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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 56 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.59% 0.49% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.70% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate £305 £418 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.94% +28.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+34.92% -13.10%
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
525 430 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.55% 70.38% 69.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 267 247
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.00 £9.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016, 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 (38.46%) Telecoms
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SDH
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) DWDM
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (23.08%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
3 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 3 (23.08%) Ajax
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) JNCIP
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) NHS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DWDM
1 4 (30.77%) SDH
2 2 (15.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) CANoe
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Data Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Junior Project Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Project Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Ajax
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Solaris
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
2 1 (7.69%) System Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
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