The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 90 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.77% 1.49% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.74% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 8
Average daily rate £405 £415 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% +7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £309 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -2.11%
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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1330 1151 966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.31% 85.90% 82.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 788 656
Average daily rate £425 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 14
Average hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £35.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Leeds region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Leeds region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 18 (56.25%) Data Validation
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
4 13 (40.63%) QA
5 11 (34.38%) Data Analysis
6 10 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (31.25%) MS Access
6 10 (31.25%) Data Modelling
6 10 (31.25%) Project Management
7 9 (28.13%) MS Visio
7 9 (28.13%) Migration
7 9 (28.13%) Data Quality
8 8 (25.00%) Data Migration
8 8 (25.00%) Finance
8 8 (25.00%) ETL
9 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
9 7 (21.88%) MS Office
9 7 (21.88%) Data Cleansing
9 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (18.75%) Analytics
10 6 (18.75%) Degree
10 6 (18.75%) MS Project
10 6 (18.75%) SharePoint

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 10 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (28.13%) MS Visio
4 7 (21.88%) MS Office
5 6 (18.75%) MS Project
6 3 (9.38%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (31.25%) MS Access
3 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (15.63%) Data Mining
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.13%) Pentaho
7 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Analyst
2 8 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Development Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Azure Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Data Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Information Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SQL BI Developer
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Ajax
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) Sass
1 1 (3.13%) XHTML
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Statistics
3 3 (9.38%) Credit Risk
3 3 (9.38%) Economics
3 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
3 3 (9.38%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Data Extraction
4 1 (3.13%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.13%) DataPower
4 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) AIX
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Data Validation
2 11 (34.38%) Data Analysis
3 10 (31.25%) Data Modelling
3 10 (31.25%) Project Management
4 9 (28.13%) Migration
5 8 (25.00%) Data Migration
5 8 (25.00%) ETL
6 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (21.88%) Data Cleansing
7 6 (18.75%) Analytics
8 4 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
8 4 (12.50%) Physical Data Model
8 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
9 3 (9.38%) Data Mapping
9 3 (9.38%) Econometrics
9 3 (9.38%) Operations Research
9 3 (9.38%) Service Management
10 2 (6.25%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) Postgraduate
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (40.63%) QA
2 9 (28.13%) Data Quality
3 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) ACF2
1 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.13%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle