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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 116 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 6 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.18% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.26% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate £369 £159 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+132.28% -56.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £104 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £214 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £363
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -12.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £13.93 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.85 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -19.76%
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
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
Walsall - 4 - -
Warwickshire +3 1 £288 -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) Operations Management
5 3 (30.00%) Data Mapping
5 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
5 3 (30.00%) BT 21CN
5 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) Workflow
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) SAP
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (20.00%) Network Management
6 2 (20.00%) Time Management
6 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) MDX
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) OLAP
3 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Validation Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Operations Management
5 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (30.00%) Data Mapping
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (20.00%) Network Management
6 2 (20.00%) Time Management
7 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
7 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) Cognos