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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 23 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.28% 5.52% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 6.84% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Average daily rate
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£326 £404 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.48% +29.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
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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
127 117 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 81.41% 80.69% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 103 90
Average daily rate £370 £415 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% +6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £476 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (100.00%) Finance
1 10 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (90.00%) Requirements Management
3 8 (80.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (50.00%) Banking
5 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (30.00%) BPMN
7 1 (10.00%) Retail
7 1 (10.00%) Information Security
7 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
7 1 (10.00%) ETL
7 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) MS Project
7 1 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (10.00%) Migration

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 8 (80.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
General
1 10 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Junior
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (90.00%) Requirements Management
3 4 (40.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) BPMN
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) SAP