Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 219 175
Rank change year-on-year -2 -44 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 583 470 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.28% 1.18% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.37% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 292 398
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £300
90th Percentile £650 £674 £713
England median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 13
London median hourly rate £38.00 £38.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +61.46% +20.00%
10th Percentile £24.00 £19.82 £16.44
90th Percentile £41.00 £48.63 £31.10
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.03 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.72% -1.25% +13.64%

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 39,792 34,367 37,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.29% 86.46% 86.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,772 24,667 27,027
London median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 388 391
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +9.49%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £52.50 £51.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
% change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%

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 27 May 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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in London over the 6 months to 27 May 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 27 May 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 -14 92 £500 +11.11% 26
West London -8 81 £488 +8.33% 16
South London -33 25 £401 -10.83% 4
East London -16 8 £450 -14.29% 3
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 178 (30.53%) Finance
2 145 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (16.81%) SQL
4 86 (14.75%) Migration
5 81 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
6 74 (12.69%) Project Management
6 74 (12.69%) Banking
7 73 (12.52%) Microsoft
8 71 (12.18%) Data Validation
9 69 (11.84%) Java
10 66 (11.32%) Degree
10 66 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
11 60 (10.29%) CRM
12 56 (9.61%) QA
13 53 (9.09%) JavaScript
13 53 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
14 52 (8.92%) Business Analysis
15 51 (8.75%) ITIL
15 51 (8.75%) Security Cleared
16 49 (8.40%) HTML
17 48 (8.23%) CSS
17 48 (8.23%) Retail
17 48 (8.23%) Data Migration
18 47 (8.06%) Git (software)
18 47 (8.06%) E-Commerce
18 47 (8.06%) Salesforce.com
18 47 (8.06%) Scrum
19 46 (7.89%) Test Scripting
20 45 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
20 45 (7.72%) Problem-Solving

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 20 (3.43%) WebSphere
2 17 (2.92%) Commerce Server
2 17 (2.92%) Confluence
3 16 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 9 (1.54%) CMS
6 8 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (1.37%) SAS
7 6 (1.03%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.86%) IIS
9 4 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.34%) Drupal
10 2 (0.34%) Kentico
10 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.17%) Mongoose
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (13.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.54%) InVision
4 8 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.86%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.69%) Actimize
4 3 (0.51%) Maximo
4 3 (0.51%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.51%) SAP R/3
5 2 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 11 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.54%) Office 365
5 9 (1.54%) SaaS
6 8 (1.37%) Basecamp
7 7 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.20%) PaaS
8 6 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.03%) BrowserStack
8 6 (1.03%) GitHub
8 6 (1.03%) IaaS
8 6 (1.03%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
10 3 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.23%) HTTP
2 11 (1.89%) VPN
3 10 (1.72%) SMS
4 9 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (1.54%) Firewall
5 7 (1.20%) Ethernet
6 6 (1.03%) Internet
7 5 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (0.86%) IPsec
8 4 (0.69%) BGP
8 4 (0.69%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (0.69%) FTP
8 4 (0.69%) MPLS
8 4 (0.69%) Network Security
8 4 (0.69%) WAN
8 4 (0.69%) Wireless
9 3 (0.51%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (0.51%) Intranet
9 3 (0.51%) LAN
9 3 (0.51%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 22 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (2.57%) Big Data
7 14 (2.40%) Blockchain
8 10 (1.72%) HBase
8 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.54%) DataStage
9 9 (1.54%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.37%) PowerPivot
10 8 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (1.03%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.03%) MySQL
12 6 (1.03%) Power BI
13 5 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (8.06%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.55%) JIRA
3 21 (3.60%) Selenium
4 20 (3.43%) gulp
5 14 (2.40%) Jasmine
5 14 (2.40%) PhantomJS
5 14 (2.40%) webpack
6 13 (2.23%) Grunt
6 13 (2.23%) Subversion
7 12 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 12 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.72%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.72%) JUnit
8 10 (1.72%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.37%) Maven
10 6 (1.03%) Appium
10 6 (1.03%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.03%) JMeter
10 6 (1.03%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.03%) Zephyr
General
1 178 (30.53%) Finance
2 74 (12.69%) Banking
3 48 (8.23%) Retail
4 30 (5.15%) Front Office
5 27 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 24 (4.12%) Marketing
7 20 (3.43%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (2.23%) Legal
9 11 (1.89%) Games
10 10 (1.72%) French Language
11 9 (1.54%) Law
12 8 (1.37%) Telecoms
13 7 (1.20%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.86%) Billing
14 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.51%) Military
15 3 (0.51%) Publishing
15 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.34%) Advertising
16 2 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 173 (29.67%) Analyst
2 103 (17.67%) Developer
3 61 (10.46%) Business Analyst
4 59 (10.12%) Consultant
5 38 (6.52%) Data Analyst
6 32 (5.49%) Qualitative Analyst
6 32 (5.49%) Quantitative Analyst
7 30 (5.15%) Architect
8 23 (3.95%) Designer
8 23 (3.95%) Project Manager
8 23 (3.95%) Risk Analyst
9 21 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
10 19 (3.26%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 19 (3.26%) Validation Analyst
11 16 (2.74%) Test Engineer
12 14 (2.40%) Administrator
12 14 (2.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 14 (2.40%) Security Architect
12 14 (2.40%) Senior Test Engineer
12 14 (2.40%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.40%) HTML
2 48 (8.23%) CSS
3 37 (6.35%) Web Services
4 29 (4.97%) HTML5
5 25 (4.29%) J2EE
6 24 (4.12%) CSS3
7 20 (3.43%) .NET
8 17 (2.92%) Vue (Vue.js)
9 16 (2.74%) AngularJS
9 16 (2.74%) Sass
10 15 (2.57%) JSON
11 13 (2.23%) Jest
11 13 (2.23%) XML
12 12 (2.06%) jQuery
12 12 (2.06%) Redux
13 11 (1.89%) OAuth
14 9 (1.54%) Middleware
14 9 (1.54%) REST
14 9 (1.54%) SAML
15 8 (1.37%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (7.20%) User Experience
3 31 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 27 (4.63%) Credit Risk
5 22 (3.77%) Data Structures
6 19 (3.26%) Algorithms
6 19 (3.26%) Mobile App
7 18 (3.09%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.92%) Fintech
8 17 (2.92%) Virtual Team
9 16 (2.74%) Derivative
9 16 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (2.40%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.89%) Market Risk
11 11 (1.89%) W3C
12 9 (1.54%) Data Centre
12 9 (1.54%) Online Banking
12 9 (1.54%) Swaptions
13 7 (1.20%) Blog
13 7 (1.20%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 28 (4.80%) Unix
2 27 (4.63%) Windows
3 21 (3.60%) Linux
4 14 (2.40%) Android
5 9 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.51%) CoreOS
7 3 (0.51%) Debian
8 2 (0.34%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (14.75%) Migration
3 74 (12.69%) Project Management
4 71 (12.18%) Data Validation
5 60 (10.29%) CRM
6 52 (8.92%) Business Analysis
7 51 (8.75%) ITIL
8 48 (8.23%) Data Migration
9 47 (8.06%) E-Commerce
9 47 (8.06%) Scrum
10 46 (7.89%) Test Scripting
11 45 (7.72%) Problem-Solving
11 45 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 43 (7.38%) Test Automation
13 40 (6.86%) Risk Management
14 38 (6.52%) ETL
14 38 (6.52%) Waterfall
15 37 (6.35%) Data Modelling
15 37 (6.35%) DevOps
15 37 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (16.81%) SQL
2 69 (11.84%) Java
3 53 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 41 (7.03%) Python
5 36 (6.17%) VBA
6 32 (5.49%) C#
7 23 (3.95%) C++
7 23 (3.95%) MATLAB
8 16 (2.74%) C
9 15 (2.57%) ES6
9 15 (2.57%) R
10 14 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.06%) Shell Script
12 11 (1.89%) Apex Code
12 11 (1.89%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.72%) Scala
14 9 (1.54%) Java 8
14 9 (1.54%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.03%) PHP
15 6 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (11.32%) Degree
2 51 (8.75%) Security Cleared
3 33 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.57%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.23%) Numerate Degree
6 11 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.72%) MCSE
8 6 (1.03%) MBA
9 5 (0.86%) CFA
9 5 (0.86%) ISEB
9 5 (0.86%) MCSA
9 5 (0.86%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.51%) CCIE
11 3 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.51%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.51%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.51%) PhD
12 2 (0.34%) CCNP
12 2 (0.34%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (9.61%) QA
2 22 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.92%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 16 (2.74%) WCAG
5 12 (2.06%) GDPR
5 12 (2.06%) GMP
6 10 (1.72%) SLA
7 7 (1.20%) IFRS
8 6 (1.03%) IFRS 9
8 6 (1.03%) PMO
9 5 (0.86%) GxP
10 4 (0.69%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.51%) GAMP
12 2 (0.34%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.34%) HL7
12 2 (0.34%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.34%) ISO 13485
12 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 19 (3.26%) Docker
2 14 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.37%) HDFS
5 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.37%) Oozie
3 7 (1.20%) Terraform
4 6 (1.03%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.69%) SCCM
6 3 (0.51%) Grafana
6 3 (0.51%) Puppet
7 2 (0.34%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.34%) QRadar
7 2 (0.34%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.17%) Munin
8 1 (0.17%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) Nessus
8 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.17%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (12.52%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.06%) Salesforce.com
3 37 (6.35%) Oracle
4 22 (3.77%) SAP
5 18 (3.09%) Cisco
6 14 (2.40%) Adobe
7 11 (1.89%) VMware
8 7 (1.20%) Bloomberg
8 7 (1.20%) Demandware
8 7 (1.20%) Google
8 7 (1.20%) Splunk
9 6 (1.03%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.03%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.86%) IBM
10 5 (0.86%) Sybase
11 4 (0.69%) Capita
11 4 (0.69%) Juniper
11 4 (0.69%) Tableau
11 4 (0.69%) Workday
12 3 (0.51%) hybris