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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 579 516
Rank change year-on-year +28 -63  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 51 64 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 77
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £278 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -9.37% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £43.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.13% +152.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £43.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -58.13% +152.94%  

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 39559 44852 45349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.35% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25807 29750 29034
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1082 1276
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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
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 23 June 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 +17 47 £405 +1.25% 8
London +2 24 £410 -13.68% 3
West Midlands +15 5 £334 -16.56%
South West +9 5 £463 +32.14%
South East -6 5 £363 -12.12% 3
City of London -2 4 £450 -14.28% 2
Berkshire - 4 £350 - 1
Scotland +40 3 £240 -56.36% 1
North West +23 3 £400 - 1
Glasgow +9 3 £240 -56.36%
Bristol -1 3 £463 +32.14%
Reading - 3 £350 -
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £334 -
Birmingham +16 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 £300 -
Hull - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £400 - 1
Dorset - 2 £300 -
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £381 -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £410 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £343 -
Cheshire - 1 £410 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Validation
2 57 (46.72%) SQL
3 47 (38.52%) Finance
4 35 (28.69%) Migration
5 30 (24.59%) Data Migration
6 27 (22.13%) Data Analysis
7 25 (20.49%) Data Quality
8 23 (18.85%) ETL
9 22 (18.03%) Microsoft Excel
9 22 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (17.21%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
13 16 (13.11%) Data Cleansing
14 15 (12.30%) Data Modelling
14 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
15 14 (11.48%) SAP
15 14 (11.48%) Banking
15 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (9.84%) Data Mapping
16 12 (9.84%) Degree
17 11 (9.02%) QA
17 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
18 10 (8.20%) Test Scripting
18 10 (8.20%) Test Strategy
18 10 (8.20%) Analytics
19 9 (7.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 9 (7.38%) Data Integration
19 9 (7.38%) Data Extraction

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 5 (4.10%) SAS
2 3 (2.46%) PowerExchange
3 2 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.82%) Apache
4 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (18.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.46%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.64%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.64%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.82%) Actimize
4 1 (0.82%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.82%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.82%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.82%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.82%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.82%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.82%) Movex
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.82%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.82%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.82%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.64%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.82%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) FTP
1 1 (0.82%) SMS
1 1 (0.82%) TDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.21%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (13.11%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (6.56%) QlikView
6 7 (5.74%) Big Data
7 6 (4.92%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.28%) Base SAS
8 4 (3.28%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.28%) MS Access
8 4 (3.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (2.46%) DBAmp
9 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.64%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.64%) Spotfire
10 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Talend Open Studio
1 5 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.28%) LSMW
3 3 (2.46%) ERwin
3 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.46%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.64%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.64%) JIRA
4 2 (1.64%) TestLink
5 1 (0.82%) Ant
5 1 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.82%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.82%) Subversion
General
1 47 (38.52%) Finance
2 14 (11.48%) Banking
3 7 (5.74%) Retail
4 5 (4.10%) Front Office
4 5 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.28%) Legal
5 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.46%) Marketing
7 2 (1.64%) Law
7 2 (1.64%) Military
7 2 (1.64%) Publishing
8 1 (0.82%) Advertising
8 1 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (48.36%) Analyst
2 31 (25.41%) Data Analyst
3 28 (22.95%) Developer
4 8 (6.56%) Consultant
4 8 (6.56%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.74%) Migration Analyst
6 6 (4.92%) Business Analyst
6 6 (4.92%) Data Migration Analyst
6 6 (4.92%) Java Developer
6 6 (4.92%) Senior Developer
6 6 (4.92%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Applications Manager
7 5 (4.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (4.10%) SQL Developer
7 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (4.10%) SSIS Developer
7 5 (4.10%) Test Manager
8 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 4 (3.28%) SAP Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) .NET
1 4 (3.28%) AngularJS
1 4 (3.28%) XML
2 3 (2.46%) Visualforce
2 3 (2.46%) Web Services
2 3 (2.46%) XSL
3 2 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.64%) BAPI
3 2 (1.64%) HTML
4 1 (0.82%) Apache Drill
4 1 (0.82%) CSS
4 1 (0.82%) HTML5
4 1 (0.82%) jQuery
4 1 (0.82%) JSON
4 1 (0.82%) Kafka
4 1 (0.82%) MDX
4 1 (0.82%) Middleware
4 1 (0.82%) Node.js
4 1 (0.82%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.92%) Data Structures
3 6 (4.92%) NHS
4 5 (4.10%) Derivative
4 5 (4.10%) Equities
5 4 (3.28%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.28%) User Experience
6 3 (2.46%) CMDB
6 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.46%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.64%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.64%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.64%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.64%) Life Science
7 2 (1.64%) Tandem
8 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.82%) Pricing Data
8 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.64%) Linux
1 2 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (100.00%) Validation
2 35 (28.69%) Migration
3 30 (24.59%) Data Migration
4 27 (22.13%) Data Analysis
5 23 (18.85%) ETL
6 22 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (13.11%) Data Cleansing
9 15 (12.30%) Data Modelling
10 12 (9.84%) Data Mapping
11 10 (8.20%) Analytics
11 10 (8.20%) Test Scripting
11 10 (8.20%) Test Strategy
12 9 (7.38%) Data Extraction
12 9 (7.38%) Data Integration
12 9 (7.38%) Integration Testing
12 9 (7.38%) Project Management
12 9 (7.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (46.72%) SQL
2 9 (7.38%) T-SQL
3 7 (5.74%) Java
4 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.28%) ABAP
5 4 (3.28%) C#
5 4 (3.28%) Python
5 4 (3.28%) R
6 3 (2.46%) Apex Code
6 3 (2.46%) VB
6 3 (2.46%) VBA
7 2 (1.64%) C++
7 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.82%) Java 9
8 1 (0.82%) sed
8 1 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (9.84%) Degree
2 4 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.46%) ISEB
3 3 (2.46%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.82%) ACCA
4 1 (0.82%) APMP
4 1 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.82%) CIMA
4 1 (0.82%) MCSE
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (20.49%) Data Quality
2 11 (9.02%) QA
3 3 (2.46%) IFRS
4 2 (1.64%) IAS 39
4 2 (1.64%) IFRS 9
4 2 (1.64%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.82%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (0.82%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (0.82%) FlexNet
1 1 (0.82%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (0.82%) OpenView
1 1 (0.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.48%) SAP
3 7 (5.74%) Informatica
3 7 (5.74%) Oracle
4 6 (4.92%) Tableau
5 5 (4.10%) Talend
6 4 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.46%) IBM
7 3 (2.46%) Infor
7 3 (2.46%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.64%) Ariba
8 2 (1.64%) Cognos
8 2 (1.64%) Google
8 2 (1.64%) HP
8 2 (1.64%) Omniture
8 2 (1.64%) Teradata
8 2 (1.64%) Yardi
9 1 (0.82%) CA
9 1 (0.82%) Kronos
9 1 (0.82%) Sybase
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