The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 18 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.32% 1.92% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 2.46% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £420 £326 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.83% -25.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £37.25 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+6.71% -1.06%
Validation
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
108 122 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 77.70% 78.21% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 93 117
Median daily rate £420 £356 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.97% -13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £259 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Halifax region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Requirements Management
3 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) SPSS
4 4 (36.36%) SAS
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) Retail
4 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Statistics
4 4 (36.36%) Credit Risk
5 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
5 3 (27.27%) Markov Chain
5 3 (27.27%) Operations Research
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Economics
5 3 (27.27%) Econometrics
5 3 (27.27%) CMS
5 3 (27.27%) Legal
5 3 (27.27%) Postgraduate
6 2 (18.18%) DSDM
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (18.18%) MS Project
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) Content Management
6 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
6 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (18.18%) Wireframes

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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 4 (36.36%) SAS
2 3 (27.27%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) SPSS
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (18.18%) MS Project
2 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Retail
4 3 (27.27%) Legal
5 2 (18.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Business Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business IT Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk Modeller
3 2 (18.18%) Finance Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Mortgage Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SPSS Modeller
4 1 (9.09%) Statistical Modeller
4 1 (9.09%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) Credit Risk
2 4 (36.36%) Statistics
3 3 (27.27%) Economics
3 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Requirements Management
2 5 (45.45%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Econometrics
4 3 (27.27%) Markov Chain
4 3 (27.27%) Operations Research
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) DSDM
5 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (18.18%) Wireframes
6 1 (9.09%) Data Validation
6 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA