The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
Rank 78 83 84
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1  
Contract jobs citing Validation 8 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.80% 1.19% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.40% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 6
Median daily rate £350 £350 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £305 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £485 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.38 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -4.27% +7.04%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 859 1218 1026
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.56% 85.29% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 866 687
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 17
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Leeds over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Leeds

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Validation.

1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) Adobe
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
3 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (20.00%) InVision
3 2 (20.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
4 1 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (10.00%) SOLID
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (20.00%) InVision
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) UI Designer
2 2 (20.00%) UI/UX Designer
2 2 (20.00%) UX Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Process Mapping Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) CMDB
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
2 2 (20.00%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (10.00%) BPR
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (10.00%) SOLID
3 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow