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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 86 88 96
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.00% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.51% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 3
Average daily rate
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£355 £380 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £216 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £808 £380 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +12.83%
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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
1272 1173 1385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 75.00% 78.83% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 673 737
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 35
Average hourly rate £13.60 £24.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.35% +43.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 £365 - 2
Bradford - 4 £300 - 2
Huddersfield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Validation
Yorkshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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%) PHP
3 14 (31.11%) Apache
3 14 (31.11%) Tomcat
3 14 (31.11%) Red Hat
3 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
3 14 (31.11%) Open Source
3 14 (31.11%) Redis
3 14 (31.11%) OpenLDAP
4 10 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 8 (17.78%) SQL
5 8 (17.78%) Data Architecture
6 7 (15.56%) Reference Data
6 7 (15.56%) Data Integration
6 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.56%) Finance
6 7 (15.56%) Retail
7 6 (13.33%) Migration
8 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (11.11%) Data Validation
8 5 (11.11%) QA
8 5 (11.11%) Requirements Management
9 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
9 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (8.89%) Banking
9 4 (8.89%) ERP
10 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (4.44%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (2.22%) SAP ERP
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
3 3 (6.67%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.44%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) JMeter
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
1 7 (15.56%) Retail
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Architect
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
2 13 (28.89%) Technical Architect
3 11 (24.44%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Data Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Migration Project Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Head of Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Data Migration Manager
6 1 (2.22%) SAP Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) PMO Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Web Analytics Consultant
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%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Reference Data
2 7 (15.56%) Data Integration
3 3 (6.67%) NHS
4 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Performance Testing
2 10 (22.22%) Data Modelling
3 8 (17.78%) Data Architecture
4 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.33%) Migration
6 5 (11.11%) Requirements Management
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (11.11%) Data Validation
7 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.89%) ERP
7 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.67%) SOA
8 3 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (4.44%) Analytics
9 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Web Analytics
9 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.44%) Data Management
9 2 (4.44%) CRM
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 1 (2.22%) ISEB
1 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
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%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Omniture
4 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.22%) Capita
4 1 (2.22%) Lotus
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) IBM