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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 14 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 29 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 7.75% 3.05% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 10.51% 3.98% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£298 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 2
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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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
276 226 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 73.80% 76.61% 73.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 82 113
Average daily rate £325 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 17
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £37.80 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 41 (57.75%) Manufacturing
2 38 (53.52%) Requirements Management
3 37 (52.11%) ENOVIA
3 37 (52.11%) Project Management
4 35 (49.30%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (47.89%) Automotive
6 32 (45.07%) PLM
7 31 (43.66%) Time Management
8 24 (33.80%) Rational DOORS
9 19 (26.76%) Software Testing
9 19 (26.76%) CAD
10 17 (23.94%) SAP
10 17 (23.94%) Degree
10 17 (23.94%) Business Transformation
11 15 (21.13%) Change Management
12 14 (19.72%) Migration
12 14 (19.72%) DELMIA
12 14 (19.72%) Data Architecture
12 14 (19.72%) PDM
13 13 (18.31%) ClearQuest
13 13 (18.31%) ClearCase
14 8 (11.27%) Management Information System
15 7 (9.86%) Data Validation
15 7 (9.86%) Visualisation
16 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
16 6 (8.45%) Physics
16 6 (8.45%) Human Factors
16 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
16 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
16 6 (8.45%) Electronics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.82%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.82%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 37 (52.11%) ENOVIA
2 14 (19.72%) DELMIA
3 3 (4.23%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Ethernet
1 5 (7.04%) Internet
2 2 (2.82%) SAN
3 1 (1.41%) 2G
3 1 (1.41%) Wireless
3 1 (1.41%) 3G
3 1 (1.41%) IPv4
3 1 (1.41%) IPv6
3 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.41%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.41%) 4G
3 1 (1.41%) LTE
3 1 (1.41%) MIMO
Development Applications
1 24 (33.80%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (18.31%) ClearQuest
2 13 (18.31%) ClearCase
3 4 (5.63%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.41%) NUnit
General
1 41 (57.75%) Manufacturing
2 34 (47.89%) Automotive
3 6 (8.45%) Electronics
3 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.63%) Retail
4 4 (5.63%) Marketing
4 4 (5.63%) Avionics
5 3 (4.23%) Legal
5 3 (4.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Applications Engineer
2 13 (18.31%) Requirements Engineer
3 10 (14.08%) Design Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Requirements Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Auditor
7 2 (2.82%) Project Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Designer
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Support
7 2 (2.82%) Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Coordinator
8 1 (1.41%) Software Developer
8 1 (1.41%) Systems Designer
8 1 (1.41%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Middleware
2 1 (1.41%) SOAP
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) HTML5
2 1 (1.41%) Spring.NET
2 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (49.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.27%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.86%) Visualisation
4 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
4 6 (8.45%) Physics
4 6 (8.45%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.41%) Open Source
5 1 (1.41%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) UNIX
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
2 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (53.52%) Requirements Management
2 37 (52.11%) Project Management
3 32 (45.07%) PLM
4 31 (43.66%) Time Management
5 19 (26.76%) Software Testing
5 19 (26.76%) CAD
6 17 (23.94%) Business Transformation
7 15 (21.13%) Change Management
8 14 (19.72%) Migration
8 14 (19.72%) Data Architecture
8 14 (19.72%) PDM
9 7 (9.86%) Data Validation
10 6 (8.45%) Regression Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity
11 5 (7.04%) Benchmarking
11 5 (7.04%) Logistics
12 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
12 4 (5.63%) Marketing Strategy
12 4 (5.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) C#
2 1 (1.41%) Java
2 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (23.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.82%) NFS
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) SAP
2 5 (7.04%) EMC
3 4 (5.63%) Mentor Graphics
3 4 (5.63%) IBM
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle
5 2 (2.82%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) Motorola