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 25 June 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.

Validation
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 142 133
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9  
Contract jobs citing Validation 45 24 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.37% 0.72% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.84% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 45
Median daily rate £510 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £80.00 £55.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +12.85%  

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 2887 2854 4724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.15% 85.89% 81.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 2339 3709
Median daily rate £500 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 57
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 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 25 June 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 22 (34.92%) Finance
2 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (20.63%) SQL
3 13 (20.63%) User Experience
4 12 (19.05%) Banking
5 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (14.29%) Prototyping
7 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (12.70%) Project Management
7 8 (12.70%) Data Modelling
8 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 7 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 6 (9.52%) Retail
9 6 (9.52%) QA
9 6 (9.52%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Data Validation
9 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
9 6 (9.52%) Java
9 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
9 6 (9.52%) Oracle
9 6 (9.52%) Service Design
10 5 (7.94%) User Stories
10 5 (7.94%) CSS
10 5 (7.94%) XML
10 5 (7.94%) Change Management
10 5 (7.94%) Scrum
10 5 (7.94%) JSON
10 5 (7.94%) TDD

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 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.17%) JBoss
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.59%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.59%) SAS
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Actimize
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.59%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (1.59%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.59%) CTI
2 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.59%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (1.59%) NAS
2 1 (1.59%) SNMP
2 1 (1.59%) SSH
2 1 (1.59%) SSL
2 1 (1.59%) Telnet
2 1 (1.59%) WAN
2 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.17%) QlikView
3 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.59%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.59%) Essbase
4 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.59%) MS Access
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.59%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.17%) Jasmine
4 2 (3.17%) JBehave
5 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.59%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.59%) Grunt
5 1 (1.59%) gulp
5 1 (1.59%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.59%) Moq
5 1 (1.59%) PhantomJS
5 1 (1.59%) Protractor
5 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.59%) TestLink
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.59%) webpack
General
1 22 (34.92%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Banking
3 6 (9.52%) Retail
4 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.35%) Front Office
6 2 (3.17%) Back Office
6 2 (3.17%) Games
6 2 (3.17%) Marketing
7 1 (1.59%) Advertising
7 1 (1.59%) Billing
7 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.59%) French Language
7 1 (1.59%) Legal
7 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (42.86%) Analyst
2 17 (26.98%) Business Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) Designer
3 10 (15.87%) Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Digital Designer
4 6 (9.52%) UX Designer
5 5 (7.94%) Digital UX Designer
5 5 (7.94%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Finance Business Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.17%) Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Data Scientist
8 2 (3.17%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Visual Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) CSS
1 5 (7.94%) JSON
1 5 (7.94%) XML
2 4 (6.35%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) CSS3
3 3 (4.76%) HTML5
3 3 (4.76%) RAML
3 3 (4.76%) RESTful
3 3 (4.76%) Web Services
4 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (3.17%) REST
4 2 (3.17%) SOAP
4 2 (3.17%) Spring
5 1 (1.59%) .NET
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.59%) Struts
5 1 (1.59%) XSD
5 1 (1.59%) XSL
5 1 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) User Experience
2 9 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.94%) Derivative
5 4 (6.35%) Mobile App
5 4 (6.35%) Virtual Team
6 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.17%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.17%) Fintech
6 2 (3.17%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.59%) Equities
7 1 (1.59%) IVR
7 1 (1.59%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (1.59%) PKI
7 1 (1.59%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Android
2 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 8 (12.70%) Data Modelling
4 8 (12.70%) Project Management
4 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 6 (9.52%) Data Validation
6 6 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 6 (9.52%) Service Design
7 5 (7.94%) Change Management
7 5 (7.94%) Scrum
7 5 (7.94%) TDD
7 5 (7.94%) User Stories
8 4 (6.35%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.35%) ETL
8 4 (6.35%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.35%) Release Management
8 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) Java
2 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.35%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) C
4 2 (3.17%) C++
4 2 (3.17%) R
5 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.59%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) Perl
5 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.59%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) Degree
1 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) PhD
2 1 (1.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 5 (7.94%) MiFID
3 2 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.17%) EMIR
3 2 (3.17%) PMO
4 1 (1.59%) Basel III
4 1 (1.59%) GDPR
4 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
1 1 (1.59%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.59%) Control-M
1 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.59%) Puppet
1 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle
2 3 (4.76%) MuleSoft
3 2 (3.17%) Apigee
3 2 (3.17%) IBM
3 2 (3.17%) Murex
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Avaya
4 1 (1.59%) BMC
4 1 (1.59%) Calypso
4 1 (1.59%) Charles River
4 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) Genesys
4 1 (1.59%) Lotus
4 1 (1.59%) Qualys
4 1 (1.59%) Remedy
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Siemens
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