Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 117 107
Rank change year-on-year -17 -10 +19
Contract jobs citing Validation 19 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 1.01% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.20% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 31
Manchester median daily rate £406 £590 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.14% +57.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £225
90th Percentile £521 £660 £484
North West median daily rate £413 £488 £400
% change year-on-year -15.38% +21.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate £23.92 - £17.50
10th Percentile £21.64 - £16.25
90th Percentile £25.33 - £18.75
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £34.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year +24.09% +104.48% -60.12%

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 2,477 2,332 2,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.01% 83.70% 86.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,597 1,518 1,713
Manchester median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £262
90th Percentile £575 £585 £550
North West median daily rate £413 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 89 47
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +19.35% -38.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.60 £40.60 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £21.78 £21.52
% change year-on-year +8.59% +1.20% -28.62%

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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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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
Oldham - 4 - -
Validation
North West

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Change Management
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
3 4 (21.05%) Software Deployment
3 4 (21.05%) Line Management
3 4 (21.05%) Software Asset Management
3 4 (21.05%) Software Audit
3 4 (21.05%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Ingres
4 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
4 3 (15.79%) Data Transformation
4 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
4 3 (15.79%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Requirements Management
4 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.79%) NHS
4 3 (15.79%) MySQL
5 2 (10.53%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) OOP

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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:

Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (10.53%) ResourceLink
1 2 (10.53%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.79%) Ingres
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) OLTP
3 1 (5.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JMeter
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Business Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Software Asset Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Software Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Functional Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Business Developer
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) MicroStrategy Developer
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) RESTful
1 2 (10.53%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) NHS
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Change Management
2 4 (21.05%) Asset Management
2 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) Line Management
2 4 (21.05%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Software Asset Management
2 4 (21.05%) Software Audit
2 4 (21.05%) Software Deployment
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Data Transformation
3 3 (15.79%) Patch Management
3 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (15.79%) Requirements Management
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
3 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) MCSE
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) Workday
4 1 (5.26%) MicroStrategy