The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 15 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 9.09% 0.64% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.38% 0.75% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.52% -9.33%
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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
105 133 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 73.43% 85.26% 73.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 101 60
Average daily rate £425 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Validation
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 13 (86.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 13 (86.67%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) Banking
2 11 (73.33%) Retail
3 8 (53.33%) Requirements Management
3 8 (53.33%) Retail Banking
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
6 3 (20.00%) MS Project
7 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) UML
7 2 (13.33%) Use Case
8 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
8 1 (6.67%) Pega
8 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 1 (6.67%) Project Management
8 1 (6.67%) Data Security
8 1 (6.67%) Workflow
8 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
8 1 (6.67%) QA
8 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
8 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Logistics

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (20.00%) MS Project
General
1 13 (86.67%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) Banking
2 11 (73.33%) Retail
3 8 (53.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Business Analyst
1 13 (86.67%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) PMO Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (53.33%) Requirements Management
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Use Case
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
5 1 (6.67%) Data Security
5 1 (6.67%) Workflow
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Pega