The table below looks at the statistics for Validation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Validation over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Validation
Rank 93 73 82
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing Validation 13 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.70% 1.36% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.77% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 1
Median daily rate £438 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +13.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £23.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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
1500 1246 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 80.56% 76.82% 73.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 760 522
Median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Validation
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Validation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 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 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Credit Risk
3 6 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
3 6 (20.00%) Data Management
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (20.00%) SAS
3 6 (20.00%) Data Quality
4 5 (16.67%) Data Governance
4 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (16.67%) Unix
4 5 (16.67%) SAP
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
4 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Quality Management
5 4 (13.33%) Coaching
6 3 (10.00%) Data Structures
6 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
6 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (10.00%) Splunk
6 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (10.00%) Master Data Management
6 3 (10.00%) Metadata Management
6 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (10.00%) Confluence
6 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (10.00%) hybris

Validation
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.00%) SAS
2 3 (10.00%) Confluence
2 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Lorenzo
1 1 (3.33%) Maximo
1 1 (3.33%) SAP BPC
1 1 (3.33%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) FTP
1 2 (6.67%) HTTP
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) MS Access
2 2 (6.67%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.33%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
1 3 (10.00%) JUnit
1 3 (10.00%) Subversion
1 3 (10.00%) Toad
2 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Developer
2 4 (13.33%) Quality Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Compliance Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Data Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Hybris Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Lead Developer
3 3 (10.00%) MI Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Splunk Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Ajax
1 3 (10.00%) CSS
1 3 (10.00%) HTML
1 3 (10.00%) jQuery
1 3 (10.00%) JSP
1 3 (10.00%) Spring
1 3 (10.00%) Spring MVC
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
1 3 (10.00%) XML
1 3 (10.00%) XSD
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Credit Risk
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (10.00%) iPad
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Reference Data
3 3 (10.00%) Taxonomies
4 2 (6.67%) Data Extraction
4 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Unix
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
1 6 (20.00%) Data Management
1 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 5 (16.67%) Data Governance
2 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.33%) Coaching
3 4 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
4 3 (10.00%) Data Validation
4 3 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Kanban
4 3 (10.00%) Master Data Management
4 3 (10.00%) Metadata Management
4 3 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Test Management
4 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.33%) SAS Macro
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) CDISC
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.67%) DameWare
2 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) SAP
2 3 (10.00%) hybris
2 3 (10.00%) Intel Security
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Splunk
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) LexisNexis
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Teradata