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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 197 220 215
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 6 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.070% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.091% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 11
Average daily rate
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£450 £638 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £394 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £668 £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 3
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
4486 5485 6015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.96% 76.61% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3366 4051 4450
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 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 92
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% -19.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.97 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £53.75 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (50.00%) SAP
2 6 (50.00%) FMCG
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (33.33%) ETL
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Mapping
5 2 (16.67%) SAP CO
5 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (16.67%) Star Schema
5 2 (16.67%) VB
5 2 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) Java
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (8.33%) DB2
6 1 (8.33%) Informatica
6 1 (8.33%) NHS
6 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
6 1 (8.33%) SAP MM

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP CO
2 1 (8.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (8.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (8.33%) SAP PP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (16.67%) Star Schema
3 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (8.33%) DB2
4 1 (8.33%) Big Data
4 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Technical Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) SAP Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) SAP CO Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) ETL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP Functional Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAP SD Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) FMCG
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Data Conversion
3 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (8.33%) People Management
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) VB
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ECDL
1 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Informatica
2 1 (8.33%) Teradata
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle