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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 489 522 513
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -9
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 132 89 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 40 25
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£357 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.52% +2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £164 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £185 £283
% change year-on-year
+83.78% -34.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.25 £37.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.67% +120.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £22.60 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.62 £51.40 £17.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £55.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-79.09% +214.28%

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Data Validation Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 +11 125 £351 -9.07% 18
London +9 46 £425 -5.55% 8
Yorkshire -6 20 £375 -5.30% 3
West Yorkshire -10 17 £375 -5.30% 2
Leeds - 17 £375 - 2
City of London -3 15 £500 -4.76% 2
West Midlands +10 13 £275 +41.02% 1
South East -25 13 £423 +128.37% 2
East Midlands +9 11 £160 - 1
Nottinghamshire +1 10 £160 - 1
Birmingham +11 9 £275 +80.32%
Nottingham -4 9 £160 - 1
East of England +7 8 £351 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £423 -
North West -24 5 £275 -40.21%
North East - 4 £200 -
Oxford - 4 £441 -
Essex - 4 £438 -
Kent -3 3 £200 +73.91% 2
Midlands - 3 - -
Sunderland - 3 £200 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £200 -
Chelmsford - 3 £475 -
Northallerton - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Worcester +6 2 £215 +10.25%
Worcestershire +3 2 £215 +10.25%
Manchester -7 2 £313 -
Cheshire -9 2 £190 -58.69%

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 247 (100.00%) Validation
2 112 (45.34%) SQL
3 81 (32.79%) Data Analysis
4 59 (23.89%) Migration
5 48 (19.43%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (18.62%) ETL
7 45 (18.22%) Data Migration
8 43 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
9 40 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
10 37 (14.98%) MS Excel
11 35 (14.17%) Microsoft
12 34 (13.77%) SAP
12 34 (13.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 33 (13.36%) Data Management
14 32 (12.96%) Finance
15 31 (12.55%) Data Modelling
16 30 (12.15%) Data Governance
17 29 (11.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 27 (10.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 27 (10.93%) Data Mapping
19 25 (10.12%) SQL Server
20 24 (9.72%) Test Scripting
21 21 (8.50%) Data Cleansing
21 21 (8.50%) Banking
21 21 (8.50%) Oracle
22 19 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
22 19 (7.69%) Time Management
22 19 (7.69%) Degree
23 18 (7.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 17 (6.88%) QA

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (1.62%) SAS
2 3 (1.21%) PowerExchange
2 3 (1.21%) CMS
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (14.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.24%) MS Office
2 8 (3.24%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.21%) SAP PP
2 2 (0.81%) Primavera
2 2 (0.81%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.81%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.40%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.40%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.40%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.40%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.21%) SAN
1 3 (1.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (19.43%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (11.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (10.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (10.12%) SQL Server
5 18 (7.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (5.67%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (4.05%) Data Mining
8 9 (3.64%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (2.83%) QlikView
11 6 (2.43%) SAP Data Services
11 6 (2.43%) MySQL
12 5 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.62%) MS Access
14 3 (1.21%) PowerCenter
14 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (1.21%) Base SAS
15 2 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
15 2 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.83%) JIRA
2 3 (1.21%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (1.21%) Toad
3 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.40%) Maven
3 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (12.96%) Finance
2 21 (8.50%) Banking
3 8 (3.24%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.21%) Publishing
5 2 (0.81%) Automotive
5 2 (0.81%) Back Office
5 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.81%) French Language
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.40%) Front Office
6 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 145 (58.70%) Analyst
2 90 (36.44%) Data Analyst
3 25 (10.12%) Business Analyst
4 24 (9.72%) Test Analyst
5 19 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 18 (7.29%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 16 (6.48%) Developer
8 13 (5.26%) Consultant
9 12 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.05%) Senior Data Analyst
10 10 (4.05%) Senior Data Warehouse Analyst
10 10 (4.05%) Deployment Analyst
11 8 (3.24%) Data Migration Analyst
12 7 (2.83%) Configuration Analyst
12 7 (2.83%) Coordinator
12 7 (2.83%) Configuration Management Analyst
13 6 (2.43%) Project Coordinator
14 5 (2.02%) Administrator
14 5 (2.02%) Data Administrator
14 5 (2.02%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.86%) XML
2 5 (2.02%) HTML
3 4 (1.62%) J2EE
3 4 (1.62%) Jinja
4 3 (1.21%) Web Services
4 3 (1.21%) CSS
5 2 (0.81%) .NET
5 2 (0.81%) JSON
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.40%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.40%) HTML5
6 1 (0.40%) REST
6 1 (0.40%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.40%) SOAP
6 1 (0.40%) Middleware
6 1 (0.40%) Spring
6 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.41%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.48%) Data Integration
3 9 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.24%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.62%) NHS
6 4 (1.62%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.21%) GIS
7 3 (1.21%) EMC Centera
7 3 (1.21%) FMCG
7 3 (1.21%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.21%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.21%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.81%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.81%) Equities
8 2 (0.81%) Derivative
9 1 (0.40%) Informatics
9 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.45%) UNIX
2 4 (1.62%) Linux
3 3 (1.21%) AIX
4 2 (0.81%) Windows
5 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (100.00%) Validation
2 81 (32.79%) Data Analysis
3 59 (23.89%) Migration
4 46 (18.62%) ETL
5 45 (18.22%) Data Migration
6 40 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (13.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (13.36%) Data Management
9 31 (12.55%) Data Modelling
10 30 (12.15%) Data Governance
11 27 (10.93%) Data Mapping
12 24 (9.72%) Test Scripting
13 21 (8.50%) Data Cleansing
14 19 (7.69%) Time Management
14 19 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (6.88%) Analytics
16 16 (6.48%) ETL Development
17 15 (6.07%) Workflow
17 15 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (6.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (45.34%) SQL
2 10 (4.05%) T-SQL
3 9 (3.64%) Java
4 8 (3.24%) PL/SQL
4 8 (3.24%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.83%) VBA
6 6 (2.43%) C#
7 5 (2.02%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.62%) Python
9 3 (1.21%) Korn
9 3 (1.21%) C-shell
10 2 (0.81%) C
10 2 (0.81%) C++
11 1 (0.40%) Jython
11 1 (0.40%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 19 (7.69%) Degree
2 15 (6.07%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.83%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.21%) ISEB
7 1 (0.40%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.88%) QA
2 12 (4.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.21%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.81%) COREP
4 2 (0.81%) FINREP
5 1 (0.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.40%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (14.17%) Microsoft
2 34 (13.77%) SAP
3 21 (8.50%) Oracle
4 7 (2.83%) HP
4 7 (2.83%) Cadence
4 7 (2.83%) Computacenter
5 6 (2.43%) Informatica
6 5 (2.02%) hybris
6 5 (2.02%) IBM
7 4 (1.62%) ILOG
8 3 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.21%) EMC
8 3 (1.21%) Talend
8 3 (1.21%) WorldPay
9 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.81%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.40%) ESRI
10 1 (0.40%) VMware
10 1 (0.40%) Sage
10 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
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