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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 31 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.81% 1.18% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£440 £380 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.27% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
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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
129 134 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 77.71% 79.29% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 91 148
Average daily rate £425 £396 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Validation
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Retail
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Requirements Management
4 4 (33.33%) Data Validation
4 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (25.00%) QA
6 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Data Extraction
6 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Rational Rose
6 2 (16.67%) ATM
6 2 (16.67%) Data Security
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (8.33%) Data Management
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (8.33%) Coaching
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
7 1 (8.33%) Logistics
7 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Time Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Retail
3 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
4 1 (8.33%) PMO Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Extraction
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 4 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Data Security
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) Data Quality