Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 211 216 194
Rank change year-on-year +5 -22 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 592 593 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.27% 1.26% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.43% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 418 365
London median daily rate £484 £476 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.68% +5.78% -1.64%
10th Percentile £311 £294 £266
90th Percentile £675 £775 £645
England median daily rate £440 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 6
London median hourly rate £26.50 £42.25 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.28% +110.62% -12.78%
10th Percentile £24.25 £14.03 £14.53
90th Percentile £27.25 £48.58 £44.88
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +6.67%

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 40,702 41,447 39,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.64% 88.05% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,360 30,077 28,065
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £639
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 395 416
London median hourly rate £23.67 £22.50 £21.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +2.79% +9.45%
10th Percentile £13.22 £13.33 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.60 £50.00 £50.07
England median hourly rate £22.20 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +2.17% +4.55%

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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

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 21 November 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 -42 81 £500 +5.26% 27
West London +26 56 £443 +9.29% 21
East London -21 16 £484 +38.29% 9
South London -22 15 £475 +5.29%
North London +6 10 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 179 (30.24%) Finance
2 144 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
4 118 (19.93%) SQL
5 95 (16.05%) Java
6 88 (14.86%) Data Validation
7 83 (14.02%) QA
8 80 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 79 (13.34%) Banking
10 69 (11.66%) Migration
11 67 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
12 66 (11.15%) SQL Server
12 66 (11.15%) Retail
13 61 (10.30%) CRM
14 58 (9.80%) Oracle
14 58 (9.80%) Degree
15 57 (9.63%) JIRA
16 56 (9.46%) ETL
17 51 (8.61%) Unix
17 51 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
17 51 (8.61%) Analytics
18 50 (8.45%) Test Automation
18 50 (8.45%) Project Management
19 49 (8.28%) Data Analysis
20 47 (7.94%) Windows
20 47 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
21 46 (7.77%) Python
21 46 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
21 46 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
21 46 (7.77%) Git (software)

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 20 (3.38%) Confluence
2 19 (3.21%) WebSphere
3 18 (3.04%) Commerce Server
3 18 (3.04%) SAS
4 16 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.52%) CMS
6 7 (1.18%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.51%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.51%) IIS
10 2 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.34%) Apache
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.34%) Apache Qpid
10 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 38 (6.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (1.35%) InVision
5 6 (1.01%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.34%) SPSS
9 1 (0.17%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.03%) Oracle Retail
3 8 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.84%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.51%) Actimize
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.51%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.34%) Endur
7 2 (0.34%) MetaTrader
7 2 (0.34%) PolarLake
7 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.34%) SAP PP
7 2 (0.34%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.34%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.87%) Office 365
4 14 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (1.69%) BrowserStack
6 9 (1.52%) Basecamp
6 9 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.35%) PaaS
8 7 (1.18%) IaaS
9 6 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.84%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.68%) SaaS
11 4 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 4 (0.68%) Serverless
12 3 (0.51%) Force.com
12 3 (0.51%) GitHub
13 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.05%) HTTP
2 14 (2.36%) Internet
3 12 (2.03%) DNS
4 11 (1.86%) LAN
4 11 (1.86%) WAN
5 9 (1.52%) DHCP
5 9 (1.52%) Firewall
6 8 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (1.35%) FTP
6 8 (1.35%) IPsec
6 8 (1.35%) VPN
7 6 (1.01%) Network Security
7 6 (1.01%) SMS
7 6 (1.01%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.01%) Wireless
8 5 (0.84%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.84%) VoIP
9 3 (0.51%) NAS
9 3 (0.51%) SAN
9 3 (0.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.15%) SQL Server
2 45 (7.60%) Relational Database
3 33 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
6 18 (3.04%) Big Data
7 17 (2.87%) QlikView
8 15 (2.53%) Power BI
9 13 (2.20%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.03%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.01%) Base SAS
13 6 (1.01%) Data Mining
13 6 (1.01%) PowerPivot
14 5 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.84%) OLTP
14 5 (0.84%) Presto
Development Applications
1 57 (9.63%) JIRA
2 46 (7.77%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.72%) Cucumber
3 22 (3.72%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.87%) Eclipse
5 14 (2.36%) Selenium
6 12 (2.03%) Visual Studio
7 9 (1.52%) Subversion
7 9 (1.52%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.35%) Maven
9 7 (1.18%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.18%) TestRail
10 5 (0.84%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.84%) JUnit
10 5 (0.84%) MSI
10 5 (0.84%) RStudio
11 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.51%) NetBeans
12 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 179 (30.24%) Finance
2 79 (13.34%) Banking
3 66 (11.15%) Retail
4 26 (4.39%) Marketing
5 25 (4.22%) Front Office
6 22 (3.72%) Back Office
7 20 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 19 (3.21%) Investment Banking
9 17 (2.87%) Legal
10 14 (2.36%) Publishing
11 10 (1.69%) Financial Institution
12 7 (1.18%) French Language
13 6 (1.01%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.84%) Advertising
14 5 (0.84%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.68%) General Ledger
15 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.34%) Billing
17 1 (0.17%) Games
17 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 152 (25.68%) Analyst
2 102 (17.23%) Developer
3 58 (9.80%) Architect
4 54 (9.12%) Consultant
5 48 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 40 (6.76%) Data Analyst
7 23 (3.89%) Designer
7 23 (3.89%) SQL Analyst
8 19 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (3.21%) Test Analyst
9 18 (3.04%) SQL Data Analyst
10 17 (2.87%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (2.70%) Security Architect
12 14 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 14 (2.36%) Cloud Architect
12 14 (2.36%) Java Developer
12 14 (2.36%) Senior Consultant
12 14 (2.36%) Test Engineer
13 13 (2.20%) Salesforce Analyst
13 13 (2.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.60%) J2EE
1 45 (7.60%) Web Services
2 41 (6.93%) HTML
3 39 (6.59%) XML
4 37 (6.25%) CSS
5 29 (4.90%) HTML5
6 26 (4.39%) CSS3
7 21 (3.55%) JSON
8 18 (3.04%) REST
9 15 (2.53%) DOM
9 15 (2.53%) OAuth
9 15 (2.53%) Spring
10 14 (2.36%) Middleware
11 11 (1.86%) .NET
12 10 (1.69%) SAML
13 9 (1.52%) Node.js
13 9 (1.52%) SOAP
13 9 (1.52%) SVG
14 8 (1.35%) jQuery
15 7 (1.18%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 128 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (7.77%) User Experience
3 36 (6.08%) Management Information System
4 33 (5.57%) Computer Science
5 22 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
6 21 (3.55%) Equities
7 15 (2.53%) Data Centre
8 14 (2.36%) NHS
9 12 (2.03%) PKI
10 11 (1.86%) Online Banking
11 9 (1.52%) Credit Risk
11 9 (1.52%) W3C
12 8 (1.35%) Derivative
12 8 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.35%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.35%) Reference Data
12 8 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
13 7 (1.18%) Fixed Income
14 6 (1.01%) Digital Media
14 6 (1.01%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.61%) Unix
2 47 (7.94%) Windows
3 22 (3.72%) Linux
4 20 (3.38%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.84%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.68%) Android
9 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.34%) AIX
10 2 (0.34%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (14.86%) Data Validation
3 69 (11.66%) Migration
4 67 (11.32%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (10.30%) CRM
6 56 (9.46%) ETL
7 51 (8.61%) Analytics
8 50 (8.45%) Project Management
8 50 (8.45%) Test Automation
9 49 (8.28%) Data Analysis
10 47 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
11 46 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 44 (7.43%) E-Commerce
13 43 (7.26%) Scrum
14 39 (6.59%) Data Modelling
15 37 (6.25%) Business Analysis
16 32 (5.41%) B2B
16 32 (5.41%) Test Scripting
17 31 (5.24%) Data Migration
17 31 (5.24%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 118 (19.93%) SQL
2 95 (16.05%) Java
3 46 (7.77%) Python
4 38 (6.42%) JavaScript
5 30 (5.07%) R
6 23 (3.89%) PowerShell
7 20 (3.38%) C#
8 14 (2.36%) C++
9 13 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 13 (2.20%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.20%) VBA
10 10 (1.69%) Scala
11 9 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.18%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.18%) Ruby
13 6 (1.01%) Perl
14 4 (0.68%) VBScript
15 3 (0.51%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.51%) Java 8
16 2 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 58 (9.80%) Degree
2 28 (4.73%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (2.03%) Master's Degree
5 12 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.86%) MCSE
7 8 (1.35%) CISSP
7 8 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.01%) MCITP
9 6 (1.01%) RHCE
10 5 (0.84%) CISM
10 5 (0.84%) ISEB
10 5 (0.84%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
11 4 (0.68%) OCA
11 4 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.68%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (14.02%) QA
2 20 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.03%) PMO
4 10 (1.69%) WCAG
5 9 (1.52%) GxP
6 8 (1.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 8 (1.35%) GMP
6 8 (1.35%) PSD2
7 7 (1.18%) IFRS
7 7 (1.18%) IFRS 9
7 7 (1.18%) SEPA
8 4 (0.68%) GDPR
8 4 (0.68%) TARGET2
9 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.51%) SLA
10 2 (0.34%) MiFID
10 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.17%) HL7
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 39 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.70%) Docker
4 7 (1.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.18%) vSphere
5 6 (1.01%) vCloud
6 5 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.84%) XenApp
7 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.17%) HDFS
9 1 (0.17%) iptables
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.36%) SCCM
2 12 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.69%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.35%) Terraform
6 6 (1.01%) Puppet
7 5 (0.84%) Ansible
8 4 (0.68%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.51%) Oozie
10 2 (0.34%) Control-M
10 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
11 1 (0.17%) logstash
11 1 (0.17%) Nessus
11 1 (0.17%) SCOM
11 1 (0.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 1 (0.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 80 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.80%) Oracle
3 26 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
3 26 (4.39%) Tableau
4 23 (3.89%) SAP
5 22 (3.72%) Cisco
6 20 (3.38%) IBM
7 19 (3.21%) VMware
8 15 (2.53%) Reuters
9 11 (1.86%) Demandware
9 11 (1.86%) HP
10 10 (1.69%) Adobe
10 10 (1.69%) Mercator
11 9 (1.52%) Citrix
11 9 (1.52%) Google
12 7 (1.18%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.01%) Remedy
13 6 (1.01%) Teradata
13 6 (1.01%) Workday
14 5 (0.84%) Huawei