Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 65 94
Rank change year-on-year -27 +29 -35
Contract jobs citing Validation 11 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.74% 1.61% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.97% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +26.98% -18.18%
10th Percentile £167 £204 £292
90th Percentile £445 £500 £336
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £405 £325
% change year-on-year +4.94% +24.62% -20.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Birmingham median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -12.50%
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -40.00% +13.56%

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 1,230 1,016 1,199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.83% 81.87% 83.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 680 799
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £215
90th Percentile £575 £525 £528
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 17 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -1.97% -35.56%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.75 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.50 £40.25 £41.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £17.95
% change year-on-year -30.23% +19.78% -21.96%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) IIS
5 2 (18.18%) JBoss
5 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
5 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
6 1 (9.09%) F5
6 1 (9.09%) Degree
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 1 (9.09%) SAP SRM
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) Capita
6 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (9.09%) Power BI
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014

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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 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) JBoss
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) BGP
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Power BI
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Support
2 3 (27.27%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Support Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Power BI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) SAP SRM Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (36.36%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Break/Fix
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) Data Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Prototyping
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCNA
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Capita
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) F5
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) SAP