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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 185 187
Rank change year-on-year -25 +2  
Contract jobs citing Validation 244 282 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.18% 1.32% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.55% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 162 186
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 6
Median hourly rate £37.27 £47.50 £19.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.54% +139.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £21.50 £15.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £73.50 £39.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +12.85%  

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 17979 18242 19175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.61% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12883 13341 13612
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 156 254
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -4.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

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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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +17 45 £510 +13.33% 6
Croydon - 5 £344 - 1
Docklands, London +2 1 £600 -
Brentford 0 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £350 -
Westminster - 1 £275 -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 152 (32.27%) Finance
2 90 (19.11%) SQL
3 86 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (17.41%) Banking
5 74 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
6 62 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
7 48 (10.19%) Data Validation
8 46 (9.77%) Migration
9 45 (9.55%) Degree
9 45 (9.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 40 (8.49%) Analytics
10 40 (8.49%) Investment Banking
10 40 (8.49%) Front Office
10 40 (8.49%) Project Management
11 39 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (8.28%) Scrum
11 39 (8.28%) QA
12 38 (8.07%) User Experience
12 38 (8.07%) Change Management
13 37 (7.86%) Microsoft
13 37 (7.86%) Windows
14 34 (7.22%) Mathematics
15 33 (7.01%) C++
15 33 (7.01%) Data Analysis
16 32 (6.79%) Business Analysis
16 32 (6.79%) Java
16 32 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
16 32 (6.79%) Python
17 31 (6.58%) Oracle
17 31 (6.58%) Quality Management

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 15 (3.18%) WebSphere
2 14 (2.97%) SAS
3 12 (2.55%) JBoss
3 12 (2.55%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.55%) WebLogic
4 11 (2.34%) GlassFish
5 10 (2.12%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.27%) Confluence
7 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.64%) CMS
8 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (0.42%) IIS
9 2 (0.42%) Mule
10 1 (0.21%) Apache
10 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.21%) SAP EP
Applications
1 62 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (6.79%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.21%) EViews
7 1 (0.21%) InVision
7 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) iTrent
3 2 (0.42%) BPCS
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.21%) Actimize
4 1 (0.21%) Demantra
4 1 (0.21%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.21%) Global One
4 1 (0.21%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) RMDS
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.34%) SaaS
3 7 (1.49%) Google Analytics
3 7 (1.49%) IaaS
4 6 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.27%) PaaS
5 5 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.85%) Basecamp
6 4 (0.85%) BPaaS
6 4 (0.85%) Office 365
7 3 (0.64%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.42%) GitHub
8 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.76%) TCP/IP
2 12 (2.55%) Firewall
2 12 (2.55%) VoIP
3 10 (2.12%) Internet
4 7 (1.49%) DNS
4 7 (1.49%) LAN
4 7 (1.49%) Network Security
4 7 (1.49%) Unified Communications
5 6 (1.27%) DHCP
5 6 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.06%) Wireless
7 4 (0.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (0.85%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.85%) SAN
7 4 (0.85%) SNMP
7 4 (0.85%) WAN
8 3 (0.64%) DWDM
8 3 (0.64%) SMTP
9 2 (0.42%) MPLS
9 2 (0.42%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.18%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.70%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.49%) Big Data
5 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.06%) QlikView
7 5 (1.06%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 5 (1.06%) Star Schema
8 4 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.85%) MS Access
9 3 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.64%) GIS
9 3 (0.64%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 22 (4.67%) JIRA
2 13 (2.76%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.70%) Subversion
4 7 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.27%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.06%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.85%) Jasmine
7 4 (0.85%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.64%) Selenium
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.42%) Appium
9 2 (0.42%) Grunt
9 2 (0.42%) JBehave
9 2 (0.42%) Moq
9 2 (0.42%) PhantomJS
9 2 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.42%) TestLink
General
1 152 (32.27%) Finance
2 82 (17.41%) Banking
3 40 (8.49%) Front Office
3 40 (8.49%) Investment Banking
4 29 (6.16%) Retail
5 24 (5.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 22 (4.67%) Back Office
7 16 (3.40%) Financial Institution
7 16 (3.40%) Marketing
8 11 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.70%) Legal
10 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 5 (1.06%) Games
11 5 (1.06%) Law
12 4 (0.85%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.85%) Electronics
12 4 (0.85%) Publishing
12 4 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.64%) Avionics
13 3 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (31.21%) Analyst
2 75 (15.92%) Developer
3 57 (12.10%) Business Analyst
4 35 (7.43%) Consultant
5 30 (6.37%) Data Analyst
6 29 (6.16%) Architect
7 27 (5.73%) Project Manager
8 20 (4.25%) Designer
9 17 (3.61%) Test Analyst
10 13 (2.76%) C++ Developer
10 13 (2.76%) Software Engineer
10 13 (2.76%) Validation Consultant
11 11 (2.34%) Java Developer
11 11 (2.34%) Qualitative Analyst
11 11 (2.34%) Quantitative Analyst
11 11 (2.34%) Quantitative Developer
12 10 (2.12%) UX Designer
13 9 (1.91%) Financial Analyst
13 9 (1.91%) Hybris Developer
13 9 (1.91%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.37%) HTML
2 26 (5.52%) CSS
2 26 (5.52%) XML
3 24 (5.10%) REST
3 24 (5.10%) Web Services
4 19 (4.03%) AngularJS
4 19 (4.03%) HTML5
4 19 (4.03%) JSON
5 17 (3.61%) Spring
6 16 (3.40%) SOAP
7 14 (2.97%) .NET
7 14 (2.97%) J2EE
8 12 (2.55%) jQuery
9 11 (2.34%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.34%) JSTL
9 11 (2.34%) RAML
9 11 (2.34%) Struts
10 10 (2.12%) CSS3
10 10 (2.12%) RESTful
11 5 (1.06%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 74 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (8.07%) User Experience
3 28 (5.94%) Computer Science
4 22 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.46%) Credit Risk
6 18 (3.82%) Derivative
6 18 (3.82%) Market Risk
7 15 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (2.55%) Equities
8 12 (2.55%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.34%) Virtual Team
10 10 (2.12%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.91%) Fixed Income
11 9 (1.91%) Handset
11 9 (1.91%) IVR
11 9 (1.91%) NHS
12 7 (1.49%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.27%) FMCG
13 6 (1.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.86%) Windows
2 27 (5.73%) Linux
3 11 (2.34%) Unix
4 8 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.06%) Android
5 5 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.06%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.64%) CentOS
7 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (10.19%) Data Validation
3 46 (9.77%) Migration
4 45 (9.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (8.49%) Analytics
5 40 (8.49%) Project Management
6 39 (8.28%) Scrum
6 39 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (8.07%) Change Management
8 34 (7.22%) Mathematics
9 33 (7.01%) Data Analysis
10 32 (6.79%) Business Analysis
11 31 (6.58%) Quality Management
12 26 (5.52%) Data Modelling
12 26 (5.52%) ERP
12 26 (5.52%) Software Engineering
12 26 (5.52%) TDD
12 26 (5.52%) Test Scripting
13 25 (5.31%) E-Commerce
14 24 (5.10%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 90 (19.11%) SQL
2 33 (7.01%) C++
3 32 (6.79%) Java
3 32 (6.79%) Python
4 30 (6.37%) JavaScript
5 19 (4.03%) VBA
6 12 (2.55%) C#
7 10 (2.12%) C
8 8 (1.70%) R
9 6 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.06%) AWK
10 5 (1.06%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.06%) Ruby
10 5 (1.06%) SAS Macro
10 5 (1.06%) sed
10 5 (1.06%) VBScript
11 4 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.64%) VB
13 2 (0.42%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 45 (9.55%) Degree
2 26 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.91%) PhD
5 8 (1.70%) ISEB
6 7 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 7 (1.49%) PMP
7 6 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (0.85%) MCSA
9 4 (0.85%) MCSE
9 4 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.64%) MCDST
10 3 (0.64%) MCP
10 3 (0.64%) MCSM
10 3 (0.64%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.28%) QA
2 22 (4.67%) Data Quality
3 16 (3.40%) MiFID
4 12 (2.55%) GMP
5 10 (2.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 10 (2.12%) GxP
6 9 (1.91%) SLA
7 8 (1.70%) IFRS
8 7 (1.49%) IFRS 9
9 6 (1.27%) EMIR
9 6 (1.27%) PMO
10 5 (1.06%) GAMP
11 4 (0.85%) MISRA
11 4 (0.85%) WCAG
12 3 (0.64%) JSP 440
12 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (0.42%) HL7
13 2 (0.42%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.42%) PMBOK
13 2 (0.42%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (3.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.06%) XenApp
4 3 (0.64%) Docker
4 3 (0.64%) RACF
4 3 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (0.85%) BladeLogic
1 4 (0.85%) Puppet
2 3 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.64%) Control-M
2 3 (0.64%) DatAdvantage
2 3 (0.64%) EMC VPLEX
2 3 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.64%) SCCM
2 3 (0.64%) zSecure
3 2 (0.42%) Ansible
3 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.42%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.21%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.21%) FlexNet
4 1 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.21%) Kibana
4 1 (0.21%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.21%) SCOM
4 1 (0.21%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (7.86%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.58%) Oracle
3 25 (5.31%) Cisco
4 21 (4.46%) SAP
5 14 (2.97%) Citrix
6 13 (2.76%) Tableau
7 9 (1.91%) Google
7 9 (1.91%) hybris
7 9 (1.91%) Verint
8 8 (1.70%) CheckPoint
8 8 (1.70%) VMware
9 7 (1.49%) Workday
10 6 (1.27%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.27%) NetWitness
11 5 (1.06%) Alteryx
11 5 (1.06%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.06%) Greenplum
11 5 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.06%) ServiceNow
North London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £650.00 - £730.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 18 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £500 - £800 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago