The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Halifax region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 19 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.37% 1.71% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.93% 2.11% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
Average daily rate £426 £375 £665
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -43.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
135 95 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 73.77% 81.20% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 72 189
Average daily rate £360 £370 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Validation
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Validation
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Data Validation
3 3 (33.33%) Data Extraction
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Data Security
3 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 3 (33.33%) Analytics
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Rational Rose
4 2 (22.22%) ATM
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Logistics
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Rational Rose
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Project Manager
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) PMO Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Validation
2 3 (33.33%) Data Security
2 3 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Logistics
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago