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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
London / City of London
Rank 136 102 129
Rank change year-on-year -34 +27  
Contract jobs citing Validation 18 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 1.71% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.95% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 41 41
Median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £675 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.94% +8.57%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2561 2922 4205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.83% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2335 3244
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the City of London

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 23 (33.82%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 13 (19.12%) Business Analysis
3 11 (16.18%) ERP
3 11 (16.18%) Project Management
3 11 (16.18%) Change Management
4 9 (13.24%) Games
4 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (11.76%) Data Validation
5 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (11.76%) Windows
5 8 (11.76%) Cisco
6 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
6 7 (10.29%) Linux
6 7 (10.29%) ITIL
6 7 (10.29%) SAP
6 7 (10.29%) VMware
6 7 (10.29%) Migration
6 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.29%) Firewall
6 7 (10.29%) GAP Analysis
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
7 6 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (8.82%) LAN
7 6 (8.82%) WAN
7 6 (8.82%) VPN
8 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
8 5 (7.35%) ETL
8 5 (7.35%) Dell

Validation
Top Related 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 5 (7.35%) IIS
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.47%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.47%) JBoss
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.41%) MS Office
4 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.47%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.47%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.35%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.88%) IaaS
4 3 (4.41%) Office 365
5 1 (1.47%) Boomi
5 1 (1.47%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) Firewall
2 6 (8.82%) LAN
2 6 (8.82%) VPN
2 6 (8.82%) WAN
3 4 (5.88%) Network Security
4 3 (4.41%) SAN
4 3 (4.41%) SSL
4 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.94%) DNS
5 2 (2.94%) HTTP
5 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.47%) Internet
6 1 (1.47%) NAS
6 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.94%) Informix
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Anywhere
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.47%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.47%) Essbase
4 1 (1.47%) MS Access
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.94%) Android Studio
3 2 (2.94%) Appium
3 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.94%) Mocha
4 1 (1.47%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.47%) Moq
4 1 (1.47%) NUnit
4 1 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.47%) Subversion
4 1 (1.47%) TestLink
General
1 23 (33.82%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Games
3 3 (4.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.94%) French Language
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.47%) Front Office
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (51.47%) Analyst
2 18 (26.47%) Business Analyst
3 5 (7.35%) Architect
3 5 (7.35%) Pricing Analyst
3 5 (7.35%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (7.35%) Test Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Data Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Developer
4 4 (5.88%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Consultant
5 3 (4.41%) IT Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Workstream Lead
6 2 (2.94%) Accountant
6 2 (2.94%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.41%) CSS
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
2 3 (4.41%) Middleware
2 3 (4.41%) Node.js
3 2 (2.94%) CSS3
3 2 (2.94%) Express
3 2 (2.94%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.94%) HTML5
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.94%) Web Services
3 2 (2.94%) XML
4 1 (1.47%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.47%) Ext JS
4 1 (1.47%) LESS
4 1 (1.47%) React
4 1 (1.47%) Sass
4 1 (1.47%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.47%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.94%) Derivative
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.47%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.47%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.47%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Linux
2 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.94%) Android
3 2 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) Business Analysis
2 11 (16.18%) Change Management
2 11 (16.18%) ERP
2 11 (16.18%) Project Management
3 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (11.76%) Data Validation
5 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.29%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (10.29%) ITIL
5 7 (10.29%) Migration
6 6 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (7.35%) Data Migration
7 5 (7.35%) Data Modelling
7 5 (7.35%) DevOps
7 5 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (7.35%) ETL
7 5 (7.35%) Performance Management
7 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.88%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) Java
5 1 (1.47%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
5 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) ACCA
1 5 (7.35%) CIMA
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
1 5 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) CCDE
4 2 (2.94%) CCIE
4 2 (2.94%) CCSP
4 2 (2.94%) CISSP
4 2 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) PMP
5 1 (1.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.47%) ISEB
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.94%) EMIR
2 2 (2.94%) MiFID
3 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (1.47%) Ansible
2 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Cisco
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) SAP
2 7 (10.29%) VMware
3 5 (7.35%) Dell
4 4 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.47%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.47%) BMC
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) F5
6 1 (1.47%) hybris
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) Lotus
6 1 (1.47%) Qualys
6 1 (1.47%) Splunk
6 1 (1.47%) Workday
6 1 (1.47%) WorldPay
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
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