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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 461 494 459
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -35
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 110 65 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 34 39
Average daily rate
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£433 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £244 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.85 £21.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% +90.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £21.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-19.76% +90.90%

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 2015.

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 25 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 28 January 2015. 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 +25 106 £425 -5.55% 16
London +54 68 £463 +2.77% 10
South East -11 12 £325 -41.30% 1
City of London +14 9 £500 +8.10% 2
East Midlands +22 6 £203 - 1
South West - 5 £338 - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £523 -
Harrow - 2 £305 -
Reading +6 1 £325 -41.96%
Berkshire -2 1 £325 -41.30%
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Wiltshire - 1 £310 -
Crawley - 1 £300 -
Bristol - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Northampton - - - - 1
Midlands - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Validation
2 79 (39.70%) SQL
3 71 (35.68%) Migration
4 47 (23.62%) Data Migration
5 44 (22.11%) Finance
6 42 (21.11%) MS Excel
7 39 (19.60%) Data Modelling
8 32 (16.08%) SAP
8 32 (16.08%) Data Analysis
9 31 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (14.07%) Data Cleansing
11 26 (13.07%) ETL
12 24 (12.06%) Microsoft
12 24 (12.06%) Project Management
13 23 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (11.56%) Oracle
14 21 (10.55%) SQL Server
14 21 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (10.05%) Windows
15 20 (10.05%) HTML
15 20 (10.05%) Java
15 20 (10.05%) XML
15 20 (10.05%) QA
16 19 (9.55%) UNIX
16 19 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
17 18 (9.05%) Windows 7
17 18 (9.05%) E-Commerce
17 18 (9.05%) MS Office
17 18 (9.05%) Unit Testing

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 16 (8.04%) Tomcat
2 15 (7.54%) Confluence
3 10 (5.03%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.01%) SAS
5 2 (1.01%) WordPress
5 2 (1.01%) CMS
5 2 (1.01%) Drupal
6 1 (0.50%) Lync
Applications
1 42 (21.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.05%) MS Office
3 10 (5.03%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.50%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (4.52%) SAP MM
2 6 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.51%) SAP PP
4 3 (1.51%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.51%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.01%) SiteCatalyst
5 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.01%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.50%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.50%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.50%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.50%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.52%) Internet
2 2 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
2 21 (10.55%) SQL Server
3 18 (9.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (8.54%) Relational Database
5 16 (8.04%) MySQL
5 16 (8.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (6.03%) MS Access
7 11 (5.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (4.02%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.52%) QlikView
9 7 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (3.02%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (2.51%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.51%) SAP BW
12 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (2.01%) SQLPlus
12 4 (2.01%) DB2
13 3 (1.51%) Data Mining
14 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (9.05%) JIRA
2 17 (8.54%) Subversion
3 15 (7.54%) JUnit
4 5 (2.51%) Toad
5 4 (2.01%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (2.01%) LSMW
6 3 (1.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.50%) Selenium
8 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 44 (22.11%) Finance
2 18 (9.05%) Banking
3 13 (6.53%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.02%) Legal
5 4 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.01%) Front Office
6 3 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.01%) Retail
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Advertising
8 1 (0.50%) German Language
8 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 85 (42.71%) Analyst
2 43 (21.61%) Data Analyst
3 37 (18.59%) Developer
4 23 (11.56%) Business Analyst
5 18 (9.05%) Consultant
6 16 (8.04%) Hybris Developer
7 12 (6.03%) Data Manager
8 11 (5.53%) SAP Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) SAP Data Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) Functional Analyst
10 9 (4.52%) SAP Functional Analyst
11 8 (4.02%) Coordinator
12 7 (3.52%) Test Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) Administrator
12 7 (3.52%) Architect
12 7 (3.52%) Tester
12 7 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (3.02%) Data Migration Manager
13 6 (3.02%) SAP Consultant
13 6 (3.02%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.05%) HTML
1 20 (10.05%) XML
2 17 (8.54%) Ajax
2 17 (8.54%) jQuery
2 17 (8.54%) CSS
2 17 (8.54%) XSD
3 16 (8.04%) Spring
4 15 (7.54%) Spring MVC
4 15 (7.54%) JSP
5 6 (3.02%) Web Services
5 6 (3.02%) ODBC
6 5 (2.51%) HTML5
7 4 (2.01%) .NET
8 2 (1.01%) CSS3
8 2 (1.01%) D3.js
8 2 (1.01%) OLE
8 2 (1.01%) XHTML
9 1 (0.50%) SOAP
9 1 (0.50%) XSL
9 1 (0.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.53%) Data Conversion
3 12 (6.03%) NHS
4 11 (5.53%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.02%) iPad
6 6 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.51%) Replication
7 5 (2.51%) FMCG
7 5 (2.51%) Data Extraction
8 4 (2.01%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.01%) Data Integration
8 4 (2.01%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.51%) Statistics
9 3 (1.51%) Derivative
9 3 (1.51%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.51%) Fixed Income
10 2 (1.01%) User Experience
10 2 (1.01%) Open Source
10 2 (1.01%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.05%) Windows
2 19 (9.55%) UNIX
3 18 (9.05%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (100.00%) Validation
2 71 (35.68%) Migration
3 47 (23.62%) Data Migration
4 39 (19.60%) Data Modelling
5 32 (16.08%) Data Analysis
6 31 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (14.07%) Data Cleansing
8 26 (13.07%) ETL
9 24 (12.06%) Project Management
10 23 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (9.05%) E-Commerce
12 18 (9.05%) Unit Testing
12 18 (9.05%) Data Management
12 18 (9.05%) Scrum
13 17 (8.54%) Data Mapping
14 15 (7.54%) Integration Testing
14 15 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (7.54%) SEO
14 15 (7.54%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 79 (39.70%) SQL
2 20 (10.05%) Java
3 10 (5.03%) PL/SQL
4 8 (4.02%) VBA
4 8 (4.02%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.02%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.01%) Perl
7 3 (1.51%) VB
8 2 (1.01%) Ruby
8 2 (1.01%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.50%) ABAP
9 1 (0.50%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (3.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.02%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.51%) ISEB
3 3 (1.51%) ECDL
3 3 (1.51%) Degree
4 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.50%) HNC
5 1 (0.50%) HND
5 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.05%) QA
2 10 (5.03%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) GCP
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 3 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (16.08%) SAP
2 24 (12.06%) Microsoft
3 23 (11.56%) Oracle
4 16 (8.04%) hybris
5 9 (4.52%) HP
5 9 (4.52%) Citrix
5 9 (4.52%) Informatica
6 7 (3.52%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.51%) Siebel
7 5 (2.51%) Google
8 4 (2.01%) Talend
9 3 (1.51%) Cognos
9 3 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.01%) Omniture
11 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.50%) ATG
11 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.50%) Cerner
11 1 (0.50%) Endeca
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