The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Validation
North West / Manchester
Rank 71 87 85
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -2
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.50% 1.02% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 1.24% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 1
Median daily rate £375 £285 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +26.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £30.97
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +42.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1158 1617 1057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.89% 82.50% 76.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 946 651
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 32
Median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Validation Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Validation
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Validation across the Manchester region.

Validation Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Validation
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Validation across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Validation Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Validation
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Manchester region.

Validation Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Validation
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Bolton - 2 £339 -
Stockport - 1 £650 -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 14 (31.11%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) Oracle
3 11 (24.44%) Windows
4 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (17.78%) Migration
5 8 (17.78%) Web Services
6 7 (15.56%) C#
6 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (15.56%) Data Quality
7 6 (13.33%) CICS
7 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.11%) HTML
8 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 5 (11.11%) .NET
8 5 (11.11%) CSS
8 5 (11.11%) AIX
8 5 (11.11%) HPUX
8 5 (11.11%) Linux
8 5 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
8 5 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 5 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (13.33%) CICS
2 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
3 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.22%) CATIA
4 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (2.22%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) HTTPS
1 3 (6.67%) Internet
1 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.44%) VoIP
3 1 (2.22%) DNS
3 1 (2.22%) FTP
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (6.67%) OLAP
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (6.67%) SQLite
4 2 (4.44%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) EDRMS
5 1 (2.22%) GIS
5 1 (2.22%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) QGIS
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.22%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.22%) Firebug
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) JMeter
2 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.22%) The Grinder
2 1 (2.22%) Toad
General
1 20 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Automotive
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
2 9 (20.00%) Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.11%) Report Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) C# WCF Developer
6 3 (6.67%) WCF Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.44%) IT Risk Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Middleware Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Risk Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Site Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) CSS
2 5 (11.11%) HTML
3 4 (8.89%) SOAP
4 3 (6.67%) WCF
4 3 (6.67%) WPF
5 2 (4.44%) HTML5
5 2 (4.44%) Middleware
5 2 (4.44%) XML
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.22%) JSON
6 1 (2.22%) Node.js
6 1 (2.22%) RESTful
6 1 (2.22%) Spring
6 1 (2.22%) Struts
6 1 (2.22%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (4.44%) Handset
2 2 (4.44%) IVR
2 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.44%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.22%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) AIX
2 5 (11.11%) HPUX
2 5 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Android
3 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
3 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (17.78%) Migration
3 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 5 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.67%) Change Management
6 3 (6.67%) Data Entry
6 3 (6.67%) Data Validation
6 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
6 3 (6.67%) Project Management
6 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.44%) BPMN
7 2 (4.44%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (4.44%) Contract Management
7 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.44%) IT Audit
7 2 (4.44%) Revenue Management
7 2 (4.44%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (4.44%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) C#
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) VBA
5 1 (2.22%) COBOL
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) JCL
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) ACCA
3 1 (2.22%) CCA
3 1 (2.22%) CIMA
3 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Ansible
1 1 (2.22%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco
4 2 (4.44%) Civica
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
4 2 (4.44%) Verint
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) Google
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) WorldPay