Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 98 60
Rank change year-on-year +22 -38 +23
Contract jobs citing Validation 23 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.45% 0.53% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.65% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 13
Birmingham median daily rate £419 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.58% -27.27% +92.98%
10th Percentile £354 £272 £265
90th Percentile £525 £353 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £367 £375
% change year-on-year +9.07% -2.20% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - £19.61 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.98% -72.41%
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.83 £29.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.44% -15.71% -7.41%

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 1282 1235 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.99% 81.57% 75.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 798 643
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.73%
10th Percentile £231 £249 £232
90th Percentile £525 £550 £505
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 10 (43.48%) Migration
1 10 (43.48%) Data Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 6 (26.09%) Data Validation
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (21.74%) CRM
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (17.39%) Banking
5 4 (17.39%) Data Extraction
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (17.39%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (13.04%) Coaching
6 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (13.04%) FATCA
6 3 (13.04%) Data Mapping
6 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (13.04%) MiFID
6 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
7 2 (8.70%) ERP
7 2 (8.70%) Java
7 2 (8.70%) SAP

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 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) NetSuite
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
2 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) MPLS
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) DWDM
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Business Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Data Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Data Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Regulatory Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Data Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Report Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) CSS3
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) jQuery
2 1 (4.35%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) SAML
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
2 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Data Migration
1 10 (43.48%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Data Validation
3 5 (21.74%) CRM
4 4 (17.39%) Data Extraction
4 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Coaching
5 3 (13.04%) Data Mapping
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 2 (8.70%) ERP
6 2 (8.70%) Feasibility Study
6 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
1 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) Apple Swift
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCNA
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) FATCA
1 3 (13.04%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Capita
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) CODA
3 1 (4.35%) EMC
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) IFS
3 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Workday