The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Data Validation
Rank 110 101 104
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.11% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.16% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £101 £438 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-77.02% +52.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £281 £225
% change year-on-year
+42.22% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Data Validation
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 1 - -
Walsall - - - -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (100.00%) Validation
2 9 (47.37%) Migration
3 8 (42.11%) SAP
4 6 (31.58%) Internet
4 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
4 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
4 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
5 5 (26.32%) Data Cleansing
5 5 (26.32%) Data Architecture
5 5 (26.32%) LSMW
5 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
5 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) ETL
7 3 (15.79%) Legal
7 3 (15.79%) Data Quality
7 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.79%) B2B
7 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
8 2 (10.53%) C
8 2 (10.53%) SAP CRM
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) CRM
8 2 (10.53%) QA
8 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) LSMW
General
1 6 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Data Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Auditor
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Functional Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Excel Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Excel VBA Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) VBA Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Information Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) NHS Information Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) NHS Data Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Report Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Validation
2 9 (47.37%) Migration
3 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
3 6 (31.58%) Data Migration
4 5 (26.32%) Data Cleansing
4 5 (26.32%) Data Architecture
4 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
5 4 (21.05%) ETL
6 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) B2B
6 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) CRM
8 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.26%) ERP
8 1 (5.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C
3 1 (5.26%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) SAP
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle