Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 213 216
Rank change year-on-year +34 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing Validation 284 535 587
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.45% 1.33% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.49% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 339 405
Median daily rate £500 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £314 £330 £313
90th Percentile £720 £696 £650
England median daily rate £485 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +6.59% +1.11% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% -1.94%
10th Percentile £20.09 £26.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £53.50 £45.63 £41.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +10.72%

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 17,315 35,806 40,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.29% 89.12% 88.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,931 25,509 29,416
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 400 571
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.84 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.48% +3.34% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £54.50 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.40% +13.23% -13.73%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in London

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Validation in London.

Daily rate trend for Validation in London

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Validation in London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Validation in London

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Validation in London.

Hourly rate trend for Validation in London

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Validation in London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +76 66 £500 -4.76% 7
West London +35 26 £475 - 4
East London +40 6 £498 +51.33% 1
South London +19 1 £600 +26.32%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 86 (30.28%) SQL
2 84 (29.58%) Finance
3 71 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (23.59%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (21.83%) Data Validation
6 59 (20.77%) Analytics
7 54 (19.01%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (17.96%) Data Modelling
9 49 (17.25%) SQL Server
10 45 (15.85%) Microsoft Excel
11 40 (14.08%) Microsoft
12 38 (13.38%) Python
13 36 (12.68%) ETL
13 36 (12.68%) Data Cleansing
14 34 (11.97%) JIRA
15 33 (11.62%) Data Warehouse
16 30 (10.56%) Azure
16 30 (10.56%) AWS
16 30 (10.56%) Relational Database
16 30 (10.56%) DevOps
17 29 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
18 28 (9.86%) Migration
19 27 (9.51%) Java
19 27 (9.51%) Data Analysis
20 26 (9.15%) Test Automation
20 26 (9.15%) Security Cleared
20 26 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
21 25 (8.80%) User Acceptance Testing
21 25 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 24 (8.45%) XML

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 10 (3.52%) Apache Spark
2 8 (2.82%) SAS
3 4 (1.41%) Apache
3 4 (1.41%) Apache Airflow
3 4 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.06%) Confluence
4 3 (1.06%) Jupyter
5 2 (0.70%) CMS
5 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.35%) Drupal
6 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (15.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.35%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.35%) InVision
5 1 (0.35%) LibreOffice
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) Sketch
5 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle AML
3 2 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.70%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.35%) HFM
4 1 (0.35%) Magento
4 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.35%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.56%) AWS
1 30 (10.56%) Azure
2 24 (8.45%) Power Platform
3 17 (5.99%) PaaS
4 16 (5.63%) IaaS
5 12 (4.23%) Slack
6 8 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.82%) GitHub
7 7 (2.46%) GCP
7 7 (2.46%) SaaS
8 6 (2.11%) Office 365
9 4 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (1.41%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (1.41%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.06%) Heroku
11 2 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.70%) Force.com
11 2 (0.70%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.46%) 2G
1 7 (2.46%) 3G
1 7 (2.46%) 4G
2 6 (2.11%) 3GPP
2 6 (2.11%) MPLS
2 6 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (2.11%) Wireless
3 5 (1.76%) BGP
3 5 (1.76%) DNS
3 5 (1.76%) LTE
3 5 (1.76%) OSPF
3 5 (1.76%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (1.76%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.76%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.41%) GSM
4 4 (1.41%) OpenFlow
4 4 (1.41%) UMTS
4 4 (1.41%) VoLTE
5 3 (1.06%) FTP
5 3 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.25%) SQL Server
2 33 (11.62%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (10.56%) Relational Database
4 25 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (8.45%) Power BI
6 17 (5.99%) Data Mining
6 17 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (5.99%) QlikView
7 16 (5.63%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (5.28%) Crystal Reports
8 15 (5.28%) MySQL
9 13 (4.58%) NoSQL
10 12 (4.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 10 (3.52%) Big Data
11 10 (3.52%) Hadoop
12 8 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 5 (1.76%) Data Mart
14 5 (1.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (11.97%) JIRA
2 22 (7.75%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (4.23%) Postman
5 11 (3.87%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.52%) JUnit
6 10 (3.52%) Maven
6 10 (3.52%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.17%) Gradle
7 9 (3.17%) Selenium
7 9 (3.17%) SonarQube
8 8 (2.82%) SoapUI
9 7 (2.46%) Xcode
10 6 (2.11%) Subversion
11 5 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (1.76%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.41%) Gatling
12 4 (1.41%) JMeter
13 3 (1.06%) Mocha
General
1 84 (29.58%) Finance
2 23 (8.10%) Banking
3 20 (7.04%) Public Sector
4 14 (4.93%) Front Office
4 14 (4.93%) Retail
5 12 (4.23%) Law
6 11 (3.87%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (3.17%) Marketing
7 9 (3.17%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.46%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.76%) Legal
9 5 (1.76%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.41%) Billing
10 4 (1.41%) Fire and Rescue
10 4 (1.41%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.41%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.06%) Back Office
11 3 (1.06%) Electronics
11 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (30.99%) Analyst
2 64 (22.54%) Developer
3 40 (14.08%) Business Analyst
4 31 (10.92%) Architect
5 25 (8.80%) Consultant
6 24 (8.45%) Data Analyst
7 14 (4.93%) Technical Analyst
7 14 (4.93%) Technical Business Analyst
8 11 (3.87%) Data Architect
8 11 (3.87%) Data Engineer
9 10 (3.52%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (3.52%) Java Developer
10 9 (3.17%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (3.17%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.82%) Administrator
11 8 (2.82%) Backend Developer
11 8 (2.82%) Business Architect
11 8 (2.82%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.46%) Java Mobile Developer
12 7 (2.46%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.45%) XML
2 21 (7.39%) REST
3 16 (5.63%) Web Services
4 15 (5.28%) .NET
5 13 (4.58%) SOAP
5 13 (4.58%) Swagger
6 11 (3.87%) Spring
7 10 (3.52%) Spring Boot
8 9 (3.17%) J2EE
8 9 (3.17%) RESTful
9 8 (2.82%) Hibernate
9 8 (2.82%) JPA
9 8 (2.82%) OAuth
9 8 (2.82%) OAuth2
10 7 (2.46%) HTML
11 6 (2.11%) JSON
12 5 (1.76%) CSS
12 5 (1.76%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.76%) WCF
12 5 (1.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 67 (23.59%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.34%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.93%) Replication
4 12 (4.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (4.23%) Taxonomies
5 11 (3.87%) User Experience
6 9 (3.17%) Derivative
6 9 (3.17%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.46%) Credit Risk
8 7 (2.46%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.46%) Social Media
9 6 (2.11%) FMCG
9 6 (2.11%) NHS
10 5 (1.76%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.41%) PKI
12 3 (1.06%) Cloud Native
12 3 (1.06%) Clustering
12 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.06%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.87%) Linux
1 11 (3.87%) Windows
2 5 (1.76%) Unix
2 5 (1.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
3 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.35%) CentOS
4 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (21.83%) Data Validation
3 59 (20.77%) Analytics
4 54 (19.01%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (17.96%) Data Modelling
6 36 (12.68%) Data Cleansing
6 36 (12.68%) ETL
7 30 (10.56%) DevOps
8 29 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (9.86%) Migration
10 27 (9.51%) Data Analysis
11 26 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (9.15%) Test Automation
12 25 (8.80%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (8.45%) Project Management
14 20 (7.04%) Data Governance
15 19 (6.69%) Visualisation
16 18 (6.34%) Asset Management
16 18 (6.34%) Scrum
16 18 (6.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 86 (30.28%) SQL
2 38 (13.38%) Python
3 27 (9.51%) Java
4 13 (4.58%) PowerShell
5 12 (4.23%) R
6 10 (3.52%) C#
6 10 (3.52%) Java 8
7 9 (3.17%) Groovy
7 9 (3.17%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.82%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.11%) Perl
10 5 (1.76%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.76%) VBA
11 4 (1.41%) ES6
11 4 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.41%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.06%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.06%) C++
12 3 (1.06%) CQL
Qualifications
1 26 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.10%) Degree
3 19 (6.69%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.11%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.41%) ISEB
6 4 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.06%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) CCIE
9 1 (0.35%) CCNP
9 1 (0.35%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.35%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.35%) MCITP
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.75%) GDPR
2 21 (7.39%) QA
3 17 (5.99%) IFRS
4 15 (5.28%) Data Quality
4 15 (5.28%) Solvency II
5 7 (2.46%) SLA
6 3 (1.06%) Good Clinical Practice
6 3 (1.06%) GxP
7 2 (0.70%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.70%) GAMP
7 2 (0.70%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.35%) CDISC
8 1 (0.35%) GLP
8 1 (0.35%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.35%) NIST
8 1 (0.35%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (7.39%) Docker
2 6 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.06%) vSphere
5 2 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.35%) HDFS
6 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.35%) KVM
6 1 (0.35%) UAG
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (7.75%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (1.06%) Grafana
4 2 (0.70%) Ansible
4 2 (0.70%) SCCM
4 2 (0.70%) vRealize
5 1 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.35%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.35%) Icinga
5 1 (0.35%) Nessus
5 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.35%) Nmap
5 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.35%) Puppet
5 1 (0.35%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.35%) Terraform
5 1 (0.35%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.35%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 40 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.39%) Tableau
3 20 (7.04%) Oracle
4 18 (6.34%) SAP
5 10 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.17%) Google
7 6 (2.11%) Databricks
7 6 (2.11%) VMware
8 5 (1.76%) Remedy
9 4 (1.41%) Adobe
9 4 (1.41%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.41%) Teradata
10 3 (1.06%) Ariba
10 3 (1.06%) Birst
10 3 (1.06%) Splunk
10 3 (1.06%) Sybase
11 2 (0.70%) Cisco
11 2 (0.70%) Cognos
12 1 (0.35%) IBM
12 1 (0.35%) Murex