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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 489 502 447
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -55
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 90 81 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 37 35
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£285 £391 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.01% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £231 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £400 £281
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.12 £40.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.71% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.75 £40.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.87% +150.00%
Data Validation
UK

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
38871 38571 31935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.61% 75.29% 74.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24647 24360 19546
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1130 1000
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.25 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Validation across the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Data Validation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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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 +6 41 £325 -14.47% 9
South East -3 16 £250 -39.75% 2
North West -9 10 £290 -39.89% 2
East Midlands +4 6 £151 -
South West +7 5 £385 -
West Midlands -11 5 £425 +322.88%
East of England +11 4 £360 +15.20%
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Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 196 (100.00%) Validation
2 100 (51.02%) SQL
3 60 (30.61%) Migration
4 57 (29.08%) Data Analysis
5 44 (22.45%) Data Migration
5 44 (22.45%) Finance
6 33 (16.84%) SAP
6 33 (16.84%) ETL
7 32 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (14.29%) Data Modelling
8 28 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
9 27 (13.78%) QA
9 27 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (13.78%) Data Warehouse
10 26 (13.27%) Data Management
11 25 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (12.24%) MS Excel
13 23 (11.73%) Microsoft
14 20 (10.20%) Oracle
15 19 (9.69%) SQL Server
15 19 (9.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (8.67%) Analytics
18 16 (8.16%) Data Mapping
18 16 (8.16%) Security Cleared
18 16 (8.16%) Banking
18 16 (8.16%) Test Scripting
19 15 (7.65%) Project Management
19 15 (7.65%) Java

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 9 (4.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.08%) Confluence
2 8 (4.08%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.04%) SAS
4 2 (1.02%) CMS
4 2 (1.02%) Drupal
4 2 (1.02%) WordPress
5 1 (0.51%) Lync
5 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.51%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 24 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.10%) MS Office
3 8 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) FastStats
5 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (4.59%) SAP MM
2 6 (3.06%) SAP PP
2 6 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.02%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.02%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.02%) Primavera
3 2 (1.02%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.51%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.51%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.78%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (12.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (9.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (9.69%) SQL Server
4 13 (6.63%) MySQL
5 12 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (5.10%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.57%) QlikView
8 6 (3.06%) Data Mining
9 5 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.55%) SAP BW
10 4 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.53%) MS Access
12 2 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (6.12%) JIRA
2 10 (5.10%) Subversion
3 8 (4.08%) JUnit
4 6 (3.06%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (1.53%) LSMW
5 3 (1.53%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.51%) Maven
7 1 (0.51%) Selenium
7 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 44 (22.45%) Finance
2 16 (8.16%) Banking
3 5 (2.55%) Front Office
4 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.53%) Legal
5 3 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Automotive
6 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Military
7 1 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 103 (52.55%) Analyst
2 61 (31.12%) Data Analyst
3 24 (12.24%) Developer
4 18 (9.18%) Business Analyst
5 14 (7.14%) Data Manager
6 13 (6.63%) Consultant
6 13 (6.63%) SAP Analyst
7 12 (6.12%) SAP Data Analyst
7 12 (6.12%) Test Analyst
8 10 (5.10%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.10%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 10 (5.10%) Functional Analyst
9 9 (4.59%) SAP Functional Analyst
10 8 (4.08%) Hybris Developer
10 8 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.57%) Data Administrator
12 6 (3.06%) Administrator
12 6 (3.06%) Tester
12 6 (3.06%) Data Migration Manager
13 5 (2.55%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.65%) XML
2 10 (5.10%) XSD
2 10 (5.10%) HTML
2 10 (5.10%) CSS
2 10 (5.10%) Ajax
2 10 (5.10%) jQuery
3 9 (4.59%) Spring
4 8 (4.08%) Spring MVC
4 8 (4.08%) JSP
5 6 (3.06%) ODBC
6 5 (2.55%) Web Services
6 5 (2.55%) .NET
7 3 (1.53%) Jinja
8 2 (1.02%) HTML5
8 2 (1.02%) CSS3
8 2 (1.02%) XHTML
9 1 (0.51%) Middleware
9 1 (0.51%) XUL
9 1 (0.51%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.51%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.14%) Data Conversion
3 10 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.59%) NHS
5 8 (4.08%) Data Integration
6 7 (3.57%) iPad
7 6 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.55%) Replication
9 4 (2.04%) Data Extraction
9 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.04%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.04%) FMCG
10 3 (1.53%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.53%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.53%) Derivative
10 3 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.53%) Statistics
11 2 (1.02%) Mathematics
11 2 (1.02%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.63%) UNIX
2 10 (5.10%) Windows
3 9 (4.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (100.00%) Validation
2 60 (30.61%) Migration
3 57 (29.08%) Data Analysis
4 44 (22.45%) Data Migration
5 33 (16.84%) ETL
6 28 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 28 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
7 27 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (13.27%) Data Management
9 19 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (8.67%) Analytics
12 16 (8.16%) Data Mapping
12 16 (8.16%) Test Scripting
13 15 (7.65%) Project Management
14 14 (7.14%) Workflow
14 14 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (7.14%) Data Governance
15 12 (6.12%) Data Transformation
15 12 (6.12%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (51.02%) SQL
2 15 (7.65%) Java
3 13 (6.63%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.55%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.53%) Perl
5 3 (1.53%) Python
5 3 (1.53%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.53%) C
5 3 (1.53%) C#
6 2 (1.02%) C++
6 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.02%) Ruby
6 2 (1.02%) PHP
6 2 (1.02%) VBA
7 1 (0.51%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.51%) Jython
7 1 (0.51%) VB
7 1 (0.51%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 16 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.12%) Degree
2 12 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.57%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.04%) ISEB
5 3 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.78%) QA
2 10 (5.10%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.02%) COREP
3 2 (1.02%) FINREP
4 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.51%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 6 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (16.84%) SAP
2 23 (11.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.20%) Oracle
4 14 (7.14%) Business Objects
5 10 (5.10%) HP
6 9 (4.59%) Citrix
7 8 (4.08%) hybris
8 6 (3.06%) Talend
9 5 (2.55%) Google
9 5 (2.55%) Siebel
10 3 (1.53%) Informatica
10 3 (1.53%) Cadence
11 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.51%) ESRI
12 1 (0.51%) Facebook
12 1 (0.51%) Twitter
12 1 (0.51%) WorldPay
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