Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 558 541
Rank change year-on-year -27 -17 -23
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 47 58 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 34
London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £257 £306 £166
90th Percentile £534 £575 £538
England median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year - +23.08% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
London median hourly rate £13.66 - £23.62
10th Percentile £13.31 - £14.45
90th Percentile £14.04 - £24.77
England median hourly rate £15.50 £31.31 £18.25
% change year-on-year -50.49% +71.53% -3.95%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40583 38438 39314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.96% 86.23% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29509 27575 28097
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £675 £642 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 398 474
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.15 £50.84 £50.69
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Central London +6 20 £438 +25.00%
South London - 4 £438 -
East London -6 1 £700 +80.65%
Data Validation
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 London region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 47 (100.00%) Validation
2 23 (48.94%) SQL
3 16 (34.04%) Finance
4 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (31.91%) QA
4 15 (31.91%) Test Strategy
5 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
6 13 (27.66%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (27.66%) Data Modelling
7 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (23.40%) Banking
9 10 (21.28%) JIRA
9 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (19.15%) ETL
11 8 (17.02%) BDD
12 7 (14.89%) Big Data
12 7 (14.89%) Test Management
12 7 (14.89%) Functional Testing
12 7 (14.89%) Java
12 7 (14.89%) Statistics
13 6 (12.77%) TDD
13 6 (12.77%) Migration
13 6 (12.77%) Oracle
13 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
13 6 (12.77%) CRM
13 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
13 6 (12.77%) Appium
13 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting

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 4 (8.51%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.13%) SAS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Eagle PACE
1 2 (4.26%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (4.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon S3
2 3 (6.38%) AWS Data Pipeline
2 3 (6.38%) GitHub
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.26%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (4.26%) BrowserStack
3 2 (4.26%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) PaaS
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (14.89%) Big Data
3 5 (10.64%) Power BI
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (6.38%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (6.38%) Pentaho
5 2 (4.26%) Essbase
5 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Smart View
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) DB2
6 1 (2.13%) PowerPivot
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) JIRA
2 6 (12.77%) Appium
2 6 (12.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
4 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.26%) JMeter
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (4.26%) Selenium
5 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
5 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.26%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.13%) ERwin
6 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 11 (23.40%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Marketing
4 4 (8.51%) Investment Banking
5 3 (6.38%) Publishing
6 2 (4.26%) Retail
7 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Data Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) QA Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Test Manager
4 5 (10.64%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Data Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Customer Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Marketing Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Principal Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.38%) PySpark
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) MDX
4 1 (2.13%) RESTful
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.77%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.64%) Derivative
3 5 (10.64%) Equities
3 5 (10.64%) Fixed Income
4 4 (8.51%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (8.51%) PDA
5 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.38%) OTC Derivatives
5 3 (6.38%) User Experience
6 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (4.26%) Pricing Data
6 2 (4.26%) Smart Home
7 1 (2.13%) CESG
7 1 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Android
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) Validation
2 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) Test Strategy
3 14 (29.79%) Test Automation
4 13 (27.66%) Data Modelling
5 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (19.15%) ETL
8 8 (17.02%) BDD
9 7 (14.89%) Functional Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Statistics
9 7 (14.89%) Test Management
10 6 (12.77%) CRM
10 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
10 6 (12.77%) Migration
10 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Scenario Testing
10 6 (12.77%) TDD
10 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
11 5 (10.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) C#
4 4 (8.51%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Groovy
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Scala
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (2.13%) CLAS
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.91%) QA
2 6 (12.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle
1 6 (12.77%) Tableau
2 5 (10.64%) Omniture
3 4 (8.51%) HP
4 3 (6.38%) Progress
4 3 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.26%) Charles River
5 2 (4.26%) Google
5 2 (4.26%) Hyperion
5 2 (4.26%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.13%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos
6 1 (2.13%) Hortonworks
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) Murex
6 1 (2.13%) Sybase
6 1 (2.13%) Talend