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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 63 48 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 1.26% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.65% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £325 £456 £151
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.76% +201.65%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +9.23%
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
584 545 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.15% 76.22% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 340 321
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 18
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.59 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) OLAP
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) DataStage
1 1 (25.00%) QualityStage
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) PLM
1 1 (25.00%) Teamcenter
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) Logistics
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) MDX
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) DataStage
1 1 (25.00%) Datazen
1 1 (25.00%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Power View
1 1 (25.00%) OLAP
1 1 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (25.00%) Power BI
1 1 (25.00%) PowerPivot
1 1 (25.00%) QualityStage
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
1 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
1 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Logistics
1 1 (25.00%) PLM
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft