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 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 89 90 80
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.70% 0.63% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.81% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
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£393 £295 £199
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.22% +48.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £136 £84
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £368 £363
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1314 1242 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 76.89% 77.82% 74.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 747 647
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £45.00 £40.00
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 West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -9 2 £393 +256.81% 8
Bradford - - - - 3
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Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 18 (40.00%) Java
2 15 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (31.11%) JMeter
3 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
3 14 (31.11%) PHP
3 14 (31.11%) Apache
3 14 (31.11%) Tomcat
3 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
3 14 (31.11%) Open Source
3 14 (31.11%) Redis
3 14 (31.11%) OpenLDAP
4 13 (28.89%) Retail
5 12 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (24.44%) Finance
7 10 (22.22%) Banking
8 9 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 8 (17.78%) SQL
9 8 (17.78%) Migration
9 8 (17.78%) Data Architecture
9 8 (17.78%) Retail Banking
10 7 (15.56%) Requirements Management
10 7 (15.56%) Reference Data
10 7 (15.56%) Data Integration
11 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (11.11%) Data Validation
12 5 (11.11%) QA
12 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
13 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
14 3 (6.67%) Data Cleansing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 14 (31.11%) Apache
1 14 (31.11%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.44%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Project
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (4.44%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (31.11%) Redis
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.44%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.22%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) JMeter
General
1 13 (28.89%) Retail
2 11 (24.44%) Finance
3 10 (22.22%) Banking
4 8 (17.78%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Analyst
2 14 (31.11%) Architect
2 14 (31.11%) Business Analyst
3 13 (28.89%) Technical Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Banking Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Migration Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Lead Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Head of Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Data Migration Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Data Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Implementation Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Open Source
2 7 (15.56%) Reference Data
2 7 (15.56%) Data Integration
3 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) NHS
4 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
2 12 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 8 (17.78%) Data Architecture
4 8 (17.78%) Migration
5 7 (15.56%) Requirements Management
6 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.11%) Data Validation
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.67%) SOA
8 3 (6.67%) ERP
9 2 (4.44%) Data Security
9 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.44%) CRM
9 2 (4.44%) Project Management
9 2 (4.44%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) PHP
3 8 (17.78%) SQL
4 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Omniture
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.22%) Capita
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