The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Validation
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 22 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1  
Contract jobs citing Validation 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.41% 3.42% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 4.00% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £451 £350 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.04% +7.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.72% +12.85%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 57 125 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 80.28% 85.62% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 98 98
Median daily rate £375 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £321 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.83 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Halifax

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Validation in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Halifax

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Validation.

1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Management

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Business Data Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management