The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 17 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.15% 1.27% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.30% 1.54% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £338 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Validation
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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
151 130 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.24% 82.28% 77.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 55 50
Median daily rate £500 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 22 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 4 (50.00%) SAP
1 4 (50.00%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Automotive
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 1 (12.50%) CANoe

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) CANoe
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) SAP Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCIE
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco