The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 75 104 113
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +9
Contract jobs citing Validation 37 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.58% 0.52% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 0.72% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 8
Average daily rate
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£445 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £514 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +4.08%
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 £35.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.31%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1730 1524 1804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 73.65% 71.82% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 831 986
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 53
Average hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.03% +123.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Validation
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +24 30 £455 +21.20% 10
South Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 22 (30.56%) Finance
2 17 (23.61%) Migration
2 17 (23.61%) Java
3 16 (22.22%) Data Migration
4 14 (19.44%) OpenLDAP
4 14 (19.44%) Open Source
4 14 (19.44%) Redis
4 14 (19.44%) PHP
4 14 (19.44%) Apache
4 14 (19.44%) Tomcat
4 14 (19.44%) Red Hat
4 14 (19.44%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (19.44%) JMeter
4 14 (19.44%) Performance Testing
5 13 (18.06%) Data Validation
6 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
6 11 (15.28%) Windows
7 10 (13.89%) Retail
7 10 (13.89%) Data Integration
8 8 (11.11%) QA
8 8 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
9 7 (9.72%) ITIL
9 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (9.72%) Reference Data
9 7 (9.72%) Data Architecture
9 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
10 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
10 6 (8.33%) Banking
10 6 (8.33%) Requirements Management

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (5.56%) nginx
3 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (2.78%) ATM
2 2 (2.78%) DHCP
2 2 (2.78%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) Redis
1 14 (19.44%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.17%) MS Access
2 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.39%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (19.44%) JMeter
2 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.78%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.78%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.39%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.39%) NUnit
4 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.39%) Moq
4 1 (1.39%) NSubstitute
General
1 22 (30.56%) Finance
2 10 (13.89%) Retail
3 6 (8.33%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.78%) Cantonese Language
5 1 (1.39%) French Language
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (33.33%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Architect
3 13 (18.06%) Technical Architect
4 11 (15.28%) Business Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.94%) Data Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Data Migration Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Data Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.78%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Lead Project Manager
9 2 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) J2EE
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) SOAP
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) jQuery
3 1 (1.39%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.39%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.39%) RESTful
3 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Open Source
2 10 (13.89%) Data Integration
3 7 (9.72%) Reference Data
4 4 (5.56%) Data Extraction
4 4 (5.56%) NHS
5 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
3 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 4 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Migration
2 16 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 14 (19.44%) Performance Testing
4 13 (18.06%) Data Validation
5 8 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 7 (9.72%) ITIL
6 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.72%) Data Architecture
7 6 (8.33%) Requirements Management
8 5 (6.94%) Project Management
8 5 (6.94%) Change Management
8 5 (6.94%) GAP Analysis
8 5 (6.94%) Test Strategy
8 5 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (5.56%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
9 4 (5.56%) ERP
10 3 (4.17%) SOA
10 3 (4.17%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) Java
2 14 (19.44%) PHP
3 6 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.33%) SQL
4 4 (5.56%) Ruby
5 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.39%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) HAProxy
1 4 (5.56%) Capistrano
1 4 (5.56%) Puppet
2 2 (2.78%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Red Hat
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.94%) HP
4 3 (4.17%) SAP
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle
4 3 (4.17%) Splunk
5 2 (2.78%) Citrix
5 2 (2.78%) Informatica
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) Lotus
6 1 (1.39%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.39%) Twitter
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