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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 85 77 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing Validation 23 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.28% 0.91% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.23% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 12
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £405 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £371
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -18.91%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1371 975 1310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 76.04% 73.58% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 929 506 709
Average daily rate £350 £330 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.93 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.30% -9.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £12.17 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -12 11 £320 -1.53% 2
Halifax +2 8 £426 +13.46% 5
Bradford 0 1 £553 +176.50% 1
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Validation
Yorkshire

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 9 (26.47%) Migration
4 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 8 (23.53%) Data Validation
5 7 (20.59%) QA
6 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 6 (17.65%) Requirements Management
6 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
7 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
7 5 (14.71%) MS Office
8 4 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (11.76%) Banking
8 4 (11.76%) Retail
8 4 (11.76%) Ruby
8 4 (11.76%) .NET
8 4 (11.76%) Linux
8 4 (11.76%) Capistrano
8 4 (11.76%) Puppet
8 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (11.76%) HAProxy
8 4 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (11.76%) TeamCity
8 4 (11.76%) nginx
8 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
8 4 (11.76%) Ubuntu
9 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Data Extraction

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (11.76%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS Office
3 3 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.88%) Photoshop
4 2 (5.88%) MS Project
5 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) DHCP
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) ATM
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.94%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.88%) AdminStudio
2 2 (5.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Administrator
4 4 (11.76%) Project Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) PMO Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) NHS Information Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Data Extraction
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Informatics
3 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Ubuntu
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Migration
2 8 (23.53%) Data Validation
3 6 (17.65%) Requirements Management
4 5 (14.71%) Data Migration
4 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
5 4 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Analytics
6 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.82%) Data Security
6 3 (8.82%) Change Management
7 2 (5.88%) DSDM
7 2 (5.88%) ETL
7 2 (5.88%) ITIL
7 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
8 1 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) Ruby
3 2 (5.88%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Capistrano
1 4 (11.76%) Puppet
1 4 (11.76%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.88%) SCOrch
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Splunk
2 3 (8.82%) Citrix
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Intel
3 1 (2.94%) Informatica
3 1 (2.94%) Veritas
3 1 (2.94%) VMware
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago