Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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.

Data Validation
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 202 161
Rank change year-on-year +30 -41 +4
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 11 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.16% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.20% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 13
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £380 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +38.18% +41.03%
10th Percentile £270 £323 £149
90th Percentile £400 £401 £548
England median daily rate £400 £400 £328
% change year-on-year - +22.14% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.50 £19.61 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.94% - -
England median hourly rate £15.50 £31.31 £18.25
% change year-on-year -50.49% +71.53% -3.95%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3948 5128 3925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.96% 83.07% 79.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2518 3069 2256
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 136 175
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.27
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Data Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 6 £388 +19.23%
Warwickshire +5 3 £343 +5.38%
Coventry +15 1 - -
Data Validation
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 11 (100.00%) Validation
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) Data Migration
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Data Extraction
5 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) MS Access
6 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 2 (18.18%) VBA
6 2 (18.18%) .NET
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 2 (18.18%) Automotive
6 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
6 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
6 2 (18.18%) DevExpress
6 2 (18.18%) Tableau
6 2 (18.18%) Highcharts JS
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy

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 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MS Access
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Automotive
2 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Data Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Developer
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Data Integration Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 1 (9.09%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
1 2 (18.18%) Highcharts JS
2 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) CSS3
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) SAML
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Validation
2 7 (63.64%) Data Migration
2 7 (63.64%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Data Extraction
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (9.09%) Data Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
6 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Web Design
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 2 (18.18%) VBA
4 1 (9.09%) Apple Swift
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) DevExpress
2 2 (18.18%) Tableau
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle