Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 78 90
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12 -18
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.70% 1.41% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.70% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 4
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +37.50% -33.33%
10th Percentile £238 £275 £272
90th Percentile £550 £525 £351
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £358
% change year-on-year -3.13% +11.89% -4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £19.61
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £25.83 £24.56
% change year-on-year +14.21% +5.19% -21.90%

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 1,185 1,350 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.45% 82.97% 83.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 995 731
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 34
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.27 £10.60
90th Percentile £32.00 £48.95 £27.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.12 £17.00
% change year-on-year -36.86% +47.76% -15.00%

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 December 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 December 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 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Use Case
1 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
1 2 (20.00%) Data Extraction
1 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
1 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Predictive Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (20.00%) Data Science
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Core
2 1 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Angular 2
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC

Validation
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 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Infor M3
1 1 (10.00%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) GDPR Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Core
1 1 (10.00%) Angular 2
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (20.00%) Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (20.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Data Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) Data Extraction
1 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (20.00%) Data Science
1 2 (20.00%) Data Validation
1 2 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
1 2 (20.00%) Predictive Analysis
1 2 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
1 2 (20.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ACDT
2 1 (10.00%) ACHDS
2 1 (10.00%) ACTC
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) MCDST
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSM
2 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Apple
1 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Sterling
1 1 (10.00%) Lotus
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle