The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 99 72 78
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.39% 1.88% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 2.20% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 6
Median daily rate £480 £381 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.90% -8.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £432 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £360 £355
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
1317 1183 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.70% 85.66% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 853 729
Median daily rate £425 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £507 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 18
Median hourly rate £11.75 £17.50 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.80 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.75 £175.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Validation.

1 15 (65.22%) Data Validation
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
3 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
3 10 (43.48%) QA
4 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (39.13%) MS Access
5 8 (34.78%) Project Management
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (30.43%) MS Visio
6 7 (30.43%) ETL
6 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (30.43%) MS Office
6 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (30.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (26.09%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (26.09%) MS Project
7 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
7 6 (26.09%) Data Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
8 5 (21.74%) Data Mining
8 5 (21.74%) Analytics
9 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
9 4 (17.39%) Migration
10 3 (13.04%) Banking

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (30.43%) MS Office
2 7 (30.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (30.43%) MS Visio
3 6 (26.09%) MS Project
4 2 (8.70%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (39.13%) MS Access
3 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (26.09%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (21.74%) Data Mining
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.35%) Pentaho
7 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Data Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Development Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Information Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Service Manager
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SQL BI Developer
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Ajax
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) Sass
1 1 (4.35%) XHTML
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) NHS
2 3 (13.04%) Statistics
3 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
3 2 (8.70%) Economics
3 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) AIX
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Data Validation
2 8 (34.78%) Project Management
3 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (30.43%) ETL
4 6 (26.09%) Data Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Analytics
5 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
6 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Service Management
8 2 (8.70%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (8.70%) Econometrics
8 2 (8.70%) ITIL
8 2 (8.70%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (8.70%) Markov Chain
8 2 (8.70%) Operations Research
8 2 (8.70%) Physical Data Model
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
9 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Postgraduate
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) Data Quality
3 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) ACF2
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) zSecure
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle