The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 378 353 378
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 33 63 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.37% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 21
Average daily rate £500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £262 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £564 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.76%
Data Validation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17711 17014 17700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.46% 80.30% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12656 12172 12163
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 200 242
Average hourly rate £22.12 £22.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.59 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.99 £50.00 £72.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Data Validation Jobs Demand Trend in London

Data Validation
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Data Validation Daily Rate Trend in London

Data Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Validation across the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Data Validation Daily Rate Histogram in London

Data Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Data Validation Hourly Rate Trend in London

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London +40 8 £550 +10.00% 1
Docklands, London +6 1 £375 -28.22%
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 72 (100.00%) Validation
2 44 (61.11%) SQL
3 34 (47.22%) Finance
4 20 (27.78%) Migration
5 18 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (23.61%) ETL
6 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (20.83%) Banking
7 15 (20.83%) Oracle
8 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
8 14 (19.44%) Data Analysis
8 14 (19.44%) Degree
8 14 (19.44%) Data Migration
8 14 (19.44%) Data Quality
9 13 (18.06%) Informatica
10 12 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (15.28%) OLAP
11 11 (15.28%) VBA
11 11 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (13.89%) Market Risk
12 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (13.89%) Oracle Database
12 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (13.89%) C#
13 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
14 8 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
14 8 (11.11%) MS Excel

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 5 (6.94%) PowerExchange
2 2 (2.78%) Apache Pig
2 2 (2.78%) SAS
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (1.39%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.78%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.39%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (1.39%) FastStats
2 1 (1.39%) LatentZero
2 1 (1.39%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.39%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.39%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Force.com
1 1 (1.39%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) NAS
1 5 (6.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
3 11 (15.28%) OLAP
4 10 (13.89%) Oracle Database
4 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (9.72%) MS Access
8 6 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
9 5 (6.94%) PowerCenter
9 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
9 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (5.56%) PowerPivot
11 3 (4.17%) Big Data
11 3 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) JIRA
2 3 (4.17%) ERwin
3 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.39%) DbUnit
3 1 (1.39%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.39%) JMeter
3 1 (1.39%) JUnit
3 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.39%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (1.39%) Selenium
3 1 (1.39%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (1.39%) SilkTest
3 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.39%) Toad
3 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.39%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (47.22%) Finance
2 15 (20.83%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Front Office
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Analyst
2 19 (26.39%) Developer
3 12 (16.67%) Data Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Informatica Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Data Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Risk Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Risk Data Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Cutover Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Data Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Data Quality Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Migration Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Migration Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
1 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET
1 7 (9.72%) WCF
1 7 (9.72%) WPF
2 4 (5.56%) MDX
3 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.39%) SOAP
3 1 (1.39%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (13.89%) Market Risk
2 6 (8.33%) Credit Risk
3 5 (6.94%) EMC Centera
4 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.17%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.78%) Derivative
7 1 (1.39%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.39%) FMCG
7 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Linux
2 6 (8.33%) Unix
3 5 (6.94%) AIX
3 5 (6.94%) Windows
4 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Validation
2 20 (27.78%) Migration
3 17 (23.61%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (23.61%) ETL
4 14 (19.44%) Data Analysis
4 14 (19.44%) Data Migration
5 12 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (11.11%) Data Reconciliation
7 8 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 7 (9.72%) Analytics
8 7 (9.72%) MVC
8 7 (9.72%) Project Management
8 7 (9.72%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 5 (6.94%) Business Analysis
10 5 (6.94%) Data Management
10 5 (6.94%) Functional Testing
10 5 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.11%) SQL
2 11 (15.28%) VBA
3 10 (13.89%) C#
4 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
5 6 (8.33%) C++
5 6 (8.33%) R
6 5 (6.94%) C-shell
6 5 (6.94%) Korn
6 5 (6.94%) MATLAB
6 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.94%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 4 (5.56%) Java
7 4 (5.56%) VB
7 4 (5.56%) VC++
8 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (2.78%) Python
9 1 (1.39%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Degree
2 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) APMP
5 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PMP
5 1 (1.39%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.44%) Data Quality
2 6 (8.33%) QA
3 2 (2.78%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) HDFS
1 2 (2.78%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.39%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Oracle
2 13 (18.06%) Informatica
3 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.72%) WorldPay
4 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.94%) EMC
5 5 (6.94%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) Siebel
6 2 (2.78%) Yardi
7 1 (1.39%) Actimize
7 1 (1.39%) Adobe
7 1 (1.39%) Alterian
7 1 (1.39%) Apple
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix
7 1 (1.39%) Google
7 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.39%) Wyse