The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 504 479 553
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +74
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 83 65 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.19% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 18
Average daily rate £396 £400 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £210 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £281 £225
% change year-on-year
+42.22% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -67 81 £391 +4.13% 20
London -11 38 £380 -12.34% 6
City of London -9 13 £335 -21.17% 2
South East -17 13 £415 +93.02% 9
Yorkshire -15 10 £426 +13.46% 1
West Midlands -9 8 £101 -77.02%
West Yorkshire -16 7 £426 +13.46%
Surrey - 5 - - 6
North West -14 4 £483 - 1
East of England -24 4 £313 +86.56%
South West -20 3 - - 2
Lancashire - 3 £483 - 1
Blackpool - 3 £516 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £313 -
Berkshire -8 2 £415 - 1
Bristol -12 2 - - 2
Luton - 2 £313 -
Kent +7 1 - - 1
Bedford - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Watford - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Validation
2 53 (35.57%) Migration
3 50 (33.56%) SQL
4 44 (29.53%) SAP
5 37 (24.83%) Data Migration
6 34 (22.82%) Data Analysis
7 30 (20.13%) Data Cleansing
8 29 (19.46%) Finance
8 29 (19.46%) Oracle
8 29 (19.46%) Data Modelling
9 27 (18.12%) MS Excel
10 23 (15.44%) Data Quality
11 22 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (14.77%) Scrum
12 21 (14.09%) Project Management
13 20 (13.42%) XML
14 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
15 17 (11.41%) SQL Server
16 16 (10.74%) ETL
16 16 (10.74%) LSMW
16 16 (10.74%) Integration Testing
17 15 (10.07%) Relational Database
17 15 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (10.07%) Banking
17 15 (10.07%) HTML
17 15 (10.07%) Java
17 15 (10.07%) UNIX
18 14 (9.40%) Business Objects
18 14 (9.40%) MySQL
18 14 (9.40%) VBA

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (8.72%) Confluence
1 13 (8.72%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.34%) CMS
4 1 (0.67%) IIS
4 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.67%) Apache
4 1 (0.67%) SAS
4 1 (0.67%) SAP EP
Applications
1 27 (18.12%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.05%) MS Office
3 9 (6.04%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.71%) SAP CO
1 10 (6.71%) SAP FI/CO
1 10 (6.71%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.36%) SAP SD
3 4 (2.68%) SAP MM
4 3 (2.01%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (1.34%) SAP CRM
5 2 (1.34%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.67%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.67%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.67%) Maximo
6 1 (0.67%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.67%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.67%) SAP EHS
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.03%) Internet
2 3 (2.01%) HTTP
3 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.07%) Relational Database
3 14 (9.40%) MySQL
3 14 (9.40%) Oracle Database
4 11 (7.38%) BusinessObjects XI
4 11 (7.38%) RDBMS
5 9 (6.04%) MS Access
6 8 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (5.37%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.36%) QlikView
9 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.34%) SQLPlus
12 1 (0.67%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.67%) PowerCenter
12 1 (0.67%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 16 (10.74%) LSMW
2 14 (9.40%) JIRA
3 13 (8.72%) Subversion
3 13 (8.72%) JUnit
4 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.34%) Toad
6 1 (0.67%) Paros
6 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.67%) Fiddler
General
1 29 (19.46%) Finance
2 15 (10.07%) Banking
3 8 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.03%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.36%) Legal
5 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.68%) Back Office
7 3 (2.01%) Retail
8 2 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.34%) Marketing
8 2 (1.34%) Publishing
8 2 (1.34%) Games
9 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.67%) Front Office
9 1 (0.67%) Electronics
9 1 (0.67%) Advertising
9 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (46.31%) Analyst
2 36 (24.16%) Data Analyst
3 29 (19.46%) Developer
4 16 (10.74%) SAP Analyst
5 14 (9.40%) SAP Data Analyst
6 13 (8.72%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.71%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Data Migration Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) Integration Analyst
9 8 (5.37%) Consultant
9 8 (5.37%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.70%) Functional Analyst
11 6 (4.03%) SAP Functional Analyst
12 5 (3.36%) Data Manager
12 5 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.36%) Systems Integration Analyst
13 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Developer
13 4 (2.68%) Auditor
13 4 (2.68%) Technical Leader
13 4 (2.68%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.42%) XML
2 15 (10.07%) HTML
3 14 (9.40%) jQuery
4 13 (8.72%) Spring MVC
4 13 (8.72%) Spring
4 13 (8.72%) Ajax
4 13 (8.72%) CSS
4 13 (8.72%) JSP
4 13 (8.72%) XSD
5 7 (4.70%) .NET
6 4 (2.68%) ODBC
7 3 (2.01%) Web Services
8 2 (1.34%) SAP PI
8 2 (1.34%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.34%) XSLT
8 2 (1.34%) SOAP
9 1 (0.67%) SAML
9 1 (0.67%) Flash
9 1 (0.67%) LAMP
9 1 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) iPad
2 7 (4.70%) FMCG
3 6 (4.03%) NHS
4 5 (3.36%) Data Extraction
5 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.34%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.34%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.34%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.34%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.34%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.34%) Life Science
6 2 (1.34%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.34%) Statistics
6 2 (1.34%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) DTV
7 1 (0.67%) CMDB
7 1 (0.67%) Online Games
7 1 (0.67%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.07%) UNIX
2 1 (0.67%) Windows
2 1 (0.67%) Linux
2 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (100.00%) Validation
2 53 (35.57%) Migration
3 37 (24.83%) Data Migration
4 34 (22.82%) Data Analysis
5 30 (20.13%) Data Cleansing
6 29 (19.46%) Data Modelling
7 22 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (14.77%) Scrum
8 21 (14.09%) Project Management
9 16 (10.74%) ETL
9 16 (10.74%) Integration Testing
10 15 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (9.40%) SEO
11 14 (9.40%) Data Mapping
12 13 (8.72%) Unit Testing
12 13 (8.72%) MVC
12 13 (8.72%) E-Commerce
12 13 (8.72%) B2C
13 12 (8.05%) Analytics
13 12 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 50 (33.56%) SQL
2 15 (10.07%) Java
3 14 (9.40%) VBA
4 11 (7.38%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.70%) C#
6 4 (2.68%) C
6 4 (2.68%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.01%) ABAP
8 2 (1.34%) VB
8 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.67%) Perl
9 1 (0.67%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.67%) VB6
9 1 (0.67%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (8.72%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.68%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.68%) DV Cleared
2 4 (2.68%) MCSD
2 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.01%) Degree
4 2 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.44%) Data Quality
2 8 (5.37%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) TickIT
4 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (29.53%) SAP
2 29 (19.46%) Oracle
3 19 (12.75%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.40%) Business Objects
5 13 (8.72%) hybris
6 11 (7.38%) Hyperion
7 7 (4.70%) Tableau
8 4 (2.68%) SunGard
8 4 (2.68%) Informatica
9 2 (1.34%) IBM
9 2 (1.34%) Cognos
9 2 (1.34%) Remedy
9 2 (1.34%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.34%) HP
10 1 (0.67%) Dell
10 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.67%) BMC
10 1 (0.67%) CA
10 1 (0.67%) Lotus
10 1 (0.67%) webMethods
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