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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Data Validation
Rank 137 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-27 0
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.46% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.60% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Median daily rate £400 £463 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +137.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £17.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+152.94% -69.09%
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
2471 1823 1805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.88% 76.21% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1476 1147 980
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 72 125
Median hourly rate £24.00 £26.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £41.10 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 24 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 - 3 £400 -
Birmingham -10 1 £325 +18.18%
Staffordshire - 1 £475 -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 9 (75.00%) Migration
3 6 (50.00%) ETL
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (33.33%) Operations Management
5 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) Workflow
6 3 (25.00%) BT 21CN
6 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (25.00%) Data Conversion
6 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) OO
7 2 (16.67%) Network Management
7 2 (16.67%) RESTful
7 2 (16.67%) Data Transformation
7 2 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (16.67%) API Integration
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (16.67%) Service Design

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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) BT 21CN
2 1 (8.33%) Extranet
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) Datazen
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (8.33%) Power BI
3 1 (8.33%) PowerPivot
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
1 3 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (16.67%) RESTful
2 2 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (16.67%) WCF
2 2 (16.67%) XSD
2 2 (16.67%) XSLT
3 1 (8.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Validation
2 9 (75.00%) Migration
3 6 (50.00%) ETL
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Operations Management
6 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Workflow
7 2 (16.67%) API Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 2 (16.67%) Data Transformation
7 2 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (16.67%) Network Management
7 2 (16.67%) OO
7 2 (16.67%) OOD
7 2 (16.67%) Service Design
8 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
8 1 (8.33%) Line Management
8 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (16.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft