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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 64 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 2.09% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 2.73% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Median daily rate - £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
623 622 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.60% 76.51% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 424 285
Median daily rate £375 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 11
Median hourly rate £21.75 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.34% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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
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 25 May 2016, 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 2 (28.57%) Workflow
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UML
2 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) PLM
2 1 (14.29%) Teamcenter
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail

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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) CANoe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
1 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Architect
1 1 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Java Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Java Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Java Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Junior
1 1 (14.29%) Junior Project Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Project Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
1 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
1 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) PLM
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) System Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat