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 3 months to 27 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 / Coventry
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 40 35
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs citing Validation 9 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 3.60% 1.67% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.52% 1.98% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £450 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.23% +13.57%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 199 354 233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 79.60% 84.69% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 216 163
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +63.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.40 £40.50
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 Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 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 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 27 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) e-Learning
2 4 (30.77%) XML
2 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (30.77%) Use Case
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
2 4 (30.77%) User Stories
2 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (23.08%) Content Management
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) CAD
3 3 (23.08%) CMS
4 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (15.38%) BPR
4 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (7.69%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (7.69%) Billing
5 1 (7.69%) WPF

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 3 (23.08%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.69%) QlikView
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Author
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Finance Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ERP Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) ERP Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Finance Systems Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Navision Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Salesforce Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Service Design Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (30.77%) Use Case
1 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (30.77%) User Stories
1 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
2 3 (23.08%) CAD
2 3 (23.08%) Content Management
3 2 (15.38%) BPR
3 2 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.69%) Cognos