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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 106 89 90
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 30 30 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.09% 1.17% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.48% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 17
Median daily rate £315 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 10
Median hourly rate £16.62 £28.28 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.23% -8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.23 £20.00 £16.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.01 £39.14 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
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
2265 2032 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.66% 79.41% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1130 996
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.26 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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
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 Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 December 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 -7 8 £333 -11.33% 2
Birmingham -6 6 £300 -40.00% 2
Shropshire +2 5 £475 -
Worcestershire +2 2 - - 1
Staffordshire -5 2 £250 -9.09% 1
Warwickshire -10 2 £400 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 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 Validation.

1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.21%) MS Excel
4 13 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (19.70%) Data Quality
5 11 (16.67%) Finance
5 11 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 10 (15.15%) Migration
6 10 (15.15%) Data Validation
6 10 (15.15%) Degree
7 9 (13.64%) ETL
7 9 (13.64%) SQL
7 9 (13.64%) XML
7 9 (13.64%) Data Transformation
8 8 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 8 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
9 7 (10.61%) Change Management
9 7 (10.61%) Scrum
9 7 (10.61%) Unix
9 7 (10.61%) C#
9 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
10 6 (9.09%) CRM
10 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
10 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
10 6 (9.09%) HTML
10 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
10 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 6 (9.09%) OO
10 6 (9.09%) Project Management

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 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
3 1 (1.52%) SAS
3 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (21.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.58%) Simulink
5 4 (6.06%) MS Office
5 4 (6.06%) MS Project
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.52%) Open Workbench
6 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) SAP MII
3 1 (1.52%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.58%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (3.03%) GitHub
4 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) NAS
2 2 (3.03%) LAN
2 2 (3.03%) WAN
2 2 (3.03%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.52%) ADSL
3 1 (1.52%) Broadband
3 1 (1.52%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.52%) Firewall
3 1 (1.52%) FTP
3 1 (1.52%) ISDN
3 1 (1.52%) Network Security
3 1 (1.52%) PBX
3 1 (1.52%) PSTN
3 1 (1.52%) SSH
3 1 (1.52%) Telnet
3 1 (1.52%) VLAN
3 1 (1.52%) VoIP
3 1 (1.52%) VPN
3 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.55%) DataStage
3 3 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (4.55%) QualityStage
4 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.03%) OLAP
4 2 (3.03%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.03%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.52%) Datazen
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.52%) Power BI
5 1 (1.52%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.58%) JIRA
2 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.03%) Grunt
5 2 (3.03%) gulp
5 2 (3.03%) Hudson
5 2 (3.03%) PhantomJS
5 2 (3.03%) Selenium
5 2 (3.03%) SonarQube
5 2 (3.03%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.52%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.52%) Subversion
6 1 (1.52%) TestDirector
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Automotive
2 4 (6.06%) Electronics
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
2 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Analyst
2 10 (15.15%) Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Architect
4 5 (7.58%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Business Manager
4 5 (7.58%) Data Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Lead Architect
5 4 (6.06%) Data Quality Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.55%) Business Change Manager
6 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Consultant
6 3 (4.55%) CRM Business Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Quality Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Systems Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) XML
2 6 (9.09%) HTML
3 5 (7.58%) .NET
3 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 5 (7.58%) CSS
3 5 (7.58%) OAuth
3 5 (7.58%) RESTful
3 5 (7.58%) SAML
3 5 (7.58%) SOAP
3 5 (7.58%) WCF
3 5 (7.58%) Web Services
3 5 (7.58%) XSD
3 5 (7.58%) XSLT
4 2 (3.03%) CSS3
4 2 (3.03%) HTML5
4 2 (3.03%) Node.js
4 2 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Data Conversion
3 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.52%) Physics
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Unix
2 5 (7.58%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Windows
3 2 (3.03%) AIX
4 1 (1.52%) VMS
4 1 (1.52%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 10 (15.15%) Data Validation
4 10 (15.15%) Migration
5 9 (13.64%) Data Transformation
5 9 (13.64%) ETL
6 8 (12.12%) Regression Testing
7 7 (10.61%) Change Management
7 7 (10.61%) Scrum
7 7 (10.61%) Software Engineering
8 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 6 (9.09%) CRM
8 6 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 6 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (9.09%) OO
8 6 (9.09%) Project Management
8 6 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.58%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) C#
3 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.58%) MATLAB
4 5 (7.58%) Python
5 4 (6.06%) XAML
6 3 (4.55%) Java
7 1 (1.52%) C
7 1 (1.52%) C++
7 1 (1.52%) Perl
7 1 (1.52%) PHP
7 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) IRCA
4 2 (3.03%) ISEB
4 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.52%) CCNA
5 1 (1.52%) CCNP
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.03%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) BladeLogic
1 4 (6.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.03%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) SAP
3 3 (4.55%) IBM
3 3 (4.55%) Pega
4 2 (3.03%) BT
5 1 (1.52%) Adobe
5 1 (1.52%) Aruba
5 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.52%) Avaya
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco
5 1 (1.52%) Coverity
5 1 (1.52%) DataFlux
5 1 (1.52%) HP
5 1 (1.52%) Juniper
5 1 (1.52%) Teradata
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) webMethods
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