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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 393 385 399
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 39 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 21
Average daily rate £500 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £258 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £293 £400
% change year-on-year
+19.65% -26.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.12 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -51.25%
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
19264 18102 18798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.69% 80.71% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13994 12630 13342
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 263 230
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.41 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -14.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.10 £55.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +38 10 £475 -5.00% 2
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 39 (54.17%) SQL
3 34 (47.22%) Finance
4 22 (30.56%) Migration
4 22 (30.56%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (25.00%) Banking
6 16 (22.22%) Informatica
6 16 (22.22%) Data Migration
7 15 (20.83%) Data Modelling
7 15 (20.83%) Oracle
8 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
8 14 (19.44%) Data Analysis
8 14 (19.44%) Degree
9 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (18.06%) ETL
10 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
10 10 (13.89%) Analytics
10 10 (13.89%) Data Quality
10 10 (13.89%) Test Scripting
10 10 (13.89%) Data Architecture
11 9 (12.50%) QA
11 9 (12.50%) Oracle Database
11 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 8 (11.11%) Market Risk
13 7 (9.72%) Credit Risk
13 7 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.94%) PowerExchange
3 3 (4.17%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.78%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.78%) SAS
5 1 (1.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) AdWords
1 2 (2.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) NAS
1 5 (6.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.56%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 7 (9.72%) MS Access
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.94%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (6.94%) PowerCenter
5 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (5.56%) OLAP
6 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.17%) Big Data
7 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (4.17%) GIS
8 2 (2.78%) HBase
8 2 (2.78%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) ERwin
2 5 (6.94%) JIRA
3 2 (2.78%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.78%) Selenium
3 2 (2.78%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.39%) DbUnit
4 1 (1.39%) JMeter
4 1 (1.39%) JUnit
4 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.39%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (1.39%) SilkPerformer
4 1 (1.39%) SilkTest
4 1 (1.39%) Toad
4 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.39%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (47.22%) Finance
2 18 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Front Office
4 4 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Legal
5 2 (2.78%) Marketing
5 2 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (38.89%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Developer
3 11 (15.28%) Data Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Financial Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Consultant
5 6 (8.33%) Informatica Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Data Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Digital Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Information Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Risk Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) .NET
1 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 6 (8.33%) WCF
1 6 (8.33%) WPF
2 4 (5.56%) Web Services
2 4 (5.56%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) JMS
3 2 (2.78%) MDX
3 2 (2.78%) Middleware
3 2 (2.78%) WS-I
3 2 (2.78%) XBRL
4 1 (1.39%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.11%) Market Risk
3 7 (9.72%) Credit Risk
4 5 (6.94%) Data Integration
4 5 (6.94%) EMC Centera
4 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.17%) Data Extraction
6 2 (2.78%) Replication
6 2 (2.78%) Social Media
6 2 (2.78%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.39%) Derivative
7 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.39%) PDA
7 1 (1.39%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.39%) Statistics
7 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Linux
2 6 (8.33%) Unix
3 5 (6.94%) AIX
4 4 (5.56%) Windows
5 2 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (100.00%) Validation
2 22 (30.56%) Migration
3 16 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 15 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 14 (19.44%) Data Analysis
6 13 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (18.06%) ETL
7 10 (13.89%) Analytics
7 10 (13.89%) Data Architecture
7 10 (13.89%) Test Scripting
8 9 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.72%) Data Management
9 7 (9.72%) UML
9 7 (9.72%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.33%) MVC
10 6 (8.33%) Project Management
10 6 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 6 (8.33%) SOA
10 6 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (54.17%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) C#
2 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
2 7 (9.72%) VBA
3 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.33%) R
4 5 (6.94%) C++
4 5 (6.94%) C-shell
4 5 (6.94%) Korn
4 5 (6.94%) MATLAB
4 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.56%) VB
5 4 (5.56%) VC++
6 3 (4.17%) Java
7 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.78%) Perl
7 2 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (19.44%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) ACCA
5 1 (1.39%) APMP
5 1 (1.39%) CIMA
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PMP
5 1 (1.39%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) Data Quality
2 9 (12.50%) QA
3 3 (4.17%) Basel II
4 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
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 16 (22.22%) Informatica
2 15 (20.83%) Oracle
3 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.33%) SAP
6 5 (6.94%) EMC
7 3 (4.17%) Google
8 2 (2.78%) Talend
8 2 (2.78%) WorldPay
9 1 (1.39%) Adobe
9 1 (1.39%) Apple
9 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.39%) Citrix
9 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.39%) Wyse