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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 79 107 112
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 36 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.51% 0.54% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 0.72% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 11
Average daily rate
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£455 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.20% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £294 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £464 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +2.94%
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 £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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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
1768 1667 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.29% 74.49% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 909 1048
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 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 72 48
Average hourly rate £15.39 £36.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.26% +108.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 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
West Yorkshire +34 31 £461 +22.05% 7
South Yorkshire +2 2 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 18 (24.66%) Migration
2 18 (24.66%) Java
3 17 (23.29%) Data Migration
4 15 (20.55%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (20.55%) Data Validation
5 14 (19.18%) OpenLDAP
5 14 (19.18%) Open Source
5 14 (19.18%) Redis
5 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
5 14 (19.18%) PHP
5 14 (19.18%) Apache
5 14 (19.18%) Tomcat
5 14 (19.18%) JMeter
5 14 (19.18%) Performance Testing
6 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
7 10 (13.70%) Data Modelling
7 10 (13.70%) SQL
7 10 (13.70%) Retail
7 10 (13.70%) Data Integration
8 8 (10.96%) Data Architecture
8 8 (10.96%) QA
9 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
9 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (9.59%) Reference Data
10 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
10 6 (8.22%) Data Cleansing
10 6 (8.22%) Banking
10 6 (8.22%) Retail Banking
10 6 (8.22%) Windows

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (19.18%) Apache
1 14 (19.18%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.74%) SAS
3 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
3 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (2.74%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (2.74%) ATM
2 2 (2.74%) DHCP
2 2 (2.74%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.55%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (19.18%) Redis
3 6 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
5 4 (5.48%) MS Access
6 3 (4.11%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.37%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) JMeter
2 2 (2.74%) Rational Rose
2 2 (2.74%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) NUnit
3 1 (1.37%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.37%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.37%) Moq
3 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.37%) NSubstitute
General
1 20 (27.40%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Retail
3 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 6 (8.22%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.74%) Cantonese Language
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (27.40%) Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Architect
3 13 (17.81%) Technical Architect
4 12 (16.44%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Data Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Data Migration Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Technical Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Lead Project Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Head of Testing
9 2 (2.74%) Migration Project Manager
9 2 (2.74%) SAP Manager
9 2 (2.74%) PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) J2EE
2 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.37%) SOAP
2 1 (1.37%) Web Services
2 1 (1.37%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.37%) jQuery
2 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.37%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.37%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.37%) RESTful
2 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Open Source
2 10 (13.70%) Data Integration
3 7 (9.59%) Reference Data
4 4 (5.48%) Data Extraction
5 3 (4.11%) NHS
6 2 (2.74%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.37%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.22%) Windows 7
1 6 (8.22%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.48%) Windows XP
2 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Migration
2 17 (23.29%) Data Migration
3 15 (20.55%) Data Validation
4 14 (19.18%) Performance Testing
5 10 (13.70%) Data Modelling
6 8 (10.96%) Data Architecture
7 7 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (8.22%) Data Cleansing
8 6 (8.22%) ITIL
9 5 (6.85%) Project Management
9 5 (6.85%) Requirements Management
9 5 (6.85%) Change Management
9 5 (6.85%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (6.85%) Analytics
9 5 (6.85%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.48%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.48%) Data Security
10 4 (5.48%) ERP
11 3 (4.11%) Service Delivery
11 3 (4.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) Java
2 14 (19.18%) PHP
3 10 (13.70%) SQL
4 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.37%) C#
6 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) SCOrch
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
2 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.48%) HP
4 3 (4.11%) SAP
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle
5 2 (2.74%) Omniture
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 2 (2.74%) Informatica
6 1 (1.37%) Lotus
6 1 (1.37%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.37%) IBM
6 1 (1.37%) Twitter