Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 135 158
Rank change year-on-year -16 +23 -24
Contract jobs citing Validation 50 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.02% 1.12% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.31% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 32
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.32% -1.94%
10th Percentile £281 £284 £306
90th Percentile £501 £575 £438
England median daily rate £440 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.22% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.43 £22.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.44% +66.67% -2.70%
10th Percentile £13.60 £21.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £16.76 £23.75 £34.18
England median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% -2.50% +27.23%

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 4,277 3,575 4,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 86.88% 84.98% 85.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,880 2,378 3,148
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £541
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 86 123
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% -4.47% +2.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.06 £10.55
90th Percentile £43.25 £28.03 £41.40
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

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

Validation
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

Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Yorkshire

Validation
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

Validation
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 15 October 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 -16 31 £405 +15.71% 9
North Yorkshire +3 8 £313 -1.96% 5
South Yorkshire -6 5 £453 -17.73% 6
East Yorkshire +4 4 £425 +63.46% 3
Validation
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) Finance
3 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (18.00%) Windows
7 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
7 7 (14.00%) Data Validation
8 6 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (12.00%) ETL
8 6 (12.00%) SAS
9 5 (10.00%) Data Mining
9 5 (10.00%) Unix
9 5 (10.00%) SLA
9 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
9 5 (10.00%) Predictive Modelling
9 5 (10.00%) Data Extraction
9 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (10.00%) Degree
10 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (8.00%) Gentran
10 4 (8.00%) Analytics
10 4 (8.00%) Banking
10 4 (8.00%) Retail
10 4 (8.00%) SSH

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 6 (12.00%) SAS
2 4 (8.00%) Gentran
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.00%) Anypoint
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) iTrent
1 1 (2.00%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) SSH
2 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) SSL
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) FTP
4 1 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.00%) IPsec
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) MPLS
4 1 (2.00%) OSPF
4 1 (2.00%) SMTP
4 1 (2.00%) VoIP
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.00%) GIS
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (6.00%) Power BI
4 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.00%) OLTP
6 1 (2.00%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.00%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (2.00%) QlikView
6 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.00%) MSTest
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Data Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) IT Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Service Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Service Transition Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Transition Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Data Scientist
7 2 (4.00%) Power BI Developer
7 2 (4.00%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) Middleware
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 2 (4.00%) scikit-learn
3 2 (4.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) Theano
4 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) CUDA
4 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.00%) GPGPU
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.00%) EPoS
5 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.00%) LIMS
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Unix
3 4 (8.00%) MVS
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.00%) OS/390
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (14.00%) Data Validation
3 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
4 6 (12.00%) ETL
4 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (10.00%) Data Extraction
5 5 (10.00%) Predictive Modelling
5 5 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.00%) Analytics
6 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.00%) Project Management
6 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.00%) Change Management
7 3 (6.00%) Data Governance
7 3 (6.00%) ITIL
7 3 (6.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) C
3 3 (6.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (4.00%) Python
4 2 (4.00%) R
4 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) JCL
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.00%) CCNA
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.00%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (4.00%) ISEB
3 2 (4.00%) MCSE
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.00%) PhD
3 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.00%) CISM
4 1 (2.00%) CISSP
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.00%) HND
4 1 (2.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 3 (6.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.00%) GAMP
2 3 (6.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) GDPR
3 1 (2.00%) GxP
3 1 (2.00%) ISO 13485
3 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) ACF2
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) RACF
1 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) vRealize
1 1 (2.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) SAP
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Dataiku
4 2 (4.00%) F5
4 2 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (2.00%) Aruba
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Meraki
5 1 (2.00%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.00%) Northgate
5 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds