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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 60 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% 0.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£151 £328 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £145.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +13.68%
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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
504 464 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.53% 70.95% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 321 250
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.30 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £52.60 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SLA
3 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Requirements Management
3 3 (27.27%) Time Management
3 3 (27.27%) Data Validation
4 2 (18.18%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Sybase
4 2 (18.18%) Publishing
4 2 (18.18%) Front Office
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) OLAP
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
1 1 (9.09%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
1 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 2 (18.18%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Data Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Requirements Management
2 3 (27.27%) Time Management
2 3 (27.27%) Data Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Sybase
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft