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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 81 62 83
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs citing Validation 26 46 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 2.21% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 3.15% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 5
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -31.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £205 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £379 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £316
% change year-on-year
- +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.65 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +8.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.47 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -3.33%
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
1479 1459 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.50% 70.01% 68.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 797 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 72 110
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.20 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +2 9 £385 +48.64% 1
Coventry -2 9 £288 -25.80% 3
Birmingham -4 3 £418 +28.46% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £425 - 1
Solihull - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 20 (27.78%) Automotive
2 16 (22.22%) Degree
3 15 (20.83%) Project Management
4 14 (19.44%) Data Validation
5 13 (18.06%) PLM
6 12 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 12 (16.67%) SQL
7 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (12.50%) Requirements Management
8 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 9 (12.50%) Oracle
8 9 (12.50%) Internet
8 9 (12.50%) Finance
8 9 (12.50%) ENOVIA
9 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 8 (11.11%) Logistics
10 7 (9.72%) Time Management
10 7 (9.72%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (9.72%) Linux
11 6 (8.33%) Software Testing
12 5 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (6.94%) Legal
12 5 (6.94%) Migration
12 5 (6.94%) Benchmarking
12 5 (6.94%) SAP
12 5 (6.94%) ITIL
12 5 (6.94%) UNIX
12 5 (6.94%) .NET
12 5 (6.94%) HTML

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 4 (5.56%) Apache
2 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.78%) MS Project
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) Simulink
2 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (12.50%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.39%) DELMIA
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) Internet
2 4 (5.56%) SAN
2 4 (5.56%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.17%) Wireless
3 3 (4.17%) 2G
3 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 3 (4.17%) IPv4
3 3 (4.17%) IPv6
3 3 (4.17%) 3G
3 3 (4.17%) LTE
3 3 (4.17%) MIMO
3 3 (4.17%) 4G
4 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.39%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.39%) Network Security
4 1 (1.39%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (4.17%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.17%) ClearQuest
2 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.78%) NUnit
4 1 (1.39%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 20 (27.78%) Automotive
2 12 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 9 (12.50%) Finance
4 8 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 5 (6.94%) Legal
5 5 (6.94%) Electronics
6 3 (4.17%) Banking
6 3 (4.17%) Retail
7 2 (2.78%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.39%) Billing
8 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.39%) Front Office
8 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Analyst
2 9 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Developer
5 4 (5.56%) Coordinator
5 4 (5.56%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Auditor
6 3 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Integration Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Validation Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Requirements Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.78%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
1 5 (6.94%) HTML
2 4 (5.56%) HTML5
2 4 (5.56%) Web Services
2 4 (5.56%) Middleware
3 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.78%) WCF
3 2 (2.78%) WF
3 2 (2.78%) Spring.NET
3 2 (2.78%) REST
3 2 (2.78%) XML
3 2 (2.78%) XSLT
3 2 (2.78%) CSS
3 2 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (1.39%) XHTML
4 1 (1.39%) J2EE
4 1 (1.39%) CSS3
4 1 (1.39%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.39%) jQuery
4 1 (1.39%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Open Source
2 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.17%) Telematics
4 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.78%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) Data Conversion
5 1 (1.39%) Mechatronics
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.72%) Linux
2 5 (6.94%) UNIX
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.56%) Windows
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) Project Management
2 14 (19.44%) Data Validation
3 13 (18.06%) PLM
4 9 (12.50%) Requirements Management
5 8 (11.11%) Logistics
6 7 (9.72%) Time Management
7 6 (8.33%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.94%) Migration
8 5 (6.94%) Benchmarking
8 5 (6.94%) ITIL
8 5 (6.94%) Use Case
9 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.56%) Data Migration
9 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) Business Transformation
9 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.56%) OO
9 4 (5.56%) Change Management
9 4 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) C
2 4 (5.56%) C#
2 4 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.17%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) C++
4 2 (2.78%) VBA
4 2 (2.78%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.39%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Basel II
2 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.39%) Basel III
2 1 (1.39%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (5.56%) NFS
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (6.94%) SAP
3 4 (5.56%) VMware
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.78%) Motorola
5 2 (2.78%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) Google
6 1 (1.39%) EMC
6 1 (1.39%) Adobe
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) Apple
6 1 (1.39%) Sybase
6 1 (1.39%) LogRhythm
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