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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 66 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.20% 0.11% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 0.14% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 6
Average daily rate
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£444 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 - £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £808 - £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
783 707 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.14% 79.62% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 391 477
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) Java
1 14 (48.28%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (44.83%) JMeter
2 13 (44.83%) Performance Testing
2 13 (44.83%) OpenLDAP
2 13 (44.83%) PHP
2 13 (44.83%) Apache
2 13 (44.83%) Tomcat
2 13 (44.83%) Red Hat
2 13 (44.83%) Open Source
2 13 (44.83%) Redis
3 8 (27.59%) Data Modelling
4 7 (24.14%) Data Architecture
5 6 (20.69%) Reference Data
5 6 (20.69%) Data Integration
6 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (13.79%) QA
7 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.79%) Migration
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (10.34%) Requirements Management
8 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
8 3 (10.34%) SQL
8 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
8 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
8 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.90%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.90%) Test Planning

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 13 (44.83%) Apache
1 13 (44.83%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (44.83%) Redis
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.90%) MS Access
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) JMeter
2 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
1 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Architect
2 12 (41.38%) Technical Architect
3 7 (24.14%) Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Head of Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) SAP Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Testing Specialist
7 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Open Source
2 6 (20.69%) Reference Data
2 6 (20.69%) Data Integration
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Performance Testing
2 8 (27.59%) Data Modelling
3 7 (24.14%) Data Architecture
4 5 (17.24%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) Requirements Management
6 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
7 2 (6.90%) User Stories
7 2 (6.90%) CRM
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
8 1 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Data Security
8 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.45%) ERP
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 13 (44.83%) PHP
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Lotus
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) IBM