Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 158 156
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +16
Contract jobs citing Validation 91 83 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.27% 1.24% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.42% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 69 86
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £304 £275 £307
90th Percentile £779 £640 £631
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
City of London median hourly rate £13.66 - £25.00
10th Percentile £13.31 - £16.60
90th Percentile £14.04 - £49.60
Central London median hourly rate £13.66 - £25.00

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 6319 5832 7631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.37% 87.48% 83.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5024 4654 6069
City of London median daily rate £511 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.55 £10.91
90th Percentile £32.36 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.86 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.80% -9.52% +16.67%

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 24 November 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

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 2 - -
Validation
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) Finance
3 25 (27.47%) SQL
4 18 (19.78%) Banking
4 18 (19.78%) Data Validation
5 17 (18.68%) Migration
6 16 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (15.38%) Mobile App
9 13 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
9 13 (14.29%) TDD
10 12 (13.19%) QA
10 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
11 11 (12.09%) Data Modelling
11 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
11 11 (12.09%) CSS
11 11 (12.09%) User Experience
12 10 (10.99%) Functional Testing
12 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
12 10 (10.99%) Data Migration
12 10 (10.99%) JIRA
12 10 (10.99%) Test Automation
13 9 (9.89%) Test Scripting
13 9 (9.89%) Visual Studio
13 9 (9.89%) C#
13 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (9.89%) CRM
13 9 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (8.79%) HP
14 8 (8.79%) Web Services

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 4 (4.40%) Confluence
2 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.30%) Markit EDM
3 2 (2.20%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.20%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 2 (2.20%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (2.20%) BrowserStack
2 2 (2.20%) GitHub
3 1 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (2.20%) SAN
2 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.10%) Firewall
2 1 (1.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.59%) Big Data
4 5 (5.49%) DB2
5 4 (4.40%) KDB
5 4 (4.40%) Kdb+
5 4 (4.40%) MySQL
6 3 (3.30%) Power BI
6 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.20%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.20%) HDInsight
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.20%) Pentaho
7 2 (2.20%) QlikView
7 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) JIRA
2 9 (9.89%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.59%) Appium
4 6 (6.59%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.59%) Grunt
4 6 (6.59%) gulp
4 6 (6.59%) Jasmine
4 6 (6.59%) PhantomJS
4 6 (6.59%) webpack
5 5 (5.49%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.40%) Maven
6 4 (4.40%) Subversion
7 3 (3.30%) Selenium
8 2 (2.20%) ClearCase
8 2 (2.20%) JMeter
8 2 (2.20%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.20%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (32.97%) Finance
2 18 (19.78%) Banking
3 7 (7.69%) Retail
4 6 (6.59%) Back Office
4 6 (6.59%) Marketing
5 5 (5.49%) Investment Banking
6 4 (4.40%) Legal
7 3 (3.30%) Front Office
8 2 (2.20%) French Language
8 2 (2.20%) General Ledger
9 1 (1.10%) Advertising
9 1 (1.10%) Billing
9 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.10%) Games
9 1 (1.10%) International Banking
9 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (42.86%) Analyst
2 21 (23.08%) Developer
3 12 (13.19%) Business Analyst
4 11 (12.09%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Consultant
5 6 (6.59%) Data Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (5.49%) CRM Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Data Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) KDB Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.30%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.30%) PHP Web Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Qualitative Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) CSS
2 8 (8.79%) Web Services
3 7 (7.69%) XML
4 6 (6.59%) Jest
4 6 (6.59%) JSON
4 6 (6.59%) LESS
4 6 (6.59%) Sass
5 5 (5.49%) HTML
5 5 (5.49%) Middleware
6 4 (4.40%) AngularJS
6 4 (4.40%) Gherkin
6 4 (4.40%) JMS
6 4 (4.40%) Rendezvous
7 3 (3.30%) React
7 3 (3.30%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 2 (2.20%) .NET
8 2 (2.20%) CSS3
8 2 (2.20%) HTML5
8 2 (2.20%) PySpark
8 2 (2.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 11 (12.09%) User Experience
4 6 (6.59%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.59%) Data Structures
5 5 (5.49%) Derivative
6 4 (4.40%) Fixed Income
6 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.40%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (4.40%) PDA
7 2 (2.20%) Equities
7 2 (2.20%) Fintech
7 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.20%) Market Risk
7 2 (2.20%) Pricing Data
7 2 (2.20%) SWIFT
7 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.10%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.59%) Linux
2 4 (4.40%) Android
2 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.40%) Unix
3 3 (3.30%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.20%) Solaris
5 1 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.78%) Data Validation
3 17 (18.68%) Migration
4 15 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
5 13 (14.29%) TDD
6 11 (12.09%) Data Modelling
7 10 (10.99%) Data Migration
7 10 (10.99%) Functional Testing
7 10 (10.99%) Test Automation
8 9 (9.89%) CRM
8 9 (9.89%) Test Scripting
9 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (7.69%) Prototyping
10 7 (7.69%) Test Strategy
11 6 (6.59%) BDD
11 6 (6.59%) Build Automation
11 6 (6.59%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (6.59%) Front End Development
11 6 (6.59%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.47%) SQL
2 11 (12.09%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.89%) C#
4 8 (8.79%) Java
5 4 (4.40%) C++
5 4 (4.40%) PHP
5 4 (4.40%) Python
6 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.10%) R
7 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.30%) Degree
1 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) CISSP
2 2 (2.20%) PhD
2 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) ISEB
3 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.19%) QA
2 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.30%) MiFID
3 1 (1.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.10%) Basel III
3 1 (1.10%) GAMP
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) PMO
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) Docker
2 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
2 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.79%) HP
3 6 (6.59%) SAP
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle
5 4 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (4.40%) TIBCO
6 3 (3.30%) Charles River
6 3 (3.30%) Hitachi
6 3 (3.30%) IBM
6 3 (3.30%) Tableau
7 2 (2.20%) Brocade
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco
7 2 (2.20%) EMC
7 2 (2.20%) Omniture
7 2 (2.20%) Sybase
8 1 (1.10%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.10%) Citrix
8 1 (1.10%) Cognos
8 1 (1.10%) Murex
8 1 (1.10%) NetApp