The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Data Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Validation over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Validation
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 - 88
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Data Validation 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.15% - 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% - 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £400 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -9.37% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £43.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -58.13% +152.94%  

Data Validation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1097 1491 1168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.25% 82.70% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 896 690
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 33
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £15.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% +0.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.80 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Data Validation
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Data Validation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Validation in Manchester

Data Validation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Validation in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Validation in Manchester

Data Validation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Validation in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Validation in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data 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 Data Validation.

1 3 (100.00%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Access
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Extraction
2 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Governance
2 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
2 2 (66.67%) Master Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (66.67%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (66.67%) Data Lineage
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL Workbench
3 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning

Data Validation
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MS Access
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL Workbench
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ERwin
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Data Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Data Model Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Report Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Agile Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior SQL Server Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SSIS Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Data Extraction
2 2 (66.67%) Data Governance
2 2 (66.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Lineage
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (66.67%) Master Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow