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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 89 54 66
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +12
Contract jobs citing Validation 36 64 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.41% 2.74% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 3.77% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 7
Average daily rate
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£420 £298 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -20.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £410 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 17
Average hourly rate £30.18 £37.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.53% -0.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
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
1887 1698 1186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.03% 72.66% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1174 888 566
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 107 77
Average hourly rate £29.00 £33.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 17 £400 +26.98% 4
Warwickshire -4 8 £430 +45.76% 5
Coventry -25 5 - - 5
Worcestershire +3 1 - - 1
Shropshire -4 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (27.87%) Automotive
2 13 (21.31%) Migration
3 12 (19.67%) Electronics
4 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
5 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.75%) CRM
7 8 (13.11%) Project Management
7 8 (13.11%) Finance
7 8 (13.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (13.11%) Degree
8 7 (11.48%) Data Migration
8 7 (11.48%) Data Validation
8 7 (11.48%) FlexRay
8 7 (11.48%) Information Security
8 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (11.48%) SAP
9 6 (9.84%) C
9 6 (9.84%) SQL
9 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
9 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
9 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.84%) Use Case
9 6 (9.84%) TOGAF
9 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
10 5 (8.20%) Requirements Management
10 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.20%) C++
10 5 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (8.20%) Data Modelling

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) Simulink
3 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) TargetLink
4 1 (1.64%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) MS Office
4 1 (1.64%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Magento
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) FlexRay
2 4 (6.56%) Ethernet
2 4 (6.56%) Internet
2 4 (6.56%) Wireless
3 3 (4.92%) 4G
3 3 (4.92%) MIMO
3 3 (4.92%) LTE
3 3 (4.92%) 2G
3 3 (4.92%) 3G
3 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.92%) HTTPS
3 3 (4.92%) IPv4
3 3 (4.92%) IPv6
4 1 (1.64%) Junos
4 1 (1.64%) NAS
4 1 (1.64%) VLAN
4 1 (1.64%) IMAP
4 1 (1.64%) Firewall
4 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.92%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) CANoe
2 2 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.64%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) Toad
3 1 (1.64%) ERwin
General
1 17 (27.87%) Automotive
2 12 (19.67%) Electronics
3 8 (13.11%) Finance
4 4 (6.56%) German Language
5 3 (4.92%) Law
6 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.28%) Retail
6 2 (3.28%) Marketing
7 1 (1.64%) Billing
7 1 (1.64%) Banking
7 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.64%) Legal
7 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Business Analyst
3 10 (16.39%) Architect
4 6 (9.84%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) CRM Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Embedded Software Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Project Leader
7 2 (3.28%) Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Services Delivery Manager
8 1 (1.64%) Solvency II Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) HTML5
1 3 (4.92%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) XMPP
3 1 (1.64%) Itk
3 1 (1.64%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.64%) RESTful
3 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Device Driver
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Telematics
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) DTV
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) Windows
1 2 (3.28%) Linux
2 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.64%) Android
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Migration
2 9 (14.75%) CRM
3 8 (13.11%) Project Management
4 7 (11.48%) Data Migration
4 7 (11.48%) Data Validation
4 7 (11.48%) Information Security
5 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.84%) Use Case
5 6 (9.84%) TOGAF
5 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
6 5 (8.20%) Requirements Management
6 5 (8.20%) Risk Management
6 5 (8.20%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.56%) ITIL
7 4 (6.56%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (6.56%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.56%) System Testing
8 3 (4.92%) Test Scripting
8 3 (4.92%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) C
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) C++
3 4 (6.56%) MATLAB
4 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
6 1 (1.64%) Java
6 1 (1.64%) C#
6 1 (1.64%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.92%) ISEB
5 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.64%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.64%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.64%) HL7
2 1 (1.64%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.64%) Basel III
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) SAP
3 3 (4.92%) Cognos
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Business Objects
3 3 (4.92%) IBM
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) hybris
5 1 (1.64%) Google
5 1 (1.64%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) ATG
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) EMC
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.64%) Juniper
5 1 (1.64%) Apple
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