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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Validation
Rank 102 119 106
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 13 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £151 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -59.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £152 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £185 £375
% change year-on-year
+35.13% -50.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £21.82 -
% change year-on-year
-47.29% -
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
1847 1846 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.84% 72.22% 68.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 972 741
Average daily rate £400 £370 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 124 59
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Validation across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Data Validation Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 +10 7 £275 +81.81%
Worcestershire - 4 £175 -
Coventry +1 1 £375 -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
3 7 (33.33%) ITIL
3 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (28.57%) Banking
5 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) SAP
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (19.05%) ETL
6 4 (19.05%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (19.05%) Time Management
7 3 (14.29%) System Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 3 (14.29%) ISEB
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 3 (14.29%) Service Management
8 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (9.52%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.76%) OLAP
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Data Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (4.76%) MI Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (38.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (33.33%) ITIL
3 7 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
4 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (23.81%) Data Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Time Management
5 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 4 (19.05%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) System Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Service Management
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) ERD
8 1 (4.76%) CRM
8 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
1 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
1 2 (9.52%) Solvency II
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) SAP
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Bloomberg