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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 563 564 515
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -49
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 58 81 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 39 61
Median daily rate £364 £355 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £196 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £505 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £19.61 - £20.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 - £16.85

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
40912 44753 43508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.19% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29020 28335
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1335 1207
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -27 43 £420 +18.30% 7
London -8 18 £420 +15.86% 5
Northern Ireland - 11 £360 - 2
County Antrim - 11 £360 - 2
Belfast - 11 £360 - 2
South East +18 10 £338 -10.00% 1
Derby +4 5 £315 -
Derbyshire +4 5 £315 -
East Midlands 0 5 £315 -
Scotland +11 3 - -
North West +5 3 £650 +173.68% 1
East of England +1 3 £469 -
City of London -9 3 £350 -22.22% 4
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £469 -
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £469 -
Berkshire -2 2 £406 +351.38%
West Midlands -12 2 £358 -4.66%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £650 -
Liverpool - 2 £650 -
South West +8 1 £420 -
Buckinghamshire +7 1 - -
Midlands +6 1 £450 +20.00%
Reading +3 1 £338 +275.00%
Manchester -3 1 - - 1
Middlesex -5 1 £500 -
Coventry -5 1 £358 -4.66%
Wales - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £225 -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Validation
2 92 (58.60%) SQL
3 52 (33.12%) Migration
3 52 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (30.57%) Finance
5 46 (29.30%) Data Migration
6 36 (22.93%) ETL
7 34 (21.66%) SQL Server
7 34 (21.66%) QA
8 32 (20.38%) C#
9 31 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (19.75%) Data Cleansing
9 31 (19.75%) Data Quality
10 26 (16.56%) JIRA
11 25 (15.92%) Data Analysis
12 24 (15.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 24 (15.29%) .NET
12 24 (15.29%) XML
13 22 (14.01%) Data Modelling
13 22 (14.01%) Degree
13 22 (14.01%) Talend
13 22 (14.01%) Talend Open Studio
13 22 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
14 21 (13.38%) SAP
15 20 (12.74%) Java
15 20 (12.74%) MS Excel
15 20 (12.74%) Microsoft
15 20 (12.74%) MVC
15 20 (12.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (12.74%) Jenkins

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 17 (10.83%) Confluence
2 6 (3.82%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.82%) SAS
3 5 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 20 (12.74%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.92%) MS Office
3 9 (5.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (5.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (4.46%) SAP PM
3 5 (3.18%) SAP HR
4 4 (2.55%) Maximo
4 4 (2.55%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.64%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.64%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.64%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.82%) IaaS
3 6 (3.82%) PaaS
3 6 (3.82%) SaaS
4 5 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.27%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.64%) FinancialForce.com
6 1 (0.64%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.66%) SQL Server
2 24 (15.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (12.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (10.83%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (8.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (5.73%) GIS
6 9 (5.73%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.73%) Spatial Data
7 8 (5.10%) NoSQL
7 8 (5.10%) QGIS
8 7 (4.46%) Big Data
8 7 (4.46%) Power BI
9 6 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (3.82%) MongoDB
9 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (3.18%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 5 (3.18%) HDInsight
10 5 (3.18%) InfluxDB
10 5 (3.18%) OpenTSDB
Development Applications
1 26 (16.56%) JIRA
2 22 (14.01%) Talend Open Studio
3 20 (12.74%) Jenkins
4 13 (8.28%) JUnit
4 13 (8.28%) Maven
5 10 (6.37%) SoapUI
6 8 (5.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (5.10%) Cucumber
6 8 (5.10%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.82%) LSMW
9 5 (3.18%) ERwin
9 5 (3.18%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.91%) Selenium
10 3 (1.91%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.64%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.64%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.64%) TestLink
General
1 48 (30.57%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Banking
3 11 (7.01%) Back Office
4 7 (4.46%) Front Office
5 5 (3.18%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.18%) Publishing
6 3 (1.91%) Retail
6 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.27%) Legal
7 2 (1.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (35.67%) Analyst
2 48 (30.57%) Developer
3 22 (14.01%) Test Analyst
4 17 (10.83%) Data Analyst
4 17 (10.83%) SQL Developer
5 14 (8.92%) .NET Developer
6 10 (6.37%) Tester
7 9 (5.73%) Business Analyst
7 9 (5.73%) SQL Analyst
8 8 (5.10%) Automation Tester
8 8 (5.10%) Consultant
8 8 (5.10%) ETL Developer
8 8 (5.10%) QA Automation Tester
8 8 (5.10%) QA Tester
8 8 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.46%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.46%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.82%) Architect
10 6 (3.82%) Data Architect
10 6 (3.82%) Validation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.29%) .NET
1 24 (15.29%) XML
2 20 (12.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 18 (11.46%) Web Services
4 15 (9.55%) .NET Framework
4 15 (9.55%) Entity Framework
4 15 (9.55%) jQuery
4 15 (9.55%) Razor View Engine
4 15 (9.55%) SOAP
4 15 (9.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 15 (9.55%) Unity DI Container
5 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.10%) Gherkin
5 8 (5.10%) PostGIS
6 6 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (3.82%) BAPI
6 6 (3.82%) JSON
7 5 (3.18%) SAML
7 5 (3.18%) XSD
7 5 (3.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.19%) Management Information System
1 16 (10.19%) Visualisation
2 15 (9.55%) Inversion of Control
3 14 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.01%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.01%) Data Conversion
5 9 (5.73%) Mathematics
6 8 (5.10%) Data Extraction
6 8 (5.10%) Data Structures
7 6 (3.82%) Virtual Team
8 5 (3.18%) Data Integration
8 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (3.18%) NHS
9 3 (1.91%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.91%) User Experience
10 2 (1.27%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (1.27%) Replication
11 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.64%) Statistics
11 1 (0.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.10%) Linux
2 2 (1.27%) AIX
2 2 (1.27%) Unix
2 2 (1.27%) Windows
3 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (100.00%) Validation
2 52 (33.12%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (33.12%) Migration
3 46 (29.30%) Data Migration
4 36 (22.93%) ETL
5 31 (19.75%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (19.75%) Data Cleansing
6 25 (15.92%) Data Analysis
7 22 (14.01%) Data Modelling
8 20 (12.74%) MVC
9 19 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (10.83%) Change Management
10 17 (10.83%) Data Transformation
11 16 (10.19%) Performance Testing
12 15 (9.55%) Data Management
12 15 (9.55%) Data Visualisation
12 15 (9.55%) Process Improvement
12 15 (9.55%) Project Management
13 13 (8.28%) Scrum
14 12 (7.64%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 92 (58.60%) SQL
2 32 (20.38%) C#
3 20 (12.74%) Java
4 19 (12.10%) VBA
5 17 (10.83%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.73%) Python
7 8 (5.10%) R
8 6 (3.82%) C
8 6 (3.82%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.18%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.55%) XAML
11 3 (1.91%) C++
12 2 (1.27%) ABAP
12 2 (1.27%) VB
13 1 (0.64%) Perl
13 1 (0.64%) SAPscript
13 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (14.01%) Degree
2 15 (9.55%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.64%) ACCA
5 1 (0.64%) CIMA
5 1 (0.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (21.66%) QA
2 31 (19.75%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.10%) Ansible
2 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (14.01%) Talend
2 21 (13.38%) SAP
3 20 (12.74%) Microsoft
4 11 (7.01%) Oracle
5 10 (6.37%) Tableau
6 9 (5.73%) Informatica
7 6 (3.82%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.91%) Northgate
9 2 (1.27%) Adobe
9 2 (1.27%) Google
9 2 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.27%) Workday
9 2 (1.27%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.27%) Yardi
10 1 (0.64%) BMC
10 1 (0.64%) CODA
10 1 (0.64%) Cognos
10 1 (0.64%) HP
10 1 (0.64%) Remedy
10 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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