Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 15 August 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
England > London
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 224 196
Rank change year-on-year -6 -28 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 545 510 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.20% 1.20% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.37% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 341 393
London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £285 £300
90th Percentile £638 £713 £635
England median daily rate £450 £450 £408
% change year-on-year - +10.43% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 11
London median hourly rate £29.50 £38.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.87% +61.46% +17.07%
10th Percentile £22.55 £17.88 £17.21
90th Percentile £37.65 £47.90 £42.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.27 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.05% -0.63% +7.14%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 39,948 37,351 39,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.77% 87.64% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,924 26,683 28,562
London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 380 345
London median hourly rate £23.25 £23.38 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +8.72% +7.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.54 £50.00 £54.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.48 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.43% -0.09% +8.60%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in London

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in London

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in London over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in London

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in London

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in London over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in London

Validation
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Central London -27 69 £500 +5.26% 25
West London +2 59 £475 +5.56% 18
South London -33 16 £413 -2.94% 4
East London -20 9 £450 +14.29% 7
North London 0 5 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 171 (31.38%) Finance
2 138 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (16.15%) SQL
4 86 (15.78%) Banking
5 83 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (14.50%) Data Validation
7 73 (13.39%) Migration
8 72 (13.21%) Microsoft
9 68 (12.48%) Java
10 58 (10.64%) Degree
11 56 (10.28%) Microsoft Excel
12 55 (10.09%) QA
12 55 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
13 54 (9.91%) Project Management
14 49 (8.99%) ETL
15 48 (8.81%) Oracle
15 48 (8.81%) User Experience
16 46 (8.44%) JavaScript
16 46 (8.44%) CRM
16 46 (8.44%) Web Services
17 45 (8.26%) HTML
17 45 (8.26%) CSS
18 44 (8.07%) SQL Server
18 44 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
19 43 (7.89%) Scrum
19 43 (7.89%) Retail
20 42 (7.71%) JIRA
21 41 (7.52%) Data Modelling
22 40 (7.34%) Git (software)
22 40 (7.34%) Analytics

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 16 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 16 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 12 (2.20%) Commerce Server
2 12 (2.20%) Confluence
3 6 (1.10%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (0.92%) IIS
5 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.55%) CMS
6 3 (0.55%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.37%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.37%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.37%) SAS
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.18%) DataSynapse
8 1 (0.18%) Mule
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 56 (10.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.65%) InVision
5 6 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.92%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.73%) Actimize
3 3 (0.55%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.37%) Magento
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.37%) PolarLake
4 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.75%) Office 365
4 10 (1.83%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 8 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.47%) BrowserStack
5 8 (1.47%) SaaS
6 7 (1.28%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.28%) Basecamp
7 5 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (0.73%) IaaS
8 4 (0.73%) PaaS
9 3 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
9 3 (0.55%) GitHub
9 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.37%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.57%) HTTP
2 13 (2.39%) Firewall
3 12 (2.20%) VPN
4 10 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (1.83%) Ethernet
5 9 (1.65%) Internet
6 8 (1.47%) SMS
6 8 (1.47%) WAN
7 7 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (1.28%) LAN
7 7 (1.28%) Wireless
8 6 (1.10%) FTP
8 6 (1.10%) IPsec
9 5 (0.92%) BGP
9 5 (0.92%) Network Security
10 4 (0.73%) MPLS
10 4 (0.73%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.55%) NAS
11 3 (0.55%) SAN
11 3 (0.55%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (5.32%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (2.39%) Big Data
6 13 (2.39%) Blockchain
6 13 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.02%) PowerPivot
7 11 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.47%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.10%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.10%) MySQL
11 5 (0.92%) HBase
11 5 (0.92%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.92%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 42 (7.71%) JIRA
2 40 (7.34%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.49%) Cucumber
4 17 (3.12%) gulp
5 15 (2.75%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.75%) PhantomJS
5 15 (2.75%) webpack
6 13 (2.39%) Eclipse
6 13 (2.39%) Grunt
6 13 (2.39%) Jasmine
6 13 (2.39%) Selenium
7 12 (2.20%) Maven
8 10 (1.83%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.65%) Subversion
10 6 (1.10%) IntelliJ
10 6 (1.10%) JUnit
10 6 (1.10%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.73%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.73%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.73%) Gradle
General
1 171 (31.38%) Finance
2 86 (15.78%) Banking
3 43 (7.89%) Retail
4 28 (5.14%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.95%) Front Office
6 24 (4.40%) Marketing
7 13 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (2.20%) French Language
9 10 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.83%) Games
9 10 (1.83%) Legal
10 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.10%) Publishing
10 6 (1.10%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.92%) Back Office
11 5 (0.92%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.73%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.18%) Military
13 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (28.44%) Analyst
2 109 (20.00%) Developer
3 59 (10.83%) Business Analyst
4 37 (6.79%) Consultant
5 32 (5.87%) Data Analyst
6 31 (5.69%) Architect
7 27 (4.95%) Qualitative Analyst
7 27 (4.95%) Quantitative Analyst
8 24 (4.40%) Risk Analyst
9 23 (4.22%) Designer
10 22 (4.04%) Project Manager
11 20 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (3.30%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
13 17 (3.12%) Java Developer
13 17 (3.12%) Validation Analyst
14 16 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 15 (2.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 13 (2.39%) Tester
17 12 (2.20%) Administrator
17 12 (2.20%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.44%) Web Services
2 45 (8.26%) CSS
2 45 (8.26%) HTML
3 28 (5.14%) J2EE
4 27 (4.95%) XML
5 25 (4.59%) HTML5
6 23 (4.22%) JSON
7 18 (3.30%) CSS3
8 17 (3.12%) AngularJS
8 17 (3.12%) REST
9 16 (2.94%) OAuth
9 16 (2.94%) Sass
9 16 (2.94%) Spring
10 14 (2.57%) SAML
11 13 (2.39%) Jest
11 13 (2.39%) Vue.js
12 12 (2.20%) Redux
13 11 (2.02%) .NET
13 11 (2.02%) MDX
13 11 (2.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 83 (15.23%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (8.81%) User Experience
3 26 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 22 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.49%) Credit Risk
5 19 (3.49%) Data Structures
6 17 (3.12%) Algorithms
6 17 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.75%) Virtual Team
8 14 (2.57%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.57%) Market Risk
8 14 (2.57%) Online Banking
9 13 (2.39%) Derivative
9 13 (2.39%) Fixed Income
9 13 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (2.20%) Fintech
10 12 (2.20%) NHS
11 9 (1.65%) Equities
11 9 (1.65%) PKI
12 8 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.61%) Windows
2 27 (4.95%) Unix
3 14 (2.57%) Linux
4 12 (2.20%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.65%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.92%) Android
7 4 (0.73%) Debian
8 3 (0.55%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (14.50%) Data Validation
3 73 (13.39%) Migration
4 55 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
5 54 (9.91%) Project Management
6 49 (8.99%) ETL
7 46 (8.44%) CRM
8 43 (7.89%) Scrum
9 41 (7.52%) Data Modelling
10 40 (7.34%) Analytics
11 39 (7.16%) Business Analysis
12 38 (6.97%) Change Management
12 38 (6.97%) Prototyping
13 37 (6.79%) E-Commerce
14 35 (6.42%) Data Analysis
14 35 (6.42%) ITIL
14 35 (6.42%) Test Automation
15 34 (6.24%) Data Migration
15 34 (6.24%) DevOps
16 33 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 88 (16.15%) SQL
2 68 (12.48%) Java
3 46 (8.44%) JavaScript
4 37 (6.79%) Python
5 28 (5.14%) VBA
6 27 (4.95%) C#
7 19 (3.49%) C++
7 19 (3.49%) PL/SQL
8 17 (3.12%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.94%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.39%) MATLAB
11 12 (2.20%) ES6
11 12 (2.20%) R
12 11 (2.02%) Java 8
12 11 (2.02%) Scala
13 10 (1.83%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.28%) Apex Code
15 6 (1.10%) Ruby
15 6 (1.10%) VB
16 5 (0.92%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (10.64%) Degree
2 28 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.22%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.02%) MCSE
6 7 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.10%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.92%) CISSP
8 5 (0.92%) MCSA
9 4 (0.73%) CISM
9 4 (0.73%) ISEB
9 4 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.73%) OCA
9 4 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.73%) PhD
10 3 (0.55%) CCIE
10 3 (0.55%) CCNP
10 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (10.09%) QA
2 20 (3.67%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.20%) WCAG
4 11 (2.02%) PMO
5 9 (1.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 9 (1.65%) SLA
6 6 (1.10%) GMP
7 5 (0.92%) GDPR
8 4 (0.73%) GxP
8 4 (0.73%) PSD2
9 3 (0.55%) GAMP
9 3 (0.55%) HL7
9 3 (0.55%) IFRS
9 3 (0.55%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.55%) MiFID
9 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.37%) EMIR
10 2 (0.37%) WAI
System Software
1 31 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.95%) Docker
3 12 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.55%) HDFS
5 3 (0.55%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.55%) vSphere
5 3 (0.55%) XenApp
6 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.18%) iptables
Systems Management
1 14 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.47%) SCCM
3 8 (1.47%) Terraform
4 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.73%) Grafana
6 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.55%) Oozie
6 3 (0.55%) Puppet
7 2 (0.37%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.37%) Ansible
7 2 (0.37%) Control-M
7 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.18%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.18%) Nessus
8 1 (0.18%) SCOM
8 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.18%) vRealize
8 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 72 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.81%) Oracle
3 31 (5.69%) Salesforce.com
4 25 (4.59%) SAP
5 23 (4.22%) Cisco
6 12 (2.20%) IBM
6 12 (2.20%) VMware
7 9 (1.65%) Adobe
8 8 (1.47%) Citrix
9 7 (1.28%) Demandware
9 7 (1.28%) Tableau
10 6 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.92%) Bloomberg
11 5 (0.92%) CyberArk
11 5 (0.92%) Google
11 5 (0.92%) Mercator
11 5 (0.92%) Splunk
11 5 (0.92%) Sybase
12 4 (0.73%) OpenLink
12 4 (0.73%) Remedy