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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Validation
England / West Midlands
Rank 119 117 107
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.34% 0.089%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.42% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £323 £385 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% +327.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.31 - £20.43

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
1876 2154 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.02% 82.53% 72.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1217 937
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 50 106
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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
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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham - 2 £220 - 2
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) Validation
2 7 (87.50%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) ETL
4 4 (50.00%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) MS Office
4 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) Data Quality
4 4 (50.00%) Data Transformation
5 3 (37.50%) SOAP
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (25.00%) RESTful
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
6 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (25.00%) WCF
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (25.00%) MVC
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) SAML
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) XML

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 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Migration Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ETL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) NHS Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SSIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (25.00%) OAuth
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (25.00%) SAML
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) XSD
2 2 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Validation
2 7 (87.50%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (50.00%) Data Transformation
4 4 (50.00%) ETL
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) API Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
6 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (25.00%) MVC
6 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (25.00%) OO
6 2 (25.00%) OOD
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Service Design
6 2 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) XAML
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
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