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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 50 54 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.52% 0.31% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 0.40% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Median daily rate £300 - £420
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 - £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.61 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.73% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

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
465 503 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 78.68% 78.59% 73.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 318 267
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 13
Median hourly rate £19.61 £16.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.67% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017, 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 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Zenoss
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (20.00%) Hudson
3 2 (20.00%) Node.js
3 2 (20.00%) REST

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Junos
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DataStage
1 1 (10.00%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (10.00%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (20.00%) Grunt
1 2 (20.00%) gulp
1 2 (20.00%) Hudson
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) PhantomJS
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (20.00%) HTML Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) UI Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Quality Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) NHS Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Web UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) CSS3
2 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
2 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (20.00%) LESS
2 2 (20.00%) Node.js
2 2 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (20.00%) Sass
2 2 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
2 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
2 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Application Discovery
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data-Flow Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Aruba
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) BT
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com