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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 114 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 9 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.34% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.50% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Average daily rate
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£151 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 - -
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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
1724 1404 1547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.79% 68.22% 69.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 774 802
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 56 116
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (25.00%) Workflow
4 4 (25.00%) SAP CRM
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) SAP
4 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 4 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Internet
5 3 (18.75%) Legal
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) NHS
6 2 (12.50%) SLA
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (12.50%) Data Entry
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (12.50%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Validation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Auditor
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Visualisation
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Validation
2 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (31.25%) Data Modelling
4 4 (25.00%) CRM
4 4 (25.00%) Workflow
4 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Data Entry
5 2 (12.50%) Time Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft