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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 18 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.24% 1.66% 2.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.06% 2.17% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £500 £375 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +70.45%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
Validation
England

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
98 138 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 73.13% 76.24% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 78 47
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Kanban
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) PaaS
2 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (60.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (60.00%) IaaS
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Go
3 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (40.00%) New Relic
3 2 (40.00%) Ansible
3 2 (40.00%) Docker
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Mesos
3 2 (40.00%) CoreOS
3 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (40.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) Node.js
3 2 (40.00%) Riak
3 2 (40.00%) OpenStack

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%) SAP CRM
1 1 (20.00%) SAP MII
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%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (20.00%) Power BI
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
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
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
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%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Lead
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Data Migration Lead
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
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%) EDI
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
1 3 (60.00%) Kanban
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%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Lean Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Logistics
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) PLM
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Go
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 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 2 (40.00%) New Relic
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau
2 1 (20.00%) Talend