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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 48 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.38% 0.64% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.80% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £310 £305 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -26.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £305 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £305 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £388
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -13.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £31.47
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +31.87%

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
525 499 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.40% 80.10% 74.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 322 284
Median daily rate £425 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 18
Median hourly rate £29.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.40 £8.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (26.67%) Change Control
2 4 (26.67%) SDLC
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Back Office
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Behavioural Change
4 2 (13.33%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium

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 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (13.33%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Junos
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VLAN
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) DataStage
1 1 (6.67%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (6.67%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (13.33%) Grunt
1 2 (13.33%) gulp
1 2 (13.33%) Hudson
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
1 2 (13.33%) PhantomJS
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
1 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (20.00%) Back Office
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Transition Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) HTML CSS Developer
3 2 (13.33%) HTML Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) UI Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QC Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Verification Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) CSS3
2 2 (13.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) JSON
2 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (13.33%) LESS
2 2 (13.33%) Node.js
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) Sass
2 2 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Change Control
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) SDLC
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (20.00%) Behavioural Change
3 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Data Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) CCNP
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Zenoss
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Aruba
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya
3 1 (6.67%) BT
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
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