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 3 months to 30 March 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 / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 122 110
Rank change year-on-year -15 -12  
Contract jobs citing Validation 117 161 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.48% 1.71% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.10% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 91 88
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +18.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.63 £37.75 £36.50
% change year-on-year -2.98% +3.42%  

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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6471 7650 7815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.69% 81.35% 79.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3756 4713 4313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 268 281
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in the South East

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in the South East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in the South East

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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 3 months to 30 March 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
Berkshire +1 39 £425 +17.24% 3
Hampshire +6 34 £375 +7.14% 4
Surrey +9 17 £430 +4.24% 3
West Sussex +9 10 £500 +2.56% 1
Buckinghamshire -14 9 £413 +26.92% 1
Kent +11 2 £205 -35.68% 1
East Sussex +4 1 £488 +55.50% 2
Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Validation.

1 45 (17.65%) Degree
2 43 (16.86%) Security Cleared
3 38 (14.90%) Finance
3 38 (14.90%) ITIL
4 37 (14.51%) SC Cleared
5 34 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (12.94%) Configuration Management
7 32 (12.55%) Microsoft
8 29 (11.37%) Oracle
8 29 (11.37%) SQL Server
9 27 (10.59%) Migration
10 26 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (9.80%) SQL
12 24 (9.41%) Windows
13 23 (9.02%) Project Management
13 23 (9.02%) Test Strategy
13 23 (9.02%) Customer Requirements
14 22 (8.63%) Linux
14 22 (8.63%) QA
15 21 (8.24%) Test Scripting
15 21 (8.24%) Java
15 21 (8.24%) XML
15 21 (8.24%) Manufacturing
16 20 (7.84%) MS Excel
16 20 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (7.45%) Management Information System
18 18 (7.06%) Scrum
18 18 (7.06%) SDLC
19 17 (6.67%) Functional Testing
19 17 (6.67%) Telecoms

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 7 (2.75%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (2.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.35%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.57%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.18%) Confluence
4 3 (1.18%) GemFire
4 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.78%) Apache
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.39%) CICS
6 1 (0.39%) CMS
6 1 (0.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.96%) HFM
2 4 (1.57%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.39%) Maximo
4 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.39%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.31%) PaaS
2 9 (3.53%) IaaS
3 7 (2.75%) SaaS
4 3 (1.18%) GitHub
4 3 (1.18%) Taleo
5 2 (0.78%) CallidusCloud
5 2 (0.78%) Veeva
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.39%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.39%) Force.com
6 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.39%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.92%) LAN
1 10 (3.92%) VoLTE
2 9 (3.53%) 3G
2 9 (3.53%) Ethernet
2 9 (3.53%) LDAP
2 9 (3.53%) VoIP
2 9 (3.53%) WAN
3 8 (3.14%) 4G
3 8 (3.14%) Firewall
3 8 (3.14%) MPLS
3 8 (3.14%) SAN
3 8 (3.14%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.75%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (2.35%) LTE
5 6 (2.35%) Skype
6 5 (1.96%) DNS
7 4 (1.57%) 2G
7 4 (1.57%) 3GPP
7 4 (1.57%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (1.18%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (2.35%) Essbase
5 6 (2.35%) MS Access
5 6 (2.35%) MySQL
5 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
6 5 (1.96%) Power BI
6 5 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.57%) Big Data
7 4 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (6.27%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.49%) JIRA
3 11 (4.31%) Selenium
4 10 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.14%) Eclipse
5 8 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.14%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.75%) Protractor
6 7 (2.75%) SpecFlow
6 7 (2.75%) WebDriver
7 6 (2.35%) SilkTest
8 5 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (1.57%) AdminStudio
9 4 (1.57%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.57%) HP UFT
9 4 (1.57%) JUnit
9 4 (1.57%) MSI
9 4 (1.57%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.18%) Gradle
10 3 (1.18%) JMeter
General
1 38 (14.90%) Finance
2 21 (8.24%) Manufacturing
3 17 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 16 (6.27%) Back Office
4 16 (6.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 15 (5.88%) Marketing
6 13 (5.10%) Front Office
7 11 (4.31%) Electronics
8 7 (2.75%) Billing
8 7 (2.75%) Legal
8 7 (2.75%) Retail
9 4 (1.57%) Banking
10 3 (1.18%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.78%) Publishing
12 1 (0.39%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.39%) Automotive
12 1 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 41 (16.08%) Analyst
2 32 (12.55%) Developer
3 19 (7.45%) Project Manager
4 16 (6.27%) Business Analyst
4 16 (6.27%) Test Engineer
5 13 (5.10%) Consultant
6 12 (4.71%) Java Developer
7 9 (3.53%) Architect
7 9 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (3.53%) Test Analyst
8 7 (2.75%) C++ Developer
8 7 (2.75%) Data Analyst
8 7 (2.75%) Design Engineer
8 7 (2.75%) Designer
8 7 (2.75%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (2.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (2.35%) C++/Java Developer
9 6 (2.35%) Electrical Engineer
9 6 (2.35%) Java Software Developer
9 6 (2.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.24%) XML
2 11 (4.31%) REST
3 9 (3.53%) .NET
4 8 (3.14%) SOAP
4 8 (3.14%) Spring
5 7 (2.75%) JSON
6 6 (2.35%) Kafka
6 6 (2.35%) MFC
6 6 (2.35%) Middleware
6 6 (2.35%) Spring Boot
6 6 (2.35%) WCF
6 6 (2.35%) XML Messaging
7 5 (1.96%) Web Services
8 4 (1.57%) J2EE
8 4 (1.57%) RESTful
9 3 (1.18%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.18%) HTML
9 3 (1.18%) SAML
9 3 (1.18%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.45%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.49%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.10%) Replication
6 12 (4.71%) Life Science
7 9 (3.53%) CMDB
7 9 (3.53%) User Experience
8 8 (3.14%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.96%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.57%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.57%) NHS
10 4 (1.57%) Thin Client
11 3 (1.18%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (1.18%) PKI
12 2 (0.78%) Biotechnology
12 2 (0.78%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.41%) Windows
2 22 (8.63%) Linux
3 12 (4.71%) Unix
3 12 (4.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (3.92%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.78%) AIX
7 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.78%) Solaris
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.90%) ITIL
2 34 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (12.94%) Configuration Management
4 27 (10.59%) Migration
5 26 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (9.02%) Customer Requirements
6 23 (9.02%) Project Management
6 23 (9.02%) Test Strategy
7 21 (8.24%) Test Scripting
8 18 (7.06%) Scrum
8 18 (7.06%) SDLC
9 17 (6.67%) Functional Testing
9 17 (6.67%) Visualisation
10 15 (5.88%) Analytics
10 15 (5.88%) Capacity Management
10 15 (5.88%) Statistics
11 14 (5.49%) Data Validation
11 14 (5.49%) ETL
11 14 (5.49%) Fault Management
12 13 (5.10%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.80%) SQL
2 21 (8.24%) Java
3 12 (4.71%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.31%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.92%) C#
6 9 (3.53%) C++
7 7 (2.75%) VBScript
8 5 (1.96%) C
9 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.18%) Python
9 3 (1.18%) Ruby
9 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.39%) ABAP
11 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.39%) COBOL
11 1 (0.39%) JCL
11 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (17.65%) Degree
2 43 (16.86%) Security Cleared
3 37 (14.51%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.71%) ISEB
5 10 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.75%) MCITP
7 7 (2.75%) MCSA
8 5 (1.96%) HNC
8 5 (1.96%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.18%) MCP
10 3 (1.18%) MCTS
10 3 (1.18%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.78%) PMP
12 1 (0.39%) CCNA
12 1 (0.39%) CCNP
12 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.63%) QA
2 11 (4.31%) SLA
3 8 (3.14%) Data Quality
4 7 (2.75%) PMO
5 6 (2.35%) GxP
6 4 (1.57%) GAMP
6 4 (1.57%) GMP
7 3 (1.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (1.18%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.39%) GCP
9 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.39%) ISO26262
9 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.39%) MISRA
System Software
1 12 (4.71%) Active Directory
1 12 (4.71%) Firmware
2 11 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.75%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.78%) HDFS
7 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.39%) Docker
7 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.31%) SCCM
2 5 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.18%) Kibana
3 3 (1.18%) logstash
4 2 (0.78%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.78%) SCOM
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.39%) PowerBroker
5 1 (0.39%) vMotion
5 1 (0.39%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.37%) Oracle
3 15 (5.88%) HP
3 15 (5.88%) VMware
4 14 (5.49%) Cisco
4 14 (5.49%) SAP
5 10 (3.92%) Huawei
6 8 (3.14%) IBM
7 7 (2.75%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.35%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (2.35%) NetApp
8 6 (2.35%) Telerik
9 5 (1.96%) Citrix
9 5 (1.96%) Hyperion
9 5 (1.96%) webMethods
10 4 (1.57%) Informatica
11 3 (1.18%) Callidus
11 3 (1.18%) Cognos
11 3 (1.18%) Nokia
12 2 (0.78%) Nimble Storage
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