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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Validation
Rank 77 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Validation 6 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 0.58% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.80% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £413 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +21.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
973 876 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.32% 72.10% 65.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 467 476
Average daily rate £340 £333 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 44 47
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Validation
North West

Validation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Northgate
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (10.00%) ETL

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Transition Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Data Steward
2 1 (10.00%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Conversion
1 1 (10.00%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Northgate
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (10.00%) SAP