Period
to 17 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 154 141
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 228 267 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.54% 1.59% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.85% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 134 123
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £296 £224 £265
90th Percentile £517 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 19
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -15.79% +35.71%
10th Percentile £27.37 £26.65 £16.05
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -

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 12,873 14,467 13,484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.20% 86.05% 84.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,662 8,633 7,824
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £606 £588 £570
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 504 493
South East median hourly rate £32.00 £24.50 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.61% +23.12% -13.48%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £61.33 £51.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% -10.42% +2.13%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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
Hampshire +27 87 £400 -8.83% 18
Thames Valley -12 77 £425 +21.43% 36
Berkshire -28 42 £450 +30.43% 9
Surrey +18 34 £485 -3.00% 13
Buckinghamshire +5 24 £425 +21.43% 12
Kent -2 18 £400 -20.00% 3
Oxfordshire +28 11 £315 +16.67% 15
West Sussex +6 7 £393 -1.88% 5
East Sussex -14 2 £375 -25.00% 2
Middlesex +14 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 63 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (21.49%) Finance
3 40 (17.54%) SQL
3 40 (17.54%) SAP
4 35 (15.35%) ITIL
5 32 (14.04%) Java
6 31 (13.60%) Scrum
6 31 (13.60%) Security Cleared
7 30 (13.16%) Data Validation
8 28 (12.28%) Project Management
8 28 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
9 27 (11.84%) Linux
9 27 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (11.84%) JIRA
10 25 (10.96%) Windows
10 25 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (10.53%) SDLC
11 24 (10.53%) ERP
11 24 (10.53%) Management Information System
12 23 (10.09%) Manufacturing
12 23 (10.09%) Microsoft
12 23 (10.09%) Test Scripting
13 22 (9.65%) Degree
14 21 (9.21%) ISTQB
14 21 (9.21%) SC Cleared
14 21 (9.21%) User Stories
15 20 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (8.33%) JSON
16 19 (8.33%) ISEB
16 19 (8.33%) ETL

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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 11 (4.82%) Documentum
2 5 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.75%) Captiva
3 4 (1.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.32%) Confluence
4 3 (1.32%) SAS
4 3 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.88%) Apache
5 2 (0.88%) GemFire
6 1 (0.44%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.44%) nginx
6 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.88%) Sketch
6 2 (0.88%) SPSS
7 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (3.51%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (2.19%) SAP MDG
3 4 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.75%) SAP ERP
4 3 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.88%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.44%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.44%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.44%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.44%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.44%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.46%) Power Platform
3 13 (5.70%) SaaS
4 9 (3.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 6 (2.63%) PaaS
6 4 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.32%) GitHub
7 3 (1.32%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.44%) G Suite
9 1 (0.44%) IaaS
9 1 (0.44%) Office 365
9 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.32%) Firewall
2 2 (0.88%) 5G
2 2 (0.88%) Internet
2 2 (0.88%) LAN
2 2 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (0.88%) RFID
2 2 (0.88%) VPN
2 2 (0.88%) WAN
3 1 (0.44%) 4G
3 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.44%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (0.44%) FWSM
3 1 (0.44%) HSPA
3 1 (0.44%) LTE
3 1 (0.44%) Network Security
3 1 (0.44%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.44%) Skype
3 1 (0.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.46%) Power BI
3 16 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 14 (6.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.82%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (4.39%) RDBMS
7 9 (3.95%) SAP BW
8 8 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.07%) NoSQL
10 6 (2.63%) MS Access
11 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (1.75%) Big Data
12 4 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.75%) SSDT
13 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
14 2 (0.88%) Base SAS
14 2 (0.88%) MySQL
14 2 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 2 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 2 (0.88%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 27 (11.84%) JIRA
2 14 (6.14%) Eclipse
3 9 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.95%) IntelliJ
4 5 (2.19%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.75%) Selenium
5 4 (1.75%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.32%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.32%) GitLab
6 3 (1.32%) JUnit
6 3 (1.32%) Toad
6 3 (1.32%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.88%) git-flow
7 2 (0.88%) JMeter
7 2 (0.88%) MSI
7 2 (0.88%) MSTest
7 2 (0.88%) NUnit
7 2 (0.88%) Subversion
7 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.44%) ER Studio
General
1 49 (21.49%) Finance
2 23 (10.09%) Manufacturing
3 15 (6.58%) Pharmaceutical
3 15 (6.58%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.39%) Legal
5 8 (3.51%) Military
6 7 (3.07%) Back Office
6 7 (3.07%) Marketing
7 6 (2.63%) Banking
8 3 (1.32%) Billing
8 3 (1.32%) Retail
9 2 (0.88%) Games
9 2 (0.88%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.44%) Automotive
10 1 (0.44%) Avionics
10 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (28.51%) Analyst
2 36 (15.79%) Developer
3 17 (7.46%) Test Analyst
4 14 (6.14%) Consultant
5 11 (4.82%) Business Analyst
5 11 (4.82%) Data Analyst
5 11 (4.82%) Database Engineer
5 11 (4.82%) Java Developer
5 11 (4.82%) Senior Database Engineer
6 8 (3.51%) Administrator
6 8 (3.51%) Product Owner
6 8 (3.51%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (3.07%) Test Engineer
7 7 (3.07%) Test Leader
8 6 (2.63%) ABAP Developer
8 6 (2.63%) Designer
8 6 (2.63%) OAT Analyst
8 6 (2.63%) SAP Analyst
8 6 (2.63%) SAP Consultant
8 6 (2.63%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.33%) JSON
2 16 (7.02%) HTML
2 16 (7.02%) Spring
3 14 (6.14%) XML
4 11 (4.82%) .NET
4 11 (4.82%) Middleware
5 10 (4.39%) BAPI
5 10 (4.39%) J2EE
6 9 (3.95%) RESTful
6 9 (3.95%) Web Services
7 8 (3.51%) Spring Integration
7 8 (3.51%) Web Dynpro
8 7 (3.07%) Akka
8 7 (3.07%) SAP Fiori
8 7 (3.07%) SAP Smart Forms
8 7 (3.07%) SAPUI5
8 7 (3.07%) XHTML
9 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.75%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.58%) User Experience
4 9 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (3.51%) Life Science
6 7 (3.07%) PKI
7 6 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.19%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.75%) Replication
10 2 (0.88%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.88%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 2 (0.88%) Robotics
11 1 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.44%) CMDB
11 1 (0.44%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.44%) TM Forum
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (11.84%) Linux
2 25 (10.96%) Windows
3 12 (5.26%) Unix
4 6 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.75%) Android
5 4 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.44%) VMS
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (15.35%) ITIL
3 31 (13.60%) Scrum
4 30 (13.16%) Data Validation
5 28 (12.28%) Project Management
6 27 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (10.53%) ERP
7 24 (10.53%) SDLC
8 23 (10.09%) Test Scripting
9 21 (9.21%) User Stories
10 20 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (8.33%) ETL
12 18 (7.89%) Migration
13 17 (7.46%) Analytics
13 17 (7.46%) CRM
13 17 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
14 16 (7.02%) Change Management
14 16 (7.02%) Data Modelling
15 15 (6.58%) OO
15 15 (6.58%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 40 (17.54%) SQL
2 32 (14.04%) Java
3 13 (5.70%) C
3 13 (5.70%) Java 8
3 13 (5.70%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.26%) Python
4 12 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.82%) ABAP
6 10 (4.39%) VBA
7 9 (3.95%) C++
7 9 (3.95%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.51%) C#
9 7 (3.07%) SAPscript
9 7 (3.07%) VB
10 6 (2.63%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.75%) R
12 2 (0.88%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (13.60%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.65%) Degree
3 21 (9.21%) ISTQB
3 21 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 19 (8.33%) ISEB
5 10 (4.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (3.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.63%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.63%) MCSE
8 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.19%) MCSA
10 3 (1.32%) CCNP
10 3 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.88%) CCIE
11 2 (0.88%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.44%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.44%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.14%) QA
2 12 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 12 (5.26%) GxP
3 9 (3.95%) PMO
4 8 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.63%) GAMP
6 5 (2.19%) SLA
7 2 (0.88%) GCP
7 2 (0.88%) GDPR
7 2 (0.88%) GLP
7 2 (0.88%) GMP
8 1 (0.44%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.88%) Docker
3 2 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.44%) NDS
4 1 (0.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 8 (3.51%) HP ALM
1 8 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.75%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.32%) Ansible
4 2 (0.88%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.44%) Puppet
5 1 (0.44%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (17.54%) SAP
2 23 (10.09%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (4.39%) HP
5 9 (3.95%) Oracle
6 6 (2.63%) Workday
7 5 (2.19%) Adobe
8 4 (1.75%) Micro Focus
8 4 (1.75%) OpenText
8 4 (1.75%) Telerik
8 4 (1.75%) UiPath
9 3 (1.32%) Ariba
9 3 (1.32%) Baan
9 3 (1.32%) Google
9 3 (1.32%) Remedy
9 3 (1.32%) VMware
9 3 (1.32%) webMethods
10 2 (0.88%) BMC
10 2 (0.88%) DataFlux
10 2 (0.88%) TIBCO