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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 489 490 485
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 118 92 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 36 40
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£360 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £516 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £373 £375
% change year-on-year
-19.57% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.81 £47.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.19% +183.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £41.50 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £53.50 £17.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £47.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-58.94% +183.58%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -4 112 £360 +4.72% 18
London -3 40 £450 +33.33% 5
South East -10 23 £303 +72.85% 5
City of London +9 14 £500 +40.35% 1
North West -13 12 £280 -41.96% 1
Yorkshire -14 10 £300 -29.49% 3
East of England +14 9 £351 +12.16%
Hampshire +5 9 £185 -
East Midlands -2 9 £160 - 2
Manchester -3 9 £290 - 1
West Yorkshire -9 8 £338 -20.68% 1
Leeds - 8 £338 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 8 £160 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £423 - 2
Nottingham - 6 £140 - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £413 +135.71% 3
West Midlands -14 5 £425 +322.88%
Basingstoke - 5 £128 -
Oxford - 4 £441 - 1
Andover - 4 £250 -
Essex - 4 £350 -
Scotland - 4 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £360 -
Edinburgh - 3 £400 -
South West +5 2 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes +3 2 £413 +135.71% 3
West Sussex - 2 £303 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Watford - 2 £360 -
Bedfordshire +5 1 - -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 206 (100.00%) Validation
2 97 (47.09%) SQL
3 62 (30.10%) Data Analysis
4 53 (25.73%) Migration
5 46 (22.33%) Data Migration
6 41 (19.90%) Finance
6 41 (19.90%) ETL
7 40 (19.42%) SAP
8 38 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (17.96%) Business Intelligence
10 32 (15.53%) Data Management
11 29 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (13.59%) Data Modelling
13 26 (12.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (12.14%) Data Cleansing
14 25 (12.14%) SQL Server
14 25 (12.14%) Data Governance
15 24 (11.65%) QA
16 23 (11.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 23 (11.17%) MS Excel
17 21 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (9.71%) Microsoft
19 19 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (9.22%) Test Scripting
20 18 (8.74%) Degree
20 18 (8.74%) Data Mapping
21 17 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
21 17 (8.25%) Banking
22 16 (7.77%) Business Objects
22 16 (7.77%) Analytics

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.43%) SAS
2 5 (2.43%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.94%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.40%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (2.91%) MS Office
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.91%) SAP PP
2 5 (2.43%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.97%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.97%) Primavera
4 1 (0.49%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.49%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.49%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.49%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.49%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.08%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (12.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (12.14%) SQL Server
4 21 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (6.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.85%) MySQL
6 10 (4.85%) Data Mining
7 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.40%) QlikView
9 6 (2.91%) SAP BW
9 6 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.43%) SAP Data Services
11 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.97%) Base SAS
13 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.97%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (4.37%) JIRA
2 7 (3.40%) Talend Open Studio
3 4 (1.94%) Subversion
3 4 (1.94%) JUnit
4 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.97%) LSMW
6 1 (0.49%) Toad
6 1 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.49%) Maven
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (19.90%) Finance
2 17 (8.25%) Banking
3 6 (2.91%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.43%) Front Office
5 3 (1.46%) Publishing
6 2 (0.97%) French Language
6 2 (0.97%) Automotive
6 2 (0.97%) Legal
6 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.97%) Back Office
6 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 116 (56.31%) Analyst
2 77 (37.38%) Data Analyst
3 20 (9.71%) Project Manager
4 18 (8.74%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.77%) Developer
5 16 (7.77%) Test Analyst
6 15 (7.28%) Data Manager
7 11 (5.34%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Consultant
9 9 (4.37%) SAP Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) SAP Data Analyst
11 6 (2.91%) Data Migration Manager
11 6 (2.91%) Senior Data Analyst
12 5 (2.43%) Tester
12 5 (2.43%) Performance Analyst
12 5 (2.43%) SAP Consultant
13 4 (1.94%) Data Governance Manager
13 4 (1.94%) Test Leader
13 4 (1.94%) Governance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.31%) XML
2 7 (3.40%) HTML
3 5 (2.43%) CSS
3 5 (2.43%) Spring
4 4 (1.94%) jQuery
4 4 (1.94%) Spring MVC
4 4 (1.94%) Ajax
4 4 (1.94%) .NET
4 4 (1.94%) JSP
4 4 (1.94%) XSD
5 3 (1.46%) J2EE
5 3 (1.46%) Jinja
6 2 (0.97%) Web Services
7 1 (0.49%) Middleware
7 1 (0.49%) SOAP
7 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.49%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.45%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.31%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.88%) Data Integration
3 8 (3.88%) Data Conversion
4 5 (2.43%) NHS
4 5 (2.43%) Market Risk
4 5 (2.43%) FMCG
5 4 (1.94%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.94%) Replication
5 4 (1.94%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.46%) Derivative
6 3 (1.46%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (1.46%) iPad
6 3 (1.46%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.97%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.97%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.97%) Equities
8 1 (0.49%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.34%) UNIX
2 3 (1.46%) Windows
3 1 (0.49%) Linux
3 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (100.00%) Validation
2 62 (30.10%) Data Analysis
3 53 (25.73%) Migration
4 46 (22.33%) Data Migration
5 41 (19.90%) ETL
6 37 (17.96%) Business Intelligence
7 32 (15.53%) Data Management
8 28 (13.59%) Data Modelling
9 25 (12.14%) Data Cleansing
9 25 (12.14%) Data Governance
10 23 (11.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (9.22%) Test Scripting
12 18 (8.74%) Data Mapping
13 17 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (7.77%) Analytics
15 15 (7.28%) Project Management
16 11 (5.34%) Performance Management
16 11 (5.34%) Data Transformation
17 10 (4.85%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 97 (47.09%) SQL
2 13 (6.31%) Java
3 11 (5.34%) T-SQL
4 7 (3.40%) VBA
5 6 (2.91%) C#
6 5 (2.43%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.46%) Python
7 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.97%) C++
8 2 (0.97%) C
9 1 (0.49%) Jython
9 1 (0.49%) VB
9 1 (0.49%) ABAP
9 1 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (8.74%) Degree
2 15 (7.28%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.40%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.94%) ISEB
6 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.65%) QA
2 11 (5.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.97%) COREP
3 2 (0.97%) FINREP
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) MiFID
4 1 (0.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (19.42%) SAP
2 20 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.77%) Business Objects
4 13 (6.31%) Oracle
5 7 (3.40%) HP
5 7 (3.40%) Talend
6 4 (1.94%) hybris
7 3 (1.46%) Cadence
7 3 (1.46%) Informatica
7 3 (1.46%) IBM
7 3 (1.46%) ILOG
8 2 (0.97%) Google
8 2 (0.97%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.49%) ESRI
9 1 (0.49%) VMware
9 1 (0.49%) Cognos
9 1 (0.49%) Intel
9 1 (0.49%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.49%) Facebook
Derby, Derbyshire
Aerotek
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £42,000 per annum 12 Month Fixed Term
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North Yorkshire
Volt
Rate: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Nottingham
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Posted: 22 days ago