Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 130 138
Rank change year-on-year -26 +8 -30
Contract jobs citing Validation 265 288 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 1.77% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 2.14% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 168 123
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +7.84%
10th Percentile £307 £240 £206
90th Percentile £550 £579 £500
England median daily rate £450 £413 £405
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 18
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +71.03% -21.11%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.00 £10.48
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.38 £58.25
England median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +5.63%

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 13981 13449 15605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.89% 82.47% 80.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8430 8064 9385
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +3.14% +6.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £571 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 543 624
South East median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.92% -6.02% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £11.31
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.44 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% +11.09% +15.79%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -27 125 £451 +12.64% 13
Berkshire -4 93 £475 +39.71% 7
Hampshire +8 84 £400 -11.11% 3
Surrey -20 29 £463 +8.82% 3
Buckinghamshire -42 24 £425 +3.66%
West Sussex +1 20 £389 -5.70% 1
Oxfordshire -2 8 £275 -38.89% 6
Middlesex 0 2 £515 +14.44%
Kent -10 2 - - 2
East Sussex +2 1 £450 +38.46%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 50 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 49 (18.49%) SQL
3 45 (16.98%) QA
4 41 (15.47%) Migration
5 40 (15.09%) Degree
6 39 (14.72%) SC Cleared
7 38 (14.34%) SAP
8 34 (12.83%) Linux
9 33 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (11.70%) Oracle
11 30 (11.32%) ETL
12 29 (10.94%) Java
12 29 (10.94%) Unit Testing
13 28 (10.57%) User Acceptance Testing
14 27 (10.19%) ITIL
14 27 (10.19%) Finance
15 25 (9.43%) Windows
15 25 (9.43%) Data Validation
15 25 (9.43%) Virtual Team
16 24 (9.06%) Performance Tuning
16 24 (9.06%) PowerShell
16 24 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (9.06%) SQL Server
16 24 (9.06%) Red Hat
16 24 (9.06%) Telecoms
17 23 (8.68%) Scrum
17 23 (8.68%) J2EE
17 23 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (8.30%) Unix
18 22 (8.30%) Data Modelling

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 19 (7.17%) Apache Spark
2 18 (6.79%) Tomcat
3 17 (6.42%) Apache
4 13 (4.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (4.91%) GemFire
5 12 (4.53%) WebSphere
6 8 (3.02%) Confluence
7 6 (2.26%) Apache Pig
7 6 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.51%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.51%) Smallworld
9 4 (1.51%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.13%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.13%) IIS
10 3 (1.13%) nginx
10 3 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.75%) Documentum
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.38%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (5.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (2.64%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.89%) Simulink
5 3 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.38%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 13 (4.91%) SAP MM
2 7 (2.64%) SAP APO
2 7 (2.64%) SAP ERP
3 6 (2.26%) SAP MDG
3 6 (2.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.89%) SAP MDM
5 4 (1.51%) Maximo
6 2 (0.75%) iTrent
6 2 (0.75%) Lawson
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.75%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.75%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.75%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.38%) HFM
7 1 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.38%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.38%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.42%) PaaS
2 16 (6.04%) GitHub
3 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.51%) Office 365
6 3 (1.13%) SaaS
6 3 (1.13%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.75%) npm
8 1 (0.38%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.38%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.91%) LTE
1 13 (4.91%) SAN
2 12 (4.53%) 4G
3 11 (4.15%) Wireless
4 10 (3.77%) Internet
5 9 (3.40%) Firewall
6 7 (2.64%) HTTP
6 7 (2.64%) VoLTE
7 6 (2.26%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (2.26%) IPv6
8 5 (1.89%) 3G
8 5 (1.89%) DHCP
8 5 (1.89%) IPv4
8 5 (1.89%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.51%) 3GPP
9 4 (1.51%) Broadband
9 4 (1.51%) VoWiFi
10 3 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.13%) MQTT
10 3 (1.13%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.55%) Hadoop
3 19 (7.17%) Apache Hive
3 19 (7.17%) Big Data
3 19 (7.17%) HBase
4 18 (6.79%) SAP Data Services
5 13 (4.91%) OLTP
6 11 (4.15%) SAP BW
7 10 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.26%) Sqoop
10 5 (1.89%) GIS
10 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (1.51%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.13%) MS Access
12 3 (1.13%) MySQL
12 3 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.13%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (7.92%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.42%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.28%) Gradle
3 14 (5.28%) JUnit
4 13 (4.91%) IntelliJ
4 13 (4.91%) LSMW
5 9 (3.40%) AdminStudio
5 9 (3.40%) MSI
6 6 (2.26%) CANoe
6 6 (2.26%) JIRA
6 6 (2.26%) Maven
6 6 (2.26%) Protractor
7 5 (1.89%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.13%) GitLab
8 3 (1.13%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.13%) Subversion
9 2 (0.75%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.75%) webpack
General
1 27 (10.19%) Finance
2 24 (9.06%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (3.77%) Automotive
5 8 (3.02%) Marketing
6 7 (2.64%) Billing
7 6 (2.26%) Retail
8 4 (1.51%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.51%) Back Office
8 4 (1.51%) Banking
8 4 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.13%) Electronics
9 3 (1.13%) Front Office
10 2 (0.75%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.75%) Legal
11 1 (0.38%) Avionics
11 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (18.11%) Analyst
2 40 (15.09%) Architect
3 33 (12.45%) Developer
4 18 (6.79%) Consultant
4 18 (6.79%) Java Developer
5 11 (4.15%) Technical Architect
6 10 (3.77%) Data Consultant
6 10 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
6 10 (3.77%) Test Analyst
7 9 (3.40%) Data Analyst
7 9 (3.40%) Designer
7 9 (3.40%) SAP Consultant
8 8 (3.02%) SAP Data Consultant
8 8 (3.02%) Test Manager
9 7 (2.64%) Big Data Developer
9 7 (2.64%) Senior Developer
9 7 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (2.64%) Test Engineer
9 7 (2.64%) Validation Engineer
10 6 (2.26%) SAP Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.68%) J2EE
2 20 (7.55%) Middleware
2 20 (7.55%) RESTful
2 20 (7.55%) Spring
3 19 (7.17%) Kafka
4 16 (6.04%) Spring Boot
5 15 (5.66%) JSON
6 14 (5.28%) Spring Integration
7 13 (4.91%) AngularJS
7 13 (4.91%) Apache Camel
7 13 (4.91%) Spark Streaming
7 13 (4.91%) XML
8 12 (4.53%) REST
9 10 (3.77%) CSS
9 10 (3.77%) HTML
10 8 (3.02%) .NET
11 7 (2.64%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.64%) Hibernate
11 7 (2.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.43%) Virtual Team
2 23 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.28%) Linux Command Line
3 14 (5.28%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.28%) Replication
4 10 (3.77%) User Experience
5 9 (3.40%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.64%) Clustering
7 6 (2.26%) AS400
7 6 (2.26%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.89%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.13%) CMDB
9 3 (1.13%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (1.13%) FMCG
9 3 (1.13%) Infotainment
9 3 (1.13%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.75%) CCTV
10 2 (0.75%) Derivative
10 2 (0.75%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (12.83%) Linux
2 25 (9.43%) Windows
3 24 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (8.30%) Unix
5 10 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.40%) AIX
6 9 (3.40%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.02%) Solaris
8 7 (2.64%) Windows Server
9 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.38%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (15.47%) Migration
2 33 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (11.32%) ETL
4 29 (10.94%) Unit Testing
5 28 (10.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (10.19%) ITIL
7 25 (9.43%) Data Validation
8 24 (9.06%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (8.68%) Scrum
10 22 (8.30%) Data Migration
10 22 (8.30%) Data Modelling
10 22 (8.30%) System Testing
11 21 (7.92%) Analytics
11 21 (7.92%) TDD
12 20 (7.55%) Test Scripting
13 19 (7.17%) Data Cleansing
13 19 (7.17%) MapReduce
14 18 (6.79%) ERP
14 18 (6.79%) Test Automation
15 17 (6.42%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.49%) SQL
2 29 (10.94%) Java
3 24 (9.06%) PowerShell
4 22 (8.30%) Shell Script
5 12 (4.53%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.02%) C#
6 8 (3.02%) Korn
6 8 (3.02%) Python
7 7 (2.64%) T-SQL
8 6 (2.26%) C
8 6 (2.26%) C++
8 6 (2.26%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.13%) Apex Code
9 3 (1.13%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.75%) Perl
11 1 (0.38%) ABAP
11 1 (0.38%) C-shell
11 1 (0.38%) VB
11 1 (0.38%) VBA
11 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.09%) Degree
3 39 (14.72%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.91%) ISTQB
5 8 (3.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.64%) ISEB
6 7 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.26%) PMI Certification
7 6 (2.26%) PMP
8 5 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.51%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.13%) CCNP
10 3 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.13%) CISSP
11 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.75%) MCITP
11 2 (0.75%) MCSE
11 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (16.98%) QA
2 15 (5.66%) Data Quality
3 11 (4.15%) GxP
4 9 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (1.89%) ISO 26262
6 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (1.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (1.13%) PMO
8 2 (0.75%) P3O
8 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.75%) TickIT
9 1 (0.38%) GAMP
9 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (7.17%) HDFS
2 13 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 13 (4.91%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (3.02%) Oracle Clusterware
3 8 (3.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 7 (2.64%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.26%) Apache Flume
6 5 (1.89%) Docker
7 3 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.75%) Firmware
8 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.38%) Xen
9 1 (0.38%) XenApp
9 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (6.79%) SCCM
2 8 (3.02%) SCOM
2 8 (3.02%) SCVMM
2 8 (3.02%) Tivoli
2 8 (3.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (2.64%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (2.26%) Ansible
4 6 (2.26%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.13%) Rundeck
5 3 (1.13%) Salt
5 3 (1.13%) Terraform
6 2 (0.75%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.38%) QRadar
7 1 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 38 (14.34%) SAP
2 31 (11.70%) Oracle
3 24 (9.06%) Red Hat
4 20 (7.55%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.28%) Remedy
6 13 (4.91%) IBM
7 10 (3.77%) HP
7 10 (3.77%) Motorola
8 9 (3.40%) Cisco
9 8 (3.02%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (3.02%) VMware
10 6 (2.26%) Cloudera
10 6 (2.26%) Hortonworks
10 6 (2.26%) Tableau
11 5 (1.89%) Huawei
12 4 (1.51%) Citrix
12 4 (1.51%) Ericsson
12 4 (1.51%) Nokia
13 3 (1.13%) Lotus
13 3 (1.13%) Siemens