Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 17 January 2018 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 80 71
Rank change year-on-year +23 -9 -14
Contract jobs citing Validation 12 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.44% 0.88% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.07% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 9
South Yorkshire median daily rate £550 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.76% -2.86% +29.63%
10th Percentile £425 £241 £331
90th Percentile £575 £380 £415
Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £403 £388
% change year-on-year -3.11% +3.87% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £9.50
10th Percentile £42.50 - £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 - £9.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £33.75 £25.68 £12.25
% change year-on-year +31.41% +109.65% -

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 695 931 869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 83.13% 81.60% 80.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 633 634
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £588 £570 £569
Yorkshire median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 45
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.63 £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.36% +60.71% -10.33%
10th Percentile £18.14 £13.55 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.45 £49.25 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.13 £14.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year +21.93% -0.90% -

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in South Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in South Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in South Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in South Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +17 11 £550 +61.76% 5
Doncaster - 1 - -
Validation
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 9 (75.00%) Finance
1 9 (75.00%) Banking
1 9 (75.00%) Investment Management
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
3 5 (41.67%) CISM
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (41.67%) Symantec
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (41.67%) CRISC
3 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 4 (33.33%) EdgeSight
4 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 4 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 4 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (33.33%) XenApp
4 4 (33.33%) XenServer
4 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 4 (33.33%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (75.00%) Banking
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Information Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Business Integration Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration Lead
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Project Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Security Incident Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Security Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Investment Management
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
3 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 4 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (33.33%) Test Planning
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) ETL
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISM
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
1 5 (41.67%) CRISC
2 3 (25.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (33.33%) Terminal Server
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (33.33%) XenApp
1 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 4 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Symantec
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) Ivanti
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Talend