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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 78 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 45 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.77% 1.12% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 1.64% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 7
Average daily rate
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£348 £375 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £279 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £377 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 6
Average hourly rate £32.00 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.34% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £37.80 £33.63
% change year-on-year
-14.68% +12.41%
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
1724 1404 1547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.79% 68.22% 69.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 774 802
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 56 116
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Coventry +3 23 £243 -
Birmingham -3 4 £153 -53.43% 1
Warwickshire -7 2 £450 +60.71%
Solihull +4 1 - -
Staffordshire -9 1 £600 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 49 (38.89%) Requirements Management
2 43 (34.13%) Manufacturing
3 42 (33.33%) Project Management
4 39 (30.95%) Automotive
4 39 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (29.37%) ENOVIA
6 33 (26.19%) PLM
7 32 (25.40%) Time Management
8 27 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
9 23 (18.25%) SAP
10 19 (15.08%) Software Testing
11 18 (14.29%) CAD
11 18 (14.29%) Migration
12 17 (13.49%) Degree
13 16 (12.70%) Data Validation
13 16 (12.70%) Business Transformation
14 15 (11.90%) Change Management
14 15 (11.90%) Management Information System
15 14 (11.11%) SC Cleared
15 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
16 13 (10.32%) Data Architecture
16 13 (10.32%) DELMIA
16 13 (10.32%) PDM
17 12 (9.52%) ClearQuest
17 12 (9.52%) ClearCase
18 10 (7.94%) Ethernet
18 10 (7.94%) SQL
19 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
19 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
19 9 (7.14%) Logistics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (3.17%) Apache
1 4 (3.17%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Node.js
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.59%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.79%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) MS Office
4 1 (0.79%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 37 (29.37%) ENOVIA
2 13 (10.32%) DELMIA
3 4 (3.17%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.59%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.94%) Ethernet
2 6 (4.76%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 6 (4.76%) SONET
3 5 (3.97%) Internet
4 4 (3.17%) SAN
5 2 (1.59%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.79%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.79%) IPv4
6 1 (0.79%) IPv6
6 1 (0.79%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.79%) 3G
6 1 (0.79%) Wireless
6 1 (0.79%) 2G
6 1 (0.79%) Network Security
6 1 (0.79%) MIMO
6 1 (0.79%) LTE
6 1 (0.79%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.79%) Big Data
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.79%) OLAP
3 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 27 (21.43%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (9.52%) ClearCase
2 12 (9.52%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.59%) Grunt
3 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.79%) NUnit
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 43 (34.13%) Manufacturing
2 39 (30.95%) Automotive
3 8 (6.35%) Finance
4 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.56%) Publishing
5 5 (3.97%) Electronics
6 4 (3.17%) Legal
6 4 (3.17%) Retail
6 4 (3.17%) Marketing
7 3 (2.38%) Avionics
7 3 (2.38%) Military
8 2 (1.59%) Banking
8 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Billing
9 1 (0.79%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Applications Engineer
2 12 (9.52%) Requirements Engineer
2 12 (9.52%) Analyst
3 8 (6.35%) Developer
3 8 (6.35%) Design Engineer
4 7 (5.56%) Architect
4 7 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (4.76%) FPGA Engineer
5 6 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
6 5 (3.97%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.17%) Coordinator
7 4 (3.17%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (3.17%) Requirements Manager
8 3 (2.38%) Electronics Engineer
8 3 (2.38%) Validation Engineer
8 3 (2.38%) Integration Architect
8 3 (2.38%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.38%) Data Analyst
9 2 (1.59%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (1.59%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) HTML
1 6 (4.76%) .NET
2 5 (3.97%) CSS
3 4 (3.17%) Middleware
3 4 (3.17%) HTML5
4 3 (2.38%) jQuery
4 3 (2.38%) Web Services
5 2 (1.59%) XSLT
5 2 (1.59%) XHTML
5 2 (1.59%) REST
5 2 (1.59%) Ajax
5 2 (1.59%) WCF
5 2 (1.59%) WF
5 2 (1.59%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.59%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.59%) LESS
5 2 (1.59%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.35%) Visualisation
4 7 (5.56%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.76%) VHDL
5 6 (4.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 5 (3.97%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.97%) Physics
6 5 (3.97%) Human Factors
7 3 (2.38%) Open Source
7 3 (2.38%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) GIS
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.79%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.79%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) UNIX
2 6 (4.76%) Windows
2 6 (4.76%) Linux
3 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.89%) Requirements Management
2 42 (33.33%) Project Management
3 33 (26.19%) PLM
4 32 (25.40%) Time Management
5 19 (15.08%) Software Testing
6 18 (14.29%) CAD
6 18 (14.29%) Migration
7 16 (12.70%) Data Validation
7 16 (12.70%) Business Transformation
8 15 (11.90%) Change Management
9 13 (10.32%) PDM
9 13 (10.32%) Data Architecture
10 9 (7.14%) Logistics
11 8 (6.35%) GAP Analysis
12 7 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (5.56%) Mentoring
13 6 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (4.76%) Benchmarking
13 6 (4.76%) CRM
13 6 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.94%) SQL
2 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.97%) Java
4 3 (2.38%) C#
5 2 (1.59%) C
5 2 (1.59%) PHP
6 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.79%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (13.49%) Degree
2 14 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.59%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.79%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) NFS
1 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (18.25%) SAP
2 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.35%) Oracle
4 4 (3.17%) EMC
4 4 (3.17%) VMware
5 3 (2.38%) Mentor Graphics
5 3 (2.38%) IBM
6 2 (1.59%) Adobe
6 2 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (0.79%) Motorola
7 1 (0.79%) ESRI
7 1 (0.79%) Sybase
7 1 (0.79%) LogRhythm
West Midlands
ARM Technology
Rate: £30 - £37.80 per hour
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