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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 89 74 76
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Validation 24 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.06% 1.54% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.17% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 7
Average daily rate
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£342 £345 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £258 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £365 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.47% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Average hourly rate £30.10 £32.65 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +3.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.14 £26.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.38 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +13.28%
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
1560 1568 1259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.84% 70.95% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 818 622
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 84 93
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.00 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Warwickshire 0 8 - - 4
Birmingham -2 6 £415 +22.96%
Coventry -2 4 £170 - 3
Staffordshire +1 3 £316 - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 15 (25.42%) Automotive
1 15 (25.42%) Degree
2 9 (15.25%) Data Validation
2 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Project Management
3 7 (11.86%) Electronics
3 7 (11.86%) Internet
3 7 (11.86%) SQL
3 7 (11.86%) Oracle
4 6 (10.17%) .NET
4 6 (10.17%) Use Case
5 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
5 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
5 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 5 (8.47%) PLM
5 5 (8.47%) ITIL
5 5 (8.47%) C#
6 4 (6.78%) HTML
6 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.78%) C
6 4 (6.78%) Linux
6 4 (6.78%) Web Services
6 4 (6.78%) OO
6 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
6 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
6 4 (6.78%) Retail
6 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) SAS
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) MS Project
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.39%) Simulink
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Magento
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.69%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Internet
2 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
3 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.08%) HTTPS
3 3 (5.08%) IPv4
3 3 (5.08%) IPv6
3 3 (5.08%) Wireless
3 3 (5.08%) 2G
3 3 (5.08%) 3G
3 3 (5.08%) MIMO
3 3 (5.08%) LTE
3 3 (5.08%) 4G
4 2 (3.39%) IMAP
5 1 (1.69%) Network Security
5 1 (1.69%) SAN
5 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.69%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.39%) NUnit
2 2 (3.39%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.69%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 15 (25.42%) Automotive
2 9 (15.25%) Finance
3 7 (11.86%) Electronics
4 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
5 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.78%) Retail
6 3 (5.08%) Banking
6 3 (5.08%) Legal
7 2 (3.39%) Billing
7 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
7 2 (3.39%) Marketing
8 1 (1.69%) German Language
8 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.69%) Front Office
8 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Business Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Validation Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Integration Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Auditor
8 2 (3.39%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Solvency II Business Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (1.69%) Data Governance Specialist
9 1 (1.69%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) HTML
2 4 (6.78%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.08%) HTML5
4 2 (3.39%) REST
4 2 (3.39%) WCF
4 2 (3.39%) WF
4 2 (3.39%) Spring.NET
4 2 (3.39%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) XSLT
4 2 (3.39%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) XHTML
5 1 (1.69%) Middleware
5 1 (1.69%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) Itk
5 1 (1.69%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Open Source
3 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 3 (5.08%) Telematics
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
5 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.69%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.69%) DTV
5 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) UNIX
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) Project Management
1 9 (15.25%) Data Validation
2 6 (10.17%) Use Case
3 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
3 5 (8.47%) Software Testing
3 5 (8.47%) ITIL
3 5 (8.47%) Migration
3 5 (8.47%) PLM
4 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.78%) Logistics
4 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.78%) OO
4 4 (6.78%) Requirements Management
5 3 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (5.08%) SysML
5 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.08%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) C#
3 4 (6.78%) C
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.39%) C++
5 2 (3.39%) VBA
5 2 (3.39%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.69%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Degree
2 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Basel II
1 2 (3.39%) QA
1 2 (3.39%) Basel III
1 2 (3.39%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.69%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) NFS
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) SAP
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) HP
3 2 (3.39%) Google
3 2 (3.39%) Motorola
4 1 (1.69%) Apple
4 1 (1.69%) ATG
4 1 (1.69%) VMware
4 1 (1.69%) Adobe
4 1 (1.69%) Sybase
4 1 (1.69%) hybris
4 1 (1.69%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.69%) EMC
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