The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Validation
UK
Rank 523 521 529
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 73 103 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 51
Median daily rate £388 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.76% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.31 - £20.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.31 - £20.43

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37463 42318 40948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.62% 82.71% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24877 27655 25965
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1164 1085
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Data Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Data Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Data Validation
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Validation within the UK.

Data Validation Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Data Validation
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Data Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Validation
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation within the UK.

Data Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Data Validation
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 60 £415 +3.75% 10
London -8 23 £388 -26.19% 7
Northern Ireland -14 11 £275 -
Belfast -15 11 £275 -
County Antrim -15 11 £275 -
South East +12 8 £550 +37.50%
City of London -6 7 £375 -31.81% 1
North West +25 6 £563 +2.27% 1
South West +6 6 £425 +47.82%
East of England +3 6 £310 -3.12%
Swindon - 5 £430 -
Wiltshire - 5 £430 -
Norfolk - 4 £305 -
Merseyside - 4 £563 -
Liverpool - 4 £563 -
Norwich - 4 £305 -
West Midlands -3 3 £323 -16.23% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £293 -
Midlands - 3 £450 -
Yorkshire -7 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 £220 - 1
Bedford - 2 £293 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £600 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
East Midlands +4 1 - -
West Yorkshire +2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 1 - -
Bristol 0 1 £275 -
South Yorkshire -1 1 - -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 127 (100.00%) Validation
2 73 (57.48%) SQL
3 49 (38.58%) Finance
4 39 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (25.98%) Data Quality
6 31 (24.41%) Migration
7 30 (23.62%) ETL
8 26 (20.47%) Data Migration
9 23 (18.11%) Microsoft
10 22 (17.32%) Data Cleansing
10 22 (17.32%) QA
10 22 (17.32%) Data Analysis
11 20 (15.75%) Banking
11 20 (15.75%) SAP
11 20 (15.75%) MS Excel
12 19 (14.96%) Degree
13 18 (14.17%) Integration Testing
13 18 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (13.39%) Data Transformation
15 16 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (12.60%) XML
16 15 (11.81%) C#
16 15 (11.81%) Data Modelling
16 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (11.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
18 13 (10.24%) Project Management
18 13 (10.24%) Data Mapping

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.51%) Apache Spark
1 7 (5.51%) SAS
2 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.57%) Confluence
4 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.79%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 20 (15.75%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.45%) MS Office
3 9 (7.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) SAP HR
2 4 (3.15%) SAP ERP
2 4 (3.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (2.36%) SAP PM
4 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.57%) Maximo
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.79%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.79%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.79%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.79%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.72%) IaaS
2 6 (4.72%) PaaS
2 6 (4.72%) SaaS
3 2 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.57%) GitHub
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.79%) FinancialForce.com
4 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (11.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
4 10 (7.87%) Big Data
4 10 (7.87%) NoSQL
5 8 (6.30%) Hadoop
6 7 (5.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (5.51%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.72%) Data Lake
7 6 (4.72%) MongoDB
7 6 (4.72%) Power BI
7 6 (4.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (3.94%) Base SAS
8 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.94%) HDInsight
8 5 (3.94%) InfluxDB
8 5 (3.94%) OpenTSDB
8 5 (3.94%) QlikView
8 5 (3.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 4 (3.15%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Talend Open Studio
2 6 (4.72%) LSMW
3 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.15%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.15%) JIRA
5 3 (2.36%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.57%) ERwin
6 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.57%) TestLink
7 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.79%) Selenium
7 1 (0.79%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 49 (38.58%) Finance
2 20 (15.75%) Banking
3 10 (7.87%) Front Office
4 5 (3.94%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.15%) Legal
6 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Law
7 2 (1.57%) Marketing
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) French Language
8 1 (0.79%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.79%) German Language
8 1 (0.79%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.79%) Retail
8 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.79%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (33.86%) Analyst
2 33 (25.98%) Developer
3 14 (11.02%) Test Analyst
4 13 (10.24%) Data Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) Java Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Tester
7 6 (4.72%) Consultant
7 6 (4.72%) Data Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.72%) SAS Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Validation Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Data Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Data Migration Specialist
8 5 (3.94%) ETL Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Migration Specialist
8 5 (3.94%) QA Tester
8 5 (3.94%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.60%) XML
2 12 (9.45%) .NET
3 7 (5.51%) BAPI
3 7 (5.51%) JSON
4 4 (3.15%) Gherkin
4 4 (3.15%) PostGIS
4 4 (3.15%) Web Services
5 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.36%) SAP CO-PA
5 3 (2.36%) SOAP
6 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.57%) OAuth
6 2 (1.57%) RESTful
6 2 (1.57%) SAML
6 2 (1.57%) WCF
6 2 (1.57%) XBRL
6 2 (1.57%) XSD
6 2 (1.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (9.45%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.09%) Data Structures
4 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.72%) NHS
5 4 (3.15%) Credit Risk
5 4 (3.15%) Replication
5 4 (3.15%) User Experience
6 3 (2.36%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.57%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.57%) Life Science
8 1 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.79%) PACS
8 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.79%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.30%) Linux
2 2 (1.57%) Unix
3 1 (0.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (100.00%) Validation
2 39 (30.71%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.41%) Migration
4 30 (23.62%) ETL
5 26 (20.47%) Data Migration
6 22 (17.32%) Data Analysis
6 22 (17.32%) Data Cleansing
7 18 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (14.17%) Integration Testing
8 17 (13.39%) Data Transformation
9 15 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (11.81%) Data Modelling
9 15 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.24%) Data Mapping
10 13 (10.24%) Project Management
11 12 (9.45%) BDD
11 12 (9.45%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (8.66%) Mathematics
13 10 (7.87%) GAP Analysis
13 10 (7.87%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (57.48%) SQL
2 15 (11.81%) C#
3 12 (9.45%) Python
4 10 (7.87%) Java
5 9 (7.09%) R
6 6 (4.72%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.94%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.15%) C++
9 3 (2.36%) C
9 3 (2.36%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.57%) ABAP
10 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.57%) VBA
11 1 (0.79%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.79%) VB
11 1 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) Degree
2 8 (6.30%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.57%) ACCA
5 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.57%) CIMA
6 1 (0.79%) APMP
6 1 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) ISEB
6 1 (0.79%) MCSE
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.79%) PMP
6 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (25.98%) Data Quality
2 22 (17.32%) QA
3 4 (3.15%) IFRS
4 3 (2.36%) IFRS 9
5 2 (1.57%) IAS 39
6 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.79%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) Ansible
2 1 (0.79%) AppManager
2 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (18.11%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.75%) SAP
3 12 (9.45%) Oracle
4 11 (8.66%) Tableau
5 9 (7.09%) Talend
6 6 (4.72%) MuleSoft
7 5 (3.94%) Informatica
8 2 (1.57%) Cognos
8 2 (1.57%) Google
8 2 (1.57%) HP
8 2 (1.57%) IBM
8 2 (1.57%) Infor
8 2 (1.57%) Northgate
8 2 (1.57%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.57%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.57%) Workday
9 1 (0.79%) Teradata
9 1 (0.79%) WorldPay
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