The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / Yorkshire
Rank 117 113 104
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.28% 0.98% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.21% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 26
Median daily rate £528 £386 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.56% -2.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £553 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +44.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1785 2314 1979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.60% 81.34% 80.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1507 1375
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 73 41
Median hourly rate £15.86 £19.50 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Yorkshire region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Yorkshire region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Validation
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
West Yorkshire +4 3 £405 +4.85% 2
South Yorkshire -6 2 - - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £650 -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 10 (34.48%) Finance
1 10 (34.48%) Visualisation
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
3 8 (27.59%) Data Validation
4 7 (24.14%) jQuery
4 7 (24.14%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (24.14%) Entity Framework
4 7 (24.14%) Data Visualisation
4 7 (24.14%) Process Improvement
4 7 (24.14%) Razor View Engine
4 7 (24.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 7 (24.14%) Unity DI Container
4 7 (24.14%) Project Management
4 7 (24.14%) Legal
4 7 (24.14%) MVC
4 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
4 7 (24.14%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 6 (20.69%) Wireframes
5 6 (20.69%) Photoshop
5 6 (20.69%) MS Project
5 6 (20.69%) DSDM
5 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
5 6 (20.69%) CMS
5 6 (20.69%) Business Transformation
5 6 (20.69%) Requirements Management
5 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Content Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (20.69%) CMS
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
1 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (20.69%) MS Project
1 6 (20.69%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Hive
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.45%) HBase
4 1 (3.45%) Mahout
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Legal
3 4 (13.79%) Back Office
4 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.45%) Automotive
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Business Analyst
2 8 (27.59%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Automotive Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Data Migration Lead
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Process Mapping Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Subject Matter Expert
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Designer
6 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 7 (24.14%) Entity Framework
1 7 (24.14%) jQuery
1 7 (24.14%) Razor View Engine
1 7 (24.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 7 (24.14%) Unity DI Container
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) Cascading
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Visualisation
2 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (24.14%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (6.90%) Social Network
4 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) iSeries
4 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.45%) Neural Network
4 1 (3.45%) Physics
4 1 (3.45%) Statistics
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Data Validation
2 7 (24.14%) Data Visualisation
2 7 (24.14%) MVC
2 7 (24.14%) Process Improvement
2 7 (24.14%) Project Management
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Business Transformation
3 6 (20.69%) Content Management
3 6 (20.69%) DSDM
3 6 (20.69%) Requirements Management
3 6 (20.69%) Wireframes
4 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
4 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) C#
2 7 (24.14%) T-SQL
3 4 (13.79%) VBA
4 2 (6.90%) C
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) Java
5 1 (3.45%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) R
5 1 (3.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PhD
2 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO26262
2 1 (3.45%) MISRA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Blue Prism
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) Infor
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Sybase