The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 137 - 124
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 5 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% - 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% - 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Average daily rate
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£350 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-27.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 - -
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2416 1545 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.75% 70.52% 67.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1024 1162
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 101 146
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Data Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Data Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Data Validation Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Data Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Data Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 October 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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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
Bristol - 2 £388 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 14 (100.00%) Validation
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Informatica
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
5 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (35.71%) RDBMS
5 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
5 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) ETL
7 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
7 3 (21.43%) XML
7 3 (21.43%) XSD
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Scrum
8 2 (14.29%) SEO
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) MVC
8 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (14.29%) jQuery
8 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Subversion
8 2 (14.29%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 2 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (35.71%) RDBMS
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Toad
2 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Informatica Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) OBIEE Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Hybris Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
1 3 (21.43%) XSD
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) Ajax
2 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) JSP
3 1 (7.14%) XSL
3 1 (7.14%) XSLT
3 1 (7.14%) XUL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Validation
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) B2C
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (14.29%) SEO
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
1 6 (42.86%) Informatica
2 2 (14.29%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.14%) BT