Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Validation
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 193 193
Rank change year-on-year -25 0 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 591 593 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.31% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.53% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 364 362
London median daily rate £475 £450 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -0.55% +0.56%
10th Percentile £272 £265 £250
90th Percentile £783 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 9
London median hourly rate £42.00 £20.06 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.37% -12.78% -56.19%
10th Percentile £13.35 £14.53 £13.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.88 £31.15
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +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 40944 38874 39353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.93% 86.19% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29776 27868 28102
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 407 470
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.30 £50.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 +5 101 £475 +5.56% 14
West London -19 32 £400 -0.62% 6
South London -12 24 £451 +6.15% 1
East London -18 12 £350 +16.67% 2
North London -11 3 £375 +3.45% 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 222 (37.56%) Finance
2 112 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (17.77%) SQL
4 100 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (16.75%) Banking
6 83 (14.04%) QA
7 69 (11.68%) C++
8 64 (10.83%) Java
9 61 (10.32%) C#
9 61 (10.32%) Mathematics
10 60 (10.15%) Microsoft Excel
11 56 (9.48%) Oracle
11 56 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 53 (8.97%) JavaScript
12 53 (8.97%) Windows
12 53 (8.97%) Front Office
12 53 (8.97%) Migration
13 51 (8.63%) Data Analysis
13 51 (8.63%) Security Cleared
14 50 (8.46%) Derivative
15 49 (8.29%) CSS
16 48 (8.12%) Physics
17 47 (7.95%) Investment Banking
17 47 (7.95%) Business Analysis
17 47 (7.95%) Change Management
17 47 (7.95%) Data Validation
18 46 (7.78%) Python
19 44 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
20 43 (7.28%) Active Directory
20 43 (7.28%) Scenario Testing

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 18 (3.05%) SAS
2 15 (2.54%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.86%) IBM Notes
4 8 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.18%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.18%) Site Server
6 6 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.85%) Confluence
8 4 (0.68%) Apache
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.51%) IIS
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.17%) Mongoose
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (10.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.68%) InVision
7 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.17%) SPSS
8 1 (0.17%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 9 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.02%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 3 (0.51%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.34%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.34%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.34%) iTrent
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.17%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.18%) SaaS
4 6 (1.02%) PaaS
5 4 (0.68%) GitHub
5 4 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
6 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.51%) AWS Data Pipeline
6 3 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.51%) BPaaS
6 3 (0.51%) Office 365
6 3 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.34%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (0.34%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.34%) npm
7 2 (0.34%) Serverless
8 1 (0.17%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.72%) Internet
2 21 (3.55%) Ethernet
2 21 (3.55%) TCP/IP
3 17 (2.88%) Wireless
4 14 (2.37%) LAN
5 11 (1.86%) Firewall
6 9 (1.52%) SAN
7 7 (1.18%) Network Security
8 4 (0.68%) DHCP
8 4 (0.68%) DNS
8 4 (0.68%) FTP
8 4 (0.68%) NAS
8 4 (0.68%) WAN
9 3 (0.51%) DWDM
9 3 (0.51%) HTTP
9 3 (0.51%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.51%) LDAP
9 3 (0.51%) SSL
9 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (5.75%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.38%) Big Data
4 15 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (2.37%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 14 (2.37%) Star Schema
6 11 (1.86%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (1.18%) Power BI
7 7 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.02%) DB2
8 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.02%) QlikView
9 5 (0.85%) MySQL
9 5 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.68%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.68%) KDB
10 4 (0.68%) Kdb+
10 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 31 (5.25%) JIRA
2 18 (3.05%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.88%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.20%) Jasmine
5 11 (1.86%) Grunt
5 11 (1.86%) gulp
5 11 (1.86%) PhantomJS
6 10 (1.69%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.69%) JMeter
7 9 (1.52%) webpack
8 8 (1.35%) Maven
9 6 (1.02%) Appium
9 6 (1.02%) Axure RP
9 6 (1.02%) Selenium
9 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.85%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.85%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.85%) MSTest
10 5 (0.85%) Subversion
10 5 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 222 (37.56%) Finance
2 99 (16.75%) Banking
3 53 (8.97%) Front Office
4 47 (7.95%) Investment Banking
5 34 (5.75%) Back Office
6 33 (5.58%) Retail
7 17 (2.88%) Marketing
8 16 (2.71%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.35%) Legal
9 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.02%) Games
11 5 (0.85%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.68%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.68%) Publishing
13 3 (0.51%) Billing
13 3 (0.51%) French Language
13 3 (0.51%) German Language
13 3 (0.51%) Local Government
14 2 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 206 (34.86%) Analyst
2 96 (16.24%) Developer
3 71 (12.01%) Business Analyst
4 47 (7.95%) Qualitative Analyst
4 47 (7.95%) Quantitative Analyst
5 38 (6.43%) Risk Analyst
6 36 (6.09%) Project Manager
6 36 (6.09%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
7 34 (5.75%) Architect
7 34 (5.75%) Consultant
8 25 (4.23%) Java Developer
9 24 (4.06%) Test Analyst
10 23 (3.89%) Data Analyst
11 21 (3.55%) Python Developer
12 20 (3.38%) Credit Analyst
12 20 (3.38%) Credit Risk Analyst
12 20 (3.38%) Data Engineer
13 19 (3.21%) Quantitative Developer
14 17 (2.88%) C++ Developer
15 15 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.29%) CSS
2 41 (6.94%) HTML
3 35 (5.92%) XML
4 31 (5.25%) AngularJS
5 29 (4.91%) REST
6 27 (4.57%) JSON
7 26 (4.40%) Web Services
8 25 (4.23%) HTML5
9 19 (3.21%) .NET
10 18 (3.05%) RESTful
11 15 (2.54%) CSS3
12 13 (2.20%) ASP.NET
13 12 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (1.86%) LESS
14 11 (1.86%) Sass
15 10 (1.69%) .NET Framework
15 10 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (1.69%) Entity Framework
16 9 (1.52%) JDBC
16 9 (1.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 100 (16.92%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (8.46%) Derivative
3 42 (7.11%) Credit Risk
4 33 (5.58%) Market Risk
5 32 (5.41%) User Experience
6 27 (4.57%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.89%) Mobile App
8 20 (3.38%) Data Centre
9 18 (3.05%) Computer Science
9 18 (3.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 17 (2.88%) Client/Server
11 16 (2.71%) Blackberry
11 16 (2.71%) Fixed Income
12 14 (2.37%) Data Structures
12 14 (2.37%) Virtual Team
13 13 (2.20%) Equities
14 10 (1.69%) Algorithms
15 9 (1.52%) OTC Derivatives
16 7 (1.18%) Minimum Viable Product
17 4 (0.68%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.97%) Windows
2 42 (7.11%) Linux
3 26 (4.40%) Apple iOS
4 18 (3.05%) Windows 7
5 17 (2.88%) Unix
6 11 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.86%) Windows Server
7 10 (1.69%) Android
8 5 (0.85%) AIX
9 4 (0.68%) Solaris
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.51%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.51%) Debian
10 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.17%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (10.32%) Mathematics
3 56 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 53 (8.97%) Migration
5 51 (8.63%) Data Analysis
6 48 (8.12%) Physics
7 47 (7.95%) Business Analysis
7 47 (7.95%) Change Management
7 47 (7.95%) Data Validation
8 44 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (7.28%) Scenario Testing
10 41 (6.94%) Scrum
11 39 (6.60%) Prototyping
12 37 (6.26%) Internal Audit
13 36 (6.09%) Benchmarking
13 36 (6.09%) Project Management
13 36 (6.09%) Stochastic Modelling
14 35 (5.92%) CRM
15 34 (5.75%) ETL
15 34 (5.75%) Quantitative Finance
Programming Languages
1 105 (17.77%) SQL
2 69 (11.68%) C++
3 64 (10.83%) Java
4 61 (10.32%) C#
5 53 (8.97%) JavaScript
6 46 (7.78%) Python
7 17 (2.88%) PowerShell
8 16 (2.71%) VBScript
9 14 (2.37%) AWK
9 14 (2.37%) SAS Macro
9 14 (2.37%) sed
9 14 (2.37%) VBA
10 11 (1.86%) PHP
11 8 (1.35%) C
12 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.85%) R
13 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.68%) Scala
13 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.51%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 51 (8.63%) Security Cleared
2 41 (6.94%) Degree
2 41 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.71%) MCSE
3 16 (2.71%) MCSM
3 16 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.54%) ACDT
4 15 (2.54%) ACHDS
4 15 (2.54%) ACTC
4 15 (2.54%) MCDST
4 15 (2.54%) MCP
4 15 (2.54%) MCSA
4 15 (2.54%) Network+ Certification
5 14 (2.37%) PhD
6 11 (1.86%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.69%) A+ Certification
8 9 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.18%) CISSP
9 7 (1.18%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (14.04%) QA
2 42 (7.11%) Data Quality
3 15 (2.54%) MiFID
4 13 (2.20%) SLA
5 11 (1.86%) PMO
6 10 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.69%) PCI DSS
7 9 (1.52%) EMIR
8 8 (1.35%) GDPR
9 7 (1.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 6 (1.02%) GAMP
11 5 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.51%) GMP
12 3 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.51%) RMADS
12 3 (0.51%) WCAG
13 2 (0.34%) IFRS
13 2 (0.34%) IFRS 9
13 2 (0.34%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.34%) WAI
System Software
1 43 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
3 13 (2.20%) Docker
4 9 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.68%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.51%) HDFS
6 3 (0.51%) KVM
6 3 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.51%) Samba
6 3 (0.51%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (1.86%) SCCM
2 9 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.02%) Ansible
3 6 (1.02%) DatAdvantage
4 5 (0.85%) Puppet
5 4 (0.68%) Kibana
6 3 (0.51%) EMC VPLEX
6 3 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.51%) logstash
6 3 (0.51%) Rancher
6 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.34%) Terraform
8 1 (0.17%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.17%) MOM
8 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 56 (9.48%) Oracle
2 37 (6.26%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.74%) Citrix
4 26 (4.40%) SAP
5 15 (2.54%) Apple
5 15 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.37%) Greenplum
7 11 (1.86%) Lotus
7 11 (1.86%) Tableau
8 10 (1.69%) VMware
9 9 (1.52%) Altiris
9 9 (1.52%) EMC
10 8 (1.35%) HP
10 8 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.35%) ServiceNow
11 7 (1.18%) Charles River
12 6 (1.02%) Cisco
12 6 (1.02%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.02%) Google
12 6 (1.02%) IBM