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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 94 86 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing Validation 31 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.16% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.66% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 13
Average daily rate £375 £296 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £186 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £422 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -20.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £31.44 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+33.58% -13.26%
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
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 9 £375 -
Coventry -5 5 £300 +20.00% 1
Birmingham -3 4 £305 -26.94% 6
Walsall - 4 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 £413 -
Worcestershire - 1 £425 - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 16 (26.23%) Migration
3 15 (24.59%) Automotive
4 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.67%) SQL
6 11 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
6 11 (18.03%) Degree
6 11 (18.03%) Data Validation
7 10 (16.39%) Change Management
7 10 (16.39%) Data Analysis
8 9 (14.75%) Oracle
8 9 (14.75%) Data Migration
9 8 (13.11%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
9 8 (13.11%) Subversion
9 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
10 7 (11.48%) Electronics
10 7 (11.48%) MS Office
10 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
10 7 (11.48%) ETL
10 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
10 7 (11.48%) Data Quality
11 6 (9.84%) IEC 61508
11 6 (9.84%) ISO26262
11 6 (9.84%) Data Management
11 6 (9.84%) JIRA
11 6 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (9.84%) SAP
11 6 (9.84%) Project Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (11.48%) MS Office
4 4 (6.56%) Simulink
4 4 (6.56%) Stateflow
4 4 (6.56%) TargetLink
5 2 (3.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) DWDM
1 4 (6.56%) FlexRay
1 4 (6.56%) SDH
2 3 (4.92%) BT 21CN
3 2 (3.28%) MPLS
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
4 1 (1.64%) FTP
4 1 (1.64%) HTTP
4 1 (1.64%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.64%) LAN
4 1 (1.64%) Network Security
4 1 (1.64%) SMTP
4 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.64%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.64%) WAN
4 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.28%) OLAP
5 2 (3.28%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.64%) MySQL
6 1 (1.64%) Power BI
6 1 (1.64%) QlikView
6 1 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Subversion
2 6 (9.84%) JIRA
3 4 (6.56%) Selenium
4 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.92%) JUnit
4 3 (4.92%) Maven
4 3 (4.92%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (3.28%) CANoe
6 1 (1.64%) AccuRev
General
1 15 (24.59%) Automotive
2 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.48%) Electronics
4 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.56%) Aerospace
6 3 (4.92%) Finance
7 2 (3.28%) Local Government
8 1 (1.64%) Advertising
8 1 (1.64%) Banking
8 1 (1.64%) Marketing
8 1 (1.64%) Retail
8 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Data Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Provisioning Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Data Migration Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Migration Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Validation Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Junior
7 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) jQuery
2 3 (4.92%) Ajax
2 3 (4.92%) Hibernate
2 3 (4.92%) J2EE
2 3 (4.92%) JSP
2 3 (4.92%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (4.92%) Servlets
2 3 (4.92%) Spring
2 3 (4.92%) Struts
2 3 (4.92%) XML
3 2 (3.28%) MDX
4 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.64%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
4 1 (1.64%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.64%) Marionette.js
4 1 (1.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) CAN bus
2 4 (6.56%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Solaris
3 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Migration
2 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (18.03%) Data Validation
4 10 (16.39%) Change Management
4 10 (16.39%) Data Analysis
5 9 (14.75%) Data Migration
6 7 (11.48%) ETL
7 6 (9.84%) Data Management
7 6 (9.84%) Project Management
7 6 (9.84%) Scrum
7 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.20%) Data Mapping
8 5 (8.20%) Factor Analysis
9 4 (6.56%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (6.56%) Issue Tracking
9 4 (6.56%) Master Data Management
9 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.56%) Software Architecture
9 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) SQL
2 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.56%) Java
3 4 (6.56%) MATLAB
3 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.92%) C
4 3 (4.92%) Ruby
4 3 (4.92%) VBScript
5 2 (3.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Sun Certification
5 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.64%) ISEB
6 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) Data Quality
2 6 (9.84%) IEC 61508
2 6 (9.84%) ISO26262
3 4 (6.56%) MISRA
4 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle
3 6 (9.84%) SAP
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco
5 3 (4.92%) IBM
5 3 (4.92%) MathWorks
5 3 (4.92%) Sun
6 2 (3.28%) Concur
6 2 (3.28%) Juniper
6 2 (3.28%) PTC
7 1 (1.64%) Cognos
7 1 (1.64%) HP
7 1 (1.64%) McAfee
7 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
West Midlands
TEKsystems
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Rate: £275 - £335 per day
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