The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 105 82 111
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +29
Contract jobs citing Validation 44 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.39% 1.61% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 2.10% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £455 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.74% +21.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £304 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £520 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.88 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
Validation
England

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
2491 1806 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.75% 76.40% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1123 921
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 £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 52 76
Average hourly rate £15.37 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.12 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
West Yorkshire -34 21 £389 -15.62% 2
North Yorkshire +8 15 £388 -
South Yorkshire -15 4 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 24 (28.92%) Data Validation
2 20 (24.10%) Supplier Management
3 17 (20.48%) Data Analysis
4 16 (19.28%) Time Management
4 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
6 14 (16.87%) E-Commerce
6 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
6 14 (16.87%) SQL
6 14 (16.87%) .NET
6 14 (16.87%) IIS
7 13 (15.66%) Java
7 13 (15.66%) SOA
7 13 (15.66%) JBoss
7 13 (15.66%) webMethods
7 13 (15.66%) Software AG
7 13 (15.66%) Analytics
7 13 (15.66%) Web Analytics
7 13 (15.66%) Google
7 13 (15.66%) Problem Management
7 13 (15.66%) Google Analytics
8 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
9 11 (13.25%) SLA
10 10 (12.05%) Finance
10 10 (12.05%) Migration
11 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.64%) Project Management
12 8 (9.64%) Management Information System
12 8 (9.64%) Firewall
12 8 (9.64%) Business Analysis

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (16.87%) IIS
2 13 (15.66%) JBoss
3 6 (7.23%) SAS
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) CMS
5 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Misys Midas
2 2 (2.41%) AWD
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.66%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) Firewall
2 7 (8.43%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (6.02%) MPLS
3 5 (6.02%) BGP
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (3.61%) LAN
4 3 (3.61%) WAN
5 2 (2.41%) Network Security
6 1 (1.20%) VPN
6 1 (1.20%) Junos
6 1 (1.20%) Wireless
6 1 (1.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (6.02%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 4 (4.82%) MS Access
3 3 (3.61%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (3.61%) OLAP
3 3 (3.61%) EDMS
4 2 (2.41%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.20%) Big Data
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.20%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.20%) NUnit
1 1 (1.20%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (1.20%) Moq
1 1 (1.20%) NSubstitute
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 7 (8.43%) Retail
4 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.61%) Local Government
5 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.41%) Electronics
6 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
7 1 (1.20%) Automotive
7 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (53.01%) Analyst
2 20 (24.10%) Business Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Support Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Applications Support
3 13 (15.66%) Applications Support Analyst
4 10 (12.05%) Deployment Analyst
5 8 (9.64%) Data Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.23%) Test Manager
8 5 (6.02%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.02%) Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Information Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Support Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) SAS Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Performance Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.20%) SOAP
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
2 1 (1.20%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.20%) jQuery
2 1 (1.20%) RESTful
2 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.20%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.43%) NHS
3 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
4 5 (6.02%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.20%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.20%) DTV
6 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.02%) Linux
1 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (3.61%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) UNIX
3 1 (1.20%) MVS
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.92%) Data Validation
2 20 (24.10%) Supplier Management
3 17 (20.48%) Data Analysis
4 16 (19.28%) Time Management
5 14 (16.87%) E-Commerce
6 13 (15.66%) SOA
6 13 (15.66%) Web Analytics
6 13 (15.66%) Problem Management
6 13 (15.66%) Analytics
7 10 (12.05%) Migration
8 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.64%) Project Management
9 8 (9.64%) Business Analysis
10 7 (8.43%) Data Modelling
10 7 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (7.23%) Integration Testing
11 6 (7.23%) Requirements Management
11 6 (7.23%) SDLC
12 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.02%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.87%) JavaScript
1 14 (16.87%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) Java
3 3 (3.61%) VBA
3 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.41%) CCIE
2 2 (2.41%) CCNP
2 2 (2.41%) ISEB
2 2 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.20%) JNCIA
3 1 (1.20%) JNCIS
3 1 (1.20%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Puppet
2 5 (6.02%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Software AG
1 13 (15.66%) webMethods
1 13 (15.66%) Google
2 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.64%) Splunk
4 7 (8.43%) F5
4 7 (8.43%) Computacenter
4 7 (8.43%) Cisco
5 5 (6.02%) SAP
5 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.02%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.61%) BT
6 3 (3.61%) Teradata
7 1 (1.20%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.20%) Kony
7 1 (1.20%) Juniper
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle
7 1 (1.20%) IBM