The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 97 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 18 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.88% 1.47% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.71% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 19
Median daily rate £423 £415 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £317 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.02 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.29% -2.06%
Validation
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1705 1750 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.58% 85.62% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1203 1129 978
Median daily rate £425 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.13 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £35.45 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the West Yorkshire region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the West Yorkshire region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -19 9 £423 +1.80% 2
Halifax +6 4 £453 +36.70%
Pudsey +1 4 - -
Bradford - 1 £550 -
Validation
Yorkshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 21 (42.86%) SQL
2 20 (40.82%) Data Validation
3 16 (32.65%) QA
3 16 (32.65%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (30.61%) MS Excel
5 14 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 13 (26.53%) Project Management
6 13 (26.53%) Finance
6 13 (26.53%) Data Analysis
7 12 (24.49%) Migration
8 11 (22.45%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (22.45%) Data Migration
8 11 (22.45%) Data Quality
9 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
9 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.41%) MS Visio
9 10 (20.41%) MS Access
9 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (18.37%) Degree
10 9 (18.37%) Analytics
11 8 (16.33%) Banking
11 8 (16.33%) Data Cleansing
11 8 (16.33%) ETL
11 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (14.29%) Service Management
12 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (14.29%) MS Project
12 7 (14.29%) MS Office
12 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.16%) SAS
3 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.08%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (30.61%) MS Excel
2 11 (22.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (20.41%) MS Visio
4 7 (14.29%) MS Office
4 7 (14.29%) MS Project
5 3 (6.12%) SPSS
6 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.41%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (20.41%) MS Access
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (12.24%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (10.20%) Data Mining
6 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.04%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Banking
3 6 (12.24%) Retail
4 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Legal
6 1 (2.04%) Back Office
6 1 (2.04%) Billing
6 1 (2.04%) Law
6 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Business Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Data Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Banking Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Architect
6 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Data Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Database Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Development Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Data Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) Ajax
2 1 (2.04%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) Sass
2 1 (2.04%) XHTML
2 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (20.41%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Mainframe
4 4 (8.16%) Credit Risk
4 4 (8.16%) Statistics
5 3 (6.12%) Economics
5 3 (6.12%) Mathematics
5 3 (6.12%) NHS
5 3 (6.12%) Replication
6 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.04%) DataPower
6 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.04%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) AIX
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
1 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Data Validation
2 14 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 13 (26.53%) Data Analysis
3 13 (26.53%) Project Management
4 12 (24.49%) Migration
5 11 (22.45%) Data Migration
6 9 (18.37%) Analytics
7 8 (16.33%) Data Cleansing
7 8 (16.33%) ETL
7 8 (16.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
8 7 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
8 7 (14.29%) Service Management
9 5 (10.20%) Change Management
9 5 (10.20%) Data Management
10 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
10 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.04%) Perl
2 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Postgraduate
3 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) QA
2 11 (22.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) ACF2
2 4 (8.16%) RACF
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) zSecure
2 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Trillium