The first table below looks at the demand for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 55 53 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.85% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.75% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£269 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £410 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £145.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
484 400 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.36% 66.78% 70.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 238 247
Average daily rate £351 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +1150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £84.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Birmingham region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Front Office
3 2 (16.67%) Publishing
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) Sybase
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) SLA
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (16.67%) Time Management
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) OLAP
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Front Office
2 2 (16.67%) Publishing
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Manager
3 1 (8.33%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) NHS Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Report Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (25.00%) Data Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 2 (16.67%) Time Management
3 2 (16.67%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) Sybase
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP