Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 14 August 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 138 161
Rank change year-on-year -28 +23 -26
Contract jobs citing Validation 39 51 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.79% 1.21% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.42% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 36 32
Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £358 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.38% -11.73% +4.52%
10th Percentile £260 £270 £320
90th Percentile £511 £575 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +33.33% -2.70%
10th Percentile £13.60 £13.40 £12.25
90th Percentile £42.40 £18.00 £14.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £37.27 £37.75
% change year-on-year +14.05% -1.28% +7.86%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,295 3,593 5,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 87.39% 84.98% 86.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,897 2,360 3,397
Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £538 £550 £555
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 91 107
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.52 £13.86 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.41% -4.41% +1.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.25 £38.50 £42.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £23.56
% change year-on-year -8.51% -0.24% +8.86%

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Validation in Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
West Yorkshire -30 23 £450 +28.57% 14
North Yorkshire +5 7 £275 +4.76% 5
South Yorkshire -6 7 £381 -30.68% 1
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Windows
3 6 (15.38%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (12.82%) ITIL
4 5 (12.82%) Retail
4 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.26%) Mainframe
5 4 (10.26%) Firewall
5 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 4 (10.26%) C
5 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.26%) SLA
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (10.26%) Project Management
5 4 (10.26%) SDLC
5 4 (10.26%) Data Validation
5 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
6 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.69%) Gentran
6 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
6 3 (7.69%) Analytics
6 3 (7.69%) GDPR
6 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving

Validation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (7.69%) Gentran
2 2 (5.13%) Anypoint
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) Ethernet
2 3 (7.69%) SSH
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) LAN
3 2 (5.13%) SSL
3 2 (5.13%) VoIP
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) H.323
4 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.56%) IPsec
4 1 (2.56%) MPLS
4 1 (2.56%) OSPF
4 1 (2.56%) PBX
4 1 (2.56%) SMS
4 1 (2.56%) SMTP
4 1 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) GIS
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.56%) Power BI
3 1 (2.56%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (2.56%) QlikView
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Service Transition Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Transition Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.13%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Salesforce Administrator
5 2 (5.13%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.56%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (2.56%) scikit-learn
3 1 (2.56%) Theano
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) CUDA
3 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.56%) EPoS
3 1 (2.56%) GPGPU
3 1 (2.56%) LIMS
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.56%) Tandem
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Unix
3 3 (7.69%) MVS
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) OS/390
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.82%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
3 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
3 4 (10.26%) Data Validation
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 4 (10.26%) SDLC
3 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
4 3 (7.69%) Analytics
4 3 (7.69%) ETL
4 3 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.69%) Security Architecture
4 3 (7.69%) SOA
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.13%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C
3 2 (5.13%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) C++
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) JCL
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) R
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) CCDE
4 1 (2.56%) CCDP
4 1 (2.56%) CCIE
4 1 (2.56%) CCNP
4 1 (2.56%) CISM
4 1 (2.56%) CISSP
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) PhD
4 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 3 (7.69%) GDPR
3 2 (5.13%) QA
4 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.56%) GxP
4 1 (2.56%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) ACF2
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) RACF
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
1 1 (2.56%) vRealize
1 1 (2.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) F5
4 2 (5.13%) Juniper
4 2 (5.13%) MuleSoft
4 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.56%) Aruba
5 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.56%) Dataiku
5 1 (2.56%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) Meraki
5 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds