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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 69 60 87
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +27
Contract jobs citing Validation 44 65 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.78% 2.51% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 3.48% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £147 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £361 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 8
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -3.33%
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
1848 1869 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.94% 72.30% 68.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 982 755
Average daily rate £398 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 124 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -21.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 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 +16 15 £413 +170.49% 4
Warwickshire +13 9 £313 -3.84% 1
Coventry -21 8 £375 +96.07% 4
Worcestershire - 6 £210 -
Shropshire -8 2 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 25 (28.74%) Automotive
2 21 (24.14%) Data Validation
3 18 (20.69%) Electronics
4 14 (16.09%) Migration
4 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
5 13 (14.94%) ITIL
5 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
5 13 (14.94%) Project Management
5 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (14.94%) Degree
6 12 (13.79%) Data Analysis
6 12 (13.79%) SAP
7 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
8 10 (11.49%) Change Management
8 10 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
8 10 (11.49%) IEC 61508
9 9 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (10.34%) CRM
9 9 (10.34%) ETL
9 9 (10.34%) Finance
9 9 (10.34%) FlexRay
10 8 (9.20%) Configuration Management
10 8 (9.20%) Dynamics CRM
10 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
11 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (8.05%) Data Migration
11 7 (8.05%) Data Reconciliation
11 7 (8.05%) Rational DOORS

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (5.75%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.05%) Simulink
2 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (5.75%) MS Office
4 3 (3.45%) Stateflow
5 2 (2.30%) TargetLink
6 1 (1.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.15%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) FlexRay
2 2 (2.30%) MPLS
2 2 (2.30%) Wireless
3 1 (1.15%) 2G
3 1 (1.15%) VLAN
3 1 (1.15%) MIMO
3 1 (1.15%) LTE
3 1 (1.15%) NAS
3 1 (1.15%) Junos
3 1 (1.15%) 4G
3 1 (1.15%) LAN
3 1 (1.15%) WAN
3 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.15%) VPN
3 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.15%) IPv4
3 1 (1.15%) IPv6
3 1 (1.15%) SAN
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.75%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.60%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.45%) IBM InfoSphere
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.15%) OLAP
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.15%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.15%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (3.45%) Subversion
3 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.15%) Toad
4 1 (1.15%) ERwin
4 1 (1.15%) CANoe
General
1 25 (28.74%) Automotive
2 18 (20.69%) Electronics
3 9 (10.34%) Finance
4 6 (6.90%) Banking
5 4 (4.60%) Aerospace
5 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.45%) Law
6 3 (3.45%) German Language
7 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.15%) Billing
7 1 (1.15%) Marketing
7 1 (1.15%) Advertising
7 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Analyst
2 11 (12.64%) Developer
3 8 (9.20%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Data Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Architect
4 7 (8.05%) Business Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Configuration Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management Analyst
5 4 (4.60%) Embedded Software Developer
5 4 (4.60%) CRM Architect
5 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (4.60%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.45%) Test Manager
6 3 (3.45%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.30%) Business Developer
7 2 (2.30%) Project Leader
7 2 (2.30%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (2.30%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.30%) Business Objects Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (2.30%) XML
1 2 (2.30%) Ajax
2 1 (1.15%) XMPP
2 1 (1.15%) Flash
2 1 (1.15%) HTML
2 1 (1.15%) .NET
2 1 (1.15%) JSON
2 1 (1.15%) MDX
2 1 (1.15%) jQuery
2 1 (1.15%) RESTful
2 1 (1.15%) HTML5
2 1 (1.15%) Backbone.js
2 1 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (1.15%) Ember.js
2 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.15%) Marionette.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.75%) CAN bus
3 4 (4.60%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.60%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.30%) Derivative
4 2 (2.30%) Telematics
5 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.15%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.15%) CMDB
5 1 (1.15%) Clustering
5 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.30%) Windows
2 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.14%) Data Validation
2 14 (16.09%) Migration
3 13 (14.94%) ITIL
3 13 (14.94%) Project Management
4 12 (13.79%) Data Analysis
5 10 (11.49%) Change Management
6 9 (10.34%) ETL
6 9 (10.34%) CRM
6 9 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (9.20%) Software Engineering
7 8 (9.20%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.05%) Information Security
8 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.05%) Data Reconciliation
8 7 (8.05%) Data Migration
9 6 (6.90%) V-Model
9 6 (6.90%) Requirements Management
9 6 (6.90%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.05%) SQL
1 7 (8.05%) MATLAB
2 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
2 4 (4.60%) C
3 3 (3.45%) C++
3 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) Ruby
5 1 (1.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.15%) PHP
5 1 (1.15%) VBA
5 1 (1.15%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 13 (14.94%) Degree
2 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.60%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.45%) ISEB
7 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.15%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.15%) HNC
8 1 (1.15%) HND
8 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.15%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.15%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) IEC 61508
2 3 (3.45%) QA
3 2 (2.30%) SLA
3 2 (2.30%) Solvency II
3 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (14.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) SAP
3 7 (8.05%) IBM
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle
4 3 (3.45%) Cognos
4 3 (3.45%) Juniper
4 3 (3.45%) PTC
5 2 (2.30%) EMC
5 2 (2.30%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.15%) Remedy
6 1 (1.15%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.15%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco
6 1 (1.15%) Google
6 1 (1.15%) Green Hills
6 1 (1.15%) HP
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