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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 532 515 516
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 97 66 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 39
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£350 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.82 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 - -

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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 0 89 £350 -6.66% 11
London +24 40 £468 +20.64% 3
South East -4 18 £193 -54.70% 4
West Midlands -14 9 £151 -59.66% 1
City of London +27 6 £500 +50.37% 1
East Midlands +10 6 £229 - 1
South West - 6 £350 - 2
Wales - 4 £250 - 2
Yorkshire -3 3 £275 -16.03%
South Wales - 3 £250 - 1
West Yorkshire -8 2 £288 -24.34%
Northamptonshire - 2 £313 - 1
West Sussex - 2 - - 2
East of England -25 1 £150 -18.91%
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £350 - 1
Crawley - - - - 1
Horsham - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Northampton - - - - 1
Salisbury - - - - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 175 (100.00%) Validation
2 51 (29.14%) SQL
3 47 (26.86%) MS Excel
4 43 (24.57%) Migration
5 40 (22.86%) Data Modelling
6 36 (20.57%) Finance
6 36 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (16.57%) Data Analysis
7 29 (16.57%) SAP
8 28 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (15.43%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (15.43%) Data Migration
10 26 (14.86%) Java
10 26 (14.86%) Oracle
11 25 (14.29%) HTML
11 25 (14.29%) ETL
11 25 (14.29%) Scrum
12 24 (13.71%) XML
12 24 (13.71%) UNIX
12 24 (13.71%) Project Management
13 23 (13.14%) JIRA
13 23 (13.14%) Integration Testing
14 22 (12.57%) Spring
14 22 (12.57%) MySQL
14 22 (12.57%) MS Office
14 22 (12.57%) Tomcat
14 22 (12.57%) E-Commerce
14 22 (12.57%) hybris
15 21 (12.00%) Microsoft
15 21 (12.00%) JUnit

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 22 (12.57%) Tomcat
2 20 (11.43%) Confluence
3 6 (3.43%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.29%) ArcGIS
4 4 (2.29%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (1.71%) SAS
6 2 (1.14%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.57%) CMS
7 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 47 (26.86%) MS Excel
2 22 (12.57%) MS Office
3 17 (9.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (7.43%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) SAP CRM
1 4 (2.29%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.71%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.71%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.14%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.14%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (1.14%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.57%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.86%) Internet
2 3 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.57%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) HTTP
3 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.43%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (12.57%) MySQL
3 16 (9.14%) MS Access
4 15 (8.57%) SQL Server
5 13 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (6.86%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.86%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (6.29%) RDBMS
8 9 (5.14%) Oracle Database
8 9 (5.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (4.57%) Data Mining
10 7 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (3.43%) QlikView
12 5 (2.86%) DB2
13 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (2.29%) SQLPlus
14 3 (1.71%) Star Schema
14 3 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 23 (13.14%) JIRA
2 21 (12.00%) JUnit
3 20 (11.43%) Subversion
4 6 (3.43%) Toad
5 4 (2.29%) LSMW
6 3 (1.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (20.57%) Finance
2 18 (10.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.14%) Banking
4 5 (2.86%) Retail
4 5 (2.86%) Legal
5 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.14%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.57%) Advertising
6 1 (0.57%) Military
6 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 75 (42.86%) Analyst
2 36 (20.57%) Developer
3 31 (17.71%) Data Analyst
4 22 (12.57%) Business Analyst
4 22 (12.57%) Hybris Developer
5 15 (8.57%) Coordinator
6 10 (5.71%) Consultant
7 8 (4.57%) PMO Analyst
8 7 (4.00%) Senior Developer
9 6 (3.43%) Information Analyst
9 6 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (2.86%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 5 (2.86%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.86%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.86%) QlikView Developer
11 4 (2.29%) Lead Developer
11 4 (2.29%) SAP Consultant
11 4 (2.29%) SAP Analyst
11 4 (2.29%) Integration Analyst
12 3 (1.71%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (14.29%) HTML
2 24 (13.71%) XML
3 22 (12.57%) Spring
4 21 (12.00%) Ajax
4 21 (12.00%) Spring MVC
4 21 (12.00%) jQuery
4 21 (12.00%) XSD
4 21 (12.00%) CSS
4 21 (12.00%) JSP
5 4 (2.29%) ArcObjects
5 4 (2.29%) HTML5
6 3 (1.71%) D3.js
6 3 (1.71%) .NET
7 2 (1.14%) SOAP
7 2 (1.14%) Web Services
7 2 (1.14%) OLE
7 2 (1.14%) BAPI
8 1 (0.57%) REST
8 1 (0.57%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.57%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.71%) NHS
4 8 (4.57%) Visualisation
5 6 (3.43%) Data Conversion
5 6 (3.43%) FMCG
6 4 (2.29%) Data Extraction
6 4 (2.29%) GIS
6 4 (2.29%) Statistics
7 3 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.71%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.14%) EPoS
8 2 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.57%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.57%) CMDB
9 1 (0.57%) Mashup
9 1 (0.57%) Open Source
9 1 (0.57%) iPad
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.71%) UNIX
2 17 (9.71%) Windows
3 16 (9.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (100.00%) Validation
2 43 (24.57%) Migration
3 40 (22.86%) Data Modelling
4 36 (20.57%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (16.57%) Data Analysis
6 28 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (15.43%) Data Migration
8 25 (14.29%) Scrum
8 25 (14.29%) ETL
9 24 (13.71%) Project Management
10 23 (13.14%) Integration Testing
11 22 (12.57%) E-Commerce
12 21 (12.00%) MVC
12 21 (12.00%) Unit Testing
13 20 (11.43%) SEO
13 20 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (11.43%) B2C
14 16 (9.14%) Data Cleansing
15 15 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (8.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 51 (29.14%) SQL
2 26 (14.86%) Java
3 13 (7.43%) PL/SQL
4 7 (4.00%) VBA
5 5 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.29%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.29%) VB
7 3 (1.71%) Python
8 2 (1.14%) ABAP
8 2 (1.14%) C#
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (4.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.29%) Degree
4 3 (1.71%) ECDL
5 2 (1.14%) ISEB
5 2 (1.14%) PMP
5 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.57%) HNC
6 1 (0.57%) HND
6 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) SLA
2 6 (3.43%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.29%) QA
4 2 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.57%) GCP
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.57%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 29 (16.57%) SAP
2 26 (14.86%) Oracle
3 22 (12.57%) hybris
4 21 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (7.43%) Informatica
6 4 (2.29%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.29%) Cognos
6 4 (2.29%) ESRI
7 3 (1.71%) HP
8 2 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.14%) Omniture
8 2 (1.14%) DataFlux
9 1 (0.57%) Demandware
9 1 (0.57%) Vermilion
9 1 (0.57%) Talend
9 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.57%) Endeca
9 1 (0.57%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.57%) BT
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day excellent rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Wales
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Glasgow
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Kent
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago