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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Validation
UK
Rank 524 535 532
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 72 107 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 62 55
Median daily rate £410 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +33.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £263 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £263
% change year-on-year +26.15% +23.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Median hourly rate £27.31 £24.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Data Validation.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in the UK

Data Validation
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 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
England +4 65 £408 +1.87% 3
London +17 25 £388 -26.19% 2
South East +21 8 £513 +28.12%
West Midlands +8 8 £400 -0.37%
East of England -7 7 £310 +16.98%
North West +28 6 £475 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £381 -
South West 0 5 £430 +9.20%
Belfast -19 5 £410 +49.09%
County Antrim -22 5 £410 +49.09%
Northern Ireland -24 5 £410 +49.09%
Norwich - 4 £305 -
Swindon - 4 £440 -
Wiltshire - 4 £440 -
Norfolk - 4 £305 -
Cambridge +8 3 £450 +38.46%
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £450 +38.46%
Hampshire +11 2 - -
Yorkshire -1 2 - -
City of London -7 2 £425 -20.93%
Bedford - 2 £293 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £600 -
Liverpool - 2 £475 -
Merseyside - 2 £475 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £293 -
Berkshire +24 1 - -
Manchester +6 1 - -
Bristol +4 1 £275 -
West Sussex 0 1 £425 -

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 134 (100.00%) Validation
2 75 (55.97%) SQL
3 48 (35.82%) Finance
4 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (24.63%) Migration
6 29 (21.64%) Data Migration
7 28 (20.90%) Data Quality
8 27 (20.15%) Data Analysis
9 26 (19.40%) ETL
10 24 (17.91%) Microsoft
10 24 (17.91%) SAP
11 23 (17.16%) QA
12 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
13 20 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (14.93%) Banking
14 19 (14.18%) Degree
14 19 (14.18%) Integration Testing
14 19 (14.18%) Data Cleansing
15 18 (13.43%) Data Transformation
16 17 (12.69%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (11.94%) Data Mapping
18 15 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (11.19%) XML
18 15 (11.19%) C#
19 14 (10.45%) SQL Server
20 13 (9.70%) Python
20 13 (9.70%) Data Modelling
20 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
20 13 (9.70%) Project Management

Data Validation
Top Related 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 7 (5.22%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.48%) SAS
3 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.75%) Confluence
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.96%) MS Office
3 7 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) SAP HR
2 3 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.24%) SAP ERP
2 3 (2.24%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.75%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.75%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.75%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.48%) IaaS
2 6 (4.48%) PaaS
2 6 (4.48%) SaaS
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.49%) GitHub
4 2 (1.49%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.49%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.75%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.69%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (10.45%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.21%) Big Data
5 10 (7.46%) NoSQL
6 7 (5.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (5.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.22%) Hadoop
6 7 (5.22%) QlikView
6 7 (5.22%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.48%) Data Lake
7 6 (4.48%) MongoDB
7 6 (4.48%) Power BI
7 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (3.73%) Base SAS
8 5 (3.73%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (3.73%) HDInsight
8 5 (3.73%) InfluxDB
8 5 (3.73%) OpenTSDB
8 5 (3.73%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (6.72%) LSMW
2 8 (5.97%) Talend Open Studio
3 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.24%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.24%) HP UFT
5 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.49%) ERwin
6 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.49%) TestLink
7 1 (0.75%) JIRA
7 1 (0.75%) Selenium
7 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 48 (35.82%) Finance
2 20 (14.93%) Banking
3 11 (8.21%) Front Office
4 5 (3.73%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.24%) Legal
6 3 (2.24%) Marketing
7 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Law
7 2 (1.49%) Publishing
7 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.75%) Back Office
8 1 (0.75%) Electronics
8 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.75%) French Language
8 1 (0.75%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.75%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 52 (38.81%) Analyst
2 32 (23.88%) Developer
3 19 (14.18%) Data Analyst
4 13 (9.70%) Test Analyst
5 11 (8.21%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.97%) Tester
7 7 (5.22%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.22%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.48%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.48%) Consultant
8 6 (4.48%) Data Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) SAP Analyst
8 6 (4.48%) Validation Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Architect
9 5 (3.73%) Data Architect
9 5 (3.73%) Data Migration Specialist
9 5 (3.73%) Migration Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Migration Specialist
9 5 (3.73%) SAS Developer
9 5 (3.73%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.19%) XML
2 11 (8.21%) .NET
3 8 (5.97%) BAPI
4 7 (5.22%) JSON
5 4 (2.99%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.24%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.24%) PostGIS
6 3 (2.24%) SAP CO-PA
6 3 (2.24%) XSL
7 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.49%) HTML
7 2 (1.49%) SAP ALE
7 2 (1.49%) Web Services
7 2 (1.49%) XBRL
8 1 (0.75%) CSS
8 1 (0.75%) jQuery
8 1 (0.75%) MDX
8 1 (0.75%) Middleware
8 1 (0.75%) SAP Smart Forms
8 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.72%) Data Structures
4 8 (5.97%) NHS
5 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.99%) Replication
6 4 (2.99%) User Experience
7 3 (2.24%) CMDB
7 3 (2.24%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.24%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.49%) Life Science
9 1 (0.75%) Derivative
9 1 (0.75%) Equities
9 1 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.75%) PACS
9 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.97%) Linux
2 2 (1.49%) Unix
3 1 (0.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (100.00%) Validation
2 36 (26.87%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (24.63%) Migration
4 29 (21.64%) Data Migration
5 27 (20.15%) Data Analysis
6 26 (19.40%) ETL
7 20 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (14.18%) Data Cleansing
8 19 (14.18%) Integration Testing
9 18 (13.43%) Data Transformation
10 16 (11.94%) Data Mapping
11 13 (9.70%) Data Modelling
11 13 (9.70%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (9.70%) Project Management
11 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (8.96%) BDD
12 12 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (8.21%) Mathematics
13 11 (8.21%) Test Strategy
14 10 (7.46%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 75 (55.97%) SQL
2 15 (11.19%) C#
3 13 (9.70%) Python
4 11 (8.21%) Java
5 10 (7.46%) R
6 7 (5.22%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.73%) ABAP
8 5 (3.73%) C++
8 5 (3.73%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.24%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.49%) VBA
11 1 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.75%) SAPscript
11 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (14.18%) Degree
2 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.24%) ISTQB
3 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.24%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.75%) ACCA
4 1 (0.75%) APMP
4 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.75%) CIMA
4 1 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) ISEB
4 1 (0.75%) MCSE
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.75%) PMP
4 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (20.90%) Data Quality
2 23 (17.16%) QA
3 3 (2.24%) IFRS
4 2 (1.49%) IAS 39
4 2 (1.49%) IFRS 9
4 2 (1.49%) PMO
5 1 (0.75%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) Ansible
2 1 (0.75%) AppManager
2 1 (0.75%) FlexNet
2 1 (0.75%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.75%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (17.91%) Microsoft
1 24 (17.91%) SAP
2 11 (8.21%) Tableau
3 9 (6.72%) Oracle
4 8 (5.97%) Talend
5 6 (4.48%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.24%) Google
6 3 (2.24%) Informatica
6 3 (2.24%) Workday
7 2 (1.49%) Cognos
7 2 (1.49%) HP
7 2 (1.49%) IBM
7 2 (1.49%) Infor
7 2 (1.49%) Northgate
7 2 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (1.49%) Teradata
7 2 (1.49%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.75%) Omniture
8 1 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow