The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 243 224 198
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -26
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 12 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.11% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.15% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £554 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.30% +130.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £549 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £559 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £21.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-19.76% +90.90%
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6911 6059 5441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.84% 72.08% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3819 3186 2690
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 256 334
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Data Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Data Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Data Validation Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Data Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Data Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 January 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.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -4 1 £325 -41.30%
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 29 (100.00%) Validation
2 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
3 12 (41.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (34.48%) SQL
5 9 (31.03%) MS Office
6 8 (27.59%) MS Access
6 8 (27.59%) Windows
6 8 (27.59%) Migration
6 8 (27.59%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
7 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
8 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (17.24%) ODBC
10 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
10 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (13.79%) Workflow
10 4 (13.79%) Finance
10 4 (13.79%) EAI
10 4 (13.79%) Siebel
10 4 (13.79%) Web Services
11 3 (10.34%) NHS
11 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (6.90%) Coaching
12 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
12 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (6.90%) Legal
12 2 (6.90%) Degree

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (58.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (31.03%) MS Office
3 8 (27.59%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) MS Access
2 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Information Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Project Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Tester
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) NHS Information Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) PMO Lead
5 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Information Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Data Entry Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) ODBC
2 4 (13.79%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ArcObjects
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) GIS
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Economics
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
1 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Validation
2 12 (41.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (27.59%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.79%) EAI
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (13.79%) Workflow
5 2 (6.90%) Coaching
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Document Management
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Logistics
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Change Control
6 1 (3.45%) Investment Management
6 1 (3.45%) Time Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.45%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.45%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ECDL
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Siebel
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Cerner
3 1 (3.45%) Informatica
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) ESRI