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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 84 73 63
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 43 47 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.98% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.80% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 6
Average daily rate
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£420 £295 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.37% -22.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £184 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £456 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 22
Average hourly rate £30.10 £37.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -0.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +26.00%
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
1968 1679 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.38% 70.69% 70.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 873 619
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 94 96
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £65.45 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +10 19 £371 +12.42% 2
Warwickshire -6 11 £430 +45.76% 1
Staffordshire -10 3 £316 -
Coventry -13 3 - - 3
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 18 (25.71%) Automotive
2 13 (18.57%) Migration
3 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.29%) Electronics
4 10 (14.29%) Degree
4 10 (14.29%) Data Validation
5 9 (12.86%) Finance
5 9 (12.86%) Project Management
5 9 (12.86%) CRM
6 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
6 8 (11.43%) Data Migration
6 8 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (10.00%) FlexRay
7 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (10.00%) SQL
7 7 (10.00%) Information Security
8 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
8 6 (8.57%) ITIL
8 6 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.57%) TOGAF
8 6 (8.57%) Use Case
9 5 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (7.14%) Internet
9 5 (7.14%) SAP
9 5 (7.14%) C

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.43%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) Simulink
3 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) MS Project
4 1 (1.43%) MS Office
4 1 (1.43%) TargetLink
4 1 (1.43%) Stateflow
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Magento
2 1 (1.43%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.00%) FlexRay
2 5 (7.14%) Internet
3 4 (5.71%) Ethernet
3 4 (5.71%) Wireless
4 3 (4.29%) 2G
4 3 (4.29%) 4G
4 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.29%) HTTPS
4 3 (4.29%) IPv4
4 3 (4.29%) IPv6
4 3 (4.29%) 3G
4 3 (4.29%) MIMO
4 3 (4.29%) LTE
5 2 (2.86%) IMAP
6 1 (1.43%) VLAN
6 1 (1.43%) NAS
6 1 (1.43%) Junos
6 1 (1.43%) Firewall
6 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.86%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) CANoe
2 2 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.43%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.43%) NUnit
3 1 (1.43%) Subversion
3 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 18 (25.71%) Automotive
2 10 (14.29%) Electronics
3 9 (12.86%) Finance
4 4 (5.71%) Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Retail
5 3 (4.29%) German Language
5 3 (4.29%) Law
6 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.86%) Marketing
7 1 (1.43%) Billing
7 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.43%) Front Office
7 1 (1.43%) Legal
7 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Analyst
2 13 (18.57%) Business Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Architect
4 6 (8.57%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 4 (5.71%) CRM Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Services Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Service Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Delivery Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.86%) Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) HTML
2 3 (4.29%) .NET
2 3 (4.29%) HTML5
3 2 (2.86%) XMPP
3 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.43%) Spring.NET
4 1 (1.43%) RESTful
4 1 (1.43%) Itk
4 1 (1.43%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.43%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) SOAP
4 1 (1.43%) Web Services
4 1 (1.43%) XML
4 1 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Device Driver
2 3 (4.29%) Telematics
3 2 (2.86%) NHS
3 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) User Experience
4 1 (1.43%) DTV
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Mechatronics
4 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.43%) Open Source
4 1 (1.43%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (1.43%) UNIX
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.43%) Android
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Migration
2 10 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 9 (12.86%) Project Management
3 9 (12.86%) CRM
4 8 (11.43%) Data Migration
5 7 (10.00%) Information Security
6 6 (8.57%) TOGAF
6 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.57%) ITIL
6 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.57%) Use Case
7 5 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.71%) Requirements Management
8 4 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (5.71%) System Testing
9 3 (4.29%) Test Scripting
9 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.29%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) C
2 5 (7.14%) MATLAB
3 4 (5.71%) C++
4 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) VBA
5 2 (2.86%) C#
6 1 (1.43%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) Degree
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.29%) ISEB
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.43%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.43%) JNCIS
5 1 (1.43%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) Basel II
2 2 (2.86%) Basel III
2 2 (2.86%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
3 1 (1.43%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.14%) SAP
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) Google
4 2 (2.86%) Cognos
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
4 2 (2.86%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.43%) hybris
5 1 (1.43%) Sybase
5 1 (1.43%) Adobe
5 1 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) EMC
5 1 (1.43%) Juniper
5 1 (1.43%) Motorola
5 1 (1.43%) Apple
5 1 (1.43%) Remedy
5 1 (1.43%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.43%) ATG
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
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