The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 488 502 492
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 95 63 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 32 52
Average daily rate
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£396 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £241 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £449 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-50.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 - £21.96
Data Validation
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 England

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

Data Validation Jobs Demand Trend in England

Data Validation
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Data Validation Daily Rate Trend in England

Data Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Data Validation Daily Rate Histogram in England

Data Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Data Validation Hourly Rate Trend in England

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +35 43 £450 +5.88% 5
South East -4 25 £185 -56.47% 4
South West -29 7 £225 - 1
West Midlands -12 6 £151 -59.66%
Yorkshire +2 3 £300 +9.09%
North West -11 3 £460 +41.53% 1
East of England -24 2 £150 -
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Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Validation
2 46 (25.56%) Finance
3 45 (25.00%) SQL
4 44 (24.44%) MS Excel
5 43 (23.89%) Migration
6 37 (20.56%) Data Modelling
7 36 (20.00%) Data Analysis
8 35 (19.44%) SAP
9 32 (17.78%) Scrum
10 31 (17.22%) Oracle
11 29 (16.11%) Data Migration
12 28 (15.56%) Integration Testing
12 28 (15.56%) Project Management
13 27 (15.00%) Java
14 26 (14.44%) HTML
14 26 (14.44%) XML
15 25 (13.89%) UNIX
16 24 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (13.33%) MySQL
17 23 (12.78%) MS Office
17 23 (12.78%) JUnit
17 23 (12.78%) XSD
17 23 (12.78%) CSS
17 23 (12.78%) JSP
17 23 (12.78%) B2C
17 23 (12.78%) Tomcat
17 23 (12.78%) E-Commerce
17 23 (12.78%) MVC
17 23 (12.78%) Unit Testing
17 23 (12.78%) Spring MVC

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 23 (12.78%) Tomcat
2 22 (12.22%) Confluence
3 4 (2.22%) Oracle Spatial
3 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.22%) SAS
3 4 (2.22%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.67%) CMS
5 2 (1.11%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.56%) Apache
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 44 (24.44%) MS Excel
2 23 (12.78%) MS Office
3 11 (6.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (6.11%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) SAP SD
1 5 (2.78%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.22%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.67%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.67%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.11%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (1.11%) Workday HCM
4 2 (1.11%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.56%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.44%) Internet
2 3 (1.67%) HTTP
3 2 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.56%) Firewall
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.33%) MySQL
2 20 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 20 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 18 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (9.44%) RDBMS
4 17 (9.44%) MS Access
5 11 (6.11%) SQL Server
5 11 (6.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (5.00%) BusinessObjects XI
8 8 (4.44%) Data Mining
9 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (2.22%) QlikView
11 4 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.67%) SQLPlus
12 3 (1.67%) Star Schema
12 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (1.11%) Big Data
13 2 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 23 (12.78%) JUnit
1 23 (12.78%) JIRA
2 22 (12.22%) Subversion
3 4 (2.22%) LSMW
3 4 (2.22%) Toad
4 1 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (25.56%) Finance
2 18 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.56%) Banking
4 7 (3.89%) Retail
5 3 (1.67%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.67%) Legal
5 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.11%) Marketing
6 2 (1.11%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 80 (44.44%) Analyst
2 35 (19.44%) Data Analyst
3 31 (17.22%) Developer
4 23 (12.78%) Hybris Developer
5 20 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 12 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 12 (6.67%) Coordinator
7 11 (6.11%) Consultant
8 10 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (5.00%) Integration Analyst
9 9 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
10 8 (4.44%) SAP Data Analyst
10 8 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.89%) PMO Analyst
12 6 (3.33%) Lead Developer
13 5 (2.78%) Information Analyst
13 5 (2.78%) SAP SD Analyst
14 4 (2.22%) QlikView Developer
14 4 (2.22%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.44%) HTML
1 26 (14.44%) XML
2 23 (12.78%) XSD
2 23 (12.78%) CSS
2 23 (12.78%) JSP
2 23 (12.78%) Spring MVC
2 23 (12.78%) jQuery
2 23 (12.78%) Ajax
2 23 (12.78%) Spring
3 4 (2.22%) ArcObjects
3 4 (2.22%) .NET
4 3 (1.67%) SOAP
4 3 (1.67%) Web Services
4 3 (1.67%) XSLT
4 3 (1.67%) HTML5
4 3 (1.67%) SAP PI
4 3 (1.67%) D3.js
5 2 (1.11%) BAPI
5 2 (1.11%) ODBC
5 2 (1.11%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 9 (5.00%) NHS
2 8 (4.44%) Data Conversion
3 7 (3.89%) Data Extraction
3 7 (3.89%) FMCG
3 7 (3.89%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.22%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.22%) Statistics
4 4 (2.22%) GIS
5 2 (1.11%) EPoS
5 2 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.56%) DTV
6 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.56%) Mashup
6 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.56%) Life Science
6 1 (0.56%) CMDB
6 1 (0.56%) Open Source
6 1 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.89%) UNIX
2 14 (7.78%) Windows
3 13 (7.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (100.00%) Validation
2 43 (23.89%) Migration
3 37 (20.56%) Data Modelling
4 36 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 32 (17.78%) Scrum
6 29 (16.11%) Data Migration
7 28 (15.56%) Integration Testing
7 28 (15.56%) Project Management
8 24 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (12.78%) B2C
9 23 (12.78%) E-Commerce
9 23 (12.78%) MVC
9 23 (12.78%) Unit Testing
9 23 (12.78%) SEO
10 22 (12.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (11.67%) Data Cleansing
12 20 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (10.56%) ETL
14 16 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (8.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 45 (25.00%) SQL
2 27 (15.00%) Java
3 18 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 12 (6.67%) VBA
5 5 (2.78%) VB
6 4 (2.22%) ABAP
6 4 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.67%) Python
8 2 (1.11%) C
8 2 (1.11%) C#
8 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.78%) Degree
2 5 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.67%) ECDL
4 2 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.11%) PMP
4 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.56%) HNC
5 1 (0.56%) HND
5 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 9 (5.00%) SLA
3 5 (2.78%) QA
4 2 (1.11%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.56%) GCP
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 35 (19.44%) SAP
2 31 (17.22%) Oracle
3 23 (12.78%) hybris
4 21 (11.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.11%) Informatica
6 9 (5.00%) Hyperion
7 8 (4.44%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.22%) ESRI
9 3 (1.67%) DataFlux
10 2 (1.11%) Omniture
10 2 (1.11%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.11%) Cognos
10 2 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.56%) BT
11 1 (0.56%) CA
11 1 (0.56%) HP
11 1 (0.56%) Dell
11 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.56%) Remedy
11 1 (0.56%) TIBCO
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