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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 75 83 87
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 48 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.90% 1.02% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 1.48% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 5
Average daily rate
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£348 £363 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -13.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £280 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £376 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.67% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 6
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.15 £36.21 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £37.80 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £37.80 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +14.54%
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
1717 1418 1552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.81% 68.73% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 769 803
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 50 107
Average hourly rate £29.13 £28.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +14 25 £235 -29.85%
Birmingham -3 4 £151 -53.81% 2
Warwickshire -7 3 £450 +60.71%
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (40.77%) Requirements Management
2 45 (34.62%) Project Management
2 45 (34.62%) Manufacturing
3 41 (31.54%) Automotive
3 41 (31.54%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (30.00%) ENOVIA
5 34 (26.15%) Time Management
5 34 (26.15%) PLM
6 29 (22.31%) Rational DOORS
7 25 (19.23%) SAP
8 20 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 19 (14.62%) Degree
9 19 (14.62%) CAD
9 19 (14.62%) Migration
10 18 (13.85%) Management Information System
11 17 (13.08%) Change Management
11 17 (13.08%) Business Transformation
12 14 (10.77%) DELMIA
12 14 (10.77%) PDM
12 14 (10.77%) Data Validation
12 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
12 14 (10.77%) Security Cleared
12 14 (10.77%) Data Architecture
13 13 (10.00%) ClearQuest
13 13 (10.00%) ClearCase
14 11 (8.46%) Ethernet
15 10 (7.69%) SQL
16 9 (6.92%) JavaScript
16 9 (6.92%) Finance
17 8 (6.15%) GAP Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (3.08%) Apache
1 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.54%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 39 (30.00%) ENOVIA
2 14 (10.77%) DELMIA
3 4 (3.08%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.54%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.46%) Ethernet
2 6 (4.62%) SONET
2 6 (4.62%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 4 (3.08%) SAN
4 3 (2.31%) Internet
5 2 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.77%) LTE
6 1 (0.77%) 4G
6 1 (0.77%) Network Security
6 1 (0.77%) MIMO
6 1 (0.77%) 3G
6 1 (0.77%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.77%) IPv4
6 1 (0.77%) IPv6
6 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.77%) Wireless
6 1 (0.77%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.31%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.77%) Big Data
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.77%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.77%) OLAP
3 1 (0.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (22.31%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (10.00%) ClearQuest
2 13 (10.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (2.31%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.54%) Grunt
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.77%) JIRA
5 1 (0.77%) NUnit
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (34.62%) Manufacturing
2 41 (31.54%) Automotive
3 9 (6.92%) Finance
4 7 (5.38%) Publishing
5 6 (4.62%) Electronics
6 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.08%) Marketing
7 4 (3.08%) Banking
7 4 (3.08%) Retail
7 4 (3.08%) Avionics
8 3 (2.31%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.31%) Military
9 2 (1.54%) Front Office
9 2 (1.54%) Legal
10 1 (0.77%) Billing
10 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (26.15%) Applications Engineer
2 15 (11.54%) Analyst
3 13 (10.00%) Requirements Engineer
4 10 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 9 (6.92%) Developer
6 8 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.15%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) FPGA Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Integration Analyst
8 4 (3.08%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.08%) Architect
8 4 (3.08%) Requirements Manager
8 4 (3.08%) Electronics Engineer
8 4 (3.08%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.31%) Validation Engineer
9 3 (2.31%) Coordinator
9 3 (2.31%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.31%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.31%) Business Developer
10 2 (1.54%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) HTML
2 5 (3.85%) CSS
3 4 (3.08%) Middleware
3 4 (3.08%) HTML5
4 3 (2.31%) jQuery
4 3 (2.31%) .NET
5 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.54%) XHTML
5 2 (1.54%) Ajax
5 2 (1.54%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.54%) LESS
5 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.77%) Spring.NET
6 1 (0.77%) CSS3
6 1 (0.77%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.77%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (31.54%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (13.85%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.15%) Visualisation
4 7 (5.38%) Data Structures
5 6 (4.62%) VHDL
5 6 (4.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 6 (4.62%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.62%) Physics
5 6 (4.62%) Human Factors
6 2 (1.54%) NHS
7 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.77%) Open Source
7 1 (0.77%) Telematics
7 1 (0.77%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.77%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.15%) UNIX
2 7 (5.38%) Linux
3 6 (4.62%) Windows
4 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.08%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.77%) Requirements Management
2 45 (34.62%) Project Management
3 34 (26.15%) Time Management
3 34 (26.15%) PLM
4 20 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 19 (14.62%) CAD
5 19 (14.62%) Migration
6 17 (13.08%) Change Management
6 17 (13.08%) Business Transformation
7 14 (10.77%) PDM
7 14 (10.77%) Data Validation
7 14 (10.77%) Data Architecture
8 8 (6.15%) GAP Analysis
8 8 (6.15%) Logistics
9 7 (5.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (5.38%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.62%) Regression Testing
10 6 (4.62%) ITIL
10 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (4.62%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.69%) SQL
2 9 (6.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.85%) Java
4 2 (1.54%) C
4 2 (1.54%) PHP
5 1 (0.77%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.77%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) Degree
2 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
2 14 (10.77%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.54%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.77%) ISEB
4 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.08%) NFS
1 4 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 25 (19.23%) SAP
2 8 (6.15%) Oracle
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.85%) EMC
3 5 (3.85%) IBM
4 4 (3.08%) VMware
4 4 (3.08%) Mentor Graphics
5 2 (1.54%) Sybase
5 2 (1.54%) Adobe
5 2 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (0.77%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.77%) Motorola
6 1 (0.77%) ESRI
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