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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 83 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Validation 22 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 0.99% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.28% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
Average daily rate £293 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £270 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £630 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+34.92% -13.10%
Validation
North West

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
1490 1098 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.82% 77.43% 75.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 668 468
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 12 (30.77%) Migration
2 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (28.21%) Data Migration
3 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.64%) SQL
3 10 (25.64%) ETL
4 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 9 (23.08%) Oracle
5 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (20.51%) Degree
5 8 (20.51%) Project Management
6 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
6 7 (17.95%) Toad
6 7 (17.95%) QA
6 7 (17.95%) Data Cleansing
6 7 (17.95%) Data Validation
6 7 (17.95%) Retail
7 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Unix
7 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
7 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (12.82%) Subversion
8 5 (12.82%) Banking
8 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.82%) JIRA
9 4 (10.26%) Spring MVC
9 4 (10.26%) Mathematics
9 4 (10.26%) jQuery

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (10.26%) Confluence
1 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) SAS
3 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) HFM
2 1 (2.56%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 4 (10.26%) MySQL
4 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.69%) MS Access
4 3 (7.69%) OLAP
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.13%) Base SAS
5 2 (5.13%) DB2
5 2 (5.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Toad
2 5 (12.82%) JIRA
2 5 (12.82%) Subversion
3 4 (10.26%) JUnit
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.69%) TestDirector
4 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Retail
3 5 (12.82%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 3 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (56.41%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Data Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Data Migration Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Migration Analyst
3 9 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) SQL Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) SQL Data Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Data Migration Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Developer
5 4 (10.26%) ETL Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) ETL Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Hybris Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Lead Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Leader
5 4 (10.26%) Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Ajax
1 4 (10.26%) CSS
1 4 (10.26%) HTML
1 4 (10.26%) jQuery
1 4 (10.26%) JSP
1 4 (10.26%) Spring
1 4 (10.26%) Spring MVC
1 4 (10.26%) Web Services
1 4 (10.26%) XML
1 4 (10.26%) XSD
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) iPad
2 4 (10.26%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
4 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Statistics
5 1 (2.56%) CAN bus
5 1 (2.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Unix
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Migration
2 11 (28.21%) Data Migration
2 11 (28.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (25.64%) ETL
4 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.51%) Project Management
5 7 (17.95%) Data Cleansing
5 7 (17.95%) Data Validation
6 6 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Business Transformation
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
8 4 (10.26%) Kanban
8 4 (10.26%) MVC
8 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 4 (10.26%) SEO
8 4 (10.26%) Test Management
8 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 9 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 4 (10.26%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) VB
4 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) PhD
3 1 (2.56%) ACCA
3 1 (2.56%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) DameWare
1 2 (5.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) hybris
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) LexisNexis
5 1 (2.56%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.56%) SAP
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