The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 17 12 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs citing Validation 5 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.38% 6.21% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.05% 8.53% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.52% -9.33%
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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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
99 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 66.89% 72.88% 54.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 59
Average daily rate £400 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +7.69%
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 the Midlands

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

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

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Automotive
2 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Statistics
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) CDISC
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) ENOVIA
3 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (16.67%) Biometrics
3 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) CRM

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (16.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP CRM
1 1 (16.67%) ENOVIA
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SAS Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Statistical Programmer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Biometrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) System Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) PLM
3 1 (16.67%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) CDISC
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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