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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 18 14 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.00% 9.38% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.61% 11.81% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 1
Average daily rate £405 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+34.92% -13.10%
Validation
West Yorkshire

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
83 127 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 83.00% 79.38% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 115 91
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £507 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Requirements Management
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 4 (66.67%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) MS Project
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Legal
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
5 1 (16.67%) Data Governance

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Business Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Business Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) Requirements Management
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Data Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
4 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (16.67%) Data Quality