Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 212 227 198
Rank change year-on-year +15 -29 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 589 569 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.33% 1.24% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.41% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 390 356
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -4.86%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £261
90th Percentile £698 £775 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
London median hourly rate £26.50 £40.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.57% +101.89% +14.63%
10th Percentile £24.25 £20.16 £18.06
90th Percentile £27.25 £54.38 £45.50
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.36% +9.73% -1.96%

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 38,958 40,248 36,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.15% 87.88% 87.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,867 29,338 25,998
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 416 444
London median hourly rate £24.23 £22.01 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -8.30% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £48.75 £52.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 2019.

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
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 21 January 2019. 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 -5 102 £525 +10.53% 42
West London +12 51 £488 +18.97% 16
East London -25 15 £484 +4.09% 8
South London -16 12 £475 +5.56%
North London 0 9 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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.

1 195 (33.11%) Finance
2 160 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
4 139 (23.60%) SQL
5 91 (15.45%) QA
6 89 (15.11%) Java
7 82 (13.92%) SQL Server
8 81 (13.75%) Banking
9 77 (13.07%) Microsoft
10 72 (12.22%) Retail
11 71 (12.05%) Data Validation
12 69 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
13 63 (10.70%) Oracle
13 63 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 62 (10.53%) ETL
14 62 (10.53%) Degree
15 60 (10.19%) JIRA
16 59 (10.02%) Migration
17 58 (9.85%) CRM
17 58 (9.85%) Test Automation
18 57 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
19 54 (9.17%) Analytics
19 54 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
19 54 (9.17%) Data Analysis
20 53 (9.00%) Python
21 51 (8.66%) Scrum
22 49 (8.32%) Unix
23 48 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
24 47 (7.98%) E-Commerce
24 47 (7.98%) Relational Database

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 19 (3.23%) Confluence
2 18 (3.06%) Commerce Server
2 18 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.89%) SAS
4 13 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.87%) CMS
6 7 (1.19%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.51%) Apache
7 3 (0.51%) Apache Qpid
7 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.17%) Luigi
Applications
1 38 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.70%) InVision
4 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (1.02%) Chatbot
5 6 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.17%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.21%) Oracle Retail
3 8 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (1.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 5 (0.85%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.51%) Actimize
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.51%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.34%) Endur
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.34%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.34%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.34%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.34%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 63 (10.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.72%) Dynamics 365
3 16 (2.72%) Office 365
4 12 (2.04%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.70%) PaaS
6 9 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (1.36%) Basecamp
7 8 (1.36%) Serverless
8 7 (1.19%) IaaS
9 5 (0.85%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (0.85%) SaaS
10 4 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.68%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.68%) GitHub
10 4 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.89%) HTTP
2 12 (2.04%) Internet
3 10 (1.70%) DNS
4 9 (1.53%) FTP
5 8 (1.36%) DHCP
5 8 (1.36%) Firewall
6 7 (1.19%) LAN
6 7 (1.19%) WAN
7 6 (1.02%) Wireless
8 5 (0.85%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.85%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.85%) VoIP
9 4 (0.68%) Network Security
9 4 (0.68%) SSL
10 3 (0.51%) 2G
10 3 (0.51%) 3G
10 3 (0.51%) 4G
11 2 (0.34%) IPsec
11 2 (0.34%) TETRA
11 2 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.98%) Relational Database
3 32 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (3.40%) QlikView
7 19 (3.23%) Power BI
8 18 (3.06%) Big Data
9 16 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
10 14 (2.38%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.21%) Apache Hive
12 11 (1.87%) Data Mining
13 9 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
14 7 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
14 7 (1.19%) Oracle Database
15 6 (1.02%) Base SAS
15 6 (1.02%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (10.19%) JIRA
2 43 (7.30%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 17 (2.89%) Selenium
6 10 (1.70%) Subversion
7 8 (1.36%) SoapUI
7 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.36%) TestRail
7 8 (1.36%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.19%) PeopleTools
9 6 (1.02%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.85%) RStudio
10 5 (0.85%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.68%) HP UFT
11 4 (0.68%) Maven
11 4 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.51%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.51%) JUnit
General
1 195 (33.11%) Finance
2 81 (13.75%) Banking
3 72 (12.22%) Retail
4 29 (4.92%) Front Office
5 25 (4.24%) Marketing
6 24 (4.07%) Back Office
7 18 (3.06%) Financial Institution
8 17 (2.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 14 (2.38%) Investment Banking
10 13 (2.21%) Legal
11 12 (2.04%) Publishing
12 8 (1.36%) Telecoms
13 6 (1.02%) Advertising
14 5 (0.85%) French Language
14 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.51%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.34%) Billing
16 2 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 151 (25.64%) Analyst
2 85 (14.43%) Developer
3 67 (11.38%) Architect
4 58 (9.85%) Consultant
5 48 (8.15%) Business Analyst
6 42 (7.13%) Data Analyst
7 37 (6.28%) SQL Analyst
8 26 (4.41%) Designer
8 26 (4.41%) SQL Data Analyst
9 24 (4.07%) Cloud Architect
9 24 (4.07%) Security Architect
10 23 (3.90%) Test Analyst
11 18 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (3.06%) Tester
12 16 (2.72%) Test Engineer
13 15 (2.55%) Financial Analyst
13 15 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (2.38%) Senior Consultant
15 13 (2.21%) Data Scientist
16 11 (1.87%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.30%) Web Services
2 40 (6.79%) J2EE
3 34 (5.77%) HTML
4 31 (5.26%) CSS
5 27 (4.58%) HTML5
6 25 (4.24%) CSS3
7 24 (4.07%) XML
8 22 (3.74%) .NET
9 17 (2.89%) Middleware
9 17 (2.89%) REST
10 15 (2.55%) DOM
11 13 (2.21%) JSON
12 12 (2.04%) SOAP
13 11 (1.87%) OAuth
14 10 (1.70%) Node.js
15 9 (1.53%) AngularJS
16 7 (1.19%) RESTful
16 7 (1.19%) SVG
17 6 (1.02%) jQuery
18 5 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 145 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.45%) User Experience
3 31 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 25 (4.24%) Equities
6 14 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (2.04%) Derivative
8 10 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.53%) Credit Risk
9 9 (1.53%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.53%) NHS
9 9 (1.53%) PKI
10 8 (1.36%) CMDB
10 8 (1.36%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.36%) Reference Data
10 8 (1.36%) SWIFT
10 8 (1.36%) W3C
11 7 (1.19%) Digital Media
11 7 (1.19%) Video on Demand
11 7 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.32%) Unix
2 44 (7.47%) Windows
3 20 (3.40%) Linux
4 15 (2.55%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.02%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.51%) AIX
8 3 (0.51%) Android
9 2 (0.34%) Solaris
9 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.17%) Debian
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (12.05%) Data Validation
3 69 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
4 62 (10.53%) ETL
5 59 (10.02%) Migration
6 58 (9.85%) CRM
6 58 (9.85%) Test Automation
7 54 (9.17%) Analytics
7 54 (9.17%) Data Analysis
7 54 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 51 (8.66%) Scrum
9 48 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (7.98%) E-Commerce
11 46 (7.81%) Project Management
12 45 (7.64%) Data Modelling
13 41 (6.96%) Business Analysis
13 41 (6.96%) DevOps
14 40 (6.79%) Test Scripting
15 39 (6.62%) Visualisation
16 38 (6.45%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 139 (23.60%) SQL
2 89 (15.11%) Java
3 53 (9.00%) Python
4 39 (6.62%) R
5 35 (5.94%) JavaScript
6 23 (3.90%) C#
7 22 (3.74%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.89%) C++
8 17 (2.89%) T-SQL
9 14 (2.38%) VBA
10 10 (1.70%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.53%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.19%) Perl
12 7 (1.19%) Scala
13 4 (0.68%) C
13 4 (0.68%) Ruby
14 2 (0.34%) PHP
14 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.34%) VB
14 2 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 62 (10.53%) Degree
2 26 (4.41%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (2.55%) MCSE
5 15 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.38%) CISSP
7 13 (2.21%) Master's Degree
8 11 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.53%) PhD
10 8 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.36%) ISTQB
11 7 (1.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (1.02%) MCITP
12 6 (1.02%) RHCE
13 5 (0.85%) CISM
13 5 (0.85%) ISEB
13 5 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (15.45%) QA
2 27 (4.58%) Data Quality
3 19 (3.23%) SEPA
4 12 (2.04%) PMO
5 9 (1.53%) WCAG
6 8 (1.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 8 (1.36%) GMP
6 8 (1.36%) GxP
7 6 (1.02%) PSD2
8 5 (0.85%) IFRS
8 5 (0.85%) IFRS 9
9 4 (0.68%) GDPR
9 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.68%) TARGET2
10 3 (0.51%) SLA
11 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.34%) MiFID
11 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.17%) COBIT
12 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 26 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.04%) Docker
3 10 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.19%) vSphere
5 6 (1.02%) vCloud
6 3 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.34%) XenApp
8 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.17%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) iptables
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (4.07%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
2 11 (1.87%) SCCM
3 10 (1.70%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.53%) Ansible
5 8 (1.36%) Control-M
6 7 (1.19%) Terraform
7 6 (1.02%) Puppet
8 5 (0.85%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.85%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.34%) Grafana
10 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.34%) Oozie
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 1 (0.17%) Kibana
11 1 (0.17%) logstash
11 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 77 (13.07%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.70%) Oracle
3 33 (5.60%) Tableau
4 24 (4.07%) HP
5 21 (3.57%) IBM
5 21 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (3.06%) Reuters
6 18 (3.06%) SAP
7 14 (2.38%) Adobe
7 14 (2.38%) VMware
8 13 (2.21%) Demandware
9 10 (1.70%) Google
9 10 (1.70%) Informatica
10 9 (1.53%) Cisco
10 9 (1.53%) Mercator
11 8 (1.36%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (1.19%) Teradata
13 6 (1.02%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.02%) Workday