Period
to 17 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 157 134
Rank change year-on-year -18 -23 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 245 265 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.45% 1.58% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.87% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 126 159
South East median daily rate £411 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £307 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £578
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 19
South East median hourly rate £36.88 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.06% +5.88% +65.53%
10th Percentile £16.08 £14.25 £19.40
90th Percentile £48.25 £52.50 £50.75
England median hourly rate £38.13 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.76% +5.63% +6.67%

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 14,646 14,195 13,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.74% 84.49% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,809 8,538 8,088
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +2.27%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £569
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 461 565
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.14 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.04% -4.77% -4.84%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.05 £50.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.10 £25.00 £23.10
% change year-on-year -11.61% +8.25% +4.98%

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 December 2018.

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 December 2018.

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 6 months to 17 December 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 -2 95 £370 -17.88% 33
Hampshire -37 74 £450 +12.50% 19
Berkshire -39 56 £370 -22.11% 19
Surrey -3 40 £462 -0.05% 10
Buckinghamshire +25 23 £270 -36.47% 8
West Sussex -13 20 £400 +2.83% 8
Oxfordshire +24 16 £450 +63.64% 6
East Sussex -10 5 £500 +11.11% 7
Middlesex +14 2 - -
Kent +10 2 - - 6
Home Counties - 2 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 56 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 53 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (20.82%) SC Cleared
4 43 (17.55%) SQL
5 41 (16.73%) Finance
6 39 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (14.69%) SAP
8 34 (13.88%) Data Validation
9 33 (13.47%) Microsoft
9 33 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (12.65%) Oracle
10 31 (12.65%) Migration
11 28 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 27 (11.02%) Java
13 24 (9.80%) Project Management
13 24 (9.80%) Data Quality
14 23 (9.39%) Windows
15 22 (8.98%) Unix
16 21 (8.57%) Linux
16 21 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
16 21 (8.57%) QA
17 20 (8.16%) Telecoms
17 20 (8.16%) Test Strategy
18 19 (7.76%) Customer Requirements
18 19 (7.76%) Cisco
18 19 (7.76%) Test Scripting
18 19 (7.76%) Test Automation
19 18 (7.35%) JIRA
20 17 (6.94%) Degree
20 17 (6.94%) Decision-Making

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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 13 (5.31%) SharePoint
1 13 (5.31%) WebLogic
2 8 (3.27%) SAS
3 6 (2.45%) Confluence
3 6 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.04%) Apache
5 4 (1.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.63%) GemFire
6 3 (1.22%) IIS
6 3 (1.22%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.82%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Simulink
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.86%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (2.04%) SAP MDG
3 3 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.22%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.82%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.82%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.41%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.41%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.41%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.41%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.27%) SaaS
4 6 (2.45%) Office 365
4 6 (2.45%) PaaS
5 5 (2.04%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (1.63%) GitHub
6 4 (1.63%) IaaS
6 4 (1.63%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.82%) Boomi
8 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.41%) Apple Pay
9 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.41%) Google Pay
9 1 (0.41%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.67%) Firewall
3 8 (3.27%) 3G
3 8 (3.27%) SNMP
4 7 (2.86%) Wireless
5 6 (2.45%) LTE
5 6 (2.45%) MPLS
6 5 (2.04%) ATM
6 5 (2.04%) Ethernet
6 5 (2.04%) LAN
6 5 (2.04%) SSL
6 5 (2.04%) Wireshark
7 4 (1.63%) 4G
7 4 (1.63%) Diameter Protocol
7 4 (1.63%) DNS
7 4 (1.63%) WAN
8 3 (1.22%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (1.22%) IPsec
8 3 (1.22%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.12%) Oracle Database
2 14 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (4.90%) SQL Server
4 11 (4.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (2.86%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.04%) MS Access
8 5 (2.04%) MySQL
8 5 (2.04%) SAP BW
8 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.63%) Big Data
9 4 (1.63%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.63%) Power BI
9 4 (1.63%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.63%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 18 (7.35%) JIRA
2 12 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.27%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.45%) Subversion
4 6 (2.45%) Toad
4 6 (2.45%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.04%) JUnit
5 5 (2.04%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.63%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.63%) IntelliJ
6 4 (1.63%) LabVIEW
6 4 (1.63%) Selenium
6 4 (1.63%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.22%) LSMW
7 3 (1.22%) Maven
7 3 (1.22%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 41 (16.73%) Finance
2 20 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.27%) Back Office
3 8 (3.27%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.86%) Retail
5 5 (2.04%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.63%) Automotive
6 4 (1.63%) Billing
6 4 (1.63%) Electronics
6 4 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.22%) Marketing
8 2 (0.82%) Games
8 2 (0.82%) German Language
8 2 (0.82%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (19.59%) Analyst
2 36 (14.69%) Developer
3 27 (11.02%) Architect
4 20 (8.16%) Test Engineer
5 19 (7.76%) Consultant
6 18 (7.35%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.49%) Business Analyst
7 11 (4.49%) SAP Consultant
8 10 (4.08%) Data Architect
8 10 (4.08%) SAP Analyst
9 9 (3.67%) Tester
10 8 (3.27%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (3.27%) Software Engineer
10 8 (3.27%) Software Test Engineer
10 8 (3.27%) Test Manager
11 7 (2.86%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.86%) SQL Analyst
12 6 (2.45%) .NET Developer
12 6 (2.45%) SAP Developer
12 6 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.90%) Web Services
2 11 (4.49%) .NET
2 11 (4.49%) Middleware
3 10 (4.08%) XML
4 9 (3.67%) Spring
5 8 (3.27%) SOAP
6 6 (2.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (2.45%) JSON
6 6 (2.45%) RESTful
7 5 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 5 (2.04%) REST
7 5 (2.04%) SAP Fiori
7 5 (2.04%) Swagger
8 4 (1.63%) BAPI
8 4 (1.63%) J2EE
8 4 (1.63%) SAP Smart Forms
8 4 (1.63%) SAPUI5
8 4 (1.63%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.04%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.04%) PKI
4 5 (2.04%) Taxonomies
4 5 (2.04%) User Experience
4 5 (2.04%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.22%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.22%) PMI
7 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (0.82%) Life Science
7 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.82%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.39%) Windows
2 22 (8.98%) Unix
3 21 (8.57%) Linux
4 4 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.22%) Android
5 3 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.22%) Solaris
5 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.88%) Data Validation
3 33 (13.47%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (12.65%) Migration
5 28 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (9.80%) Project Management
7 20 (8.16%) Test Strategy
8 19 (7.76%) Customer Requirements
8 19 (7.76%) Test Automation
8 19 (7.76%) Test Scripting
9 17 (6.94%) Decision-Making
10 16 (6.53%) DevOps
10 16 (6.53%) Scrum
11 15 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (5.71%) Data Migration
12 14 (5.71%) User Stories
13 13 (5.31%) Service Delivery
13 13 (5.31%) Test Planning
14 12 (4.90%) OO
14 12 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.55%) SQL
2 27 (11.02%) Java
3 11 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.49%) Python
4 8 (3.27%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.45%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.04%) ABAP
7 5 (2.04%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.04%) C
7 5 (2.04%) Java 8
8 4 (1.63%) C++
8 4 (1.63%) SAPscript
9 3 (1.22%) C#
9 3 (1.22%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.82%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.82%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.82%) PHP
10 2 (0.82%) VBA
11 1 (0.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 56 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 51 (20.82%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.94%) Degree
4 13 (5.31%) DV Cleared
4 13 (5.31%) ISEB
5 8 (3.27%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.45%) CCNP
7 6 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.22%) CCNA
8 3 (1.22%) JNCIA
8 3 (1.22%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.22%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.22%) PMP
9 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.82%) PhD
9 2 (0.82%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.41%) CISSP
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.80%) Data Quality
2 21 (8.57%) QA
3 7 (2.86%) SLA
4 5 (2.04%) GDPR
5 4 (1.63%) GxP
6 2 (0.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.82%) GAMP
6 2 (0.82%) PMO
6 2 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.41%) GMP
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.41%) MISRA
7 1 (0.41%) MISRA C
System Software
1 9 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.04%) Firmware
3 3 (1.22%) KVM
3 3 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.82%) BIND 9
4 2 (0.82%) Docker
4 2 (0.82%) HDFS
4 2 (0.82%) NFS
4 2 (0.82%) Postfix
5 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.41%) QEMU
5 1 (0.41%) Samba
5 1 (0.41%) vCloud
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.71%) SCCM
2 11 (4.49%) SCOM
3 8 (3.27%) HP ALM
3 8 (3.27%) SCVMM
4 7 (2.86%) Ansible
5 5 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.82%) Netcool
7 2 (0.82%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.82%) SCSM
8 1 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.41%) OpenView
8 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.41%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.41%) Salt
8 1 (0.41%) TeMIP
8 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (14.69%) SAP
2 33 (13.47%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.65%) Oracle
4 19 (7.76%) Cisco
5 16 (6.53%) Remedy
6 14 (5.71%) HP
7 10 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (4.08%) SolarWinds
8 9 (3.67%) EMC
8 9 (3.67%) Juniper
9 7 (2.86%) Dell
9 7 (2.86%) Nokia
10 6 (2.45%) LogRhythm
10 6 (2.45%) VMware
11 5 (2.04%) Ariba
11 5 (2.04%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.63%) Adobe
12 4 (1.63%) BMC
12 4 (1.63%) Cognos
12 4 (1.63%) Workday