Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 83 71
Rank change year-on-year -2 -12 +8
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.08% 1.09% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.32% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 6
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -33.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £212 £348
90th Percentile £490 £450 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +18.52% +3.85% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - £28.56 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +90.37% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -33.33% +19.27% +4.11%

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 1,296 1,134 1,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 82.13% 82.35% 79.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 723 654
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £218
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.21 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.03% +15.00% -25.00%
10th Percentile £9.22 £10.84 £9.53
90th Percentile £47.75 £39.88 £47.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.30% +8.75% -11.11%

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 February 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 February 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 9 (52.94%) Migration
1 9 (52.94%) Data Migration
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) CRM
3 5 (29.41%) Data Validation
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (23.53%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Data Extraction
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Capita
6 2 (11.76%) CCNA
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.76%) Java
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 2 (11.76%) MPLS
6 2 (11.76%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (11.76%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (11.76%) Release Management

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 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (23.53%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
1 2 (11.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Data Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Data Migration Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Report Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) CSS3
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) SAML
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) iPhone
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Data Migration
1 9 (52.94%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) CRM
2 5 (29.41%) Data Validation
3 4 (23.53%) Data Extraction
4 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (11.76%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
1 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) FATCA
1 1 (5.88%) MiFID
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Capita
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) F5