Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

Validation
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 131 108
Rank change year-on-year +16 -23 +9
Contract jobs citing Validation 30 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.02% 0.87% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.04% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 21
Manchester median daily rate £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +19.23%
10th Percentile £205 £222 £225
90th Percentile £660 £489 £538
North West median daily rate £431 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +7.81% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Manchester median hourly rate - £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% +4.17%
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £31.81 £41.00
% change year-on-year +33.60% -22.41% +43.86%

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 2394 2979 3030
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.10% 83.92% 80.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 1894 1794
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £575 £538 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 56 78
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -21.79% +30.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.30 £40.00 £42.15
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
% change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +74.40%

Validation
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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 - 2 £615 -
Bury - 1 - -
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Workflow
2 11 (36.67%) Management Information System
3 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 10 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 10 (33.33%) Migration
3 10 (33.33%) Content Management
3 10 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (30.00%) Content Development
4 9 (30.00%) Taxonomies
5 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 8 (26.67%) Information Architecture
6 7 (23.33%) Use Case
6 7 (23.33%) Data Management
6 7 (23.33%) Analytical Thinking
7 6 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 5 (16.67%) Data Architecture
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.67%) Intranet
8 5 (16.67%) ETL
8 5 (16.67%) CMS
9 4 (13.33%) Finance
9 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
9 4 (13.33%) QA
9 4 (13.33%) Selenium
9 4 (13.33%) Information Management
9 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement

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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 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.67%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (3.33%) Sage 200
2 1 (3.33%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) NUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.33%) ERwin
3 1 (3.33%) gulp
3 1 (3.33%) jspm
3 1 (3.33%) MSTest
3 1 (3.33%) NuGet
3 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Architect
2 10 (33.33%) Information Architect
3 6 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 3 (10.00%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Tester
7 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Data Modeller
7 1 (3.33%) Incident Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Project Officer
7 1 (3.33%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (3.33%) QA Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Accountant
7 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.67%) cXML
2 2 (6.67%) Spring
2 2 (6.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.33%) Aurelia
3 1 (3.33%) Autofac
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) Durandal
3 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.33%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (3.33%) LESS
3 1 (3.33%) LINQ
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Management Information System
2 9 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (30.00%) Taxonomies
3 3 (10.00%) Fintech
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.33%) State Machine
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Workflow
3 10 (33.33%) Content Management
3 10 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 10 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (33.33%) Migration
4 9 (30.00%) Content Development
5 8 (26.67%) Information Architecture
5 8 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 7 (23.33%) Analytical Thinking
6 7 (23.33%) Data Management
6 7 (23.33%) Use Case
7 6 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 5 (16.67%) Data Architecture
8 5 (16.67%) ETL
9 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (13.33%) Information Management
9 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) Data Quality
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Ariba
2 2 (6.67%) OpenText
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Capita
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) Nortel
3 1 (3.33%) Sage