The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 509 514 511
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 97 65 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 52
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£386 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £241 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £449 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-50.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 - £21.96

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England +14 95 £396 +5.60% 13
London +35 43 £450 +5.88% 5
South East -4 25 £185 -56.47% 5
Buckinghamshire +8 16 £185 -
South West -29 7 £225 - 1
City of London +21 6 £450 -31.42% 1
West Midlands -12 6 £151 -59.66%
Berkshire +11 4 £425 +126.66%
West Yorkshire +5 3 £300 -
Yorkshire +2 3 £300 +9.09%
Cheshire 0 3 £460 +41.53%
North West -11 3 £460 +41.53% 1
Birmingham -1 2 £151 -60.19%
East of England -24 2 £150 -
Kent - 2 £115 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 4
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £85 - 3
Docklands, London - 1 £375 - 1
South Wales - 1 £85 - 3
Bristol - 1 - -
Chester - - - -
Eastbourne - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Horsham - - - - 4
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - - 1

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 184 (100.00%) Validation
2 47 (25.54%) Finance
3 45 (24.46%) Migration
3 45 (24.46%) SQL
3 45 (24.46%) MS Excel
4 37 (20.11%) Data Modelling
4 37 (20.11%) Data Analysis
5 35 (19.02%) SAP
6 32 (17.39%) Oracle
6 32 (17.39%) Scrum
7 31 (16.85%) Data Migration
8 28 (15.22%) Project Management
8 28 (15.22%) Integration Testing
9 27 (14.67%) Java
10 26 (14.13%) HTML
10 26 (14.13%) XML
11 25 (13.59%) UNIX
12 24 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (13.04%) MySQL
13 23 (12.50%) MS Office
13 23 (12.50%) JUnit
13 23 (12.50%) XSD
13 23 (12.50%) CSS
13 23 (12.50%) JSP
13 23 (12.50%) B2C
13 23 (12.50%) Tomcat
13 23 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 23 (12.50%) MVC
13 23 (12.50%) Unit Testing
13 23 (12.50%) jQuery

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 23 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 22 (11.96%) Confluence
3 4 (2.17%) Oracle Spatial
3 4 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.17%) SAS
3 4 (2.17%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.63%) CMS
5 2 (1.09%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (24.46%) MS Excel
2 23 (12.50%) MS Office
3 11 (5.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (5.98%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) SAP SD
1 5 (2.72%) SAP CO
2 4 (2.17%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.63%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.63%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.63%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.09%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (1.09%) Workday HCM
4 2 (1.09%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.54%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.63%) HTTP
3 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.54%) Firewall
4 1 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.04%) MySQL
2 20 (10.87%) Relational Database
2 20 (10.87%) Oracle Database
3 18 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (9.78%) MS Access
4 17 (9.24%) RDBMS
5 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
5 11 (5.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (4.89%) BusinessObjects XI
8 8 (4.35%) Data Mining
9 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (2.72%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (2.17%) QlikView
11 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.63%) SQLPlus
12 3 (1.63%) Star Schema
12 3 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (1.09%) SAP Data Services
13 2 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 23 (12.50%) JUnit
1 23 (12.50%) JIRA
2 22 (11.96%) Subversion
3 4 (2.17%) LSMW
3 4 (2.17%) Toad
4 1 (0.54%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 47 (25.54%) Finance
2 19 (10.33%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.98%) Banking
4 7 (3.80%) Retail
5 4 (2.17%) Legal
6 3 (1.63%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.09%) Marketing
7 2 (1.09%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Automotive
8 1 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (44.02%) Analyst
2 35 (19.02%) Data Analyst
3 31 (16.85%) Developer
4 23 (12.50%) Hybris Developer
5 21 (11.41%) Business Analyst
6 13 (7.07%) Coordinator
7 12 (6.52%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.98%) Consultant
9 10 (5.43%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) Integration Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) SAP Analyst
11 8 (4.35%) SAP Data Analyst
11 8 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.80%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.80%) PMO Analyst
13 6 (3.26%) Lead Developer
14 5 (2.72%) Information Analyst
14 5 (2.72%) SAP SD Analyst
15 4 (2.17%) QlikView Developer
15 4 (2.17%) SAP Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.13%) HTML
1 26 (14.13%) XML
2 23 (12.50%) XSD
2 23 (12.50%) CSS
2 23 (12.50%) JSP
2 23 (12.50%) jQuery
2 23 (12.50%) Spring MVC
2 23 (12.50%) Ajax
2 23 (12.50%) Spring
3 4 (2.17%) ArcObjects
3 4 (2.17%) .NET
4 3 (1.63%) SOAP
4 3 (1.63%) Web Services
4 3 (1.63%) XSLT
4 3 (1.63%) HTML5
4 3 (1.63%) SAP PI
4 3 (1.63%) D3.js
5 2 (1.09%) BAPI
5 2 (1.09%) ODBC
5 2 (1.09%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.89%) Management Information System
1 9 (4.89%) NHS
2 8 (4.35%) Data Conversion
3 7 (3.80%) Data Extraction
3 7 (3.80%) FMCG
3 7 (3.80%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.17%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.17%) Statistics
4 4 (2.17%) GIS
5 2 (1.09%) EPoS
5 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.54%) DTV
6 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.54%) Mashup
6 1 (0.54%) CMDB
6 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.54%) Life Science
6 1 (0.54%) Open Source
6 1 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.59%) UNIX
2 14 (7.61%) Windows
3 13 (7.07%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (100.00%) Validation
2 45 (24.46%) Migration
3 37 (20.11%) Data Modelling
3 37 (20.11%) Data Analysis
4 32 (17.39%) Scrum
5 31 (16.85%) Data Migration
6 28 (15.22%) Project Management
6 28 (15.22%) Integration Testing
7 24 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (12.50%) B2C
8 23 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 23 (12.50%) MVC
8 23 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 23 (12.50%) SEO
9 22 (11.96%) Data Cleansing
9 22 (11.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (10.33%) ETL
12 16 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (8.15%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.46%) SQL
2 27 (14.67%) Java
3 18 (9.78%) PL/SQL
4 12 (6.52%) VBA
5 5 (2.72%) VB
6 4 (2.17%) ABAP
6 4 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.63%) Python
8 2 (1.09%) C
8 2 (1.09%) C#
8 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.54%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (4.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.72%) Degree
4 3 (1.63%) ECDL
5 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.09%) PMP
5 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.54%) HNC
6 1 (0.54%) HND
6 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.07%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.89%) SLA
3 5 (2.72%) QA
4 2 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.54%) GCP
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.54%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 35 (19.02%) SAP
2 32 (17.39%) Oracle
3 23 (12.50%) hybris
4 21 (11.41%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.98%) Informatica
6 9 (4.89%) Hyperion
7 8 (4.35%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.17%) ESRI
9 3 (1.63%) DataFlux
10 2 (1.09%) Omniture
10 2 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.09%) Cognos
10 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.54%) BT
11 1 (0.54%) CA
11 1 (0.54%) HP
11 1 (0.54%) Dell
11 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.54%) Remedy
11 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
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