The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Validation
London / City of London
Rank 151 144 181
Rank change year-on-year -7 +37  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 2 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.066% 0.43% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.48% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 5
Median daily rate £425 £538 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +19.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £263
% change year-on-year +26.15% +23.80%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2591 2891 4163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.46% 87.77% 82.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2315 3208
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.97% -2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in the City of London

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in the City of London

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 8 (100.00%) Validation
2 5 (62.50%) ETL
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
6 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Workday HCM
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) TestLink
6 1 (12.50%) Data Structures

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
1 1 (12.50%) Workday HCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Essbase
3 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) TestLink
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) ETL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) SAP BI Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (12.50%) SSIS Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Workday Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SAP CO-PA
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Validation
2 5 (62.50%) ETL
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) Data Transformation
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) ERP
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Release Management
6 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) PMP
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Workday