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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 132 123 108
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.27% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.36% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £400 £475 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +221.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £435 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £515 £269
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £331
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -58.94%
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
2355 1950 1741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.77% 76.29% 75.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1205 919
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 90 111
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.69 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -18.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Data Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Data Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 3 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Data 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 10 (83.33%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (41.67%) ETL
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (33.33%) Operations Management
4 4 (33.33%) Data Quality
5 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Data Conversion
5 3 (25.00%) BT 21CN
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
6 2 (16.67%) SOAP
6 2 (16.67%) XSD
6 2 (16.67%) XSLT
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) BT 21CN
2 1 (8.33%) Extranet
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) XSD
2 2 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 10 (83.33%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) ETL
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Operations Management
5 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Workflow
6 2 (16.67%) API Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (16.67%) Data Mapping
6 2 (16.67%) Data Transformation
6 2 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (16.67%) Network Management
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) OOD
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) Service Design
6 2 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) XAML
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle