The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
London / Canary Wharf
Rank 25 23 21
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 1.50% 0.81% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 0.92% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £525 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.75 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.31% +9.42%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 121 109 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 90.98% 88.62% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 95 63
Median daily rate £550 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Canary Wharf

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Canary Wharf

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) Informatica
5 1 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (12.50%) Apple
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) ERwin
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (12.50%) DB2
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) XBRL
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) ERwin
1 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
1 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) PDM
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ACDT
1 1 (12.50%) ACHDS
1 1 (12.50%) ACTC
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCDST
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) MCSM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Informatica
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) Talend