The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 193 214 207
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 6 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.041% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.054% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £656 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +38.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £641 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £671 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-50.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 - £21.96
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4443 5510 5867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.32% 76.01% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3296 4117 4370
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Data Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Data Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Validation across the City of London region.

Data Validation Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Data Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Validation across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Data Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Data Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation across the City of London region.

Data Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Data Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Validation.

1 18 (100.00%) Validation
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
3 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Oracle
3 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 6 (33.33%) SAP
4 6 (33.33%) Hyperion
4 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 6 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
4 6 (33.33%) FMCG
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 5 (27.78%) Business Objects
5 5 (27.78%) Analytics
6 4 (22.22%) MS Office
6 4 (22.22%) ETL
6 4 (22.22%) MS Access
6 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (22.22%) VBA
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Release Management
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (16.67%) Scrum

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Data Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Data Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP CO
2 1 (5.56%) SAP SD
2 1 (5.56%) SAP MM
2 1 (5.56%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
1 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
3 4 (22.22%) MS Access
3 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
5 2 (11.11%) Star Schema
6 1 (5.56%) Big Data
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
6 1 (5.56%) DB2
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) SAP CO Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Business Objects Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Integration Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SAP Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) SAP SD Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) FMCG
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Data Conversion
3 1 (5.56%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Validation
2 7 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 5 (27.78%) Analytics
5 4 (22.22%) ETL
6 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 3 (16.67%) Release Management
7 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 2 (11.11%) Data Management
7 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
8 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Data Reconciliation
8 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
8 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) PL/SQL
3 4 (22.22%) VBA
4 2 (11.11%) VB
4 2 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ECDL
1 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) SAP
2 6 (33.33%) Hyperion
3 5 (27.78%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.56%) Informatica
4 1 (5.56%) Teradata