Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 143 182
Rank change year-on-year +10 +39 -25
Contract jobs citing Validation 50 112 80
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.19% 1.66% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.86% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 67 63
Median daily rate £495 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £258 £313 £370
90th Percentile £631 £695 £838
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.06 £26.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.43% - -
Central London median hourly rate £25.06 £26.50 -
% change year-on-year -5.43% - -

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 3,657 6,020 6,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.13% 89.24% 89.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,701 4,650 5,039
Median daily rate £525 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.44% +3.54%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £338
90th Percentile £675 £675 £695
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 55 89
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.91% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.86 £11.81
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.61 £46.08
Median hourly rate £29.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.88% - +13.16%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Validation in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Validation in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Validation in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Validation in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Validation in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Validation in the City of London

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Validation in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Validation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 20 (40.00%) SQL
2 18 (36.00%) Data Validation
3 16 (32.00%) Analytics
3 16 (32.00%) Finance
4 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (30.00%) Data Modelling
5 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (28.00%) Data Cleansing
6 11 (22.00%) GDPR
7 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (18.00%) Data Analysis
8 9 (18.00%) QA
8 9 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (18.00%) Workshop Facilitation
9 8 (16.00%) IFRS
9 8 (16.00%) Python
9 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (16.00%) Front Office
9 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
10 7 (14.00%) Data Governance
10 7 (14.00%) Solvency II
10 7 (14.00%) QlikView
10 7 (14.00%) Business Analytics
10 7 (14.00%) Data Enrichment
10 7 (14.00%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (14.00%) XML
10 7 (14.00%) Data Mining
11 6 (12.00%) ETL

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 2 (4.00%) Apache
1 2 (4.00%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
1 2 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.00%) Anypoint
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (4.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.00%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.00%) Eloqua
2 1 (2.00%) Magento
2 1 (2.00%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) AWS
1 4 (8.00%) Azure
1 4 (8.00%) Azure Data Factory
1 4 (8.00%) Azure Machine Learning
1 4 (8.00%) Azure Stack
2 2 (4.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.00%) GitHub
3 1 (2.00%) Google Analytics
3 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) 2G
1 1 (2.00%) 3G
1 1 (2.00%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.00%) 4G
1 1 (2.00%) BGP
1 1 (2.00%) GSM
1 1 (2.00%) LTE
1 1 (2.00%) MPLS
1 1 (2.00%) OpenFlow
1 1 (2.00%) OSPF
1 1 (2.00%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.00%) UMTS
1 1 (2.00%) VoLTE
1 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.00%) Wireless
1 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (14.00%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (14.00%) Data Mining
3 7 (14.00%) QlikView
4 4 (8.00%) Data Lake
4 4 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (4.00%) Apache Hive
5 2 (4.00%) Big Data
5 2 (4.00%) Flink
5 2 (4.00%) MySQL
5 2 (4.00%) Power BI
6 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.00%) KDB
6 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) JIRA
2 4 (8.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (8.00%) Subversion
2 4 (8.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.00%) JUnit
3 2 (4.00%) Mockito
4 1 (2.00%) Gradle
4 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 8 (16.00%) Front Office
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Analyst
2 11 (22.00%) Business Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Data Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Business Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Administrator
7 4 (8.00%) Azure Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Data Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (4.00%) Azure Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Backend Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Data Modeller
9 2 (4.00%) HR Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Reinsurance Data Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) XML
2 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) WCF
2 4 (8.00%) WPF
3 3 (6.00%) REST
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
4 2 (4.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.00%) Spring
4 2 (4.00%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) LDAP
5 1 (2.00%) Node.js
5 1 (2.00%) ODBC
5 1 (2.00%) RESTful
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Derivative
2 5 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Reinsurance
4 2 (4.00%) Social Media
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.00%) Unix
3 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Data Validation
2 16 (32.00%) Analytics
3 15 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.00%) Data Cleansing
5 9 (18.00%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (18.00%) Data Analysis
5 9 (18.00%) Workshop Facilitation
6 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.00%) Business Analytics
7 7 (14.00%) Data Enrichment
7 7 (14.00%) Data Governance
8 6 (12.00%) DevOps
8 6 (12.00%) ETL
9 5 (10.00%) Migration
9 5 (10.00%) Workflow
10 4 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
10 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) Python
3 4 (8.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) Java 8
4 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) Perl
4 2 (4.00%) VBA
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) CCNA
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.00%) GDPR
2 9 (18.00%) QA
3 8 (16.00%) IFRS
4 7 (14.00%) Solvency II
5 4 (8.00%) Data Quality
6 1 (2.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Remedy
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) Ariba
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe
4 1 (2.00%) Adyen
4 1 (2.00%) Cognos
4 1 (2.00%) Google
4 1 (2.00%) Intapp
4 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.00%) PayPal
4 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.00%) Splunk
4 1 (2.00%) Sun
4 1 (2.00%) Talend
4 1 (2.00%) Workday