Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 157 196 178
Rank change year-on-year +39 -18 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 89 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.33% 0.81% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.92% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 38
City of London median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £344 £319 £350
90th Percentile £650 £719 £625
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £47.50 - £13.66
10th Percentile £43.75 - £13.31
90th Percentile £51.25 - £14.04
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - £13.66

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 5,993 6,191 5,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.66% 87.93% 88.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,665 4,892 4,421
City of London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £331 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.10% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 109 57
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -8.78% +3.84%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £13.13
90th Percentile £56.23 £33.15 £31.60
Central London median hourly rate £21.34 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.12% - -6.49%

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 19 July 2019.

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 45 (50.56%) Finance
2 40 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.09%) QA
4 20 (22.47%) SQL
4 20 (22.47%) Data Modelling
5 18 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (16.85%) Test Automation
6 15 (16.85%) ETL
7 14 (15.73%) Banking
8 13 (14.61%) Degree
8 13 (14.61%) Integration Testing
8 13 (14.61%) C#
8 13 (14.61%) Middleware
9 11 (12.36%) Oracle
10 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
10 10 (11.24%) Migration
10 10 (11.24%) Test Scripting
10 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (11.24%) RESTful
10 10 (11.24%) User Experience
10 10 (11.24%) DevOps
10 10 (11.24%) Data Structures
10 10 (11.24%) SEPA
10 10 (11.24%) Prototyping
11 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
11 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Project Management
11 9 (10.11%) Python
12 8 (8.99%) Oracle Reports

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 5 (5.62%) Confluence
2 3 (3.37%) nginx
2 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.12%) Mule
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (7.87%) Sketch
2 5 (5.62%) InVision
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (3.37%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (5.62%) Actimize
3 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.12%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 4 (4.49%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.25%) Office 365
4 2 (2.25%) Slack
4 2 (2.25%) Yammer
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.12%) IaaS
5 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Wireless
2 3 (3.37%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.37%) Internet
2 3 (3.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.25%) WAN
4 1 (1.12%) BGP
4 1 (1.12%) DHCP
4 1 (1.12%) DNS
4 1 (1.12%) DWDM
4 1 (1.12%) HTTP
4 1 (1.12%) LTE
4 1 (1.12%) MPLS
4 1 (1.12%) OSPF
4 1 (1.12%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.12%) SDH
4 1 (1.12%) SONET
4 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.12%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.99%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.49%) Power BI
5 4 (4.49%) QlikView
6 3 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.37%) Data Lake
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.25%) Big Data
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.12%) MS Access
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
2 8 (8.99%) JIRA
2 8 (8.99%) Selenium
3 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.49%) SpecFlow
4 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.37%) Gatling
5 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.37%) JMeter
5 3 (3.37%) Sikuli
5 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.25%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.25%) MSTest
7 1 (1.12%) Burp Suite
7 1 (1.12%) ERwin
7 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.12%) MSBuild
7 1 (1.12%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 45 (50.56%) Finance
2 14 (15.73%) Banking
3 7 (7.87%) Retail
4 5 (5.62%) Financial Institution
5 4 (4.49%) Marketing
6 3 (3.37%) General Ledger
6 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.12%) Back Office
7 1 (1.12%) Billing
7 1 (1.12%) Electronics
7 1 (1.12%) Law
7 1 (1.12%) Legal
7 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Analyst
2 12 (13.48%) Developer
3 11 (12.36%) Tester
4 9 (10.11%) Designer
5 8 (8.99%) UX Designer
6 7 (7.87%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Accountant
7 5 (5.62%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
8 4 (4.49%) Payments Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Architect
9 3 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Development Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) SQL Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.61%) Middleware
2 10 (11.24%) RESTful
3 8 (8.99%) .NET
4 7 (7.87%) ASP.NET
4 7 (7.87%) Web Services
5 6 (6.74%) REST
6 5 (5.62%) JSON
6 5 (5.62%) React
6 5 (5.62%) SOAP
7 4 (4.49%) AngularJS
7 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET Core
7 4 (4.49%) Vue.js
7 4 (4.49%) XML
8 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.25%) HTML
8 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Graph
9 1 (1.12%) CSS
9 1 (1.12%) Velocity
9 1 (1.12%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.24%) Data Structures
2 10 (11.24%) User Experience
3 5 (5.62%) Online Banking
3 5 (5.62%) SWIFT
4 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.49%) Tandem
5 3 (3.37%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.37%) IVR
6 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.25%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.12%) Equities
7 1 (1.12%) FMCG
7 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.12%) PKI
7 1 (1.12%) Replication
7 1 (1.12%) Social Media
7 1 (1.12%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.12%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Unix
2 5 (5.62%) Windows
3 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.25%) Linux
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.47%) Data Modelling
3 15 (16.85%) ETL
3 15 (16.85%) Test Automation
4 13 (14.61%) Integration Testing
5 10 (11.24%) DevOps
5 10 (11.24%) Migration
5 10 (11.24%) Prototyping
5 10 (11.24%) Test Scripting
5 10 (11.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (10.11%) Project Management
6 9 (10.11%) Software Testing
7 8 (8.99%) Business Analysis
7 8 (8.99%) Data Mapping
7 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (8.99%) Software Architecture
7 8 (8.99%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (7.87%) Analytics
8 7 (7.87%) Data Validation
8 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.47%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) C#
3 9 (10.11%) Python
4 5 (5.62%) Java
5 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.25%) C++
6 2 (2.25%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.25%) R
7 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.12%) ES6
7 1 (1.12%) Groovy
7 1 (1.12%) Perl
7 1 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.12%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) Degree
2 8 (8.99%) ACCA
3 2 (2.25%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.25%) ACDT
3 2 (2.25%) ACHDS
3 2 (2.25%) ACTC
3 2 (2.25%) MCDST
3 2 (2.25%) MCP
3 2 (2.25%) MCSA
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) CCIE
4 1 (1.12%) CCNP
4 1 (1.12%) CISA
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.12%) JNCIE
4 1 (1.12%) JNCIP
4 1 (1.12%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (28.09%) QA
2 10 (11.24%) SEPA
3 3 (3.37%) GDPR
3 3 (3.37%) IFRS
3 3 (3.37%) Solvency II
4 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.25%) PMO
4 2 (2.25%) SLA
5 1 (1.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.49%) Docker
2 2 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.25%) vRealize
3 1 (1.12%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.12%) Nessus
3 1 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (12.36%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.87%) Adobe
4 5 (5.62%) HP
5 2 (2.25%) Apple
5 2 (2.25%) Citrix
5 2 (2.25%) Dataiku
5 2 (2.25%) Dell
5 2 (2.25%) Google
5 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.25%) Tableau
5 2 (2.25%) VMware
6 1 (1.12%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.12%) Casewise
6 1 (1.12%) ESRI
6 1 (1.12%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.12%) Qualys
6 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.12%) Workday