The table below looks at the statistics for Data Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 117 102 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 8 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.47% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £195 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+143.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £331 £231
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +43.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £47.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-58.94% +183.58%
Data 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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1842 1699 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.54% 72.86% 71.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 890 556
Average daily rate £375 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 70
Average hourly rate £26.85 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Data Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Data Validation
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Data Validation Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Data Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015. 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
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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
Birmingham 0 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data 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 Data Validation.

1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) System Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) Google
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (10.00%) ERD

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data 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 Data Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Auditor
4 1 (10.00%) MI Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) System Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Google