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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 105 86 55
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -31
Contract jobs citing Validation 29 37 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 1.46% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.92% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 21
Median daily rate £338 £420 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £355 £365
% change year-on-year
-1.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 22
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 £34.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £39.40 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
2355 1924 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.74% 76.17% 74.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1186 913
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 88 107
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.69 £34.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 0 8 £391 - 5
Warwickshire -5 7 £350 -18.60% 1
Shropshire -33 6 £110 -
Birmingham -10 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £475 -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 20 (32.79%) Migration
2 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (19.67%) Data Validation
4 11 (18.03%) Data Quality
4 11 (18.03%) Java
5 10 (16.39%) SQL
5 10 (16.39%) Change Management
5 10 (16.39%) Data Migration
6 9 (14.75%) Degree
6 9 (14.75%) Oracle
6 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
6 9 (14.75%) LAN
6 9 (14.75%) WAN
6 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
7 8 (13.11%) ETL
7 8 (13.11%) Finance
7 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
7 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.48%) Selenium
8 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Spring
8 7 (11.48%) Maven
8 7 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
8 7 (11.48%) Hibernate
8 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
8 7 (11.48%) Sun
8 7 (11.48%) Sun Certification
8 7 (11.48%) JUnit

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 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.92%) MS Office
3 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) ENOVIA
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.28%) IaaS
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
1 2 (3.28%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) LAN
1 9 (14.75%) WAN
2 3 (4.92%) BT 21CN
3 2 (3.28%) 2G
3 2 (3.28%) 3G
3 2 (3.28%) 4G
3 2 (3.28%) Firewall
3 2 (3.28%) LTE
3 2 (3.28%) MIMO
3 2 (3.28%) Wireless
4 1 (1.64%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.64%) DNS
4 1 (1.64%) Extranet
4 1 (1.64%) FTP
4 1 (1.64%) HTTP
4 1 (1.64%) Internet
4 1 (1.64%) Intranet
4 1 (1.64%) SMTP
4 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.64%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) GIS
4 1 (1.64%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Power BI
4 1 (1.64%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) JUnit
1 7 (11.48%) Maven
1 7 (11.48%) Selenium
2 5 (8.20%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.56%) JIRA
4 2 (3.28%) CANoe
4 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Automotive
2 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.20%) Billing
3 5 (8.20%) Military
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.64%) Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Electronics
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Local Government
6 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Analyst
2 12 (19.67%) Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Business Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) J2EE Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Business Change Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Data Migration Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Junior
6 3 (4.92%) Migration Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Validation Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Business Change Business Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Change Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) Hibernate
1 7 (11.48%) J2EE
1 7 (11.48%) Spring
2 5 (8.20%) jQuery
2 5 (8.20%) JSP
2 5 (8.20%) Servlets
2 5 (8.20%) Struts
2 5 (8.20%) Web Services
2 5 (8.20%) XML
3 4 (6.56%) RESTful
4 3 (4.92%) .NET
5 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.28%) HTML
5 2 (3.28%) Middleware
5 2 (3.28%) SOAP
5 2 (3.28%) WCF
5 2 (3.28%) XSD
5 2 (3.28%) XSLT
6 1 (1.64%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.56%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.92%) Data Conversion
3 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.28%) SCADA
4 2 (3.28%) Statistics
4 2 (3.28%) Telematics
5 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.64%) Chemistry
5 1 (1.64%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.64%) NHS
5 1 (1.64%) Physics
5 1 (1.64%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Solaris
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Migration
2 17 (27.87%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) Data Validation
4 10 (16.39%) Change Management
4 10 (16.39%) Data Migration
5 8 (13.11%) ETL
5 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
6 7 (11.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.84%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (8.20%) Data Management
8 5 (8.20%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.20%) Requirements Management
8 5 (8.20%) Use Case
8 5 (8.20%) Workflow
9 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.56%) Data Analysis
9 4 (6.56%) Logistics
9 4 (6.56%) PLM
9 4 (6.56%) Regression Testing
9 4 (6.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) Java
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.92%) C#
4 3 (4.92%) Python
4 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.92%) VB
5 2 (3.28%) C
5 2 (3.28%) C++
5 2 (3.28%) XAML
6 1 (1.64%) COBOL
6 1 (1.64%) JCL
6 1 (1.64%) Perl
6 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
6 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Degree
2 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) Sun Certification
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) ISEB
5 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.28%) PMP
6 1 (1.64%) CCNP
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.03%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
1 9 (14.75%) Oracle
2 7 (11.48%) Sun
3 5 (8.20%) HP
4 4 (6.56%) Fujitsu
5 3 (4.92%) SAP
6 2 (3.28%) VMware
7 1 (1.64%) Brocade
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco
7 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.64%) Juniper
7 1 (1.64%) Red Hat