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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 84 75 64
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs citing Validation 2 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.18% 0.10% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.13% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£393 £110 £88
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+256.81% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £110 £83
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £110 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
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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
866 755 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.02% 78.73% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 452 398
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £45.00 £74.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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
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 21 November 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 (63.64%) Java
1 14 (63.64%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (59.09%) Red Hat
2 13 (59.09%) JMeter
2 13 (59.09%) PHP
2 13 (59.09%) Apache
2 13 (59.09%) Tomcat
2 13 (59.09%) Performance Testing
2 13 (59.09%) OpenLDAP
2 13 (59.09%) Open Source
2 13 (59.09%) Redis
3 8 (36.36%) Data Modelling
4 7 (31.82%) Data Architecture
5 6 (27.27%) Reference Data
5 6 (27.27%) Data Integration
6 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (13.64%) SQL
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.09%) QA
8 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
8 2 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (9.09%) User Stories
8 2 (9.09%) CRM
8 2 (9.09%) Finance
8 2 (9.09%) Legal
8 2 (9.09%) NHS
8 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.55%) Banking

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (59.09%) Apache
1 13 (59.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (59.09%) Redis
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) MS Access
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) JMeter
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Architect
2 12 (54.55%) Technical Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Head of Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Testing Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (59.09%) Open Source
2 6 (27.27%) Reference Data
2 6 (27.27%) Data Integration
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Performance Testing
2 8 (36.36%) Data Modelling
3 7 (31.82%) Data Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
6 2 (9.09%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (9.09%) User Stories
7 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
7 1 (4.55%) Logical Data Model
7 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.55%) Pattern Recognition
7 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
7 1 (4.55%) Master Data Management
7 1 (4.55%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) PHP
3 3 (13.64%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
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