Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 171 146
Rank change year-on-year +18 -25 0
Contract jobs citing Validation 38 17 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.84% 0.37% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.44% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 53
Yorkshire median daily rate £383 £415 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.83% +11.41% -6.41%
10th Percentile £263 £336 £277
90th Percentile £463 £504 £575
England median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £33.75 £27.31 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.58% +187.47% -
10th Percentile £23.38 £14.32 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.13 £39.69 £9.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

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 3,810 3,842 4,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.90% 83.00% 83.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,493 2,489 3,326
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.27% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £263
90th Percentile £539 £550 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 115 172
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £14.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.14% -0.90% -3.92%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.69 £9.99
90th Percentile £41.40 £32.10 £28.34
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +5 25 £405 -1.22% 15
South Yorkshire +14 7 £350 - 9
North Yorkshire +5 4 £375 -42.31% 6
Humberside - 1 £345 - 1
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 10 (26.32%) Finance
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (26.32%) Banking
2 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) SCCM
4 6 (15.79%) QA
4 6 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 6 (15.79%) Degree
4 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) SQL
4 6 (15.79%) Windows
5 5 (13.16%) SMS
5 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
5 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
5 5 (13.16%) Data Extraction
5 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
5 5 (13.16%) User Experience
5 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.16%) Wireframes
6 4 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
6 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 4 (10.53%) EdgeSight
6 4 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
6 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V

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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 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.53%) SAS
2 3 (7.89%) CMS
2 3 (7.89%) Umbraco
3 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.89%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) SMS
2 4 (10.53%) DHCP
2 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) NetScaler
2 4 (10.53%) SMTP
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) Axure RP
3 2 (5.26%) AdminStudio
3 2 (5.26%) InstallShield
3 2 (5.26%) MSI
4 1 (2.63%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (26.32%) Banking
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Games
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Finance
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Architect
3 6 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Technical Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Citrix Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Azure Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Designer
6 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Senior Designer
6 3 (7.89%) Senior UX Designer
6 3 (7.89%) UX Designer
7 2 (5.26%) Applications Packager
7 2 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) SAS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Ajax
1 3 (7.89%) CSS
1 3 (7.89%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) Express
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) JSON Schema
2 1 (2.63%) Kafka
2 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.16%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) PMI
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.79%) Business Analysis
2 6 (15.79%) Project Management
2 6 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
3 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
3 5 (13.16%) Data Extraction
3 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
3 5 (13.16%) Wireframes
4 4 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
4 4 (10.53%) Information Security
4 4 (10.53%) Investment Management
4 4 (10.53%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (10.53%) Requirements Management
4 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.63%) ES6
3 1 (2.63%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 3 (7.89%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (10.53%) Terminal Server
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) XenApp
2 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
2 4 (10.53%) XenServer
3 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) EdgeSight
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix
2 4 (10.53%) Ivanti
2 4 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (7.89%) Adobe
4 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) Ariba
5 1 (2.63%) Talend