Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 107 102
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 -15
Contract jobs citing Validation 30 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.07% 1.09% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.30% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 26
Surrey median daily rate £463 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% +12.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £363 £218 £325
90th Percentile £580 £474 £438
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £379
% change year-on-year - +5.54% +10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Surrey median hourly rate £15.00 £32.88 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.37% - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £25.68
% change year-on-year +11.76% +65.53% -18.49%

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2324 1917 2234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.18% 83.42% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1667 1269 1373
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +7.33%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £285
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 84 51
Surrey median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +5.69%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.76 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -11.54% -2.26% +52.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

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 6 months to 24 November 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Surrey over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Woking +1 6 £375 -16.67%
Sunbury-on-Thames - 6 £580 -
Leatherhead -1 5 £500 +48.15% 1
Staines +9 2 £450 -
Guildford -3 2 - - 3
Weybridge +14 1 - -
Validation
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) SAP
3 7 (23.33%) Automotive
3 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
3 7 (23.33%) SAP Data Services
4 6 (20.00%) CANoe
4 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) SAP BW
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (16.67%) C++
5 5 (16.67%) Java
5 5 (16.67%) J2EE
5 5 (16.67%) XML
5 5 (16.67%) Python
5 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (16.67%) MATLAB
5 5 (16.67%) Simulink
5 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
5 5 (16.67%) Information Management
5 5 (16.67%) ISO 26262
5 5 (16.67%) HDFS
5 5 (16.67%) Apache Spark
5 5 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (16.67%) Apache Hive
5 5 (16.67%) MapReduce
5 5 (16.67%) Tableau
5 5 (16.67%) HBase
5 5 (16.67%) Big Data
5 5 (16.67%) Hortonworks

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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 5 (16.67%) Apache Pig
1 5 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 2 (6.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (16.67%) Simulink
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) iTrent
1 2 (6.67%) Lawson
1 2 (6.67%) SAP PM
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) ATM
2 2 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) IPv6
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SAP Data Services
2 6 (20.00%) SAP BW
3 5 (16.67%) Apache Hive
3 5 (16.67%) Big Data
3 5 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 5 (16.67%) HBase
3 5 (16.67%) Sqoop
4 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (6.67%) MS Access
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) CANoe
2 1 (3.33%) Axure RP
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Automotive
3 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (3.33%) Billing
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Software Validation Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Software Verification Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Validation Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Verification Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Data Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Data Migration Lead
4 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Manufacturing Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Financial Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.33%) SysML Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Test Assurance Manager
5 1 (3.33%) UAT Lead
5 1 (3.33%) UAT Manager
5 1 (3.33%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) J2EE
1 5 (16.67%) Kafka
1 5 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (6.67%) e-Learning
2 2 (6.67%) Learning Management System
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (16.67%) Analytics
3 5 (16.67%) Information Management
3 5 (16.67%) MapReduce
4 4 (13.33%) Data Validation
4 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) Visualisation
5 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (6.67%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (6.67%) ERP
6 2 (6.67%) ITSM
6 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C++
2 5 (16.67%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) MATLAB
2 5 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO 26262
2 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.33%) GAMP
3 1 (3.33%) GxP
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Apache Flume
1 5 (16.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) SAP
2 5 (16.67%) Cloudera
2 5 (16.67%) Hortonworks
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Tableau
3 2 (6.67%) Sage
3 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.67%) Workday
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) BMC
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow