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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 83 56 78
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +22
Contract jobs citing Validation 31 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.33% 2.06% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 2.99% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £313 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -33.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £196 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £381 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 11
Average hourly rate £29.35 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.27 £22.90 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.29 £37.80 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -5.55%
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
1583 1473 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.03% 69.06% 67.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 816 661
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 72 119
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Warwickshire -7 5 £385 +48.64% 1
Staffordshire +3 2 £513 - 4
Solihull -1 1 - -
Birmingham -10 1 £675 +107.69% 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (28.57%) Project Management
2 25 (27.47%) Automotive
3 24 (26.37%) Manufacturing
4 23 (25.27%) PLM
5 21 (23.08%) ENOVIA
6 20 (21.98%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (19.78%) Requirements Management
8 15 (16.48%) Time Management
9 13 (14.29%) Data Validation
9 13 (14.29%) Degree
9 13 (14.29%) SQL
10 12 (13.19%) Rational DOORS
11 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
11 10 (10.99%) Software Testing
11 10 (10.99%) Business Transformation
11 10 (10.99%) Migration
12 9 (9.89%) Finance
12 9 (9.89%) Oracle
12 9 (9.89%) SAP
12 9 (9.89%) CAD
12 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
13 8 (8.79%) Linux
13 8 (8.79%) Logistics
14 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
14 7 (7.69%) Change Management
14 7 (7.69%) UNIX
14 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
14 7 (7.69%) Mentoring
15 6 (6.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (6.59%) Root Cause Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (4.40%) WebSphere
1 4 (4.40%) Apache
2 3 (3.30%) CMS
2 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.20%) Simulink
4 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (23.08%) ENOVIA
2 5 (5.49%) DELMIA
3 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) SONET
1 6 (6.59%) Ethernet
1 6 (6.59%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 5 (5.49%) Internet
3 4 (4.40%) SAN
4 1 (1.10%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.10%) IMAP
4 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (5.49%) ClearCase
2 5 (5.49%) ClearQuest
3 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.20%) NUnit
General
1 25 (27.47%) Automotive
2 24 (26.37%) Manufacturing
3 9 (9.89%) Finance
4 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.49%) Retail
6 4 (4.40%) Banking
6 4 (4.40%) Legal
7 3 (3.30%) Marketing
8 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
8 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.20%) Electronics
9 1 (1.10%) Military
9 1 (1.10%) Publishing
9 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.10%) Front Office
9 1 (1.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Applications Engineer
2 9 (9.89%) Analyst
3 8 (8.79%) Developer
4 7 (7.69%) Architect
5 6 (6.59%) FPGA Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Requirements Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.40%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Software Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Integration Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Validation Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (2.20%) Requirements Manager
9 2 (2.20%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.20%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.20%) Auditor
9 2 (2.20%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.20%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.20%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) .NET
2 4 (4.40%) Middleware
2 4 (4.40%) HTML
2 4 (4.40%) CSS
2 4 (4.40%) Web Services
3 3 (3.30%) XHTML
4 2 (2.20%) Spring.NET
4 2 (2.20%) REST
4 2 (2.20%) WCF
4 2 (2.20%) WF
4 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.20%) SOAP
4 2 (2.20%) XML
4 2 (2.20%) XSLT
5 1 (1.10%) J2EE
5 1 (1.10%) jQuery
5 1 (1.10%) CSS3
5 1 (1.10%) HTML5
5 1 (1.10%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 6 (6.59%) VHDL
3 4 (4.40%) Open Source
3 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.30%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.20%) NHS
6 1 (1.10%) GIS
6 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) Mechatronics
6 1 (1.10%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.79%) Linux
2 7 (7.69%) UNIX
3 6 (6.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 6 (6.59%) Windows
4 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.57%) Project Management
2 23 (25.27%) PLM
3 18 (19.78%) Requirements Management
4 15 (16.48%) Time Management
5 13 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 10 (10.99%) Software Testing
6 10 (10.99%) Business Transformation
6 10 (10.99%) Migration
7 9 (9.89%) CAD
8 8 (8.79%) Logistics
9 7 (7.69%) Change Management
9 7 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.59%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (6.59%) ITIL
11 5 (5.49%) PDM
11 5 (5.49%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.49%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.49%) Benchmarking
11 5 (5.49%) Data Architecture
12 4 (4.40%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.49%) C
4 4 (4.40%) C#
4 4 (4.40%) Java
5 2 (2.20%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.20%) C++
5 2 (2.20%) VBA
6 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Degree
2 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.10%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Basel II
2 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.10%) Basel III
2 1 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.40%) NFS
Vendors
1 9 (9.89%) Oracle
1 9 (9.89%) SAP
2 4 (4.40%) VMware
3 3 (3.30%) Adobe
4 2 (2.20%) Google
4 2 (2.20%) IBM
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.20%) Motorola
4 2 (2.20%) HP
5 1 (1.10%) ESRI
5 1 (1.10%) Sybase
5 1 (1.10%) EMC
5 1 (1.10%) LogRhythm
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