Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 77 99
Rank change year-on-year -21 +22 -39
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.54% 1.13% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.36% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
Birmingham median daily rate £298 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.50% +53.85% -21.92%
10th Percentile £153 £400 £290
90th Percentile £488 £525 £360
West Midlands median daily rate £383 £414 £378
% change year-on-year -7.55% +9.46% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £38.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +40.48% -44.74% +8.57%

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 1,206 1,177 1,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.71% 83.00% 82.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 848 874
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +1.94% +6.16%
10th Percentile £228 £250 £243
90th Percentile £558 £525 £549
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 20 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.42 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.02% -6.97% -32.97%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.13 £10.80
90th Percentile £25.40 £44.30 £38.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -31.82% +22.22% -18.18%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Data Validation
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
1 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) Predictive Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (25.00%) Data Science
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Relationship Management
3 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
3 1 (12.50%) GDPR
3 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
3 1 (12.50%) Power BI
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (12.50%) SAP

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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 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) JBoss
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Power BI
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Data Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) GDPR Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Power BI Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) SAP SRM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Analytics
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
1 3 (37.50%) Data Validation
2 2 (25.00%) Data Extraction
2 2 (25.00%) Data Science
2 2 (25.00%) Predictive Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Relationship Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ACDT
1 1 (12.50%) ACHDS
1 1 (12.50%) ACTC
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCDST
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) MCSM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP