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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 88 111 107
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -4
Contract jobs citing Validation 28 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.17% 0.37% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 0.48% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £632 £378 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +7.57%
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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
1802 1650 2045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.59% 75.51% 75.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1113 916 1069
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 66 59
Average hourly rate £15.39 £31.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.37% +74.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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
West Yorkshire +20 23 £425 +53.15%
South Yorkshire +10 4 £323 +17.27% 4
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 18 (25.00%) Java
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) Migration
3 15 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (19.44%) Red Hat
4 14 (19.44%) PHP
4 14 (19.44%) Apache
4 14 (19.44%) Tomcat
4 14 (19.44%) JMeter
4 14 (19.44%) Performance Testing
4 14 (19.44%) Data Migration
4 14 (19.44%) Open Source
4 14 (19.44%) OpenLDAP
4 14 (19.44%) Redis
5 13 (18.06%) Data Validation
6 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
6 11 (15.28%) SQL
7 10 (13.89%) Data Modelling
7 10 (13.89%) Data Integration
8 9 (12.50%) Retail
9 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (11.11%) Data Architecture
9 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (9.72%) Reference Data
10 7 (9.72%) QA
10 7 (9.72%) Requirements Management
10 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (8.33%) Banking
12 5 (6.94%) Retail Banking
12 5 (6.94%) Data Cleansing

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 (19.44%) Apache
1 14 (19.44%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.78%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.78%) MS Office
4 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (2.78%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (1.39%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (2.78%) ATM
3 1 (1.39%) DHCP
3 1 (1.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (19.44%) Redis
3 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.56%) MS Access
6 3 (4.17%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.39%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (19.44%) JMeter
2 3 (4.17%) MSI
3 2 (2.78%) Rational Rose
3 2 (2.78%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.39%) AdminStudio
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Retail
3 6 (8.33%) Banking
4 5 (6.94%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.78%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (2.78%) Cantonese Language
5 2 (2.78%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (29.17%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Architect
3 14 (19.44%) Business Analyst
4 13 (18.06%) Technical Architect
5 7 (9.72%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Data Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Data Migration Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Head of Testing
9 2 (2.78%) Lead Project Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Build Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Applications Packager
9 2 (2.78%) Migration Project Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Open Source
2 10 (13.89%) Data Integration
3 8 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.72%) Reference Data
5 5 (6.94%) NHS
6 3 (4.17%) Data Extraction
7 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) Migration
2 14 (19.44%) Performance Testing
2 14 (19.44%) Data Migration
3 13 (18.06%) Data Validation
4 10 (13.89%) Data Modelling
5 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (11.11%) Data Architecture
6 7 (9.72%) Requirements Management
7 5 (6.94%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (6.94%) Project Management
7 5 (6.94%) ERP
7 5 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.56%) Analytics
8 4 (5.56%) ITIL
8 4 (5.56%) ETL
8 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (4.17%) Data Security
9 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) Java
2 14 (19.44%) PHP
3 11 (15.28%) SQL
4 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.17%) VBScript
4 3 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) MCSE
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) QA
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
3 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Red Hat
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.56%) Citrix
4 3 (4.17%) VMware
4 3 (4.17%) Remedy
4 3 (4.17%) HP
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle
5 2 (2.78%) SAP
5 2 (2.78%) Informatica
5 2 (2.78%) Omniture
6 1 (1.39%) Capita
6 1 (1.39%) Lotus
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
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Experis Ltd
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Rate: £240 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago