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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 86 81 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Validation 20 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 0.46% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.61% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate
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£406 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -
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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
1459 989 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.44% 75.55% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 596 457
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 27 46
Average hourly rate £33.64 £14.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.06% -15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.50 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 13 (25.49%) Project Management
2 13 (25.49%) ETL
3 11 (21.57%) SQL
3 11 (21.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 11 (21.57%) Manufacturing
4 10 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (19.61%) Data Validation
5 9 (17.65%) Data Analysis
6 8 (15.69%) SAS
6 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.69%) Informatics
7 7 (13.73%) PMI
7 7 (13.73%) PMI Certification
7 7 (13.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 7 (13.73%) GMP
7 7 (13.73%) GxP
7 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
7 7 (13.73%) Process Management
7 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
8 6 (11.76%) Migration
8 6 (11.76%) Change Management
8 6 (11.76%) TestDirector
8 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (11.76%) System Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Banking
8 6 (11.76%) Retail
8 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (9.80%) Transition Management
9 5 (9.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (15.69%) SAS
2 1 (1.96%) CICS
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
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 5 (9.80%) Base SAS
2 5 (9.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.96%) MS Access
6 1 (1.96%) QlikView
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) TestDirector
2 3 (5.88%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Manufacturing
2 11 (21.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 6 (11.76%) Retail
4 4 (7.84%) Retail Banking
5 3 (5.88%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (15.69%) Architect
4 6 (11.76%) SAS Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Service Transition Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.92%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) SAP Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Validation Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Transition Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Informatics
2 7 (13.73%) PMI
2 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.84%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.92%) SCADA
5 2 (3.92%) NHS
5 2 (3.92%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.96%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
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%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) UNIX
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) ETL
1 13 (25.49%) Project Management
2 10 (19.61%) Data Validation
3 9 (17.65%) Data Analysis
4 7 (13.73%) Process Management
5 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (11.76%) Change Management
5 6 (11.76%) Migration
5 6 (11.76%) System Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.80%) Transition Management
6 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
6 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.80%) Service Management
7 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.84%) ITIL
7 4 (7.84%) Data Migration
7 4 (7.84%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.96%) VBA
3 1 (1.96%) REXX
3 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) PMI Certification
2 4 (7.84%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) GMP
1 7 (13.73%) GxP
1 7 (13.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (9.80%) QA
3 4 (7.84%) FINREP
4 2 (3.92%) GAMP
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Hyperion
2 3 (5.88%) Talend
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) SAP
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
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