Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 170 158
Rank change year-on-year -10 -12 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 77 87 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.08% 1.21% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.35% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 54 74
City of London median daily rate £543 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.21% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £290 £304 £283
90th Percentile £725 £771 £626
Central London median daily rate £533 £475 £434
% change year-on-year +12.11% +9.57% -11.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
City of London median hourly rate £26.50 £13.66 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.07% - -
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £13.66 -
% change year-on-year +94.07% - -

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 6,205 6,447 5,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.42% 89.59% 88.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,890 5,139 4,552
City of London median daily rate £513 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £318
90th Percentile £675 £688 £672
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 61 53
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -6.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £34.60 £31.00 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018. 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
Moorgate - 1 £500 -
Validation
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 47 (61.04%) Finance
2 28 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (29.87%) QA
4 19 (24.68%) Banking
4 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (22.08%) SQL
5 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
6 15 (19.48%) Integration Testing
7 13 (16.88%) HP
7 13 (16.88%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (16.88%) SEPA
8 12 (15.58%) Middleware
8 12 (15.58%) Migration
9 11 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (11.69%) Oracle
10 9 (11.69%) Data Validation
11 8 (10.39%) Data Migration
11 8 (10.39%) REST
11 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
11 8 (10.39%) Java
11 8 (10.39%) Financial Institution
11 8 (10.39%) Project Management
12 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.09%) Python
12 7 (9.09%) IBM
12 7 (9.09%) Degree
12 7 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
12 7 (9.09%) API Development
12 7 (9.09%) API Testing
13 6 (7.79%) Data Quality

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 (2.60%) Confluence
1 2 (2.60%) SAS
2 1 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.30%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) Luigi
2 1 (1.30%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.60%) Chatbot
2 2 (2.60%) InVision
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.30%) Actimize
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.30%) MetaTrader
3 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.90%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.30%) Basecamp
5 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.30%) GitHub
5 1 (1.30%) Office 365
5 1 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Firewall
1 1 (1.30%) GSM
1 1 (1.30%) IMAP
1 1 (1.30%) LAN
1 1 (1.30%) LTE
1 1 (1.30%) NAS
1 1 (1.30%) SAN
1 1 (1.30%) TETRA
1 1 (1.30%) UMTS
1 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.60%) Apache Hive
3 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.60%) Power BI
4 1 (1.30%) Azkaban
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.30%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Impala
4 1 (1.30%) OLTP
4 1 (1.30%) Presto
4 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) JIRA
2 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.90%) Selenium
3 3 (3.90%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.30%) Grunt
4 1 (1.30%) gulp
4 1 (1.30%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.30%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) TestRail
4 1 (1.30%) webpack
General
1 47 (61.04%) Finance
2 19 (24.68%) Banking
3 8 (10.39%) Financial Institution
4 6 (7.79%) Retail
5 5 (6.49%) Legal
6 4 (5.19%) Advertising
7 3 (3.90%) Back Office
7 3 (3.90%) Front Office
7 3 (3.90%) Marketing
7 3 (3.90%) Publishing
8 1 (1.30%) Billing
8 1 (1.30%) French Language
8 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (24.68%) Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Developer
3 8 (10.39%) Tester
4 6 (7.79%) Data Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Identity Management Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Systems Test Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Data Scientist
6 4 (5.19%) Payments Tester
6 4 (5.19%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Data Migration Lead
7 3 (3.90%) Designer
8 2 (2.60%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Security Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) Middleware
2 8 (10.39%) REST
3 5 (6.49%) Web Services
4 4 (5.19%) SOAP
5 3 (3.90%) RESTful
5 3 (3.90%) XML
6 2 (2.60%) CSS
6 2 (2.60%) HTML
6 2 (2.60%) J2EE
6 2 (2.60%) Node.js
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.60%) scikit-learn
6 2 (2.60%) SciPy
6 2 (2.60%) Spring
6 2 (2.60%) TensorFlow
7 1 (1.30%) CSS3
7 1 (1.30%) Jest
7 1 (1.30%) Kafka
7 1 (1.30%) Redux
7 1 (1.30%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 28 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.79%) User Experience
3 4 (5.19%) Credit Risk
3 4 (5.19%) Data Structures
3 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.19%) SWIFT
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Equities
5 2 (2.60%) Fintech
5 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.60%) IVR
6 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.30%) Contactless
6 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Derivative
6 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.30%) Tandem
6 1 (1.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Unix
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
3 1 (1.30%) AIX
3 1 (1.30%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.30%) Linux
3 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.30%) Solaris
3 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) Test Scripting
3 15 (19.48%) Integration Testing
4 12 (15.58%) Migration
5 11 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (11.69%) Data Validation
7 8 (10.39%) Data Migration
7 8 (10.39%) Project Management
8 7 (9.09%) API Development
8 7 (9.09%) API Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.79%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.79%) ETL
10 5 (6.49%) Business Analysis
10 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
10 5 (6.49%) Data Reconciliation
10 5 (6.49%) Data Transformation
10 5 (6.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) SQL
2 8 (10.39%) Java
3 7 (9.09%) Python
4 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.19%) R
5 3 (3.90%) VBA
6 2 (2.60%) C#
6 2 (2.60%) C++
7 1 (1.30%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.30%) Scala
7 1 (1.30%) SOQL
7 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.60%) ACCA
3 2 (2.60%) CCAB
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.60%) PhD
4 1 (1.30%) CCNA
4 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.87%) QA
2 13 (16.88%) SEPA
3 6 (7.79%) Data Quality
4 5 (6.49%) PSD2
5 4 (5.19%) TARGET2
6 2 (2.60%) IFRS
6 2 (2.60%) IFRS 9
7 1 (1.30%) GDPR
7 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
7 1 (1.30%) Solvency II
7 1 (1.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.90%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.60%) Ansible
3 2 (2.60%) Puppet
3 2 (2.60%) Terraform
4 1 (1.30%) Control-M
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) HP
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) IBM
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.60%) Adobe
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco
5 2 (2.60%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.30%) Apple
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix
6 1 (1.30%) CODA
6 1 (1.30%) Huawei
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica
6 1 (1.30%) Murex
6 1 (1.30%) Pardot
6 1 (1.30%) Remedy
6 1 (1.30%) Samsung
6 1 (1.30%) Sony
6 1 (1.30%) Tableau
6 1 (1.30%) VMware