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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 37 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 1.39% 2.53% 4.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 3.55% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate £300 £250 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -40.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £122 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £310 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.47 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+35.04% -10.08%
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 Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
296 197 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 82.22% 71.12% 79.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 118 123
Average daily rate £400 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £35.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.38% -6.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (41.67%) Automotive
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Spring
4 4 (33.33%) Maven
4 4 (33.33%) J2EE
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) JUnit
4 4 (33.33%) JSP
4 4 (33.33%) Servlets
4 4 (33.33%) Struts
4 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
4 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
4 4 (33.33%) Sun
4 4 (33.33%) Sun Certification
5 3 (25.00%) V-Model
5 3 (25.00%) IEC 61508
5 3 (25.00%) ISO26262
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Hazard Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (8.33%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 4 (33.33%) JUnit
1 4 (33.33%) Maven
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (41.67%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) J2EE Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) System Verification Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) jQuery
2 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 4 (33.33%) J2EE
2 4 (33.33%) JSP
2 4 (33.33%) Servlets
2 4 (33.33%) Spring
2 4 (33.33%) Struts
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
3 1 (8.33%) Ember.js
3 1 (8.33%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (8.33%) Marionette.js
3 1 (8.33%) MDX
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) V-Model
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Hazard Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Data Validation
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) IEC 61508
1 3 (25.00%) ISO26262
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP