Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 July 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 142 144
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 280 257 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.64% 1.61% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.93% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 118 181
South East median daily rate £420 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £264 £269
90th Percentile £550 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 21
South East median hourly rate £41.74 £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.25% +28.57% -14.63%
10th Percentile £25.80 £15.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £43.28
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,505 13,292 15,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.42% 82.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,604 7,720 9,488
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 519 573
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -16.87% +11.65%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.30 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in the South East

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in the South East

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the South East over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the South East

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in the South East

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the South East over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in the South East

Validation
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South East region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Thames Valley -1 124 £350 -17.65% 30
Berkshire -20 81 £369 -13.24% 13
Hampshire +5 77 £425 +6.25% 18
Buckinghamshire +9 36 £350 +7.69% 6
Surrey -33 33 £500 +13.64% 13
West Sussex +4 19 £388 -16.22% 4
Kent +25 17 £500 +17.65% 3
East Sussex +4 8 £500 -4.76%
Oxfordshire +3 7 - - 11
Middlesex +5 1 - - 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Validation.

1 66 (23.57%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (20.71%) Security Cleared
3 56 (20.00%) Finance
4 53 (18.93%) SC Cleared
5 46 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (13.93%) ITIL
7 38 (13.57%) Project Management
7 38 (13.57%) Degree
8 37 (13.21%) SQL
9 35 (12.50%) Migration
10 33 (11.79%) Microsoft
11 31 (11.07%) Windows
11 31 (11.07%) Linux
12 30 (10.71%) SQL Server
12 30 (10.71%) Telecoms
13 28 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
14 26 (9.29%) User Stories
15 25 (8.93%) Unix
16 23 (8.21%) Java
16 23 (8.21%) Oracle
17 22 (7.86%) Middleware
17 22 (7.86%) Software Testing
17 22 (7.86%) PaaS
18 21 (7.50%) Quality Management
19 20 (7.14%) Manufacturing
19 20 (7.14%) Life Science
20 19 (6.79%) Data Management
20 19 (6.79%) Shell Script
20 19 (6.79%) GxP

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.00%) Apache
2 12 (4.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 12 (4.29%) GemFire
2 12 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.14%) IBM Notes
3 6 (2.14%) SAS
4 5 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.71%) Confluence
7 2 (0.71%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.14%) InfoPath
2 6 (2.14%) SOLIDWORKS
3 5 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.43%) InVision
4 4 (1.43%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (1.43%) UXPin
5 3 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.36%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.36%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.43%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.71%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.36%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.86%) PaaS
2 12 (4.29%) GitHub
2 12 (4.29%) SaaS
3 3 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.71%) IaaS
4 2 (0.71%) Office 365
5 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.57%) Firewall
2 7 (2.50%) Ethernet
2 7 (2.50%) VPN
3 6 (2.14%) 3G
3 6 (2.14%) WAN
4 5 (1.79%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (1.79%) DNS
4 5 (1.79%) LAN
5 4 (1.43%) 4G
5 4 (1.43%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (1.43%) HTTP
5 4 (1.43%) Internet
5 4 (1.43%) IPsec
5 4 (1.43%) Wireless
6 3 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.07%) SNMP
6 3 (1.07%) WLAN
7 2 (0.71%) LTE
7 2 (0.71%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (0.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.00%) Apache Hive
3 13 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.29%) HBase
5 9 (3.21%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.50%) Big Data
7 7 (2.50%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.43%) OLTP
9 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.43%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.07%) Power BI
11 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.64%) Eclipse
1 13 (4.64%) JUnit
2 12 (4.29%) IntelliJ
2 12 (4.29%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.86%) LabVIEW
4 8 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (2.50%) JIRA
6 5 (1.79%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.43%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (1.43%) CANoe
7 4 (1.43%) GCC
7 4 (1.43%) LSMW
7 4 (1.43%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.07%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.71%) Gradle
9 2 (0.71%) NeoLoad
9 2 (0.71%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 56 (20.00%) Finance
2 30 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 28 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 20 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.64%) Marketing
6 12 (4.29%) Retail
7 10 (3.57%) Electronics
8 6 (2.14%) Automotive
8 6 (2.14%) Legal
9 5 (1.79%) Military
10 4 (1.43%) Advertising
10 4 (1.43%) Billing
11 3 (1.07%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.07%) Banking
11 3 (1.07%) Games
12 2 (0.71%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.71%) French Language
12 2 (0.71%) German Language
12 2 (0.71%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (22.50%) Analyst
2 26 (9.29%) Business Analyst
3 23 (8.21%) Architect
4 20 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 17 (6.07%) Developer
6 16 (5.71%) Consultant
7 15 (5.36%) Designer
7 15 (5.36%) IT Analyst
8 13 (4.64%) Test Analyst
9 11 (3.93%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.21%) Business IT Analyst
10 9 (3.21%) IT Business Analyst
10 9 (3.21%) Service Manager
11 8 (2.86%) Data Analyst
11 8 (2.86%) DBA
11 8 (2.86%) Enterprise Architect
11 8 (2.86%) IT Manager
11 8 (2.86%) Java Engineer
11 8 (2.86%) Software Engineer
12 7 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.86%) Middleware
2 15 (5.36%) Spring
3 13 (4.64%) JSON
4 12 (4.29%) Kafka
4 12 (4.29%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (4.29%) RESTful
5 10 (3.57%) Gherkin
5 10 (3.57%) Spring Cloud
6 9 (3.21%) REST
7 7 (2.50%) Web Services
8 6 (2.14%) .NET
8 6 (2.14%) SOAP
9 5 (1.79%) CSS
9 5 (1.79%) HTML
10 4 (1.43%) BAPI
10 4 (1.43%) CSS3
10 4 (1.43%) Framer.js
10 4 (1.43%) HTML5
10 4 (1.43%) J2EE
10 4 (1.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.57%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.14%) Life Science
3 19 (6.79%) Virtual Team
4 18 (6.43%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (3.93%) LIMS
8 10 (3.57%) Management Information System
9 9 (3.21%) User Experience
10 8 (2.86%) PKI
11 6 (2.14%) Client/Server
11 6 (2.14%) FMCG
12 4 (1.43%) CMDB
12 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.43%) Infotainment
12 4 (1.43%) PMI
13 3 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.07%) Fintech
14 2 (0.71%) Cyberattack
14 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.07%) Linux
1 31 (11.07%) Windows
2 25 (8.93%) Unix
3 17 (6.07%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.14%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.71%) Android
6 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (16.43%) Problem-Solving
2 39 (13.93%) ITIL
3 38 (13.57%) Project Management
4 35 (12.50%) Migration
5 26 (9.29%) User Stories
6 22 (7.86%) Software Testing
7 21 (7.50%) Quality Management
8 19 (6.79%) Data Management
8 19 (6.79%) Decision-Making
9 18 (6.43%) PRINCE2
9 18 (6.43%) Scrum
9 18 (6.43%) Service Management
10 17 (6.07%) Business Analysis
10 17 (6.07%) Data Validation
10 17 (6.07%) Service Design
11 16 (5.71%) Test Automation
12 15 (5.36%) Change Management
12 15 (5.36%) OO
12 15 (5.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.21%) SQL
2 23 (8.21%) Java
3 19 (6.79%) Shell Script
4 11 (3.93%) PL/SQL
5 10 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.14%) C
7 6 (2.14%) C++
8 5 (1.79%) MATLAB
8 5 (1.79%) Python
9 4 (1.43%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.07%) C#
10 3 (1.07%) Java 8
10 3 (1.07%) VBA
11 2 (0.71%) Assembly Language
11 2 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.71%) Embedded C
11 2 (0.71%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.36%) ABAP
12 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (20.71%) Security Cleared
2 53 (18.93%) SC Cleared
3 38 (13.57%) Degree
4 15 (5.36%) ISEB
5 12 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (3.93%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.14%) ISTQB
7 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.79%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.79%) PMP
9 4 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.43%) MCSA
10 3 (1.07%) CCNP
10 3 (1.07%) IIBA
10 3 (1.07%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.79%) GxP
2 12 (4.29%) SLA
3 11 (3.93%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 11 (3.93%) QA
4 9 (3.21%) Data Quality
5 6 (2.14%) GCP
5 6 (2.14%) GLP
5 6 (2.14%) GMP
6 5 (1.79%) ISO 26262
6 5 (1.79%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 3 (1.07%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.71%) GDPR
8 2 (0.71%) PMO
8 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.36%) DO-254
9 1 (0.36%) ECSS
9 1 (0.36%) GAMP
9 1 (0.36%) MISRA
9 1 (0.36%) MISRA C
System Software
1 18 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 12 (4.29%) HDFS
3 5 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.07%) Firmware
5 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.29%) SCOM
2 11 (3.93%) SCCM
3 9 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (2.50%) HP ALM
5 6 (2.14%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.71%) Ansible
6 2 (0.71%) QRadar
6 2 (0.71%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.36%) Netcool
7 1 (0.36%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.36%) OpenView
7 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.36%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.36%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 33 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.21%) Oracle
3 18 (6.43%) Cisco
4 13 (4.64%) HP
4 13 (4.64%) SAP
4 13 (4.64%) VMware
5 9 (3.21%) Remedy
6 8 (2.86%) Cognos
7 6 (2.14%) IBM
7 6 (2.14%) Juniper
7 6 (2.14%) Lotus
7 6 (2.14%) NetApp
7 6 (2.14%) Palo Alto
7 6 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.14%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.79%) BT
8 5 (1.79%) Nokia
8 5 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.43%) LogRhythm
9 4 (1.43%) Lumension