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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 88 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Validation 30 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.50% 1.31% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.68% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 3
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£415 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% +19.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £293 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £533 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +26.00%
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
1669 1366 964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.58% 77.75% 73.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 944 518
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £235 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 18 27
Average hourly rate £17.88 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.92% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £15.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 -6 22 £415 +29.68% 3
Halifax -6 4 £331 -22.20%
Pudsey - 1 - -
Validation
Yorkshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 27 (50.94%) Finance
2 26 (49.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (35.85%) Requirements Management
4 16 (30.19%) MS Visio
5 13 (24.53%) Retail
6 12 (22.64%) Banking
7 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (15.09%) Business Analysis
9 7 (13.21%) Migration
10 6 (11.32%) Data Modelling
10 6 (11.32%) LAN
10 6 (11.32%) WAN
10 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
11 5 (9.43%) SQL
11 5 (9.43%) ETL
11 5 (9.43%) SAS
11 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
11 5 (9.43%) Retail Banking
11 5 (9.43%) Misys Midas
12 4 (7.55%) BPMN
12 4 (7.55%) Data Management
12 4 (7.55%) Service Management
12 4 (7.55%) Workflow
12 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (7.55%) NHS
12 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (7.55%) Master Data Management
12 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Analysis
13 3 (5.66%) OLAP Cube

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 5 (9.43%) SAS
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (30.19%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.66%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Misys Midas
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) LAN
1 6 (11.32%) WAN
2 3 (5.66%) WebEx
2 3 (5.66%) GPRS
2 3 (5.66%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) Network Security
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.89%) VPN
4 1 (1.89%) Wireless
4 1 (1.89%) VLAN
4 1 (1.89%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.66%) OLAP Cube
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) OLAP
2 3 (5.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.89%) Big Data
4 1 (1.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.89%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.89%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.89%) NSubstitute
1 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.89%) NUnit
1 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (1.89%) Moq
General
1 27 (50.94%) Finance
2 13 (24.53%) Retail
3 12 (22.64%) Banking
4 5 (9.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Business Analyst
1 28 (52.83%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Lead Business Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Developer
3 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.43%) Banking Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Financial Business Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) SAS Developer
7 2 (3.77%) ETL Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Database Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Development Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Project Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) NHibernate
1 1 (1.89%) jQuery
1 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.89%) RESTful
1 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.55%) NHS
3 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.77%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.77%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (35.85%) Requirements Management
3 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.09%) Business Analysis
5 7 (13.21%) Migration
6 6 (11.32%) Data Modelling
6 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.43%) ETL
8 4 (7.55%) BPMN
8 4 (7.55%) Data Management
8 4 (7.55%) Service Management
8 4 (7.55%) Workflow
8 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.55%) Master Data Management
8 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 3 (5.66%) Financial Modelling
9 3 (5.66%) Change Management
9 3 (5.66%) ERD
10 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.77%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) VBA
3 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (5.66%) CCIE
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.77%) CCNP
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
4 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco
1 3 (5.66%) Teradata
2 2 (3.77%) Juniper
2 2 (3.77%) SAP
2 2 (3.77%) F5
3 1 (1.89%) Pega
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle