The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 21 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.91% 2.84% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 4.29% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £200 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £367
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.15 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+27.16% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 140 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 70.81% 66.35% 54.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 68 72
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £296 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Validation
England

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
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 16 April 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 6 (33.33%) Oracle
1 6 (33.33%) SAP
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
1 6 (33.33%) LSMW
1 6 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 5 (27.78%) Data Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (22.22%) Spring
3 4 (22.22%) Java
3 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Ant
4 3 (16.67%) JUnit
4 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (16.67%) IIS
4 3 (16.67%) UNIX
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) LDAP
4 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (16.67%) ERP
4 3 (16.67%) SAS
4 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (16.67%) XML Schema
4 3 (16.67%) SSL
4 3 (16.67%) SLA
4 3 (16.67%) NHS
4 3 (16.67%) SAML
4 3 (16.67%) CSS
4 3 (16.67%) XML
4 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (16.67%) X.509

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 3 (16.67%) IIS
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (11.11%) SAP MM
2 2 (11.11%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LDAP
1 3 (16.67%) SSL
1 3 (16.67%) X.509
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) LSMW
2 3 (16.67%) Ant
2 3 (16.67%) JUnit
2 3 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 3 (16.67%) Maven
2 3 (16.67%) Subversion
2 3 (16.67%) Gradle
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) Mockito
3 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (16.67%) Back Office
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
1 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Trainer
2 3 (16.67%) Functional Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Functional Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) WebLogic Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Process Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Software Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Spring
2 3 (16.67%) XML Schema
2 3 (16.67%) SAML
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) Spring MVC
2 3 (16.67%) Guice
2 3 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) DOM
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) NHS
1 3 (16.67%) Data Conversion
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
1 6 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 5 (27.78%) Data Architecture
2 5 (27.78%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (16.67%) ERP
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Web Development
3 3 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (5.56%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
1 6 (33.33%) SAP
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