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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 106 83 71
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -12
Contract jobs citing Validation 38 42 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.66% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.13% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 15
Median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £196 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 23
Median hourly rate £34.75 £31.44 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -16.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.55 £30.18 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.52%
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
2606 1974 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.23% 78.09% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1153 1000
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 100 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.74% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -6 13 £365 -2.66% 1
Warwickshire -3 9 £475 +52.00% 2
Shropshire -16 9 £426 - 1
Staffordshire +1 2 £275 -
Birmingham -12 2 £325 -27.77% 3
Worcestershire -6 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 15 (23.81%) Migration
2 14 (22.22%) ETL
2 14 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Data Quality
3 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
4 12 (19.05%) SQL
4 12 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (19.05%) Data Validation
5 11 (17.46%) XML
5 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
5 11 (17.46%) Data Transformation
6 10 (15.87%) Change Management
6 10 (15.87%) Finance
7 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (12.70%) Logistics
8 8 (12.70%) Manufacturing
8 8 (12.70%) Web Services
8 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
8 8 (12.70%) LAN
8 8 (12.70%) WAN
8 8 (12.70%) .NET
8 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
9 7 (11.11%) C#
9 7 (11.11%) XSD
9 7 (11.11%) XSLT

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 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) SAS
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 12 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (12.70%) MS Visio
4 6 (9.52%) MS Office
5 5 (7.94%) MS Project
6 1 (1.59%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.59%) Open Workbench
6 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.59%) Siemens NX
6 1 (1.59%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (6.35%) ENOVIA
3 2 (3.17%) SAP MII
4 1 (1.59%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.17%) IaaS
3 2 (3.17%) PaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Office 365
4 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.70%) LAN
1 8 (12.70%) WAN
2 4 (6.35%) NAS
3 2 (3.17%) 2G
3 2 (3.17%) 3G
3 2 (3.17%) 4G
3 2 (3.17%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) LTE
3 2 (3.17%) MIMO
3 2 (3.17%) Wireless
4 1 (1.59%) ADSL
4 1 (1.59%) Broadband
4 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.59%) Extranet
4 1 (1.59%) FTP
4 1 (1.59%) Intranet
4 1 (1.59%) ISDN
4 1 (1.59%) PBX
4 1 (1.59%) PSTN
4 1 (1.59%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.76%) DataStage
3 3 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (4.76%) QualityStage
3 3 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.17%) OLAP
4 2 (3.17%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.59%) Datazen
5 1 (1.59%) DB2
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Power BI
5 1 (1.59%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) JIRA
4 1 (1.59%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.59%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.59%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.94%) Automotive
4 4 (6.35%) Billing
4 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.76%) Banking
5 3 (4.76%) Military
5 3 (4.76%) Retail
6 2 (3.17%) Electronics
7 1 (1.59%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.59%) German Language
7 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Developer
3 8 (12.70%) .NET Developer
3 8 (12.70%) Business Analyst
4 7 (11.11%) Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.76%) Azure Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Business Change Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Business Manager
6 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Consultant
6 3 (4.76%) CRM Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) CRM Business Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) CRM Manager
6 3 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Data Quality Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Junior
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) XML
2 8 (12.70%) .NET
2 8 (12.70%) Web Services
3 7 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 7 (11.11%) RESTful
3 7 (11.11%) SOAP
3 7 (11.11%) WCF
3 7 (11.11%) XSD
3 7 (11.11%) XSLT
4 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 5 (7.94%) OAuth
4 5 (7.94%) SAML
5 4 (6.35%) HTML
6 2 (3.17%) EDI
7 1 (1.59%) CSS
7 1 (1.59%) MDX
7 1 (1.59%) React
7 1 (1.59%) wxPython
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Data Conversion
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (4.76%) Statistics
4 2 (3.17%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Telematics
5 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) Unix
3 2 (3.17%) AIX
3 2 (3.17%) Windows
4 1 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Migration
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 14 (22.22%) ETL
3 12 (19.05%) Data Validation
4 11 (17.46%) Data Transformation
5 10 (15.87%) Change Management
6 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (12.70%) Logistics
8 7 (11.11%) API Integration
8 7 (11.11%) CRM
8 7 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 7 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
8 7 (11.11%) OO
8 7 (11.11%) PLM
8 7 (11.11%) Project Management
8 7 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Service Design
9 6 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (9.52%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.05%) SQL
2 7 (11.11%) C#
3 6 (9.52%) XAML
4 5 (7.94%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) Python
5 3 (4.76%) VB
6 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.59%) COBOL
7 1 (1.59%) JCL
7 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
7 1 (1.59%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.52%) Degree
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.17%) PMP
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB
5 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.59%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) BladeLogic
1 4 (6.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.11%) SAP
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) Fujitsu
4 3 (4.76%) HP
4 3 (4.76%) IBM
4 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe
5 1 (1.59%) BT
5 1 (1.59%) DataFlux
5 1 (1.59%) Teradata
5 1 (1.59%) webMethods
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