Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 334 334
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 +7
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 25 16 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.13% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 23
South East median daily rate £300 £364 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.53% +2.46% +57.78%
10th Percentile £228 £208 £200
90th Percentile £405 £534 £452
England median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +4.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
South East median hourly rate £15.00 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.56 £13.50
% change year-on-year +7.79% +37.44% -32.19%

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 13,705 12,760 14,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.80% 82.33% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,293 7,637 8,735
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 506 616
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.90
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +2 21 £250 -38.46% 2
Berkshire +5 17 £450 +10.77% 2
Surrey -20 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -25 4 £238 -
West Sussex -3 2 £300 -23.08%
Data Validation
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 25 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (32.00%) SAP
3 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) Office 365
4 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (24.00%) Data Governance
4 6 (24.00%) Data Integration
4 6 (24.00%) SAP Implementation
4 6 (24.00%) Data Cleansing
4 6 (24.00%) Data Mapping
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) ERP
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (20.00%) SAP MM
5 5 (20.00%) Virtual Team
5 5 (20.00%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (20.00%) SAP MDG
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.00%) LSMW
7 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
8 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills

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 (8.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) SAP MDG
1 5 (20.00%) SAP MM
1 5 (20.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (8.00%) SAP PM
3 1 (4.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MS Access
3 1 (4.00%) OLTP
3 1 (4.00%) Power BI
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) LSMW
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Change Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Deployment Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Administrator
5 4 (16.00%) Business Change Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Office 365 Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (8.00%) Excel Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Master Data Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SAP Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SAP Data Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SAP Master Data Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SAP MDG Architect
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Test Data Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) UAT Lead
7 2 (8.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (24.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (24.00%) Data Cleansing
2 6 (24.00%) Data Governance
2 6 (24.00%) Data Integration
2 6 (24.00%) Data Mapping
2 6 (24.00%) ERP
2 6 (24.00%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) ITSM
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (8.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) SAP
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy