The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 145 164 153
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 771 586 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.23% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.70% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 288 429
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £237 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 50 36
Average hourly rate £37.80 £31.13 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.44% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £12.00 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+23.93% -17.56%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40055 34550 41999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.44% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24990 20571 23942
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1039 1411
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%

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 24 April 2014.

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 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +29 728 £400 -5.88% 157
London +11 299 £425 -5.55% 56
South East +14 156 £405 +24.53% 31
City of London +6 79 £400 -5.88% 23
South West +30 56 £460 +80.39% 13
Hampshire +37 51 £418 +4.37% 6
West Midlands -8 51 £325 -14.47% 6
Berkshire -15 51 £314 +4.66% 6
East of England -12 45 £395 +5.33% 14
North West +3 42 £410 +56.19% 14
Yorkshire +4 35 £396 +5.60% 9
Reading -5 30 £325 +10.16% 1
West Yorkshire +1 24 £396 +13.14% 4
Coventry -9 21 £100 -73.26% 2
East Midlands -15 21 £320 +8.47% 10
Surrey -7 19 £425 -4.22% 10
Bristol +2 18 £378 +47.31% 4
Lancashire -7 17 £483 +93.00% 3
Cheshire +2 16 £400 +63.76% 6
Bedfordshire -6 16 £375 +11.11% 2
Scotland -5 14 £370 +2.77% 5
Middlesex +7 13 £359 +19.50%
Buckinghamshire -8 13 £420 +52.72% 1
Wiltshire -12 13 £470 +84.31% 2
Swindon +1 12 £470 - 2
Leeds -7 12 £385 +18.46% 1
Warwickshire +4 11 £295 -23.37%
Hertfordshire -6 11 £343 +45.74% 7
Essex -9 10 £400 +33.33%
Milton Keynes -13 10 £400 +68.42%

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

1 266 (18.77%) Finance
2 242 (17.08%) SQL
3 236 (16.65%) Migration
4 183 (12.91%) Oracle
5 175 (12.35%) Project Management
6 170 (12.00%) Security Cleared
7 157 (11.08%) SAP
8 148 (10.44%) Banking
9 146 (10.30%) Data Validation
10 142 (10.02%) Microsoft
11 138 (9.74%) MS Excel
12 137 (9.67%) XML
13 136 (9.60%) Data Migration
14 126 (8.89%) QA
15 120 (8.47%) Degree
16 117 (8.26%) HTML
17 112 (7.90%) Windows
18 110 (7.76%) Java
19 108 (7.62%) SC Cleared
20 107 (7.55%) SQL Server
21 99 (6.99%) UNIX
22 97 (6.85%) .NET
23 94 (6.63%) Linux
23 94 (6.63%) CSS
24 92 (6.49%) Data Modelling
24 92 (6.49%) Business Analysis
25 89 (6.28%) Data Analysis
26 86 (6.07%) UML
26 86 (6.07%) MS Office
27 84 (5.93%) JavaScript

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 38 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.98%) WebLogic
3 23 (1.62%) SAS
4 21 (1.48%) Confluence
5 19 (1.34%) CMS
6 18 (1.27%) IIS
6 18 (1.27%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.20%) Apache
8 13 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.42%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.28%) nginx
10 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.28%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
11 3 (0.21%) Drupal
11 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.14%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 138 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 86 (6.07%) MS Office
3 47 (3.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 29 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (1.76%) MS Project
7 18 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.56%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.49%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.14%) Simulink
12 1 (0.071%) Stata
12 1 (0.071%) SPSS
12 1 (0.071%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (2.19%) SAP FI
2 28 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.83%) SAP SD
4 23 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (1.55%) SAP FI/CO
5 22 (1.55%) SAP CO
6 18 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
6 18 (1.27%) SAP MM
7 16 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 15 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
8 15 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
9 14 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
10 13 (0.92%) SAP ERP
11 12 (0.85%) ENOVIA
12 9 (0.64%) SAP CRM
13 7 (0.49%) SAP WM
13 7 (0.49%) SAP MDM
13 7 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
14 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.42%) Force.com
1 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.35%) SaaS
3 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.071%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.68%) SSL
2 31 (2.19%) LTE
3 29 (2.05%) 3G
4 27 (1.91%) Internet
5 25 (1.76%) TCP/IP
6 23 (1.62%) Wireshark
6 23 (1.62%) Radio Access Network
7 19 (1.34%) LDAP
8 18 (1.27%) HTTPS
9 17 (1.20%) LAN
9 17 (1.20%) X.509
9 17 (1.20%) Firewall
10 16 (1.13%) HTTP
11 15 (1.06%) WAN
12 14 (0.99%) VoIP
13 13 (0.92%) GSM
14 12 (0.85%) DHCP
14 12 (0.85%) 4G
15 10 (0.71%) Ethernet
15 10 (0.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.16%) Relational Database
3 51 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.89%) Oracle Database
6 38 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 35 (2.47%) RDBMS
8 30 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (2.05%) MySQL
10 27 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
11 23 (1.62%) MS Access
12 21 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
14 16 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.99%) BusinessObjects XI
15 14 (0.99%) SAP Data Services
16 11 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
17 8 (0.56%) MongoDB
18 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 46 (3.25%) Subversion
2 40 (2.82%) JIRA
3 39 (2.75%) Rational DOORS
4 35 (2.47%) JUnit
5 31 (2.19%) LSMW
6 30 (2.12%) Visual Studio
7 25 (1.76%) Ant
8 22 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 21 (1.48%) Axure RP
10 17 (1.20%) Microsoft Blend
10 17 (1.20%) Eclipse
11 16 (1.13%) Rational Rhapsody
12 15 (1.06%) Maven
13 14 (0.99%) Toad
14 12 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
15 11 (0.78%) Git (software)
16 10 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
16 10 (0.71%) ClearCase
16 10 (0.71%) ClearQuest
16 10 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 266 (18.77%) Finance
2 148 (10.44%) Banking
3 69 (4.87%) Telecoms
4 58 (4.09%) Investment Banking
5 56 (3.95%) Manufacturing
6 43 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 40 (2.82%) Publishing
8 35 (2.47%) Retail
9 34 (2.40%) Marketing
10 31 (2.19%) Legal
11 28 (1.98%) Front Office
12 27 (1.91%) Military
13 25 (1.76%) Electronics
14 20 (1.41%) Billing
15 18 (1.27%) Financial Institution
15 18 (1.27%) Automotive
16 17 (1.20%) Aerospace
17 15 (1.06%) Retail Banking
18 13 (0.92%) Back Office
19 9 (0.64%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 443 (31.26%) Analyst
2 189 (13.34%) Business Analyst
3 176 (12.42%) Developer
4 125 (8.82%) Consultant
5 95 (6.70%) Architect
6 80 (5.65%) Data Analyst
7 69 (4.87%) Project Manager
8 57 (4.02%) Designer
9 47 (3.32%) Test Analyst
10 43 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
11 40 (2.82%) Software Engineer
12 35 (2.47%) Systems Analyst
13 34 (2.40%) SAP Consultant
14 30 (2.12%) SAP Analyst
15 28 (1.98%) Systems Engineer
16 27 (1.91%) Solutions Architect
16 27 (1.91%) Senior Developer
16 27 (1.91%) User Experience Designer
17 25 (1.76%) Tester
18 24 (1.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (9.67%) XML
2 117 (8.26%) HTML
3 97 (6.85%) .NET
4 94 (6.63%) CSS
5 62 (4.38%) jQuery
6 52 (3.67%) ASP.NET
7 51 (3.60%) Ajax
8 45 (3.18%) Web Services
9 36 (2.54%) Spring
10 35 (2.47%) XHTML
10 35 (2.47%) JSP
11 33 (2.33%) SOAP
12 30 (2.12%) XSLT
13 25 (1.76%) XSD
14 23 (1.62%) HTML5
15 21 (1.48%) Spring MVC
16 18 (1.27%) .NET Framework
16 18 (1.27%) WSDL
16 18 (1.27%) Middleware
17 17 (1.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 54 (3.81%) Management Information System
2 32 (2.26%) Data Conversion
3 31 (2.19%) NHS
4 28 (1.98%) Mathematics
5 25 (1.76%) Computer Science
6 23 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 20 (1.41%) Market Risk
7 20 (1.41%) FMCG
8 19 (1.34%) W3C
9 17 (1.20%) Derivative
10 14 (0.99%) Visualisation
11 13 (0.92%) Credit Risk
11 13 (0.92%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.85%) SWIFT
13 11 (0.78%) PMI
13 11 (0.78%) Replication
14 10 (0.71%) Statistics
15 9 (0.64%) Data Extraction
15 9 (0.64%) Reference Data
16 8 (0.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 112 (7.90%) Windows
2 99 (6.99%) UNIX
3 94 (6.63%) Linux
4 40 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (2.19%) Windows XP
7 19 (1.34%) Windows 2000
8 18 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 15 (1.06%) Solaris
11 7 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.42%) AIX
13 5 (0.35%) HPUX
13 5 (0.35%) Android
14 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
16 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.071%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (16.65%) Migration
2 175 (12.35%) Project Management
3 146 (10.30%) Data Validation
4 136 (9.60%) Data Migration
5 92 (6.49%) Data Modelling
5 92 (6.49%) Business Analysis
6 89 (6.28%) Data Analysis
7 86 (6.07%) UML
8 82 (5.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 80 (5.65%) Configuration Management
10 78 (5.50%) Data Cleansing
11 77 (5.43%) Scrum
11 77 (5.43%) ITIL
12 74 (5.22%) Test Scripting
13 73 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
14 71 (5.01%) Software Engineering
15 70 (4.94%) Requirements Management
15 70 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 68 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
16 68 (4.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (17.08%) SQL
2 110 (7.76%) Java
3 84 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 56 (3.95%) C#
5 54 (3.81%) C++
6 50 (3.53%) T-SQL
7 42 (2.96%) PL/SQL
8 34 (2.40%) Python
9 32 (2.26%) C
10 30 (2.12%) VBA
11 22 (1.55%) Perl
11 22 (1.55%) MATLAB
12 17 (1.20%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.20%) ABAP
13 14 (0.99%) XQuery
14 13 (0.92%) PHP
15 12 (0.85%) PowerShell
16 11 (0.78%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.71%) VB
18 9 (0.64%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 170 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 120 (8.47%) Degree
3 108 (7.62%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.40%) ISEB
6 31 (2.19%) ISTQB
7 18 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.27%) PMI Certification
8 16 (1.13%) PMP
9 13 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 13 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.64%) PhD
11 8 (0.56%) HNC
11 8 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.35%) CISSP
13 5 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.35%) MBA
13 5 (0.35%) IIBA
14 4 (0.28%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (8.89%) QA
2 41 (2.89%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.98%) GxP
4 19 (1.34%) SLA
5 14 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 9 (0.64%) GMP
7 9 (0.64%) CRD IV
7 9 (0.64%) Basel III
7 9 (0.64%) COREP
7 9 (0.64%) FINREP
8 7 (0.49%) GAMP
9 5 (0.35%) TickIT
9 5 (0.35%) WCAG
9 5 (0.35%) DO-178B
10 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.21%) EMIR
11 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.27%) Nmap
4 6 (0.42%) XenApp
5 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.14%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.14%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.14%) KVM
7 2 (0.14%) RHEV
8 1 (0.071%) vCloud
8 1 (0.071%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.071%) vSphere
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.071%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 39 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.20%) Nessus
3 10 (0.71%) SCCM
4 9 (0.64%) Puppet
5 7 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.28%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.28%) Capistrano
9 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.14%) ZENworks
10 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.071%) WSUS
11 1 (0.071%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.071%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.071%) Netcool
11 1 (0.071%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.071%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 183 (12.91%) Oracle
2 157 (11.08%) SAP
3 142 (10.02%) Microsoft
4 43 (3.03%) IBM
5 41 (2.89%) HP
6 34 (2.40%) Cisco
6 34 (2.40%) VMware
7 30 (2.12%) Business Objects
8 27 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (1.62%) Informatica
10 22 (1.55%) Citrix
11 20 (1.41%) Cognos
12 18 (1.27%) hybris
13 15 (1.06%) Sybase
13 15 (1.06%) EMC
14 14 (0.99%) CA
15 12 (0.85%) Teradata
16 11 (0.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
16 11 (0.78%) JBoss
16 11 (0.78%) Adobe
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 6 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 30-40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 35-40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedford
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £0 - £15,000 per year
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 8 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £39 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Swansea
Computer Futures
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Swansea
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago