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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 134 116 116
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.073% 0.12% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.15% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Median daily rate £358 £375 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +64.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £355 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.46% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.61 - £13.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 - £16.85
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
2265 2032 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.66% 79.41% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1130 996
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.26 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 -10 1 £358 -4.66%
Birmingham - 1 - -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) ETL
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Data Quality
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (60.00%) Data Transformation
4 6 (60.00%) Migration
4 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (50.00%) C#
5 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 5 (50.00%) SOAP
5 5 (50.00%) Web Services
5 5 (50.00%) XML
5 5 (50.00%) XSD
5 5 (50.00%) XSLT
5 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
5 5 (50.00%) SAML
5 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (50.00%) WCF
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) MVC
5 5 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) API Integration
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014

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 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
4 1 (10.00%) Data Mart
4 1 (10.00%) Datazen
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (10.00%) Power BI
4 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
4 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Azure Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) ETL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) ETL Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
1 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 5 (50.00%) OAuth
1 5 (50.00%) RESTful
1 5 (50.00%) SAML
1 5 (50.00%) SOAP
1 5 (50.00%) WCF
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
1 5 (50.00%) XML
1 5 (50.00%) XSD
1 5 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (80.00%) ETL
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Data Transformation
3 6 (60.00%) Migration
4 5 (50.00%) API Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (50.00%) MVC
4 5 (50.00%) Service Design
5 4 (40.00%) Logical Data Model
5 4 (40.00%) OO
5 4 (40.00%) OOD
6 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
8 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (10.00%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) XAML
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) DataFlux
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata