Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 219 232
Rank change year-on-year +13 +13 -32
Contract jobs citing Validation 439 596 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.28% 1.27% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.44% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 357 408
London median daily rate £500 £490 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +1.29% +7.50%
10th Percentile £327 £305 £278
90th Percentile £718 £675 £794
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 11
London median hourly rate £25.57 £26.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.51% -36.90% +110.00%
10th Percentile £22.04 £24.25 £13.35
90th Percentile £51.25 £27.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.67% -11.76% +6.25%

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 30,000 41,460 41,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.56% 88.30% 88.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,464 29,928 30,311
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 471 392
London median hourly rate £24.83 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.46% +6.67% +3.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.00 £13.30
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.63 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +7.95% -10.15% +7.23%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in London over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in London

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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 10 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in London

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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 10 December 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 +44 83 £530 +0.95% 29
West London -6 25 £475 +1.60% 18
East London +28 7 £356 -26.39% 7
South London +38 5 £400 -15.79% 4
North London +1 2 £350 - 3
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 146 (33.26%) Finance
2 122 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (25.51%) SQL
4 82 (18.68%) Python
5 73 (16.63%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (16.40%) Data Validation
7 65 (14.81%) ETL
8 60 (13.67%) Degree
9 58 (13.21%) Data Modelling
10 57 (12.98%) Banking
10 57 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
11 52 (11.85%) Analytics
12 50 (11.39%) QA
12 50 (11.39%) Microsoft
13 47 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
14 46 (10.48%) SQL Server
14 46 (10.48%) Migration
15 45 (10.25%) Business Intelligence
15 45 (10.25%) Azure
16 41 (9.34%) DevOps
17 40 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
17 40 (9.11%) JIRA
18 39 (8.88%) AWS
18 39 (8.88%) Big Data
19 37 (8.43%) JavaScript
19 37 (8.43%) Project Management
20 35 (7.97%) User Experience
20 35 (7.97%) SDLC
20 35 (7.97%) Data Science
21 33 (7.52%) User Stories

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 (4.33%) Apache Spark
2 16 (3.64%) SAS
3 15 (3.42%) Confluence
4 5 (1.14%) Apache
4 5 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (0.91%) Drupal
6 3 (0.68%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.46%) CMS
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.23%) IIS
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.28%) InVision
4 8 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.59%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.37%) Figma
6 6 (1.37%) XMetaL
7 5 (1.14%) Sketch
8 2 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.23%) InDesign
9 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.23%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.37%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.14%) PolarLake
4 4 (0.91%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.91%) SAP BPC
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.68%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.46%) Actimize
6 2 (0.46%) HFM
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle AGIS
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.25%) Azure
2 39 (8.88%) AWS
3 23 (5.24%) Power Platform
4 16 (3.64%) GitHub
5 13 (2.96%) GCP
6 11 (2.51%) IaaS
7 10 (2.28%) SaaS
8 9 (2.05%) PaaS
9 8 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
9 8 (1.82%) Azure Machine Learning
10 7 (1.59%) Amazon S3
11 6 (1.37%) Azure Stack
11 6 (1.37%) Slack
12 5 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
12 5 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.91%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.91%) Office 365
13 4 (0.91%) Serverless
13 4 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.59%) Firewall
2 6 (1.37%) BGP
2 6 (1.37%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (1.14%) MPLS
4 4 (0.91%) Internet
4 4 (0.91%) LTE
4 4 (0.91%) Network Security
4 4 (0.91%) OSPF
4 4 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.91%) Wireless
5 3 (0.68%) 4G
5 3 (0.68%) LAN
5 3 (0.68%) WAN
5 3 (0.68%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.46%) 2G
6 2 (0.46%) 3G
6 2 (0.46%) DNS
6 2 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (8.88%) Big Data
4 25 (5.69%) Relational Database
5 23 (5.24%) Power BI
6 19 (4.33%) Hadoop
7 17 (3.87%) MongoDB
8 16 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (2.96%) MySQL
9 13 (2.96%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (2.51%) QlikView
11 10 (2.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (2.05%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (1.82%) Data Lake
14 7 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (1.37%) Data Mining
15 6 (1.37%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 40 (9.11%) JIRA
2 14 (3.19%) Selenium
3 10 (2.28%) Jenkins
4 9 (2.05%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 7 (1.59%) NUnit
5 7 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.14%) Jasmine
7 4 (0.91%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.91%) PhantomJS
8 3 (0.68%) Appium
8 3 (0.68%) JUnit
8 3 (0.68%) Maven
8 3 (0.68%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.68%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.46%) FitNesse
9 2 (0.46%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.46%) JMeter
General
1 146 (33.26%) Finance
2 57 (12.98%) Banking
3 30 (6.83%) Front Office
4 20 (4.56%) Retail
5 18 (4.10%) Public Sector
6 14 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.96%) Legal
8 12 (2.73%) Investment Banking
8 12 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 11 (2.51%) Marketing
10 10 (2.28%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.82%) Law
11 8 (1.82%) Publishing
12 5 (1.14%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.91%) Back Office
13 4 (0.91%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.68%) Electronics
14 3 (0.68%) Games
14 3 (0.68%) Local Government
15 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (28.25%) Analyst
2 94 (21.41%) Developer
3 48 (10.93%) Architect
4 42 (9.57%) Data Analyst
5 41 (9.34%) Business Analyst
6 37 (8.43%) Consultant
7 19 (4.33%) Designer
8 17 (3.87%) Data Business Analyst
8 17 (3.87%) UX Designer
9 16 (3.64%) Data Engineer
9 16 (3.64%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.42%) Python Developer
11 13 (2.96%) C++ Developer
12 12 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (2.73%) Tester
13 11 (2.51%) Data Architect
13 11 (2.51%) Test Analyst
14 10 (2.28%) .NET Developer
14 10 (2.28%) Analyst Developer
14 10 (2.28%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.47%) .NET
2 19 (4.33%) AngularJS
3 18 (4.10%) XML
4 16 (3.64%) Web Services
5 15 (3.42%) HTML
5 15 (3.42%) JSON
6 13 (2.96%) Node.js
7 11 (2.51%) CSS
7 11 (2.51%) Kafka
7 11 (2.51%) SAML
7 11 (2.51%) SOAP
8 10 (2.28%) OAuth
9 8 (1.82%) .NET Core
9 8 (1.82%) Natural Language Processing
9 8 (1.82%) STL
9 8 (1.82%) Swing
10 7 (1.59%) Drools
10 7 (1.59%) Express
10 7 (1.59%) Middleware
10 7 (1.59%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 73 (16.63%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (7.97%) User Experience
3 19 (4.33%) Credit Risk
3 19 (4.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (3.87%) Algorithms
5 15 (3.42%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.96%) Market Risk
7 12 (2.73%) Online Banking
8 11 (2.51%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (2.05%) Analytical Mindset
9 9 (2.05%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.82%) Reference Data
11 7 (1.59%) Equities
11 7 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.59%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.37%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.37%) Derivative
12 6 (1.37%) Replication
13 5 (1.14%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.38%) Linux
2 22 (5.01%) Windows
3 21 (4.78%) Unix
4 10 (2.28%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.14%) Android
7 4 (0.91%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.46%) VMS
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.23%) CentOS
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (16.40%) Data Validation
3 65 (14.81%) ETL
4 58 (13.21%) Data Modelling
5 57 (12.98%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (11.85%) Analytics
7 46 (10.48%) Migration
8 45 (10.25%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (9.34%) DevOps
10 37 (8.43%) Project Management
11 35 (7.97%) Data Science
11 35 (7.97%) SDLC
12 33 (7.52%) Computer Science
12 33 (7.52%) Data Analysis
12 33 (7.52%) User Stories
13 31 (7.06%) Machine Learning
14 29 (6.61%) Data Cleansing
15 28 (6.38%) Project Delivery
15 28 (6.38%) Prototyping
15 28 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 112 (25.51%) SQL
2 82 (18.68%) Python
3 37 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 30 (6.83%) Java
5 27 (6.15%) C#
6 20 (4.56%) C++
7 12 (2.73%) R
7 12 (2.73%) T-SQL
8 10 (2.28%) VBA
9 8 (1.82%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.59%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.59%) ES6
11 6 (1.37%) Apex Code
11 6 (1.37%) C
11 6 (1.37%) XQuery
12 4 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (0.91%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.91%) PHP
13 3 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (13.67%) Degree
2 27 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 22 (5.01%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.51%) PhD
7 7 (1.59%) CCNP
8 6 (1.37%) CCIE
8 6 (1.37%) CCNA
8 6 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (1.14%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.91%) JNCIE
11 3 (0.68%) ISEB
11 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.68%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.68%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.46%) CCIP
12 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (11.39%) QA
2 23 (5.24%) GDPR
3 16 (3.64%) Data Quality
4 9 (2.05%) Solvency II
5 8 (1.82%) IFRS
6 7 (1.59%) GxP
7 6 (1.37%) SLA
8 4 (0.91%) MiFID
9 3 (0.68%) COREP
9 3 (0.68%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.68%) GAMP
10 2 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.46%) EMIR
10 2 (0.46%) GLP
10 2 (0.46%) Good Clinical Practice
10 2 (0.46%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.46%) ISO 13485
10 2 (0.46%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.46%) SEPA
System Software
1 27 (6.15%) Docker
2 11 (2.51%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.68%) XenApp
5 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.46%) HDFS
6 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.46%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (3.42%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.05%) Terraform
3 6 (1.37%) SCCM
4 5 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.68%) Ansible
5 3 (0.68%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.46%) SCOM
6 2 (0.46%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.46%) TrustSec
6 2 (0.46%) vRealize
7 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.23%) Control-M
7 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.23%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.23%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.47%) Oracle
3 22 (5.01%) SAP
4 20 (4.56%) Google
5 16 (3.64%) Tableau
6 14 (3.19%) Cognos
7 13 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (2.73%) Adobe
8 12 (2.73%) Cisco
9 10 (2.28%) IBM
9 10 (2.28%) Remedy
10 7 (1.59%) Citrix
11 6 (1.37%) VMware
12 5 (1.14%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.14%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.14%) Informatica
12 5 (1.14%) ServiceNow
13 4 (0.91%) HP
13 4 (0.91%) Intapp
14 3 (0.68%) ESRI