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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 102 108 113
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.83% 0.50% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.66% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 7
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£355 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £190 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £763 £380 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +12.83%
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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
1873 1663 1968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.27% 75.32% 75.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1153 962 1003
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 68 62
Average hourly rate £16.34 £22.60 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.68% +22.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +2 17 £355 -6.57% 5
North Yorkshire - - - -
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England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (32.14%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 14 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
3 14 (25.00%) Open Source
3 14 (25.00%) Redis
3 14 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 14 (25.00%) JMeter
3 14 (25.00%) PHP
3 14 (25.00%) Apache
3 14 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 10 (17.86%) Finance
4 10 (17.86%) Data Modelling
5 9 (16.07%) SQL
5 9 (16.07%) Migration
6 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.29%) Data Architecture
7 7 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 7 (12.50%) Reference Data
7 7 (12.50%) Data Integration
7 7 (12.50%) Retail
7 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (10.71%) Data Validation
9 5 (8.93%) Requirements Management
9 5 (8.93%) QA
9 5 (8.93%) ERP
9 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (7.14%) Windows

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 14 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.57%) SAS
3 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Office
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (3.57%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (25.00%) Redis
3 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.36%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.57%) MS Access
7 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (25.00%) JMeter
2 3 (5.36%) MSI
3 2 (3.57%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 7 (12.50%) Retail
3 4 (7.14%) Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (3.57%) Cantonese Language
5 2 (3.57%) Legal
6 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.79%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Architect
3 13 (23.21%) Technical Architect
4 12 (21.43%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Data Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Data Migration Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Report Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Applications Packager
8 2 (3.57%) Head of Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Migration Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) SAP Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) J2EE
2 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Open Source
2 7 (12.50%) Reference Data
2 7 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) NHS
4 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
2 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 10 (17.86%) Data Modelling
3 9 (16.07%) Migration
4 8 (14.29%) Data Architecture
5 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 6 (10.71%) Data Validation
7 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (8.93%) ERP
7 5 (8.93%) Requirements Management
8 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.36%) ITIL
9 3 (5.36%) SOA
9 3 (5.36%) WFM
9 3 (5.36%) Data Cleansing
10 2 (3.57%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.57%) Analytics
10 2 (3.57%) User Stories
10 2 (3.57%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.14%) Java
2 14 (25.00%) PHP
3 9 (16.07%) SQL
4 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.36%) VBScript
4 3 (5.36%) VB
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
1 3 (5.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (5.36%) MCSE
2 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) HP
3 3 (5.36%) Citrix
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) Remedy
3 3 (5.36%) VMware
4 2 (3.57%) Omniture
4 2 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.79%) Lotus
5 1 (1.79%) Capita