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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
England / Yorkshire
Rank 116 110 113
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs citing Validation 10 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.47% 0.89% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.10% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 20
Median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £325 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.31 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +8.69%  

Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1755 2268 2147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.39% 80.88% 81.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 1527 1390
Median daily rate £410 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 64 60
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.34 £34.25 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -8 9 £375 -6.25% 7
South Yorkshire +1 1 - - 1
Validation
England

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Validation.

1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) Target Operating Model
2 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Kanban
3 1 (6.67%) zSecure
3 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (6.67%) SOLID
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Master Data Management
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) Data Reconciliation

Validation
Top Related 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) ATM
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Environment Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Process Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) RACF Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) RACF Technician
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) JSON
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) CMDB
2 1 (6.67%) iSeries
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) PACS
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Data Validation
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) Target Operating Model
2 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (6.67%) Kanban
3 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) zSecure
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Cerner
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Infor
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
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