Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 147 133
Rank change year-on-year -33 -14 +11
Contract jobs citing Validation 206 281 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.33% 1.68% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.97% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 138 142
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.02% +23.93%
10th Percentile £313 £231 £265
90th Percentile £565 £550 £573
England median daily rate £463 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +2.78% +3.21% +9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 11
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £45.10 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.86% +6.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £23.85 £36.08 £35.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £44.00 £41.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year +7.32% +11.56% -5.77%

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 13,496 14,271 12,902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.09% 85.14% 83.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,163 8,414 7,478
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £281 £260
90th Percentile £604 £588 £565
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 437 521
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £21.00 £22.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.62% -6.75% -16.59%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.38%

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 24 April 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

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Thames Valley -18 86 £425 - 15
Berkshire -40 59 £438 +2.94% 8
Hampshire -27 56 £388 -7.46% 12
Surrey +24 37 £489 -2.30% 6
Buckinghamshire +13 20 £425 +7.59% 2
West Sussex +3 15 £540 +28.57% 3
Oxfordshire +35 7 £370 +34.55% 5
East Sussex -17 4 £400 -20.00% 1
Middlesex +12 1 - -
Kent -3 1 £475 -5.00% 2
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 58 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (27.67%) Finance
3 40 (19.42%) Data Validation
4 37 (17.96%) SAP
5 35 (16.99%) SQL
6 33 (16.02%) Project Management
7 31 (15.05%) Java
8 30 (14.56%) Scrum
8 30 (14.56%) SDLC
9 28 (13.59%) JIRA
10 26 (12.62%) ERP
11 25 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (11.65%) Oracle
12 24 (11.65%) Migration
13 23 (11.17%) Linux
14 22 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (10.19%) DevOps
15 21 (10.19%) Windows
15 21 (10.19%) Security Cleared
15 21 (10.19%) Test Scripting
16 20 (9.71%) Data Quality
17 19 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
17 19 (9.22%) Microsoft Excel
18 18 (8.74%) Unix
18 18 (8.74%) SC Cleared
18 18 (8.74%) Data Migration
18 18 (8.74%) Data Governance
19 17 (8.25%) ITIL
19 17 (8.25%) Python
19 17 (8.25%) SAP S/4HANA

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 16 (7.77%) WebLogic
2 13 (6.31%) SAS
3 12 (5.83%) Confluence
4 9 (4.37%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (4.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (3.88%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.46%) IIS
6 3 (1.46%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.46%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.97%) Apache
7 2 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.97%) GemFire
7 2 (0.97%) nginx
8 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (9.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (8.25%) SAP S/4HANA
2 15 (7.28%) SAP MDG
3 9 (4.37%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (2.91%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (1.94%) SAP ERP
5 4 (1.94%) SAP MM
6 3 (1.46%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (1.46%) SAP R/3
6 3 (1.46%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.97%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.97%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.49%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.49%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.49%) SAP MDG-S
8 1 (0.49%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.49%) SAP WM
8 1 (0.49%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.31%) SaaS
2 11 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.37%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 5 (2.43%) Office 365
6 2 (0.97%) Boomi
6 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.97%) GitHub
6 2 (0.97%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.97%) PaaS
6 2 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.49%) G Suite
7 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.88%) Firewall
2 4 (1.94%) Internet
2 4 (1.94%) Wireless
3 3 (1.46%) 4G
3 3 (1.46%) BGP
3 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
3 3 (1.46%) LAN
3 3 (1.46%) MPLS
3 3 (1.46%) NAS
3 3 (1.46%) SNMP
3 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.46%) Value-Added Service
3 3 (1.46%) VLAN
3 3 (1.46%) VXLAN
3 3 (1.46%) WAN
4 2 (0.97%) 5G
4 2 (0.97%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (0.97%) Multicast
4 2 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.97%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.83%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.37%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (4.37%) Oracle Database 12c
2 9 (4.37%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.88%) NoSQL
4 7 (3.40%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 6 (2.91%) Big Data
5 6 (2.91%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.91%) SAP BW
6 5 (2.43%) Power BI
7 4 (1.94%) Base SAS
7 4 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.94%) MySQL
7 4 (1.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (13.59%) JIRA
2 16 (7.77%) Git (software)
3 14 (6.80%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (4.37%) Maven
4 9 (4.37%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (4.37%) Subversion
5 7 (3.40%) Eclipse
5 7 (3.40%) Selenium
6 6 (2.91%) LSMW
7 5 (2.43%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.94%) JMeter
8 4 (1.94%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.94%) Toad
9 3 (1.46%) git-flow
10 2 (0.97%) Gatling
10 2 (0.97%) IntelliJ
10 2 (0.97%) JUnit
10 2 (0.97%) Sikuli
General
1 57 (27.67%) Finance
2 15 (7.28%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.80%) Manufacturing
4 12 (5.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (4.37%) Retail
6 7 (3.40%) Banking
7 5 (2.43%) Back Office
8 4 (1.94%) Legal
9 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.97%) Billing
9 2 (0.97%) Electronics
9 2 (0.97%) Military
10 1 (0.49%) Avionics
10 1 (0.49%) Marketing
10 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (26.21%) Analyst
2 31 (15.05%) Developer
3 21 (10.19%) Consultant
4 15 (7.28%) Test Analyst
5 14 (6.80%) Business Analyst
6 13 (6.31%) SAP Consultant
7 12 (5.83%) Architect
7 12 (5.83%) Data Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Data Consultant
8 10 (4.85%) Functional Consultant
8 10 (4.85%) SAP Data Consultant
8 10 (4.85%) SAP Functional Consultant
9 9 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) SAP MDG Consultant
10 8 (3.88%) Master Data Consultant
10 8 (3.88%) Product Owner
10 8 (3.88%) SAP Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) SAP Master Data Consultant
11 7 (3.40%) Test Engineer
12 6 (2.91%) SAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.34%) XML
2 9 (4.37%) HTML
2 9 (4.37%) JSON
3 7 (3.40%) Spring
3 7 (3.40%) Web Services
4 6 (2.91%) SAP Fiori
5 5 (2.43%) Akka
5 5 (2.43%) BAPI
5 5 (2.43%) Node.js
5 5 (2.43%) SAP Smart Forms
5 5 (2.43%) SAPUI5
5 5 (2.43%) Web Dynpro
5 5 (2.43%) XHTML
6 4 (1.94%) .NET
6 4 (1.94%) RESTful
6 4 (1.94%) SAP ALE
7 3 (1.46%) Java EE
7 3 (1.46%) Middleware
8 2 (0.97%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.37%) User Experience
5 7 (3.40%) Algorithms
6 6 (2.91%) Replication
7 5 (2.43%) Taxonomies
8 4 (1.94%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.94%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.46%) CMDB
9 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.46%) Frameworx
9 3 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.46%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.46%) Robotics
9 3 (1.46%) TM Forum
10 2 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.97%) Life Science
10 2 (0.97%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.97%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.17%) Linux
2 21 (10.19%) Windows
3 18 (8.74%) Unix
4 9 (4.37%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (1.46%) Solaris
5 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.49%) VMS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (28.16%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (19.42%) Data Validation
3 33 (16.02%) Project Management
4 30 (14.56%) Scrum
4 30 (14.56%) SDLC
5 26 (12.62%) ERP
6 25 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (11.65%) Migration
8 21 (10.19%) DevOps
8 21 (10.19%) Test Scripting
9 19 (9.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (8.74%) Data Governance
10 18 (8.74%) Data Migration
11 17 (8.25%) ITIL
12 16 (7.77%) Change Management
12 16 (7.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (7.77%) Data Analysis
12 16 (7.77%) Service Delivery
13 15 (7.28%) Data Modelling
13 15 (7.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 35 (16.99%) SQL
2 31 (15.05%) Java
3 17 (8.25%) Python
4 8 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.40%) VB
6 6 (2.91%) C++
7 5 (2.43%) ABAP
7 5 (2.43%) C
7 5 (2.43%) Java 8
7 5 (2.43%) SAPscript
8 4 (1.94%) SAS Macro
9 3 (1.46%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.46%) VBA
10 2 (0.97%) R
10 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.49%) C#
11 1 (0.49%) ES6
11 1 (0.49%) Fortran
11 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.77%) Degree
4 11 (5.34%) ISEB
5 7 (3.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.91%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.43%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.94%) CCNP
8 4 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.46%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.97%) CCNA
10 2 (0.97%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.97%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.97%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.49%) NVQ Level 3
11 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.71%) Data Quality
2 14 (6.80%) QA
3 4 (1.94%) SLA
4 2 (0.97%) GCP
4 2 (0.97%) GLP
4 2 (0.97%) GMP
4 2 (0.97%) GxP
4 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.49%) GAMP
5 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.46%) BIND 9
2 3 (1.46%) KVM
2 3 (1.46%) NFS
2 3 (1.46%) Postfix
3 2 (0.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (5.83%) Ansible
2 3 (1.46%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.97%) Netcool
4 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (17.96%) SAP
2 24 (11.65%) Oracle
3 15 (7.28%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.85%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (4.37%) Cisco
6 7 (3.40%) BMC
6 7 (3.40%) Dell
7 6 (2.91%) hybris
7 6 (2.91%) Remedy
8 5 (2.43%) Adobe
8 5 (2.43%) Ariba
8 5 (2.43%) Baan
8 5 (2.43%) EMC
8 5 (2.43%) Workday
9 4 (1.94%) DataFlux
9 4 (1.94%) HP
9 4 (1.94%) UiPath
9 4 (1.94%) webMethods
10 3 (1.46%) Tableau
10 3 (1.46%) Talend