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 3 months to 29 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 254 253
Rank change year-on-year +13 -1  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 7 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.089% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 11
Median daily rate £513 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.12% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £285 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £250
% change year-on-year +26.15% +30.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6422 7598 7801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.31% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 4681 4279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 271 280
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Surrey - 2 £600 -
Berkshire +27 1 - -
Hampshire +12 1 - -
West Sussex +5 1 £425 -5.55%
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Data Validation
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 14 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (28.57%) Data Quality
6 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (21.43%) Data Mapping
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
6 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Economics
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) SAP
7 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) Cognos
7 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 2 (14.29%) IBM
7 2 (14.29%) NHS
7 2 (14.29%) TIBCO
7 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Logistics
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (14.29%) Statistics
7 2 (14.29%) Programme Management

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 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) NetSuite
1 1 (7.14%) SAP CO
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (7.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) FinancialForce.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) Spotfire
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.14%) OLAP
5 1 (7.14%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (7.14%) SAP HANA
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) LSMW
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Business Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL BI Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SSIS Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Lead
5 1 (7.14%) ERP Implementation Manager
5 1 (7.14%) ERP Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Finance Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Project Implementation Manager
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Data Migration Lead
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) BAPI
1 1 (7.14%) MDX
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (7.14%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 2 (14.29%) Life Science
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (21.43%) Data Mapping
4 3 (21.43%) Economics
4 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Data Governance
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Logistics
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Statistics
6 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) ABAP
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) Data Quality
2 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Cognos
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Infor
2 2 (14.29%) Tableau
2 2 (14.29%) TIBCO
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Workday