Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 25 34
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 2.78% 4.13% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 5.11% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Halifax median daily rate £375 £420 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +22.81% -13.64%
10th Percentile £346 £383 £313
90th Percentile £402 £430 £420
West Yorkshire median daily rate £370 £420 £390
% change year-on-year -11.90% +7.69% -12.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £15.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87 176 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 80.56% 80.73% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 145 164
Halifax median daily rate £400 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.34% -13.70%
10th Percentile £290 £278 £259
90th Percentile £525 £450 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Halifax median hourly rate £12.16 - £13.00
10th Percentile £9.10 - £9.90
90th Percentile £15.10 - £17.85
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

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 22 November 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 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Integration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA