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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 232 251 233
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 14 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
Average daily rate £400 £325 £554
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -41.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £549
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £434 £559
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -12.41%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6811 7377 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.55% 77.31% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4182 4043 3391
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 240 269
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Validation across the South East region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Data Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 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
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £375 -
West Sussex +11 5 £400 +33.33%
Hampshire +6 2 £625 -
East Sussex - 2 £285 -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 36 (100.00%) Validation
2 15 (41.67%) Data Quality
3 10 (27.78%) SQL
4 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 8 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 8 (22.22%) ETL
5 8 (22.22%) Migration
6 7 (19.44%) SAS
7 6 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (16.67%) Base SAS
8 5 (13.89%) VBA
8 5 (13.89%) Finance
9 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
9 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.11%) SAP
9 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
11 2 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
11 2 (5.56%) Defect Management
11 2 (5.56%) Quality Management
11 2 (5.56%) Teradata
11 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
11 2 (5.56%) CRM
11 2 (5.56%) DB2
11 2 (5.56%) MS Office
11 2 (5.56%) Oracle
11 2 (5.56%) Pattern Recognition

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (19.44%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Base SAS
2 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) DB2
3 2 (5.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Developer
5 4 (11.11%) SAS Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Business Data Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Data Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Data Migration Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Junior
7 2 (5.56%) Junior Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Junior Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Junior SAP Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) SAP Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) SAS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Visualforce
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.78%) Statistics
2 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) Validation
2 9 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 8 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 8 (22.22%) ETL
3 8 (22.22%) Migration
4 6 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
5 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (5.56%) CRM
7 2 (5.56%) Data Management
7 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.56%) Data Transformation
7 2 (5.56%) Defect Management
7 2 (5.56%) Pattern Recognition
7 2 (5.56%) Quality Management
7 2 (5.56%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) VBA
3 1 (2.78%) Apex Code
3 1 (2.78%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) SAP
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Teradata
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com