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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / Midlands
Rank 17 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.50% 0.79% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 1.14% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +44.26%

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
87 88 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 72.50% 69.84% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 51 36
Median daily rate £450 £500 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £660 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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
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 20 January 2017, 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 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Python
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) PaaS
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (60.00%) IaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Go
2 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (40.00%) New Relic
2 2 (40.00%) Ansible
2 2 (40.00%) Docker
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Mesos
2 2 (40.00%) CoreOS
2 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (40.00%) SonarQube
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (40.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (40.00%) GoCD
2 2 (40.00%) rkt

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Apache
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Solr
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) JBoss
1 2 (40.00%) nginx
1 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (20.00%) SAP ERP
1 1 (20.00%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) IaaS
1 3 (60.00%) PaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Riak
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (20.00%) Power BI
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Ant
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) GoCD
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) SonarQube
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) webMethods Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) LAMP
2 2 (40.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (40.00%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) CoreOS
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Validation
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) Python
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Go
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Control-M
1 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (40.00%) Mesos
1 2 (40.00%) Nagios
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (40.00%) rkt
1 2 (40.00%) Unicenter
1 2 (40.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) New Relic
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Tableau
3 1 (20.00%) Talend
3 1 (20.00%) webMethods