Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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 > Coventry
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 65 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9 -40
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.80% 1.61% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.82% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 4
Coventry median daily rate £450 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +1.33% +15.38%
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £367 £375
% change year-on-year +9.07% -2.20% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Coventry median hourly rate £22.50 £34.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.25% -18.24% +12.43%
10th Percentile £21.25 £30.33 £40.00
90th Percentile £23.75 £38.98 £43.75
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 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 627 936 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 84.05% 88.64% 81.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 656 397
Coventry median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £256
90th Percentile £544 £541 £560
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 31
Coventry median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% -31.85%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £38.75 £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 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 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 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 Coventry region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) e-Learning
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (66.67%) Use Case
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) User Stories
2 4 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (66.67%) Traceability Matrix
3 2 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (33.33%) BPR
3 2 (33.33%) Automotive
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) DevExpress
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET

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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Finance Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Finance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) ERP Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Finance Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Navision Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Highcharts JS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Traceability Matrix
2 4 (66.67%) Use Case
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) User Stories
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) BPR
3 2 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Validation
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) IEC 61508
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 26262
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) DevExpress
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Tableau