The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 66 87 100
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +13
Contract jobs citing Validation 29 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.74% 0.53% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 0.70% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 7
Average daily rate
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£463 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £514 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £21.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1297 1136 1363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.71% 75.13% 73.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 604 772
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 35
Average hourly rate £14.25 £33.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.81% +88.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.90 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Validation
Yorkshire

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 August 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 1 August 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 +10 17 £485 -11.57% 6
Bradford - 5 - - 2
Halifax -1 4 £426 +36.40% 2
Huddersfield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Validation
Yorkshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 17 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (27.45%) JMeter
2 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 14 (27.45%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (27.45%) PHP
2 14 (27.45%) Apache
2 14 (27.45%) Tomcat
2 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
2 14 (27.45%) Performance Testing
2 14 (27.45%) OpenLDAP
2 14 (27.45%) Open Source
2 14 (27.45%) Redis
3 10 (19.61%) Data Validation
3 10 (19.61%) Retail
4 9 (17.65%) Migration
4 9 (17.65%) Data Modelling
5 8 (15.69%) Data Migration
5 8 (15.69%) Data Integration
5 8 (15.69%) QA
5 8 (15.69%) Data Architecture
6 7 (13.73%) Reference Data
7 6 (11.76%) Banking
7 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
7 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
7 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (7.84%) Requirements Management
9 4 (7.84%) Change Management
9 4 (7.84%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (7.84%) Data Security

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (27.45%) Apache
1 14 (27.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.96%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (3.92%) ATM
2 2 (3.92%) DHCP
2 2 (3.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (27.45%) Redis
2 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) MS Access
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (27.45%) JMeter
2 2 (3.92%) AdminStudio
2 2 (3.92%) Rational Rose
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Retail
3 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Architect
2 13 (25.49%) Technical Architect
3 11 (21.57%) Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Project Manager
4 8 (15.69%) Business Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Test Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Data Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Data Migration Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Lead Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.92%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) PMO Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Migration Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Open Source
2 8 (15.69%) Data Integration
3 7 (13.73%) Reference Data
4 3 (5.88%) Data Extraction
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Performance Testing
2 10 (19.61%) Data Validation
3 9 (17.65%) Migration
3 9 (17.65%) Data Modelling
4 8 (15.69%) Data Migration
4 8 (15.69%) Data Architecture
5 6 (11.76%) Test Strategy
5 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.84%) Requirements Management
7 4 (7.84%) Change Management
7 4 (7.84%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (7.84%) Data Security
8 3 (5.88%) SOA
8 3 (5.88%) ETL
8 3 (5.88%) ERP
8 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (27.45%) PHP
3 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.88%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCOrch
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Red Hat
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (3.92%) Citrix
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Informatica
5 1 (1.96%) Lotus
5 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago