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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 101 89 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 34 40 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.49% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.96% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 20
Median daily rate £325 £420 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +34.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £210 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £606 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.18 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.99% -19.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.23 £22.35 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £39.40 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.24% -2.01%
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
2330 2042 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.87% 75.83% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1228 942
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 103 100
Median hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -1 9 £325 - 2
Warwickshire -2 7 £335 -22.09% 1
Shropshire -24 7 £110 -
Birmingham -15 3 - - 3
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £338 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £475 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Validation.

1 21 (33.87%) Migration
1 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 13 (20.97%) Data Validation
4 12 (19.35%) Data Quality
4 12 (19.35%) Data Migration
4 12 (19.35%) SQL
5 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
6 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 10 (16.13%) Degree
7 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (14.52%) Java
7 9 (14.52%) Oracle
7 9 (14.52%) Finance
7 9 (14.52%) Change Management
8 8 (12.90%) Data Management
8 8 (12.90%) ETL
8 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
8 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
8 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.29%) JIRA
9 7 (11.29%) Selenium
9 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Spring
9 7 (11.29%) Maven
9 7 (11.29%) Sun
9 7 (11.29%) LAN
9 7 (11.29%) WAN
9 7 (11.29%) Sun Certification
9 7 (11.29%) J2EE

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.84%) MS Office
4 1 (1.61%) MS Project
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.23%) IaaS
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
1 2 (3.23%) PaaS
2 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) LAN
1 7 (11.29%) WAN
2 3 (4.84%) BT 21CN
3 2 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.61%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) FTP
4 1 (1.61%) HTTP
4 1 (1.61%) Internet
4 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.61%) Network Security
4 1 (1.61%) SMTP
4 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.61%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.61%) Big Data
5 1 (1.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.61%) GIS
5 1 (1.61%) OLAP
5 1 (1.61%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.61%) Power BI
5 1 (1.61%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) JIRA
1 7 (11.29%) JUnit
1 7 (11.29%) Maven
1 7 (11.29%) Selenium
2 5 (8.06%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (3.23%) CANoe
4 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Automotive
3 5 (8.06%) Military
4 4 (6.45%) Billing
5 3 (4.84%) Local Government
5 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.61%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.61%) Banking
6 1 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 13 (20.97%) Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Business Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Data Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Business Change Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Data Migration Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Migration Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Validation Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Change Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) Hibernate
1 7 (11.29%) J2EE
1 7 (11.29%) Spring
2 5 (8.06%) jQuery
2 5 (8.06%) JSP
2 5 (8.06%) Servlets
2 5 (8.06%) Struts
2 5 (8.06%) Web Services
3 4 (6.45%) RESTful
4 3 (4.84%) .NET
4 3 (4.84%) XML
5 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.23%) Middleware
5 2 (3.23%) SOAP
5 2 (3.23%) WCF
5 2 (3.23%) XSD
5 2 (3.23%) XSLT
6 1 (1.61%) MDX
6 1 (1.61%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.84%) Data Conversion
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) SCADA
5 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.61%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.61%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.61%) NHS
5 1 (1.61%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (33.87%) Migration
2 13 (20.97%) Data Validation
3 12 (19.35%) Data Migration
4 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (14.52%) Change Management
5 8 (12.90%) Data Management
5 8 (12.90%) ETL
5 8 (12.90%) Unit Testing
6 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.06%) Data Analysis
8 5 (8.06%) Data Mapping
8 5 (8.06%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.06%) Requirements Management
9 4 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (6.45%) Logistics
9 4 (6.45%) Operations Management
9 4 (6.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 9 (14.52%) Java
3 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.84%) C#
5 3 (4.84%) Python
5 3 (4.84%) VBScript
6 2 (3.23%) C
6 2 (3.23%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) VB
6 2 (3.23%) XAML
7 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.61%) Perl
7 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) Sun Certification
4 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) ISEB
5 2 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.61%) CCNP
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.84%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
3 7 (11.29%) Sun
4 5 (8.06%) HP
5 4 (6.45%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.61%) Brocade
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco
6 1 (1.61%) Cognos
6 1 (1.61%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.61%) Juniper
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
West Midlands
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £100.00 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 27 days ago