The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Data Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Validation
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 79 71
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.10% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.12% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £250
% change year-on-year +26.15% +30.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.31 £24.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year +13.79% -51.51%  

Data Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 448 823 713
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.90% 83.89% 83.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 521 455
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 35
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Data Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in Cheshire

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Validation in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in Cheshire