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 22 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 102 73
Rank change year-on-year +23 -29  
Contract jobs citing Validation 14 3 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.29% 0.20% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.23% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 22
Median daily rate £350 £480 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +23.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £434 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £536 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +18.57% -6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.19% +12.14%  

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 960 1332 1306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.48% 89.40% 87.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 952 967
Median daily rate £403 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 21
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Validation
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 22 June 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 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 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Validation.

1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) User Experience
3 5 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 5 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (20.00%) Data Integration
4 4 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
5 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (15.00%) SSDT
5 3 (15.00%) Data Transformation
5 3 (15.00%) Data Reconciliation
5 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) ETL
5 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management

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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 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (10.00%) InVision
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.00%) SSDT
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Ant
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Designer
1 5 (25.00%) UX Designer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Lead
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (10.00%) UI Designer
3 2 (10.00%) UI/UX Designer
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Data Migration Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Production DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) User Experience
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 5 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (25.00%) Wireframes
3 4 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (20.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Data Mapping
4 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) Data Reconciliation
4 3 (15.00%) Data Transformation
4 3 (15.00%) ETL
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) ITSM
5 2 (10.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (5.00%) DataFlux
2 1 (5.00%) Informatica
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.00%) Trillium