The table below looks at the statistics for 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 Validation over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 60 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 68 24 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.73% 1.12% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.83% 1.67% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 6
Average daily rate
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£235 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £283 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £380 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.85% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 5
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.63 £26.10 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £37.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -
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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
1775 1440 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.20% 67.13% 67.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 755 787
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 59 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 Validation across the West Midlands region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Validation across the West Midlands region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Validation
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Validation Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 20 August 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
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +14 33 £191 -42.91% 3
Warwickshire -3 6 £325 -0.76% 1
Staffordshire - 6 - - 2
Birmingham +3 5 £153 -53.43% 1
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 Validation.

1 55 (41.04%) Requirements Management
2 48 (35.82%) Manufacturing
3 43 (32.09%) Project Management
4 36 (26.87%) ENOVIA
5 35 (26.12%) Time Management
6 34 (25.37%) Automotive
7 31 (23.13%) Rational DOORS
8 29 (21.64%) PLM
9 25 (18.66%) SAP
10 19 (14.18%) Migration
11 18 (13.43%) Data Validation
11 18 (13.43%) Software Testing
12 17 (12.69%) Degree
12 17 (12.69%) CAD
13 16 (11.94%) Change Management
13 16 (11.94%) Management Information System
14 15 (11.19%) Business Transformation
15 14 (10.45%) Data Architecture
15 14 (10.45%) DELMIA
15 14 (10.45%) PDM
16 13 (9.70%) MS Excel
16 13 (9.70%) ClearCase
16 13 (9.70%) ClearQuest
16 13 (9.70%) Microsoft
17 11 (8.21%) Ethernet
17 11 (8.21%) Telecoms
17 11 (8.21%) SC Cleared
17 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
18 10 (7.46%) Logistics
18 10 (7.46%) Data Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing 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 Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.75%) Node.js
2 1 (0.75%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.22%) MS Office
3 6 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.99%) MS Project
5 2 (1.49%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 36 (26.87%) ENOVIA
2 14 (10.45%) DELMIA
3 5 (3.73%) SAP CRM
4 4 (2.99%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (1.49%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.21%) Ethernet
2 9 (6.72%) Internet
3 6 (4.48%) SONET
3 6 (4.48%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.75%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.75%) IPv4
5 1 (0.75%) IPv6
5 1 (0.75%) SAN
5 1 (0.75%) Wireless
5 1 (0.75%) 2G
5 1 (0.75%) 3G
5 1 (0.75%) MIMO
5 1 (0.75%) LTE
5 1 (0.75%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.75%) Data Mart
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.75%) OLAP
3 1 (0.75%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.75%) Big Data
3 1 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (23.13%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (9.70%) ClearCase
2 13 (9.70%) ClearQuest
3 4 (2.99%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (2.24%) Grunt
5 2 (1.49%) JIRA
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (35.82%) Manufacturing
2 34 (25.37%) Automotive
3 11 (8.21%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.97%) Finance
5 7 (5.22%) Publishing
6 5 (3.73%) Legal
6 5 (3.73%) Electronics
7 4 (2.99%) Avionics
7 4 (2.99%) Banking
8 3 (2.24%) Retail
8 3 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.24%) Marketing
8 3 (2.24%) Military
9 2 (1.49%) Front Office
10 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (24.63%) Applications Engineer
2 15 (11.19%) Analyst
3 14 (10.45%) Requirements Engineer
4 10 (7.46%) Design Engineer
5 8 (5.97%) Developer
5 8 (5.97%) Business Analyst
5 8 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (4.48%) FPGA Engineer
6 6 (4.48%) Integration Analyst
7 5 (3.73%) Front-End Developer
7 5 (3.73%) Auditor
7 5 (3.73%) Architect
8 4 (2.99%) Software Engineer
8 4 (2.99%) Coordinator
8 4 (2.99%) Electronics Engineer
8 4 (2.99%) Requirements Manager
8 4 (2.99%) Test Leader
9 3 (2.24%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.24%) Test Analyst
9 3 (2.24%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) HTML
2 6 (4.48%) CSS
3 5 (3.73%) HTML5
4 4 (2.99%) jQuery
5 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.24%) Ajax
5 3 (2.24%) .NET
5 3 (2.24%) Regular Expression
5 3 (2.24%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (2.24%) LESS
5 3 (2.24%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.49%) XHTML
7 1 (0.75%) Middleware
7 1 (0.75%) J2EE
7 1 (0.75%) Ext JS
7 1 (0.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.22%) Physics
2 7 (5.22%) Visualisation
3 6 (4.48%) Human Factors
3 6 (4.48%) VHDL
3 6 (4.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (4.48%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.24%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) GIS
5 1 (0.75%) Telematics
5 1 (0.75%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.73%) UNIX
2 4 (2.99%) Linux
3 3 (2.24%) Windows
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (41.04%) Requirements Management
2 43 (32.09%) Project Management
3 35 (26.12%) Time Management
4 29 (21.64%) PLM
5 19 (14.18%) Migration
6 18 (13.43%) Software Testing
6 18 (13.43%) Data Validation
7 17 (12.69%) CAD
8 16 (11.94%) Change Management
9 15 (11.19%) Business Transformation
10 14 (10.45%) Data Architecture
10 14 (10.45%) PDM
11 10 (7.46%) Data Analysis
11 10 (7.46%) Logistics
12 8 (5.97%) GAP Analysis
13 7 (5.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 6 (4.48%) Software Engineering
14 6 (4.48%) Regression Testing
15 5 (3.73%) CRM
15 5 (3.73%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.46%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.48%) SQL
3 5 (3.73%) Java
4 3 (2.24%) C
4 3 (2.24%) PHP
5 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 17 (12.69%) Degree
2 11 (8.21%) SC Cleared
2 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.99%) HNC
4 2 (1.49%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.75%) ISEB
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) NFS
1 1 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (18.66%) SAP
2 13 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.48%) IBM
4 4 (2.99%) Oracle
4 4 (2.99%) EMC
4 4 (2.99%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (1.49%) Adobe
5 2 (1.49%) Sybase
6 1 (0.75%) ESRI
6 1 (0.75%) VMware
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