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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 51 55 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.09% 0.94% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 1.32% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £315 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -25.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £278 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £537 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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
595 456 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 73.19% 71.14% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 273 162
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £31.00 £119.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 12 (52.17%) Migration
2 8 (34.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (34.78%) CRM
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (30.43%) Information Security
3 7 (30.43%) Data Migration
4 6 (26.09%) TOGAF
5 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
5 5 (21.74%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
6 4 (17.39%) Electronics
6 4 (17.39%) Automotive
6 4 (17.39%) Device Driver
6 4 (17.39%) German Language
6 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (13.04%) Web Application Development
7 3 (13.04%) Content Management
7 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
7 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.04%) Law
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
8 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco
8 2 (8.70%) ITIL
8 2 (8.70%) Windows

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (21.74%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) FlexRay
2 1 (4.35%) Junos
2 1 (4.35%) NAS
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Electronics
1 4 (17.39%) Automotive
1 4 (17.39%) German Language
2 3 (13.04%) Law
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) CRM Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Payments Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XMPP
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Device Driver
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Migration
2 8 (34.78%) CRM
3 7 (30.43%) Information Security
3 7 (30.43%) Data Migration
4 6 (26.09%) TOGAF
5 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.04%) Web Application Development
6 3 (13.04%) Content Management
6 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
6 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL
8 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (4.35%) Information Architecture
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
2 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
2 1 (4.35%) JNCIE
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Juniper