Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 234 251
Rank change year-on-year +11 +17 +40
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 18 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.090% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.10% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 10
City of London median daily rate £350 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £342
90th Percentile £503 £535 £538
Central London median daily rate £438 £350 £475
% change year-on-year +25.00% -26.32% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £13.66 - £25.00
Central London median hourly rate £13.66 - £25.00

Data Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6319 5832 7631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.37% 87.48% 83.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5024 4654 6069
City of London median daily rate £511 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 53 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.55 £10.91
90th Percentile £32.36 £54.03 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.86 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.80% -9.52% +16.67%

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Data Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in the City of London

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

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Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the City of London region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 2 - -
Data Validation
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 18 (100.00%) Validation
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Data Modelling
5 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
5 6 (33.33%) Appium
5 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 6 (33.33%) JIRA
5 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 6 (33.33%) BDD
6 5 (27.78%) QA
6 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Banking
6 5 (27.78%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) PDA
7 4 (22.22%) ETL
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) HP
7 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) Confluence

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Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (22.22%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Eagle PACE
1 2 (11.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon EMR
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon S3
1 2 (11.11%) AWS Data Pipeline
1 2 (11.11%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (11.11%) BrowserStack
1 2 (11.11%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (22.22%) Big Data
3 3 (16.67%) Power BI
4 2 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (11.11%) Pentaho
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.56%) DB2
5 1 (5.56%) PowerPivot
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Appium
1 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 6 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
3 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.11%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Automation Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Data Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Investment Management Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Power BI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (5.56%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 2 (11.11%) PySpark
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) MDX
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (22.22%) Mobile Banking
2 4 (22.22%) PDA
3 3 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (11.11%) Derivative
4 2 (11.11%) Equities
4 2 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 2 (11.11%) Pricing Data
5 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.56%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Android
1 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Validation
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) Data Modelling
4 7 (38.89%) Functional Testing
4 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (33.33%) BDD
5 6 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (27.78%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Business Transformation
7 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
7 4 (22.22%) ETL
7 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) System Testing
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
8 3 (16.67%) Statistics
8 3 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Tableau
3 2 (11.11%) Charles River
3 2 (11.11%) Omniture
3 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.56%) Cognos
4 1 (5.56%) IBM