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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 496 495 506
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 92 63 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 38
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£353 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £289 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £375 £308
% change year-on-year
-50.66% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £19.91 - £22.14
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 - £22.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 - £21.96
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
38886 35393 38358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.51% 74.47% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24707 22275 22626
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1010 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.54% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +10 41 £475 +26.66% 4
South East +8 22 £185 -56.47% 1
South West -27 8 £225 - 2
West Midlands -15 6 £153 -59.33% 1
North West -4 4 £375 +22.95%
Yorkshire +5 3 £275 - 1
East of England - 2 £150 - 1
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Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Validation
2 42 (24.56%) Finance
3 41 (23.98%) SQL
3 41 (23.98%) Data Modelling
4 40 (23.39%) MS Excel
4 40 (23.39%) Migration
5 34 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (18.13%) SAP
7 29 (16.96%) Data Analysis
8 28 (16.37%) Project Management
9 27 (15.79%) HTML
9 27 (15.79%) Java
9 27 (15.79%) Scrum
9 27 (15.79%) Integration Testing
10 26 (15.20%) XML
11 25 (14.62%) Oracle
11 25 (14.62%) UNIX
11 25 (14.62%) Data Migration
12 24 (14.04%) JIRA
12 24 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (14.04%) MySQL
13 23 (13.45%) JUnit
13 23 (13.45%) XSD
13 23 (13.45%) CSS
13 23 (13.45%) JSP
13 23 (13.45%) E-Commerce
13 23 (13.45%) Tomcat
13 23 (13.45%) B2C
13 23 (13.45%) MVC
13 23 (13.45%) Ajax

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (13.45%) Tomcat
2 22 (12.87%) Confluence
3 5 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.34%) SAS
4 4 (2.34%) ArcGIS
4 4 (2.34%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (1.75%) CMS
6 2 (1.17%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.58%) IIS
7 1 (0.58%) Apache
7 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 40 (23.39%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.53%) MS Office
3 12 (7.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (7.02%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) SAP SD
2 4 (2.34%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.75%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.75%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.17%) SAP PP
4 2 (1.17%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (1.17%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.58%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.92%) Internet
2 2 (1.17%) HTTP
2 2 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.58%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.04%) MySQL
1 24 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (8.19%) MS Access
3 12 (7.02%) Oracle Reports
3 12 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (7.02%) Oracle Database
4 11 (6.43%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 8 (4.68%) Data Mining
6 8 (4.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.09%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.92%) QlikView
10 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.75%) Star Schema
11 3 (1.75%) SQLPlus
12 2 (1.17%) PowerCenter
12 2 (1.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (14.04%) JIRA
2 23 (13.45%) JUnit
3 22 (12.87%) Subversion
4 4 (2.34%) Toad
5 3 (1.75%) LSMW
6 1 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (24.56%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.85%) Banking
4 6 (3.51%) Retail
5 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.17%) Legal
6 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.17%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.17%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.17%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Military
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 74 (43.27%) Analyst
2 35 (20.47%) Developer
3 34 (19.88%) Data Analyst
4 23 (13.45%) Hybris Developer
5 18 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 12 (7.02%) Coordinator
7 11 (6.43%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.85%) Consultant
9 8 (4.68%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.09%) PMO Analyst
10 7 (4.09%) SAP Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) SAP Data Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.51%) Lead Developer
12 5 (2.92%) Information Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) SAP SD Analyst
12 5 (2.92%) QlikView Developer
13 4 (2.34%) Data Manager
13 4 (2.34%) Integration Analyst
13 4 (2.34%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.79%) HTML
2 26 (15.20%) XML
3 23 (13.45%) XSD
3 23 (13.45%) CSS
3 23 (13.45%) JSP
3 23 (13.45%) Spring
3 23 (13.45%) Ajax
3 23 (13.45%) Spring MVC
3 23 (13.45%) jQuery
4 4 (2.34%) .NET
4 4 (2.34%) ArcObjects
4 4 (2.34%) HTML5
5 3 (1.75%) D3.js
6 2 (1.17%) BAPI
6 2 (1.17%) SAP PI
6 2 (1.17%) SOAP
6 2 (1.17%) Web Services
6 2 (1.17%) XSLT
6 2 (1.17%) ODBC
6 2 (1.17%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.36%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.85%) NHS
3 9 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.68%) Visualisation
5 7 (4.09%) Data Conversion
6 6 (3.51%) FMCG
7 5 (2.92%) Data Extraction
7 5 (2.92%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.34%) GIS
8 4 (2.34%) Statistics
9 2 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (1.17%) EPoS
10 1 (0.58%) DTV
10 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.58%) Life Science
10 1 (0.58%) CMDB
10 1 (0.58%) Mashup
10 1 (0.58%) Open Source
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.62%) UNIX
2 15 (8.77%) Windows
3 14 (8.19%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.58%) Linux
4 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (100.00%) Validation
2 41 (23.98%) Data Modelling
3 40 (23.39%) Migration
4 34 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (16.96%) Data Analysis
6 28 (16.37%) Project Management
7 27 (15.79%) Scrum
7 27 (15.79%) Integration Testing
8 25 (14.62%) Data Migration
9 23 (13.45%) Unit Testing
9 23 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (13.45%) MVC
9 23 (13.45%) SEO
9 23 (13.45%) E-Commerce
9 23 (13.45%) B2C
10 22 (12.87%) ETL
11 19 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
12 17 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (9.36%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (8.77%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 41 (23.98%) SQL
2 27 (15.79%) Java
3 10 (5.85%) PL/SQL
4 8 (4.68%) VBA
5 5 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.92%) VB
6 3 (1.75%) ABAP
6 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.75%) Python
7 2 (1.17%) C#
8 1 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.58%) Perl
8 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (4.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.92%) Degree
2 5 (2.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.75%) ECDL
4 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.17%) PMP
4 2 (1.17%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.58%) HNC
5 1 (0.58%) HND
5 1 (0.58%) ISEB
5 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.43%) Data Quality
2 9 (5.26%) SLA
3 6 (3.51%) QA
4 2 (1.17%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.58%) GCP
5 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.58%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 31 (18.13%) SAP
2 25 (14.62%) Oracle
3 23 (13.45%) hybris
4 20 (11.70%) Microsoft
5 12 (7.02%) Informatica
6 4 (2.34%) ESRI
7 3 (1.75%) DataFlux
8 2 (1.17%) Omniture
8 2 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.17%) HP
8 2 (1.17%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.17%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.17%) Cognos
9 1 (0.58%) Cerner
9 1 (0.58%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.58%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.58%) BT
9 1 (0.58%) Teradata
9 1 (0.58%) Vermilion
9 1 (0.58%) Talend
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