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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 404 389
Rank change year-on-year +12 -15  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 24 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 25
Median daily rate £410 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.68% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £400 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £720
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £400 £313
% change year-on-year -7.06% +28.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £17.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £43.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -58.13% +152.94%  

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 17963 18514 19265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.65% 85.29% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12871 13532 13649
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 £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 162 262
Median hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £44.00 £55.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +4 4 £450 -14.28% 2
Data Validation
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 48 (100.00%) Validation
2 27 (56.25%) SQL
3 19 (39.58%) Finance
4 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
4 10 (20.83%) ETL
5 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (16.67%) Migration
6 8 (16.67%) Banking
6 8 (16.67%) Data Quality
6 8 (16.67%) Analytics
7 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.58%) Project Management
8 6 (12.50%) NHS
8 6 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (12.50%) Degree
8 6 (12.50%) QA
8 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 6 (12.50%) Data Extraction
9 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.42%) Asset Management
9 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
9 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
10 4 (8.33%) .NET

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 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (2.08%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.33%) Big Data
5 3 (6.25%) QlikView
6 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.08%) Blockchain
7 1 (2.08%) Data Lake
7 1 (2.08%) Data Mart
7 1 (2.08%) Essbase
7 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.17%) ERwin
3 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (4.17%) TestLink
4 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.08%) LSMW
4 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Law
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) Military
4 2 (4.17%) Publishing
5 1 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (64.58%) Analyst
2 14 (29.17%) Data Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) CRM Manager
6 2 (4.17%) CRM Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Customer Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Customer Insight Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Insight Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Quantitative Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
1 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.25%) XML
2 3 (6.25%) XSL
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) NHS
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Data Structures
2 4 (8.33%) Derivative
2 4 (8.33%) Equities
2 4 (8.33%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) OTC Derivatives
4 2 (4.17%) Credit Risk
4 2 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.08%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Pricing Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (100.00%) Validation
2 10 (20.83%) ETL
3 8 (16.67%) Analytics
3 8 (16.67%) Migration
4 7 (14.58%) Project Management
5 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 6 (12.50%) Data Extraction
5 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 6 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.42%) Asset Management
6 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.33%) CRM
7 4 (8.33%) Data Cleansing
7 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.25%) C#
3 3 (6.25%) R
4 2 (4.17%) Python
4 2 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (2.08%) ABAP
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) Sun Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.08%) ACCA
4 1 (2.08%) CIMA
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) Data Quality
2 6 (12.50%) QA
3 3 (6.25%) IFRS
4 2 (4.17%) IAS 39
4 2 (4.17%) IFRS 9
4 2 (4.17%) PMBOK
5 1 (2.08%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) FlexNet
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Tableau
3 2 (4.17%) Google
3 2 (4.17%) Omniture
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Talend
3 2 (4.17%) Teradata
3 2 (4.17%) Yardi
4 1 (2.08%) Charles River
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Infor
4 1 (2.08%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.08%) Murex
4 1 (2.08%) Reuters
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Sun
4 1 (2.08%) Sybase