Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 19 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 > Coventry
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 70 50
Rank change year-on-year +5 -20 -16
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.94% 1.39% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.54% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 21
Coventry median daily rate £325 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -8.45%
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +18.52% +3.85% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Coventry median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% - +26.98%
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 Coventry with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 633 844 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 84.85% 90.36% 84.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 617 405
Coventry median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £258
90th Percentile £543 £550 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 17
Coventry median hourly rate £22.00 £16.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.38% -14.47% -15.56%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.75 £11.08
90th Percentile £39.18 £32.50 £44.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.05% +10.00% -11.11%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Coventry.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Coventry

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Coventry.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Coventry

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Coventry over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Coventry

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation in Coventry.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Coventry

For the 6 months to 19 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VBA
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) Change Management
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Automotive
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) ISSEP
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 26262
3 1 (14.29%) Cyberattack
3 1 (14.29%) SANS
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Case Management
3 1 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MS Access
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Delivery Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Operational Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) PMO Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Highcharts JS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Cyberattack
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Data Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Use Case
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) V-Model
2 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VBA
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) CCSP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) CISSP
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) GIAC
1 1 (14.29%) ISSEP
1 1 (14.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 1 (14.29%) IEC 61508
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 26262
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) DevExpress
2 1 (14.29%) Tableau