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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / London
Rank 201 169 152
Rank change year-on-year -32 -17  
Contract jobs citing Validation 227 325 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.18% 1.47% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.72% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 214 209
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 3
Median hourly rate £44.50 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.41% +17.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.52 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.55 £21.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -3.94% +8.57%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16395 18853 17384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.18% 85.15% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11793 13608 12215
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 194 249
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in London

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -34 18 £500 -4.76% 9
Uxbridge +8 3 - -
Brentford - 3 - -
Bromley +12 2 £556 +58.92%
Canary Wharf -3 2 £525 -
Hammersmith - 2 £530 -
Croydon +4 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £250 -
Romford - 1 £145 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
Heathrow - 1 £413 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Validation.

1 157 (28.81%) Finance
2 98 (17.98%) SQL
3 76 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (11.01%) MS Excel
5 59 (10.83%) Banking
6 55 (10.09%) Oracle
7 54 (9.91%) QA
8 53 (9.72%) Degree
9 52 (9.54%) Change Management
10 49 (8.99%) Microsoft
11 48 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 48 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
12 47 (8.62%) Migration
13 45 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
14 44 (8.07%) Data Validation
14 44 (8.07%) Project Management
15 42 (7.71%) Windows
15 42 (7.71%) Retail
16 41 (7.52%) Mathematics
17 40 (7.34%) MS Office
17 40 (7.34%) C++
18 39 (7.16%) ERP
18 39 (7.16%) Management Information System
19 37 (6.79%) Java
20 36 (6.61%) Unix
20 36 (6.61%) Business Analysis
21 35 (6.42%) Linux
21 35 (6.42%) Test Scripting
22 33 (6.06%) Data Modelling
22 33 (6.06%) Cisco

Validation
Top Related 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 23 (4.22%) WebSphere
2 16 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.39%) JBoss
4 12 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.02%) GlassFish
6 7 (1.28%) IIS
7 5 (0.92%) SAS
8 4 (0.73%) Confluence
8 4 (0.73%) DataSynapse
8 4 (0.73%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.55%) Apache
9 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.55%) CMS
9 3 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.37%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.37%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 60 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 40 (7.34%) MS Office
3 23 (4.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (3.12%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (2.57%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.92%) MS Project
7 3 (0.55%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) EViews
8 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Demantra
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.73%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.37%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.18%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) TrackWise
4 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.75%) IaaS
2 15 (2.75%) Office 365
3 12 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.65%) SaaS
5 5 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.92%) GitHub
5 5 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.73%) Basecamp
6 4 (0.73%) PaaS
7 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.55%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.37%) Boomi
8 2 (0.37%) Force.com
8 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.37%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.67%) Firewall
2 18 (3.30%) VoIP
3 17 (3.12%) LAN
3 17 (3.12%) TCP/IP
4 16 (2.94%) DNS
5 13 (2.39%) Internet
5 13 (2.39%) VPN
5 13 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (2.20%) WAN
7 11 (2.02%) Network Security
8 10 (1.83%) DHCP
8 10 (1.83%) Wireless
9 9 (1.65%) Ethernet
10 8 (1.47%) HTTP
10 8 (1.47%) SMTP
11 7 (1.28%) SAN
11 7 (1.28%) Unified Communications
12 6 (1.10%) GGSN
12 6 (1.10%) LTE
12 6 (1.10%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.49%) Big Data
2 19 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.39%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.20%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.28%) OLTP
8 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 6 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.92%) MySQL
10 5 (0.92%) QlikView
10 5 (0.92%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 4 (0.73%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (3.85%) JIRA
2 16 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.02%) Subversion
4 10 (1.83%) Selenium
5 9 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.47%) Appium
6 8 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.10%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.92%) Android Studio
8 5 (0.92%) Ant
8 5 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.73%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.55%) Maven
10 3 (0.55%) Mocha
11 2 (0.37%) ERwin
11 2 (0.37%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.37%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.37%) Xcode
General
1 157 (28.81%) Finance
2 59 (10.83%) Banking
3 42 (7.71%) Retail
4 33 (6.06%) Front Office
5 28 (5.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 25 (4.59%) Investment Banking
7 17 (3.12%) Marketing
8 15 (2.75%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.39%) Back Office
10 9 (1.65%) Games
11 8 (1.47%) Law
12 7 (1.28%) Retail Banking
13 6 (1.10%) Legal
14 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.73%) Publishing
16 3 (0.55%) Billing
16 3 (0.55%) French Language
16 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 151 (27.71%) Analyst
2 84 (15.41%) Developer
3 60 (11.01%) Business Analyst
4 53 (9.72%) Consultant
5 42 (7.71%) Architect
6 25 (4.59%) Test Analyst
7 21 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 20 (3.67%) Data Analyst
9 18 (3.30%) Security Consultant
10 16 (2.94%) Information Security Consultant
11 15 (2.75%) Qualitative Analyst
11 15 (2.75%) Quantitative Analyst
12 14 (2.57%) Risk Analyst
12 14 (2.57%) Technical Leader
13 13 (2.39%) Validation Consultant
14 12 (2.20%) C++ Developer
14 12 (2.20%) Hybris Developer
14 12 (2.20%) Market Risk Analyst
14 12 (2.20%) Test Manager
15 11 (2.02%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.87%) Web Services
2 29 (5.32%) XML
3 27 (4.95%) HTML
4 20 (3.67%) CSS
4 20 (3.67%) SOAP
5 19 (3.49%) HTML5
6 17 (3.12%) Spring
7 15 (2.75%) AngularJS
7 15 (2.75%) REST
8 14 (2.57%) J2EE
9 13 (2.39%) Struts
10 12 (2.20%) .NET
10 12 (2.20%) CSS3
10 12 (2.20%) JSTL
10 12 (2.20%) Middleware
11 11 (2.02%) Node.js
12 7 (1.28%) jQuery
12 7 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (1.10%) ASP.NET
13 6 (1.10%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (7.16%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.22%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.85%) Market Risk
5 18 (3.30%) User Experience
6 16 (2.94%) Derivative
7 13 (2.39%) Credit Risk
7 13 (2.39%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.20%) Client/Server
9 11 (2.02%) Data Centre
9 11 (2.02%) Equities
10 10 (1.83%) FMCG
11 8 (1.47%) Blackberry
11 8 (1.47%) W3C
12 7 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (1.28%) Handset
12 7 (1.28%) IVR
13 6 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.10%) Grid Computing
13 6 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.71%) Windows
2 36 (6.61%) Unix
3 35 (6.42%) Linux
4 16 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.83%) Android
7 7 (1.28%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.28%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.73%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.18%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (9.54%) Change Management
3 48 (8.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (8.62%) Migration
5 45 (8.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 44 (8.07%) Data Validation
6 44 (8.07%) Project Management
7 41 (7.52%) Mathematics
8 39 (7.16%) ERP
9 36 (6.61%) Business Analysis
10 35 (6.42%) Test Scripting
11 33 (6.06%) Data Modelling
11 33 (6.06%) Scrum
12 32 (5.87%) Analytics
12 32 (5.87%) SDLC
13 30 (5.50%) Information Security
14 27 (4.95%) DevOps
14 27 (4.95%) Risk Management
14 27 (4.95%) Waterfall
14 27 (4.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 98 (17.98%) SQL
2 40 (7.34%) C++
3 37 (6.79%) Java
4 30 (5.50%) Python
5 28 (5.14%) JavaScript
6 27 (4.95%) C#
7 19 (3.49%) VBA
8 17 (3.12%) Perl
9 15 (2.75%) C
10 14 (2.57%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.02%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.28%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.10%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.10%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.10%) R
14 5 (0.92%) Scala
15 4 (0.73%) AWK
15 4 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.55%) ABAP
16 3 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (9.72%) Degree
2 32 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.67%) CISSP
4 19 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.12%) ISTQB
6 16 (2.94%) CISA
6 16 (2.94%) CISM
7 15 (2.75%) PCI QSA
8 14 (2.57%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (1.83%) PhD
10 8 (1.47%) ACCA
10 8 (1.47%) CIMA
10 8 (1.47%) MCSE
10 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (1.28%) ACHDS
11 7 (1.28%) ACTC
11 7 (1.28%) MCDST
11 7 (1.28%) MCP
11 7 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (9.91%) QA
2 20 (3.67%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.75%) PCI DSS
4 14 (2.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 13 (2.39%) GxP
6 11 (2.02%) GMP
7 8 (1.47%) MiFID
7 8 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (1.28%) WCAG
9 6 (1.10%) SLA
10 5 (0.92%) GAMP
10 5 (0.92%) IFRS
10 5 (0.92%) PMO
11 4 (0.73%) IFRS 9
11 4 (0.73%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.55%) GDPR
12 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (0.55%) JSP 440
13 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
13 2 (0.37%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.73%) XenApp
6 3 (0.55%) Docker
7 2 (0.37%) RACF
8 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (0.92%) Control-M
1 5 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (0.92%) Puppet
2 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.55%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (0.37%) Ansible
4 2 (0.37%) PowerBroker
4 2 (0.37%) SCOM
4 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.37%) zSecure
5 1 (0.18%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.18%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.18%) Pingdom
5 1 (0.18%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.18%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (10.09%) Oracle
2 49 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 33 (6.06%) Cisco
4 31 (5.69%) SAP
5 20 (3.67%) Citrix
6 17 (3.12%) VMware
7 13 (2.39%) hybris
8 9 (1.65%) Apple
9 7 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.28%) Verint
10 6 (1.10%) Dell
10 6 (1.10%) HP
10 6 (1.10%) Huawei
10 6 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.10%) Teradata
11 5 (0.92%) Blue Coat
11 5 (0.92%) IBM
11 5 (0.92%) Informatica
11 5 (0.92%) Tableau
12 4 (0.73%) Splunk
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