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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 55 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 0.81% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 1.17% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£675 £291 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+131.75% -38.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
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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
443 428 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.63% 69.03% 66.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 272 189
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

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 24 November 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 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Time Management
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Front Office
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Sybase
4 1 (16.67%) Publishing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Sybase
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