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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Validation
Rank 70 78 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing Validation 25 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.64% 0.23% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 0.32% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £325 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
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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
1145 928 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.28% 72.22% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 497 374
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 38
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 14 (25.93%) Project Management
2 12 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 11 (20.37%) Finance
3 11 (20.37%) Data Validation
3 11 (20.37%) SQL
4 10 (18.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (18.52%) Migration
4 10 (18.52%) Data Analysis
5 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (16.67%) Informatics
5 9 (16.67%) ETL
5 9 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 9 (16.67%) GMP
6 8 (14.81%) GxP
6 8 (14.81%) PMI
6 8 (14.81%) Windows
6 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
6 8 (14.81%) Process Management
6 8 (14.81%) PMI Certification
6 8 (14.81%) Data Integration
6 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
6 8 (14.81%) Data Governance
7 7 (12.96%) Change Management
8 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 6 (11.11%) Citrix
8 6 (11.11%) Data Management
8 6 (11.11%) QA
8 6 (11.11%) Application Packaging
9 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 3 (5.56%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.85%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.85%) QlikView
5 1 (1.85%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.85%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 11 (20.37%) Finance
3 10 (18.52%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.56%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.85%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (51.85%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Architect
3 10 (18.52%) Business Analyst
4 9 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (12.96%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Consultant
6 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Service Transition Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) SQL Data Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Data Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Support Technician
9 1 (1.85%) Support Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Informatics
2 8 (14.81%) PMI
2 8 (14.81%) Data Integration
3 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) FMCG
5 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.70%) Credit Risk
5 2 (3.70%) NHS
6 1 (1.85%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.85%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.85%) Life Science
6 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.85%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Windows
1 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
2 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.85%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Project Management
2 11 (20.37%) Data Validation
3 10 (18.52%) Data Analysis
3 10 (18.52%) Migration
4 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (16.67%) ETL
5 8 (14.81%) Process Management
5 8 (14.81%) Data Governance
6 7 (12.96%) Change Management
7 6 (11.11%) Data Management
8 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
8 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (9.26%) Service Management
8 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (9.26%) Transition Management
9 4 (7.41%) Analytics
9 4 (7.41%) ITIL
9 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) MCP
3 1 (1.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 9 (16.67%) GMP
2 8 (14.81%) GxP
3 6 (11.11%) QA
4 4 (7.41%) FINREP
5 2 (3.70%) WCAG
6 1 (1.85%) COBIT
6 1 (1.85%) SLA
6 1 (1.85%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Citrix
2 4 (7.41%) Talend
3 3 (5.56%) Hyperion
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.70%) SAP
4 2 (3.70%) Teradata
5 1 (1.85%) Acronis
5 1 (1.85%) Lumension
5 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.85%) Business Objects