Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Validation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Validation over the 6 months to 19 August 2018 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.

Validation
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 111 120
Rank change year-on-year -29 +9 -24
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.58% 1.01% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.22% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 22
Manchester median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £285 £205 £206
90th Percentile £667 £488 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £405 £350
% change year-on-year -1.23% +15.71% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £17.50
North West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +80.43%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,743 2,376 3,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.45% 82.39% 83.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,780 1,458 1,895
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £250
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 55
Manchester median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +24.59% -1.61%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £10.70
90th Percentile £41.60 £45.00 £40.90
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -32.43% +29.63% -5.63%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Validation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Validation in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Validation in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Validation in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Validation in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Validation in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Validation within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 4 £540 - 1
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Validation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Validation.

1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) ServiceNow
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (21.05%) Service Management
3 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.79%) Transition Management
4 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Service Design
4 3 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.53%) Decision-Making
5 2 (10.53%) Workflow Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
5 2 (10.53%) SCCM
5 2 (10.53%) Use Case
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Change Control
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Service Manager
4 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Functional Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Asset and Configuration Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Asset Management Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Automation Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) IT Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Public Sector Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Salesforce Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Online Games
3 1 (5.26%) Tandem
3 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
3 1 (5.26%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
2 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (21.05%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps
3 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (15.79%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Service Design
3 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.79%) Transition Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Data Conversion
4 2 (10.53%) Decision-Making
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB
1 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) ServiceNow
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Automation Anywhere
3 1 (5.26%) Blue Prism
3 1 (5.26%) Nortel
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.26%) UiPath