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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 492 501 487
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 117 87 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 39 37
Average daily rate
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£300 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £181 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £396 £325
% change year-on-year
-26.13% +21.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.81 £40.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.98% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-51.25% +150.00%

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
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +7 105 £300 -20.00% 17
London +14 44 £400 +6.66% 9
South East -8 19 £250 +3.09% 3
City of London +19 14 £450 +34.32% 5
North West -14 11 £290 -39.89% 2
Hampshire +6 10 £185 - 1
Scotland - 9 £330 -
Manchester - 8 £300 - 2
Edinburgh - 8 £330 -
East of England +8 7 £360 +15.20%
East Midlands +3 7 £160 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 7 £160 - 2
South West +9 6 £385 -
West Midlands -17 5 £425 +112.23%
Basingstoke - 5 £128 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £150 - 2
Andover - 4 £250 -
Somerset - 4 £420 -
Essex - 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £413 - 1
Yorkshire -17 3 £300 -29.49% 1
Taunton - 3 - -
West Yorkshire -17 2 £300 -29.49%
North East - 2 - -
Watford - 2 £360 -
Cumbria - 2 - -
Durham - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £360 -
West Sussex - 2 £303 - 1
Darlington - 2 - -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Validation
2 105 (47.09%) SQL
3 70 (31.39%) Migration
4 59 (26.46%) Data Analysis
5 56 (25.11%) Data Migration
6 47 (21.08%) SAP
7 45 (20.18%) Finance
8 42 (18.83%) ETL
9 34 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (14.80%) Data Cleansing
10 33 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (14.35%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (13.90%) Data Management
13 27 (12.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (12.11%) QA
14 26 (11.66%) Data Modelling
14 26 (11.66%) Data Governance
15 25 (11.21%) SQL Server
16 22 (9.87%) MS Excel
17 21 (9.42%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (8.52%) Test Scripting
19 19 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (8.52%) Analytics
19 19 (8.52%) Data Mapping
20 18 (8.07%) Project Management
20 18 (8.07%) Oracle
20 18 (8.07%) Microsoft
21 17 (7.62%) Banking

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 9 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.69%) Confluence
2 6 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.24%) SAS
4 2 (0.90%) WordPress
4 2 (0.90%) Drupal
4 2 (0.90%) CMS
5 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.04%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (3.59%) MS Office
4 3 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.45%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (4.04%) SAP MM
2 7 (3.14%) SAP PP
3 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.90%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.90%) Primavera
4 2 (0.90%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.45%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.45%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.45%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.45%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.90%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.35%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (12.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (11.21%) SQL Server
4 21 (9.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (4.93%) Relational Database
6 11 (4.93%) Data Mining
6 11 (4.93%) MySQL
7 9 (4.04%) QlikView
7 9 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.69%) SAP BW
9 5 (2.24%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.35%) MS Access
11 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.90%) Base SAS
12 2 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 10 (4.48%) JIRA
2 8 (3.59%) Subversion
3 7 (3.14%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (2.69%) JUnit
5 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.35%) LSMW
6 2 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.45%) Toad
7 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.45%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.45%) Selenium
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.45%) Maven
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (20.18%) Finance
2 17 (7.62%) Banking
3 6 (2.69%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.24%) Front Office
5 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.35%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) French Language
7 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.90%) Automotive
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
8 1 (0.45%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 116 (52.02%) Analyst
2 72 (32.29%) Data Analyst
3 23 (10.31%) Developer
4 19 (8.52%) Project Manager
4 19 (8.52%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.17%) Data Manager
6 15 (6.73%) SAP Analyst
7 14 (6.28%) Test Analyst
7 14 (6.28%) Consultant
7 14 (6.28%) SAP Data Analyst
8 11 (4.93%) Data Warehouse Analyst
9 10 (4.48%) Functional Analyst
9 10 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.04%) SAP Functional Analyst
11 6 (2.69%) Data Migration Manager
11 6 (2.69%) Hybris Developer
11 6 (2.69%) Senior Data Analyst
11 6 (2.69%) Tester
12 5 (2.24%) Architect
12 5 (2.24%) Data Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.28%) XML
2 9 (4.04%) HTML
2 9 (4.04%) CSS
3 8 (3.59%) jQuery
3 8 (3.59%) Ajax
4 7 (3.14%) XSD
4 7 (3.14%) Spring
5 6 (2.69%) Spring MVC
5 6 (2.69%) ODBC
5 6 (2.69%) JSP
5 6 (2.69%) .NET
6 5 (2.24%) Web Services
7 3 (1.35%) Jinja
8 2 (0.90%) CSS3
8 2 (0.90%) HTML5
8 2 (0.90%) XHTML
9 1 (0.45%) Middleware
9 1 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.45%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.28%) Data Conversion
3 10 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.04%) Data Integration
5 8 (3.59%) NHS
6 7 (3.14%) FMCG
7 6 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.24%) Replication
8 5 (2.24%) Market Risk
8 5 (2.24%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.24%) iPad
8 5 (2.24%) Data Extraction
9 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.35%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.35%) Derivative
10 3 (1.35%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.35%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.90%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.90%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.38%) UNIX
2 9 (4.04%) Windows
3 7 (3.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (100.00%) Validation
2 70 (31.39%) Migration
3 59 (26.46%) Data Analysis
4 56 (25.11%) Data Migration
5 42 (18.83%) ETL
6 33 (14.80%) Data Cleansing
6 33 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (13.90%) Data Management
8 26 (11.66%) Data Modelling
8 26 (11.66%) Data Governance
9 21 (9.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (8.52%) Test Scripting
11 19 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (8.52%) Analytics
11 19 (8.52%) Data Mapping
12 18 (8.07%) Project Management
13 15 (6.73%) Data Transformation
14 14 (6.28%) Workflow
15 13 (5.83%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 105 (47.09%) SQL
2 14 (6.28%) T-SQL
3 11 (4.93%) Java
4 6 (2.69%) C#
4 6 (2.69%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.35%) Python
5 3 (1.35%) VBA
5 3 (1.35%) C
5 3 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.90%) Ruby
6 2 (0.90%) Perl
6 2 (0.90%) PHP
6 2 (0.90%) C++
7 1 (0.45%) VB
7 1 (0.45%) ABAP
7 1 (0.45%) Jython
7 1 (0.45%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 16 (7.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.73%) Degree
3 12 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.14%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.79%) ISEB
6 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.11%) QA
2 11 (4.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.90%) COREP
3 2 (0.90%) FINREP
4 1 (0.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) MiFID
4 1 (0.45%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 7 (3.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (21.08%) SAP
2 18 (8.07%) Oracle
2 18 (8.07%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.17%) Business Objects
4 9 (4.04%) HP
5 7 (3.14%) Talend
6 6 (2.69%) hybris
6 6 (2.69%) Citrix
7 5 (2.24%) Siebel
7 5 (2.24%) Google
8 4 (1.79%) Informatica
9 3 (1.35%) Cadence
10 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.45%) ESRI
11 1 (0.45%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.45%) Cognos
11 1 (0.45%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.45%) Facebook
11 1 (0.45%) Twitter
11 1 (0.45%) Tableau
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City, London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Sussex
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £335 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Orgtel
Rate: £120 - £135 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £19 - £20 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Manchester
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Rate: £13 - £16 per hour
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