Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 137 155 170
Rank change year-on-year +18 +15 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 57 96 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.17% 1.43% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.62% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 55 59
City of London median daily rate £508 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £350
90th Percentile £738 £733 £775
Central London median daily rate £498 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -5.24% +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £25.31 £26.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.49% - -
Central London median hourly rate £25.31 £26.50 -
% change year-on-year -4.49% - -

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 4,283 5,944 6,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.96% 88.31% 89.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,280 4,643 5,065
City of London median daily rate £513 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £318 £315 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £505 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -1.46% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 65 66
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.94% -9.33%
10th Percentile £12.07 £13.00 £11.71
90th Percentile £52.25 £36.25 £37.88
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +10.53%

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 27 January 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 18 (31.58%) SQL
3 17 (29.82%) Data Modelling
4 16 (28.07%) Python
4 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (24.56%) Microsoft Excel
5 14 (24.56%) Data Validation
6 12 (21.05%) Relational Database
6 12 (21.05%) GDPR
7 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (19.30%) Analytics
7 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
8 10 (17.54%) C#
8 10 (17.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (17.54%) Front Office
8 10 (17.54%) Data Cleansing
9 9 (15.79%) Degree
9 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (14.04%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
10 8 (14.04%) QA
10 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
10 8 (14.04%) DevOps
10 8 (14.04%) Workshop Facilitation
11 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (12.28%) Data Enrichment
11 7 (12.28%) IFRS
11 7 (12.28%) Solvency II
11 7 (12.28%) Data Governance
11 7 (12.28%) Business Analytics

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 1 (1.75%) Apache
1 1 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.75%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (1.75%) SAS
1 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (24.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (3.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.75%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Azure
2 4 (7.02%) Azure Data Factory
2 4 (7.02%) Azure Machine Learning
2 4 (7.02%) Azure Stack
3 3 (5.26%) AWS
3 3 (5.26%) IaaS
4 2 (3.51%) PaaS
4 2 (3.51%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.75%) Datadog
5 1 (1.75%) Office 365
5 1 (1.75%) Slack
5 1 (1.75%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) 2G
1 1 (1.75%) 3G
1 1 (1.75%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.75%) 4G
1 1 (1.75%) BGP
1 1 (1.75%) GSM
1 1 (1.75%) LTE
1 1 (1.75%) MPLS
1 1 (1.75%) OpenFlow
1 1 (1.75%) OSPF
1 1 (1.75%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.75%) UMTS
1 1 (1.75%) VoLTE
1 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.75%) Wireless
1 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) Relational Database
2 11 (19.30%) SQL Server
3 8 (14.04%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (12.28%) Data Mining
4 7 (12.28%) QlikView
5 4 (7.02%) Data Lake
5 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.51%) Big Data
7 2 (3.51%) MySQL
7 2 (3.51%) Power BI
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.75%) Amazon Athena
8 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.75%) Flink
8 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.75%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) JIRA
2 4 (7.02%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (7.02%) Subversion
2 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.51%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.51%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.75%) JUnit
4 1 (1.75%) Mockito
4 1 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Front Office
3 5 (8.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Law
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (45.61%) Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Developer
3 9 (15.79%) Analyst Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Business Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Data Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Architect
5 5 (8.77%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Business Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Data Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Qualitative Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Quantitative Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Risk Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Data Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Developer Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Quantitative Analyst Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Quantitative Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Administrator
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.51%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 4 (7.02%) WCF
3 4 (7.02%) WPF
4 3 (5.26%) CSS
4 3 (5.26%) HTML
5 2 (3.51%) Jest
5 2 (3.51%) Redux
5 2 (3.51%) REST
5 2 (3.51%) Sass
6 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.75%) LDAP
6 1 (1.75%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.75%) Node.js
6 1 (1.75%) ODBC
6 1 (1.75%) RESTful
6 1 (1.75%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) Spring
6 1 (1.75%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (8.77%) Credit Risk
3 5 (8.77%) Market Risk
4 4 (7.02%) Derivative
5 2 (3.51%) Reinsurance
5 2 (3.51%) Replication
5 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.75%) Blog
6 1 (1.75%) Clustering
6 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Social Media
6 1 (1.75%) Tandem
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
6 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) Data Modelling
2 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (24.56%) Data Validation
4 11 (19.30%) Analytics
5 10 (17.54%) Data Cleansing
6 9 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
7 8 (14.04%) DevOps
7 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
7 8 (14.04%) Workshop Facilitation
8 7 (12.28%) Business Analytics
8 7 (12.28%) Data Enrichment
8 7 (12.28%) Data Governance
8 7 (12.28%) ETL
8 7 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (10.53%) Mathematics
9 6 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) Service Management
9 6 (10.53%) Statistics
9 6 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 16 (28.07%) Python
3 10 (17.54%) C#
4 3 (5.26%) Java
4 3 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.51%) ES6
5 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.75%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) Java 8
6 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.75%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) CCNA
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) GDPR
2 8 (14.04%) QA
3 7 (12.28%) IFRS
3 7 (12.28%) Solvency II
4 4 (7.02%) Data Quality
5 3 (5.26%) MiFID
6 1 (1.75%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.75%) SCOM
1 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.26%) Remedy
2 3 (5.26%) SAP
3 2 (3.51%) Ariba
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco
3 2 (3.51%) Intapp
3 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.75%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.75%) Cognos
4 1 (1.75%) ESRI
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.75%) Splunk
4 1 (1.75%) Sun
4 1 (1.75%) Tableau