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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / West Midlands
Rank 98 92 89
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 23 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 1.27% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.56% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 11
Median daily rate £375 £325 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -21.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £298 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £342 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.57% -14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £15.81 £26.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £23.00 £32.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +35.17%

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
1918 2120 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.68% 81.85% 72.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1204 935
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 47 104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £39.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +3 9 £310 +1.63% 3
Warwickshire -9 3 £288 -23.33% 2
Coventry -16 2 £410 +36.66% 1
Shropshire +26 1 - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) Migration
3 12 (20.34%) Data Quality
4 11 (18.64%) Finance
4 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
5 10 (16.95%) Degree
5 10 (16.95%) Data Migration
6 9 (15.25%) CRM
6 9 (15.25%) Data Modelling
7 8 (13.56%) Regression Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Data Validation
7 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
8 7 (11.86%) Data Transformation
9 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (10.17%) SDLC
9 6 (10.17%) Data Analysis
9 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.17%) Change Control
9 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
9 6 (10.17%) ETL
9 6 (10.17%) MATLAB
9 6 (10.17%) Simulink
9 6 (10.17%) SQL
10 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
10 5 (8.47%) HTML
10 5 (8.47%) MS Office
10 5 (8.47%) Banking
10 5 (8.47%) Data Management

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 3 (5.08%) IIS
1 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.17%) Simulink
3 5 (8.47%) MS Office
4 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.39%) Stateflow
4 2 (3.39%) TargetLink
5 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) GitHub
3 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) NAS
2 2 (3.39%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.69%) Broadband
3 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) Junos
3 1 (1.69%) LAN
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
3 1 (1.69%) Profibus
3 1 (1.69%) SSH
3 1 (1.69%) Telnet
3 1 (1.69%) VLAN
3 1 (1.69%) VoIP
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
3 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.69%) Wireless
3 1 (1.69%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) DataStage
2 3 (5.08%) IBM InfoSphere
2 3 (5.08%) QualityStage
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.69%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) JIRA
2 3 (5.08%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (5.08%) Selenium
2 3 (5.08%) Subversion
2 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.39%) Grunt
3 2 (3.39%) gulp
3 2 (3.39%) Hudson
3 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.39%) PhantomJS
3 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 4 (6.78%) Automotive
3 4 (6.78%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
4 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.39%) Electronics
5 2 (3.39%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.39%) German Language
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Analyst
2 6 (10.17%) Data Analyst
2 6 (10.17%) Developer
3 5 (8.47%) Architect
3 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Data Quality Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Business Manager
5 3 (5.08%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) CRM Business Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Data Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Lead Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Migration Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Transition Manager
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (3.39%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) HTML
2 4 (6.78%) CSS
2 4 (6.78%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) JSON
3 3 (5.08%) SOAP
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.39%) CSS3
4 2 (3.39%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.39%) HTML5
4 2 (3.39%) jQuery
4 2 (3.39%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (3.39%) LESS
4 2 (3.39%) Node.js
4 2 (3.39%) OAuth
4 2 (3.39%) REST
4 2 (3.39%) RESTful
4 2 (3.39%) Sass
4 2 (3.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.39%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) Migration
3 10 (16.95%) Data Migration
4 9 (15.25%) CRM
4 9 (15.25%) Data Modelling
5 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (13.56%) Data Validation
5 8 (13.56%) Regression Testing
6 7 (11.86%) Data Transformation
6 7 (11.86%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.17%) Change Control
7 6 (10.17%) Data Analysis
7 6 (10.17%) ETL
7 6 (10.17%) SDLC
7 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.47%) Data Management
8 5 (8.47%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (8.47%) Information Management
8 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (6.78%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) MATLAB
1 6 (10.17%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.78%) C#
3 4 (6.78%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) Ada
5 1 (1.69%) C
5 1 (1.69%) C++
5 1 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) ISEB
5 1 (1.69%) CCNA
5 1 (1.69%) CCNP
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.34%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.69%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.69%) ISO26262
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (1.69%) OpenView
2 1 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.08%) HP
2 3 (5.08%) IBM
2 3 (5.08%) Pega
2 3 (5.08%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Aruba
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.69%) Avaya
4 1 (1.69%) BT
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco
4 1 (1.69%) Cognos
4 1 (1.69%) Coverity
4 1 (1.69%) Juniper
4 1 (1.69%) Netezza
4 1 (1.69%) PTC
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