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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 67 51
Rank change year-on-year +17 -16  
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.99% 0.36% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.44% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Median daily rate £500 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -15.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +12.14%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 493 686 592
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.62% 83.35% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 480 399
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Validation.

1 12 (63.16%) Migration
2 9 (47.37%) Data Migration
3 8 (42.11%) Data Validation
3 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Service Management
6 4 (21.05%) Finance
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
7 3 (15.79%) Change Control
7 3 (15.79%) Back Office
7 3 (15.79%) Investment Management
7 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) Behavioural Change
7 3 (15.79%) CMDB
7 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
7 3 (15.79%) Banking
8 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
8 2 (10.53%) Data Centre

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 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) Ingres
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Bower
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Grunt
1 1 (5.26%) gulp
1 1 (5.26%) IntelliJ
1 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
1 1 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
1 1 (5.26%) PhantomJS
1 1 (5.26%) Protractor
1 1 (5.26%) Sublime Text
1 1 (5.26%) WebStorm
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Back Office
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Applications Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Data Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Test Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Migration Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Transition Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Release Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) LESS
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) Sass
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
1 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) CMDB
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Migration
2 9 (47.37%) Data Migration
3 8 (42.11%) Data Validation
3 8 (42.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL
5 4 (21.05%) Service Management
5 4 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 3 (15.79%) Behavioural Change
6 3 (15.79%) Change Control
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Investment Management
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Ada
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
1 1 (5.26%) WAI
1 1 (5.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) BMC
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Kronos
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.26%) Workday