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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 131 192 155
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -37
Contract jobs citing Validation 884 574 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.09% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.49% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 286 361
Average daily rate
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£410 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 34 46
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £17.89 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50

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
41740 38461 41085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.13% 73.30% 70.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25873 23589 23801
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1035 1459
Average hourly rate £22.88 £27.80 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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
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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 +53 779 £425 +6.25% 173
London +50 341 £450 +5.88% 57
South East +37 163 £328 -9.02% 29
City of London +38 71 £450 +12.50% 25
West Midlands +27 68 £235 -37.33% 10
Scotland +17 62 £363 +19.83% 5
South West -11 58 £388 -3.12% 12
Berkshire +23 51 £400 +42.85% 6
Hampshire +6 43 £365 +4.28% 4
Yorkshire +29 38 £455 +21.20% 10
North West +12 34 £400 +14.28% 20
West Yorkshire +31 33 £461 +22.05% 5
Coventry +14 33 £191 -42.91% 3
East of England -10 33 £280 -20.00% 24
Buckinghamshire +10 30 £185 -52.25% 5
Inverness 0 29 £363 +18.85%
Highlands 0 29 £363 +18.85%
Bristol -8 26 £470 +40.29% 3
East Midlands +13 21 £321 -8.21% 11
Leeds +25 20 £485 -11.57% 4
Cheshire +14 16 £413 +26.92% 4
Surrey -2 15 £360 -15.29% 2
Reading +9 14 £425 +17.24% 3
Milton Keynes +10 13 £185 -52.25% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 11 £275 -15.05% 10
Docklands, London +17 10 £500 +33.33% 1
South Wales -2 10 £414 - 6
Wales -5 10 £414 - 7
Edinburgh -9 10 £410 - 4
Gloucestershire -16 10 £365 -16.68% 1

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 346 (20.57%) Finance
2 261 (15.52%) SQL
3 250 (14.86%) Migration
4 213 (12.66%) Project Management
5 189 (11.24%) Data Validation
6 185 (11.00%) Security Cleared
7 182 (10.82%) Oracle
7 182 (10.82%) Microsoft
8 174 (10.34%) SAP
9 172 (10.23%) MS Excel
10 167 (9.93%) Degree
11 166 (9.87%) Windows
12 165 (9.81%) Banking
13 152 (9.04%) Data Migration
14 134 (7.97%) Requirements Management
15 130 (7.73%) QA
16 126 (7.49%) SQL Server
16 126 (7.49%) SC Cleared
17 124 (7.37%) Business Analysis
18 119 (7.07%) HTML
19 116 (6.90%) UML
20 115 (6.84%) Java
21 113 (6.72%) UNIX
21 113 (6.72%) Linux
22 108 (6.42%) MS Office
22 108 (6.42%) XML
22 108 (6.42%) Telecoms
23 107 (6.36%) Data Analysis
24 104 (6.18%) Manufacturing
25 103 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (2.26%) Tomcat
2 36 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 29 (1.72%) Confluence
4 27 (1.61%) Apache
5 19 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 15 (0.89%) CMS
7 13 (0.77%) SAS
7 13 (0.77%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.54%) IIS
8 9 (0.54%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.48%) MS Project Server
10 7 (0.42%) Documentum
11 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.24%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Spatial
12 4 (0.24%) Lync
Applications
1 172 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 108 (6.42%) MS Office
3 62 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 57 (3.39%) MS Visio
5 51 (3.03%) MS Project
6 32 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.59%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.24%) Simulink
8 4 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.18%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.059%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.059%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.059%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.059%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.059%) Stata
Business Applications
1 36 (2.14%) ENOVIA
2 26 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 18 (1.07%) Oracle Payables
5 18 (1.07%) Oracle Receivables
5 18 (1.07%) Oracle Assets
6 17 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
6 17 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
7 14 (0.83%) SAP CO
7 14 (0.83%) DELMIA
8 12 (0.71%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
10 10 (0.59%) SAP SD
11 8 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 8 (0.48%) SAP ERP
12 7 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 6 (0.36%) SAP HR
14 5 (0.30%) SAP MM
14 5 (0.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (0.36%) SaaS
1 6 (0.36%) IaaS
2 5 (0.30%) Force.com
3 4 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.059%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.059%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 55 (3.27%) LTE
3 46 (2.73%) Firewall
4 42 (2.50%) SSL
5 30 (1.78%) DNS
5 30 (1.78%) 3G
6 26 (1.55%) Ethernet
6 26 (1.55%) Internet
6 26 (1.55%) Wireshark
7 25 (1.49%) WAN
7 25 (1.49%) IPsec
8 24 (1.43%) HTTPS
9 23 (1.37%) SNMP
10 21 (1.25%) VoIP
10 21 (1.25%) LAN
11 20 (1.19%) UMTS
11 20 (1.19%) SAN
12 19 (1.13%) DHCP
12 19 (1.13%) MPLS
12 19 (1.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 67 (3.98%) Relational Database
3 60 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (2.91%) Oracle Database
6 40 (2.38%) MySQL
6 40 (2.38%) MS Access
7 38 (2.26%) RDBMS
8 37 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
9 29 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 29 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
11 20 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
12 18 (1.07%) Data Mining
13 17 (1.01%) Redis
14 16 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (0.77%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 70 (4.16%) Rational DOORS
2 49 (2.91%) JIRA
3 43 (2.56%) Subversion
4 42 (2.50%) JUnit
5 24 (1.43%) Visual Studio
6 20 (1.19%) Rational Rhapsody
7 18 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
8 15 (0.89%) Ant
8 15 (0.89%) ClearCase
8 15 (0.89%) Toad
9 14 (0.83%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.83%) JMeter
10 13 (0.77%) ClearQuest
11 12 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (0.71%) LSMW
12 11 (0.65%) Selenium
13 10 (0.59%) PVCS
13 10 (0.59%) Jenkins
14 9 (0.54%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.54%) PowerDesigner
General
1 346 (20.57%) Finance
2 165 (9.81%) Banking
3 108 (6.42%) Telecoms
4 104 (6.18%) Manufacturing
5 81 (4.82%) Investment Banking
6 53 (3.15%) Retail
7 49 (2.91%) Front Office
8 45 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 40 (2.38%) Automotive
10 35 (2.08%) Marketing
11 32 (1.90%) Legal
12 31 (1.84%) Publishing
13 29 (1.72%) Electronics
14 20 (1.19%) Financial Institution
15 19 (1.13%) Military
16 18 (1.07%) Back Office
17 17 (1.01%) Advertising
18 15 (0.89%) German Language
18 15 (0.89%) Billing
19 13 (0.77%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 498 (29.61%) Analyst
2 229 (13.61%) Business Analyst
3 204 (12.13%) Developer
4 127 (7.55%) Consultant
5 103 (6.12%) Data Analyst
6 98 (5.83%) Architect
7 94 (5.59%) Project Manager
8 50 (2.97%) Software Engineer
8 50 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
9 42 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
10 37 (2.20%) Test Analyst
10 37 (2.20%) Systems Analyst
11 33 (1.96%) Applications Engineer
12 31 (1.84%) Senior Analyst
13 28 (1.66%) Design Engineer
13 28 (1.66%) Administrator
13 28 (1.66%) Designer
14 27 (1.61%) Data Consultant
14 27 (1.61%) Senior Developer
14 27 (1.61%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (7.07%) HTML
2 108 (6.42%) XML
3 99 (5.89%) .NET
4 95 (5.65%) CSS
5 62 (3.69%) Ajax
6 58 (3.45%) jQuery
7 52 (3.09%) ASP.NET
7 52 (3.09%) JSP
7 52 (3.09%) Web Services
8 43 (2.56%) XSD
9 38 (2.26%) Spring
10 35 (2.08%) HTML5
11 28 (1.66%) XSLT
12 26 (1.55%) SOAP
13 23 (1.37%) XHTML
14 22 (1.31%) J2EE
15 21 (1.25%) Spring MVC
16 20 (1.19%) WSDL
17 15 (0.89%) Middleware
17 15 (0.89%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 91 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 45 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 32 (1.90%) NHS
4 27 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 27 (1.61%) Data Conversion
5 24 (1.43%) FMCG
6 22 (1.31%) Mathematics
6 22 (1.31%) W3C
7 21 (1.25%) Reference Data
7 21 (1.25%) Market Risk
8 20 (1.19%) Visualisation
8 20 (1.19%) Open Source
9 17 (1.01%) Data Integration
9 17 (1.01%) Firmware
10 15 (0.89%) Fixed Income
10 15 (0.89%) Derivative
11 14 (0.83%) Mobile App
11 14 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (0.77%) SCADA
13 12 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 166 (9.87%) Windows
2 113 (6.72%) UNIX
2 113 (6.72%) Linux
3 53 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (2.14%) Windows 7
6 34 (2.02%) Windows XP
7 23 (1.37%) Windows 2000
8 20 (1.19%) Solaris
9 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.42%) Android
12 4 (0.24%) VMS
13 3 (0.18%) zOS
13 3 (0.18%) HPUX
14 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.12%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.12%) openSUSE
14 2 (0.12%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (14.86%) Migration
2 213 (12.66%) Project Management
3 189 (11.24%) Data Validation
4 152 (9.04%) Data Migration
5 134 (7.97%) Requirements Management
6 124 (7.37%) Business Analysis
7 116 (6.90%) UML
8 107 (6.36%) Data Analysis
9 103 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 95 (5.65%) ITIL
10 95 (5.65%) Data Modelling
11 94 (5.59%) Change Management
12 92 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
13 90 (5.35%) Test Scripting
14 87 (5.17%) Software Engineering
15 83 (4.93%) Unit Testing
15 83 (4.93%) Scrum
16 80 (4.76%) ETL
17 76 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
18 73 (4.34%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 261 (15.52%) SQL
2 115 (6.84%) Java
3 85 (5.05%) JavaScript
4 68 (4.04%) C#
5 60 (3.57%) C++
6 54 (3.21%) PL/SQL
7 50 (2.97%) T-SQL
8 35 (2.08%) Python
9 34 (2.02%) C
9 34 (2.02%) Perl
9 34 (2.02%) VBA
10 24 (1.43%) PHP
11 21 (1.25%) MATLAB
12 18 (1.07%) VBScript
13 17 (1.01%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.83%) VB
15 11 (0.65%) ABAP
16 10 (0.59%) XQuery
17 9 (0.54%) SPARQL
17 9 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 185 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 167 (9.93%) Degree
3 126 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 43 (2.56%) ISEB
5 40 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 35 (2.08%) ISTQB
7 34 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 25 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (1.01%) PMI Certification
11 15 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (0.77%) MCSE
12 13 (0.77%) CCIE
13 12 (0.71%) CCNP
14 11 (0.65%) PMP
15 10 (0.59%) PhD
16 9 (0.54%) HND
17 7 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 7 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (7.73%) QA
2 35 (2.08%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.96%) SLA
4 22 (1.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 22 (1.31%) GxP
5 10 (0.59%) DO-178B
6 9 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.48%) WCAG
8 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.36%) GAMP
9 6 (0.36%) GMP
10 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.18%) Basel III
10 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.18%) EMIR
10 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.18%) MiFID
11 2 (0.12%) RosettaNet
11 2 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 58 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.13%) Nmap
4 18 (1.07%) RACF
5 8 (0.48%) Terminal Services
6 7 (0.42%) vSphere
6 7 (0.42%) NFS
7 6 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (0.30%) vCloud
9 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.12%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.059%) ACF2
11 1 (0.059%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.059%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 53 (3.15%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.13%) Nessus
3 17 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 15 (0.89%) SCCM
5 7 (0.42%) Puppet
5 7 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.18%) CA LISA
8 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.12%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.12%) SCOM
9 2 (0.12%) Control-M
9 2 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.059%) Salt
10 1 (0.059%) WSUS
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.059%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 182 (10.82%) Oracle
1 182 (10.82%) Microsoft
2 174 (10.34%) SAP
3 96 (5.71%) HP
4 53 (3.15%) VMware
5 40 (2.38%) IBM
6 39 (2.32%) Cisco
7 27 (1.61%) Citrix
7 27 (1.61%) Informatica
7 27 (1.61%) hybris
8 26 (1.55%) Business Objects
8 26 (1.55%) Red Hat
8 26 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (1.19%) EMC
10 19 (1.13%) Juniper
11 18 (1.07%) Talend
12 17 (1.01%) CA
13 16 (0.95%) Adobe
13 16 (0.95%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 15 (0.89%) Sybase
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 hours ago
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ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent daily rate negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £45 - £55 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £800 per day
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