Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 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.

Validation
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 156 173
Rank change year-on-year -40 +17 -15
Contract jobs citing Validation 55 91 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 1.33% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.49% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 55 53
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £292 £303 £280
90th Percentile £716 £783 £670
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
City of London median hourly rate - £13.66 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -82.93% +220.00%
Central London median hourly rate - £13.66 £80.00
% change year-on-year - -82.93% +220.00%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,996 6,119 5,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.51% 89.22% 87.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,771 4,828 4,682
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 54 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.12% -0.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.45 £31.28 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the City of London

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in the City of London

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the City of London

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the City of London

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Validation
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 26 (47.27%) Finance
2 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.82%) SQL
4 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (18.18%) Data Validation
6 9 (16.36%) Degree
6 9 (16.36%) User Experience
7 8 (14.55%) Project Management
7 8 (14.55%) Banking
8 7 (12.73%) Java
8 7 (12.73%) Oracle
8 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
8 7 (12.73%) Middleware
8 7 (12.73%) JIRA
8 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.91%) Data Analysis
9 6 (10.91%) QA
9 6 (10.91%) IBM
9 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (10.91%) Python
9 6 (10.91%) Migration
9 6 (10.91%) Workflow
10 5 (9.09%) Retail
10 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.09%) Firewall
10 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
10 5 (9.09%) Analytics
11 4 (7.27%) Data Centre

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (5.45%) Confluence
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) SAS
3 1 (1.82%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.82%) Luigi
3 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Chatbot
1 2 (3.64%) InVision
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.64%) OmniGraffle
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Actimize
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) MetaTrader
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (3.64%) Basecamp
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.82%) BrowserStack
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.82%) GitHub
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (7.27%) WAN
3 3 (5.45%) LAN
4 2 (3.64%) BGP
4 2 (3.64%) NAS
4 2 (3.64%) Network Security
4 2 (3.64%) SAN
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.82%) Extranet
5 1 (1.82%) IGMP
5 1 (1.82%) IMAP
5 1 (1.82%) MPLS
5 1 (1.82%) OSPF
5 1 (1.82%) RIP
5 1 (1.82%) SMS
5 1 (1.82%) TACACS
5 1 (1.82%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Hive
2 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.82%) Azkaban
3 1 (1.82%) Big Data
3 1 (1.82%) BigQuery
3 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.82%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.82%) DB2
3 1 (1.82%) Impala
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) OLTP
3 1 (1.82%) Power BI
3 1 (1.82%) Presto
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) JIRA
2 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) Grunt
3 1 (1.82%) gulp
3 1 (1.82%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.82%) PhantomJS
3 1 (1.82%) Selenium
3 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.82%) TestRail
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.82%) webpack
3 1 (1.82%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (47.27%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Retail
4 4 (7.27%) Legal
4 4 (7.27%) Marketing
5 3 (5.45%) Advertising
5 3 (5.45%) Back Office
5 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.64%) Front Office
6 2 (3.64%) Publishing
7 1 (1.82%) French Language
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Analyst
2 11 (20.00%) Developer
3 7 (12.73%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Data Analyst
4 4 (7.27%) Designer
4 4 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Architect
5 3 (5.45%) Data Scientist
6 2 (3.64%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Product Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Senior NHS Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.64%) UI Designer
6 2 (3.64%) UX Designer
6 2 (3.64%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) Actuary
7 1 (1.82%) Market Analyst
7 1 (1.82%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) Middleware
2 4 (7.27%) CSS
2 4 (7.27%) HTML
3 3 (5.45%) XML
4 2 (3.64%) CSS3
4 2 (3.64%) HTML5
4 2 (3.64%) J2EE
4 2 (3.64%) JSON
4 2 (3.64%) Node.js
4 2 (3.64%) Spring
4 2 (3.64%) SVG
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
5 1 (1.82%) Java EE
5 1 (1.82%) JPA
5 1 (1.82%) Murex Flex
5 1 (1.82%) Murex MxML
5 1 (1.82%) OAuth
5 1 (1.82%) OpenID
5 1 (1.82%) REST
5 1 (1.82%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.36%) User Experience
3 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.64%) Clustering
5 2 (3.64%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.64%) Equities
5 2 (3.64%) Fintech
5 2 (3.64%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.64%) IVR
5 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 2 (3.64%) W3C
6 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.82%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.82%) Tandem
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Unix
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.82%) AIX
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Solaris
3 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (18.18%) Data Validation
4 8 (14.55%) Project Management
5 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (10.91%) Data Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Migration
6 6 (10.91%) Workflow
7 5 (9.09%) Analytics
7 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.27%) CRM
8 4 (7.27%) Data Mapping
8 4 (7.27%) ETL
8 4 (7.27%) Identity Management
8 4 (7.27%) Scrum
8 4 (7.27%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (5.45%) Product Management
9 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) Java
3 6 (10.91%) Python
4 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.64%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.64%) R
6 1 (1.82%) Apex Code
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.82%) SOQL
6 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.64%) PhD
4 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) CCNP
5 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) MCSE
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.64%) IFRS
3 2 (3.64%) IFRS 9
3 2 (3.64%) WCAG
4 1 (1.82%) GDPR
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.82%) PSD2
4 1 (1.82%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.64%) Docker
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) Control-M
2 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.82%) Terraform
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
2 6 (10.91%) IBM
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) Cisco
4 2 (3.64%) Adobe
4 2 (3.64%) Citrix
4 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) F5
5 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.82%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.82%) Murex
5 1 (1.82%) Pardot
5 1 (1.82%) Splunk
5 1 (1.82%) Tableau
5 1 (1.82%) Teradata
5 1 (1.82%) Workday