Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 771 744 702
Rank change year-on-year -27 -42 -35
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 113 155 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 98 113
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21% -5.71%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £160
90th Percentile £600 £558 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £369 £300
% change year-on-year +1.63% +23.00% +31.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 6
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £31.31 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.49% +71.53% -3.95%
10th Percentile £13.41 £16.93 £10.13
90th Percentile £67.00 £43.00 £24.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £31.31 £11.50
% change year-on-year -44.10% +172.22% -40.52%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Top 13 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 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
England -11 110 £400 - 6
UK excluding London -1 62 £375 +1.63% 5
London -42 47 £430 +1.18% 1
South East +3 25 £300 -25.00% 1
Midlands +20 14 £375 +6.01%
North of England +60 11 £400 +17.65% 1
West Midlands +28 11 £375 -1.32%
North West +12 6 £600 -7.69%
South West - 6 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +13 5 £330 -2.94% 1
East of England -15 4 £450 +1.41% 2
East Midlands -8 3 - -
Scotland -12 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 113 (100.00%) Validation
2 48 (42.48%) SQL
3 30 (26.55%) Finance
4 24 (21.24%) Migration
5 23 (20.35%) Data Modelling
6 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
7 21 (18.58%) QA
8 20 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (15.93%) Data Quality
10 18 (15.93%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (15.04%) ETL
11 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
11 17 (15.04%) Microsoft Excel
11 17 (15.04%) Data Analysis
11 17 (15.04%) Data Migration
11 17 (15.04%) Test Strategy
11 17 (15.04%) Test Automation
12 16 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (13.27%) SAP
13 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (13.27%) ERP
14 13 (11.50%) Oracle
14 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
15 12 (10.62%) Banking
16 11 (9.73%) Data Extraction
16 11 (9.73%) Data Cleansing
16 11 (9.73%) Big Data
16 11 (9.73%) Virtual Team
17 10 (8.85%) Functional Testing

Data Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.54%) Confluence
1 4 (3.54%) SAS
2 3 (2.65%) Apache Solr
2 3 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.77%) Apache
3 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.77%) Documentum
3 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.88%) CMS
4 1 (0.88%) Drupal
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (15.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.77%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) SAP MDG
1 5 (4.42%) SAP MM
1 5 (4.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.65%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.77%) Eagle PACE
3 2 (1.77%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (1.77%) Markit EDM
3 2 (1.77%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.88%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.88%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.88%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.88%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.88%) iTrent
4 1 (0.88%) Movex
4 1 (0.88%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.88%) Sage X3
4 1 (0.88%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.88%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.65%) AWS Data Pipeline
3 3 (2.65%) GitHub
4 2 (1.77%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (1.77%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.77%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Office 365
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.93%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (9.73%) Big Data
4 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (4.42%) MS Access
5 5 (4.42%) Power BI
6 4 (3.54%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (3.54%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.65%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (2.65%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.65%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.65%) Pentaho
7 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.77%) Essbase
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.77%) Oracle Smart View
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.85%) JIRA
2 6 (5.31%) Appium
2 6 (5.31%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.54%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.65%) LSMW
4 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.77%) ERwin
5 2 (1.77%) JMeter
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.77%) Selenium
5 2 (1.77%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.77%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.77%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.88%) Ant
6 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (26.55%) Finance
2 12 (10.62%) Banking
3 6 (5.31%) Marketing
4 4 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.65%) Publishing
5 3 (2.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.77%) Automotive
6 2 (1.77%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.88%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (39.82%) Analyst
2 17 (15.04%) Data Analyst
3 12 (10.62%) Developer
4 11 (9.73%) Test Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) Consultant
6 8 (7.08%) SQL Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) Test Manager
7 6 (5.31%) Data Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) QA Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) SQL Data Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Architect
8 5 (4.42%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.42%) Data Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) Oracle Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.54%) Data Migration Lead
9 4 (3.54%) Excel Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) SAP Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) XML
2 4 (3.54%) Gherkin
3 3 (2.65%) PySpark
4 2 (1.77%) .NET
4 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (1.77%) EDI
4 2 (1.77%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.77%) Highcharts JS
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.77%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) Apache Drill
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) CSS3
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) HTML5
5 1 (0.88%) MDX
5 1 (0.88%) RESTful
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.73%) Virtual Team
3 6 (5.31%) Data Structures
3 6 (5.31%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.42%) Derivative
4 5 (4.42%) Equities
4 5 (4.42%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.54%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (3.54%) PDA
6 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.65%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (2.65%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.65%) State Machine
6 3 (2.65%) User Experience
7 2 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.77%) Pricing Data
7 2 (1.77%) Smart Home
8 1 (0.88%) CESG
8 1 (0.88%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.65%) Android
1 3 (2.65%) Unix
2 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.77%) Windows
3 1 (0.88%) OpenVMS
3 1 (0.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (100.00%) Validation
2 24 (21.24%) Migration
3 23 (20.35%) Data Modelling
4 20 (17.70%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (15.04%) Data Analysis
5 17 (15.04%) Data Migration
5 17 (15.04%) ETL
5 17 (15.04%) Test Automation
5 17 (15.04%) Test Strategy
6 16 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (13.27%) ERP
8 11 (9.73%) Data Cleansing
8 11 (9.73%) Data Extraction
9 10 (8.85%) Data Mapping
9 10 (8.85%) Functional Testing
10 9 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (7.96%) CRM
10 9 (7.96%) Statistics
10 9 (7.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 48 (42.48%) SQL
2 9 (7.96%) Java
3 8 (7.08%) Python
3 8 (7.08%) T-SQL
4 7 (6.19%) C#
5 3 (2.65%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.65%) VBA
6 2 (1.77%) R
6 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.88%) Groovy
7 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.88%) PHP
7 1 (0.88%) Scala
7 1 (0.88%) sed
7 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.31%) Degree
4 3 (2.65%) ISEB
4 3 (2.65%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.88%) CLAS
6 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (18.58%) QA
2 18 (15.93%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.77%) GCP
4 1 (0.88%) GDPR
4 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.88%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.27%) SAP
3 13 (11.50%) Oracle
4 9 (7.96%) Tableau
5 5 (4.42%) HP
5 5 (4.42%) Omniture
6 3 (2.65%) Informatica
6 3 (2.65%) Progress
6 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.77%) Charles River
7 2 (1.77%) Cognos
7 2 (1.77%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.77%) Google
7 2 (1.77%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.77%) IBM
7 2 (1.77%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.77%) Remedy
7 2 (1.77%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.88%) Ariba
8 1 (0.88%) Sybase