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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 473 518 500
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -18
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 127 81 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 31 33
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£375 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £306 £200
% change year-on-year
-2.04% +53.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £37.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.81% +120.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £22.60 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £51.40 £17.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £55.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-73.63% +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
43473 40914 36692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 75.97% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 25608 22030
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 £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1201 1086
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +30 120 £375 -16.66% 14
London +6 41 £463 - 6
Yorkshire -7 17 £375 -11.86% 1
West Yorkshire -11 14 £375 -11.86% 1
Leeds - 14 £375 -
West Midlands +7 13 £425 +117.94% 1
South East -37 13 £423 +267.39% 3
City of London +6 12 £500 -4.76% 2
East Midlands +3 12 £160 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 11 £160 - 1
East of England +7 9 £350 +12.00%
Birmingham -1 9 £275 -8.33% 1
Nottingham - 9 £150 -
North West -17 7 £300 -37.82%
Manchester -9 6 £300 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £423 -
Essex - 5 £350 -
Edinburgh - 5 £400 - 1
Scotland - 5 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 4 - - 3
Oxford - 4 £441 -
South West -2 3 £300 - 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £300 -
Midlands - 3 - -
North East - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Durham - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £128 -
Northallerton - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 £438 -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Validation
2 103 (47.03%) SQL
3 66 (30.14%) Data Analysis
4 49 (22.37%) Migration
5 42 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
6 41 (18.72%) ETL
7 40 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (17.35%) Data Migration
9 34 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (15.07%) SAP
10 33 (15.07%) Data Management
11 32 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 31 (14.16%) Finance
13 29 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 27 (12.33%) MS Excel
15 26 (11.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 25 (11.42%) Data Governance
17 24 (10.96%) Data Modelling
17 24 (10.96%) Microsoft
18 23 (10.50%) Test Scripting
19 22 (10.05%) QA
19 22 (10.05%) SQL Server
20 19 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
21 18 (8.22%) Banking
21 18 (8.22%) Data Cleansing
21 18 (8.22%) Project Management
22 17 (7.76%) Oracle
22 17 (7.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 17 (7.76%) Degree
22 17 (7.76%) Data Mapping

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (2.28%) SAS
2 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.91%) CMS
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.46%) Confluence
3 1 (0.46%) PowerExchange
3 1 (0.46%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 27 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.65%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.28%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) SAP PP
2 2 (0.91%) Primavera
2 2 (0.91%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.91%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.46%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.46%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.46%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.46%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.46%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.46%) SAN
1 1 (0.46%) Internet
1 1 (0.46%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
2 29 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (11.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (10.05%) SQL Server
5 17 (7.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.57%) Data Mining
7 7 (3.20%) QlikView
7 7 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.20%) MySQL
8 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.28%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.37%) Base SAS
10 3 (1.37%) MS Access
11 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
12 1 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (2.28%) JIRA
2 4 (1.83%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (1.37%) Toad
4 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.91%) LSMW
5 1 (0.46%) Subversion
5 1 (0.46%) Maven
5 1 (0.46%) JUnit
5 1 (0.46%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 31 (14.16%) Finance
2 18 (8.22%) Banking
3 7 (3.20%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.37%) Publishing
5 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.91%) French Language
5 2 (0.91%) Automotive
5 2 (0.91%) Front Office
5 2 (0.91%) Back Office
5 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Military
6 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 133 (60.73%) Analyst
2 83 (37.90%) Data Analyst
3 21 (9.59%) Test Analyst
4 19 (8.68%) Business Analyst
5 18 (8.22%) Project Manager
6 17 (7.76%) Developer
6 17 (7.76%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 12 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.11%) Senior Data Analyst
8 9 (4.11%) Deployment Analyst
9 8 (3.65%) Senior Data Warehouse Analyst
10 7 (3.20%) Configuration Management Analyst
10 7 (3.20%) Configuration Analyst
10 7 (3.20%) Data Migration Analyst
11 5 (2.28%) Data Manager
11 5 (2.28%) Performance Analyst
11 5 (2.28%) SAP Analyst
12 4 (1.83%) Test Leader
12 4 (1.83%) SAP Data Analyst
12 4 (1.83%) Data Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.48%) XML
2 6 (2.74%) HTML
3 4 (1.83%) J2EE
3 4 (1.83%) CSS
3 4 (1.83%) Jinja
4 3 (1.37%) .NET
5 2 (0.91%) Spring
5 2 (0.91%) Web Services
6 1 (0.46%) Ajax
6 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.46%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.46%) jQuery
6 1 (0.46%) Visualforce
6 1 (0.46%) HTML5
6 1 (0.46%) REST
6 1 (0.46%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.46%) XSD
6 1 (0.46%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 42 (19.18%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.20%) Data Integration
3 7 (3.20%) Data Structures
4 5 (2.28%) NHS
5 4 (1.83%) FMCG
5 4 (1.83%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.37%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.37%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.37%) GIS
7 2 (0.91%) Equities
7 2 (0.91%) Derivative
7 2 (0.91%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.91%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.46%) Informatics
8 1 (0.46%) Replication
8 1 (0.46%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.65%) UNIX
2 2 (0.91%) Windows
2 2 (0.91%) Linux
3 1 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (100.00%) Validation
2 66 (30.14%) Data Analysis
3 49 (22.37%) Migration
4 41 (18.72%) ETL
5 40 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (17.35%) Data Migration
7 33 (15.07%) Data Management
8 32 (14.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 25 (11.42%) Data Governance
10 24 (10.96%) Data Modelling
11 23 (10.50%) Test Scripting
12 19 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (8.22%) Project Management
13 18 (8.22%) Data Cleansing
14 17 (7.76%) Data Mapping
15 15 (6.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (6.85%) Analytics
15 15 (6.85%) ETL Development
16 13 (5.94%) Data Reconciliation
17 12 (5.48%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 103 (47.03%) SQL
2 11 (5.02%) T-SQL
3 10 (4.57%) Java
4 7 (3.20%) VBA
5 6 (2.74%) C#
5 6 (2.74%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.28%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.83%) Python
7 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.91%) C++
8 2 (0.91%) C
9 1 (0.46%) ABAP
9 1 (0.46%) Jython
9 1 (0.46%) Korn
9 1 (0.46%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.46%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.46%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 17 (7.76%) Degree
2 15 (6.85%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.74%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.37%) ISEB
5 3 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.05%) QA
2 10 (4.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.91%) COREP
3 2 (0.91%) FINREP
3 2 (0.91%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.46%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (2.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (15.07%) SAP
2 24 (10.96%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.76%) Oracle
4 15 (6.85%) Business Objects
5 6 (2.74%) Computacenter
6 5 (2.28%) HP
7 4 (1.83%) ILOG
7 4 (1.83%) IBM
7 4 (1.83%) Talend
7 4 (1.83%) Cadence
8 3 (1.37%) Informatica
9 2 (0.91%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.46%) ESRI
10 1 (0.46%) VMware
10 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.46%) Sage
10 1 (0.46%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.46%) EMC
10 1 (0.46%) Intel
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £42,000 per annum 12 Month Fixed Term
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Truphone
Rate: Rate tbc
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £275.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 21 days ago