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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 113 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Validation 18 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.68% 0.75% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.01% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 18
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£393 £295 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.22% -2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.97 £34.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-10.23% -4.16%
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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
2030 1681 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 76.57% 74.45% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1019 859
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 69
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -8 15 £415 +18.57% 7
South Yorkshire -6 1 £235 -4.08%
North Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 17 (36.96%) Finance
3 14 (30.43%) Retail
4 11 (23.91%) Banking
5 9 (19.57%) Requirements Management
5 9 (19.57%) Migration
5 9 (19.57%) Java
5 9 (19.57%) SQL
6 8 (17.39%) Retail Banking
7 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
7 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.87%) Apache
8 5 (10.87%) Tomcat
8 5 (10.87%) PHP
8 5 (10.87%) JMeter
8 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
8 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.87%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Open Source
8 5 (10.87%) Redis
9 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
9 4 (8.70%) Data Architecture
9 4 (8.70%) NHS
9 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
9 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
9 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (8.70%) MS Visio

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5 (10.87%) Apache
1 5 (10.87%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.52%) MS Project
3 1 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (4.35%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) OpenLDAP
2 3 (6.52%) GPRS
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.87%) Redis
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) MS Access
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) JMeter
2 3 (6.52%) MSI
3 2 (4.35%) InstallShield
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 14 (30.43%) Retail
3 11 (23.91%) Banking
4 8 (17.39%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Analyst
2 20 (43.48%) Business Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Lead Business Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Head of Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.17%) Web Analytics Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Lead Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Open Source
2 4 (8.70%) NHS
2 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Reference Data
3 3 (6.52%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.35%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.17%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (19.57%) Requirements Management
2 9 (19.57%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) PRINCE2
3 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.87%) Performance Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.70%) Data Architecture
5 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) SOA
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
6 3 (6.52%) Change Management
6 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.52%) Data Validation
7 2 (4.35%) Use Case
7 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Web Analytics
7 2 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) Java
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) PHP
3 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.52%) VBScript
3 3 (6.52%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (6.52%) MCSE
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
1 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) Citrix
3 3 (6.52%) Remedy
3 3 (6.52%) VMware
4 2 (4.35%) Omniture
5 1 (2.17%) Pega
5 1 (2.17%) Capita
Leeds
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Halifax
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago