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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 183 202 224
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +22
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 15 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.10% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.13% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£488 £450 £656
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £375 £641
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £671
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £185 £375
% change year-on-year
+35.13% -50.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £21.82 -
% change year-on-year
-47.29% -
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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
4335 4574 5722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.52% 77.34% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3443 3389 4251
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 72
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £35.00 £58.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) Validation
2 18 (64.29%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) Migration
3 11 (39.29%) Finance
4 10 (35.71%) Degree
5 9 (32.14%) Banking
6 7 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle
8 5 (17.86%) Data Quality
8 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
8 5 (17.86%) Data Mapping
8 5 (17.86%) Data Management
8 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 4 (14.29%) JIRA
9 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 4 (14.29%) MS Office
9 4 (14.29%) UNIX
9 4 (14.29%) ETL
10 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
10 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (10.71%) SAN
10 3 (10.71%) Informatica

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) LatentZero
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) thinkFolio
1 1 (3.57%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (3.57%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
1 3 (10.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (10.71%) PowerCenter
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (3.57%) Big Data
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (3.57%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (3.57%) QlikView
5 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Data Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Governance Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Informatica Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) MI Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Report Writer
7 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) J2EE
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) EMC Centera
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) UNIX
2 3 (10.71%) AIX
2 3 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Validation
2 11 (39.29%) Migration
3 7 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 7 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Data Management
4 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
4 5 (17.86%) Data Mapping
5 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.29%) ETL
6 3 (10.71%) System Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Data Governance
6 3 (10.71%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (7.14%) Change Management
7 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.71%) Korn
3 3 (10.71%) C-shell
3 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.57%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) COREP
2 1 (3.57%) FINREP
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (10.71%) EMC
2 3 (10.71%) Informatica
2 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.71%) WorldPay
3 2 (7.14%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) Cadence
3 2 (7.14%) Siebel
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Intel
4 1 (3.57%) Sybase
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Cognos
4 1 (3.57%) Actimize
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau
4 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.57%) ILOG