Period
to 22 November 2017

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 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 142 124
Rank change year-on-year +18 -18 -23
Contract jobs citing Validation 17 8 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.75% 0.31% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.35% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 27
Leeds median daily rate £425 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - -20.10%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £281
90th Percentile £475 £506 £478
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 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £15.00
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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1948 2298 2802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 85.89% 87.78% 87.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1548 1967
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £283 £265
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 65
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.80 £10.20 £8.88
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.50 £39.80
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 Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Leeds

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Leeds over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Leeds

Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for Validation.

1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) JSON
3 4 (23.53%) Marketing
3 4 (23.53%) Web Development
3 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) MySQL
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) SOLID
4 3 (17.65%) Node.js
4 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
4 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
4 3 (17.65%) Kafka
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (17.65%) Docker
4 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (17.65%) Microservices
4 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (17.65%) ES6
4 3 (17.65%) JSON Schema
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Games
4 3 (17.65%) TDD

Validation
Co-occurring 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 2 (11.76%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
2 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
2 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Ant
General
1 4 (23.53%) Marketing
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Games
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) MySQL Developer
2 4 (23.53%) PHP Developer
2 4 (23.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (11.76%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Production DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SAS Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SAS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior SAS Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) JSON
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) JSON Schema
3 3 (17.65%) Kafka
3 3 (17.65%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
2 4 (23.53%) SOLID
2 4 (23.53%) Web Development
3 3 (17.65%) Microservices
3 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Business Development
4 2 (11.76%) Data Extraction
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
4 2 (11.76%) Predictive Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Data Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Master Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) ES6
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) Go
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) DataFlux
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Informatica
2 1 (5.88%) Trillium