The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 54 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.39% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.58% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate £330 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 347 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.62% 67.77% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 9 (75.00%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Data Validation
2 5 (41.67%) SAP
3 4 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (33.33%) LSMW
3 4 (33.33%) Data Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (8.33%) Thunderhead
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (8.33%) Local Government
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) LSMW
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Report Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Functional Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Data Validation
3 4 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (33.33%) Data Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) BCP
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Thunderhead
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Sybase
3 1 (8.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (8.33%) Kofax