The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 78 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Validation 21 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.29% 0.40% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.55% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £325 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £55.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% +358.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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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
1217 909 846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.94% 72.55% 75.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 507 453
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.65 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% +12.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.75 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Validation across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation.

1 13 (25.49%) Project Management
1 13 (25.49%) Manufacturing
2 12 (23.53%) Finance
3 10 (19.61%) Data Validation
3 10 (19.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 10 (19.61%) SQL
3 10 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (17.65%) ETL
4 9 (17.65%) Migration
4 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (17.65%) Informatics
5 8 (15.69%) Data Analysis
5 8 (15.69%) Process Management
5 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
5 8 (15.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 8 (15.69%) GMP
5 8 (15.69%) GxP
5 8 (15.69%) PMI
5 8 (15.69%) PMI Certification
6 7 (13.73%) Windows
6 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
7 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (11.76%) Data Governance
7 6 (11.76%) Application Discovery
7 6 (11.76%) Citrix
7 6 (11.76%) Change Management
7 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
7 6 (11.76%) Application Packaging
7 6 (11.76%) Data Integration
8 5 (9.80%) QA

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Validation also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Validation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.84%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) CICS
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.92%) Base SAS
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.96%) QlikView
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (3.92%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (25.49%) Manufacturing
2 12 (23.53%) Finance
3 10 (19.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 3 (5.88%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Business Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Data Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Service Transition Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) SAS Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Information Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Business Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Change Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.96%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Informatics
2 8 (15.69%) PMI
3 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.76%) Data Integration
4 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) FMCG
5 2 (3.92%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
6 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.96%) Life Science
6 1 (1.96%) VSAM
6 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.96%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.96%) SCADA
6 1 (1.96%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
1 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
2 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.92%) UNIX
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Project Management
2 10 (19.61%) Data Validation
3 9 (17.65%) ETL
3 9 (17.65%) Migration
3 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (15.69%) Process Management
4 8 (15.69%) Data Analysis
5 6 (11.76%) Change Management
5 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (11.76%) Data Governance
5 6 (11.76%) Application Discovery
6 5 (9.80%) Transition Management
6 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.80%) Service Management
6 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.84%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.96%) REXX
3 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) GMP
1 8 (15.69%) GxP
1 8 (15.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (9.80%) QA
3 4 (7.84%) FINREP
4 1 (1.96%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Citrix
2 3 (5.88%) Hyperion
2 3 (5.88%) SAP
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Talend
3 2 (3.92%) Teradata
4 1 (1.96%) Acronis
4 1 (1.96%) Lumension
4 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle