Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 133 131 165
Rank change year-on-year -2 +34 -26
Contract jobs citing Validation 63 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.31% 1.16% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.37% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 20
Yorkshire median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +0.65%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £275
90th Percentile £488 £575 £431
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.25 £33.75 £25.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.01% +31.41% +109.65%
10th Percentile £14.50 £23.38 £13.97
90th Percentile £21.10 £45.13 £39.39
England median hourly rate £41.00 £41.15 £37.50
% change year-on-year -0.36% +9.73% -3.85%

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 4,162 3,725 4,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.78% 84.60% 84.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,797 2,441 2,727
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £259 £258
90th Percentile £574 £545 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 104 136
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.13 £17.25 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.72% +16.04% -0.90%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £43.25 £41.35 £33.13
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year +0.27% -2.34% +4.35%

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 20 January 2019.

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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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 20 January 2019. 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 -1 40 £388 -4.32% 19
North Yorkshire +3 7 £394 +5.00% 8
South Yorkshire -18 7 £335 -39.09% 6
East Yorkshire 0 4 £425 +63.46%
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 30 (47.62%) SQL
2 21 (33.33%) Finance
3 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (25.40%) Data Analysis
5 15 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 14 (22.22%) ETL
6 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (22.22%) Data Validation
7 12 (19.05%) Migration
7 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 10 (15.87%) Banking
8 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Excel
9 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 8 (12.70%) System Testing
10 8 (12.70%) Data Quality
10 8 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (12.70%) SAP
10 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (11.11%) Mathematics
11 7 (11.11%) SAS
11 7 (11.11%) Data Mining
11 7 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (11.11%) Data Extraction
11 7 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
12 6 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (9.52%) Data Migration
12 6 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (9.52%) Analytics

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 7 (11.11%) SAS
2 3 (4.76%) Confluence
3 2 (3.17%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.17%) Gentran
4 1 (1.59%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) iTrent
1 1 (1.59%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) ISDN
1 6 (9.52%) PBX
2 5 (7.94%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 2 (3.17%) SSH
4 1 (1.59%) DNS
4 1 (1.59%) Firewall
4 1 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.59%) Network Security
4 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 8 (12.70%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (11.11%) Data Mining
5 3 (4.76%) Power BI
6 2 (3.17%) GIS
6 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.17%) OLTP
7 1 (1.59%) DB2
7 1 (1.59%) DTS
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) Selenium
3 3 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.59%) MSTest
4 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Billing
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.17%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (50.79%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Data Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) SQL Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Avaya Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) ETL Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Information Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Test Data Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Banking Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Developer
6 4 (6.35%) IT Manager
6 4 (6.35%) SQL Data Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) SAS Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) SAS Data Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Tester
8 2 (3.17%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Middleware
2 2 (3.17%) Natural Language Processing
2 2 (3.17%) scikit-learn
2 2 (3.17%) Theano
2 2 (3.17%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.17%) CUDA
4 2 (3.17%) GPGPU
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) MVS
2 2 (3.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Data Analysis
2 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Data Validation
2 14 (22.22%) ETL
3 12 (19.05%) Migration
3 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 8 (12.70%) System Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Data Extraction
6 7 (11.11%) Mathematics
6 7 (11.11%) Predictive Modelling
7 6 (9.52%) Analytics
7 6 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 6 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.94%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Service Management
8 5 (7.94%) Test Scripting
8 5 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (47.62%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) C#
3 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.17%) C
4 2 (3.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (3.17%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) R
4 2 (3.17%) VBA
5 1 (1.59%) JCL
5 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (3.17%) MCSE
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) PhD
4 1 (1.59%) APMP
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.76%) GAMP
2 3 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (3.17%) SLA
4 1 (1.59%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) SAP
3 6 (9.52%) Avaya
4 2 (3.17%) Dataiku
4 2 (3.17%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.59%) Northgate
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle