The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 32 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 1.77% 2.43% 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 3.32% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate £335 £430 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.09% +45.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £430 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £430 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.61 £22.35 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% -34.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.06%
Validation
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Warwickshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
306 271 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 77.27% 73.05% 67.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 131 112
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 39 10
Average hourly rate £20.06 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.84% -10.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwick 0 6 £350 -18.60%
Validation
West Midlands

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 8 (50.00%) Migration
1 8 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 7 (43.75%) Data Quality
2 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) Automotive
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Data Mapping
3 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (25.00%) Use Case
3 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Data Management
3 4 (25.00%) Subversion
3 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) Requirements Management
3 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
4 3 (18.75%) Data Reconciliation
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) VBScript
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Automotive
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Change Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Data Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Data Migration Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Change Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Change Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Excel Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) PMO Lead
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
2 2 (12.50%) SCADA
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) CAN bus
3 1 (6.25%) Chemistry
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Change Management
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 4 (25.00%) Data Management
2 4 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 4 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
2 4 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 4 (25.00%) Use Case
2 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Data Reconciliation
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle