The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 22 June 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 79 77
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.62% 1.25% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.48% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 11
Median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £467 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +18.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.29 £27.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.23% +101.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +12.14%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1059 1082 1016
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 85.96% 84.20% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 721 582
Median daily rate £425 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 55 24
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Surrey over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Surrey

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Surrey

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Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Woking +5 8 £453 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £215 -
Staines +6 2 - -
Weybridge +13 1 - -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Validation.

1 15 (42.86%) QA
2 11 (31.43%) Life Science
2 11 (31.43%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (25.71%) Remedy
4 8 (22.86%) GxP
4 8 (22.86%) IRCA
4 8 (22.86%) AIX
5 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 7 (20.00%) Degree
5 7 (20.00%) Logistics
6 6 (17.14%) Finance
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 5 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
8 4 (11.43%) Workday
8 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
8 4 (11.43%) Marketing
8 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
9 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
9 3 (8.57%) SLA
9 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
9 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (8.57%) Billing
9 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.86%) Simulink
3 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.86%) Actimize
2 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.86%) LTE
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.86%) OLAP
1 1 (2.86%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
1 2 (5.71%) NeoLoad
1 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (31.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 4 (11.43%) Marketing
4 3 (8.57%) Billing
5 2 (5.71%) Electronics
6 1 (2.86%) Banking
6 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Security Specialist
3 5 (14.29%) IT Security Specialist
4 4 (11.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Quality Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Test Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) QA Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) ActiveX
1 1 (2.86%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Life Science
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) AIX
2 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Logistics
1 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 5 (14.29%) Project Management
2 5 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
3 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Demand Management
4 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Password Management
5 2 (5.71%) QMS
5 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.71%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) VBA
2 1 (2.86%) C++
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
2 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) IRCA
2 7 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (42.86%) QA
2 8 (22.86%) GxP
3 3 (8.57%) PMO
3 3 (8.57%) SLA
4 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.86%) GAMP
4 1 (2.86%) ISO 26262
4 1 (2.86%) MISRA
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Remedy
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Workday
4 2 (5.71%) HP
4 2 (5.71%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) BMC
5 1 (2.86%) Infor