The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 49 45 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% 1.41% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.09% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£418 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £316
% change year-on-year
- +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -3.33%
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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
403 382 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 67.85% 67.37% 63.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 245 135
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -41.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.15 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £20.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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
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 24 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
1 3 (42.86%) Time Management
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Front Office
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Sybase
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (28.57%) MS Visio
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Payments Business Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Time Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Requirements Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase