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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 78 48 82
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +34
Contract jobs citing Validation 42 83 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.77% 3.49% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 4.67% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 4
Average daily rate
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£390 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 32 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.94 £34.39 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.58 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
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
1761 1779 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.15% 74.91% 67.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1094 936 582
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 138 53
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.55 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.48% +0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +1 17 £328 +6.50% 4
Coventry -21 8 £300 - 2
Warwickshire -5 6 £430 +38.15%
Worcestershire +8 3 - - 2
Shropshire -2 3 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 20 (25.97%) Automotive
2 17 (22.08%) Data Validation
3 14 (18.18%) Migration
4 13 (16.88%) Electronics
5 11 (14.29%) Project Management
5 11 (14.29%) Finance
5 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 11 (14.29%) ITIL
6 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
6 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (11.69%) Degree
7 9 (11.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (11.69%) CRM
7 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
8 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
8 8 (10.39%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (9.09%) Data Migration
9 7 (9.09%) Data Reconciliation
9 7 (9.09%) FlexRay
9 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (9.09%) SAP
9 7 (9.09%) Information Security
10 6 (7.79%) Change Management
10 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
10 6 (7.79%) MATLAB
10 6 (7.79%) Simulink
10 6 (7.79%) Requirements Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
1 5 (6.49%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.19%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.60%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
1 6 (7.79%) Simulink
2 2 (2.60%) Stateflow
2 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) TargetLink
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
3 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Magento
2 1 (1.30%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) FlexRay
2 3 (3.90%) Ethernet
2 3 (3.90%) Internet
2 3 (3.90%) Wireless
3 2 (2.60%) 2G
3 2 (2.60%) 3G
3 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.60%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.60%) IPv4
3 2 (2.60%) IPv6
3 2 (2.60%) 4G
3 2 (2.60%) MIMO
3 2 (2.60%) LTE
4 1 (1.30%) NAS
4 1 (1.30%) Junos
4 1 (1.30%) SAN
4 1 (1.30%) VPN
4 1 (1.30%) LAN
4 1 (1.30%) WAN
4 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.90%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (2.60%) CANoe
2 1 (1.30%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.30%) Toad
2 1 (1.30%) ERwin
2 1 (1.30%) Subversion
2 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 20 (25.97%) Automotive
2 13 (16.88%) Electronics
3 11 (14.29%) Finance
4 6 (7.79%) Banking
5 4 (5.19%) German Language
6 3 (3.90%) Marketing
6 3 (3.90%) Law
7 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.60%) Retail
7 2 (2.60%) Billing
8 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (35.06%) Analyst
2 11 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Architect
4 7 (9.09%) Configuration Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) CRM Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Embedded Software Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Project Leader
9 2 (2.60%) Consultant
9 2 (2.60%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) HTML
1 2 (2.60%) .NET
1 2 (2.60%) XMPP
1 2 (2.60%) HTML5
2 1 (1.30%) Itk
2 1 (1.30%) Android SDK
2 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.30%) RESTful
2 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.30%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Device Driver
3 2 (2.60%) Derivative
3 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.60%) Telematics
3 2 (2.60%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.30%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Mechatronics
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.30%) CMDB
4 1 (1.30%) Clustering
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) DTV
4 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.60%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.30%) Android
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Data Validation
2 14 (18.18%) Migration
3 11 (14.29%) ITIL
3 11 (14.29%) Project Management
4 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (11.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (11.69%) CRM
5 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.09%) Information Security
7 7 (9.09%) Data Reconciliation
7 7 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 6 (7.79%) Requirements Management
8 6 (7.79%) TOGAF
8 6 (7.79%) Change Management
9 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
9 5 (6.49%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.49%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (5.19%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) MATLAB
2 5 (6.49%) SQL
3 4 (5.19%) C
4 3 (3.90%) C++
4 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.30%) PHP
6 1 (1.30%) VBA
6 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.30%) Java
6 1 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Degree
2 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.19%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.90%) ISEB
7 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.30%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.30%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.30%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
1 4 (5.19%) IEC 61508
2 3 (3.90%) Solvency II
3 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.60%) SLA
4 1 (1.30%) Basel II
4 1 (1.30%) HL7
4 1 (1.30%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.30%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) SAP
3 3 (3.90%) Cognos
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.90%) IBM
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco
4 2 (2.60%) HP
4 2 (2.60%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.30%) Remedy
5 1 (1.30%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.30%) ATG
5 1 (1.30%) VMware
5 1 (1.30%) Google
5 1 (1.30%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.30%) hybris
5 1 (1.30%) EMC
5 1 (1.30%) Juniper
5 1 (1.30%) Apple
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