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 22 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.

Data Validation
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 136 113
Rank change year-on-year +26 -23  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 5 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.17% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.20% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £334 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.56% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £348 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £445 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £400 £313
% change year-on-year -7.06% +28.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £43.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -58.13% +152.94%  

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 1689 2489 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.28% 82.75% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1484 1183
Median daily rate £404 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.93% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 53 79
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 June 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
Warwickshire - 3 £334 -
Birmingham +14 2 - -
Data Validation
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 13 (100.00%) Validation
2 11 (84.62%) Migration
3 10 (76.92%) Data Migration
4 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
5 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Data Mapping
7 3 (23.08%) CMDB
8 2 (15.38%) Critical Path Analysis
8 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 2 (15.38%) Dependency Management
8 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
9 1 (7.69%) Defect Tracking
9 1 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
9 1 (7.69%) Workday
9 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
9 1 (7.69%) Line Management
9 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
9 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Data Reconciliation
9 1 (7.69%) HP SiteScope

Data Validation
Co-occurring 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 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Data Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Applications Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Data Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 4 (30.77%) Migration Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Data Migration Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) HR Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) HR Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JSON
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) CMDB
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Validation
2 11 (84.62%) Migration
3 10 (76.92%) Data Migration
4 6 (46.15%) Data Analysis
4 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (30.77%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) Data Mapping
6 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Critical Path Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (15.38%) Dependency Management
7 2 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.69%) Change Management
8 1 (7.69%) CRM
8 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP SiteScope
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) HP
1 1 (7.69%) Kronos
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (7.69%) Workday