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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 520 498 521
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 99 103 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 30
Average daily rate £375 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £16.85 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.76%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 89 £400 -10.11% 6
London -30 35 £500 +5.26% 4
Yorkshire - 18 £338 -
South East +7 17 £400 +23.07%
Leeds - 16 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 16 £325 -
Belfast - 10 £275 -
Northern Ireland - 10 £275 -
County Antrim - 10 £275 -
City of London +37 8 £550 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 8 £378 -
West Midlands -12 7 £375 +136.22%
West Sussex +11 5 £400 +33.33%
North West -22 5 £713 +18.75%
Milton Keynes +10 4 £378 -
Walsall - 4 - -
East Midlands -10 3 - -
Manchester -17 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Derby - 3 - -
East of England - 3 £375 - 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 - 1
Brighton - 2 £285 -
Portsmouth - 2 £625 -
East Sussex - 2 £285 -
Hampshire - 2 £625 -
Docklands, London +7 1 £375 -28.22%
Warwickshire +4 1 £288 -
South West 0 1 - -
Coventry -4 1 £375 +316.66%

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Validation
2 98 (55.06%) SQL
3 57 (32.02%) Finance
4 43 (24.16%) Data Quality
5 40 (22.47%) Migration
6 39 (21.91%) Data Analysis
6 39 (21.91%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (21.91%) ETL
7 37 (20.79%) SQL Server
8 33 (18.54%) MS Excel
9 30 (16.85%) Data Migration
10 29 (16.29%) Oracle
10 29 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (15.17%) Banking
12 25 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (13.48%) Data Modelling
14 23 (12.92%) QA
15 22 (12.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (12.36%) Test Scripting
16 20 (11.24%) C#
16 20 (11.24%) Microsoft
16 20 (11.24%) Data Cleansing
17 19 (10.67%) Project Management
17 19 (10.67%) MS Access
17 19 (10.67%) Degree
18 18 (10.11%) Java
19 17 (9.55%) VBA
20 16 (8.99%) OLAP
20 16 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (6.74%) SAS
2 9 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.81%) PowerExchange
4 3 (1.69%) Confluence
4 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.12%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (18.54%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.30%) MS Office
2 13 (7.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (6.74%) MS Visio
4 10 (5.62%) MS Project
5 6 (3.37%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.12%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.12%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.56%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.56%) FastStats
3 1 (0.56%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) Force.com
2 1 (0.56%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.81%) NAS
1 5 (2.81%) SAN
2 3 (1.69%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.91%) Data Warehouse
2 37 (20.79%) SQL Server
3 22 (12.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (10.67%) MS Access
5 16 (8.99%) OLAP
6 15 (8.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (7.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (6.74%) Oracle Database
9 9 (5.06%) Relational Database
10 8 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (3.93%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (3.93%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (3.37%) Base SAS
12 6 (3.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 6 (3.37%) Data Mining
12 6 (3.37%) OLAP Cube
12 6 (3.37%) Oracle ODI
13 5 (2.81%) MySQL
13 5 (2.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (6.18%) JIRA
2 4 (2.25%) JUnit
3 3 (1.69%) ERwin
3 3 (1.69%) Subversion
4 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.56%) DbUnit
5 1 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.56%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.56%) JMeter
5 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.56%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.56%) Selenium
5 1 (0.56%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (0.56%) SilkTest
5 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.56%) Toad
5 1 (0.56%) Zephyr
General
1 57 (32.02%) Finance
2 27 (15.17%) Banking
3 5 (2.81%) Front Office
3 5 (2.81%) Retail
4 4 (2.25%) Legal
4 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.12%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.12%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (42.13%) Analyst
2 42 (23.60%) Developer
3 35 (19.66%) Data Analyst
4 26 (14.61%) Test Analyst
5 13 (7.30%) Consultant
6 8 (4.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (4.49%) Lead Developer
6 8 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
7 7 (3.93%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.93%) Data Manager
7 7 (3.93%) Project Manager
7 7 (3.93%) SQL Data Analyst
7 7 (3.93%) Test Leader
8 6 (3.37%) Architect
8 6 (3.37%) Informatica Consultant
9 5 (2.81%) C# Developer
9 5 (2.81%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (2.81%) Manual Test Analyst
9 5 (2.81%) SAS Developer
9 5 (2.81%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.93%) .NET
1 7 (3.93%) ASP.NET
1 7 (3.93%) WCF
1 7 (3.93%) WPF
2 6 (3.37%) MDX
2 6 (3.37%) XML
3 5 (2.81%) CSS
3 5 (2.81%) HTML
4 4 (2.25%) Ajax
4 4 (2.25%) Web Services
5 3 (1.69%) jQuery
5 3 (1.69%) JSP
5 3 (1.69%) Spring
5 3 (1.69%) Spring MVC
5 3 (1.69%) Visualforce
5 3 (1.69%) XSD
6 2 (1.12%) SOAP
7 1 (0.56%) ADO
7 1 (0.56%) XHTML
7 1 (0.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.62%) Market Risk
3 8 (4.49%) Credit Risk
4 7 (3.93%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.37%) Statistics
6 5 (2.81%) EMC Centera
6 5 (2.81%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.81%) NHS
7 4 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.25%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.69%) iPad
9 2 (1.12%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.12%) Derivative
10 1 (0.56%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.56%) FMCG
10 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.62%) Unix
2 7 (3.93%) Linux
3 5 (2.81%) AIX
3 5 (2.81%) Windows
4 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (100.00%) Validation
2 40 (22.47%) Migration
3 39 (21.91%) Data Analysis
3 39 (21.91%) ETL
4 30 (16.85%) Data Migration
5 29 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (13.48%) Data Modelling
8 22 (12.36%) Test Scripting
9 20 (11.24%) Data Cleansing
10 19 (10.67%) Project Management
11 16 (8.99%) Analytics
11 16 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (8.43%) Defect Management
13 11 (6.18%) Data Reconciliation
14 10 (5.62%) Data Management
14 10 (5.62%) MVC
14 10 (5.62%) Risk Management
14 10 (5.62%) Scrum
15 9 (5.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 98 (55.06%) SQL
2 20 (11.24%) C#
3 18 (10.11%) Java
4 17 (9.55%) VBA
5 11 (6.18%) T-SQL
6 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.49%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.49%) VBScript
8 7 (3.93%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.37%) C++
9 6 (3.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 6 (3.37%) R
10 5 (2.81%) C-shell
10 5 (2.81%) Korn
10 5 (2.81%) MATLAB
10 5 (2.81%) VB
11 4 (2.25%) VC++
12 3 (1.69%) Apex Code
13 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (10.67%) Degree
2 12 (6.74%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.81%) ISTQB
3 5 (2.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) APMP
6 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PMP
6 1 (0.56%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (24.16%) Data Quality
2 23 (12.92%) QA
3 4 (2.25%) Basel II
4 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.56%) CDISC
5 1 (0.56%) SLA
5 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.12%) HDFS
1 2 (1.12%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 29 (16.29%) Oracle
2 20 (11.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.87%) Informatica
4 13 (7.30%) SAP
5 7 (3.93%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.93%) WorldPay
6 5 (2.81%) EMC
7 3 (1.69%) hybris
7 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.12%) Cognos
8 2 (1.12%) Siebel
8 2 (1.12%) Teradata
8 2 (1.12%) Yardi
9 1 (0.56%) Actimize
9 1 (0.56%) Alterian
9 1 (0.56%) Apple
9 1 (0.56%) CODA
9 1 (0.56%) Google
9 1 (0.56%) IBM
9 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
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