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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 75 49 82
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +33
Contract jobs citing Validation 42 77 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.75% 3.14% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 4.22% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £293 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £152 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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
Birmingham +12 15 £275 +2.32% 2
Worcestershire +7 6 £220 +12.82% 2
Warwickshire -1 6 £313 +0.40%
Coventry -23 6 £300 +0.41% 7
Shropshire -6 3 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (27.38%) Automotive
2 18 (21.43%) Data Validation
3 17 (20.24%) Electronics
4 14 (16.67%) Migration
5 13 (15.48%) Project Management
6 12 (14.29%) ITIL
6 12 (14.29%) Degree
7 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
7 11 (13.10%) SAP
7 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
7 11 (13.10%) Finance
8 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
8 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (10.71%) CRM
10 8 (9.52%) Change Management
10 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (9.52%) FlexRay
10 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 8 (9.52%) Data Analysis
10 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (8.33%) Data Migration
11 7 (8.33%) Requirements Management
11 7 (8.33%) Data Reconciliation
11 7 (8.33%) IEC 61508
11 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (8.33%) Information Security

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.14%) Simulink
3 4 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.57%) MS Office
5 2 (2.38%) Stateflow
6 1 (1.19%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Magento
2 1 (1.19%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.52%) FlexRay
2 2 (2.38%) Wireless
3 1 (1.19%) 2G
3 1 (1.19%) VLAN
3 1 (1.19%) IMAP
3 1 (1.19%) MIMO
3 1 (1.19%) LTE
3 1 (1.19%) NAS
3 1 (1.19%) Junos
3 1 (1.19%) 4G
3 1 (1.19%) LAN
3 1 (1.19%) WAN
3 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.19%) VPN
3 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.19%) IPv4
3 1 (1.19%) IPv6
3 1 (1.19%) SAN
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.57%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (3.57%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.19%) CANoe
2 1 (1.19%) Toad
2 1 (1.19%) ERwin
2 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 23 (27.38%) Automotive
2 17 (20.24%) Electronics
3 11 (13.10%) Finance
4 6 (7.14%) Banking
5 4 (4.76%) German Language
5 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.57%) Law
6 3 (3.57%) Aerospace
6 3 (3.57%) Marketing
7 2 (2.38%) Retail
7 2 (2.38%) Billing
8 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Analyst
2 11 (13.10%) Business Analyst
3 9 (10.71%) Architect
3 9 (10.71%) Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Configuration Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Software Developer
6 5 (5.95%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Embedded Software Developer
7 4 (4.76%) CRM Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.38%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Service Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) XMPP
1 2 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.19%) Flash
2 1 (1.19%) HTML
2 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.19%) RESTful
2 1 (1.19%) HTML5
2 1 (1.19%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.95%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.57%) CAN bus
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.38%) Derivative
5 1 (1.19%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) Telematics
5 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) NHS
5 1 (1.19%) DTV
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Data Validation
2 14 (16.67%) Migration
3 13 (15.48%) Project Management
4 12 (14.29%) ITIL
5 10 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (10.71%) CRM
7 8 (9.52%) Change Management
7 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 8 (9.52%) Data Analysis
8 7 (8.33%) Information Security
8 7 (8.33%) Requirements Management
8 7 (8.33%) Data Migration
8 7 (8.33%) Data Reconciliation
9 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 6 (7.14%) TOGAF
9 6 (7.14%) ETL
9 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.95%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) MATLAB
2 5 (5.95%) SQL
3 4 (4.76%) C
4 3 (3.57%) C++
4 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.19%) VBA
5 1 (1.19%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (14.29%) Degree
2 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.57%) ISEB
7 1 (1.19%) HNC
7 1 (1.19%) HND
7 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.19%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.19%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) IEC 61508
2 4 (4.76%) QA
3 3 (3.57%) Solvency II
4 2 (2.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.38%) SLA
5 1 (1.19%) Basel II
5 1 (1.19%) HL7
5 1 (1.19%) DO-178B
5 1 (1.19%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) SAP
1 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) IBM
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) Cognos
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco
4 2 (2.38%) HP
4 2 (2.38%) EMC
4 2 (2.38%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.38%) PTC
5 1 (1.19%) Google
5 1 (1.19%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.19%) hybris
5 1 (1.19%) Remedy
5 1 (1.19%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.19%) ATG
5 1 (1.19%) VMware
5 1 (1.19%) Juniper
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