Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 July 2018 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 347 361
Rank change year-on-year -13 +14 +1
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 17 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.099% 0.093% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 19
South East median daily rate £375 £394 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -7.35% +23.64%
10th Percentile £163 £284 £336
90th Percentile £550 £519 £549
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £15.50 -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +158.06% -35.42% +8.52%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,604 13,518 15,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.48% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,677 7,874 9,468
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 519 561
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.23% -17.08% +11.37%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.30 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in the South East

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in the South East

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation in the South East over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Validation in the South East

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in the South East

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
Thames Valley -8 10 £400 +18.52% 1
Berkshire -6 6 £400 +14.29%
Buckinghamshire +12 4 £338 +35.00%
Surrey -22 4 - -
West Sussex +5 2 £375 -11.76%
Hampshire -13 1 - -
Data Validation
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 17 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (35.29%) Data Quality
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (23.53%) CRM
5 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (23.53%) Migration
5 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (23.53%) Data Integration
5 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
6 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Legal
6 3 (17.65%) Analytics
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analytics
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
7 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
7 2 (11.76%) Anaplan
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Actionable Insight
7 2 (11.76%) Data Lake
7 2 (11.76%) PMO

Data Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Hive
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Data Lake
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.76%) OLAP
2 2 (11.76%) OLTP
2 2 (11.76%) Power BI
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
General
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Dutch Language
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) French Language
2 2 (11.76%) German Language
2 2 (11.76%) Italian Language
2 2 (11.76%) Spanish Language
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Data Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Power BI Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SAP BPC Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Financial Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (23.53%) CRM
2 4 (23.53%) Data Integration
2 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Actionable Insight
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (11.76%) Data Development
4 2 (11.76%) Decision-Making
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Runbook
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 2 (11.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (11.76%) PMO
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Anaplan
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Capita
3 1 (5.88%) Hyperion