The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 71 45 56
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +11
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 2.01% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 2.68% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Median daily rate £325 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
Validation
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
643 560 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.65% 74.87% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 360 312
Median daily rate £380 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Validation.

1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) PowerPivot
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (14.29%) CANoe
2 1 (14.29%) Siemens NX
2 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Datazen
2 1 (14.29%) Power BI
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) Datazen
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Power View
1 1 (14.29%) OLAP
1 1 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (14.29%) Power BI
1 1 (14.29%) PowerPivot
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) CANoe
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Java Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) MDX
2 1 (14.29%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) PLM
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat