Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 146 127
Rank change year-on-year +13 -19 -18
Contract jobs citing Validation 278 273 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.71% 1.60% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.94% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 152 147
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +7.76%
10th Percentile £306 £240 £224
90th Percentile £550 £586 £488
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 12
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £39.75 £25.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +54.82% -26.64%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.00 £9.60
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.02 £44.20
England median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year -1.25% +27.23% -16.16%

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 13451 14056 15612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.71% 82.53% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8050 8560 9303
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.03%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £255
90th Percentile £575 £555 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 562 583
South East median hourly rate £23.14 £24.18 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.30% +0.25% +37.83%
10th Percentile £11.68 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.65 £51.13 £48.15
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.72 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.42% +7.80% +12.82%

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

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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 6 months to 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -14 131 £425 +13.33% 15
Berkshire +17 94 £450 +38.46% 7
Hampshire +34 75 £375 +1.15% 3
Buckinghamshire -18 32 £325 -18.75% 2
Surrey +6 30 £488 +18.18% 4
West Sussex +9 21 £444 +7.64% 5
Oxfordshire +1 5 £550 +22.22% 6
Kent -3 5 £425 -10.99% 1
Middlesex +7 3 £515 +37.33% 1
East Sussex +1 3 £550 +22.22% 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 47 (16.91%) Migration
2 43 (15.47%) Degree
3 42 (15.11%) Telecoms
4 41 (14.75%) Security Cleared
5 40 (14.39%) QA
5 40 (14.39%) SQL
6 35 (12.59%) SAP
7 34 (12.23%) Linux
8 33 (11.87%) Microsoft
9 31 (11.15%) LTE
9 31 (11.15%) 4G
10 30 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (10.43%) Project Management
11 29 (10.43%) Windows
12 28 (10.07%) Finance
13 27 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
14 26 (9.35%) Analytics
14 26 (9.35%) ITIL
15 25 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
16 24 (8.63%) Test Management
16 24 (8.63%) SC Cleared
16 24 (8.63%) Oracle
17 23 (8.27%) Data Modelling
17 23 (8.27%) ETL
18 22 (7.91%) Scrum
18 22 (7.91%) Java
18 22 (7.91%) Test Scripting
19 21 (7.55%) Unit Testing
19 21 (7.55%) Data Migration
19 21 (7.55%) MVNO

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 17 (6.12%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.96%) Apache
3 10 (3.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (3.60%) GemFire
3 10 (3.60%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.52%) OpenStack
4 7 (2.52%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.16%) Apache Pig
5 6 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.16%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.44%) Confluence
6 4 (1.44%) IIS
6 4 (1.44%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.72%) Documentum
7 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.08%) Simulink
5 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.36%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 11 (3.96%) SAP MM
2 7 (2.52%) SAP APO
3 5 (1.80%) SAP MDM
4 4 (1.44%) SAP MDG
4 4 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (1.08%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.72%) iTrent
6 2 (0.72%) Lawson
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.72%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.72%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.72%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.36%) Primavera
7 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.36%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.32%) GitHub
2 12 (4.32%) PaaS
3 7 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.08%) SaaS
4 3 (1.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 3 (1.08%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (0.72%) IaaS
5 2 (0.72%) npm
6 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.36%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.36%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.36%) Office 365
6 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.15%) 4G
1 31 (11.15%) LTE
2 21 (7.55%) MVNO
3 19 (6.83%) 3G
4 15 (5.40%) Value-Added Service
5 13 (4.68%) Wireless
6 11 (3.96%) Firewall
7 10 (3.60%) SMS
8 8 (2.88%) SAN
8 8 (2.88%) VoLTE
9 6 (2.16%) Diameter Protocol
9 6 (2.16%) Internet
9 6 (2.16%) IPv6
9 6 (2.16%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.16%) VPN
9 6 (2.16%) WAN
10 5 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.80%) DHCP
10 5 (1.80%) IPv4
11 4 (1.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.47%) Hadoop
1 18 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.12%) Big Data
3 16 (5.76%) Apache Hive
3 16 (5.76%) HBase
4 14 (5.04%) SAP Data Services
5 13 (4.68%) SAP BW
6 10 (3.60%) OLTP
6 10 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.16%) Sqoop
8 5 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.72%) Sisense
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (6.83%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.60%) Gradle
3 10 (3.60%) IntelliJ
3 10 (3.60%) JUnit
4 9 (3.24%) AdminStudio
4 9 (3.24%) MSI
4 9 (3.24%) Protractor
5 8 (2.88%) LSMW
6 6 (2.16%) GitLab
6 6 (2.16%) JIRA
7 5 (1.80%) Maven
8 4 (1.44%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.08%) Ant
9 3 (1.08%) CANoe
9 3 (1.08%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.08%) Selenium
9 3 (1.08%) Subversion
9 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (15.11%) Telecoms
2 28 (10.07%) Finance
3 12 (4.32%) Billing
4 10 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (3.24%) Back Office
6 7 (2.52%) Marketing
7 6 (2.16%) Front Office
8 5 (1.80%) Banking
9 4 (1.44%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.44%) Automotive
9 4 (1.44%) Retail
10 3 (1.08%) Legal
11 2 (0.72%) Electronics
11 2 (0.72%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.36%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 47 (16.91%) Analyst
2 30 (10.79%) Developer
3 25 (8.99%) Test Engineer
4 23 (8.27%) Architect
5 12 (4.32%) Consultant
6 11 (3.96%) Computer Systems Validation Specialist
6 11 (3.96%) Data Analyst
6 11 (3.96%) Test Analyst
6 11 (3.96%) Validation Specialist
7 10 (3.60%) Java Developer
7 10 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (3.24%) Designer
8 9 (3.24%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (3.24%) Technical Architect
9 8 (2.88%) BSS Engineer
9 8 (2.88%) Network Engineer
10 7 (2.52%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (2.52%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.52%) Test Manager
11 6 (2.16%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.19%) RESTful
2 16 (5.76%) Kafka
3 15 (5.40%) J2EE
4 12 (4.32%) Spring
4 12 (4.32%) Spring Boot
5 11 (3.96%) .NET
5 11 (3.96%) JSON
5 11 (3.96%) Middleware
5 11 (3.96%) XML
6 10 (3.60%) Apache Camel
6 10 (3.60%) REST
6 10 (3.60%) Spark Streaming
6 10 (3.60%) Spring Integration
7 9 (3.24%) AngularJS
7 9 (3.24%) CSS
7 9 (3.24%) HTML
7 9 (3.24%) Web Services
8 7 (2.52%) ASP.NET
8 7 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.08%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.83%) Virtual Team
3 14 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.96%) Replication
5 10 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (3.24%) Data Structures
6 9 (3.24%) User Experience
7 6 (2.16%) AS400
8 5 (1.80%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.80%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.44%) CMDB
9 4 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.44%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.08%) Cyber Attack
11 2 (0.72%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.72%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.72%) FMCG
11 2 (0.72%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.72%) Learning Management System
11 2 (0.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.23%) Linux
2 29 (10.43%) Windows
3 19 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (5.40%) Unix
5 10 (3.60%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.60%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.52%) AIX
7 6 (2.16%) Solaris
8 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) CentOS
9 1 (0.36%) Debian
9 1 (0.36%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (16.91%) Migration
2 30 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (10.43%) Project Management
4 26 (9.35%) Analytics
4 26 (9.35%) ITIL
5 25 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (8.63%) Test Management
7 23 (8.27%) Data Modelling
7 23 (8.27%) ETL
8 22 (7.91%) Scrum
8 22 (7.91%) Test Scripting
9 21 (7.55%) Data Migration
9 21 (7.55%) Unit Testing
10 20 (7.19%) Data Validation
10 20 (7.19%) Test Automation
11 19 (6.83%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (6.47%) PRINCE2
12 18 (6.47%) System Testing
12 18 (6.47%) TDD
13 17 (6.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.39%) SQL
2 22 (7.91%) Java
3 16 (5.76%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.76%) Shell Script
4 14 (5.04%) C#
4 14 (5.04%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.24%) T-SQL
6 6 (2.16%) Korn
6 6 (2.16%) Python
7 4 (1.44%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.08%) ABAP
8 3 (1.08%) Apex Code
8 3 (1.08%) C++
8 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.72%) Perl
9 2 (0.72%) SAPscript
9 2 (0.72%) VB
10 1 (0.36%) C-shell
10 1 (0.36%) VBA
10 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (15.47%) Degree
2 41 (14.75%) Security Cleared
3 24 (8.63%) SC Cleared
4 17 (6.12%) ISTQB
5 13 (4.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.16%) CCNP
7 6 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.16%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.16%) ISEB
7 6 (2.16%) PMI Certification
7 6 (2.16%) PMP
8 5 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.08%) CISSP
11 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.72%) MCSE
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.72%) RHCE
11 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (14.39%) QA
2 16 (5.76%) Data Quality
3 12 (4.32%) GxP
4 9 (3.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.80%) PMO
6 3 (1.08%) ISO 26262
6 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.08%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.72%) GAMP
7 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.72%) P3O
7 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (5.76%) HDFS
2 10 (3.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 10 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (2.16%) Apache Flume
3 6 (2.16%) Oracle Clusterware
3 6 (2.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 5 (1.80%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.36%) Docker
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) Xen
8 1 (0.36%) XenApp
8 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (4.32%) HP Quality Center
1 12 (4.32%) SCCM
2 6 (2.16%) Ansible
2 6 (2.16%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (2.16%) Rundeck
2 6 (2.16%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.36%) Puppet
4 1 (0.36%) QRadar
4 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 35 (12.59%) SAP
2 33 (11.87%) Microsoft
3 24 (8.63%) Oracle
4 19 (6.83%) Motorola
5 18 (6.47%) Red Hat
6 17 (6.12%) HP
7 12 (4.32%) Cisco
8 11 (3.96%) VMware
9 9 (3.24%) Ericsson
9 9 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.88%) Huawei
10 8 (2.88%) Remedy
11 7 (2.52%) IBM
11 7 (2.52%) Tableau
12 6 (2.16%) Cloudera
12 6 (2.16%) Hortonworks
13 5 (1.80%) Nokia Networks
14 4 (1.44%) Nokia
14 4 (1.44%) Samsung
14 4 (1.44%) Workday