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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 67 86 87
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Contract jobs citing Validation 57 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.23% 1.18% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 1.72% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 5
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£325 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £283 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £380 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 5
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £31.10 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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
1771 1450 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.26% 68.59% 69.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 773 831
Average daily rate £375 £357 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 59 95
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +11 29 £298 -11.19% 1
Warwickshire -6 5 £388 +18.32% 1
Birmingham -8 4 £151 -53.81% 1
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Solihull - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 53 (39.26%) Requirements Management
2 46 (34.07%) Manufacturing
3 45 (33.33%) Project Management
4 41 (30.37%) Automotive
4 41 (30.37%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (28.89%) ENOVIA
6 34 (25.19%) Time Management
6 34 (25.19%) PLM
7 29 (21.48%) Rational DOORS
8 26 (19.26%) SAP
9 20 (14.81%) Degree
9 20 (14.81%) Software Testing
10 19 (14.07%) Migration
10 19 (14.07%) CAD
11 18 (13.33%) Management Information System
12 17 (12.59%) Change Management
12 17 (12.59%) Business Transformation
13 15 (11.11%) Data Validation
14 14 (10.37%) PDM
14 14 (10.37%) DELMIA
14 14 (10.37%) Data Architecture
15 13 (9.63%) SC Cleared
15 13 (9.63%) Security Cleared
15 13 (9.63%) ClearCase
15 13 (9.63%) ClearQuest
16 11 (8.15%) Ethernet
17 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
18 9 (6.67%) SQL
18 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
18 9 (6.67%) Microsoft

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (2.96%) Apache
1 4 (2.96%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.48%) CMS
3 1 (0.74%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.22%) MS Office
4 2 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.48%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.74%) MS Project
5 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 39 (28.89%) ENOVIA
2 14 (10.37%) DELMIA
3 4 (2.96%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.48%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.15%) Ethernet
2 6 (4.44%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 6 (4.44%) SONET
3 5 (3.70%) Internet
4 4 (2.96%) SAN
5 2 (1.48%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.74%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.74%) IPv4
6 1 (0.74%) IPv6
6 1 (0.74%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.74%) 3G
6 1 (0.74%) Wireless
6 1 (0.74%) 2G
6 1 (0.74%) Network Security
6 1 (0.74%) MIMO
6 1 (0.74%) LTE
6 1 (0.74%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.22%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.74%) Big Data
3 1 (0.74%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.74%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (21.48%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (9.63%) ClearCase
2 13 (9.63%) ClearQuest
3 4 (2.96%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (2.22%) Grunt
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.74%) NUnit
5 1 (0.74%) JIRA
5 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
General
1 46 (34.07%) Manufacturing
2 41 (30.37%) Automotive
3 9 (6.67%) Finance
4 7 (5.19%) Publishing
4 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.44%) Electronics
6 4 (2.96%) Banking
6 4 (2.96%) Retail
6 4 (2.96%) Marketing
6 4 (2.96%) Avionics
7 3 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.22%) Military
7 3 (2.22%) Legal
8 2 (1.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (25.19%) Applications Engineer
2 15 (11.11%) Analyst
3 13 (9.63%) Requirements Engineer
4 10 (7.41%) Design Engineer
5 9 (6.67%) Developer
6 8 (5.93%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) FPGA Engineer
7 6 (4.44%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Architect
9 4 (2.96%) Electronics Engineer
9 4 (2.96%) Requirements Manager
10 3 (2.22%) Validation Engineer
10 3 (2.22%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.22%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.22%) Coordinator
10 3 (2.22%) Business Developer
11 2 (1.48%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.19%) HTML
2 6 (4.44%) CSS
3 5 (3.70%) HTML5
4 4 (2.96%) .NET
4 4 (2.96%) Middleware
4 4 (2.96%) jQuery
5 3 (2.22%) Ajax
5 3 (2.22%) Regular Expression
5 3 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (2.22%) LESS
5 3 (2.22%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.48%) XHTML
7 1 (0.74%) J2EE
7 1 (0.74%) SOAP
7 1 (0.74%) Web Services
7 1 (0.74%) XML
7 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (30.37%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.93%) Visualisation
4 7 (5.19%) Physics
5 6 (4.44%) Human Factors
5 6 (4.44%) VHDL
5 6 (4.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (4.44%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.48%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) GIS
7 1 (0.74%) Telematics
7 1 (0.74%) Open Source
7 1 (0.74%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.93%) UNIX
2 7 (5.19%) Linux
3 6 (4.44%) Windows
4 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.26%) Requirements Management
2 45 (33.33%) Project Management
3 34 (25.19%) PLM
3 34 (25.19%) Time Management
4 20 (14.81%) Software Testing
5 19 (14.07%) CAD
5 19 (14.07%) Migration
6 17 (12.59%) Change Management
6 17 (12.59%) Business Transformation
7 15 (11.11%) Data Validation
8 14 (10.37%) Data Architecture
8 14 (10.37%) PDM
9 8 (5.93%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (5.93%) Logistics
10 7 (5.19%) Data Analysis
10 7 (5.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 7 (5.19%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (4.44%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.44%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 9 (6.67%) SQL
3 5 (3.70%) Java
4 3 (2.22%) PHP
5 2 (1.48%) C
6 1 (0.74%) C#
6 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.74%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 20 (14.81%) Degree
2 13 (9.63%) SC Cleared
2 13 (9.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.74%) HNC
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB
4 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (2.96%) NFS
1 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (19.26%) SAP
2 9 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.93%) Oracle
4 6 (4.44%) IBM
5 5 (3.70%) EMC
6 4 (2.96%) VMware
6 4 (2.96%) Mentor Graphics
7 2 (1.48%) Adobe
7 2 (1.48%) Sybase
8 1 (0.74%) HP
8 1 (0.74%) Motorola
8 1 (0.74%) ESRI
8 1 (0.74%) LogRhythm
West Midlands
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Warwickshire
Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago