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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 143 - 131
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% - 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Average daily rate
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£350 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 - -
Data Validation
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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
2471 1528 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.32% 70.87% 68.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 1021 1233
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 89 154
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 £13.50 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.55 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 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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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 - 1 £350 - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 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 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (42.86%) Informatica
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
4 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (35.71%) RDBMS
4 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
4 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (28.57%) Confluence
5 4 (28.57%) hybris
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) Kanban
5 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Ajax
5 4 (28.57%) JIRA
5 4 (28.57%) Spring MVC
5 4 (28.57%) Subversion
5 4 (28.57%) Spring
5 4 (28.57%) MVC
5 4 (28.57%) SEO

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 4 (28.57%) Tomcat
1 4 (28.57%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) 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 4 (28.57%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JUnit
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Toad
2 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Lead Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Hybris Developer
3 2 (14.29%) OBIEE Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Informatica Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) JSP
1 4 (28.57%) XML
1 4 (28.57%) XSD
1 4 (28.57%) Spring
1 4 (28.57%) Ajax
1 4 (28.57%) Spring MVC
1 4 (28.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Validation
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
2 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 4 (28.57%) B2C
3 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) SEO
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) Kanban
4 3 (21.43%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) PL/SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
1 6 (42.86%) Informatica
2 4 (28.57%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.14%) BT