The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Validation
UK
Rank 538 541 491
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -50
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 59 81 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 46 58
Median daily rate £363 £388 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £263 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £19.61 - £16.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 - £16.85

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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Data Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 44 £408 +1.87% 7
London -7 18 £388 -18.42% 4
County Antrim -10 11 £288 +4.54% 1
Belfast -11 11 £288 +4.54% 1
Northern Ireland -16 11 £288 +4.54% 1
South East +5 8 £281 -29.68%
City of London -2 7 £350 -33.33% 1
East of England +6 4 £469 +24.93% 2
Derby +5 4 - -
East Midlands +4 4 - -
Derbyshire +3 4 - -
Scotland +27 3 - -
South West +13 3 £420 - 1
Hertfordshire 0 3 £469 +24.93%
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £469 -
Swindon - 3 £420 -
Wiltshire - 3 £420 -
North West +24 2 £650 +18.18%
Berkshire +14 2 £338 +275.00%
Hampshire +9 2 - -
West Midlands -8 2 £220 -41.33%
Birmingham - 2 £220 -
Midlands - 2 £450 -
Liverpool - 2 £650 -
Merseyside - 2 £650 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Reading 0 1 £338 +275.00%
Yorkshire 0 1 - -
South Yorkshire -3 1 - -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 131 (100.00%) Validation
2 69 (52.67%) SQL
3 43 (32.82%) Migration
4 42 (32.06%) Finance
5 36 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (26.72%) Data Migration
7 31 (23.66%) ETL
8 28 (21.37%) Data Quality
9 26 (19.85%) C#
10 24 (18.32%) Data Cleansing
11 23 (17.56%) SQL Server
11 23 (17.56%) MS Excel
11 23 (17.56%) QA
12 21 (16.03%) SAP
12 21 (16.03%) XML
12 21 (16.03%) .NET
13 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
14 19 (14.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (13.74%) Data Modelling
15 18 (13.74%) Data Analysis
16 17 (12.98%) Data Transformation
17 16 (12.21%) Banking
17 16 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (12.21%) Degree
17 16 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (12.21%) MS Office
17 16 (12.21%) Management Information System
18 15 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (10.69%) Data Management
19 14 (10.69%) Integration Testing

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.34%) SAS
2 6 (4.58%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) Confluence
4 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.76%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 23 (17.56%) MS Excel
2 16 (12.21%) MS Office
3 10 (7.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (5.34%) SAP PM
3 5 (3.82%) SAP HR
4 4 (3.05%) Maximo
4 4 (3.05%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.76%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.76%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.76%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.76%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.58%) IaaS
2 6 (4.58%) PaaS
2 6 (4.58%) SaaS
3 5 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.53%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (1.53%) GitHub
5 1 (0.76%) FinancialForce.com
5 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (12.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.87%) Hadoop
3 9 (6.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.11%) Big Data
4 8 (6.11%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (4.58%) Data Lake
5 6 (4.58%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.58%) Power BI
5 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.82%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (3.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.82%) HDInsight
6 5 (3.82%) InfluxDB
6 5 (3.82%) OpenTSDB
6 5 (3.82%) Spatial Data
6 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (3.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.87%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.82%) LSMW
3 5 (3.82%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.05%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.05%) JIRA
5 3 (2.29%) HP UFT
6 2 (1.53%) ERwin
6 2 (1.53%) TestLink
7 1 (0.76%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.76%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.76%) Selenium
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (32.06%) Finance
2 16 (12.21%) Banking
3 9 (6.87%) Back Office
4 7 (5.34%) Front Office
5 5 (3.82%) Aerospace
6 3 (2.29%) Legal
6 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.53%) Marketing
8 1 (0.76%) Electronics
8 1 (0.76%) French Language
8 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.76%) German Language
8 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
8 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.76%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (35.11%) Analyst
2 35 (26.72%) Developer
3 15 (11.45%) Data Analyst
4 13 (9.92%) Test Analyst
5 9 (6.87%) .NET Developer
6 8 (6.11%) SQL Developer
7 7 (5.34%) Consultant
7 7 (5.34%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.34%) Tester
8 6 (4.58%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Data Engineer
8 6 (4.58%) Migration Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) SQL Analyst
8 6 (4.58%) Validation Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Data Migration Lead
9 5 (3.82%) ETL Analyst
9 5 (3.82%) Migration Specialist
9 5 (3.82%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.82%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.03%) .NET
1 21 (16.03%) XML
2 12 (9.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 10 (7.63%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.34%) Entity Framework
4 7 (5.34%) jQuery
4 7 (5.34%) Razor View Engine
4 7 (5.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (5.34%) Unity DI Container
5 6 (4.58%) ASP.NET
5 6 (4.58%) BAPI
5 6 (4.58%) JSON
5 6 (4.58%) Web Services
6 5 (3.82%) OAuth
6 5 (3.82%) RESTful
6 5 (3.82%) SAML
6 5 (3.82%) SOAP
6 5 (3.82%) WCF
6 5 (3.82%) XSD
6 5 (3.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.21%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.40%) Data Conversion
3 11 (8.40%) Visualisation
4 9 (6.87%) Mathematics
5 8 (6.11%) Data Structures
6 7 (5.34%) Data Integration
6 7 (5.34%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (4.58%) NHS
7 6 (4.58%) Virtual Team
8 5 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (3.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (3.05%) Data Extraction
9 4 (3.05%) Replication
10 3 (2.29%) Economics
10 3 (2.29%) Statistics
10 3 (2.29%) User Experience
11 2 (1.53%) Credit Risk
11 2 (1.53%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (1.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.34%) Linux
2 2 (1.53%) Windows
3 1 (0.76%) AIX
3 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.76%) Unix
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (100.00%) Validation
2 43 (32.82%) Migration
3 36 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (26.72%) Data Migration
5 31 (23.66%) ETL
6 24 (18.32%) Data Cleansing
7 19 (14.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (13.74%) Data Analysis
8 18 (13.74%) Data Modelling
9 17 (12.98%) Data Transformation
10 15 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (10.69%) Data Management
11 14 (10.69%) Integration Testing
12 13 (9.92%) Data Mapping
12 13 (9.92%) GAP Analysis
13 12 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (9.16%) MVC
14 11 (8.40%) BDD
15 10 (7.63%) OOD
15 10 (7.63%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (52.67%) SQL
2 26 (19.85%) C#
3 11 (8.40%) T-SQL
4 9 (6.87%) Python
5 8 (6.11%) R
5 8 (6.11%) VBA
6 7 (5.34%) Java
7 6 (4.58%) C
7 6 (4.58%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.05%) C++
8 4 (3.05%) XAML
9 3 (2.29%) VB
9 3 (2.29%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.76%) ABAP
11 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.76%) Perl
11 1 (0.76%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (12.21%) Degree
2 11 (8.40%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.29%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.53%) ACCA
5 2 (1.53%) CIMA
6 1 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.76%) MCSE
6 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (21.37%) Data Quality
2 23 (17.56%) QA
3 2 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.76%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.05%) Ansible
2 1 (0.76%) AppManager
2 1 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (16.03%) SAP
2 20 (15.27%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.92%) Tableau
4 10 (7.63%) Oracle
5 9 (6.87%) Talend
6 8 (6.11%) Informatica
7 6 (4.58%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.29%) Northgate
9 2 (1.53%) Adobe
9 2 (1.53%) Cognos
9 2 (1.53%) Google
9 2 (1.53%) IBM
9 2 (1.53%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.53%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.53%) Workday
9 2 (1.53%) Yardi
10 1 (0.76%) Infor
10 1 (0.76%) Remedy
10 1 (0.76%) WorldPay
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