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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 96 95 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.52% 0.92% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.08% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 10
Median daily rate £375 £370 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -16.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £314 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £462 £808
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
1153 1391 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.16% 85.23% 79.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 973 508
Median daily rate £420 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +31.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £10.66 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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
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 28 September 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 28 September 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 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) PhD
2 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Statistics
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) R
2 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (10.00%) Case Management
3 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization

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 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) HBase
2 1 (10.00%) Mahout
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) Pentaho
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Scientist
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) OBIEE Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Cascading
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (20.00%) Statistics
1 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (10.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (10.00%) Economics
2 1 (10.00%) Neural Network
2 1 (10.00%) Physics
2 1 (10.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Case Management
2 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (10.00%) Markov Chain
2 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Product Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
1 2 (20.00%) R
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Scala
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ACF2
2 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (10.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Qualys
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase