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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 510 500 474
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 89 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 38 33
Average daily rate
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£280 £393 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.66% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £231 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
-26.47% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £40.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +3 81 £280 -27.27% 11
London +1 38 £290 -31.76% 5
South East -25 15 £250 -48.05% 4
North West - 10 £295 - 1
Hampshire -5 9 £235 - 3
City of London +8 8 £450 +12.50% 2
East Midlands - 5 £143 -
Edinburgh - 5 £303 -
Manchester - 5 £280 - 1
Scotland - 5 £303 - 1
West Midlands -11 4 £90 -58.18%
Andover - 4 £250 - 1
South West - 4 £420 -
East of England +6 3 £360 +15.20%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £413 -
Surrey +3 1 - - 1
Midlands +2 1 - -
Warwickshire -2 1 - -
Berkshire -11 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £360 -
Watford - 1 £360 -
Woking - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Alcester - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -
Salisbury - - - -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Validation
2 103 (47.91%) SQL
3 74 (34.42%) Migration
4 61 (28.37%) Data Analysis
5 54 (25.12%) Data Migration
6 47 (21.86%) Finance
7 44 (20.47%) SAP
8 41 (19.07%) ETL
9 34 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (15.35%) Data Modelling
11 32 (14.88%) Data Management
12 31 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (14.42%) MS Excel
13 28 (13.02%) Data Cleansing
14 27 (12.56%) Microsoft
14 27 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (12.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (12.09%) QA
16 24 (11.16%) SQL Server
17 23 (10.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (10.23%) Oracle
19 20 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (9.30%) Data Governance
20 18 (8.37%) Project Management
20 18 (8.37%) Java
21 17 (7.91%) UNIX
21 17 (7.91%) Analytics
21 17 (7.91%) Data Mapping
22 16 (7.44%) MySQL

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (5.12%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.65%) Confluence
3 9 (4.19%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.86%) SAS
5 2 (0.93%) CMS
5 2 (0.93%) Drupal
5 2 (0.93%) WordPress
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.47%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (14.42%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.98%) MS Office
3 10 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) FastStats
5 1 (0.47%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (4.19%) SAP MM
2 6 (2.79%) SAP PP
3 5 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.40%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.40%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.93%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.93%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.93%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.47%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.47%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.79%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.42%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (12.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (11.16%) SQL Server
4 23 (10.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (7.44%) MySQL
6 14 (6.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (6.05%) Relational Database
8 10 (4.65%) Data Mining
9 9 (4.19%) QlikView
10 8 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.79%) SAP BW
12 5 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.86%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.86%) DB2
13 4 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.86%) MS Access
13 4 (1.86%) SAP Data Services
13 4 (1.86%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (1.40%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (6.05%) JIRA
2 12 (5.58%) Subversion
3 10 (4.65%) JUnit
4 6 (2.79%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (1.86%) LSMW
5 4 (1.86%) Toad
6 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.47%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.47%) Maven
8 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 47 (21.86%) Finance
2 15 (6.98%) Banking
3 6 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.33%) Front Office
4 5 (2.33%) Legal
5 4 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Automotive
6 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Military
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 104 (48.37%) Analyst
2 64 (29.77%) Data Analyst
3 30 (13.95%) Developer
4 20 (9.30%) Business Analyst
5 17 (7.91%) Consultant
6 16 (7.44%) Data Manager
7 13 (6.05%) SAP Analyst
8 12 (5.58%) SAP Data Analyst
9 11 (5.12%) Hybris Developer
10 10 (4.65%) Data Warehouse Analyst
10 10 (4.65%) Functional Analyst
10 10 (4.65%) Test Analyst
11 9 (4.19%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.19%) SAP Functional Analyst
12 7 (3.26%) Tester
12 7 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.26%) Data Administrator
12 7 (3.26%) SAP Consultant
13 6 (2.79%) Administrator
13 6 (2.79%) Data Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.44%) XML
2 13 (6.05%) HTML
2 13 (6.05%) CSS
3 12 (5.58%) XSD
3 12 (5.58%) Spring
3 12 (5.58%) Ajax
3 12 (5.58%) jQuery
4 10 (4.65%) Spring MVC
4 10 (4.65%) JSP
5 6 (2.79%) ODBC
5 6 (2.79%) Web Services
6 5 (2.33%) .NET
7 3 (1.40%) Jinja
8 2 (0.93%) HTML5
8 2 (0.93%) CSS3
8 2 (0.93%) XHTML
9 1 (0.47%) Middleware
9 1 (0.47%) XUL
9 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.47%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.05%) Data Conversion
3 12 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.65%) NHS
5 8 (3.72%) FMCG
5 8 (3.72%) iPad
6 7 (3.26%) Data Integration
7 6 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.33%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.33%) Replication
9 4 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.86%) Data Extraction
10 3 (1.40%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.40%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.40%) Derivative
10 3 (1.40%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.40%) Statistics
11 2 (0.93%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.93%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.91%) UNIX
2 13 (6.05%) Windows
3 12 (5.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (100.00%) Validation
2 74 (34.42%) Migration
3 61 (28.37%) Data Analysis
4 54 (25.12%) Data Migration
5 41 (19.07%) ETL
6 33 (15.35%) Data Modelling
7 32 (14.88%) Data Management
8 31 (14.42%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (13.02%) Data Cleansing
10 27 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (9.30%) Data Governance
12 18 (8.37%) Project Management
13 17 (7.91%) Data Mapping
13 17 (7.91%) Analytics
14 15 (6.98%) Data Transformation
14 15 (6.98%) Unit Testing
15 14 (6.51%) Scrum
16 13 (6.05%) Workflow
16 13 (6.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 103 (47.91%) SQL
2 18 (8.37%) Java
3 12 (5.58%) T-SQL
4 9 (4.19%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.86%) Perl
6 3 (1.40%) VBA
6 3 (1.40%) Python
6 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.40%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.40%) C
6 3 (1.40%) C#
7 2 (0.93%) C++
7 2 (0.93%) PHP
7 2 (0.93%) Ruby
8 1 (0.47%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.47%) Jython
8 1 (0.47%) VB
8 1 (0.47%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 15 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.12%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.65%) Degree
4 4 (1.86%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.40%) ISEB
6 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.09%) QA
2 10 (4.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.47%) COREP
3 1 (0.47%) FINREP
3 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.47%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 4 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (20.47%) SAP
2 27 (12.56%) Microsoft
3 22 (10.23%) Oracle
4 16 (7.44%) Business Objects
5 11 (5.12%) hybris
6 9 (4.19%) HP
6 9 (4.19%) Citrix
7 6 (2.79%) Talend
8 5 (2.33%) Informatica
8 5 (2.33%) Siebel
8 5 (2.33%) Google
9 3 (1.40%) Cadence
10 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.93%) Primavera
11 1 (0.47%) ESRI
11 1 (0.47%) ATG
11 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.47%) Endeca
11 1 (0.47%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.47%) Cognos
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