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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 135 182 196
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +14
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 8 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 8
Average daily rate £550 £450 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £285 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £580 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £331 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +20.14%
Data Validation
London

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
2592 4109 4728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.05% 81.00% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 3217 3399
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 53
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.95 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (50.00%) Migration
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) Data Migration
5 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) PowerExchange
6 3 (18.75%) EMC Centera
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (18.75%) Korn
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (18.75%) OLAP
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
6 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (18.75%) ERwin
6 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) AIX
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
6 3 (18.75%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (18.75%) PowerExchange
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP FI
2 1 (6.25%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (6.25%) LatentZero
2 1 (6.25%) Markit EDM
2 1 (6.25%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) NAS
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) OLAP
2 3 (18.75%) OLTP
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (18.75%) PowerCenter
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) ERwin
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Informatica Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Data Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) EMC Centera
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) AIX
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (37.50%) Data Migration
4 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (18.75%) Data Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 3 (18.75%) ETL
5 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) High Availability
5 3 (18.75%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Data Reconciliation
6 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (12.50%) System Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C-shell
2 3 (18.75%) Korn
2 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) EMC
1 3 (18.75%) Informatica
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Siebel
2 2 (12.50%) WorldPay
2 2 (12.50%) Yardi
3 1 (6.25%) Actimize