44%) Java
17 97 (7.22%) SQL Server
18 96 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
19 94 (6.99%) Banking
19 94 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
20 92 (6.85%) ITIL
21 91 (6.77%) Management Information System
22 89 (6.62%) Change Management
22 89 (6.62%) SAP
23 87 (6.47%) MS Office
23 87 (6.47%) SDLC
24 86 (6.40%) Test Scripting
25 85 (6.32%) XML
26 83 (6.18%) Business Intelligence

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 33 (2.46%) WebSphere
2 29 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.16%) Tomcat
3 21 (1.56%) IIS
4 16 (1.19%) JBoss
5 14 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 14 (1.04%) SAS
5 14 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.97%) Apache Spark
6 13 (0.97%) CICS
6 13 (0.97%) Confluence
7 12 (0.89%) GlassFish
8 10 (0.74%) Apache
8 10 (0.74%) CMS
8 10 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 141 (10.49%) MS Excel
2 87 (6.47%) MS Office
3 41 (3.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
5 24 (1.79%) MS Visio
6 17 (1.26%) MS Project
7 9 (0.67%) Simulink
8 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.22%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.22%) Siemens NX
9 3 (0.22%) SPSS
9 3 (0.22%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.22%) TargetLink
9 3 (0.22%) Windchill
10 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.074%) EViews
10 1 (0.074%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.074%) InVision
10 1 (0.074%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.074%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 17 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (0.52%) Teamcenter
4 6 (0.45%) HFM
5 5 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 5 (0.37%) SAP HR
5 5 (0.37%) SAP MDM
5 5 (0.37%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.30%) BPCS
6 4 (0.30%) Epicor iScala
6 4 (0.30%) Maximo
6 4 (0.30%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.30%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.22%) Demantra
7 3 (0.22%) ENOVIA
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.22%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (2.38%) IaaS
3 25 (1.86%) PaaS
4 23 (1.71%) Office 365
5 17 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (1.26%) SaaS
6 10 (0.74%) GitHub
7 6 (0.45%) Basecamp
7 6 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.30%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.50%) TCP/IP
2 33 (2.46%) VoIP
3 29 (2.16%) Firewall
3 29 (2.16%) Internet
4 28 (2.08%) DNS
5 27 (2.01%) LAN
6 23 (1.71%) Ethernet
7 21 (1.56%) WAN
7 21 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
8 18 (1.34%) VPN
9 17 (1.26%) Network Security
10 16 (1.19%) Wireless
11 13 (0.97%) HTTP
11 13 (0.97%) MPLS
11 13 (0.97%) SAN
12 11 (0.82%) LDAP
12 11 (0.82%) Unified Communications
13 10 (0.74%) SMTP
14 9 (0.67%) DHCP
15 8 (0.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 32 (2.38%) Big Data
4 29 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.71%) Oracle Database
6 21 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 20 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 20 (1.49%) MySQL
8 18 (1.34%) RDBMS
9 17 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (1.19%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (1.04%) MS Access
12 14 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.89%) Power BI
14 11 (0.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 52 (3.87%) JIRA
2 41 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 36 (2.68%) Selenium
4 28 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 27 (2.01%) Jenkins
6 23 (1.71%) Subversion
6 23 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
8 15 (1.12%) Visual Studio
9 11 (0.82%) Appium
9 11 (0.82%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.82%) ERwin
9 11 (0.82%) Talend Open Studio
10 10 (0.74%) Ant
10 10 (0.74%) Maven
11 9 (0.67%) HP UFT
11 9 (0.67%) MSI
11 9 (0.67%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.60%) JUnit
13 7 (0.52%) JMeter
General
1 326 (24.26%) Finance
2 94 (6.99%) Banking
3 71 (5.28%) Retail
4 66 (4.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 63 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 55 (4.09%) Front Office
7 51 (3.79%) Manufacturing
8 43 (3.20%) Marketing
9 33 (2.46%) Investment Banking
10 32 (2.38%) Back Office
11 24 (1.79%) Aerospace
11 24 (1.79%) Electronics
12 23 (1.71%) Legal
13 16 (1.19%) French Language
14 15 (1.12%) German Language
15 14 (1.04%) Billing
16 10 (0.74%) Automotive
16 10 (0.74%) Publishing
16 10 (0.74%) Retail Banking
17 9 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 305 (22.69%) Analyst
2 175 (13.02%) Developer
3 114 (8.48%) Business Analyst
4 104 (7.74%) Consultant
5 82 (6.10%) Architect
6 68 (5.06%) Project Manager
7 62 (4.61%) Test Analyst
8 47 (3.50%) Data Analyst
9 42 (3.13%) Test Engineer
10 37 (2.75%) Java Developer
11 31 (2.31%) Systems Engineer
12 28 (2.08%) Designer
13 27 (2.01%) Coordinator
14 26 (1.93%) Tester
15 24 (1.79%) Test Manager
16 22 (1.64%) Integration Engineer
16 22 (1.64%) Security Consultant
17 21 (1.56%) Project Coordinator
17 21 (1.56%) Senior Analyst
17 21 (1.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (6.32%) XML
2 64 (4.76%) HTML
3 63 (4.69%) Web Services
4 49 (3.65%) .NET
5 48 (3.57%) CSS
6 42 (3.13%) HTML5
7 39 (2.90%) Spring
8 37 (2.75%) JSON
9 34 (2.53%) SOAP
10 33 (2.46%) REST
11 27 (2.01%) CSS3
12 25 (1.86%) XML Messaging
13 24 (1.79%) AngularJS
14 23 (1.71%) Struts
15 20 (1.49%) Middleware
16 19 (1.41%) J2EE
16 19 (1.41%) Node.js
17 18 (1.34%) RESTful
18 14 (1.04%) JSTL
18 14 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (6.77%) Management Information System
3 48 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.35%) User Experience
5 43 (3.20%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 21 (1.56%) Market Risk
8 19 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.34%) NHS
9 18 (1.34%) Replication
10 17 (1.26%) Derivative
10 17 (1.26%) Life Science
10 17 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 16 (1.19%) Credit Risk
12 15 (1.12%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.04%) CMDB
13 14 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.04%) Mainframe
14 13 (0.97%) Blackberry
14 13 (0.97%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 141 (10.49%) Windows
2 102 (7.59%) Linux
3 69 (5.13%) Unix
4 37 (2.75%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.53%) Windows 7
6 30 (2.23%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.49%) Android
8 17 (1.26%) Windows 8
9 16 (1.19%) AIX
10 14 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.89%) Solaris
11 12 (0.89%) Windows 10
12 8 (0.60%) HPUX
13 7 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.22%) CoreOS
17 3 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (12.20%) Migration
3 126 (9.38%) Data Validation
4 119 (8.85%) Project Management
5 96 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 94 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 92 (6.85%) ITIL
8 89 (6.62%) Change Management
9 87 (6.47%) SDLC
10 86 (6.40%) Test Scripting
11 83 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
11 83 (6.18%) Data Migration
12 80 (5.95%) Scrum
13 72 (5.36%) Software Engineering
14 67 (4.99%) Data Modelling
15 66 (4.91%) Configuration Management
15 66 (4.91%) ETL
16 64 (4.76%) Analytics
16 64 (4.76%) ERP
16 64 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 219 (16.29%) SQL
2 100 (7.44%) Java
3 65 (4.84%) C++
4 64 (4.76%) C#
4 64 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 64 (4.76%) Python
5 59 (4.39%) C
6 37 (2.75%) PowerShell
7 36 (2.68%) Perl
8 20 (1.49%) Shell Script
8 20 (1.49%) VBA
9 19 (1.41%) Ruby
10 16 (1.19%) MATLAB
11 15 (1.12%) VBScript
12 14 (1.04%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.82%) R
14 10 (0.74%) Scala
15 8 (0.60%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.52%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 168 (12.50%) Degree
2 163 (12.13%) Security Cleared
3 116 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.98%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (2.01%) ISTQB
7 24 (1.79%) CISSP
7 24 (1.79%) ISEB
8 20 (1.49%) CISM
9 19 (1.41%) MCP
9 19 (1.41%) MCSA
10 18 (1.34%) CISA
11 16 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (1.12%) MCSE
12 15 (1.12%) PCI QSA
13 14 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.89%) MCDST
14 12 (0.89%) MCSM
14 12 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (9.15%) QA
2 65 (4.84%) Data Quality
3 32 (2.38%) GxP
4 24 (1.79%) SLA
5 21 (1.56%) GMP
6 20 (1.49%) GAMP
7 19 (1.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 17 (1.26%) PCI DSS
9 14 (1.04%) JSP 440
10 11 (0.82%) WCAG
11 9 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (0.60%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.52%) GCP
13 7 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.45%) MiFID
15 5 (0.37%) HL7
15 5 (0.37%) IFRS
15 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 4 (0.30%) IFRS 9
16 4 (0.30%) ISO26262
System Software
1 52 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.04%) Firmware
4 13 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.45%) Docker
7 6 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.45%) XenApp
8 3 (0.22%) HDFS
9 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.074%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.074%) RACF
10 1 (0.074%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (1.86%) SCCM
2 13 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.82%) Control-M
3 11 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.67%) Ansible
5 8 (0.60%) Puppet
6 5 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.37%) Nagios
6 5 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.37%) SCOM
6 5 (0.37%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.30%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.30%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.22%) Kibana
8 3 (0.22%) logstash
8 3 (0.22%) Mesos
8 3 (0.22%) PowerBroker
8 3 (0.22%) rkt
8 3 (0.22%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 142 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 138 (10.27%) Oracle
3 89 (6.62%) SAP
4 54 (4.02%) Cisco
5 39 (2.90%) HP
6 36 (2.68%) Citrix
6 36 (2.68%) VMware
7 23 (1.71%) IBM
8 19 (1.41%) Huawei
9 15 (1.12%) hybris
10 13 (0.97%) Apple
10 13 (0.97%) Tableau
11 12 (0.89%) ServiceNow
11 12 (0.89%) Verint
12 11 (0.82%) Informatica
12 11 (0.82%) Talend
13 10 (0.74%) Dell
14 9 (0.67%) NetApp
15 8 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (0.52%) Red Hat
London
Ebury
Rate: £217.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Digital Gurus
Rate: £350 - £465 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Luton
TUI Group Careers
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £41709.00 - £52793.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £17 - 25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £440 - £448 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Martin & Conley
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Other
HP inc
Posted: 17 days ago