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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / West Midlands
Rank 96 94 83
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 27 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.13% 0.91% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.13% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 13
Median daily rate £300 £375 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £291 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £421 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Median hourly rate £19.61 £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £16.02 £16.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.92 £22.50 £33.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +44.26%

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
1892 1954 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.03% 81.08% 72.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1066 935
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 65 96
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £11.08 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +10 9 £300 - 7
Shropshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire -7 3 £288 -23.33% 1
Coventry -17 3 £421 +40.36% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £250 - 4
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 14 (22.22%) Data Quality
4 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (19.05%) Migration
5 11 (17.46%) Degree
6 10 (15.87%) Data Modelling
6 10 (15.87%) Data Transformation
7 9 (14.29%) ETL
7 9 (14.29%) Finance
7 9 (14.29%) Data Validation
8 8 (12.70%) Regression Testing
8 8 (12.70%) SQL
8 8 (12.70%) XML
9 7 (11.11%) C#
9 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 7 (11.11%) CRM
9 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 7 (11.11%) Data Migration
9 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
10 6 (9.52%) Unix
10 6 (9.52%) OO
10 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
11 5 (7.94%) Python
11 5 (7.94%) Windows
11 5 (7.94%) XSD

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 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (1.59%) Confluence
3 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
2 5 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.94%) Simulink
3 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.17%) MS Project
5 1 (1.59%) Open Workbench
5 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (3.17%) GitHub
4 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) NAS
2 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.59%) ADSL
3 1 (1.59%) Broadband
3 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) ISDN
3 1 (1.59%) Junos
3 1 (1.59%) LAN
3 1 (1.59%) Network Security
3 1 (1.59%) PBX
3 1 (1.59%) PSTN
3 1 (1.59%) SSH
3 1 (1.59%) Telnet
3 1 (1.59%) VLAN
3 1 (1.59%) VoIP
3 1 (1.59%) VPN
3 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.59%) Wireless
3 1 (1.59%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.76%) DataStage
3 3 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (4.76%) QualityStage
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.59%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.35%) JIRA
3 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.76%) Selenium
4 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.17%) Grunt
4 2 (3.17%) gulp
4 2 (3.17%) Hudson
4 2 (3.17%) PhantomJS
4 2 (3.17%) SonarQube
4 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.59%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.59%) Subversion
5 1 (1.59%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
2 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Electronics
4 2 (3.17%) Automotive
4 2 (3.17%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.17%) German Language
5 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Developer
3 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
3 5 (7.94%) Architect
3 5 (7.94%) Business Analyst
3 5 (7.94%) Data Analyst
4 4 (6.35%) Business Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Data Quality Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.76%) Azure Developer
5 3 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 3 (4.76%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) CRM Business Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Lead Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Migration Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Systems Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) XML
2 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
2 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 5 (7.94%) HTML
2 5 (7.94%) OAuth
2 5 (7.94%) RESTful
2 5 (7.94%) SAML
2 5 (7.94%) SOAP
2 5 (7.94%) WCF
2 5 (7.94%) Web Services
2 5 (7.94%) XSD
2 5 (7.94%) XSLT
3 4 (6.35%) CSS
4 2 (3.17%) CSS3
4 2 (3.17%) HTML5
4 2 (3.17%) jQuery
4 2 (3.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Data Conversion
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.17%) NHS
4 1 (1.59%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.59%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Unix
2 5 (7.94%) Windows
3 3 (4.76%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) AIX
4 1 (1.59%) VMS
4 1 (1.59%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (19.05%) Migration
3 10 (15.87%) Data Modelling
3 10 (15.87%) Data Transformation
4 9 (14.29%) Data Validation
4 9 (14.29%) ETL
5 8 (12.70%) Regression Testing
6 7 (11.11%) CRM
6 7 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 7 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 6 (9.52%) OO
8 5 (7.94%) Change Management
8 5 (7.94%) Data Analysis
8 5 (7.94%) Data Management
8 5 (7.94%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (7.94%) Information Management
8 5 (7.94%) MVC
8 5 (7.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) C#
3 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.94%) MATLAB
3 5 (7.94%) Python
4 4 (6.35%) XAML
5 3 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (1.59%) C
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) PHP
6 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.59%) CCNA
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) IRCA
5 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.17%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) BladeLogic
1 4 (6.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) IBM
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle
2 3 (4.76%) Pega
3 2 (3.17%) BT
4 1 (1.59%) Aruba
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Avaya
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) Coverity
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Juniper
4 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) webMethods
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