Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 85 95
Rank change year-on-year +47 +10 -24
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 11 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.46% 0.79% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 0.93% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
Median daily rate £475 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £448 £413 £167
90th Percentile £560 £663 £445
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £450 £388
% change year-on-year +5.56% +16.13% -7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £41.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +79.35% +9.52%

Validation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 480 1,181 1,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 84.21% 84.60% 82.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 817 875
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £253
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £441 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +21.01% +4.64%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.63 £8.39
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate £20.57 £25.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +69.50% -28.57%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Validation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Validation in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Validation in Birmingham

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Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Validation in Birmingham over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Validation in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Validation in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Validation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (42.86%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (42.86%) Data Quality
3 5 (35.71%) Data Analytics
3 5 (35.71%) Analytics
3 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
4 4 (28.57%) IT Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Data Science
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (21.43%) Power Platform
5 3 (21.43%) Power BI
5 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Azure
6 2 (14.29%) Automotive
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (14.29%) EDIFACT
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) EDI
6 2 (14.29%) ERP
6 2 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) XSLT
6 2 (14.29%) vSphere
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Infor

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (7.14%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Azure
1 3 (21.43%) Power Platform
2 2 (14.29%) Logic Apps
3 1 (7.14%) AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Power Automate
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Power BI
2 1 (7.14%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
2 1 (7.14%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (14.29%) Automotive
1 2 (14.29%) Public Sector
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
1 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Data Architect
4 2 (14.29%) EDI Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Power BI Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Tableau Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Azure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Architect
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) EDI
1 2 (14.29%) EDIFACT
1 2 (14.29%) IDoc
1 2 (14.29%) XML
1 2 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 6 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) Analytics
3 5 (35.71%) Data Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Data Science
4 4 (28.57%) IT Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (14.29%) Data Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Data Management
6 2 (14.29%) Data Validation
6 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
6 2 (14.29%) ERP
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 1 (7.14%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
7 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
7 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) Data Quality
2 2 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) vCloud
1 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (14.29%) VMware NSX
1 2 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) vRealize
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Axway
1 2 (14.29%) Infor
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Tableau
1 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Veeam