The median contractor rate for a Validation Consultant was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation Consultant
UK
Rank 583 638 619
Rank change year-on-year +55 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Validation Consultant 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.011% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.012% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £600 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% +7.59%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £395
% change year-on-year - +7.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Validation Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Validation Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Validation Consultant in the UK

Validation Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation Consultant in the UK

Validation Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation Consultant in the UK

Validation Consultant
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 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
England +33 9 £600 +41.17% 1
London +41 8 £600 +33.33% 1
Brentford - 2 - -
South East +17 1 - -
Inverness - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -

Validation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Validation Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Validation Consultant in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Validation
2 11 (64.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (58.82%) GMP
3 10 (58.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 10 (58.82%) Quality Management
4 9 (52.94%) GAP Analysis
4 9 (52.94%) Document Management
4 9 (52.94%) System Testing
4 9 (52.94%) QMS
4 9 (52.94%) Change Control
5 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
6 6 (35.29%) FMCG
7 3 (17.65%) ERP
7 3 (17.65%) SAP
8 2 (11.76%) Python
8 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (11.76%) Web Analytics
8 2 (11.76%) Statistics
8 2 (11.76%) Marketing
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (11.76%) Big Data
8 2 (11.76%) Analytics
8 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
8 2 (11.76%) SAP ERP
8 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk
9 1 (5.88%) Market Risk
9 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing

Validation Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (5.88%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP ERP
2 1 (5.88%) BPCS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
General
1 11 (64.71%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) FMCG
2 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk
3 1 (5.88%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Validation
2 10 (58.82%) Quality Management
3 9 (52.94%) Change Control
3 9 (52.94%) Document Management
3 9 (52.94%) GAP Analysis
3 9 (52.94%) QMS
3 9 (52.94%) System Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Manual Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) ERP
6 2 (11.76%) Analytics
6 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
6 2 (11.76%) Statistics
6 2 (11.76%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (11.76%) Web Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) SDLC
7 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 10 (58.82%) GMP
2 1 (5.88%) GAMP
2 1 (5.88%) GxP
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
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