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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 483 513 497
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -16
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 117 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 29 49
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £218 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £316
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £20.43 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.30% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £21.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-19.76% +90.90%

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
42487 38184 36396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.65% 73.77% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27602 23709 21229
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1158 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014.

Data Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Data Validation
Top 28 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 28 November 2014. 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 -6 109 £350 -6.66% 9
London +30 59 £478 +19.37% 5
South East -14 21 £300 -29.41% 1
City of London +28 8 £500 +80.99% 4
South West - 8 £350 - 2
East Midlands +5 7 £163 -
West Midlands -10 7 £228 -39.33%
Wales - 4 £250 -
South Wales - 3 £250 -
Bristol - 2 £388 -
Berkshire +2 1 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -8 1 £270 -20.00%
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Crawley - 1 £300 -
Horsham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Salisbury - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Watford - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 211 (100.00%) Validation
2 81 (38.39%) SQL
3 66 (31.28%) Migration
4 56 (26.54%) MS Excel
5 45 (21.33%) Finance
6 39 (18.48%) Data Migration
7 38 (18.01%) Data Modelling
8 37 (17.54%) Data Analysis
9 34 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (15.64%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (14.69%) Oracle
12 29 (13.74%) Microsoft
12 29 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (12.80%) Data Cleansing
14 26 (12.32%) SAP
14 26 (12.32%) ETL
15 24 (11.37%) Windows
15 24 (11.37%) MS Office
16 23 (10.90%) Windows 7
17 22 (10.43%) XML
17 22 (10.43%) HTML
17 22 (10.43%) Java
18 21 (9.95%) Project Management
19 20 (9.48%) Telecoms
19 20 (9.48%) Scrum
19 20 (9.48%) MS PowerPoint
20 19 (9.00%) JIRA
20 19 (9.00%) UNIX
20 19 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
20 19 (9.00%) E-Commerce

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 17 (8.06%) Tomcat
2 15 (7.11%) Confluence
3 8 (3.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.42%) SAS
5 2 (0.95%) CMS
5 2 (0.95%) Drupal
5 2 (0.95%) MS Project Server
5 2 (0.95%) WordPress
6 1 (0.47%) Lync
6 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 56 (26.54%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.37%) MS Office
3 20 (9.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (6.16%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.47%) FastStats
6 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.90%) SAP MM
3 3 (1.42%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.42%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.42%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.95%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.95%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.95%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.79%) Internet
2 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.64%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (9.00%) Relational Database
3 17 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (8.06%) MySQL
4 16 (7.58%) MS Access
4 16 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 14 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (5.69%) RDBMS
7 10 (4.74%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (4.27%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (3.79%) QlikView
9 8 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (3.79%) Oracle Database
10 6 (2.84%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.90%) SQLPlus
11 4 (1.90%) DB2
11 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
13 2 (0.95%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (9.00%) JIRA
2 17 (8.06%) Subversion
3 16 (7.58%) JUnit
4 6 (2.84%) Toad
5 4 (1.90%) LSMW
6 3 (1.42%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.95%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 45 (21.33%) Finance
2 20 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.16%) Banking
4 7 (3.32%) Legal
5 6 (2.84%) Retail
6 2 (0.95%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 91 (43.13%) Analyst
2 40 (18.96%) Data Analyst
3 39 (18.48%) Developer
4 26 (12.32%) Business Analyst
5 17 (8.06%) Hybris Developer
6 13 (6.16%) Coordinator
6 13 (6.16%) Consultant
7 9 (4.27%) Administrator
7 9 (4.27%) PMO Analyst
8 8 (3.79%) Data Administrator
9 7 (3.32%) SAP Analyst
9 7 (3.32%) SAP Data Analyst
9 7 (3.32%) Test Analyst
9 7 (3.32%) Functional Analyst
9 7 (3.32%) Information Analyst
10 6 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.84%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 6 (2.84%) Architect
10 6 (2.84%) Senior Developer
10 6 (2.84%) SAP Functional Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.43%) XML
1 22 (10.43%) HTML
2 18 (8.53%) XSD
2 18 (8.53%) CSS
2 18 (8.53%) jQuery
2 18 (8.53%) Ajax
3 17 (8.06%) Spring
4 16 (7.58%) JSP
4 16 (7.58%) Spring MVC
5 6 (2.84%) Web Services
5 6 (2.84%) ODBC
5 6 (2.84%) HTML5
6 4 (1.90%) .NET
7 3 (1.42%) D3.js
8 2 (0.95%) BAPI
8 2 (0.95%) OLE
8 2 (0.95%) XHTML
8 2 (0.95%) CSS3
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.47%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.16%) NHS
3 10 (4.74%) Data Conversion
4 8 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.79%) Data Extraction
5 6 (2.84%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.37%) FMCG
6 5 (2.37%) iPad
7 4 (1.90%) Statistics
7 4 (1.90%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.42%) Open Source
8 3 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.42%) Replication
9 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.95%) EPoS
9 2 (0.95%) Biometrics
9 2 (0.95%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.37%) Windows
2 23 (10.90%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.00%) UNIX
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (100.00%) Validation
2 66 (31.28%) Migration
3 39 (18.48%) Data Migration
4 38 (18.01%) Data Modelling
5 37 (17.54%) Data Analysis
6 34 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (12.80%) Data Cleansing
9 26 (12.32%) ETL
10 21 (9.95%) Project Management
11 20 (9.48%) Scrum
12 19 (9.00%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (9.00%) E-Commerce
13 18 (8.53%) Data Management
14 17 (8.06%) Unit Testing
14 17 (8.06%) Integration Testing
15 16 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (7.58%) Data Mapping
15 16 (7.58%) MVC
16 15 (7.11%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 81 (38.39%) SQL
2 22 (10.43%) Java
3 13 (6.16%) PL/SQL
4 8 (3.79%) VBA
5 7 (3.32%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.32%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.90%) VB
7 3 (1.42%) Perl
8 2 (0.95%) Ruby
8 2 (0.95%) PHP
8 2 (0.95%) C
8 2 (0.95%) C#
9 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.47%) ABAP
9 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (4.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.42%) ECDL
3 3 (1.42%) ISEB
3 3 (1.42%) Degree
4 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.95%) PMP
4 2 (0.95%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) HNC
5 1 (0.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.21%) QA
2 9 (4.27%) SLA
3 8 (3.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.47%) GCP
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (14.69%) Oracle
2 29 (13.74%) Microsoft
3 26 (12.32%) SAP
4 17 (8.06%) hybris
5 15 (7.11%) Informatica
6 9 (4.27%) Citrix
7 8 (3.79%) HP
8 5 (2.37%) Siebel
9 4 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.90%) Cognos
10 3 (1.42%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.42%) Google
11 2 (0.95%) Omniture
11 2 (0.95%) DataFlux
11 2 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.95%) Talend
12 1 (0.47%) Demandware
12 1 (0.47%) Vermilion
12 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
12 1 (0.47%) CheckPoint
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