Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 154 164
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10 -21
Contract jobs citing Validation 33 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.68% 0.68% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.81% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 31
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -5.84% -3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £309 £275
90th Percentile £503 £463 £500
England median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £47.50 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +163.89% +33.33% -55.00%
10th Percentile £46.25 £13.98 £12.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £25.33 £14.75
England median hourly rate £41.00 £37.03 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.72% -1.25% +13.64%

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 4,196 3,587 4,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.25% 84.46% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,773 2,310 3,240
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £269 £263 £275
90th Percentile £538 £556 £569
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 84 114
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.63 £13.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.83% -14.96% -9.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.89 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.35 £33.72 £39.63
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
% change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%

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 27 May 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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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 27 May 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 -21 20 £415 +14.48% 5
South Yorkshire -4 6 £350 - 1
North Yorkshire - 5 £344 - 2
Humberside - 1 £345 -
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (30.30%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (18.18%) SCCM
5 5 (15.15%) Banking
5 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.12%) SMS
6 4 (12.12%) SQL
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
6 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.12%) Windows
6 4 (12.12%) QA
6 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.12%) Wireframes
7 3 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
7 3 (9.09%) User Experience
7 3 (9.09%) SDLC
7 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 3 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
7 3 (9.09%) DHCP

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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 2 (6.06%) CMS
1 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.03%) Anypoint
2 1 (3.03%) Confluence
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.06%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) SMS
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) SMTP
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) PBX
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) AdminStudio
1 2 (6.06%) Axure RP
1 2 (6.06%) InstallShield
1 2 (6.06%) JIRA
1 2 (6.06%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Automotive
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Packager
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Development Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Mortgage Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Salesforce Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior UX Designer
5 2 (6.06%) UX Designer
6 1 (3.03%) Junior PMO
6 1 (3.03%) PMO Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
1 2 (6.06%) Ajax
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) Express
2 1 (3.03%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) JSON Schema
2 1 (3.03%) Kafka
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) User Experience
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) EPoS
3 1 (3.03%) LIMS
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Business Analysis
3 6 (18.18%) Project Management
3 6 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.12%) Wireframes
5 3 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 3 (9.09%) SDLC
6 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) ES6
4 1 (3.03%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) CCDE
3 1 (3.03%) CCDP
3 1 (3.03%) CCIE
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) GDPR
2 2 (6.06%) PMO
3 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.03%) GxP
3 1 (3.03%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.06%) Terminal Server
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.06%) XenApp
2 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
2 2 (6.06%) XenServer
3 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) EdgeSight
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 2 (6.06%) Adobe
3 2 (6.06%) Ivanti
3 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) EMC
4 1 (3.03%) MuleSoft