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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 22 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Validation 4 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.45% 4.57% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.94% 5.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£331 £426 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +26.00%
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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
136 137 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 83.44% 78.29% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 115 63
Average daily rate £398 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.73% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £283 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) Finance
2 18 (94.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (73.68%) Requirements Management
4 12 (63.16%) MS Visio
5 10 (52.63%) Banking
6 8 (42.11%) Retail
7 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
7 5 (26.32%) Retail Banking
8 4 (21.05%) Migration
8 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.79%) MS Project
10 2 (10.53%) Use Case
10 2 (10.53%) BPMN
10 2 (10.53%) UML
10 2 (10.53%) Change Management
11 1 (5.26%) Data Security
11 1 (5.26%) Workflow
11 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
11 1 (5.26%) SAP
11 1 (5.26%) Project Management
11 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 1 (5.26%) ETL
11 1 (5.26%) Oracle
11 1 (5.26%) Information Security
11 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
11 1 (5.26%) QA
11 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
11 1 (5.26%) Pega

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 12 (63.16%) MS Visio
2 3 (15.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
General
1 19 (100.00%) Finance
2 10 (52.63%) Banking
3 8 (42.11%) Retail
4 5 (26.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (94.74%) Business Analyst
1 18 (94.74%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Lead Business Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Banking Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (73.68%) Requirements Management
3 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Use Case
5 2 (10.53%) BPMN
5 2 (10.53%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Security
6 1 (5.26%) Workflow
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) ETL
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security
6 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) SAP
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle
1 1 (5.26%) Pega