Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 192 192
Rank change year-on-year -20 0 -14
Contract jobs citing Validation 591 545 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.27% 1.32% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.54% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 333 369
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £313 £263 £259
90th Percentile £700 £673 £700
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.12 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.81% -15.28% -54.76%
10th Percentile £20.16 £18.36 £16.25
90th Percentile £49.88 £47.25 £28.63
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

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 40,331 35,464 37,825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.62% 85.85% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,427 25,505 27,086
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £640
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 423 465
London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.44 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.94% +22.72% +7.65%
10th Percentile £13.37 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.18 £52.50 £51.15
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.38% +17.50%

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 17 February 2018.

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

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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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018. 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 -5 105 £475 +10.66% 23
West London -5 66 £413 -8.33% 21
South London -18 27 £451 +7.98% 3
East London -16 8 £475 +196.88% 6
North London -6 1 £325 - 2
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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.

1 184 (31.13%) Finance
2 126 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (15.23%) SQL
4 81 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (13.03%) Migration
6 75 (12.69%) QA
7 70 (11.84%) Java
8 64 (10.83%) Project Management
9 62 (10.49%) Banking
10 60 (10.15%) Microsoft Excel
11 57 (9.64%) Security Cleared
12 56 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (9.31%) Test Scripting
13 55 (9.31%) Degree
14 53 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 53 (8.97%) Scenario Testing
15 51 (8.63%) CRM
16 50 (8.46%) Microsoft
17 47 (7.95%) C#
17 47 (7.95%) Data Validation
18 46 (7.78%) Oracle
18 46 (7.78%) Business Analysis
19 44 (7.45%) JavaScript
19 44 (7.45%) Data Migration
19 44 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
20 43 (7.28%) C++
20 43 (7.28%) Retail
21 42 (7.11%) CSS
22 40 (6.77%) JIRA
23 38 (6.43%) User Experience

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 14 (2.37%) Confluence
2 13 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.69%) SAS
4 9 (1.52%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.35%) CMS
6 7 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.18%) Site Server
7 6 (1.02%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.02%) IIS
7 6 (1.02%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.85%) Commerce Server
8 5 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.68%) Apache
9 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.68%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.34%) Drupal
11 2 (0.34%) Kentico
Applications
1 60 (10.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.54%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.18%) InVision
5 6 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.17%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 9 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.85%) SAP SD
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.51%) Maximo
4 3 (0.51%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.51%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.34%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.35%) GitHub
4 6 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.85%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.85%) Basecamp
5 5 (0.85%) PaaS
5 5 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (0.68%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.68%) SaaS
6 4 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.51%) AWS Data Pipeline
7 3 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.51%) IaaS
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.71%) Internet
2 15 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 13 (2.20%) Ethernet
4 11 (1.86%) Firewall
4 11 (1.86%) LAN
5 10 (1.69%) Wireless
6 8 (1.35%) SMS
7 6 (1.02%) Network Security
7 6 (1.02%) SAN
8 4 (0.68%) FTP
9 3 (0.51%) DHCP
9 3 (0.51%) DNS
9 3 (0.51%) DWDM
9 3 (0.51%) Intranet
9 3 (0.51%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.51%) NAS
9 3 (0.51%) SSL
9 3 (0.51%) WAN
10 2 (0.34%) HTTP
10 2 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (3.05%) Big Data
4 17 (2.88%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.54%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.86%) Power BI
7 10 (1.69%) HBase
7 10 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.35%) DataStage
10 7 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.02%) DB2
11 6 (1.02%) MySQL
11 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.85%) Base SAS
13 4 (0.68%) KDB
13 4 (0.68%) MS Access
13 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 40 (6.77%) JIRA
2 28 (4.74%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.88%) Selenium
4 14 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (2.37%) Visual Studio
5 13 (2.20%) gulp
5 13 (2.20%) Subversion
6 12 (2.03%) JMeter
7 10 (1.69%) Cucumber
7 10 (1.69%) Jasmine
8 9 (1.52%) Appium
8 9 (1.52%) Maven
8 9 (1.52%) PhantomJS
9 8 (1.35%) Grunt
9 8 (1.35%) webpack
10 7 (1.18%) Axure RP
11 6 (1.02%) JUnit
11 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (1.02%) Zephyr
12 5 (0.85%) Jenkins
General
1 184 (31.13%) Finance
2 62 (10.49%) Banking
3 43 (7.28%) Retail
4 36 (6.09%) Front Office
5 26 (4.40%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.88%) Marketing
6 17 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (2.71%) Back Office
8 14 (2.37%) Legal
9 9 (1.52%) Law
9 9 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.85%) Games
11 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.68%) Billing
12 4 (0.68%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.68%) Publishing
13 3 (0.51%) French Language
13 3 (0.51%) Local Government
13 3 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 191 (32.32%) Analyst
2 79 (13.37%) Developer
3 66 (11.17%) Business Analyst
4 57 (9.64%) Consultant
5 39 (6.60%) Architect
6 30 (5.08%) Data Analyst
6 30 (5.08%) Qualitative Analyst
6 30 (5.08%) Quantitative Analyst
7 27 (4.57%) Test Analyst
8 26 (4.40%) Risk Analyst
9 23 (3.89%) Project Manager
9 23 (3.89%) Quantitative Risk Analyst
10 19 (3.21%) Designer
11 15 (2.54%) Credit Analyst
11 15 (2.54%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 15 (2.54%) Java Developer
11 15 (2.54%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (2.54%) Test Engineer
12 14 (2.37%) Senior Test Engineer
13 12 (2.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.11%) CSS
2 36 (6.09%) HTML
3 28 (4.74%) Web Services
4 23 (3.89%) HTML5
5 20 (3.38%) .NET
6 19 (3.21%) CSS3
7 17 (2.88%) JSON
8 16 (2.71%) AngularJS
8 16 (2.71%) XML
9 14 (2.37%) jQuery
10 11 (1.86%) J2EE
11 10 (1.69%) Middleware
11 10 (1.69%) RESTful
12 8 (1.35%) Jest
12 8 (1.35%) LESS
12 8 (1.35%) Sass
13 7 (1.18%) ASP.NET
13 7 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.18%) SOAP
13 7 (1.18%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 81 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.43%) User Experience
3 36 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 35 (5.92%) Credit Risk
5 33 (5.58%) Derivative
6 20 (3.38%) Mobile App
7 18 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.88%) Data Centre
9 15 (2.54%) Data Structures
10 14 (2.37%) Client/Server
10 14 (2.37%) Fixed Income
11 13 (2.20%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.86%) Algorithms
12 11 (1.86%) Blackberry
12 11 (1.86%) Market Risk
13 10 (1.69%) Equities
13 10 (1.69%) Fintech
14 9 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
15 7 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (1.18%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 34 (5.75%) Linux
2 33 (5.58%) Windows
3 23 (3.89%) Apple iOS
4 22 (3.72%) Unix
5 17 (2.88%) Android
6 11 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.52%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.68%) AIX
8 4 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.51%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.51%) Debian
9 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.34%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.34%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (21.32%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (13.03%) Migration
3 64 (10.83%) Project Management
4 56 (9.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 55 (9.31%) Test Scripting
6 53 (8.97%) Scenario Testing
6 53 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 51 (8.63%) CRM
8 47 (7.95%) Data Validation
9 46 (7.78%) Business Analysis
10 44 (7.45%) Data Migration
11 37 (6.26%) SDLC
12 36 (6.09%) Customer Requirements
13 35 (5.92%) Risk Management
13 35 (5.92%) Test Automation
14 34 (5.75%) ITIL
15 33 (5.58%) Scrum
16 31 (5.25%) E-Commerce
16 31 (5.25%) Time Management
16 31 (5.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 90 (15.23%) SQL
2 70 (11.84%) Java
3 47 (7.95%) C#
4 44 (7.45%) JavaScript
5 43 (7.28%) C++
6 35 (5.92%) Python
7 21 (3.55%) VBA
8 18 (3.05%) C
9 12 (2.03%) MATLAB
9 12 (2.03%) PHP
10 10 (1.69%) Apex Code
11 9 (1.52%) R
12 8 (1.35%) Scala
12 8 (1.35%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.18%) Ruby
14 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.02%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.68%) ES6
16 2 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 55 (9.31%) Degree
3 36 (6.09%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.05%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.20%) MCSE
5 13 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.03%) Numerate Degree
7 10 (1.69%) MCSM
8 9 (1.52%) ACDT
8 9 (1.52%) ACHDS
8 9 (1.52%) ACTC
8 9 (1.52%) MCDST
8 9 (1.52%) MCP
8 9 (1.52%) MCSA
8 9 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (1.18%) CISSP
9 7 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.18%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.85%) A+ Certification
10 5 (0.85%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (12.69%) QA
2 29 (4.91%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.88%) GDPR
4 15 (2.54%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 11 (1.86%) WCAG
6 10 (1.69%) GMP
7 8 (1.35%) IFRS
7 8 (1.35%) PCI DSS
7 8 (1.35%) SLA
8 7 (1.18%) IFRS 9
8 7 (1.18%) MiFID
8 7 (1.18%) PMO
9 5 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.85%) EMIR
9 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.51%) GAMP
10 3 (0.51%) GxP
10 3 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.51%) RMADS
11 2 (0.34%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 23 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.20%) Docker
3 10 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.52%) HDFS
4 9 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.51%) KVM
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.51%) Samba
6 2 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.34%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.03%) SCCM
2 9 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.02%) Oozie
3 6 (1.02%) Puppet
3 6 (1.02%) Terraform
4 4 (0.68%) Ansible
5 3 (0.51%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.51%) Kibana
5 3 (0.51%) logstash
5 3 (0.51%) Rancher
5 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.34%) QRadar
7 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.17%) Munin
7 1 (0.17%) SCOM
7 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (8.46%) Microsoft
2 46 (7.78%) Oracle
3 36 (6.09%) Salesforce.com
4 21 (3.55%) SAP
5 15 (2.54%) Citrix
6 13 (2.20%) Adobe
7 12 (2.03%) VMware
8 9 (1.52%) Altiris
8 9 (1.52%) Apple
9 8 (1.35%) Cisco
10 7 (1.18%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.02%) EMC
11 6 (1.02%) Lotus
11 6 (1.02%) Tableau
12 5 (0.85%) Bloomberg
12 5 (0.85%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.85%) TIBCO
13 4 (0.68%) Hortonworks
13 4 (0.68%) IBM
13 4 (0.68%) Omniture