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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 102 90 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Contract jobs citing Validation 7 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.48% 1.06% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.25% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 13
Median daily rate £400 £381 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -21.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £334 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £744
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.04% -0.66%
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
1263 1442 835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.57% 84.82% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1047 554
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +53.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £9.40 £8.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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 26 August 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 26 August 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 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 4 (30.77%) Statistics
3 3 (23.08%) Economics
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Econometrics
3 3 (23.08%) SAS
3 3 (23.08%) SPSS
3 3 (23.08%) Credit Risk
3 3 (23.08%) Operations Research
3 3 (23.08%) Markov Chain
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) zSecure
4 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
4 2 (15.38%) ACF2
4 2 (15.38%) R
4 2 (15.38%) Data Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) Postgraduate
4 2 (15.38%) PhD
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery

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 3 (23.08%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) HBase
2 1 (7.69%) Mahout
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) Pentaho
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Data Scientist
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) OBIEE Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Quality Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Cascading
1 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Mathematics
2 4 (30.77%) Statistics
3 3 (23.08%) Credit Risk
3 3 (23.08%) Economics
4 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Neural Network
4 1 (7.69%) Physics
4 1 (7.69%) Social Network
4 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Econometrics
2 3 (23.08%) Markov Chain
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Research
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Data Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Analytics
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) MATLAB
1 2 (15.38%) R
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Scala
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) PhD
2 2 (15.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) ACF2
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) zSecure
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Qualys
2 1 (7.69%) Sybase