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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 45 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 16 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.21% 0.96% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.98% 1.37% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£328 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.76% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £151 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £299 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £145.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
537 512 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.17% 70.52% 68.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 318 261
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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
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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 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 13 (37.14%) Migration
2 11 (31.43%) ITIL
3 9 (25.71%) Data Validation
3 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (22.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (22.86%) CRM
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
4 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (20.00%) Information Security
5 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 7 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
6 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
6 6 (17.14%) Automotive
7 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 5 (14.29%) Electronics
7 5 (14.29%) Device Driver
7 5 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (11.43%) German Language
8 4 (11.43%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (8.57%) FlexRay
9 3 (8.57%) QA
9 3 (8.57%) Content Management
9 3 (8.57%) Project Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 5 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (11.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.71%) CMS
4 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Simulink
2 1 (2.86%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) FlexRay
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Wireless
2 1 (2.86%) VLAN
2 1 (2.86%) NAS
2 1 (2.86%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (17.14%) Automotive
2 5 (14.29%) Electronics
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) German Language
4 3 (8.57%) Law
5 2 (5.71%) Finance
6 1 (2.86%) Advertising
6 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Configuration Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Developer
2 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Embedded Software Developer
4 4 (11.43%) CRM Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Engagement Manager
5 2 (5.71%) PMO Lead
5 2 (5.71%) PMO Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XMPP
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) Migration
2 11 (31.43%) ITIL
3 9 (25.71%) Data Validation
4 8 (22.86%) CRM
5 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 7 (20.00%) Information Security
5 7 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 7 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
6 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
7 5 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.43%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.57%) Content Management
9 3 (8.57%) Project Management
10 2 (5.71%) Service Management
10 2 (5.71%) Process Management
10 2 (5.71%) ETL
10 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) VBA
1 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) JNCIA
2 1 (2.86%) JNCIS
2 1 (2.86%) JNCIE
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (2.86%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco
3 1 (2.86%) Juniper
3 1 (2.86%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.86%) VMware
3 1 (2.86%) Google
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