The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 23 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 4.55% 3.82% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.10% 5.50% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £378 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £438 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £22.68 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.01% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £37.80 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.01 £37.80 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.52% -9.33%
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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 Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
213 200 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 74.48% 69.44% 77.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 108 74
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +1.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Coventry region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Coventry region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in Coventry

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 18 (45.00%) Manufacturing
1 18 (45.00%) PLM
2 17 (42.50%) Automotive
2 17 (42.50%) ENOVIA
3 16 (40.00%) Project Management
4 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (27.50%) Requirements Management
6 10 (25.00%) Time Management
7 8 (20.00%) Degree
7 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Business Transformation
7 8 (20.00%) CAD
8 7 (17.50%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (15.00%) Data Validation
9 6 (15.00%) Change Management
9 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
9 6 (15.00%) SAP
10 5 (12.50%) .NET
10 5 (12.50%) SQL
10 5 (12.50%) Internet
10 5 (12.50%) Benchmarking
11 4 (10.00%) ClearQuest
11 4 (10.00%) Finance
11 4 (10.00%) Legal
11 4 (10.00%) Migration
11 4 (10.00%) PDM
11 4 (10.00%) DELMIA
11 4 (10.00%) Business Continuity
11 4 (10.00%) Retail
11 4 (10.00%) Logistics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 2 (5.00%) Apache
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (42.50%) ENOVIA
2 4 (10.00%) DELMIA
3 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (10.00%) ClearCase
2 4 (10.00%) ClearQuest
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.00%) NUnit
General
1 18 (45.00%) Manufacturing
2 17 (42.50%) Automotive
3 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (10.00%) Finance
4 4 (10.00%) Legal
4 4 (10.00%) Retail
5 3 (7.50%) Marketing
6 2 (5.00%) Electronics
7 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) Requirements Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Coordinator
3 3 (7.50%) Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Integration Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.00%) Systems Support
4 2 (5.00%) Administrator
4 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (5.00%) Auditor
4 2 (5.00%) Requirements Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Designer
5 1 (2.50%) Validation Engineer
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (2.50%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Architect
5 1 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) XSLT
3 2 (5.00%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.00%) WCF
3 2 (5.00%) WF
3 2 (5.00%) Spring.NET
3 2 (5.00%) REST
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Open Source
3 3 (7.50%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) UNIX
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
1 4 (10.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) PLM
2 16 (40.00%) Project Management
3 11 (27.50%) Requirements Management
4 10 (25.00%) Time Management
5 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 8 (20.00%) CAD
6 6 (15.00%) Change Management
6 6 (15.00%) Data Validation
7 5 (12.50%) Benchmarking
8 4 (10.00%) Migration
8 4 (10.00%) Business Continuity
8 4 (10.00%) PDM
8 4 (10.00%) Data Architecture
8 4 (10.00%) Logistics
8 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) Marketing Strategy
9 3 (7.50%) OO
10 2 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) VBA
3 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) NFS
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) SAP
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Motorola
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) Google
4 1 (2.50%) EMC