The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 30 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 376 400 382
Rank change year-on-year +24 -18  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 24 34 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 31
Median daily rate £375 £525 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +81.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £389 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £664 £573 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £250
% change year-on-year +26.15% +30.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £22.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.52%  
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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16775 19211 17566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.14% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12076 13900 12358
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 196 244
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.95% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in London

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Validation in London

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in London

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 3 £425 -19.04%
Croydon - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £250 -
Data Validation
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 43 (100.00%) Validation
2 28 (65.12%) SQL
3 12 (27.91%) Finance
4 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
5 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
5 10 (23.26%) ETL
6 9 (20.93%) Data Analysis
6 9 (20.93%) Project Management
6 9 (20.93%) Data Quality
6 9 (20.93%) Big Data
7 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
7 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
7 8 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (18.60%) Banking
8 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (16.28%) MS Office
8 7 (16.28%) Change Management
8 7 (16.28%) QA
9 6 (13.95%) Degree
9 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (13.95%) Migration
10 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
10 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (11.63%) .NET
10 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
10 5 (11.63%) C#
10 5 (11.63%) JavaScript

Data Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.28%) MS Office
3 5 (11.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (2.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.65%) GitHub
1 2 (4.65%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.93%) Big Data
3 8 (18.60%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (6.98%) QlikView
5 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.65%) Data Mart
6 2 (4.65%) DB2
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (2.33%) Blockchain
7 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
7 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.65%) ERwin
3 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.65%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (4.65%) TestLink
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) LSMW
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Law
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Publishing
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Data Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Validation Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Data Business Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Data Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Developer Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Compliance Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) CRM Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Database Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Qualitative Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Quantitative Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
2 4 (9.30%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) XSL
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.65%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) XBRL
5 1 (2.33%) BAPI
5 1 (2.33%) CSS
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) SAP ALE
5 1 (2.33%) SAP CO-PA
5 1 (2.33%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.30%) NHS
2 4 (9.30%) Replication
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) Credit Risk
4 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.33%) Derivative
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Equities
5 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.33%) Pricing Data
5 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) Validation
2 10 (23.26%) ETL
3 9 (20.93%) Data Analysis
3 9 (20.93%) Project Management
4 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
5 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (16.28%) Change Management
6 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Migration
6 6 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Analytics
7 5 (11.63%) Data Transformation
7 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.63%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.30%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.98%) Data Extraction
9 3 (6.98%) Data Mapping
9 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) C#
2 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.63%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.98%) R
3 3 (6.98%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.65%) ABAP
4 2 (4.65%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) SAPscript
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Sun Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ACCA
3 1 (2.33%) CIMA
3 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.33%) PMP
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) Data Quality
2 7 (16.28%) QA
3 3 (6.98%) IFRS
4 2 (4.65%) IAS 39
4 2 (4.65%) IFRS 9
5 1 (2.33%) PMBOK
5 1 (2.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) FlexNet
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) SAP
3 3 (6.98%) Google
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Tableau
4 2 (4.65%) Informatica
4 2 (4.65%) Talend
4 2 (4.65%) Teradata
5 1 (2.33%) Charles River
5 1 (2.33%) Omniture
5 1 (2.33%) Workday