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 26 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 103 107 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -30
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.69% 0.85% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.02% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 14
Median daily rate £420 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.06%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.51% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
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
1582 1859 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.42% 83.18% 78.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1282 797
Median daily rate £420 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 28
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.66 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -4 7 £375 +1.35% 2
Halifax +8 4 £420 +22.80%
Validation
Yorkshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 8 (29.63%) Project Management
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) CMS
4 6 (22.22%) Content Management
4 6 (22.22%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) Legal
4 6 (22.22%) Photoshop
4 6 (22.22%) MS Project
4 6 (22.22%) DSDM
4 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 6 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (22.22%) Process Improvement
4 6 (22.22%) Business Transformation
4 6 (22.22%) Wireframes
5 5 (18.52%) zSecure
5 5 (18.52%) ACF2
5 5 (18.52%) Service Management
6 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
6 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
6 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.81%) RACF
6 4 (14.81%) Statistics
6 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Degree
7 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 3 (11.11%) QA
7 3 (11.11%) Retail
7 3 (11.11%) Credit Risk

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 (22.22%) CMS
2 3 (11.11%) SAS
3 2 (7.41%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 6 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (22.22%) MS Project
1 6 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 3 (11.11%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) ATM
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.70%) Network Security
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
1 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Hive
2 1 (3.70%) Big Data
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.70%) HBase
2 1 (3.70%) Mahout
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) Pentaho
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
1 6 (22.22%) Legal
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk Modeller
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Consultant
4 1 (3.70%) Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Mortgage Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Quality Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) SAS Modeller
4 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) SPSS Modeller
4 1 (3.70%) Statistical Modeller
4 1 (3.70%) Transformation Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Cascading
1 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Mainframe
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (14.81%) Statistics
3 3 (11.11%) Credit Risk
3 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.41%) Economics
4 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.70%) Neural Network
5 1 (3.70%) Physics
5 1 (3.70%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Project Management
3 6 (22.22%) Business Transformation
3 6 (22.22%) Content Management
3 6 (22.22%) DSDM
3 6 (22.22%) Process Improvement
3 6 (22.22%) Wireframes
4 5 (18.52%) Service Management
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Credit Risk Modelling
7 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Operations Research
7 2 (7.41%) SDLC
7 2 (7.41%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) R
2 2 (7.41%) MATLAB
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Scala
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PhD
3 1 (3.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) ACF2
2 4 (14.81%) RACF
3 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) zSecure
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Qualys
2 1 (3.70%) Sybase