The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Data Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Data Validation
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 118 117
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £402 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +346.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £263
% change year-on-year +26.15% +23.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.31 £24.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year +13.79% -51.51%  

Data 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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1846 2211 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.09% 82.41% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 1223 1062
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 43 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in the West Midlands

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in the West Midlands

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Data Validation in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Data Validation in the West Midlands

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in the West Midlands

Data Validation
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 6 £381 -
Data Validation
England

Data Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Data Validation.

1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 8 (80.00%) Data Migration
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (30.00%) CMDB
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
6 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
6 2 (20.00%) Dependency Management
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 1 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (10.00%) Line Management
7 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
7 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Data-Flow Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Workday
7 1 (10.00%) Big Data
7 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
7 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (10.00%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (10.00%) Information Governance

Data Validation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Data Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Migration Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Data Migration Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Applications Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Data Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Data Quality Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) HR Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) HR Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) NHS Data Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) CMDB
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Validation
2 8 (80.00%) Data Migration
2 8 (80.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (30.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Critical Path Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Data Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) Dependency Management
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) CRM
6 1 (10.00%) ETL
6 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
6 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Kronos
2 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (10.00%) Workday